The Border Watch : January 1st 2014
28 GOLF SWIFT GL “Free Auto” $16,490 DRIVE FROM AWAY Robinson hits hole-in-one Back at the 19th A HOLE-IN-ONE by Graham Robinson on the 6th was the highlight of the 18-hole par competition at the Mount Gambier Golf Club last Saturday. A total of 115 players – including current South East Open champion, Will Somerfi eld from Kooyonga and Sue Siviour from the Barossa Valley – who contested the event in blustery conditions. In A grade, Kevin Cook fi nished strongly to win with +3, two shots ahead of Matt Knowles, while in B grade, Max Tollner returned to the clubhouse square to his handicap but then had to rely on a favourable countback with David Douglas before claiming victory. C grade was won by junior Ben Robinson who starred with +4 and fi ve shots in front of Peter Raymond. Nearest the pin winners included Patrick O’Donnell (A grade), Robert Smith (B) and Wayne Cooper (C). O’Donnell also won the pro shot award on the 16th hole, while Joel Mann was victorious on the 8th. The four birdie ball winners were Joel Mann, Trent Eitzen, Mike Foran and Robert Smith while in the golf ball competition there were 19 winners on -2 or better. In conjunction with the men’s competition, 16 women also contested a par round with Carol Smith blitzing the fi eld to win with +6. Second place went to Heather Barry on +3 while golf ball winners included Heather Barry, Bev Pedlar, Camilla Knowles, Marie Douglas and Sue Siviour. Siviour also won nearest the pin on the 8th, while Leanne Leerson won the pro shot on the 16th hole. This Saturday’s competition will be an 18-hole stroke for the January monthly medal. Thursday’s stableford ON Boxing Day, 64 men played a stableford round and once BURIED: Waist deep in a greenside bunker, Chris Hill executes his sand wedge shot. again, high scores prevailed. Jamie O’Neil, a recent new MGGC member played an excellent round, scoring 25 points on the outward 9-holes and continued his good form to card 47 points for the 18 to win the $60 voucher that was on offer. David Platt – who has been playing consistently well of late – was runner-up with 43 points nudging out Terry Goodrich in a countback. Blue Lake Golf Club visitor, Bob Johnson enjoyed the Attamurra layout to fi nish third with 42. There were 18 winners in the golf ball competition who scored 36 points or better, while pro shot trophies were won by Andrew Stark and Graham Thomas on the 8th and 16th holes respectively. In the birdie ball competition, winners included John Gosling, Rob McIntyre, Jamie O’Neil, Anthony Sumner, Darren Bilney, Terry Goodrich, Caleb Perry and Andrew Stark. Sunday competition LAST Sunday saw just eight players – including three women Picture: TREVOR JACKSON – participate in an 18-hole stableford event. Gary Bird was the overall victor with 48 points while golf ball winners were Stuart Curwood from the Howlong Golf Club, Lincoln Tucker, Pam Proctor from Arundel Hills, locals Mark Forster and Josh Knowles. All scored 33 points or better. Matt Knowles was the only birdie ball winner after he scored a two on the 10th hole. Coming events Today: Men’s and women’s 18-hole stableford. Tee times from the pro shop. Tomorrow: Men’s 18-hole stableford. January 12: Round 3 (fi nal) of the Seems-Ryans Skins Challenge. Grand fi nal scheduled for February 2. January 26: Australia Day four player Ambrose open to men’s, women’s and mixed teams. Theme for the tournament is Aussie style. To book a team, contact the MGGC pro shop on 8725-7739. last week! ONLY 1 LEFT VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au HURRY MAC SUZUKI 635973 44 Mount Gambier Road, Millicent Phone 8733 1461 LMVD 45868 Tiger tames golf course layout Up at the Links FORMER North Gambier Football Club stalwart, Bill Melhuish turned his attention to golf last weekend and stole the scene in the Blue Lake’s 18-hole par competition, which was sponsored by the Mount Gambier Community RSL Club. Melhuish carded 6-up and was a clear winner in claiming the overall prize. In A grade, the big hitting Marc Dalton scored a win with 3-up, although he had to survive a countback from Matt Feast. Scott Bissett continued his good form since joining the Blue Lake Golf Club, scoring 4-up and also surviving a countback, pushing David Win back to second place. And a third countback was required to determine the C grade winner – Frank Pinner from James Eastick. Both players finished 4-up. In the golf ball competition, winners included Brett Sutherland 3-up, David Whitehead 3-up, Don Annand 2-up, Colin Rex 2-up, Michael Millhouse 2-up, Tim Bates 1-up, Jay Ilsley 1-up and Tyson Ploenges, Peter Sealey and Alan White who all fi nished square to their handicap. Only a small fi eld of women contested the par event with Bev Pascoe declared the overall winner. Winner of the pro shot was Tim Von Stanke. Tuesday stroke A FIELD of 50 players competed on Christmas Eve with Frank Pinneri making it a week to remember, posting a nett 64, three strokes clear of David Somerfi eld, Doug Brown and Tim Bates. Other good scores came from Bob Black 68, Tony Brooks 68, Richard Kuhn 68, Ron Lindner 68, Tony Morandin 68 and Bruce Tichbon 68. Winner of the putting competition was Richard Kuhn while the pro shot trophy went to Ian Bown. Daylight savings CARD CHECK: Recounting their scores at Attamurra last weekend were (from left) Matthew Knowles, Steve Rout and Craig Hawke. 28 - The Border Watch, Wednesday, January 1, 2014 PLAYERS are advised that the popular 9-hole daylight savings competition will resume today with tee-off times available between 7am and 6.30pm. DENT IT LIKE DALTON: Blue Lake Golf Club champion, Marc Dalton lets his driver rip. Picture: TREVOR JACKSON Entry cost is $5 for members and $14 for non-members with some great weekly prizes up for grabs. December Playerof-the-Month: Bill Burley 11 points; Chris Bowd 8; Stephen Gray 6; Evan McKee 6. Player-of-the-Year: Mick Carne 19 points; Bill Burley 19; Darren Turner 17; Matt Jennings 16; Tyson Ploenges 15; Bob Storey 14; Matt Fenwick 14; Chris Bowd 13; Nick Childs 13; Greg Doll 12. Thursday 9-holes THE newly instigated Thursday 9-hole competition was won last week by Doug Agnew with 19 points followed by David Lamont on 18. Due to the Christmas holidays there was also an 18-hole event last Thursday, won by David Somerfi eld who shot 43 points, which equated to a 69 off the stick. His playing partner – and fellow South Gambier cricketer – Kieran Ashby was second on 37 followed by Michael Millhouse on 36. Friday 9-holes ANOTHER strong fi eld greeted the starter in the popular Friday 9-hole competition with Neil Hurling claiming victory in a countback from Brenton Speck after both players netted 32 strokes. Third was Tony Hughes on 33 while the putting competition winner was Matt Jennings with just 11 strokes. Sunday stableford VISITORS from Cairns, Tea Tree Gully and Penola golf clubs took part in last Sunday’s stableford but it was the locals who stole the show. Bob White won a three-way countback from Tyson Ploenges and new member, Brett Sutherland after the trio fi nished with 41 points apiece. Holiday period INTENDING players – members and guests – are advised to make contact with the BLGC on 8725-6198 for course and equipment availability throughout the Christmas-New Year holiday period. Coming events Today: 9-hole stabl- eford. Tomorrow: 9-hole stableford. Friday: 9-hole single stroke. Saturday: 18-hole stableford. Sunday: 18-hole stableford. February 2: King of Swing of the Mountain, 3-player Ambrose.
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