Cheer, cheer: clubs begin to wrap up bumper 2016 season

AWESOME FOURSOME: The handiskins finalists were (from left) Dave Chippendale, Nadeem Ashraf, Mick Pickett and Craig Sharwood. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

AWESOME FOURSOME: The handiskins finalists were (from left) Dave Chippendale, Nadeem Ashraf, Mick Pickett and Craig Sharwood. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

COUNTRY CLUB MEN

The golfing week at the Country Club got even busier following the Open Tournament.  

The Audi Challenge sponsored by the Audi Group Orange took place last Saturday.  

Craig Sharwood was in good form winning A grade with a score of 37 points, Rob Mihailovic took out B grade with 40 points on a count back and Peter Maguire won C grade with 42 points on a countback.  

Runners-up were Russell Roberts in A grade with 36 points, Jason Neville in B grade with 40 points and Brad Kelly in C grade with 42 points.

The long drives on the sixth hole were won by Dale Lawrence in A grade, Ian Williams in B grade and Darren Connick in C grade.

The drive and pitch on the third hole in A grade went to Greg Morton, Colin McDougall in B grade on the second hole and Darren Connick on the fifth hole in C grade.  

Nearest the pin on the fourth hole was Russell Roberts in A grade, Fred Gander in B grade and Peter Iffland in C grade. On the eighth hole Jonathon Sangster was closest in A grade, Colin McDougall in B grade and Brad Kelly in C grade. On the sixteenth hole Dale Lawrence took the A grade prize, Colin McDougall B grade and Brad Kelly C grade.

The final of the handiskins was played in conjunction with the Audi Challenge. Craig Sharwood was the star of the day winning skins on crucial holes with Nadeem Ashraf not far behind. Dave Chippendale and Mick Pickett were not left out of the bounty on offer.  

Overall there was some outstanding golf played in a friendly spirit. Thanks to Ken Quince for taking time out to referee the event.

A large field contested the inaugural Intergral Scaffolding Charity Golf Day in support of Anson Street Special School last Friday.  

The team of P Ware, R Young, M Wright and D Clemens won the handicap event with the score of 49.875. Next in the handicap were N Gander S Rossetto, M McDonald and T Skelton with 52.25.  

The scratch event was taken out by B Mackin, B McGregor, M Wychamp and G Taylor with 60. K Thompson, D Murray, A Gosper and B Allcorn were runners-up with 62.

A big thanks to the sponsors and participants for an excellent day and we look forward to the event continuing for years to come.

The Hahn SuperDry 3.5 Nines continues each Friday after last year's success of the social nine hole golf competition. This involves 9 holes in stableford format with weekly prizes for Orange Ex-Services Club members.

The cost is only $9 which includes a free schooner of Hahn SuperDry 3.5 or a post-mix soft drink. Barefoot Bowls Burger and Beer is also available from 12 pm each Friday for only $19.  

The cost includes unlimited barefoot bowls, a burger and a beer. Bring your friends and wind down at the end of the week.

DUNTRYLEAGUE LADIES

What a great day and what a turnout!

In total, 80 women from Duntryleague and surrounding golf clubs came to our Closing Day event. The course was in great condition and the women played well with some great scores.

Thank you to our sponsors for Closing Day: Baldock, Stacy and Niven Solicitors and Duntryleague members.

FYI Tuesday, November 29 is the annual general meeting 18 hole stableford.

Shotgun start 8.30am for 9am tee off.

Sandra Schultz Divison 1 Winner with President Janice Pritchard.

Sandra Schultz Divison 1 Winner with President Janice Pritchard.

DUNTRYLEAGUE MEN

Last Saturday was the captain versus president 4BBB stableford, sponsored by Austbrokers Risk and Insurance Services. The event was contested by 141 players.

Winners of the 4BBB stableford event were Steve Mullins and Jamie Widauer with 51 points followed by Rob Edmunds and Mick Wallace with 48 points, Rob Parfett and Allan Fogarty on 46 points on a countback from Col Radford and Charlie Lane 46, and Keegan Harding and John Colgan, both teams also scoring 46.

Winner of the individual stableford event went to Rob Edmunds with 41 points.

The captains team triumphed on the day with 1409 points, over the Presidents team score of 1318 points. Ball run down went to 34 points.

Saturday’s event is the November Monthly Medal, sponsored by ATS Equipment.

Monday’s seniors individual stableford was contested by 20 players. Winner was Peter Turner with 38 points, followed by Peter Byrne on 36 points, on a countback from John Lawler’s 36. The ball comp went to 35 points.

Wednesday’s individual stableford was contested by 130 players

In division one, Neal Fogarty won with 42 points, followed by Charlie Lane with 40 points, John Cook on 39 points and David Neil with 38 points.

Division two was won by Barry Burcher with 40 points from William Callaghan with 39 points on a countback from Peter Byrne, 39 points, and Steve Mullins, 38 points. Ball comp went to 35.

This week the Putt for Cash is up to $3150, after a John McGoldrick missed a six meter putt last Friday night.

Make sure you get to the club tonight for some great food, wine, prizes and a chance to win a bundle of cash.

Ian Ashcroft and Ashcrofts IGA are sponsoring a nine hole chicken run every Friday, all day. Enter in the Pro-Shop.

Last week’s winner was David Ferguson 19 points and Jim Martin 18 points.

FURZIES FOURS

Team winners from week seven were Hosel Rockets with 39 points.

Individual places were – first place: Dale Lawrence with 20 points on a countback; second place: Corey McKenzie 20 points countback; third place: Marco Pasquali 20 points.

Team progressive scores after week seven have the Hosel Rockets leading with 248 points.

This Sunday is our Steve Conran Junior Tournament, starting at 8am. There’s 18 years and under, 18 hole stroke and handicap events as well as boys’ and girls’ non-handicap nine holes.

There are still some places available so call the club on 6362 3466 to book your child in to this great tournament.

Junior clinics are in full swing. Open juniors for ages 8 to 14 on Thursdays from 4pm to 5pm. Little Tackers for ages 3 to 7 Sundays from 1 to 1.30pm.

WENTWORTH LADIES

There was a good turnout for the par three event and everyone had a good time.

This event is new to our golfing calendar and the sponsors were Ruth Bevan and Robyn Forrester.

The overall winner for this event is the best net score over the 18 holes.

Overall winner was Sue Hammond with a brilliant net 35. Sue has been in some amazing form of late and it is great to see her playing really well. It was a very well deserved win and a very poplar one as well. Well done Sue.

Division one winner with 67 off the stick and net 46 was Ruth Bevan. Ruth was ecstatic with her game, she really hit the ball well. Runner-up with 59 off the stick and net 48 was Lee Pickett who played well and was happy with her game.

Division two winner with 69 off the stick and net 44 was Ruth Lee who is one of our most consistent players and enjoys a win. Runner-up was Irene Goldsack who had a nice 69 and net 45, just one shot back.

Division three winner with 78 off the stick and net 41 was Joan Antrobus. Joan really hit her straps today and played some inspiring shots. Runner-up was Val Lynch who finished with a nice 86 off the stick net 41, just pipped on a countback.

NTPs won by Sue Hammond (6th) and (17th) Glenda Hodge (13th) Lee Pickett (9th), our Simply Nile Voucher was won by Robyn Cannon.

Next week we will be playing our Closing Day event and the 36-45 Markers Tournament in conjunction. The events are stroke, handicap and stableford in three grades. If your name is not in the draw and you would like a game please contact the Pro Shop on 63614571. A reminder to all of our Wenty Ladies to please bring a plate for next week.

COUNTRY CLUB LADIES

On Saturday the ladies will play in there 2016 Closing Day.

We have a good field and the weather is forecast for a lovely day, so we will be in for a treat.

Lady members are asked if they could kindly bring a plate for afternoon tea.

We have the usual raffles and novelty events on offer and you can purchase them before tee off.

The draw can be found in today's paper. Hope to see you all there.

Last week the Audi Challenge was played. There were some great scores. The course has well and truly dried out now, lots of run and the greens are fantastic.

For A grade Margot Sullivan came out on top with 40 points on a three-way countback from Narelle Provost (second) and Trish Harvey (third).

For B grade, Char Lee had a great round to win with 43 stableford points ahead of Iris Dwyer in second with 40 points and Alice McKeoweon in third spot with 38 points.

The drive and pitches were won by Narelle Provost for A grade, Elaine Connor for B grade and Sue Hammond for C grade. The overall NTP on the 8th was Susan Fenwick. All players took home a Village Coffee Shop voucher for their efforts.

Next week, Saturday December 3, we will have our ladies Christmas cheer day. This is open for members only. Everyone gets a prize on this day. Hams are the major sought after prize on the day. Don't miss out on the fun. It's a fancy dress day also, wear your Christmas colours. There will be a best dressed prize on the day.

Presentation day and the men's Christmas cheer day will be on December 10 and that will be our year done. Unbelievable! Where did that 12 months go?

Our ladies Christmas party was held not long ago and it was a great afternoon/night.

Thanks to all the committee for helping the night be a huge success and thanks to all the lady members and visitors for attending.

You all got into the spirit of the Rio Olympics and we're all good sports. A group of 12 ladies are playing in the Tatas Club Fiji Open which will be held at Riverside Oaks on Sunday.

We were lucky enough to be invited on our first trip to Fiji back in 2012 and have played in it each year. All money raised on the day goes to Camp Quality. Good luck girls. Happy Golfing!

WENTWORTH MEN

Members and visitors were treated to a great day of golf and scoring conditions with a two person ambrose sponsored by Scott Camery Welding and Fabrication.

Winners on the day were Steve Bray and Nathan Atkinson with a fine 61.50, edging out Anthony Scott and Nick Bolton by 0.25 on 61.75 on a countback.

In third place were Brendon (sore shoulders) Breitnauer and Richard Bale, whilst in fourth position were Dave Seymour and Steve Neal.

Long Drives on the day went to Mark Fliedner, Richard Bale and Orry Lewin. A score of 63.75 was required for a ball.

Sunday’s event was the mixed foursomes championship proudly sponsored by Steve and Vicki Bray.

The results were a tough one with a four-way countback on 67.50, Mark and Sue Hammond were declared runners-up and claiming the top net prize were Darrell Duff and Robyn Forrester.

Whilst in the scratch Lee Pickett and Tony Langham fired a fine 83 to claim second place on the day, the winners on the day were Steve and Vicki Bray with a fantastic 79, it could’ve been less if Steve didn’t talk Vicki out of her line selection.

The mid-week rolling stableford was claimed by Ken Bevan with 30 points. The rolling stableford is played on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

The Men’s Thursday stableford competition was won by David Phillips with 39 points on countback, Troy Swain was the runner-up with 39 points and David Bankovic claimed third with 37 points on a countback.

The nearest the pins on the day were Dave Phillips, Steve Roach, PJ Russell and Billy Foran.

This Saturday members and guests will contest an individual stroke sponsored Broadley and Haydon Accountants, whilst on Sunday Weily’s Betta Home Living will sponsor a monthly medal.

Also the members foursomes will be on Sunday. Call the Pro Shop and put your name down.

In Pro Shop News Head Professional Todd Brakenridge and Mark Fliedner have headed north to the Gold Coast to take part in this year’s schoolies event at Surfers Paradise, they are overlapping their stay to get both the Queensland and NSW weeks in.

Phillip White will be keeping a close eye on these two when he isn’t on Royal Brisbane striding the fairways.

The draw for the 2016 Wentworth Open to be held on December 3 and 4 is now loaded in the computer. Contact the Pro Shop to secure a tee time. Over $6000 worth of prizes are up for grabs for what promises to be a great event.

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