Spadaccini and Gogan win Northam Golf Club's two-person ambrose event

Eye on the ball: Gary Balt playing No. 4 fairway. Photo: supplied.
Eye on the ball: Gary Balt playing No. 4 fairway. Photo: supplied.

There was a good turn out last Saturday despite the inclement weather for the two-person ambrose event sponsored by Quins Gourmet Butchers.

Winners: Brian Gogan, sponsor Andrew Quin and Mike Spadaccini. Photo: supplied.

Winners: Brian Gogan, sponsor Andrew Quin and Mike Spadaccini. Photo: supplied.

Hacking, slicing, hooks, and shanks might be something you see each day in Quins Butchers, but sounds more like a day on the golf course for Andrew Quin. 

The assembled group on Saturday were a mixed bunch of golfers, ranging in abilities from filet mignon to just plain offal. 

Being a two-person ambrose event the selection of partners is imperative for a good score.

Players have to go well together – like steak and kidney or roast lamb and mint sauce.

Unfortunately most turned out to be more tripe and baloney.  

With the wind and rain all day it certainly wasn’t barbecue weather, however two players were sizzling around the course.

Obviously their nicknames should have made them favourites for the day. 

Mike “Spud” Spadaccini was great with chips and Brian “Muddy” Gogan, a great wet weather player, put together a score that was medium rare on the day. 

Spadaccini and Gogan scored a nett 65 to win the day and take home the bacon.

Runners-up, one shot back, was an unlucky Don Bates and Les Lee (Junior) with a 66.

Quins Gourmet Butchers’ novelties 

Best second shot No. 2 L. Lee / D. Bates; 

Nearest the pin No. 6 and No. 14 P. Beazley / R. Podmore; 

Long drive under 18 handicap No. 3 G. Balt; 

Long chip or putt No. 9 R. Podmore / P. Beazley; 

Best third shot No. 15 K. Smith / C. Hunt; 

Longest drive over 18 handicap No. 16 D. Bates; 

Long chip or putt No. 18 C. Hunt / K. Smith.

Next week’s fixtures 

Saturday, July 28:

Four-ball-best-ball (4BBB) event; 

Sunday, July 29:

Kennedy Cup, a par event.