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It has been a busy start to the year for the Golf Club beginning in January with the Spark Pro Am closely followed by the start of the interclub season.

The Mens interclub teams have had a mixed start to their year.  Division 4 had a couple of away matches to begin their season which is always a tough way to start but they have now settled back into it with a couple of wins at home.  It has been particularly pleasing to see a few players returning to interclub – namely Lance Phelps, Lyall Callaghan and Mark Lucock – these guys have added some strength to the team.

Division 11 have started the season with 4 very good wins at home and are at the top of the division with a couple of tough away matches in the next few weeks.

The course has been very busy this month with green fees and overseas visitors enjoying the great weather and the exceptional run on the fairways.

The last few weeks have seen some incredible scores.  The Ladies had their first Shoot Out qualifying round with Lyle Griffiths coming in with a nett 58, Robyn Blackett nett 63, Sylvia Beavis and Netia Morison nett 65 and Julie Weber, Adele Cairns, Sandra Petersen and Marion McKenzie nett 67.  Nearest the pin on #6 was Sandra Petersen and on #8 Ju Allen.  Two’s went to Julie Dondertman, Sandra Petersen and Ju Allen.

The following week was also a nett round with Diana Donald coming in with a nett 63, Marion McKenzie, Adele Cairns and Sherry Weatherstone nett 65.  Nearest the pin on #6 Adele Cairns and #8 Netia Morison.  Two’s went to Adele Cairns, Sherry Weatherstone and Sue Dinnison.

The Ladies Interclub has also started with the Bronze division having some very close matches and the Silvers having some tough away matches.

The 9 holers have had a Putting round with Barbie Cox coming in the winner with 14 putts followed by Mary Herrick with 16 putts and Leonie Wilde with 17 putts.  Nearest the pin on #8 went to Tingay Davidson and on #16 Jenny Joblin.

Last week was a Par round with Jan Ferguson and Jenny Tucker coming in the winners followed by Jenny Tosswill and Jane Fanselow-Price.  Closest to the pin on #16 went to Jenny Tosswill and on #8 Leonie Wilde.

Grumpies are getting good numbers at the moment with around 30 coming out to play each week.  Griff Page had a good day last week coming in on +9 with Ted Peacock, Ali Holmes and Nick Allen on +8 and Pete Price +6.  Interestingly enough there were no twos.

There have been good numbers turning up for Thursday Club each week with some exceedingly good scores – Trevor Hawkins coming in the other week with 54 stableford points.  Last week saw John-Dean Smith, Marion McKenzie and Sheldon McNamara winning the day with 47 points closely followed by Debbie Donaldson with 46, Matt Thomas with 45 and Mike Charteris and Craig Andrews with 43.  Nearest the pin went Craig Andrews and two’s went to Sheldon McNamara who had 2, Matt Thomas, Dean Schaef, Rick Hargreaves, Craig Andrews and Colin Whibley-Smith

Next month we are hosting the Featherborough Golf Thursday Open on 19th March with registration at 10.00am and tee off at 11.00am.  Names into the office if you wish to play.

Also on 27th March is the St John’s Ambrose which is always a well supported tournament – get your names in quick if you want to play.

That’s all folks!!!

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