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Another difficult week thanks to the meteorology. Strong winds and showers. Nothing new from a golfing perspective. Bernie Waixel and Adrian Jones were the only golfers to play to their handicaps on Saturday with both of them scoring 37 points and Bernie taking the B grade honours on a count back. In A grade Shane Gurnett won with 35 points off of a two handicap which is a gross 75 strokes and an excellent round given the weather.
Conditions were a little better on Wednesday and John Rahilly shot and excellent 40 point round to win on count back from Glen Wilkinson also on 40 points.
Jane Thompson and Lena Hammond were the winners on Thursday in the Women’s nine hole Par event. Both players scored minus 1 to win A and B grade respectively on count back from Helen Wake and Jill Carter.
On Monday Evan McLaren won A grade in the Veteran’s event and Bob Dwyer was the best of the B grade players.
Entry forms are now available for the Shipwreck Coast Classic that will be held on the 10th and 11th of November at Port Fairy and Warrnambool Golf Clubsor or you can download your Shipwreck Coast Classic Entry Form here. Book early to ensure your spot in the field.
The Alec Calvert Junior Open Championship entry forms have also been issued. This event will take place on Sunday 30 September. Events are open to all players from 8 to 18 years of age on the day.
Members will be pleased to see that work has commenced on construction of the new cart storage shed.
Green fee players are advised that the Club is currently offering a two for one green fee deal until the end of September. That is two rounds for the price of one. Don’t miss out!!
Very ordinary weather continued for another week again making good scoring difficult. Paul McNamara was the best of the 65 players who took up the challenge on Saturday. He recorded a fine 40 point round to win B grade whilst in A grade Warwick Fraser posted a solid 39 points to win on count back from Michael Hunt.
Phil du Gueslin won the Pro Comp on Wednesday scoring 38 points to narrowly beat the 37 point score of John Boromeo.
The women played a Secret 9 stroke event on Thursday. Jill Rasmussen and Beryl Duncan shot fine rounds of 38 in A grade with Jill winning out on a count back. J. Clarke in B grade also posted a score of 38 to win by two shots from Barbara Mahony.
Entry forms are now available for the Shipwreck Coast Classic that will be held on the 10th and 11th of November at Port Fairy and Warrnambool Golf Clubs or you can download your Shipwreck Coast Classic Entry Form here. Book early to ensure your spot in the field.
The course has firmed up quite a bit over the past week and the greens are magnificent however on Saturday the wind was strong and gusty making scoring difficult. The game was Par and there were plenty of scores of minus six or worse. Best round of the day was a plus two by Rod Dunstone in C grade while plus one by Artie Haupaki and David McCosh brought home the bacon in A and B grades.
John Nottage produced an excellent round of 39 Stableford points in very harsh conditions on Wednesday to win the competition in a field on only 69 players. This was just enough to relegate Rod Maher’s 38 points to second place.
The women played in atrocious weather on Thursday and consequently only 15 players were brave enough to spend four hours on the course. Helen Dwyer won the day with a commendable 29 points.
The evergreen Wally Robertson excelled in the chicken runs last week and won them both.
The fairways are still pretty soft and there isn’t much run but obviously if you can hit the ball straight and you can putt you can score well as demonstrated by David McCosh who scored a superb Nett 62 from a 16 handicap to take out the monthly medal on Saturday. Perhaps it is just a mental thing that sends most of our handicaps in the wrong direction during the winter. Luke Dwyer produced an excellent 74 off the stick to win A grade and a solid nett 69 from Tony Hoy won in C grade.
The standard for the week was set on Wednesday when Leigh Priest scored 44 stableford points which is eight shots better than his handicap and topped a fine 42 point round by Bernie King.
The women competed in their annual Anti-Cancer Day on Thursday and raised over $700 for Peter’s Project. Tania Dalton, Helen Rix and Chris Hayes all performed well to register 86 points in the Irish Stableford event.
Please extend a welcome to new manager Mary Bouwman who commenced work at the Club on Monday.
Showers, showers and more showers. The course keeps getting wetter and more difficult to play, however we are better off than a lot of other courses where heavier soil has made them impossible to play. During the summer a score in the order of plus ten will usually win a 4 Ball Aggregate Par but on Saturday Kerry Hutchins and Glenn Smith slogged their way to a minus one and that was good enough to win the day. A fair reflection of the difficulty of the conditions.
Last Wednesday fine weather prevailed and Adrian Crosier took full advantage with an outstanding 44 points to win the Pro Comp from Michael Hunt who recorded a fine 42 points. Two suburb scores given the sogginess of the course.
On Thursday only 24 women braved the conditions and Beryl Duncan was the star with a best gross of 93 that was achieved via a red hot putter that she only had to use 27 times. Best nett score went to V. Johnstone with a fine 70.
Manager Kerry Bond completes her time at the Club on Friday and there will be drinks and nibbles in the clubhouse from 4pm to thank her for her excellent contribution to the Club over the last seven months. All members are welcome to attend. New manager Mary Bouwman will start work on Monday, 6 August.
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