The Monthly Medal stroke competition at Tuross Head always produces some intense competition and this week’s event was no exception.
Adam Husband’s 65 net in the A grade division resulted in a win for Adam ahead of Stephen Walker’s 67 and Bob Hay’s 71 strokes. B grade players Trevor Jones and Steve Collins both had a low scores of 65 net strokes with Trevor filling first place on a countback. John Phyland scored 67 for third position.
Allen Lee returned the best card of the day, however, with a remarkable 64 net strokes to lead home the C grade golfers. Ian Kingston 65 and Graeme Sindel 67 filled the remaining placings. Leigh Coloe, with 76 strokes, played the best off the stick round for the day. Leigh Coloe also won the Golden Shot award for the closest second shot on the par 4 third hole with 1.17 m. Balls were awarded down to 72.
The improvement of the course, under the responsibility of Tim Watson and his ground crew, is now showing up in lower scores being returned.
Nearest the pins were won by A grade: Golfer Brad Coloe on the 4th hole with 37 centimetres. Brad Doolan was closest on the 6th with 3.09 m and Leigh Coloe was best on the 7th hole with 4.10m B grade player Wayne Fullerton wont the 4th with 77 centimetres. John Phyland the 6th with 3.60m and Steve Collins the 7th with 3.80 m. Mick Elfar was the star of C grade with 1.01 m on the 4th hole and Mick was also awarded the 7th hole with 3.50 m.
Thursday’s medley stableford competition was won by Brad Doolan with an excellent 42 points ahead of Dorothy Madden 40, Ian Kingston 39 and Bruce Martin 38 points. Brad Doolan also had the satisfaction of scoring an eagle on the par 5 ninth hole. Nearest the pins were won by Allen Gannon, Brad Doolan and Colin Houghton.
Junior golfers, or any junior interested in learning some of the basics, are invited to attend the junior golf clinic which is held every Tuesday at 4 pm until December 10th. The hour long clinic is being conducted by PGA professional Colin Holmes and golf equipment and balls are supplied. Bookings can be made at the club.
Photo above: Monthly Medal A grade winner Adam Husband with event sponsor Paul Scholze.
Photos: Courtesy Tony Brown