Grafton District Golf

Almost 120 players took advantage of excellent golfing conditions last Saturday to contest the Grafton Golf Club sponsored 18 hole single Stableford. Those playing conditions, together with a course, also in pristine conditions, resulted in some very good scoring. None better than our overall winner Patrick Vacchiano, who, playing off a handicap of 19 won with a outstanding 48 points. The next best score was 42 points recorded by two players, Gavin Butler (14) and last weeks monthly mug winner, Jimmy Cross (16). For their efforts Gavin was awarded a B Grade win from Graham Tracey (10) with 40. Jim earned the win in C Grade from Terry Laybutt (16) who finished with a commendable 38 points. In the other grades, Anthony Cavanagh (7) was the best in A Grade with 41, r/up was another winner from the previous week, Darryl Toms, who recorded 38 points, playing off his new and justified handicap of 8, which could even be reduced further due to his consistent form. Daniel Usher (30) was the pick of the crop in D Grade on 39 with several players following on 37 points. To claim a pro-ball you needed a score of 35pts or better on a c/b. Last week’s competition also was Round 6 of the eight round Bendigo Bank Summer Consistency Cup which is held in conjunction with our normal Saturday competitions. Although only six rounds of the eight count in the final determination of winners, the various grade leaders at this time are as follows. In A Grade Greg Harvison has accumulated 220pts from Ian Langley on 191. Tim Newsome has a commanding lead in B Grade with 206 from Ron Phillips on 188. C Grade is a little closer with David Gilbert leading on 201 from Bruce Wotton on 194. D Grade, Jimmy Peoples has played all six rounds and currently leads on 190pts from Michael Corfe on 178. A complete list of all players, in all grades, is up on the notice board from which you can determine your current position in the series. When the best six rounds of all competitors have been decided, the current leading scorers may find they have been overtaken. Next week’s Saturday competition will again be a single Stableford over 18 holes and will incorporate round seven of the Bendigo Bank Summer Consistency Cup. The normal mid week Tuesday and Thursday competitions will also feature in this weeks golf programme. One date that many players look forward to is the annual inter-club visit to Virginia Golf Club in Brisbane. This men’s tour will be held on 18th, 19th and 20th March. The itinerary will include 18 hole at Coolangatta/Tweed as well as the normal 36 holes at Virginia. The cost of the venture will be approximately $350 which covers your transport, all golf, accommodation, breakfast and cart hire on the Friday. The nomination sheet is now up to take your names. For any further information just contact our Club Captain, David Morgan. Ray Hopwood