Popular day not dampened by weather

By Casey O'Connor

The Stanthorpe Golf club held the M and D sponsored golf day on Saturday. For many years this has been one of the most popular days on the golfing calendar and Saturday was no different. There was however a change to the usual comepitition format. A two person Ambrose event was played.

There was some doubt cast over whether play could proceed after the heavy rain in the lead up however greenkeeper Bill Pyne and those who assisted him did a great job to get the course into playable shape allowing play to proceed as scheduled.

The Club appreciates the continued support of Judy Spiller and Mick Spiller of M & Auto Parts. Thanks also to their associated sponsors many of whom played in the comepitition and of course to Judy Spiller who presented the prizes.

Brendan Barker and Nigel Eldridge returned the best score to take the top prize. Only a mere half a shot behind were runner’s up David and Andrew Burgess.

In the ladies event , it was the team of Kay Webb and Marie Cook taking the honours ahead of second placed Nikki Waterworth and Helen Jones.

There were two run downs on offer; the first went the way of Darryl Boekholt and Max Hunter; the second to Barry Jones and Matt Burgess.

The special prize at the M & D Eighth hole was won by David Aitken and Kay Webb won the ladies. Pin shots were claimed by Matt Burgess at three, Barry Hughes (12) and Keith Jones (17).

Marie Cook topped off a great day collecting the ladies’ pin at 12 and 17. She also had the ladies’ long drive.

Pro-pins went the way of Barry Jones at 1/10, Brendan Barker at 5/14 and Max Hunter was in close at 9/18. Brendan Barker was the winner of the Men’s long drive.

The NAGA encouragement award went Sean and Bryce and full credit to them for getting through the round.

M & D Auto Parts and their associated sponsors also provided a multi-draw raffle which was conducted by Victor Johnstone and assisted by Judy Spiller. The pair did a great job and there were some very happy faces as many in the big crowd went home with a prize.

Stanthorpe Golfers will be playing for the Peirce Trophy sponsored by Peirce family on Saturday, and it is back to a Stabelford event. This is a mixed event and players who do not have a partner will play a single stableford. There is a time sheet for the event at the club.