Veterans Golf





I don’t know why the Weather Bureau tries to ruin our Friday morning by predicting rain. They do it every week. It’s a good thing that we know better, that it “won’t rain on our parade”. Now that I have stated that, it probably will rain on us one Friday morning. But in the meantime we will enjoy the weather and the golf. Once again we had an excellent field size of 63 players, which included one visitor being Brian Thompson from the Longyard, who was made welcome to the morning. Other than the top few, the scoring was pretty ‘ordinary’ again, which is a certain indicator of how difficult the course is at the moment, particularly if you get off the fairway. It didn’t seem to worry our winner though, who was Steven Fletcher with the great score of 23pts.Steven wins a $35.00 Pro Shop Voucher. Second, third and forth places were determined by count backs with a score of 19pts. Second place went to Nick McGhie and third to Jerry Anderson. Ian Bath who also had 19pts missed out on one of the major prizes, however he did win a golf ball. Following with 18pts were Allan King, Bob Cannon & Andrew Frost. Next with 17pts were, Rod Liles, Nev Cross, Wayne Smyth, Peter Kay, Grant Smith & Ben Van Aanholt. We then had a few players scoring 16pts being, Ron Kelly, James Murray, (actually apologies to James as I missed naming him as a ball winner last week in the Newsletter) & John Ramsey. Those members scoring 15pts were John Frame & Andrew Horton. The ball list was finalised all players who scored 14pts and they were, Brian Thompson (visitor), John Lovell, Norm Bonnano, Trevor Leicht, Robert Black, Joe Goldsworthy, Les Rae, Bruce Grogan, Wayne Chillingworth, Gerry Johnston, Tony Gray, Peter Coombes & Lindsay Hobson.  All in all, prizes and ball list went down 31 places, or very close to 50% of the field of 63 players, which I am surre you will agree is pretty good – particularly if you happened to win a ball!!!

Nearest the Pin on the 9th hole, was won by our visitor Brian Thompson with an excellent shot to a few feet from the pin. The hole was playing its full length with the pin “tucked away” in a most difficult spot to get near.

Don’t forget that this Friday Nearest the Pin is on the 16th hole and it’s for the second shot, be it a chip or putt to nearest the pin.

As you will be aware our Competition is on the back nine this week. So we look forward to seeing you on the course and then in the Club for our presentations. It is encouraging to see more members now coming back into the Club, enjoying friendship with fellow Vets, enjoying a drink of your choice and be part of the presentations.

As we are playing the back nine, it just about also brings out a “Play of the Day”, so let’s see what happens.


Regards, Peter.