On Thursday, August 23 a group of 89 veteran golfers tested their skills on a dry course providing plenty of run with the following results:
9 Hole Individual Stableford played on the Red Course
A Grade Winners:
1st Chris Barnett (handicap 19) 22 Stableford points
2nd Rob Zubin (18) 21 points
3rd Jim Ollerenshaw (16) 19 points
B Grade Winners:
1st Brian Marsden (handicap 21) 21 Stableford points
2nd John Crichton (21) 20 points
3rd Terry O’Rourke (21) 19 points
C Grade Winners:
1st Stephen Bulger (handicap 28) 23 Stableford points (ocb)
2nd Steve Dollimore (31) 23 points
3rd Bob Hughes (29) 21 points
The distribution of balls went to 17 points.
Nearest the East Coast Carts pin on the 7th was Toby Hennessy (A Grade), Keith Neumann (B Grade) and Trevor Sutherland (C Grade).
Saturday, August 25 – Medley Stableford
A Grade: 1st Wayne Wilson (18) 19 pts, 2nd Gerry Martin (9) 18 pts, 3rd Michael Gray (17) 18 pts
B Grade: 1st John Donlevy (34) 22 pts, 2nd David Edgar (27) 21 pts, 3rd Sean Griffin (24) 21 pts
Ladies Winner: Beth Bull 18 pts
Ball Prize to 16 pts
Sunday, August 26 – Mens Stableford
A Grade: 1st Laurie Wynn (12) 41 pts, 2nd John Neeson (3) 36 pts, 3rd Robert Connell (14) 36 pts
B Grade: 1st Ian Tompsett (36) 41 pts, 2nd Max Gurtner (28) 38 pts, 3rd Peter Rolfe (27) 38 pts
Ball Prize to 30 pts.
Sunday, August 26 - Ladies Stableford
Overall Winners: 1st Dawn A Smith (26) 38 pts, 2nd Linda Rolfe (20) 37 pts, 3rd Nanette Childs (31) 36 pts
Ball Prize to 31 pts
Tuesday, August 28 – Mens Stableford
A Grade: 1st Craig Zielke (10) 35 pts, 2nd Bruce Dickinson (5) 35 pts, 3rd Phil Hardy (12) 34 pts, 4th Marian Borowski (12) 34 pts, 5th David Clout (11) 34 pts
B Grade: 1st Robert Connell (14) 40 pts, 2nd Ken Gardner (16) 40 pts, 3rd Steve Brooks (13) 35 pts, 4th Wayne Toms (13) 35 pts, 5th Allan Schuback (15) 35 pts
C Grade: 1st George Faith (24) 39 pts, 2nd David Naismith (24) 37 pts, 3rd Harry Hadzantonis (22) 37 pts, 4th Mick Maluta (23) 36 pts, 5th Daniel Vandermey (24) 36 pts
D Grade: 1st Mark West (32) 40 pts, 2nd Stephen Bulger (27) 36 pts, 3rd Stephen Calford (29) 35 pts, 4th John Seaton (32) 34 pts, 5th Tony Clift (27) 34 pts
Ball Prize to 32 pts.
The Catalina ladies played a 2BBB Stableford on Captain versus President Day.
The Captains team won the trophy. Well done to Oroya’s team. The winning pair was Marilyn Scott and Sue Howard 44 pts. Runner up Dawn Smith and Sandra Pearson 43 pts on a countback Di Collins and Sue Lowes 43 points. Jo Neal and Carol Soper 41 pts won, on a countback from Jill Williams and Helen Bunsell 41 pts. Nearest the pins were won by Oroya Mitchel and Bev Holliday.
Another great Juniors Event at Club Catalina – this time it was the Jack Newton Junior Golf.
Club Catalina in Batemans Bay once again hosted the South Coast Junior Masters on Saturday and Sunday, August 25 and 26. There were 123 junior golfers competing in this prestigious tournament played over two days.
Play started in perfect conditions and everything was travelling well until the sky turned dirty. It wasn't long before the thunderstorm brought the day’s play to an abrupt halt.
After about 25 or 30 minutes it was decided to continue with play and brave the light rain but there was only a further 30 minutes play before the lightning returned and play was once again stopped – this time for the day.
Sunday’s round had to be delayed until the first round was completed and the draw made for the second round Shotgun start which finally got underway about an hour late at 8.15am.
The Junior Committee ran a Bacon and Egg roll barbecue breakfast headed by Chief Chef Bart Gannon and Geoff Thornthwaite. This was a huge hit with players and spectators selling out a lot earlier than expected and making more than $300 for the Junior Development Fund.
Jack Newton official, Heath Canning, was thrilled with the way things went over the two days, thanking the Catalina Members for the use of their course. He also gave praise to Dennis Grounds (Club Catalina groundsman) and his crew for the excellent condition of the course.
Heath was full of praise of the volunteers, Pro Shop and all of the club staff.
James Dickinson and newly-promoted juniors Sophie and Bill Eppelstun played well both days. Club Catalina couldn't have asked for three better young golfers to represent them. This was topped off by Sophie winning the Girls 11 Years and Under Nett with a first round 66 scratch and second round 75, with a total of 141. Sophie also won the first round with her great 66 Nett.
The major winners were Harry Cleare (Nelsons Bay) Overall Boys and Charlotte Perkins (Cronulla) taking out the Girls.
Key volunteers were: Judi Rimmer , Martin Rimmer, Graeme Skelton, Phil Spence, Rob Devonald,
Sunday Barbecue volunteers were: Bart Gannon and Geoff Thornthwaite
Saturday and Sunday Volunteers were: Peter Keatley, Kay Wallace, Don Wallace
Rules Official was Bruce Dickinson
Tuross Head Women
On Tuesday 20 ladies braved the chilly weather to play in a single stableford event.
Division one winner was Teri Swanbury with 32 points, followed by Leonie Snodgrass also with 32 points.
Division two winner was Annette Manton with 38 points, followed by Kaye Lunt with 34 points.
In division three it was Dorothy Madden with 40 points, followed by Elsa Shearer with 29 points.
Balls went to Ann Ware, Judy Apps, Gail Rogers, Gayle MacAlpine, Leonie Doolan, Pauline Nash and Ann Challender.
The Golden hole in division one was won by Leonie Snodgrass and in division two it was Ann Ware.
Nearest the pin on the 6th was won by Ann Challender. Next week the ladies will host their annual charity day in aid of the hospital, playing in a four person Ambrose event.
Tuross Head veterans
Crossling and Hanlons take out Coloured Ball Team Stableford Event
On what was a breezy start to the morning a good field of 57 players registered for the Coloured Ball Team Stableford event.
Results on the day were as follows:
1st: Kathy and Stephen Crossling combining with Sandra and Ron Hanlon with an aggregate score of 43 points.
2nd: Tim Starr, Les Johanson, Ross Hendy and Noel Fletcher on 41 on count back.
3rd: Rob Nash, Greg Thornton, Richard Kelly and Rick Brake, also on 41, and also on count back.
4th: Annette and Ian Manton teamed with Jeanette and Ian Miller, on 41, and also on count back.
Bradman Award: Unusually, a team of five players were unable to capitalise on their numbers, taking out the Bradman award after incurring penalties in having to admit to losing the designated coloured ball in the water. Players were Herb Muriwai, Mike Birks, Paul Pereira, Henry Anderson and Terry Lunn.
Nearest the Pins: 4th: Tony Crook, in the hole; 6th: John Cox; Ladies 7th: Gayle Macalpine; Men's 7th: Bruce Martin
Accuracy: One of our newer players, Dorothy Madden, hit a monstrous drive down the centre to take out this week's Accuracy award.
Next week's game will be a 2 Person Stableford Multiplier game with registration in the downstairs sports bar area from 7.45am and a shotgun start at 8.30am. The following week will be a Stroke and Putts event, also being the second and final round of this year's Tuross Vets Championships.
Single Stableford with 31 players, August 29. Div 1 Winner - Barbara Swain - 38 pts. Runner Up - Margaret Douglas - 34 pts C/B. Div 2 Winner - Val Nixon - 35 pts. Runner Up - Pauline Nash - 32 pts. Div 3 Winner - Carol Irving - 31 pts. Runner Up - Joan Hosking - 29pts C/B. NTP - Div 1 - Barbara Swain. Div 2 - Jean Hay.
Longest Drive - Jan Lumsden: “Well done, Jan. Best drive I’ve seen in a long time,” Robyn Hawkins said.