Cocker back in form ringing in win at Bell

This Saturday will be an 18-hole Club sponsored stableford, with the usual scroungers today and leisure day next Tuesday. Summer Open nomination forms are available for next month’s event.
This Saturday will be an 18-hole Club sponsored stableford, with the usual scroungers today and leisure day next Tuesday. Summer Open nomination forms are available for next month’s event.

Denis Cocker returned to form with a vengeance last Saturday by winning the 18 hole stroke competition, sponsored by Greg and Clayton Bell.

Cocker was in fine form throughout the day, culminating in a superb nett 66 finish, six under his handicap allowance.

In the runner up position was Neil Motion who also played a great game, finishing his 18 holes with a nett 68.

The top two nett winners each claimed a trophy, just edging out the unlucky David Broadbent who finished third with 69 nett.

The day’s sponsor Greg Bell played his usual, consistent game, shooting 78 off the stick for a nett round of 70.

Also on 70 nett was Jay Robinson, followed by the trio of Trevor Lawrence, John Michalak and Ron Annandale who each returned 71 nett.

Rounding out the vouchers, each on 72 nett were Paul Moyses and Peter Coombs.

A trophy was also provided for the day’s best gross score and this went to Stephen Miller for his round of 79.

Vicki Graham was the ladies winner with a nett score of 70, followed by runner up, Debbie Van Vollenstee on 71 nett then Lesley Motion, in third place with 73 nett.

Novelties were won by:

Nearest the pins – Ben Mead (4), Vicki Graham (4), Ron Annandale (7) and Neil Motion (14).

Longest first putts – Jim Moyses (6), Clayton Flynn (9) and Rob Cavanagh (18).

Long drive – Bruce Jackson (15).

A THREE-WAY tie at the top of the leader board in last Thursday’s nine hole scroungers competition resulted in a spin to separate the contenders.

Finishing with 21 points apiece, the spin resulted in Steve Gianola winning the event, followed by Tony Barker-May and Ian Stewart in second and third place respectively.

Neil Motion and Peter Coombs were next, each returning 19 points, then came a host of players, each finishing with a score of 18 points. These players were Kim Metcalfe, Steven Ireland, Colin Naysmith, David Broadbent, Peter Ellery, Phil Eldridge, Alan Kent and Allan Banks.

Novelties went to Mick Finlay (4), Trevor Graham (6) and Colin Naysmith (9) while the day’s best gross score went to Danny Cheng who took 40 shots to complete the nine holes.

LAST Tuesday’s leisure day field of 35 players produced some very good scores, in fact the best scores collectively for many, many weeks.

Tony Barker-May won the day with an impressive 41 points. One shot better than a trio of players on 40 points.

Runner up was Joe Italiano from Ray Cooper (best vet) and Dave Farr.

A further shot back was another trio of players, each scoring 39 points. These players were Steve Gianola, George Newlands and Frank Battista.

Rounding out the vouchers, each with 38 points were Hugh Annandale, Brad Swan, Trevor McCormick and Dean Rakich.

Novelties were won by Dean Rakich (4), Brad Swan (7), Hugh Annandale (9), Trevor McCormick (14) and Steve Gianola (18).

THIS Saturday’s event will be an 18-hole club-sponsored stableford. Summer Open nomination forms are available for next month’s event. Scroungers today (Thursday) with leisure day next Tuesday.