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Weekend competition

The Saturday field may have been down slightly with 113 starters, however the quality of play was very high. 

Leading the field home with an outstanding score of 42pts was Riley Taylor (14), two points clear of his nearest rival, Clive Taylor (17) who finished with 40pts which was good enough to take out C Grade from Tony Miller (26) with 36. 

Scores were tight in A Grade with three players completing their rounds with 38.  In the end it was Craig Langford (3) who was awarded the win with Jim O’Donohue (7) picking up the r/up spot. Young hotshot, Willow Harris (2) was the unlucky player on the negative side of the countback process with his 38 only good enough to secure a pro-ball. 

A countback was also required to sort out B Grade with Peter Tracey (15) from Danny Pachos (15) both players scoring 36pts. 

There were some fairly accurate tee shots in the NTP component.  Alfie Groves (14) earned the pro-pin reward on the 1st with his tee shot finishing just 93cm from the cup. Jason Casserly (10) almost earned himself a $1,000 bonus with his tee shot finishing just short on the 6th, 23cm away. Graeme Smith (14) claimed the 10th (128cm).  On the 17th it was Matt McKee (plus 1) who finished 167cm from the cup. 

Pro-balls went down to five players of the nine who achieved 33 points following a c/b.

Holiday Coast Meats are the sponsors of next Saturday’s feature event, the annual Jacaranda Fourball. Unfortunately for some the competition is open to vaccinated players only. Those playing will need to provide proof of vaccination compliance and they will be checked. All players should note this is not a restriction imposed by the Golf Club, but is a requirement of NSW Health orders imposed by State Government authorities. Any non-compliance by the Golf Club could result in a substantial penalty. Therefore do not take out any frustration on our Pro shop or Club staff, they do not make the rules, but they must enforce them.

Midweek competition

A really good field of 93 starters fronted up in Tuesday Member/Veteran competition in which Irwin Perring (19) completely dominated the day with a massive 44pts, four points clear of the r/up and 2nd r/up golfers, Jeff Hackett (5) and Michael Corfe (19), both with 40. The results identical for both the members and veteran event components.

Pro balls went down to those on 33 or better in both competitions.

The Thursday competition was the October Tallowood Challenge, played under the Stroke format, sponsored by Mark Harvison. Only 31 starters took up the challenge from which Bob Randell (20) who finished on 69 nett with the best, John Phillips (13) was the next best on 71 from Geoff Crispin (14) with 72 nett on the c/b from Dwayne Doyle (9). 

Pro balls going down to six players with 77 or better on a c/b.

Mixed golf

Last Sunday the annual Holiday Coast Meats Jacaranda Mixed was held with a reasonable field of almost 40 players taking part. 

In the final wash-up it was the father and daughter combination of Hannah Blundell (20) and Mark Blundell (10) who got the cash with a well put together 46pts just the single point in arrears to the winners were Neil Hayward (14) and Kate Thomson with 45. They were followed by John Want (18) and Tiffany Lee (24) also with 45. 

Combinations with 42 or better got themselves a pro ball for their efforts.

Ray Hopwood