SATURDAY, July 29 was the fourth round of the Club Championships and July’s monthly mug sponsored by Avon Valley Nissan. The golfing calendar is heading into the business end of the season with only one remaining round of the Club Championships, the State Sands competition and the Kennedy Cup all in August.
Nineteen members were out in windy conditions hoping to improve on their first three rounds of the championships and perhaps win a monthly mug along the way. Butchers usually don’t make good golfers as they usually slice or shank, however local butcher Andrew Quin could be considered medium rare as he has had a great season this year. Quin played exceptionally well even managing to snag a 20 metre chip into the hole on No. 12. While the rest of the field were “offal”, Quin was prime quality taking out the win with a nett 69. Runner-up with a nett 72 was Brad Parker who also took out the gross with 80. Matt Woods always in the mix with a nett 74 came third. Novelties: No. 5 best third shot Daniel Negus; No. 12 nearest the pin Kevin Smith; No. 7 longest chip or putt Brad Parker.
Club Championships: With the club champion decided from the best three scores from the five events, most players have now completed at last three rounds. Daniel Negus leads the competition with a total of 216, with Matt Woods second on 244, Brad Parker third with 245 and Gary Balt fourth on 253.
Last Saturday was the annual Holden Scramble sponsored by Bryan and Joanne Lee. In near perfect conditions a field of almost 50 players contested this four-person ambrose event. The “scramble” is a novel event where teams of four play the best shot, this ensures each team has the potential for a good score and a close finish. At the end of the day less than two strokes separate the top three teams, with the best score of the day of a nett 58.2 going to Peter Neilsen, Brendan Barratt, Lyndan Bird and Stephen Lord. Runners-up with half a stroke more, 58.7, was Terry Lawler, Peter Oliver, Stan Malinowski and Andrew Quin. Third place going to Jeff Ahn, Daniel Negus, Jason Janssen and Geoff Holtmeulen with 59.5. Novelties: Best third shot No. 3 Daisy Franz; nearest the pin No. 6 Peter Beazley; nearest the pin No. 14 the Hartfield boys; and No. 16 placement drive Terry Lawler.
A golf saying to “keep your eye on the ball” shouldn’t be taken too literally – Matt Wood while watching another player’s shot, drove a golf cart over the top of another player’s new buggy totally destroying it…Matt has had his golf cart licence suspended.
Upcoming events: August 12 stroke NCC trophy; August 19 Open – 4BBB; August 20 Kennedy Cup 27-hole par.