Great action at final monthly medal
GOLFER Mark Nicol continued his great form to double up his medal wins with another great score of 63 nett to take out the November medal this weekend.
Despite losing two strokes off his handicap after his monster win in the October monthly medal, the 34-handicapper played outstanding golf to take out the final one for the year.
In a very good field of 62 players, which included six ladies, C graders topped the field with perennial grey nomad Ian Powell also continuing his good form to come first in C grade and overall runner-up with a fine 65.
A grade was taken out by club stalwart Larry Muller with a 71, with Gary Scotford taking out the runner-up prize with 74 nett.
The B grade title went to Peter Smith with a 65, with Stuart Win coming second with a 69.
Winner of the ladies section was Mandy Patterson with 79, followed by Tina Badenhorst with 81 nett.
In the rundown were Jon Kent with 68, Peter Fox and Mick Caton on 69, Neil Cawthorne on 70, with Trevor Paroz, Peter Lewis and Dean Kercher all coming in with 71.
Nearest-the-pins went to Neil Cawthorne on hole 2, Barry Mortimer on 9, Trevor Paroz on 13, and Larry Muller on 16.
Jake Nurse scooped the two shot club with the only birdie among all the participants which he holed on hole 16.
Taking out the Thursday 18-hole comp was club favourite Ron Jamieson who carded an excellent nett 61 in the stroke event, six strokes ahead of runner-up Greg Walker on 67.
With a good field of 57 players taking to the course in excellent conditions, Chris Doblo narrowly missed out on count back for the runner-up prize, losing to Walker.
The rest of the rundown comprised Gary Kaden and John Grosskreutz on 68, Pascal Neunreuther on 69, with Peter Fox and Peter Scrivens bringing up the tail with 70 each.
Pascal Neunreuther had a good day, taking out the 9-hole section of the comp with a nett 27, two ahead of runner-up Wayne Temby whose golf has been improving markedly since his recent hip replacement.
The rundown comprised Gary Kaden and Peter Fox, also with 29s, Chris Doblo and Peter Lewis on 30, with Shane Cooke and Geoff Rees winning on count back from three others with 31 nett.
Nearest-the-pins went to John Roser on hole 2, Kevin Duffy on 9, Dave Rumble on 13, and Steve New on 16.
This Saturday will see the playing of a four ball best ball stableford competition.
Players are encouraged to get their teams together and register. Thursday players will compete over 9 and 18-holes in a stableford comp, again with tee times to suit.
The following week will see a real challenge for players with a two clubs and putter event, which will really test everyone with only these three clubs being allowed in their bag.
The club is offering a great incentive to all social golfers with a free $50 food and beverage voucher for groups of four playing 18-holes, or a free $20 food and beverage voucher for groups of four playing 9-holes available all day on Sundays and Mondays.
Last Wednesday, another great roll up of 24 ladies competed in a single stableford event.
Coming in with 43 points to take out first prize was Jacqui Wall.
Next closest were Tessa Aitken, Marlene Gray and Jan Shuwalow on 35, with Aitken winning on a count back.
Nearest-the-pin winners were Mandy Patterson on hole 3, Kath Borer on 7 and 11 and Sue Smith on 13.
Wednesday will be a versus par competition and the AGM for the ladies will be held on Wednesday, November at 9am followed by a stableford competition.
A stroke event is currently pencilled in for the final ladies event for the year on November 27.
On Sunday the dawnies played the front 9 for their monthly mug and the winner was the returning Jack Pirlo, on 59/45.
The runner-up was Frank Keenan on 50/46 and third place went to Larry Muller with 40/48.
Nearest-the-pins were Bruce Upchurch on and Tony Sellwood on 9.
The snake putter was Jim Evans, the least number of putts came from Maurie Moody and the Bradman's award went to Don Schrung with 55/64. Next week the dawnies will be on the back 9.