The winners across all three grades returned excellent scores in the weekly event played on Thursday, May 10.
9 Hole Individual Stableford played on the Blue Course
Winners A Grade
1st Peter Edwards (handicap 18) 20 Stableford points (ocb)
2nd Steven Keon (19) 20 points (ocb)
3rd Robert Sinclair (14) 20 points
Winners B Grade
1st Allan Dean (handicap 21) 22 Stableford points
2nd Edward Dodd (20) 21 points (ocb)
3rd Karl Miniotas (23) 21 points
Winners C Grade
1st Trevor Sutherland (handicap 27) 25 Stableford points
2nd Alan Loudon (30) 21 points (ocb)
3rd Jim Lorimer (31) 21 points
The distribution of balls went to 16 points. Nearest the East Coast Carts pin on the 25th was Ray Hartley (A Grade) and Russ Gercken (B Grade)
The overall winner, that is all grades, was Trevor Sutherland (he also won last Thursday) and as a result he picks up the Jim Palmer Trophy.
On Monday, May 7 Catalina sent 16 veterans to Shoalhaven Heads where they continued their participation in the Albatross Trophy under the auspices of the Mid-South Coast Veterans Golf Association.
Catalina currently sits in third position with a points total of 59.57, just a smidge behind the leader, Sussex Inlet, which has 60.62 points. There is still a long way to go.
Tuross Head Men
The Tuross Head Country club men’s golf championships due to commence last Saturday had to be postponed due to consistent rain during the day.
The competition will commence on the coming Saturday, May 19. However, the Thursday medley stableford competition was played with Ian Miller emerging as the winner with 40 stableford points.
He was followed by Ian McManus with 38 points with Ian edging out Allen Gannon on a countback.
Tony Russell filled the remaining voucher winning spot. Nearest the pins were won by:
Tony Russell on the 4th hole with 1.6m.
Ray Bollard on the 6th with 0.90m and David Schmid on the 7th with 5.2m.
Tuross Head Ladies
The sun was shining brightly in time for the 15 ladies to play in their medal round and the ''Mabel Mackenzie Brooch''.
The winner of the medal was Annette Manton with a 77 net. Division one winner was Leonie Snodgrass with a 77 net, followed by Marie Muriwai with a 80 net.
Division two runner up was Chris Wratten with a 79 net. In division three it was Ann Challender with an 81 net followed by Elsa Shearer also with an 81 net.
Leonie Snodgrass had the best off the stick score with a 92 gross. The golden hole in division one was won by Leonie Snodgrass in division two it was Elsa Shearer.
Nearest the pin on the 6th was won by Ann Challender. The putting competition was won by Jeanette Miller with 27 putts. Balls went to Teri Swanbury and Jeanette Miller.
Catalina Country Club
Sunday, May 13
Overall Winners: 1st Sean Griffin (36) 36 pts, 2nd Dustin Moran (19) 36 pts, 3rd Pat Griffin (20) 36 pts
Ladies Winner: Jenny Scullin (18) 38 pts
Ball Prize to 31 pts.
Tuesday, May 15
Mens Mid-Week, Par Event
A Grade: 1st Pat Hammond (8) +3, 2nd Leonardo Garcia (4) +3, 3rd Bruce Dickinson (6) +1, 4th Thomas
Purcell (10) +1, 5th Rick Collins (9) 0
B Grade: 1st Michael Tooth (16) +5, 2nd Peter Criss (15) +3, 3rd Phil Hardy (14) +3, 4th Mark Scullin (13)
+2, 5th Joseph Hammond (15) 0
C Grade: 1st Chris Barnett (20) +1, 2nd Peter O'Dwyer (20) +1, 3rd Ivan Ryrie (21) +1, 4th Tim Williams
(21) 0, 5th Martin Nesci (20) 0
D Grade: 1st Martin Mackay (29) +1, 2nd Stephen Bulger (30) 0, 3rd Stephen Calford (35) -2, 4th Colin McDonald (27) -2, 5th Darry Powell (30) -2. Ball Prize to -2.
Tuross Head Veterans
Wednesday’s game saw 58 starters set out to play in a stroke and putt event.
The winner was Ian Wratten with a 26 net, followed by Errol Soden with a 29 net. In third place it was Rick Brake with a 32 net, after a countback from Greg Thornton, who also had a 32 net.
The Bradmans was awarded to Mike Birks and the Accuracy drive went to Leonie Snodgrass.
Nearest the pins – 4th – Leonie Snodgrass, 6th – Frank Pomfret, 7th - Teri Swanbury and Ken Brown.
Ball or chocolate went to Kevin Dukes, Tim Starr – 33 net. Sandra Hanlon, Steve Swanbury, Steve Johnston, Neil Watson – 34 net. Barry Hoban, Derek Hoare, Leonie Snodgrass – 35 net. Ray Downey, John Cox, Des Jackson, Ian Miller – 36 net.
The Putting Competition was won by Steve Johnston with 12 putts. Next week will be a two-person Irish team stableford.
After commencing the 2nd Round of the Singles Championships with plenty of warm clothes to keep out the early cold, Moruya Ladies quickly shed these with very pleasant conditions opening up for the rest of the day.
Sharon Knight starred for the Div. 1 ladies with 84 Gross, 76 Nett. Christine Edwards is showing consistent good form to be runner-up with 96 Gross, 77 Nett.
In Div. 2 Viv Thornett was fortunate enough to win by a minuscule amount to beat Noelene Cowdroy on a count-back, with 103 Gross, 76 Nett.
In Div. 3 Judi Hebbard kept up her run of good golf to win with 112 Gross, 79 Nett. Joan Hosking was a close runner-up with 113 Gross, 80 Nett.
Nearest the Pin winners were Jan Lumsden (Div.1), Val Moore (Div. 2) and Estelle Simmons (Div. 3).
It was Div. 1’s turn for Longest Drive prize where Sharon Knight outdrove the long hitters for the day.
Narooma Golf Club
Thursday, May 10
A good field of 137 players enjoyed fine conditions which changed rapidly later in the day and the DSR emerged as a consistent 72.
In A Grade Matt Mahoney from Wolloooware came out on top with 40 points off his handicap of 9, one better than Justin Bennett and two better than Rick Porter.
B Grade saw the best score of the day when the redoubtable Anton Galloway, generously assisted by the good fortune fairy, scored 43 points off his handicap of 18 to win by one point from Wayne Rollings and two from Hal Fraser.
In C Grade another visitor finished on top when Kevin Evans from Ryde-Parramatta scored 41 points off his handicap of 28 to win by one point from Norm Watson, while Garry Bennett filled third position with 38 points on countback from Greg Ryan and Gil Mott.
The nearest-the-pin winners were Ron Manly on 3, Mitchell Rugless from Woolooware on 9, Ray Gale on 14 and Greg Riley on 17, while the ball competition went down to all on 33 points.
Saturday, May 12
Only 34 doughty players teed off for the second round of the Club Championships in wet and extremely windy conditions with a resultant DSR of 75/74.
The small field meant only one grade where Matthew Corbett finished on top with net 79 off his handicap of 6 on countback from Richard Bodell. Neil Towers took third place with net 81.
The nearest-the-pin winners were Matthew Corbett on 3 and 14, Richard Bodell on 17 and no one hit the green on 9. The ball competition went down to an unprecedented 84 net.
And so to the results of the Championships.
A Grade gross was won by Matthew Corbett with a total of 167, followed by Brett Thompson on 175.
A Grade net was taken out by Neil Towers with 157 ahead of Terry O'Callaghan on 162.
Ken Brown won B Grade gross with 192 ahead of Les Campbell on 197 with Gary Ebbeling missing out on countback.
Mark Falconer won the net with 154, followed by Ron Manly on 165 ahead of the again luckless Gary Ebbeling.
Richard Bodell won C Grade gross with 206 ahead of Jason Davis on 221, while Alan Chisholm won the net with 160 ahead of Lindsay Madsen on 166. Sophie Brown took out the Junior title with 189 and Richard Bodell won the Professional's Trophy with 152 net.