Mixed Foursomes Championships
The Mixed Foursomes Championship has been a feature of Jamberoo Golf Club since the club’s inception. The match committee was determined that it should be held again this year.Poor weather conditions and course flooding had caused the event to be postponed on 2 occasions. The weather finally obliged and on Sunday 25th of August, twenty four competitors were greeted with perfect conditions on firm and fast greens.
The event was won by the multi-winning pairing of Linda McGlinchey and Adrian Gehrmann with a score of 127 gross on a countback from Bruce Byers and Kay Brennan. The pairing of Shirley Walsh and Neville Hutchins managed to take out the best nett score with 105.25 while Margaret Cook and Ron Chilby secured runners up with 107.75 over the 27 holes. Balls went to 109.25 nett.
An enjoyable day was had by all and well played to our winners.
Mens Foursomes Championships.
Well, if you thought the scores were close in the mixed then you should see how close they were in the Mens Foursomes. Sunday the 1st of September dawned under a cloudlesss sky and superb course conditions. Several strong pairings were among the thirty two starters and it appeared that it would be a very keenly contested championship.
So it turned out to be with 3 pairings finishing on 111 gross over the 27 holes and another pair on 112. The Australian countback system was called into use to separate the groupings with Pat Paris and Steve Rippon winning from Adrian and Jarryd Gehrmann. The third pairing on 111 of Ray Orr and Paul Hazeltine were consoled with the best nett score of 96. Peter Francis and Tony McRae won the nett runners up prize with a sore of 97.5.
The nearest the pin on the ninth hole was won by Ian Bradburn in the first group of the day and balls went to 101.5 nett.
As an interested bystander I was very happy to see the strong camaraderie and club spirit exhibited by all competitors.
Dave Ransom, captain
PS: The Mens Club Championships start next Saturday and with so many players in form in all grades I can’t wait! Good luck to you all.