Club News - May 2012

Well at last some fine weather to dry out the course enough for Richard Hooten and his great team to get it playable so we could resume our golf on Saturday 24th March. Thanks Richard and the team. We played a Stableford competition which was won Ron Bower with 37 points, beating Brad Innes on a countback. Peter Dumbrell was third with a score of 34 points. The Medal and stroke round was played in heavy fog until around 11:00am on Saturday 31st March. The fog coupled with some unusually long rough and wet soft fairways made the going tough. It was good to have enough women playing to hold a separate competition. Phil Crowe, a visitor, won the Men’s comp. with a Nett 69 with John Innes finishing second and winning the Medal with a Nett 73 beating Andrew Housden on a countback. The Women’s Stroke comp was won by Suzie Wright with a Nett 80, Joan Edwards was second with her Nett 81 and Denise Hanlon another visitor finishing third with a Nett 82. What a great Easter weekend we had. Great weather and a good number of players turned up to play in a Stableford Competition each day. The Good Friday comp was won by Chris Gane with 36 points beating John Seyffer with 34 points and Brett Morris, who was just warming up, was third with 33points. Easter Saturday was by far the biggest and closely contested comp of the weekend. Brett Morris won beating second placed, Victor Topper and third placed Simon Friend (visitor) on a countback all with good scores of 39 points. Easter Sunday was won by Steve Atkins with 37 points, Phil Gane finished second with 35 points and Leigh Gilbert third with 34 points. Easter Monday saw Brett Morris blitzing the field with an excellent 41 points. Nat Gane was second with 37 points and George Coote was third with 36 points. The Easter Cup, awarded to the player with the best 2 rounds over the whole weekend was comfortably won by Brett Morris with a total of 80 points, Chris Gane was second with a 73 points total and Steve Atkins was third with a total of 70 points. On Saturday 14th April we held a Par comp. and nobody was able to get into positive figures. It was won by a visitor, Charlie Hore, who finished square with the card. He beat Ray Michelsons on a countback and John Rose was third with a score of -1.

Jeff Levery, Barry Young, Peter Hughes

Jeff Levey, Barry Young (back from the USA for a few weeks) and Peter Hughes deciding their options at the new Blue Tee placement on the third hole. The hole has been lengthened from a Par 4 to a Par 5 for men.

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"Fantastic all-round golf/weekend getaway. My wife and I have played Kangaroo Valley a number of times now and always look forward to a weekend away down there. The course is always in beautiful condition and is long, generally quite wide and open, and always challenging. A couple of long water carries and picturesque high tees looking over the Kangaroo Valley would be highlights. It's up and down so a cart is a good option. We would recommend making a weekend of it and staying in one of the self contained on course cabins. Great log-fire restaurant on site, as well as the town of Kangaroo Valley. Definitely a 5 star weekend."

Kangaroo Valley Golf Course is located in the Southern Highlands on the South Coast of NSW.