PUTTS AND PARS: Canvassing the programs of the Clarence




Our discipline final Saturday was down a bit of with a quite giant contingent of our common Saturday gamers travelling as much as Armidale for an annual inter-club competitors. All grades had been fairly equal in illustration with A Grade attracting 25 gamers, B Grade 27, C Grade 30 and 22 gamers in D Grade making up the overall discipline of 104.

Sponsoring the Saturday occasion was Shane Rediger Wall and Flooring Tiling with David Lorenzo (35) claiming the vast majority of their sponsorship with 41 stableford factors for his 18 holes. Additionally with 41 was Robert Bell (20) who needed to accept the win in C Grade from Kyogle customer Aaron Studd (17).

There was no doubting the winner of A Grade with Peter Sinclair (5) accumulating a wholesome rating of 40 factors, three away from his nearest competitor Clint Corbett (7) on 37 on a countback from Bonville’s Grant Rickwood (+1).

Issues had been a bit of nearer in B Grade with membership president Matt Davidson (13) scoring 40 factors, simply edging out Craig Woods (11) with 39, who could be greater than happy with that end result together with his welcome return to kind.

Simply the one level separated the winners in D Grade with Rowan Butcher (21) finishing his spherical with 39 from Christopher Kelly (21) on 38.

Jock Macpherson (15) was the star on the par three 1st gap together with his tee shot ending simply 100cm from the cup, rewarded the Professional Pin prize of a field of balls for the trouble. The remaining NTP trophies required some correct tee photographs for fulfillment. Jordan Weller’s (17) tee shot was a mere 85cm from the pin on the sixth, Kieran Walsh (10) put his tee shot 128cm previous the pin on the 10th, the 17th was taken out by Craig Langford (4) 404cm and for the 2nd week in succession Neville Higham (17) scored himself a NTP prize together with his 2nd shot on the 4th simply 112cm brief from going within the gap. Professional balls went right down to these on 34 factors or higher. The one eagle recorded on the day was achieved by Norm Burt (8) on the 11th.


The Tuesday Veteran/Members competitors maintained its common sturdy participation price with 98 starters taking up the problem. With an excellent rating of 47 factors, Peter Smyth (22) completely smashed the large discipline to simply win the occasion. The first runner-up spot went to Neil Hayward (15) 5 factors in arrears with 42. A countback was required for the 2nd runner-up with Brian Baldwin (18) taking that spot from Brett McConnell (9) each on 40. Professional balls went right down to 34 or higher. The ultimate of the Veterans Amgrow Problem was determined with Neil Hayward (15) taking the win with 42 factors.

Thursday one other sturdy discipline of 57 turned up for the Mark Harvison sponsored Tallowood Problem. Ron Baker (23) and Dennis Pye (11) each accomplished their rounds on 73 nett, and following the countback Ron was awarded the win with Dennis 1st runner-up spot. Athol Inexperienced (10) was the following greatest on 75 nett. Professional balls taking place to gamers with 78 or higher.

A full weekend of golf competitors coming this week, starting with a 18 gap Texas Scramble on Saturday. It is a 4 man groups occasion which attracts its personal particular and distinctive taking part in situations. These situations will be obtained by way of the professional store.

On Sunday the occasion might be a 18 gap Combined Jacaranda 4BBB sponsored by Vacation Coast Meats. Submit entries might be accepted for each occasions.

– Ray Hopwood


18 Gap Stableford, 20th October, 101 starters, sponsored by GDGC.

General winner Rod Masen 41pts c/b, 1st r/up Andrew Fletcher 41pts, 2nd r/up Invoice Bishop 40pts.

NTP: 2GF/104.7 sixth Richard Maguire 253cm, GDGC ninth Luke Luchetti 169cm, 2GF/104.7 10th Peter Rouse 119cm, GDGC 13th Tim Bartlett 379 cm. Ball Run Down 32pts c/b.

Veterans (88 starters) winner Rod Masen 41pts, r/up Invoice Bishop 40pts, 2nd r/up Eric Hillas 39pts. NTP: 1st Clarence Valley Sheds Brett McConnell 176cm, 4th Owen Hindmarsh 262cm, 14th Steve Hancock 98cm, 17th Clarence Valley Sheds Peter Rouse. Ball Run Down: 32pts c/b.

Monday Gamers

Thirty gamers took on the course on Monday, October 12 with blended outcomes. Division 1 winner was Jenny Porter 14 pts on a countback from Jo Foley. Division 2 winner Jan Pilgrim (25pts) is coming in with some nice scores. Runner-up Sandy Donnelly 22 pts on a countback. NTP went to Meredith Corrigan.

– Sonya Baker



Final Wednesday 68 starters performed the primary spherical of the three-week problem occasion, sponsored by Glenda Chad and Sonya Baker. The occasion of the day was a 2 Individual Ambrose for a trophy donated by The Wellbeing Centre.

General winners had been Trish Clark and Kathy McMullan combining effectively to attain 67.75 nett. Division 1 winners had been Kaye Murdoch and Elaine Shand on 69.5 from Gillian McLachlan and Norma Carter 69.5. Division 2 winners Carlie McKenzie and Lisa Hunt on 68.5 on a countback from Julie Bennett and Sue Heath.

This occasion is all the time extremely popular with our taking part in girls as it’s pretty to have a backup with any mishap photographs.

NTP on the sixth went to Norma Carter and Gillian McLachlan and 10th Ann Gibbons and Jen Townsend. Balls went to a rating of 74 nett on a countback.


On Friday the 18 Gap Stableford with 33 starters for a Ada’s Pharmacy trophy went to Lisa Hunt with 43pts. A unbelievable end result from her as she has simply moved up from Monday’s 9 gap competitions.

Division 1 winner was Jen Townsend 39 from Marianne Mannell 37. Division 2 was Lisa Hunt 43 with Sue Blake on 41 as runner-up.

NTP sixth went to Noeline Smith and 10th to Marie Hayes. Ball went to a rating of 35 pts or higher.


Saturday noticed 14 girls hit off in an 18 gap Stableford. Situations had been heat and sultry. Viv Nichols had an incredible spherical to take out the winner spot on 40pts from OBE runner-up Marianne Mannell on 37. NTP went to Annelese McKee (Glad 12th birthday Annelese). Balls went to 35pts or higher.


The WGNR Medal play off at Yamba was held on Friday. The Yamba course could be very completely different from Grafton with thick lush grass that grabbed the ball like Velcro which gave our gamers a difficult time adjusting their photographs to the greens which had been rolling very quick.

A drive to Yamba to observe and comply with the women on a few of the holes was an incredible morning available. Nicely accomplished Sharyn, Robyn, Brenda and Janeen in your achievement to achieve this ultimate spherical.

The draw for the Jacaranda Match has now been finalised and might be posted on the Grafton Golf Membership website in addition to on the white board within the womens sitting room. An enormous discipline and high day available.

– Shirley Goodger


OUR Sunday sport was a stableford occasion sponsored by Clarence Valley Sheds.


18 gap winner Max Withnell (36 pts) from James Welsh (34 pts).

Within the 9 gap occasion Colin Need (19 pts) edged out Peter Jones in a c/b.

NTP on the 4th went begging and Denis Hardwick bought NTP on the fifth.

Least putts went right down to a 4-way c/b with Geoff Simpson popping out on high with 15 putts.

Membership balls went to Kerry Cook dinner and Invoice Woodham.

The Roches Social Golf Membership additionally performed on Sunday. Thanks to them for supporting us.

The Wednesday Chook Run was Frank Vandyke’s successful debut with a surprising internet 22 (and a corresponding minimize in his handicap). Colin Need was runner-up on internet 24.

Peter Starr gained drive and pitch on the 4th and nobody might make the fifth. Max Withnell took the prize for least putts (12).

The Saturday girls comp was gained by Pat Harris (internet 44) on a c/b from Janet Lewis. Molly Plunkett bought NTP and least putts (12) to Pleasure Studdon.

Congratulations to Robyn Barlow who had her greatest spherical for the yr with a internet 45. Janet Lewis gained the raffle.

The women commented on the brand new tee markers, made with a painted golf membership embedded in a concrete base. I agree it appears terrific, due to Geoff Simpson for the innovation.

Subsequent Sunday would be the 2020 Medal of Medals ultimate and likewise the primary within the 2021 Month-to-month Medal rounds. The occasion might be sponsored by Corbett’s Earthmoving. To all gamers who’re certified for the Medal of Medals ultimate; be there or miss out.

– Peter Jones



WEDNESDAY, 14th October, ultimate spherical Membership Championships, sixth MLM.

Congratulations to Pat Harris the Membership Champion for 2020 with a complete gross rating of 260, beating Sheree Forsythe by 5 photographs.

Helen Graney gained B grade with a complete of 283 gross carefully adopted by Chris Picton with 285.

The C grade winner was Bev Ensby with 312 successful by just one shot from Liama Hunter with 313.

Nicely accomplished ladies.

The day’s occasion winners had been: Div 1 Ok Fitzpatrick (20) 67 nett, r/up Sheree Forsythe (11) 73; Div 2 winner Liama Hunter (31) 69, r/up Helen Graney (23) 72; Div three winner Carmel Rogers (45) 73, r/up Bev Ensby (30) 74. Balls to 75 nett.

Chip ins: Ok Wiblen 1st, Ok Fitzpatrick and Ok Hemmy seventh, M Killian 12th, H Taranto 14th, Ok Cook dinner 18th. O/all putts Ok Fitzpatrick.

Covid balls: Div 1 V Morgan, Div 2 M Plunkett, Div three J Ellis.

Subject 37. Thanks Maclean Outside on your beneficiant sponsorship.

Yours in golf.

– Mausie


WEDNESDAY, 14th October: 14 gamers contested skins occasion. The winner was Clive McLachlan with 5 skins.

Thursday, 15th October: 71 gamers contested medley stableford. Winner A Grade Joel Energy 41pts, r/up Mark Tabor 39; winner B Grade Sam Kapeen 41, r/up Theodore Shepard 39. Balls to 33 on c/b.

Fraser Marsh recorded birdies on the first, 4th, 10th 13th and 18th and completed with a decent 39pts.

Justin (Lavender) Menzies had his personal birdie run on the 2nd, eighth 13th and 15th but in addition recorded 4 double bogeys to complete with 35pts.

Phil McGuire joined the Wayne Hinchcliffe air swing membership having his on the 10th.

SATURDAY, 17th October: 104 gamers contested the third spherical Membership Championships/Rod Beattie Memorial sponsored by Steve Burton, Riverside barber.

Winner A Grade Leigh Bailey 67nett, r/up Leigh Barrington 69, third Fraser Marsh 71; winner B Grade Ben Apps 66, r/up Troy McFarlane 68, third Dave Smith 68.

Ben Apps is the proud winner of the Rod Beattie Memorial Trophy.

Congratulations to Ryan Correctly for his gap in a single on the 17th with its controversial pin location.

Birdies for Jackson Wright on the 10th, 11th and 18th, Fraser Marsh on the 11th and 13th, Mark Rae on the first and 13th, Leigh Barrington on the 13th and 14th.

Ball comp to 77 on c/b.

PLEASE be aware the next graded hit off occasions for the ultimate spherical of the Membership Championships on Saturday, 24th October, proudly sponsored by life member Bob Harvey.

A Grade, 10am: Fraser Marsh, Mark Rae, Jackson Wright, Geoffrey Grayson; B Grade, 10.07am: Tony Johnson, Allan Weick, John Fong Kee, Leigh Bailey; C Grade, 10.14am:

Mark Williams, Axel Kay, Brian Iveli, James Brock; D Grade, 10.21am: Stewart McDonald, Michael Rice, Ted Harvey, Stephen South.



OUR sport on October 12 was our Month-to-month Medal Single Stableford. We nearly cracked the 50 starters with 49 gamers hitting off and this included a few guests from Yamba. In reality one among these gamers – Greg Starr – gained the occasion with 39 factors. Greg collected the winner’s Spar voucher in addition to the unique Cutter and Buck engraved pen. Runner up with a reasonably spectacular spherical was Phil Robinson who completed with 38 factors forward of third placer Peter Wild who had 37.

Membership balls had been gained by Mark Hemmy, Bob Harvey and Invoice Rorke who all had 37 factors, Di Moore, Geoff Willis and John O’Keeffe on 36 factors every, Henny Taranto 35, Ross Allomes and Gary Stockwell 34, Glen Crooks, Steve Parberry, Colin Harvey and Don Skaines all ending with 33 factors.

Regardless of Covid the pleasing issue about our Monday Vets golf has been the elevated fields we have now been getting every week and the rise within the variety of girls who’ve been taking part in. That is nice to see.

Additionally an enormous praise to the course employees who’ve maintained the course in nice situation particularly over the past couple of months when there was little rainfall. A lot appreciation to John and his staff for his or her arduous work and for taking care of the Vets all year long.

– Bob Harvey



THERE are just a few crucial dates arising that everybody ought to make a remark of.

Subsequent Sunday would be the first Norm Henwood Memorial Single Stableford occasion sponsored by the Henwood Households to be held on the Grafton District Golf Membership. It is a time-honoured occasion and is all the time an incredible day with loads of trophies and good occasions.

On Sunday, November Eight we might be holding our AGM for 2020 with the election of a brand new committee to happen.

Nomination kinds are actually accessible and I urge you to appoint for a place. New individuals on the committee means new concepts and that signifies that our membership will solely go from energy to energy.

Nomination kinds should be accomplished and handed in no later than November 1.

Sunday, November 15 is our annual journey to Iluka Golf Membership and is all the time an fulfilling day as Iluka all the time make us welcome. At this stage I’m considering that we might want to drive ourselves quite than bus however extra data on that at a later date.

– Dave Lynch




Chris Holst was our A Grade winner with 39 factors from Wayne Rice and David Miles. In B Grade 39 factors was sufficient for Brian Smith to win from Frankie Foxover and Tommy James. Peter O’Donnell additionally with 39 factors gained C Grade from Iain Gosling and Stephen Dorrell.

NTPs went to Terry Betts, Wayne Rice, Darren Adams, Grieg Little, Paul Edgar gained the Professional Pin on the 12th and Ian Clifford gained the 17th. Balls went to 33 factors with 17 on the again.


Son beats Dad for the primary time without work the stick!

Our B Grade winner Evan Rice with the rating of the day 43 factors taking part in off a handicap of 19 had 84 hits. His dad Wayne, an A Grader taking part in off 9, had 85 hits. Nicely accomplished Evan you may want to present dad just a few ideas.

Brad Roberts was the runner up in B Grade from the very constant Tony Burley. Our A Grade winner was Bob Walpole from one other one among our constant gamers David Miles. Kevin Lowe was third in A Grade. Kevin Molley gained C Grade with 41 factors from Graeme Coates and Ken Collins.

NTPs went to Kash Robinson, Jolon Homewood, Brad Roberts, Evan Rice together with the Professional Pin, with Andre Rizk successful the 17th.

Our supervisor of golf operations is again working fulltime, seems to be impacting on his golf. Not many factors scored however we all know he’ll bounce again.

The president’s aspect had a win over the captain’s aspect by the narrowest of margins.


Guests David and Julie Grant had the rating of the day with 48 factors from Jenifer Fagan and Tony Fisher. In third place was Susan and David Wilson. NTPs had been gained by Cheryl Baker, David Wilson, Fiona Good, Neil Gore-Brown, Tina Downes, David Beaumont.

Additional golf carts wanted for the Yamba Open. See Natasha within the professional store for those who can help.

Glad {golfing} and keep protected.

– Greg Laforest

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