YMCA back nine
THE YMCA back nine social club returned this week sponsored by Harvest Hotel.
Friday’s games were fiercely contested in all grades.
The men’s A grade was taken out by D. Jackman on 18 points, followed by S. Chamberlain (17) and N. Peacock in third (16). B grade honours went to J. McDonald on a count-back from M. Maloney (20) and third place was also won on count-back by T. Stevens (18).
Straightest drives went to J. McDonald (A grade), M. Maloney (B grade) and T. MacKenzie (over 70), with T. MacKenzie also taking out nearest the pin fourth and S. Chamberlain was NTP sixth.
In the women’s H. Taverner scored an impressive 18 to come first in the A grade, followed by L. Alchin (17) and third was G. Barbour (15).
C. Bosse took out C grade on a count-back from R. Bowman (22) while C. MacKenzie came third, also claiming the over 70 straightest drive.
Other straightest drives went to H. Makin (A grade) and C. Bosse (B grade) while NTP went to R. Bowman, fourth, and L. Alchin, sixth.
Rich River men’s
Tuesday, January 31
THREE youngsters combined with Terry Cargill to take out the four man Puttose event on Tuesday.
Tyson McCoomb, Jayden Dixon and Blair Christie were in good form and combined well with Cargill to take out the major prize.
A grade: Blair Christie, Tyson McCoomb, Jayden Dixon and Terry Cargill (48 Nett), 1. Brian O’Neill, Noel Wallace, Paul James and Noel Vagg (49), 2. Peter Boek, Roman Lewandoski, John Bedford and Paul Boek (50), 3. NTP’s: third, Ian Bayliss, John Meinke and Ted Brown. Eighth, Adam Neumann, Keith Jones and Paul James. 13th, Bill Bayles, Tim Connick and Terry Cargill.
Thursday, February 2
Countbacks were required in all grades to determine the winners with Steve Edwards, Noel Dixon and Gavon Armstrong coming out on top.
There were 175 on the West course and plus one won a voucher.
A grade: Steve Edwards (Plus 4), 1 Peter Whitbourn (+4), 2 Brian O’Neill (+3), 3. B grade: Noel Dixon (Plus 6), 1 Keith Jones (+6), 2 Baden Thorsen (+5), 3. C grade: Gavon Armstrong (Plus 4), 1 Bob Peters (+4), 2 Jim Thomas (+4), 3. NTP’s: fourth, David Pearson, Ken Ashworth and Alan Hausler. Eighth, David Pearson, Gary Edwards and Travis Hocking. 13th, Ross North, Eric Qualmann and Brian Malone.
Saturday, February 4
There was a field of 174 on the East course with the monthly medal up for grabs.
One of our senior citizens, Ken Walter, had a great round to take the honours. Peter Quanchi had the best scratch score of the day with 72 off the stick.
A grade: Kim Richardson (69), Peter Quanchi (70) and David Pearson (scratch 76). B grade: Kaine Anderson (72), AP Kuiper (72) and David Whycross (scratch 87). C grade: Ken Walter (68), Murray Matthews (69) and Geoff Crossman (scratch 93). NTP’s: third, Peter Whitbourn and John Taylor. Eighth, Jarrod Smith, Joe Shiels and Alan Guy. 13th, Stephen Presser, Hayden Favaloro and Kevin Clarke. 16th, Marty Baldwin, Ron Meikle and Neil Orchard. The super pin of $162 went to Marty Baldwin. Adam Nolan eagled the 11th.
Rich River women’s
ON Saturday a stroke round was played on the East course.
Though the temperature soared, Barb Sands played well to win with 72 net. Second and third places were closely contested by Karen Mahady and Lyn James, both 75.
Nearest the pins were won on the 16th hole by Fran Galvin and Joy Adams.
Karen Fitzgerald drove expertly yet again to take the super pin on the eighth.
On Monday a small group of seven ladies played a nine hole stableford round in cool and showery conditions.
Sue Mulcahy was the winner (17 points) on a countback from Susan Hull (17) who is proving to be a regular placegetter in Monday’s competition.
On Wednesday, Stableford was played on the West course.
In division one, Elizabeth Pollock (37) was the winner on a countback from Cheryl Ashworth.
Glenda Phillips was third (36).
Elaine Roberts (40) had a great round to win division two. She was closely followed by Roseanne Sharp (39) on a countback from Doss Dinsdale. NTPs: Leila Ritchie (A grade) and Shirley Berry (B grade) won on the fourth West.
Christine Ross won the second shot on the eighth hole.
The Super pin on the 13th was won by Nola Bennett.
There were several good scores on the day with ball rundown going to 33.
It appears the prospect of a 37 degree day swelled the nine hole ranks on Wednesday with 18 ladies playing a stableford round.
Carolyn Smith was the winner (20) followed by Joy Kelly (19) and Jennifer Halloran (18).