Giblett prevails in the wet

Wet weather last Saturday afternoon made conditions extremely difficult for the 35 hardy players who contested the Alby Hunter and Chris Stewart 18-hole stableford at Collie Golf Club.

Conditions made scoring difficult and resulted in a course rating of 75 which was what the winner and runner-up played to in returning 33 stableford points, with Colin Giblett taking top spot on a countback from Joel Simmonds.

Third place trophy winner was Warren Hann, with 32, while the only player to do better than the course rating was co-sponsor and club champion Chris Stewart who had 76 off-the-stick for 34 points. He was rewarded with a voucher by the match committee.

Others prominent on the day were David Laird and Jim Tyler 31, Graham Williams, Stephen Ireland and Neil Motion 29, Paul Moyses and Clayton Flynn 28

The sponsors provided novelties to enable the committee to have prizes on all 18 holes and these were won by Doug Crowe (No. 1), Warren Hann (2 and 10), Neil Motion (3), Jan Van Volenstee (4), Paul Moyses (5 and 16), Ash Stewart (6 and 12), Joel Simmonds (7), Paul Goodwin (8), David Laird (9 and 13), Ross Davidson (11 and 18), Jim Tyler (14), Jay Robinson (15) and Jim Larsen (17).

THERE were three players on 18 points in last Thursday's nine-hole scroungers event with the resulting spin-of-the-wheel favouring Neil Motion from Ian Shannon and Steven Ireland.

One shot further back, on 17, were Rodney Simmonds and Mick Pokrywka, with George Newlands, on 16, also being rewarded.

Ray McGill was the only novelty winner, with the longest putt on No. 9.

COLIN Naysmith maintained his recent run of good form to win last week's Tuesday leisure day stableford with 36 points, on a countback from another in-form player, David Broadbent.

Roger Hunter, Kevin Ireland and John Soutar-Robertson all had 34 to also rate a mention at presentation time. Alan Kent (No. 4), Eric Annandale (7), Phil Warburton (9), Jim Larsen (14) and Dean Rakich (18) won the novelties.

THIS Saturday's event is the 18-hole stroke Rodney Miller Memorial. Scroungers will be played today (Thursday), with an 18-hole leisure day stableford next Tuesday.