Sunday December 17th:

Men’s Stableford shootout 22 holes. The A grade winner was Don O’Meara with 38 points and also with 38 points T. Bedford was runner-up. In B grade, Lance Thomas won with 45 points and Ray Matthews with 41 points was runner-up. Nearest the pin on 1st/10th in A grade was Don Wagstaff and in B Grade Rod Beecroft was closest. On 9th/18th Crag McKenzie in A grade was the only contender. The shoot-out winner was David Hand with Rod Beecroft the runner-up.

Thursday December 14th:

The women golfers held their Christmas dinner at the clubhouse where major trophies for the year were presented after a lovely meal and some light entertainment. Summer Cup A grade: Adele Rowarth 203 nett, runner-up: Norma Begely 210 nett. B Grade Summer Cup: Mariette Deppeler 209 nett and runner-up with 210 was Faith Morrissy. The Medal of Medalist was won by Vicki Hannah with 68 nett. The silver spoon winner was Stacey Thomas. The Mona McLeod Brooch was won in bronze division by Sandra Toone with +5. Our Club Champion was Vicki Hannah with 274 and runner-up club champion Sandra Kent had 282. The 54 nett winner with 227 was Sandra Toone and Kerryn Wagstaff with 238 was the runner-up. The putting over all in the championship was Sandra Kent with 93 putts. The Stableford Championship winner was Jean Hansen 87 points and on 86 points Sandra Toone was the runner-up. The SWDGA Rene Austin was won by Stacey Thomas with nett 74. The Thursday eclectic trophy in A grade was won by Vicki Hannah with 60/53 nett and in B grade this was won by Cheryle Polgeest with 76/62 nett on a count-back from Adele Rowarth. In the Monday eclectic competition, Sandra Toone won with 27 ¼, and in B grade Faith Morrissy won with 26 ¼ . Putting for the year was won by Marg Smith with 89 putts for Thursday and with 41 putts for the Monday rounds. The most birdies for the year achieved by Vicki Hannah, was 11. Vicki also netted the most gobblers with 11 of those too. Faith Morrissy in B grade had 15 pars for the year- the most in her grade. A special award for the night “The cheeky award” was presented to Caroline Wren – who ably emceed the proceedings, and for reasons not given here, thoroughly deserved the award! Thanks were given to all the office bearers and committee members for doing a great job running the women’s side of golfing.

Wednesday December 13th:

Men’s Ambrose Classic teams of four, was won by Ian Richardson, Rick Johnston, David Hand and Willie Kifoto with 51 7/8 nett. Runners-up with 55 5/8 nett were Alan Russ, Don O’Meara, Ray Matthews and Ian Robinson. Nearest the pin on 1st/10th in A grade was David Hand and in B grade- Peter Forbes. On the 9th/18th hole Willie Kifoto nailed it.

Sunday December 10th:

Men’s 3 man stableford Classic produced the following results: Winners, with 91 points were the team of Lance Thomas, Ray Matthews and Dick McGrath. Runners-up with 88 points were Geoff Vesey, Alan Rowarth and Peter Forbes. Nearest the piins on 1st/10th in A Grade was Don O’Meara and in B Grade Lance Thomas. Rocky Dimieri took the honour for A Grade on the 9th/18th hole.

Thursday December 7th:

This was closing day for the women’s competitions where players donned national costumes from around the world to play 9 holes Ambrose with special rules, followed by lunch and Christmas gifts. The winning team comprised of Vicki Hannah, Mariette Deppeler and Joycie Henderson had nett 34.7. Runners-up were Sandra Toone, Sue McKenzie and Caroline Wren with 36.5 nett. This team also had only 11 putts, but as only one trophy is awarded to a team for the event the putting trophy went to Dawn Thomas, Shirley Amery and Jan Shaw with 12 putts. Jean Hansen, Jeanette Dodds and Janice McKenzie were out of luck with 14 putts, but were awarded a prize for this.

Wednesday December 6th:

Men’s Par event: 20 players competed with ten in each grade. The winner in A grade with +6 was Colin Coleman and Don Wagstaff with +1 was runner-up. The B grade winner with +5 was Ray Matthews and runner-up on a count-back from Peter Forbes, was Bruce Thomas with +4. In A grade Peter Collard was nearest the pin on 1st/10th and on 9th/18th- Doug Honey. The B grade accurate drivers were Ray Matthews on 1st/10th and Bruce Thomas on 9th/18th.

Monday December 4th:

Women’s 9 holes Stableford. In pleasant weather, Dawn Thomas won in A Grade on a count-back from Janice McKenzie with 16 points, who was runner-up. B Grade winner with 18 points, was Sally Stone. Runner-up to Sally was Jean Hansen with 14 points.

Sunday December 3rd:

Men’s stroke 18 holes and monthly medal. The winner of this with 65 nett was Ray Matthews and with 69 nett, runner-up was Colin Coleman. Nearest the pin on 1st/10th A grade was Donnyo and in B grade Lance Thomas took the honour.

Saturday December 2nd: Mixed closing day of Gentsomes followed by a roast dinner the golf was cancelled because of the rain, but the dinner was enjoyed by about 30 people after games including Pool, Bowls and Cards.

Thursday November 30th:

The women held a match play teams competition with the Captain’s team the victors. The extremely muggy weather and threat of torrential rain discouraged many players, which was disappointing. The women’s AGM was held following the event with the committee being elected for the 2018 season. The executive positions of President, Captain, Treasurer and Secretary remain the same as 2017 season. We welcome new committee member Faith Morrissy, who has joined the previous committee members.

Amendment: Women’s President will be Martha MacIntyre and Stacey Thomas will be Vice Captain