Events are reaching their conclusion after months of serious competition with the finals of the club matchplay championships. All three, the ladies 4 ball, men’s 4 ball and men’s Individual, have been keenly contested and the cream has certainly risen to the top.
Good luck on the greens to all remaining combatants.
In breaking news Pat Paris has won the Individual matchplay championship with a comprehensive 7/5 victory over Shane Townsend. By all reports Pat played extremely well coping brilliantly on the fast greens.
The last of the semi-finals in the mens 4BBB matchplay will be played on Monday between the teams of Pat Paris/Dene Herbert and Shane Townsend/ Tim Young. The winners take on Paul Rodgers/Ron Hewson in the final.
October 6 sees the playing of the first round of the club championships and this is the first of 4 rounds. Who will stand up and be counted among the club champions in each grade?
Defending champions are A: Steve Rippon, B: Gary Harvey, C: Gary Eagleton and D: Vince Brynes.
In A Grade I expect Steve Rippon to be strongly challenged as there are a heap of good A graders in form and well capable of putting up a good score.
B Grade is ready for a new champion with the defending champ in ‘A’ grade. A host of players are in position to make a claim for the title. I won’t be surprised if another last day charge will see the champion emerge victorious.
Last year Gary Eagleton closed out the championship over the last three holes while his competitors struggled over the same stretch. Gary has maintained his form and is primed to make a strong defence of his title.
Defending champion in D grade, Vince Brynes, has reduced his handicap into C grade so a new champion will be crowned. Many have a good chance.
May the balls roll truly?
Thursday October 11 sees the playing of the Jamberoo Junior Open which is part of the Touchdown Helicopters Junior Open Series. A strong field consisting of the best from the junior ranks in the Illawarra is expected to play.
2019 Changes to the Rules of Golf
Did you know that there will now be only 24 rules of golf? The new rules come into effect on the first of January 2019 and new rule books have been printed. Pick up your copy at the club along with a flyer outlining the major changes.
Great teamwork today by Graham and Phil to both shoot 38 points to win the combined Aggregate competition as well as an individual prize. Round of the day was played by Luke Oborn with a very nice 41 points. The lightning scared most of the players off on Wednesday but Al Thrower got his round in just in time to win with 37 points. Margaret Cook continued on her good run of form to win division 1 on Tuesday with 36 points just in front of Suzanne Lang. Regular winner Sue Paul won division 2 with a good 33 points.
Saturday 29th September 2018 – Men’s Stableford, 2 Person Aggregate in Conjunction
Individual Winner: Luke Oborn 41 pts 2nd: Alan Jones 39 pts 3rd: Mick Burton 38 pts (c/b)
4th: Graham Carroll 38 pts (c/b) 5th: Phil Adams 38 pts (c/b)
2 Person Aggregate Winners: Graham Carroll & Phil Adams 76 pts
Ladies Stableford Winner: Elizabeth Armstrong 35 pts
Wednesday 26th September 2018 – Men’s Stableford
Winner: Al Thrower 37 pts 2nd: William Perry 35 pts 3rd: George Goor 33 pts
Tuesday 25th September 2018 – Secret Nine Stableford
Div 1 Winner: Margaret Cook 36 pts Runner Up: Suzanne Lang 35 pts (c/b)
Div 2 Winner: Sue Paul 33 pts Runner Up: Marie Rodgers 31 pts
Secret Nine Winners: Lyn Kuskey 22 pts, Marg Stephens 18 pts, Rose Sheath 17 pts, Alma Schlodder 17 pts, Gail Rutledge 17 pts, Robyn Boles 17 pts, Jo Burke 17 pts