Men’s golf | Whalan boys in the thick of it on the course

FAMILY AFFAIR: The Whalan brothers, Neil, Kevin and Eric, enjoyed their golf over the Christmas break, finishing with some great scores.
FAMILY AFFAIR: The Whalan brothers, Neil, Kevin and Eric, enjoyed their golf over the Christmas break, finishing with some great scores.

DESPITE the holiday season, our golfers have been enjoying a few games. Golf on Saturday, December 22 attracted a smaller field of golfers, however the quality of the field was evident in the good scores. Terry Robinson was the A grade winner with 37 points; Darren Gordon was the runner-up with 36 points. 

Peter Hutchinson continues to improve his game and even though his handicap is coming down, he continues to be in the winners’ circle. Peter had 38 points to win B grade, while Dylan Harvey was the runner-up with 34 points. Barry Stubbs was the winner of Thursday golf with 26 points.

Competition over the three days, Boxing Day, Saturday, December 29 and New Year’s Day, was won by Eric Whalan with 112 points; Kevin Whalan was the runner-up with 109 points. On Saturday, December 29, members played an 18-hole stableford event.

The Whalan boys were in the thick of things. Eric was the A grade winner with 41 points, Neil was the runner-up with 39 points. Kevin Whalan won B grade with 38 points and Kevin McGrath was the runner-up with 36 points.

On New Year’s Day, Alan Cairney made a resolution to play good golf and won the day with an excellent round of 41 points. Dennis O'Connell was the runner-up with 39 points. Saturday, January 5 attracted a good field of 36 golfers. Eric Whalan continued his good form to win the A grade event and monthly medal with a round of 82/67.  

Billy Wilcox was the runner-up with a good round of 84/69. Peter Hutchinson continued his good run with a round of 90/67 to win B grade on a countback from Barry Stubbs (85/67). Barry won the B grade scratch ball and the B grade putting.

Tom McKinnon won the A grade scratch ball and Darren Gordon won the A grade putting with 27 putts. Nearest the pin on the first was Robert Hayden (1.2 metres) and Marty Hotham won the ninth at 1.3m from the cup.

Balls went to Alan Cairney, Sean Mooney, Tom McKinnon, Jason Sargent, Peter Griffiths and Dylan Harvey.

The Thursday 12-hole event was played with a difference. The boys decided to play off the ladies’ markers and the ladies’ rating for each hole. Paul Behan loved the format. With 36 points, he was the clear winner. Balls went to Darren Gordon, Sean Mooney, Don Miller, Harold Lyme, Laurie Murphy, Kim Rawlings, Brian Balaam and Joe Casey.

Golf on Saturday will be an 18-hole stableford event.


THE final round of the super six challenge was played on Thursday, December 20 after 10 rounds.

The winning team was Grant Francis, Dylan Kyte, Kevin Large, Brendan Luther and Mike Mrdjenovic and the runners-up were Steve Booth, Mark Booth, Josh Booth, Scott Austen and Rowan Henderson.

Hope everyone enjoyed the competition. 

The new super six challenge will start on Thursday, January 17, so get your teams organised and come and have some fun of a Thursday afternoon. Only six holes after four o'clock.