The Border Watch : May 8th 2014
30 GOLF McGregor stuns field B Grader breezes through Attamurra layout Back at the 19th DESPITE the Mount Gambier Golf Club course receiving a drenching with 60m of rain over the previous two days, Attamurra was in excellent condition when 75 men participated in the May monthly medal competition last Saturday. Whilst breezy but no rain, David McGregor handled the course with ease, winning the medal - and B Grade - with 81-15-66. McGregor had five strokes to spare from David Seymour on 89-18-71. McGregor was well under his handicap on the turn and continued to finish strongly. In A Grade, Joe Clements also played a consistent game to win with 74-5-69 from Tim Kenny who shot 78-8-70. Heath Sims led the way in C Grade when he returned to the clubhouse with a winning 97-27-70, although he had to rely on a favourable countback from Ben Anderson on 102-32-70. Nearest the pin winners were Joe Clements (A Grade) - who also won a birdie ball and the pro shot on the 16th - Russel Oehms (B) on the 6th and Dave Boyce (C) on the 8th hole. The pro shot winner on the 8th was Peter Lock while there were 13 golf ball competition winners who scored 76 nett or better. Five eager women also played a stroke round with Kerry Pedlar continued her good form and produced her best round yet with 93-22-71, well clear of Faye Mainwaring on 90-14-76. Pedlar also won the pro shot on the 8th and Mainwaring was the ball competition winner. This Saturday’s competition will be an 18-hole single stableford. Thursday’s stableford A FIELD of 87 men played in a stableford competition last Thursday. David Waters battled it out with Rob McIntyre to win with 41 points in a countback. Paul Kenny also played well to score 40 points while 36 or better was required by the 17 competition winners. VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au MEDAL WINNER: David McGregor was on top of his game last weekend, winning the May Monthly Medal at the Mount Gambier Golf Club. RAIN, WHAT RAIN (from left): Marie Douglas, Betty McKechnie, Faye Mainwaring, Di Norman and Kerry Pedlar. Pro shot winners included Paul Kenny and Adrian Ballintyne on the 8th and 16th holes respectively and birdie ball winners were Adrian Ballintyne, Jim Leane, Simon Phillips, John Carroll, Brian Norman and David Harris. Members’ lucky draw TWO draws will be held tomorrow night offering prizes of $1000 and $400 between 6pm and 7pm. To win the cash, the member drawn must be present. Counter meals will be available from 5.30pm and bookings are advised. Night golf called off UNFORTUNATELY due to the inclement weather, the night golf planned for last Friday was abandoned. Golfers in Pink for Breast Cancer A FIELD of 46 Attamurra golf girls, all in varying shades of pink, supported the local branch of the Mount Gambier Breast Cancer Awareness Group recently. It was only fair that the weatherman turned on a fine, sunny day for the fundraiser after hours of wind and torrential rain. In addition to playing an individual stableford round, teams of three vied to win the “Pink Ball” competition which was sponsored by House. Team members took it in turns to hit a bright pink ball on their designated hole, this score, along with the best score of the other two team members was entered onto a pink scorecard. Teams who lost their pink ball were disqualified. This caused quite a deal of consternation to one team when a crow picked their pink ball up on the very first hole. Mount Gambier Golf Club women’s captain, Marie Douglas, Cheryl Kestle and Bernie Jennings were victorious in the Pink Ball competition scoring an impressive 74 points. A grader, Di O’Donnell carded 38 stableford points highlighted by an outward 9-hole score of 20. 30 - The Border Watch, Thursday, May 8, 2014 Following O’Donnell were Lyn Hudson on 37 and Heather Teakle took third place with 35pts. The B Grade winner had a more comfortable victory, with Libby Altswager posting 37 points setting up victory with 21 on the outward nine. Bernie Jennings was second placegetter with 32 and Betty McKechnie third on 31. Jennette Braun continued to have success playing 18-hole, posting 33 points to give her line honours in C Grade. Maureen Sims was second on 32, followed by Deb Sheather on 30. Winner of the pro shot was Yvonne Shirley and the long drive trophies across their respective grades went to Jennifer Van Rijthoven (A), Kate McCourt (B) and Jennette Braun (C). Coming events Wednesday: 18-hole single stroke, Round 2 Club Championship and Round 2 of Captain v Vice-Captain Trophy. COMPETITION WINNERS (from left): Marie Douglas, Cheryl Kestle and Bernie Jennings enjoyed success at the recent fundraising event. It is planned to re-schedule this event in the near future and details will be advertised in due course. Coming events Sunday: Mother’s Day luncheon from midday. Cost: $16.50 for adults and $7.50 for children under 12. Bookings essential. A complimentary glass of bubbly is available for mothers from 11.30am onwards. There will also be a 9-hole single stableford Mothers Day competition hitting off from 10am with lunch available for $20 per person. May 25: Lifeline Ambrose char- ity tournament. Open to teams of four, men, women and/or mixed. Entry cost: $25 per player includes barbecue lunch. LET IT RIP: Richard Gosling prepares to hit off the 10th tee at the Attamurra golf course last Saturday.
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