Men's golf | An auction and a busy week of on-course action

SUNNY DAYS: Golfers Sean Mooney, Mick English, Jack English and Ian Fowler enjoying perfect conditions for golf.
SUNNY DAYS: Golfers Sean Mooney, Mick English, Jack English and Ian Fowler enjoying perfect conditions for golf.

IT was a busy week for golf: Thursday afternoon, Friday two-person ambrose, Saturday medal round and Monday stableford event.

There were 40 players on Thursday and, after golf, the ladies had organised the raffle draw and auction of various sponsored items.

The auction was the highlight, with a considerable amount of money raised for cancer research.

Harold Lyme didn't mind playing off the ladies' markers and his round of 34 points won the afternoon. Eric Whalan was closest the pin on the seventh hole.

One had to have a good score to get a ball this week: balls only went down to 26 points. Balls went to Kath Mooney, Peter Griffiths, David Zhou, Barry Lang, Don Miller, Peter Dale, Neil Evans, Terry Grear, Alan Cairney, Chris Lord, Phil Cummings, Hugh O'Neil, Robyn Stapleton and Kevin Hally.

On Good Friday, 36 players took part in a two-person ambrose. Eric Whalan and Herman May were the winners with a good score of 63 1/4. The runners-up were Neil Whalan and Dennis O'Connell.

The scratch winners were Alan Cairney and Peter Stewart, Peter Griffiths and Kevin Hally came in third, followed by Josh and Steve Booth, followed by Laurie Murphy and Bob Slattery.

A strong field played a stroke round on Saturday for the Monthly Medal and putting competition sponsored by Ray White Emms Mooney.

Chris Lord had a fine round of 84/68 to win the A grade medal; Barry Lang was the runner-up with 82/70.

Rob McGrath won the A grade scratch ball and Andrew Yeo won the A grade putting with 28 putts.

Dave King had a steady round of 89/71 to be the B grade medal winner. Katie Graham was the runner-up with 92/71. Dave King won the scratch ball and Sean Mooney won the putting with 33 putts.

A small field on Monday played a stableford event. Peter Hutchinson's round of 37 was good enough to win; Alan Cairney was the runner-up.

Balls went to Dave Campbell, Kevin McGrath, Justin Evans, Ian Fowler, Darren Gordon, Anthony McGrath, Rob McGrath, Terry Robinson, Peter Ryan, Dave Roots, Grant Underwood, Adrian Pouten, Dennis O'Connell and Andrew Yeo.

Golfers are reminded that if they are tempted to take a short cut on the 16th hole over the car park and don't quite make it, please report that to the club house.

If the incident is reported, we can then make a claim on the golfers' insurance under our Golf Australia affiliation. We need to know who was responsible for that claim to be accepted.

Golfers who hire carts should always fill in the hire book. When you hire a cart, you are responsible for damage done to the cart, such as windscreen, tyres, tip-overs, etc. The person hiring a cart needs a driver's licence and there are only two people allowed on the cart.

Golf this week will be an 18-hole stableford event.