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Sport & Racing

3 March, 2021

Dreary drizzle no problem for local golfers

Grey skies were no deterrent for local golfers.


Winners from L to R were Pete Bailey, Ben Nielsen, Andrew Schwarz, sponsor Gary Deadon, Doug Gray, Keith McDonell and Tim Lesnick. PHOTO: Supplied.

LAST month 18 players teed off under overcast skies in the Wednesday sporters club.  

While we got several drops of rain it did not stop play.  

The worthy winner was great supporter and local builder Gary Deacon on 23 stableford points.  

Runner up was Mick Stanton on 22 stableford points.  

The pin shot on 10 was won by Gary Deacon, 12 and 15 by Mick Stanton.  

Noone hit the green on 17 with their tee shot.  

Special mention of Tony Ronnfeldt who had an eagle 3 on hole 16.  

Last Saturday was the first round of the Farm and Construction Projects Saturday series proudly sponsored by Jason and Jenna Mihill. 

Thirty-two players teed off, and the Division One winner was Clayton Parter on plus two with Peter Gibbs runner up on plus one.  

The winner of Division Two was Mark Oliver on plus five and runner up was Ryley Parter on plus three.  

Mark Russell won the pro pin on hole 15 and new member Steve Woodall won the club pin on hole 17.  

Last Sunday 51 members teed off in the February monthly medal proudly sponsored by champion club supporter Gary Deacon. 

Gary Deacon hands Larry over to a happy Doug Gray. PHOTO: Supplied

All but the last group of players managed to finish before the short but heavy rain.  

The worthy men’s winner was our new Match Director Tim Lesnick with 66 nett.  

The ladies’ winner was Pat Ritchie with 81 nett.  

Pat also won a pin shot on hole 12 and least putts for ladies.  

It was great to see new members including Greg Twist, Dean Smith and Robert Coleman winning prizes.  

Special mention goes to Dave Tyler who hit a brilliant 7 iron to two metres from the hole to win the club pin on 17.  

The doll known as Larry the Loser is presented to the person who has the highest score on the day and is game to remain in the clubhouse after play.  

Pete Bailey congratulates Gary Deacon on winning the Wednesday club trophy on February 10. PHOTO: Supplied

The ‘winner’ Doug Gray got a half hour lesson with the golf professional. 

Junior coaching began Saturday, February 20 at 8:15am.  

It was also round two of the Farm and Construction Projects series.  

It was a three to four person Ambrose.  

Sunday, February 21 was a single stableford.  

 A fantastic sponsorship for the annual Easter Classic has been secured from Stuart Curtis, Managing Director of Activ Civil, a highly respected Emerald company.  

It will be called the 2021 Activ Civil Easter Classic to be played on the April 3 and 4.  

Over $6000 in trophies is up for grabs thanks to the generosity of Stuart.  

There will be an 18-hole gross and nett competition each day with a 36-hole gross and nett for overall winners.  

Anyone with a golf Australia handicap can nominate through the pro shop or one golf.  

On behalf of all members of our club thank you Stuart and your company.  


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