Duntryleague ladies claim Regency Cup in thriller

FRIENDLY RIVALRY: Duntryleague captain Maria Crawford accepting the Regency Cup Trophy from Wentworth captain Robyn Forrester.
FRIENDLY RIVALRY: Duntryleague captain Maria Crawford accepting the Regency Cup Trophy from Wentworth captain Robyn Forrester.

DUNTRYLEAGUE LADIES

On Friday the Duntryleague and Wentworth Ladies braved very hot, windy conditions to contest the long standing inter-club matchplay event for the Regency Cup, Duntryleague were successful in defeating Wentworth 4.5-3.5.

The weather conditions on Tuesday proved to be more comfortable for golf with 71 ladies taking to the course to compete in an 18-hole stableford with many good scores recorded.

Lindy Simpson took out division one with 39 points with Angela Ferguson 34 points on a countback. Division two was won by Wendy Dwyer 36 points and runner-up Elaine Connor with 33 points on a countback.

Judy Royal continued her good form with 36 points on a countback from Odile Prosser-Fenn 36 points

In division four Meg Bannigan scored 37 points and Marilyn Maxwell runner up with 35 points.

Pam Evans won the drive and pitch on the fourth. Nearest the Pins: Kerry Kidd (fourth and seventh), Elaine Cusack (11th) and Judy Royal (17th).

Janet Bowyer won the nine-hole competition.

Raffle was won by Janine Bessan.

Next Tuesday the ladies will be playing the first Monthly Medal sponsored by the Country Duntry Girls, it will also be the first round of the Women’s Golf Medal, the first round of the Eclectic Trophy and the Birdie, Gobbler Boards commence.

All members are reminded that on Sunday, February 26 we will be playing the Naggers Cup which is a mixed 4BBB Stableford, sponsored by Brian Smith and Phil Pile.

It is a 12.30pm for 1pm shotgun start. Ladies get your partner lined up for an enjoyable day.

WENTWORTH LADIES

The weather was a little kinder today, bringing wonderful conditions for golf and the ladies took full advantage of it with some great scores in an 18-hole stableford.

Anne Field found some form to finish with a brilliant 38 points and win division one. Anne played some consistent golf today and was happy with her game.

Runner-up was Margaret Fisher who had a solid 36 points and a brilliant birdie on the eighth where she holed out from 70 metres, well done. Third place went to Helen Ross with 35 points.

Robyn Cannon fired well to finish with a magnificent 37 points and win division two. Robyn hasn’t had a lot of golf of late, so it was a great effort. Runner-up was Judy Davis who had a nice 32 points and is always happy to be out on the course and third place went to Leone Dalton who played well with 32 points as well.

Division three was won by Colleen Murray who played well to finish with 33 points. It was a popular win as Colleen has battled injury and illness and it is just wonderful to see her back competing, let alone winning.

This was a great effort, well done. Runner-up was Dawn Mendham who also was steady to finish with a nice 30 points and third was Deidre King with 29 points.

Nearest the pins were won by Jill Bale (third) Alice McKeowen (sixth) and Vicki Edmonds (13th)

Drive and pitches were won by Roslyn Fuller (ninth) and Deidre King (17th)

The Simply Nile voucher was won by Rob Moore.

Next week we will by playing an 18-hole stableford with a twist – we will be using only three clubs and a putter, so choose carefully. This is a fun event and should be a fun day.

WENTWORTH MEN

Last Saturday members and guests contested an individual stableford, the final round of the time honoured Knauff Kup. This event is proudly sponsored by Plasta Masta Orange.

In Agrade Steve Bray claimed the scratch prize with 28 points.  Billy Venner took out the handicap with 38 points from Mal Williams with 37.

In B grade Bugs Fuller was the best scratch score with 25 points. Hamish Goff fired 38 points to outlast Phillip Sturt who has 37.

In C grade Sean Pleasance snuck in with 18 points to win the the scratch while Allan Michell took out the handicap with 39 from Des Davis on 38.

The Outback Vending long drives were won by Graham Carr in A grade, Tyrone Rudman in B grade and Mark Waters in C grade.

The overall nearest to the pin, sponsored by The 19th View Restaurant, was won by Tony Boland who hit a great shot into the sixth and holed the putt.

Players needed 36 to win a ball while birdies received two balls each.

Last Sunday players contested an individual stableford, proudly sponsored by Wentworth. Danny Ross won the men’s with 27. Fiona Skaines won the ladies with 34. David Skaines won two nearest to the pins.

In Thursday Stableford action last week Gordon Common fired 40 points to claim victory from Geoff Smith with 39 points on a countback from Dave Phillips. John Bankovic, John Burcher, Gordon Common and Shannon Travers all claimed a nearest to the pin each.

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. Steve Carrigan won this week’s event with 33 points.

Pennant Teams will contest their round three matches this week at Dubbo, good luck to all divisions this Sunday.

This Saturday Members and Guests will contest an 4BBB Stroke proudly sponsored by Fletcher Insulation. Sunday will be a two-person Texas shootout with tee times back to the regular starting times.

The Wenty Super 6s are under way, be sure to keep your scores up to date to give yourself a chance to claim weekly individual prizes.

COUNTRY CLUB MEN

Kelvin Amatto scored a brilliant 59 net last Saturday to win the February Monthly Medal sponsored by M & J Chickens.

The other major winners for the day were Dale Lawrence in A grade with 62, John Watts in B grade with 66 and not to be outdone, Peter Iffland in C grade with 62.

Runners-up were Nadeem Ashraf in A grade with 64, Don Lovegrove in B grade with 66 and Gary Rudd in C grade with 64.

Peter Ferguson won the scratch prize in A grade with 80, Darren Taberner in B grade with 83 on a countback and Michael Wycamp in C grade with 87.The long drives on the sixth went Dale Lawrence in A grade, Colin McDougall in B grade and Greg Chapman in C grade. The drive and pitch on the third in A grade was won by Dale Lawrence, Jason Watmore in B grade on the second and Michael Wycamp in C grade on the fifth.

Nearest the pins on the eighth were won by Eddy Knight in A grade, Kelvin Amatto in B grade and Larry Grant in C grade.  

On the 11th Greg Morton was closest in A grade, Jason Watmore in B grade and Miles Casbier in C grade. Jonathon Sangster was closest in A grade on the 16th, Kelvin Amatto in B grade and Peter Iffland in C grade.

The Country Club’s pennants teams were not able to topple the strong Dubbo sides last Sunday at Wentworth. Division three went down 4-1 and division four lost 3-2. Both teams have a chance to make amends when they take on Mudgee at Dubbo on Sunday.

An exciting new competition has commenced and will be played every Tuesday, teeing off from 9am.  

The Tuesday Scramble is a social tournament comprising a nine-hole two person ambrose. Further details are available from the starter’s hut.

Other competitions played during the week are The Hahn SuperDry 3.5 Nines each Friday. This involves nine 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 12pm each Friday for only $19. 

The Tuesday and Thursday nine hole competitions continue throughout the year.

Saturday’s event is a mixed 4BBB stableford sponsored by Ashcroft’s Super IGA.

COUNTRY CLUB LADIES

Last week the match committee decided to postpone our first Monthly Medal and first NSW Women's Golf Medal until Saturday, February 25 due to the extreme conditions forecast for that day.

It will be now be played the same day as our 2017 match play qualifying round. The girls ended up playing a nine-hole stableford Saturday morning, to try and beat the heat on one of Orange's hottest days.

Eighteen ladies braved the morning heat to have a game.

On Saturday the ladies will team up with the men in a mixed 4BBB stableford event. This is a computer timesheet so if you would like a game or would like to find out your tee time, please give the starter’s hut a call on 6362 5162.

We are hosting the 90th Anniversary year of the Western Districts Ladies Tournament in May of this year at Orange Ex-Services. It will be held on May 16, 17 and 18.

If any of our ladies would like to play in the tournament, please get your entries and entry fee in to either Sue Gander or Sally Heigh to secure your spot. This event will fill up fast so decide early.

The cost of two rounds and foursomes event will be $60 and if you would like just to enter foursomes on the Thursday it will cost $15. 

Next Saturday will be a big day of golf with our first Monthly Medal sponsored by OESC, the first NSW Women's Golf Medal round and the match play qualifying round.

All of our Birdie, Gobble, Eclectic and Pointscore Sheets will all start for 2017.

I hope we will be able fill the 16 spots in our match play draw this year. Please mark on your card if you would like to go in the event.

We have new sponsors this year for the match play, they are Patty Pellow, Rel Provost, Adele Henry, Jo Sangster and Sally Heigh. We thank them all for joining forces to sponsor this important event. Greg and Alison Seib had sponsored this for many years so we would like to thank them both for their donation. Margot Sullivan is the sponsor of the consolation match play. 

I've been informed that the Fixtures Books for 2017 have still not arrived yet but they are not too far away.