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Captain’s Corner ~ Latest News 26.06.2019

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Far South Coast Clubs Enjoy Ace Of Clubs.

The four Far South Coast Golf Clubs hosting the Ace of Clubs golf tournament benefited by having 185 visitors competing from June 16 until June 21.

Very few locals supported the event, which is traditionally the way, however those who did compete really enjoyed the fun filled few days.

In the ladies section a countback was required before Carlene Ramsay, the current PMGC ladies champion was declared the winner edging the fast improving Kim Helmers by the barest of margins, both scoring 128 points over the 4 rounds, with Carlene winning the countback by a single point 70 to 69.

The Men’s section saw a runaway winner when Steve Loader from Stonecutters Ridge Club in Sydney won by a handsome 8 points, in what is believed to be a record score of 153 points. Runner up to Steve was Pip Shapiera from the Wakehurst Club also in Sydney.

In what has become a regular feature of PMGC golf another hole in one was recorded on Wednesday, on this occasion Jock Litchfield did the trick to record his first ever, great work Jock a big thrill no doubt.

In the Par event played in very cool conditions David Langdon recorded the score of the day with plus 2, heading his grade on a countback from Peter Bootes as well as rolling Ian Franks (also plus 2) the winner of B grade for the Arcuthe voucher.

Andy Sheppard led the A graders (all square) and Ivo Pacalt (plus 1) just got past Paul DeZwart on a countback for the C grade cash.

Stan Wilkes went home with $174 as a result of a great shot on the 6th hole to 51 cm, and down the line balls went down to minus 1.

With the typical winter weather prevailing again on Saturday a smaller field of 120 fronted up, with 39 points being the best score of the day being recorded by Paul Welsford in A grade and 33 points securing a ball in the down the line.

Mick Mamone went a good deal better than his beloved Kangaroos, securing the B grade cash on 37 points, Wayne Flynn, a country member from Cooma proved he can handle the coastal heat by rattling up 38 points to take C grade, and a day for the Club Executive was rounded up by Tony Freeman leading the charge in D grade with 36 points.

Andy Sheppard followed up Wednesday’s victory with success in the golden shot on Saturday, a great shot to 204 cm into the wind was worth $182. Good work Andy.

51 players were on hand for the Ladies Stableford on Tuesday, with Glenda Arnold proving to be the best A grade player of the day with 35 points, however Nancy Warne outshone the field to take B grade and the score of the day.

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Thursdays ladies play saw a close contest when Frances Dowling heading off Glenda Graham on a countback when both girls recorded minus 1 in the par event.

Paul Welsford

Club Captain

 

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