The October Monthly Medal, sponsored by Forbes Concrete, was played on Saturday, 6th October with the field of 77 relishing the chance to earn themselves a medal.
The A-Grade winner was Shane Sallaway, with a fine 68 nett. He turned in 38 and then produced a blistering 34 on the back-9 to ensure a great score. Runner-up was Andy Dukes with a nett 70. He too had 38 on the front-9 but then his concentration faltered on the back-9.
The B-Grade winner was Stephen Uphill with a nett 70. His front-9 was ‘easy as’ but the back-9 was a stumble. Mark Watts finished runner-up with a tidy 72 nett. The C-Grader’s saw a tight battle separated by count back. Bruce Chandler managed a nett 73 after a scattered scoring start, and got the nod ahead of Frank Hanns.
The ball sweep went to 75 nett on count back, going to: 68 – S Sallaway; 70 – A Dukes, S Uphill; 72 – M Watts; 73 – P Owen, B Chandler, T Morgan, G Pymont, F Hanns; 74 – B Ashton, D McAuliffe, K Herbert, D Bayley, B Parker, J Coulthurst, P Kay; 75 – M Collits, I Bown, T Griffiths, G Webb and E Gaffney. The NTP’s went to: 9th – D Bayley; 18th – S Sallaway.
The visitors participating included Lee Grierson, John Boyle (Tathra Beach), Peter Owen and David Carmody (both Maroochy River). They enjoyed their time here.
Once again there were ‘if only’ moments. If only Brad Ashton had not scored a triple- bogey, or Lee Grierson had not had a mixed scoring game they may have been winners.
The Stableford Medley on Sunday, 7th October had a good field, with Ray Taylor the winner on 40 points. Runner-up was Julie Hurkett with 39 points.
There was no ball sweep. The NTP’s went to: 9th – Jill Cripps, and 18th – Richard Smith.
The Wallace Cup has reached the semis with matches being: Ash Tucker vs Neil Mc- Millan and Stephen Uphill vs Niel Duncan. The Men’s Club Championships began last weekend and will be played over two weekends combining four rounds of play. On Saturday, 20th and Sunday, 21st October the club champs continue. Players are reminded that there will be a seeded draw for the top eight in each grade for Sunday’s play.
There are daily prizes (sponsored by Pool Magic) and the big prize at the end (sponsored by Lachlan Commodities), so do not despair if your first game is a shocker.
Players are advised that the course will revert to the local ‘Play the Lie’ rule. The course condition has improved sufficiently to allow a return to our normal local rule.
By Short Putt