Championships underway

This month has seen the first round of the Club Championships get underway and players were out in force to do battle with our biggest Saturday field of the year.

The course was looking a treat and ready for some good scores.

Stuart Grigg played a controlled game to fire a fine 75 off of the stick, but was quickly matched by defending champion Chris ‘Doc’ Girling, 75. Stuart will need to keep the low scoring coming in order to try and stay with Doc over the coming rounds.

The B grade championship also got off to a solid start, with Tim Clifton setting the pace with a 90 off of the stick.

Steven Kelly and Jim Weir, both shooting 96, will be putting in the big ones in the three remaining rounds to claw back the six-stroke deficit. 

With the course soft and luscious, it has been great to see the weekly honours being shared around with different winners.

One of the club’s bigger events, the Applebee/Belcher Pinehurst Trophy, was also contested this month with the late pairing of Steven Kelly and Adam Bail combining to smash the rest of the field by a massive four strokes. 

The ladies on Tuesdays have been going strong too, kicking off their Club Championships with Kathy Stubing putting in a dominant performance opening up a 10-stroke lead over Elaine Grigg.

Kathy has been in strong form this past month, winning the last four Tuesdays in a row. 

If you would like to join us and have a great day, visit the club this Saturday.

Golf starts at 11am with tee offs until around 12:30pm and everyone in before 5pm for presentation of the day’s prizes and a chance to take home the much sought-after Virginia Meat Store meat tray raffles.

Ladies also play on Tuesdays around 9:15am – new members always welcome.

The men also have a Thursday competition from 9:15am, usually followed by a barbecue lunch and a couple of beers.

Visit to find a wealth of information about the course, competitions, membership information and everything else you need to know. Come out and play!

A quick reminder about the rest of the Club Championships in early July, Night Golf on Friday July 4 from 6pm (all welcome), followed by the Men’s Open Day on July 27 and the Women’s Open Day on August 1. Good golfing everyone.

Saturday results:

May 31: Par

A Grade – Andrew Baker, Yogi Frencken, Robert Hogg; B Grade – Ian Clark, Neil Bowden, Ian Telfer; Ladies – Elaine Grigg, Julie Holland

June 6: Pinehurst  

1st – Adam Bail / Steven Kelly

2nd – Hans Linford / Andrew Baker

3rd – Paul Shields / Chris Girling

June 14: Stableford

A Grade – John Ball, Robert Hogg, Gary Payne; B Grade – Jim Weir, Ray Prior, Jeff Spackman; Ladies – Julie Holland, Elaine Grigg, Gemma Connors

21 June: Stroke 

A Grade – Stuart Grigg, Michael Davies, Paul Shields; B Grade – Rick Wendland, Ray Prior, Tim Clifton; Ladies – Elaine Grigg, Gemma Connors

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