Narooma Men’s Golf
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19: A good field of 129 players faced at times challenging wind conditions which resulted in a consistent DSR of 72. The leading score in A Grade was that of Graham Kerr with 37 points off a handicap of 11, one better than Geoff Lanham and two better than Laurie Holmes who headed Brett Thompson on countback. In B Grade Bill Baker arrested a long series of moderate scores to register the best score of the day with 43 points off his handicap of 18. Bob Piper took the second position with 40 points on countback from David Hayward. In C Grade Gary Schmidt finished with 41 points off his handicap of 26, followed by Perry Pericleous on 39 points and Lee Gale on 38 points, the latter's first podium finish for some considerable time. The nearest-the-pin winners were Phil Haynes on 3, Brian Mills again on 9, Colin Holmes on 14 and David alexander on 17, while the ball competition went to all on 33 points.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21: 110 players took to the course for the Foursomes Championships where Bill Durnan and Jason Andrew emerged as champions with 83 gross, closely followed by David Hayward and Chris Brown who headed Chris Eardley and Alan Butterworth on countback with 84 gross. In the net competition Frank Caruana and David Alexander finished on top with 69, one ahead of the father-and-son combination of Mark and Ricky Falconer whose round was spoiled on the final hole. The third place was filled by Lyle Healey and Jim Dickson with 71.5 net, a just reward for perseverance and maturity. The ball competition went down to all on 78 net.
Monday, October 16, was a stableford round. The Division 1 winner was Chris Matthews and the Division 2 winner was Ronda Walters on a count back - both with 39 points.
Wednesday, October 18 was a stroke event for the 2017 Gold Medal and the qualifying Round for the Far South Coast & Tablelands Golf Association Medal to be held next year. The Gold Medal winner was Heather McMillan with a net 74. The Division 1 winner was Chris Fader with net 69 and the Division 2 winner for the second consecutive week was Di Williamson with net 70. Madeline Robinson won nearest to pin for Division 2 on the 14th hole.
Bermagui Social Golfers
Many of us were very woolly headed and worse for wear after Micheal Brown's 50th birthday party the night before. The cobwebs were blown away by the best morning’s weather we've had this spring. The winner was Jim Bryan who kept his head down because it was too painful to lift, with runner-up Roy Struthers from Mal LeComte. Hacker of the day went to Graeme Struthers. Back at the Bermagui Hotel where we had lunch supplied by the publican Luke Redmond we held our presentations with the lucky player draw Mal LeComte and badge draw to Charlie Bennett. NTP winner was Carson Bennett on the 11th. The meat tray went to Roy Struthers and the Veggie Tray winner was Graeme Struthers and Graeme Gunn taking the Pizza Voucher with the bottles of wine going to Mal LeComte.
Thanks again to our sponsors the Bermagui Beach Hotel, Bermagui Pizza, Triple 7, and Needs Butchery. Golfers of any standard welcome each Sunday at 9am at the club.