Saturday was our opening of the winter season.
Did you have a good day?
Laurie Radley is our Monday niners winner with a score of (53-12-41).
Shane Wolfe gave him some hurry up to be runner-up on (57-14-43).
No claimants for NTP 5th or 7th, but Dick Henderson hit his drive well on the 9th to claim the straightest drive.
Laurie did well with the putting with 16 putts.
Wednesday ladies saw Denise Pappin having a day off bowls to come along and have a hit, readying for the pennant competition which starts soon. She won the day with (51-91/2-411/2). We will have to watch that Toni Bales. She scored (64-22-42) to be runner-up. A broken handicap soon Toni?
Naida Belot had the straightest drive on the 3rd and the least putts on 13.
Raffle went to June Gibbs.
Ladies are having summer break up lunch tomorrow, meeting at the Criterion Hotel after golf.
See you there.Rochester
16 players took on the challenge of Barnboogle and Lost Farm golf courses in the north east corner of Tasmania.
Organiser Leigh Hicks was thrilled with the increase in numbers representing Rochester Golf Club for this their second consecutive year visit.
Various events were organised over the three days including three team ambrose and four balls with some individual brilliance shown over the demanding links.
Dick Valentine won the best dressed, Paul Evans was unlucky not to take out Ian Clark’s trophy for the number of balls lost, however 30 was a valiant effort.
James Walsh and Matt Jean were equal in the long drive competition.
Organised Richard Feuk once again showed why his countback method in Wednesday’s nine hole completion is the envy of club captains when he won from Bruce Bryant both on 24 stableford points.
Kevin McCormick was nearest the pin on the 8th.
Next Wednesday a barbecue will follow golf. Hit off from 8.30am.
Last Saturday dozen golfers played over nine holes due to the inclement weather to kick off the winter competition.
Bruce Bryant finally got his revenge to take out the shortened event with a good score of 25 stableford points, runners-up was Tim Quinlan (23) followed by Darren White who’s big hitting was a delight to witness and Richard Feuk both on 21.
Looks like Peter Anderson had better keep his day job, as 15 points is not going to make the cut if he wants to join the professional ranks.
Saturday is our official opening day with a mixed yankee and men’s yankee hit off from 12.30.
The following Friday, April 6, the ladies start their winter season with a nine hole and 18 hole event at 9.30.
Members are requested to bring a plate of afternoon tea on both occasions where possible.
Thanks go to Graham Willis for his work on the scrapes, Robert and Julie Vise in cleaning up the storm damaged trees and to others including Leigh Hicks for the great work in preparing the course for the upcoming season.