Last Saturday’s individual stroke event was also round two of the David Naveau Earthmoving Trophy. Forty-two starters enjoyed the weather and the course with one visitor, M Whittaker, making the trip from Toukley. Ben McCarthy sponsored the day.
Kurt Cusack’s nett 71 on a count back earned him the outright winner’s title for the day with Robert Ridley coming in runner-up with 71. Other ball competition winners were Norm Royal and Barry Jeffery 72, Robert Baker and Mitchell Cusack 73, Gary Cusack, Colin Arnold, Gary Holding, Stephen McCarroll, Ron Cowan and Ben McCarthy 74.
Ben McCarthy won the Ron Stubberfield Toyota Terrific Tee Shots on the third and 16th with Mitchell Spradbrow and Kurt Cusack winning it on the eighth and 14th respectively. Ben McCarthy also won the McCarthy-Staggs Tiling nearest the pin in two shots on the fourth.
McDonald’s Biggest Whack winners were Robert Baker A grade (249m) and Norm Royal B grade (201m).
With more than one player hovering around for the Brydon Encouragement Award with 85, Kevin Reid was the standout with 86.
David Naveau Earthmoving Trophy winner was Kurt Cusack with 70, 71 edging out Ron Cowan 74, 71 and Barry Jeffery 72, 74.
Handicap changes are: Kurt Cusack 3 to 2, Jim Armstrong 22 to 23, Peter Bryant 27 to 28, Garry Holding 4 to 5, Rod Irwin 13 to 14, Bernard Smith 13 to 14 and David Wilson 18 to 19.
This weekend the Foursomes Championships are being played on Saturday and Sunday.
There are three grades with A grade up to a handicap of 12, B grade 13 to 18 and C grade 19 to 36.
Next week is a four ball best ball stableford sponsored by Bell Valley Nursery with GSOH v the rest teams also vying for bragging rights.
Next Saturday is also a qualifying round for the NSW four ball best ball.
Members are advised that the weekly golf report is being posted on the club’s website sponsored by Precision Healthcare and accessible at http://www.wellingtongc.com.au/members.htm
There have been several visitors playing the course during recent weeks with much praise being passed on regarding the course and greens.
One visitor from Brisbane noted that his home club boasts 8000 members with a huge greens staff and Wellington rates superbly in comparison.
The club is also able to benefit from the assistance of those completing community service orders in co-operation with the Wellington Correctional Centre.