Veterans Golf


We had 40 players for our early morning hit off, with a Shotgun Start, due to the staging of the VW Scramble, so we lost a few members from our field to join the Scramble, which is fair enough. Neville Cross had a great round to win the morning with 24pts and he was awarded a Pro Shop Voucher for his effort. Second place went to Stephen Bright with 23pts and third place was won by Ron Balderston on 21pts. The ball list then went down a further 14 places, with those players scoring 20pts being, Grant Smith, Col McInnes, Warwick Bennet & Lars Unger. Next with 19pts were Allan King, Peter Kay & John Robinson. We then had a few players scoring 18pts, who were Glen Crosby, Bill Hely, Peter Ullman, Tony Gray & Dick Sherwood. The final two balls were won on count backs with 17pts. Having four putts on the 15th hole didn’t help my chances, even though I made it to the count back stage, but was eliminated on the first round. The lucky players were, John Clery & Ian Bath.

Nearest the Pin on the 16th hole was won by Ian Bath (I even got “knocked off” there).

CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON & HAMS DAY:- This special event is to be held on FRIDAY 6th DECEMBER, with a Shotgun Start – commencing at 9.00am. The presentations will then follow, including the winner of the Brock Sampson Trophy. The first four placings for the morning will win HAMS, then an expanded Ball List rounding out the Presentation, before being served a sit down Luncheon.                                                                                                  SPECIAL NOTE – We have to give catering numbers to the Club no later than Wednesday morning (4th Dec). So if your name is down to play golf, it will be assumed you will also be attending the presentations and lunch. If you are playing, but cannot stay for lunch, you will need to inform a member of the committee, so we don’t have to pay for people who won’t be present.

This is a great day, so we are hopeful we will have a big field (as we have had in the past) to not just play golf, but also enjoy the Festive Spirit of the morning. As per usual, I have no doubt that I will need to purchase a Ham for Christmas, as I probably couldn’t win a “kick in a stable” at the moment.

Play of the Day –  Actually it is more of a Play of the Month. Trevor West has joined in the “Movember cause” by growing a Moustache this month to raise funds for research to assist men in overcoming Prostate Cancer. Trevor has been asking for people to sponsor his effort  for this worthy cause. He received sponsorship from some of us on Friday and I have no doubt he will be at it again this coming Friday. Hopefully by the end of the month it will look like a moustache, because at the moment it looks like his top lip has a severe case of the “mange”.

This Friday, we have our normal hit off times of 7.00 – 9.00am from the 1st Tee.

Regards, Peter.                    

Mob 0418 245 058.