Grafton golf Don Bellamy Memorial Day

Last Friday, with the threat of a wet weekend, there seemed little chance of any play possible on Saturday. 

However golf organisers, to their credit took the chance and allowed the Don Bellamy Memorial Day to proceed with only slight chances to our normal playing conditions. The threat of rain did have some effect on the field, with numbers reduced to 105 starters from the originally nominated field of 130 plus. A good number of the 105 starters were visiting golfers from Yamba and Coffs Harbour with a few more from Woolgoolga and Headland Golf Clubs.

Members of the Bellamy family namely Wendy, Jon and Mark, provided the trophies for the competition and they would be pleased with the turnout of players to honour the late Don Bellamy, certainly one of our more colourful past members.

Claiming a significant portion of the available prizes in the 4BBB Stableford event was the combination of Tim Bartlett (4) and Dwayne Doyle (12) who compiled a great score of 47 points to easily win the day. Two teams, Mitch Rose (21) and Rob Hull (18) together with Tony Gallagher (16) and Wayne Creighton (16) finished two points in arrears to the winners on 45, which obviously required a countback with Mitch and Rob eventually named as the 1st runner-up team with Tony and Wayne having to settle for the 2nd runner-up position. 

In the nearest the pin department, Bill Darby (14) claimed the Pro pin on the 1st (100cm) on the 6th Steve Hancock (9) was the best (381cm). Jason Dawson (24) put the ball close on the 6th (66cm). Alfie Groves (15) was the star on the 17th (120cm). With his 2nd shot into the 4th, Aaron Hancock (15) got the money (257cm). To win a Pro ball all you needed was 41 points to earn one.


Ray Hopwood