June medallist decided

Stanthorpe golfers were keen to get back onto the course last weekend and although the mercury was dropping and a very brisk breeze blowing there was no sign of the rain which had flooded the course in previous weeks.

There were few complaints about the chilly conditions as players got to tee off in the June monthly medal and putting event. It was third time lucky for the sponsor for the Go Vita of Stanthorpe. The weather gods finally repaying John Bylicki for his patience after previous attempts to hold the Go Vita Golf Day were thwarted by weather. The club appreciates John’s persistence and thanks him for being at the presentation.

Congratulations to Aaron Simmers winner of the June Monthly Medal who secured a start in the Medal of Medalists field later in the year with a winning score of nett 74. Simmers had to survive a countback before claiming victory over Barry Jones who also returned nett 74. In a close finish Jones settled for the runner up spot.

Lisa Stuart remains in the ladies’ winners circle, collecting the Ladies medal after she returned nett 73. Hot on her heels was runner up Lyn Ludlow with nett 75.

Scott Constable (78) returned another Best Gross score in the men’s competition while Lisa Stuart took out the double in the ladies event with a best gross of 89.

In the putting stakes, Mark Hendry put on a putting clinic needing only 25 for the round. Lyn Ludlow had the least putts for the ladies – 30 for the round.

Picking up pin shots in the men’s round were Greg Fraser at three and Ivan Juriss at 12. Lisa Stuart collected both 12 and 17 second shots for the ladies.

Nathan Stibbard managed two pro-pins, 1/10 and 9/18 while Ivan Juriss held the other at 5/14. The birdies nest at two went unclaimed.

The run-down went to scores of nett 75 and better for the men and nett 84 for the ladies.

With the possibility of some improvement in the weather conditions later this week according to the weather gurus the Stanthorpe course should continue to dry out and improve. The consensus from the golfing fraternity seems to be freezing conditions are preferable to wet conditions.

On Saturday players will rug up for an Individual Stableford. Play on the day will also be for the Finch Cup. Members Eric and Shaneen McLellan are sponsoring the day. The time sheet is on the board at the club.