Wellington golfing goodness

Hot Hitting: Noel Stanford with David Naveau winner of his Naveau Earthmoving Trophy. Coming up, the Wellington Amateur Open May 27.
Hot Hitting: Noel Stanford with David Naveau winner of his Naveau Earthmoving Trophy. Coming up, the Wellington Amateur Open May 27.

Wellington Golf Club saw 40 golfers hit off to play a Stroke event and Round 2 of the David Naveau Earthmoving Trophy and there were two visitors, from Wyong Mike Dunn and Rob Williams from Narromine. Sponsor last week was John Donnelly who out up two Lowes Petroleum vouchers worth $150, many thanks John.

Winner of the David Naveau Earthmoving Trophy was Noel Stanford who put together a total score of 140, 65-75 beating home John Donnelly by two shots, John was a little more consistent with 71-71, many thanks to Mr Naveau for his sponsorship of this event for many years.

In the coming weeks a nine hole competition will be played with all players being eligible to win tickets to the Australian Masters this year. This weeks event is a four Ball Stableford in conduction with Round 2 of the Wellington Plant Hire Trophy. Names are to be in by 12pm for a 12.30pm start. Sponsors of the day are the Gersbach brothers, John and Russell and many thanks to them.

The Wellington Amateur Open May 27 with major sponsors Precision Health Care, Central West Auto Electrical, Wellington Mowers at Chainsaws, Matt Redfern Constructions, Ron Stubberfield Toyota,

Twin Rivers Printing, Cusack's Butchery, Wellington Soldiers Memorial Club, McDonald's, Maxwell Spray Works, One Stop Auto Shop, Malcolm Ney Earthmoving, and more sponsors will be forth coming, there will be over $3000 in prizes on the day with tees open from 9am till 11am. 

Winner of last Saturday's Stroke event was David Sears who smashed up the course with a 67 nett. Runner up with a  69 nett was Tim Parker. Ball competition winners were David Sears 67 nett, Tim Parker 69 nett, Fletcher Ivey 70 nett, Daniel Baxter 70 nett, Nick Cosier 70 nett, Mick Dunn 70nett, John Donnelly 71 nett, Lewis McCarthy 71 nett, Doug Ney 71 nett, Neale McCabe 71 nett.

Ron Stubblefield Toyota Terrific Tee Shot on the third it went to Paul Hannelly, on the 8th it went to David Sears, on the 14th it went to Joe Ryan who also Eagled the seventh hole, on the 16th it went to Geoff Stephens.

Gersbachs Mechanical nearest the pin in two shots on the ten hole and it went to Nick Cosier. McDonald's biggest whack in A grade went to Nick Cosirr and in B grade it went to Mitchell Spradbrow. Brent's NFI award winner last Saturday was John Southwell who had a day he would love to forget, final score was 91 nett, great effort.

Draw  Round 3 Kiss Trophy: Kevin Whale taking on Gary Cusack, Rod Pedron takes on Rod Irwin, Trevor Messenger takes on Gareth Peterson, Noel Stanford takes on Tony Cowan, Geoff Walker takes on Steven McCarroll, Doug Ney takes on David French, Lewis McCarthy takes on Ron Cowan, Kevin Reid takes on John Southwell with these matches to played by the 2nd of June.

Draw Round 2 Cornish Trophy: Tim Parker-Rod Pedron take on Robert Baker-Michael Bullock, Kevin Reid-Garth Watts take on Ron Cowan-Wayne Lang, John Donnelly-Norm Royal take on Garry McCarroll-Allan Ritchie, David French-David King take on David Burke-Noel Stanford, defeated Neil Hollow-Peter Cornish, Kurt Cusak-Kieran Baker take on Rod McMahon-Liam Brien, Rodney Cunynghame-David East take on Damien Bell-Warren Hurst, Gary Cusack-Darren Whiteley take on Doug Ney-Greg Freeman, Peter Payne-Paul Hannelly take on Matt Redfern-Jared Wykes. Round 2 matchs are to be played by May 26. Top five in the Wellington Soldier's Memorial Pointscore after six rounds John Donnelly 105 points, Gary Cusack 103 points, Norm Royal 102 points, Kurt Cusack 99 points and Gary McNaughton 90 points. Raffle winner was Rodney Cunynghame.

Ladies Golf

Last week 20 ladies played in their 27 Hole Event in nice weather before the rather cool/cold change started later the next day.

Division 1: Sayonara Salver – Denise Haesler, Myer’s Cup - Jan Payne, 18 Holes – Wendy Slack-Smith and nine holes Marie Cornish.

Division 2: Barton Cup – Marilyn Watts, 18 Holes – Alison Irwin, nine holes – Bev Brien and nearest The Pin’s – Alison and Marilyn.

Today’s Event is TBA once numbers are known with Min Burge and girls deciding.

Western District Tourament: Yesterday saw the commencement of the 2018 WDLGA three day tournament, this year in Bathurst where ten of the local ladies are participating. We wish them good golfing and maybe some returning home with a trophy or two. Results will be published next week. Wellington Men’s Open Tournament Sunday, May 27 . Ladies don’t forget help is required with the players Lunch this day. Please advise Marie if you are available to assist.

Birthdays: Two of the club’s members have had “memorable” birthdays last week and today. Bev Brien celebrated her 80th last Tuesday, cake with the girls Wednesday and Mother’s Day was her “surprise” families celebration. Bruce James celebrates his 90th birthday today, celebated with club members yesterday and with family on Saturday. Congratulations and Happy Birthday for these “milestone” birthdays and still playing this great game with the bonus of winning on many occasions.

Visitors: Later this week the Club welcomes the Wellington Masters Group for their 31st year of coming to Wellington, playing golf, dining at the Club and staying at the Caves. We also welcome a couple who come every year from Queensland and avail themselves of a three day”pass which allows them unlimited Golf for their stay, also availing themselves of the nearby Accommodation facilities. How great is it to have accommodation located next to the Course for golfers and Club patrons and function groups to use and also partake in the tourism of the Caves, Japanese Gardens plus the many other tourist facilities around Wellington and within Dubbo Regional Council.