A four ball best ball stableford greeted players in last Saturday’s cold weather at Wellington.
Of the 42 starters, Dubbo visitors J Dickson and B Wrigley took the day’s honours with 48 points. The local pair of Ben McCarthy and Luke Brydon came in runners-up on a count back from Chris Veech and John Southwell with 45.
Other ball competition winners were Geoff Walker and Lance Noakes 44, Rod Irwin and David East, Jamie Hunt and Lewis Payne, James Armstrong who reportedly had the game of his life and Rodney Cunynghame. For more details on the Armstrong round best see James.
Kurt Cusack, David Naveau, Ben McCarthy and Gary Holding won the Ron Stubberfield Toyota Terrific Tee Shots. Robert Ridley won the McCarthy-Staggs Tiling nearest the pin in two shots. McDonald’s Biggest Whack winners were Lewis Payne A grade (236m) and Norm Royal B grade (203m). Neil Hollow and Peter Cornish earned themselves the Brydon Encouragement Award.
Thanks go to Bell Valley Nursery for sponsoring the day.
Last Saturday was also a qualifying round for the Men’s NSW Four Ball Best Ball. Bernard Smith and Norm Royal both wore their 2007 finals shirts in the hope that their previous representative efforts would work again for them. Unfortunately they didn’t make it this time.
Those who go on to play the next round representing Wellington are Ben McCarthy and Luke Brydon, Chris Veech and John Southwell, Geoff Walker and Lance Noakes.
Tomorrow’s event is an individual stroke, the June Monthly Medal, round 7 of the F & J Gersbach Trophy sponsored kindly by the Wellington Soldiers’ Memorial Club.
The finals of the Harold Baker Bookmaking Matchplay Championships are also being played tomorrow.
Next Saturday is a David East Sponsored individual stableford. On Sunday June 10 the Wellington Mowers and Chainsaws par three Championships will be played.
This is a 27 hole event with both scratch and handicap over A, B and C grades.
It is with much sadness that the passing of Maurie Lay is noted. His infectious laugh, quick wit and significant contribution to club life will be sorely missed.
The sympathy of all members is extended to Ruth and the Lay family. Maurie’s funeral will take place today at 1pm at St the Baptist Anglican Church, Wellington.