Golf in Grenfell had a boost in interest last weekend when 18 players, i.e. 3 teams of 6 journeyed to Peak Hill to contest the Lachlan Valley Pennants.
This was a very good contingent from Grenfell and it is pleasing that they didn’t come home empty handed.
The “B” grade handicap Pennant is hanging on the wall and also 2 of our younger players Jamie Logan and Steve Walker excelled to be runners-up in individual events.
This event left the weekend fields a little depleted but even so 10 golfers tee’d off last Saturday to play a stroke.
There was only 1 grade and Jono Baker ‘caviared’ them all with 69 net.
The next best was Peter Harris and Max Barr on 72 net and such was the hard going that Cec Aston was 3rd with 74 net.
All these 4 place getters won balls in the ball competition and there was no nearest the pin.
On Sunday there was only 5 players, just enough for a competition, and Chris Fletcher had it all together winning with 35 pts.
Brian Brown was close behind on 34 pts and Peter Harris filled 3rd place on 32 pts.
Chris and Brian were each awarded a ball and once again there was no nearest the pin.
Two matches were played in the match play knockout competition over the weekend resulting in a win for Jono Baker over Mark Loader 6 & 5 and Brian Brown over Eroll Perkins 3 & 1.
Thirteen Players turned up last Wednesday to play the usual stableford and here Brian Brown showed his superiority returning 36 pts.
Phil Simpson and Peter Harris shared 2nd place with 35 pts and Rob Holland came 3rd on 34 pts.
The ball competition went to Phil, Max, Parr, Steve, and Brain and Parr had the added distinction of being nearest the pin.
The main interest in golf this weekend centre around the Caragabal Open on Sunday.
A bus will be leaving the club around 8 am, it would be nice if intending users could make there intentions known.
On Sunday 30th June a Stroke round will be played and on Sunday 1st July a stableford is scheduled.
The following weekend we have the Grenfell Open tournament listed with a 4.B.B.B or Saturday and on Sunday it will be a 3 Man Ambrose.
With good weather it should be a great weekend.
The match and handicap Committee are requesting members to provide plate of cakes or slices if they can for this event on the Sunday.
A working bee has been organized for this Saturday morning to prepare the course for this open event.
All welcome, bring a few tools but mainly bring yourselves.
A further item of interest to come out of last Mondays meeting is the rescheduling of the 4 Ball Championships to July 22nd.
The 36 holes will be played on the one day.
More details later.
The tipping competition leaders are unchanged after 15 rounds, S McCann on 144 pts, Jim Myers and Greg Oliver on 143 Pts and C Brebner on 137 pts are still leading in the junior competitor.
Duty members for the Saturday Night Meat Market are Megan Starr and Eroll Perkins.
GRENFELL LADIES GOLF NOTES
A great result from the W.D.L.G.A Sand Greens Teams Event held at Albert on June 7, one team of Jan Myers, Val Forsyth and Colleen Stevens were runners up on the day. Congratulations to you all.
All ladies had an enjoyable time, but there were no trophy winners at the Cowra Ladies Golf Tournament a fortnight ago.
Many thanks to you all for representing our club.
The Grenfell Men’s Open Tournament will be held on July 8 and our captain has asked that ladies please supply cakes and slices for morning tea and also for sweets after the lunch.
Please let Virginia know if you are going to provide something, and if you are able to help on the day.
Cooking can be left at the club or with Virginia.
A note to all lady golfers that the second round of the Ladies Championships will be held on Sunday July 29.
If this date is rained out the championships will then be held on Wednesday August 1.
Results from Last Week
On Wednesday June 20, five ladies played a stableford.
A Grade was won by Virginia Drogemuller with 31 points, Val Forsyth was second with 22 points.
Barbara O’Meally was the winner in B Grade with 27 points.
In C Grade Phillipa Baker was a narrow winner on 23 points over Jenny Nealon with 20 points.
There were no birdies, or nearest the pin.
Gobbles went to Jenny on 4th and Virginia on the 8th.
Saturday saw seven ladies tee off in the first round of the Ladies Championships combined with the third Monthly Medal Round.
A Grade Scores Virginia Drogemuller 68 nett, Jan Myers 69 nett, and Val Forsyth with 73 nett.
B Grade saw Barbara O’Meally with 80 nett.
C Grade scores were Lorette Walmsley with 76 nett, Phillipa Baker with 79 nett and Jenny Armstrong with 84 nett.
Monthly Medals winners were - Division 1 Virginia Drogemuller with 68nett, Division 2 Barbara O’Meally with 80 nett and Division 3 Lorette Walmsley with 76 nett.
Phillipa had a birdie on the 9th, and there were no gobbles and no nearest the pin.
On Sunday June 24 three pairs played in a 4BBB Par Event for the L Johnson and M Barr Trophy.
The winners of the trophy were Lorette Walmsley and Virginia Drogemuller with + 3, second was the team of Val Forsyth and Jenny Armstrong, and third were Shirley Mawhinney and Jan Myers.
Many thanks to Lorna and Marie for providing the trophy for this event.
Next Weeks Programme
Saturday a stableford is being played, while on Sunday a stroke for the W. D.L.G.A spoon event will be held.
To finish off the week a stableford will be played next Wednesday July 4.
Until next week, good golfing.