Saturday 28 September was not only the September medal (stroke) round but was also the Championships’ qualifying round. The Medal and places were awarded on the Nett scores but the Gross Scores were used to decide who were to play in the Sunday Championship semi-finals.
Natalie Gane won the Ladies Stroke competition with a Nett 72, DI Buckley was second with a nett 74 and Suzie Wright took third spot, on a countback, with a Nett 79. The winner of the Men’s Stroke competition and also the September Medal was a hard fought game between Andrew Housden and Peter Dumbrell, both with excellent Nett scores of 69. Andrew winning on a countback. The rest of the field was a long way back with Peter Hughes taking third with a Nett 77. The Championships’ semi-finals were played on the Sunday morning with the final in the afternoon. Suzie Wright won the Ladies Championship, David Cochrane the “A” Grade, Ray Michelsons “B” Grade and Andrew Housden “C” Grade.
The October long weekend was great for golf, resulting in some very good scores, and a there were also a good number of visitors also playing in the Stableford Competitions. We were able to have both a Men’s and Ladies’ Competitions on the Saturday and Sunday and a combined comp. on the Monday. A visitor, Denise Hanlon, won the Saturday Ladies competition with 39 points, Tereyne Grant was second with 38 points and Suzanne Greer was third with 36. Andrew Housden continued his good form winning the Men’s comp. with 39 points, Brad Innes was second with 37 points and Steve Atkins took third place, on a countback. The Sunday was a great day for the visitors with them winning both the ladies’ and Men’s Comps. Denise Hanlon won the Ladies’ with 39 points, Suzie Wright was second with 38 and Tereyne Grant third, on a countback, with 35. The course obviously suited Matthew Orr as he won the Men’s Competition with an excellent 41 points. Robbie McDonnell was second with 40 points and Paul Dewhurst, another visitor, was third with 36. Andrew Housden won on the Monday with a great 41, Brett Morris was second with a 38 and Rachel Underdown was third with 35 points. Andrew Housden won the best 2 rounds competition with a total of 80,points, Denise Hanlon, a visitor, was second with a total of 78 and Teryne Grant third with a total of 73. Saturday 12th October was a Par competition which was by David Cochrane who had a +4, Andrew Housden, there’s that name again, took second spot with +3 and Sheila Young third, on a countback square with the card.