Sue Morgan and Mick Broers enjoy a laugh at the Yass Golf Club on Sunday. Photo: Supplied.The weather gods weren’t kind with the rain coming down until midday, but that did not stop the 35 slightly demented golfers from competing in the stableford competition on Sunday to raise money for Mel Callow and her family.
Despite the inclement conditions the day was a huge success. Lucas Carmody won the golf with 42 points on a count back from Ben Donohue.
After the golf a good crowd attended the club house for the silent and live auctions and the drawing of the raffle. The money raised was in excess of $16,000 which was very pleasing. A large number of people and business houses contributed to the success of the day and their generosity should be commended.
The first prize in the raffle, the $1,000 Westfield voucher, was won by Harry Field and was donated back to Mel and her family by Harry’s parents Andrew and Alex. A special thank you to them for such a thoughtful gesture.
The other highlight of the day was the longest drive competition organized by Matthew Waters. As it was late in the day and several beers had been consumed some of the male golfers were not focusing all that well and there were mishits and balls going in every direction.
In the end our local pro Kirk Davis won the competition but only just from a couple of young guns; Blake Partridge and Alex Walker.
A special thanks must go out to Katie Walker and Sue Morgan who were the main contributors in bringing the day to together and making it the great success the fundraiser was. Also many thanks to anyone else who helped with the selling of raffles tickets, organizing prizes and items for the auctions. And of course we must thank the local community for their generosity in supporting the fundraiser.
In the Saturday stableford, Kim Stephan had an excellent round of 44 points to win the B-grade money, while in the A-grade young star Robby Furner continued his good form of late, scoring 43 points to take the prize.
Winners: A-grade: Robby Turner (7) 43 points. B-grade: Kim Stephan (24) 44 points. Ball winners: K Stephan 44, R Furner, T Kelly, G Rees-Kerr 43, S Walker 41, G Hayden, R Jackson, W Nelson 40, J Brady, R Greig, W Scheffler and R Walker 39 points. The Australian Hotel nearest the pins went to Greg Weir (275cm) on the eighth hole and Richard Walker (147cm) on the 16th. The Yass Valley Tyre Service 11th hole went Robby Furner (253cm) and the Mick Curtis sponsored nearest the pin after two shots on the 4th went to Tim Kelly (224cm).
Winner: 18-hole event: Lucas Carmody (16) 42 points ocb. Runner up: Ben Donoghue (13) 42 points. Ladies: Katie Walker (32) 27 points. Nine-hole event: Mick Broers. Runner-up: Lu Lu Julian. Nearest the pins: Second: Ben Donoghue, eighth: Mick Coggan and the 16th went to Wayne Wilson. The straightest and longest drives went to Phil White.
First day back after the Christmas break saw ten players face the starter in the Dad’s Army Competition last week and the player that stepped way out in front was our most senior player ‘Lofty’ Les Puckett with a very good score of 21 points. He must have been doing some practice during the break. The two players that picked up the balls on offer were Joe Morrissey and Merv Wright, with 18 points each. Scoring ranged from 21 down to 11 points.
Until next week good golfing ‘boys’.
Winners: A-grade: Robby Furner (9) 23 points. B-grade: Ryan Greig (22) 24 points. Ball winners: R Greig, R Furner 23, R Colburn 22, R Furner, M Bray, W Wilson, S Walker 21, S Walker 20, R Greig 21, B Oldfield and K Mann 20 points.
Saturday January 17: Fourball Multiplier Event.
Sunday January 18: stableford event.
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