The Border Watch : January 22nd 2014
30 golf VITARA URBAN2WD $24,990 DRIVE FROM AWAY finch turns into Eagle Hole-in-one highlight Back at the 19th A LARGE field of 124 men relished the much cooler conditions on Saturday when they played an 18-hole single stroke round at the Mount Gambier Golf Club. Some excellent scores were recorded in all divisions with Bill DeGaris narrowly winning A grade with 78-12-66 ahead of Craig Foster on 78-11-67. B grade saw junior Matthew Morgan win for the second consecutive week after scoring 39 on the outward 9-holes to finish on 80-15-65 and just ahead of Neal Doody on 80-14-66. In C grade, Graham Smy played two consistent nines to finish with 92-27-65 to win narrowly from Doug Mullen on 89-23-66. Twenty-two players carded 72 or better to win a golf ball. Charlie Finch achieved what nearly every golfer aspires to do at some stage when he scored his first hole-in-one on the downhill 8th. Finch's seven iron produced a slight fade before landing about a metre from the pin and rolling to the hole and resting against the pin before a gust of wind moved the pin, allowing the ball to drop into the hole. The ace rewarded Finch with nearest the pin in C grade as well as the pro shot. Ricky Walker also had an excellent score on the long par 4, 14th hole when he scored an eagle. Birdie ball competition winners were Jeff Hodge, Peter Davis, Bryan Hunt, David McPherson, Rob McIntyre, Ian Ewart, Terry Goodrich, John Gosling, Doug Mullen and Damian Smith. Nearest the pin in A grade was Rob McIntyre while Bob Dalgarno was closest in B grade and also the pro shot winner. Di Norman blitzed the field of 15 women in the stroke competition. Norman had an excellent front nine with 41 before finishing her round with 88-20-68, winning comfortably from Chris Galpin on 99-25-74. Golf ball competition winners were Chris Galpin, Betty McKechnie, Bev Pedlar, Faye Mainwaring, Maureen Howe and Lois Harvey. Di Norman was nearest the pin on the 8th. This Saturday's competition will be a par round. Thursday's stableford WITH a scorching temperature forecast of 44 degrees, just 38 players took advantage of an early start to play in the stableford competition last Thursday. Chris Dawes was the victor with 41 points, followed by Peter Dempsey two shots further back. A total of 34 points was required in the golf ball competition, while pro shot winners were Peter Gardner and Setio Shanahan on the 8th and 16th holes respectively. Birdie ball winners were Jim WHAT AN ACE: Charlie Finch (second from left) is congratulated by his playing partners (from left) Peter Jones, Mike Smith and Don Coulter on scoring a hole-in-one on the 8th at Attamurra last week. Don’t Miss Out! VISIT US oNlINE borderwatch.com.au HURRY MAC SUZUKI 635976 44 Mount Gambier Road, Millicent Phone 8733 1461 LMVD 45868 TURNING A FINCH INTO AN EAGLE: Charlie Finch marks his card for an eagle one on the par 3, 8th hole at Attamurra. Leane, Peter Dempsey, Peter Gardner, Setio Shanahan and Richard Gosling. Sunday stableford IN a tiny field of just nine players, the winner of the mixed stableford competition was Jake Dempsey with 39 points. Ball competition winners were Matthew Kuchel, Trevor McLean, Graham Greenwood and Wayne Elliott. WIN TV 9 for $9 WITH the extremely hot weather, only 31 players ventured out for the 9-hole stableford competition last Wednesday. Joe Clements was the winner for the members with 20 points while Elliott King scored an excellent 24 points for the visitors. Handicapping system changes THIS new system is being introduced across Australia, officially commencing tomorrow. All players are asked to make themselves familiar with the changes which are displayed in the clubhouse and pro shop. 30 - The Border Watch, Wednesday, January 22, 2014 More information can be obtained from the website www. golfsa.com.au Members lucky draw and 9-hole competition ONCE again the money was not won and has now jackpotted to $700, which will be drawn this Friday between 6pm and 7pm. Meals are available at reasonable prices from 5.30pm. There will also be a 9-hole stableford competition on Friday afternoons. Coming events Sunday: Australia Day 4-player Ambrose. Open to men, women and mixed teams. Aussie style theme tournament. Entry cost: $30 per player. To book a team contact the MGGC on 8725-7739. Monday: 18-hole stableford. February 2: Seems - Ryan Skins Challenge, top 16 qualifiers playoff for prizes valued over $1600. February 8-9: Rounds 1-2 of 2014 Strokeplay Championships. February 15-16: Rounds 3-4 of 2014 Strokeplay Championships. GOLFING GIRLS: Enjoying time on the Attamurra course last weekend were (from left) Di Norman, Sue Coulter and Faye Mainwaring. BLAST OUT: Peter Jones hits from a greenside bunker.
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