Thursday, 16 November 2017. A stiff breeze from the east nor'east of around 25-30kmh dominated as the trade winds traditionally do this time of year. 138 golfers enjoyed warm temperatures in the low 20s and a course in pretty good nick just days after the Narooma Open. The greens are superb and the course looks a picture.
The winner in A grade was the tall and talented Andrew Thompson with 41 points and he was three ahead of Mark Anderson and Bob Knipler who took out second and third respectively.
David Hayward took out B grade with a fine score of 42 Stableford points and he too was three better than Colin Pratt and Colin O'Sullivan who held on their vouchers on a count back.
James Dickson won C grade, also on a count back, from Wayne Rollings and John Greg, all on 39 points.
The nearest the pins were won by Alan Butterworth, Andrew Thompson, Robert Sayers and Ricky Falconer.
Saturday’s Stableford competition took place after rain on Friday night and early morning and the skies were grey and humidity high by 1108 when my group hit off.
I understand Mystery Bay had had 30mms, Potato Point 12 and Narooma just a couple of mms. It turned out to be a " three seasons in one day" and one of the reasons a few members stayed at home, however, their absence was not apparent as we had many visitors from interstate on the course.
Once again the scores in all grades were very close with count backs required. Ben Sealy won A grade with 39 points just one better than retired dentist Paul Mood and third on a count back was greenkeeper Marty Brooker, edging out Ricky Falconer and James Alexander.
It was even closer in B grade with Nigel Roberts winning with 37 points on a count back from Robert Lloyd and Russ Thompson who were just clear of Neil Thew.
Finally in C grade it was a similar story with Richard Bodell winning on a count back from Henry George with 39 points, two ahead of third placed Ian Harris.
Well played all who scored 33 or more, as you won a golf ball. Eddie Harvey, from Hope Island, picked up two nearest the pins at the third and seventeenth. Brendan Warby was closest at the ninth and Brian Anstey at the fourteenth.
Results for Thursday 16th November:
A field of 55 players hit off in windy conditions for a Stableford event.
The winner of A grade was Mick Carr (11) with 38 points, then followed Willow Lalao (14) and Rex Parkes (15) from Junee GC both on 36 points.
John Stichbury (18) won B grade with 37 points, edging out Bobbie Finch (16) and Geoff Vercoe (17) both on 34 points.
Jochen Adam (25) put in a stellar performance to win C grade with a best score of the day 39.
Randall Forbes (27) continued his good form scoring 36 for 2nd spot edging out another recent improver Max Luland (30) on 35 points.
NTP’s 6th Chris Hearn, 8th Barry Bowling, 11th Lindsay Sharp and 15th Bobbie Finch.
Results for Saturday 18th November. In overcast conditions 44 players hit off in a Stableford competition.
A countback was needed to separate 2 of our top A graders with the plaudits going to Nathan Batten (scratch) shading Wayne Buick (3) both returning 38 points.
A countback again in B grade to award Bobbie Finch (17) the win edging out Paul Revill (16) both on 35 points.
Surprising not only himself but also the runner-up Greg Cummins (23) had a best score of the day 39 shading Harry Cripps (23) on 36 points.
NTP’s 6th Randall Forbes, 8th Jake Needs, 11th Wayne Buick and 15th Nathan Batten.
Next Saturday 25th will be Par and 4th round of Christmas eclectic.
Saturday 2 nd December will be Monthly Medal and Medal of Medals day.
For competition bookings please phone Chris Hearn at our Pro Shop on 6493 4657.
Saturday’s Ladies stableford was won by Elsbeth Cripps 35 pts. Runner up Marion Calder 33 pts. Balls Val Schilling 32 pts, Trady Howarth 31 pts, Lesley Ashton 30 pts and Denise Flavell 29 pts. NTP Fran Vercoe
On Wednesday a lot of our ladies went to the Tura Beach Open but we still had enough for 2 divisions in Bermagui. NTP. 6th Lisa Bracher, 11th Elsbeth Cripps.
Div. 1. Winner Denise Flavell 35 pts. Runner up Vicki Hummel 34 pts. Balls to Val Schilling 34 pts and Jo Mills 31 pts.
Div. 2. Winner Anne Browne 38 pts. Runner up Bev Tyson 37 pts. Balls to Pat Whitty 34 pts and Norma Heddles 34 pts.
We started out on a great day to play our usual 9 hole competition. The winner was Roy Sthruthers with runner up Graeme Gunn from John Mikola. Hacker of the day went to Bernie Geerdink.
Back at the Bermagui Hotel where we had lunch supplied by the publican we held our presentations with the lucky player draw being "Kiwi" Rowe and badge draw went to "Largey" John. NTP winners were Graeme Sthruthers on the 11th. The Meat tray went to Bernie Geerdink and the Veggie Tray winner was "Spud Sthruthers with Roy Sthruthers taking the Pizza Voucher and the bottles of wine were won by Andrew Whittaker and Graeme Gunn.
Next Sunday is our AGM and on the agenda is a discussions on the Bus and changes to the handicap system. 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.
Tuross Head men's golf stableford competition on Saturday resulted in an easy win for Moruya golfer Dylan Staunton who had a dream round of 46 stableford points.
He was followed by Allen Gannon, Tuross men's golf president, whose very creditable 43 points was helped by a hole in one on the 4th green.
Terry Milliken 42 points, Paul Scholze 39 and Graeme Bell 36 filled the remaining podium positions.
Nearest the pins were won by: A grade golfer Al Gannon with his hole in one on the 4th. Ben Hewison was best on the 6th with 2.98m and Adam Husband was closest on the 7th hole with 6.65m.
B grade player Ian Lawson won the 4th with 1.70m. Daryl Kildey the 6th with 0.49m and Ian Lawson the 7th hole with 44.47m.
C grade went to Bruce Brawn with 0.87m on the 4th hole. Graeme Bell won the 6th with 44.24m and Colin Fletcher was closest on the 7th with 8.90m.
Next week’s event is a par round leading up to the Tuross Head Open Championship starting on Saturday December 2.
Thursday's 18 hole medley stableford competition was won by Roger Chappell with 39 points ahead of Ian Kingston on a countback.
David Schmid followed with 37 points and Colin Houghton had 36 points.
Nearest the pins were awarded to Roger Chappell on the 4th with 1.59m, Steve Johnston on the 6th with 2.02m and Colin Houghton was closest on the 7th hole with 6.92m.
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