Beautiful day greeted 85 players to a shotgun start. Here are a few photos . The day raised nearly $4000 for the charity Lifeline. Big thanks to Greenstaff who had to work around the day. Course looked fabulous
Trevor Bell Memorial Shield Commences
The battle for the Trevor Bell Memorial Shield recommenced on Monday and was hosted at The Links Shell Cove. Conditions were sunny, but chilly and all competitors were happy to be finally out on the course with the chance to reconnect with old friends. After experiencing the recently cored greens at Jamberoo on Saturday, putting on the Links greens was like negotiating the slippery slopes of Augusta.
Once all results had been tallied, it was our own Steve Jackson who rose to the occasion and played his way round the difficult layout to record the day’s best score of 38 points. A tremendous effort under difficult conditions. I would like to make special mention of Peter Francis who had a virus and got out of his sick bed to ensure we had a full team on the day. Thanks Peter, a great team man!
The other individual prizes went to 2nd: Roy Payne (The Grange) 35 points, 3rd: James Kyriacou (Port Kembla) 34 c/b, 4th: Barry Johnston (The Vale) 34 c/b.
The nearest the pins were: 6th: Chris Reid (Wollongong), 11th Frazer Davey (The Vale), and the ball comp. went to 12 players with 32 points on a countback
The team results are as follows, taking the six best stableford scores for each club:
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The next round is scheduled for Thursday May 13th at Jamberoo. Cost is $22 per player and players needing carts should record their preference on the nomination sheet on the Vets Notice Board.
Mixed Foursomes Championships Postponed
With only 2 teams entered and 1 visiting team it has been necessary to postpone the Mixed Foursomes Championships to a date to be fixed later in the year.
Clearly with 30 ladies involved in Pennants at the moment the available number of players has been greatly reduced.
Thanks to the two teams who entered for the day and the club thanks you for your understanding and support.
Happenings on the fifth
With the spate of eagles recorded on the 5th hole recently it was about time the hole bit back.
A player on Wednesday sent one out of bounds. Not his golf ball mind you, but his putter! Clearly frustrated by his 5th missed short putt in his round off went his ‘spider’ across the fence and the road to land in the paddock.
Of course he should have known better and shown more self control. He was last seen crossing the road, with his tail between his legs to the laughter of his shocked colleagues.
Luckily no damage was done to the putter, only to the player’s reputation. He has been reported to the Captain and has promised to never let this happen again.
Another Eagle Recorded
Congratulations to Garry Harman who recorded an eagle on the second hole on Wednesday. After a nice tee shot Garry holed his second shot using his wedge. Apparently they could hear the roar in Kiama!
3 balls to your account from the club in recognition of your great second shot.
- This Friday April 16 the course will host a charity golf day for Lifeline hosted by Drummond Golf with a shotgun start from 8 am. The course should be available for members in the afternoon.
- Saturday April 17 – Monthly Medal
- Tuesday April 20 – Ovarian Cancer Charity Golf Day
- Wednesday April 28 – Just Bathrooms 4BBB Cup round 4
- Monday May 3 – Mens Veterans Championships – stroke over 18 holes
- Tuesday May 4 – 1st round Lady Vets Championships – stroke over 36 holes
- Thursday May 6 – 2nd round Lady Vets Championships.
Well played to all of this week’s placegetters who managed to tame the slow, bouncy and sandy greens.
Obviously if you hit your putt pure they still go in!!
Now that I have retrieved my putter I am certainly looking forward to their quick recovery.
Good luck on the course in the upcoming week.
Friday 9th April 2021 Kingsford Nine
Winner: Don Thompson 19 pts (c/b) 2nd: Neil Lewis 19 pts
Saturday 10th April 2021 Men’s Stableford in Grades
A Grade Winner: Gary Harvey 38 pts 2nd: Ken Bradley 34 pts
B Grade Winner: Jason Aboozaid (Links SC) 39 pts (c/b) 2nd: Darryl Campbell 39 pts 3rd: John Brand 38 pts 4th: Phil Gosling 37 pts (c/b)
C Grade Winner: Robert Brand (Bexley GC) 34 pts (c/b)
Supershot 7th: Craig Rodgers 221 cms
Ladies Stableford Winner: Debra Tuite 32 pts (c/b) Runner Up: Katie Dorahy 32 pts
Monday 12th April 2021 – Veterans Stableford
Div 1 Winner: Jeff Draper 37 pts 2nd: Bruce Byers 35 pts 3rd: Italo Baraldi 34 pts (c/b)
Div 2 Winner: Robyn Gregson 38 pts 2nd: Steve Gemmill 35 pts 3rd: Al Thrower 34 pts (c/b)
Supershot 7th: Kev O’Rourke 286 cms
Tuesday 13th April 2021 – Ladies Stableford
Div 1 Winner: Marie smith 36 pts Runner Up: Shirley Walsh 34 pts
Div 2 Winner: Rhonda McKinley 35 pts (c/b) Runner Up: Marg Potter 35 pts
Supershot 13th: Jenelle Anderson
Wednesday 14th April 2021 – Men’s Stableford
Winner: Ken Holt 40 pts 2nd: Ian Lewis 38 pts (c/b) 3rd: Steve Norris 38 pts (c/b) 4th: Al Thrower 38 pts 5th: John Hol 37 pts (c/b) 6th: Brian Carr 37 pts (c/b)
Eagle 2nd: Garry Harman
Supershot 7th: Greg Seymour 88 cms
Gold and Silver
A difficult day was encountered at Port Kembla today by our Gold and Silver teams.
The Gold were extremely unlucky losing two matches on the 18th to suffer their first defeat of the year 3 matches to 2.
Marie Farrant and Jenelle Anderson battled hard but were just pipped by their Wollongong counterparts. Judi O’Brien was playing well but she accidentally hit a wrong ball and this was the turning point in her match eventually losing 5/3.
Loretta Green and Dell Brand both played very well to record good victories, 6/5 and 2 up respectively with Dell winning 4 in a row to overcome a deficit.
The Silver Pennant players all tried hard but in the end were beaten 4 matches to 1 by the defending champions, The Links Shell Cove.
The big hitting Links team were able to exert pressure on our team and with our putts failing to drop scored a big victory. Team Captain Shirley Dixon was well pleased with the effort of our ladies who were commended for their friendly manner and smart looking uniforms.
Shirley Dixon lost 5/3, Lisa Bell 2 down, Jo Burke also 2 down, Shirley Walsh 5/4 with Margaret Cook winning 1 up. Games were close and with a few putts sinking the result could easily gone our way.
Bronze Pennant Rubies
Good news from the Rubies who played Gerringong at Kiama.
The Rubies won 2.5 to 0.5.
Marie Smith and Kim Oborn, both playing solidly, both won 2/1. Sue Paul squared her match.
A great day for the Rubies.
Greens Renovations Completed.
To maintain our greens to their present high standard, it is necessary, twice a year, to core, fertilise and sand them.
Starting on Wednesday afternoon and working solidly through Thursday and Friday this important process has now been completed.
The course will be available for play for the Saturday competiton.
Expect the greens to quickly return to their quality and speed over the next few weeks.
Thanks everyone for your patience.
An incredible run
Alan Jones is getting quite the reputation among his friends for the way he is playing the 5th hole.
Last Monday Alan played a perfect wedge again to score another eagle 2. Not to be outdone Alan birdied the next two holes as well.
Eagle, birdie, birdie. What a great run!
Some are expecting Alan to go on the tour soon!
Monthly Medal Postponed
This Saturday the competition of the day will be a Stableford played in grades.
The April Monthly Medal will be played on April 17.
Free Footgolf Game. when you bring any FootGolf players. (Grandkids, your kids, friends )Your players only pay $10 (usually $12) weekdays and $15 (usually $18), week-ends You only play if you wish of course. Carts $20. Tell starters you are a member when booking. Must be after 2pm. This is a trial until September 30th. 2020.
Come and have some fun and see why its so popular.