Giblett benefits from sponsor’s largesse

Colin Giblett benefitted from the sponsors’ offering in more ways than one in Saturday’s Trevor Graham and Bruce Miller 18-hole stableford event at Collie Golf Club.

Giblett held off Brett Smith, in a countback, to take top spot after both had finished with 37 points. Their efforts won them trophies, with sponsor Trevor Graham the only player in the field to be ahead of them, on 38.

Graham resisted the temptation to accept his own trophy, paving the way for Giblett and Smith to take the prizes.

On a day when scoring was difficult fourth, fifth and sixth placings were also determined on countbacks, with Ross Davidson, Ron Annandale and Paul Goodwin finishing in that order after scoring 35.

Boyup Brook country member Chris Mead finished on 34, with Jim Moyses, Ian Shannon and Bruce Miller next best on 32.

Club treasurer Michelle Tate was rewarded for a fine afternoon’s golf, which produced 37 points, by winning the ladies’ trophy.

She was well clear of Bev Moyses 34 and Vicky Graham 32. Novelties were won by – Rhonda Annandale (No. 1), Vicki Graham (3), Colin Giblett (4), Jann Mead (4 and 12), John Wray (5 and 9), Ray Cooper (6), Ian Stewart (7), Doug Crowe (10), Nancy Lynn (13), Trevor McCormick (14), Paul Goodwin (15) and Jim Larsen (17).

Scroungers

THE hidden partners nine-hole scroungers event, played last Thursday, was won by Colin Giblett and Neil Motion with 38 points.

Others to be favoured by good golf and the allocation of hidden partners were Jay Robinson and Hugh Annandale 36, Greg White and Terry Massara 34, Danny Cheng and Kim Metcalfe 33 and John Wray and Peter Coombs 32. Rob Roth (No 1), Terry Massara (4), Jay Robinson (6), Dean Rakich (7) and Frank Battista (9) won the novelties.

Leisure Day

Two points separated Bruce Roberts from his nearest rivals in last week’s Tuesday leisure day 18-hole stableford.

Narrogin country member Charlie Buemi was second, on a countback, from Peter Coombs, on 36, with another shot back to Pat Coll and Brett Smith, on 35. The day’s best vet, Ray Cooper, was also on 35.

Low marker Chris Stewart had a fine 34 and also rewarded with a voucher was Trevor Graham on 33.

Chris Stewart won both the longest putt on No. 9 and nearest the pin on No. 14, with other novelties going to Peter Coombs (4) and Paul Goodwin (7).

The club’s major event, the Riverside Open, sponsored by Collie Community Bank and the Coverley family, will be played this weekend. The course is in immaculate condition and all that is missing is some extra players with the field being down somewhat on past years.

Club members are urged to participate. Nominations are still being accepted for the Riverside and for the Henderson Hardware four-ball-best-ball par event on Friday. Other events this week will be today’s scroungers and Tuesday’s stableford.