Golf news October 14

Duntryleague ladies

Duntryleague’s 7th monthly medal was finally played. 30 players took to the course and Maria Crawford, our captain, won with a 65 nett. 

Results: Division 1  (0-25) SCRATCH Winner: Sandra Schultz 79.  H/C Winner: Virginian Conran nett 68 C/B. STB Winner: Phyliss Conran 33 pts. H/C R/U: Elaine Cusack 68 nett. Stab R/U: Wendy Reid 32 pts. 

Division 2  (26-45) SCRATCH Winner: Ros Davis 94. H/CX Winner: Barbara Chapman. Stab Winner Jenny Brazier 67 nett. H/C R/UL Dot Tandy 667 nett. Stab R/U:  Val Durack 35 pts. NTPs: 4th Sandra Schultz. 7th Ros Davis. 11th Isabel Weston. 17th Dot Tandy. Putting Competition:  Div 1. Virginia Conran 31 putts. Div 2. Val Durack 31 Putts. 9 Hole Competition: Edna Sharp 18 pts C/B. R/U Diane Waddell 18 pts. FYI: Tuesday October 18 will be an 18 Hole Stableford. It is also an invitation day for guests so bring a friend.

Duntryleague Men

By John Furze

Last Saturday’s event was contested by 78 players. In A-grade, winner and Monthly Medal winner was Paul Jarratt with 61 nett, followed by Rob Payne 64 on a countback from Ewan Cameron 64. A-grade scratch winner was Rob Payne with 64. B-grade winner was John Farquarson with 61 nett, followed by Graeme Bellamy with 62 on a countback from Kurt Wolf 62. B-grade scratch winner was John Farquarson with 77. Ball comp to 66. Tomorrow’s event is Round one of the 4BBB Stroke Championships, sponsored by DTC Electrical. Round two will be held on Sunday. Monday’s Seniors Individual Stableford was contested by 11 players. Winner was Peter Turner with 37 points, followed by John Lawler on 34 points. Ball comp to 34. Wednesday Men’s Individual Stableford was contested by 77 players. In Division One, winner was Sean Payne with 39 points, followed by Hugh Johnston 38 points, David Neil 37 points and James Walford 36 points. Division Two winner was Darrell Conran with an impressive 44 points, followed by Peter Turner 41 points, Ferdi Boers 38 points on a countback from Chris Durack 38. Ball Comp to 35. This week the Putt for Cash is up to $2900, after a visitor missed a 6 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. Bringing back the old school, Ian Ashcroft & Ashcrofts IGA are sponsoring a 9 Hole chicken run every Friday, all day. Enter in the Pro-Shop. Last weeks winner was Paul Jarratt with 21 points.

Furzies’ fours: Team winners from Week One were Hosel Rockets with 37 points. Individual places were – First place, Sam Pasquali with 20 points, second place, David Cantwell with 18 points countback, and third place Graeme Bellamy with 18 points. Grab your partners now for a great new event at Duntryleague Over $5000 worth of prices. Contact Proshop for more information 02 6362 4072.

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

Reformer Pilates at Duntryleague: Duntryleague in conjunction with Orange Physiotherapy is offering Mat work Pilates to both men and women at the club. It is to start on Friday September 16 and Monday September 19. It is a 6 week course and cost $95.

Country Club Men

By Eagle Eye

The course was a little drier for the October Monthly Medal played last Saturday sponsored by Harts Machinery. Dave Chippendale won the medal with a great score of 67 net given the conditions. Winners in each grade were Jonathon Sangster in A-grade posting 68 net, Nadeem Ashraf in B-grade with 70 net and Leo Graham in C-grade with 68 net. Runners up were Tremayne Power in A-grade with 69 net, Ian Johnston in B-grade with 71 net on a count back and Bill Roach in C-grade with 69 net.

Third place in A-grade went to Craig Sharwood with 73 net on a count back, Colin McDougall in B-grade with 71 net and John Casbier in C-grade with 70 net. Best scratch scores went to John A Davis in A-grade with 80, Greg Bartimote in B-grade with 87 and Owen Caughlin in C-grade with 93. The drive and pitch in A-grade on the third hole went to Dave Chippendale, Nadeem Ashraf won B-grade on the second hole and in doing so score an eagle and Peter Maguire picked up C-grade on the fifth hole.

The long drives on the sixth hole were won by Dave Chippendale in A- grade, Thomas Aggett in B-grade and Scott Jennings in C-grade. Nearest the pins on the eighth hole went to Dave Chippendale in A-grade, Nadeem Ashraf in B-grade and Leo Graham in C-grade. On the fourth hole Dave Chippendale was again closest in A-grade, Jason Watmore in B-grade whilst C-grade was not won. On the sixteenth hole Luke Pecoski was closest in A-grade, Gary Hillier in B-grade and Peter Maguire in C-grade.

The first round of the Handiskins was won by Jonathon Sangster with 37 points. The second round will be played tomorrow and players can still register if not already done so with four rounds still to go. The four finalists from each club will receive an invitation to play in the National Final for the honour of the National Handiskins Champion and a share of $10,000 in prizes and giveaways.

The Hahn SuperDry 3.5 Nines is on again 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. Also commencing tomorrow is Barefoot Bowls Burger and Beer available from 12 pm each Friday for only $19. The cost includes unlimited barefoot bowls, a burger and a beer. Why not try both golf and bowls and make a real afternoon of it.

November 18 is the inaugural Integral Scaffolding Charity Golf Day in support of Anson Street Special School. This will be a Four Person Ambrose. The cost is $50 per player which includes food and drink vouchers. There are many great prizes available including a hole in one prize of a Toyota Hilux SR5 courtesy of West Orange Motors. Other major sponsors of the event are 105-1 2GZ FM, 105.9StarFM, Southern Cross Austereo, Cockram Construction and Orange Ex-Services Club. For further information and registration forms go to Tomorrow is an Individual Stableford sponsored by IGT and also the second round of Handiskins.

Country Club ladies

Last Saturday the ladies played their Captains v Presidents Day while the sun was shining. Around 32 ladies come out to play after a long absence. The Captains took out the day by a very close margin, 351 to 349.

The individual winners for the Captains side were Taua Holmes first with 32 points, Alison Seib in second with 31 points and third went to Margot Sullivan with 30 points. For the Presidents team Robyn Pritchard was first with 32 points followed by Anne Field with 29 points and third went to Ros Fuller with 28 points. Drive and Pitches were won by Alison Seib, Melissa Ward and Sue Gander with Taua Holmes taking the Overall Nearest the Pin on the 8th hole. These girls took home vouchers from Pizza Capers and The Village Cafe. The raffle was won by Jenny Kain who took home a $25 OESC gift voucher while Anne Field and Taua Holmes both won the home baked goods. The first round of Handiskins was also played with round 2 next week. It's not too late if you would like to sign up. There are still 5 more rounds to be played. Maureen Commins won the district Women's Golf NSW Silver Medal playoff in Canowindra last Friday.

After winning the silver medal at club level, Maureen has now won the next level at district so now will go to Sydney in December for the State final against 12 other country winners. Tomorrow we will play our 8th Monthly Medal. If you would like to play give the Starters Hut a call on 63625162.

Next Saturday October 22, we will play our 9th and final Monthly Medal. If you would like a game please let Sally know by Wednesday so you can be put in the draw. With the week after being our Medal of Medals final along with our Charity Day. The Match Committee got together last week to discuss the state of the 2016 Club Championships. After much discussion we have decided to abandon this year's event due to the past months’ weather. The course is not up to scratch, so hopefully next year will be bigger and better. Finals day was due to be played in Warren next Thursday but because of course flooding it has been moved to Cowra Golf Club. The Orange Exservices Sports Awards for 2016 will be held at the Country Club on Sunday from 11am.

Our nominees this year are Taua Holmes for Senior Sportsperson and a Robyn Newey for Club Person if the Year. Come out and support our girls if you are able and stay for lunch. We had sad news this week, to hear the passing of one of our long-time committee and ladies golf members Es Davis. Es died early Wednesday morning. Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time. Es's funeral will be held at St Joseph's Catholic Church on Tuesday October 18 at 11am for those who wish to attend.

Draw: October 15, 8th monthly medal / handiskins 2/ AGM. Sponsors: Robyn Newey, Margot Sullivan. Duties: Sally aand Maureen. Raffle: Jo.

8.45am: S Heigh, M Commins, J Davis, M Johns; 8.52am: R Newey, L Pickett, N Provost, A Field; 8.59am: A Seib, K Nesic, T Holmes, R Pritchard; 9.06am: E Stair, J Sangster, P Harvey, R Bloomfield; 9.13am: S Hutchinson, S Gander, J Kain, S Hammond; 9.20am: C Lee, M Langham, L Dalton, R Forrester; 9.27am: V Durack, A McKeowen, R Fuller, partner; 9.34am: L Iffland, P Pellow, A Henry and partner. 9.41am: T Rossi, V Lynch, I Dwyer, partner.

Wentworth ladies

Yesterday we played an 18 Hole Stroke and the 8th Monthly Medal. The event was sponsored by Hogan’s Pharmacy & Margot Quigley. A couple of holes were shortened due to the dampness, but nonetheless there were some great scores.

In Division 1 Lee Pickett was really on fire today. She seized the 8th Monthly Medal with a sizzling nett 65 (which equates to 76 off the stick). She hit every fairway and was deadly with her putter. This is one of the best rounds Lee has had and she was extremely excited with her golf game today. 

Division 1 winner with a brilliant nett 67 was Ros Fuller. Ros also completed one of her best rounds today with a near flawless game. Ros has improved her game to become a very consistent player and was extremely satisfied with her round. Ros also won the Division 1 putting with a very low 27 putts. Division 1 runner-up was Jacqui Flanagan with a solid nett 70. Third place went to Helen Ross with a very nice nett 71.

Division 2 was won by Val Gregory with a great nett 74. Runner-up was Alison Thorn with a nett 76. Third place was won by Joan Antrobus with a very good nett 77. 

The putting in Division 2 was won by Joan Antrobus & Ginny Dunn, both with 30 putts. Nearest the Pins were won by Lee Pickett (3rd), Ruth Lee (6th) & Michelle Paul (13th). Next Week we will be playing Captains v Presidents. If your name is not in the draw please contact the Pro shop on 63614571 for a spot.

Draw: October 19  Event Captain’s v President’s

1st Tee: 9am R Forrester, R Bevan, R Fuller, A Field; 9.07am L Usher, L Dalton, L Pickett, L Dowley; 9.14am S Hammond, R Moore, V Lynch, M Paul; 9.21am H Ross, S Crump, H McDonell, W Hill; 9.28am I Goldsack, G Dunn, V Gregory, T Rossi; 9.35am J Roberts, Partner, J Graham, R Lee; 9.42am J Davis, I Dwyer, R Zelukovic, Partner.

Wentworth men

By Todd Brackenridge

Last Saturday Mother Nature gave golfers some reprieve with sunshine beaming on the course throughout the day. Members and guests contested a 16 Hole Individual Stroke for the replayed August Monthly medal sponsored by the team at Petries Mitre 10.

At the end of the day Jordan Clark claimed A-grade Scratch, with a fine even par round of 61. Jordan has had plenty of defeats at the hands of the Pro Shop Staff in the past few weeks, but with Beak and Fez restricted to Pro Shop duties this week, Jordan took advantage of some easier competition. Steve Neal continued his good form to claim the A-grade Handicap top spot with 57 nett, with John Bankovic the runner up with 61 nett on a countback.

In B-grade Ian Davey was the Scratch best with 75. Mick McGovern won a countback to claim Handicap top spot with 61 nett from Paul Thompson. Sean Pleasance dominated C-grade to win Scratch with 75 while Michael Coote has the Handicapper hunting for him as he won again with an incredible nett 51, naturally this was enough to claim the Monthly Medal. Dave Wilson was the C-grade handicap runner up with 57 nett. On the day you needed nett 61 to win a ball. A birdie on a par 3 won you 5 balls each while the Outback Vending Long Drives were won by Jordan Clark in A-grade, Mark Hammond in B-grade and Orry Lewin in C-grade. Craig Coles also emptied a very full Eagle’s Nest collecting 18 balls with his eagle on the 8th.

Last Sunday the catching up on Monthly Medal events continued with another Monthly Medal for the replayed September Monthly Medal sponsored by Weily’s Betta Home Living and Tabberners Glass. Trish Harvey won the Ladies Division with 65 nett on a countback from Ruth Bevan. James Bale won the Mens Division with 60 nett, and the monthly medal. Jeremy Tadman was runner-up with 64 nett on a countback.

The Thursday stableford competition was restricted to doing the Front 9 twice. George Kastrounis was the winner with 37 points from Maurie Ryan with 33 points. Darrell Duff and Gerard O’Neill both collected Nearest The Pin prizes.

There is an adjusted schedule for the rest of the year available from the Pro Shop.

The scheduled events for this weekend are an Individual Stableford on Saturday with the Captains vs Presidents Trophy. This day is set to be sponsored by Bathurst Fire Protection. On Sunday there will be another monthly medal for the October monthly medal sponsored by Weily’s Betta Home Living

The T.W Finley Shield Matchplay Playoffs will resume October 16.

The Wenty Super 6 kicked off last Sunday. It is not too late to enter, so wether your an individual looking to join a team, or you have an interested team call the Pro Shop on 63614571.


Last Monday Steve Darlington won A Grade in the Vets event at Bathurst Golf Course with 40 points. In B-grade Hugh Munro won with a mamouth score of 41 points. This event was sponsored by the Bathurst Local Vets and 53 players vied for supremacy. It had been scheduled for Duntryleague but the 1200 mm of flood rain recorded so far this year has made the use of carts on Duntryleague unwise and thus the event was transferred. 

Runners-up in A-grade were Bill Lambert and Club Captain Manuel Pro with 40 and 39 points respectively. Runners-up in B-grade were Peter Shepherd and Peter Byrne both with 40 points. The Ladies event was won by Ruth Bevan with 30 points followed by Di Johnston and Robin Forrester, both on 28. NTPs Doug Collins, Manuel Pro and Steve Darlington and balls went down to 28. Next event: October 24, Orange.