Wingham Golf Club report

Despite the course being in excellent condition, we needsome rain. With the farmers also praying for some decent rain, maybe the weather gods can work some magic.
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Single Stableford “Lefties versus Righties”Last Saturday the Lefties played the Righties in a single Stableford for the Hynes trophy.Unfortunately the threat of rain scared a few players away and only 45 turned up. Despite the small field youneeded at least 40 points to stand on the winner’s dias.

Adam Beattie was the star performer, returning 42points, the best on the day. Due to the small field, only two grades operated and A grade winner was Reid Brown with a sub par round for 40 points on a countback from runner-up Steve Abbott. In B grade John Turner’s41 points beat John Aldous on a countback.

Nearest to the pins were not up to normal standards but shot of the daywas a good one with John Turnercapping off a good day with a win on the 7th/16th Bayview Seafoods hole. Other winners were Adam Beattie onthe 3rd /12th Caddies hole, Cam Darby the All About Conveyancing 4th /13th and Damien Moore had a double afterhis approach shots to the Wingham Plaza Butchers 1st /10th and the Bent on Food 9th/18th holes.

Wednesday VeteransA great field of sixty players played a single stableford last week with Steve Wheatley the winner with amammoth 44 points. For the second week in a row, Graham troth was runner-up, this week with 41 points.Hang in there “Trothy”. Sandy Dunn (well) was third with 39 points on a countback.

In the nearest to the pinscompetition, “Trothy” also had a win, this time on the tricky 3rd /12th hole. The other winner was Paul Ryan afterhis great approach to the 7th /16th par three.

Wednesday AmbroseWith the days getting longer the ambrose fields are starting to increase with 55 players this week. Of the15 groups to hit off ninewere under par, three at six under par.

Winners after handicap were members of the“Operators” team with Tim Smith as captain. They won by a full shot from runners-up “Cutters” (Andrew Stone),also at sixunder par.

Third spot went to “Brock’s Best” (Ben McLeod), just one twelfth of a shot in front of“Browns plus one” (Reid Brown). Tim Smith completed a great day, also winning the NTP on the 3rd hole. Peter

Strahan did win many friends after winning the port in the lucky draw in his first game back for a long time.

Thursday LJ Hooker Chook RunWith the weather improving on Thursday 33 players turned up Thursday for the Chook Run. Scoring washigh and very close.

Best on the day was Syd Gilfillan with 23 points on a countback from the masseuseCraigHarrison. One shot back in third was Rod Walch, in good form lately. Katrina Greenaway is also playing well offher low handicap (now five), claiming fourth with a well compiled 21 points. Then came a multitude of players on20 points with Pat Whiteley the only one to get some money. Unfortunately Tom Hadwell and John Thorburnmissed out on a countback.

NTP winners were Jim Bradshaw on the short 3rd hole and Craig Harrison must have got a lucky bounce on the 7thto win that NTP.

Friday Ladies nineholesMarcia Fowler showed glimpses of good form last week and continued with that this week with 26 huge pointsfor the nineholes. Marcia won by sixshots (unheard of, Marcia) from runner-up the consistent Debbie Stewart.

RuthWoodward and Jan Baker also played well, each winning a ball with 18 points. Elaine Findler won the NTP with agood shot.

Coming eventsThis Saturday is a four ball best ball in with a single stableford in conjunction for the Schweppes trophy. See youthere.

Good luck and good golfing.

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