By JOHN FURZE
Last Saturday was the January Monthly Medal, sponsored by Central West and Finance.
The event was contested by 145 players, a bumper field for our first Monthly Medal competition of the new year.
In A grade, winner was Craig Stojanovic with 67 net, followed by Gary Shiels 69 on a countback from Kell Smith 69.
Scratch winner was Steve Conran with 68 on a countback.
B grade winner was Tim Jennings with 68 net, followed by John Brennan 69 and Jim Fogarty 70.
Scratch winner was Tim Jennings with 83.
C grade and Monthly Medal winner was Ron Pearson with 65 net on a countback from John Mason 65 and Keegan Harding 66.
Scratch winner was John Mason with 86.
Ball comp to 72 net.
On Saturday the event is a 4BBB stableford and individual stableford event, sponsored by My Self Storage.
Monday’s Seniors Individual Stableford was contested by 32 players.
Winner was Keith Baker with 39 points, followed by Bruce McLean 38 points and Peter Byrne 36 points.
Ball Comp to 33 points.
Wednesday’s individual stableford was contested by 125 players, which is a massive turnout, it’s great to see that kind of support for the club mid-week.
In division one, the winner was Charlie Lane with 40 points on a countback, followed by Neal Fogarty with 40 points, Peter Ferguson 39 points and David Bouffler 38 points.
Division two was won by Peter Jurczyluk with 40 points.
He won the division from the second-placed George Moore, who carded 38 points and just edged out the third and fourth finishers on a countback.
They were John Jani 38 points and Chris Heron 38 points, respectively.
Ball comp to 34.
This week the Putt for Cash is up to $3400, after John Cook missed a five-metre 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.
SPANLINE FURZIES FOURS
The first week is underway, with results in next week’s report.
DUNTRYLEAGUE SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM
We have two sessions left coming up these school holidays. The dates are Thursday, January 19 and Friday, January 27.
Ages are 7-16 yrs old, at a cost of $35 per child per day.
Sessions run from 10am until 2pm, with a BBQ lunch provided.
Bookings are limited, so contact the pro shop on 6362 4072 to book your child a spot.
PRO TIP: INCONSISTENCY
I have interviewed many of my students before lessons and one of the most important questions I ask is: what is the one thing you hope to get out of your golf? And what do we hear in response, almost 100 per cent of the time?
More consistency and to hit the driver longer and straighter.
My answer to consistency is - the only thing that is consistent about golf is the inconstancy.
Inconsistent golf is a major frustration affecting the majority of golfers, but why?
Let me tell you why: it's because many players don't know what they're doing wrong in the first place.
They're applying Band-Aids to problems that aren't even there, and the real issues are going completely unnoticed.
Golf is a game of misses, not perfect shots.
Thee great Ben Hogan once said he only hit 4 to 5 shots a round exactly liked he wanted.
It may be the player’s goal to hit his drive 270 metres straight down the middle.
But what has the player done to earn the right to hit these shots?
We have to first understand what we must have to do mechanically to produce the desired effect.
If I film a player making 100 swings and replay them all back they will all look the same.
If they look the same why then doesn’t the ball go in the same place?
That’s a very good question, but it also has a very simple answer.
The player does not have the clubhead trailing the hands and the hands are uneducated.
And let me tell you: if you hope to play better golf for the long haul that simply has to change.
Let us work with you in person and turn your game around.
Don’t practice your faults book a lesson today on 6362 4072.
By TODD BRAKENRIDGE
Last Saturday a bumper field of Members and Guests contested the first Monthly Medal of 2017 sponsored by the great people at Swinging Bridge Wines.
On the day we had visitors from a plethora of clubs including Tumut, Gundagai, Bathurst, Sawtell, Parkes, Orange Ex-Services, Springwood, Beerwah and Duntryleague.
It’s fantastic to see so many visitors out here at Wentworth, enjoying the course and playing some exceptional golf.
We also had an international guest with a lad from Surrey, England playing on the day.
In A grade Craig Coles claimed a scratch victory firing 72 off the stick.
The most successful Clark at Wentworth, Rob, edged out his son Jordan for handicap honours with 64 and 68 net respectively.
In B grade the strapping South African male model Tyrone Rudman was the scratch best with 81.
Tony Ford has been practicing a lot lately and that paid off by taking handicap honours with 65 net from Churchland who won a countback to be runner up with 68 net.
In C grade it was Scott Galloway’s day firing 86 net 61 to take out the scratch prize as well as the January Monthly Medal.
Orry Lewin was the handicap best with 65 net from Michael Coote with 66 net.
The Outback Vending Long Drives were won by Mick Wells in A grade, Ethan Lewin in B grade and Orry Lewin in C grade.
The overall NTP, sponsored by the 19th View Restaurant, was won by Ron Dillon who hit a great shot into the sixth.
Jason Griffiths also emptied the Eagles Nest via a three on the par-five eighth.
Last Sunday saw the first Monthly Medal of the year being contested, proudly sponsored by long time supporters of Wentworth Golf Club, Weily’s Betta Home Living.
Ethan Lewin won the men’s division with a fine net 66, while Orry Lewin was runner up with 67 net on a countback.
Jan Moad blitzed the Ladies field taking top spot as well as the Monthly Medal with a fine net 67. Helen McDonnell won a countback to be runner up with net 70.
The Thursday stableford has proven to be popular of the new year season, feel free to join in on the fun any Thursday.
It is simply a roll up start so turn up with a partner and we will get you a game.
Last week Mick Buckler fired 41 points to claim victory from Kerry Lynch who won a countback on 37 points over Trevor Fitzgerald to claim the runner up prizes. Kerry Lynch, Hans Jeukem, Jason Hurford and Geoff Smith all won NTPs on the day.
The Rolling Stableford continues to grow as well, this is a stableford event ran every Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Feel free to join in on this one anytime.
Jason Griffiths was victorious last week with 35 points.
This Saturday members and guests will contest an individual stableford sponsored by Kent’s H Hardware.
Be sure to put your name down online or contact the Pro Shop for a start in this one.
The Wenty Super 6’s returns on January 22, entries are open now so get your team of six together for this season’s summer competition.
On Sunday, the start of Team Wentworth’s Relay For Life Campaign begins with an 11.30am shotgun start two-person ambrose. Contact the Pro Shop to secure your spot in this one.
The golf marathon fundraiser is on again with Costa Mavros making the trip home from Sydney to partner myself to see how many holes we can play from 5.30am till 8.30pm in a cart.
Many are suggesting 216 (12 full rounds) may be achievable. Please drop into the Pro Shop to donate for this one with all money raised going to Team Wentworth’s Relay For Life.
COUNTRY CLUB MEN
By EAGLE EYE
The new year got off to a good start last Saturday with a Medley 4BBB Stableford sponsored by Viatek.
Peter Owens and Brad Kelly won the day with an impressive score of 50 points.
John and Miles Casbier claimed second place on 49 points.
The team of Mick and Lee Pickett came in third with 46 points on a count back.
The longest drives on the sixth hole were taken out by Tremayne Power in A grade, Ian Williams in B grade and Peter Maguire in C grade.
The drive and pitch on the second hole was won by John Connolly and Larry Grant in C grade on the fifth hole.
Nearest the pins on the eighth hole went to Marty Woods in A grade, Jason Neville in B grade and Bill Kirsop in C grade.
On the 11th Gavin Hassan was closest in A grade, Phil Searl in B grade and Hugh Munro in C grade.
Luke Pecoski took out A grade on the 16th, John Connolly B grade and John Casbier C grade.
The mid-week competitions continue in the new year.
The Hahn SuperDry 3.5 Nines are on each Friday.
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 enjoy the holiday period.
The Tuesday and Thursday nine hole competitions continue throughout the year.
There are good prizes on offer and they also allow players the opportunity to get that extra hit out during the week.
Saturday is the January Monthly Medal sponsored by Wenty Pro Shop.