Stumpy strikes gold in 18-hole

Popular past president, Steven Ireland won last Saturday’s 18-hole par event, sponsored by the golf club’s life members.

In warm, pleasant conditions for golf, his winning score of plus four was two shots clear of runner-up and playing partner, Ian Annandale who played well, finishing with a plus two score. 

Finishing a further stroke behind was a quartet of players, each returning a plus one score.

These players were John Michalak, Kim Derbyshire, Bill Rybarczyk and Brett Smith. Finishing all square and completing the vouchers were John Wray, Warren Hann, Richard Chadwick, Graham Williams, Dave Blurton and Bruce Jackson. 

In the ladies par event, a similar scenario to the men’s event was evident as Nancy Lynn won the trophy with her winning score of plus four. Michelle Tate, Shelley Barker-May and Rhonda Annandale each received a voucher for their one down score. 

Novelties: NTPs – Fred Bronickis (4), Michelle Tate (4), Warren Hann (7), Vicki Graham (12) and Wayne Waywood (14); Longest first putts – William Hammond (6), Steven Ireland (9) and Jan Van Vollenstee (18); Long drive (15) – Kevin Ireland.

Dave Farr scored 20 stableford points to win last Thursday’s nine-hole scroungers comp. He won by one shot from Eric Annandale and Keith Godfrey, both on 19.

Annandale took out the runner-up position on a spin. A further shot back, each on 18 were Terry Reeves, Tony Barker-May and Ray Cooper. Danny Cheng and Peter Ellery each received a voucher for their return of 17. 

The best visitor score came from Corey Slater with the great result of 23. 

Novelties: Terry Reeves (4), Darren O’Brien (6) and Corey Slater (9); Danny Cheng best gross score with 38 off-the-stick.

Narrogin’s Tom Hardie was the winner of last Tuesday’s leisure day comp.

His winning score of 41 stableford points was three shots clear of his nearest rivals, Kevin Ireland and Graham Williams, each on 38, with Ireland claiming the runner-up position on a countback. 

Brett Smith was in fourth with his score of 36, followed, on 35 by Frank Battista (best vet), Paul Goodwin and Alan Kent. Danny Cheng, with 34 rounded out the vouchers. 

Novelties: Phil Warburton (4), Dean Rakich (7), Gary Old (9), Jim Lee (14) and Danny Cheng (18). 

This Saturday’s event will feature an 18-hole stableford competition, sponsored by the Auswop Group.