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Grafton Mixed Foursome Champions

A playoff was required to determine the 2016 Mixed Foursomes Championships, with two teams completing the 27 hole competition with a score of 122 gross. Defending Champion Paul Langford and Courtney Fuller, together with the combinations of Matt McKee and Janeen Roberts featured in the play-off which was decided on the first play off hole. As a result Paul and Courtney were declared the winners of the Championships, their 3rd successive Mixed Foursomes title, winning previously in 2014/2015. In the handicap scheme of things, the results were a little clearer with John and Marianne Mannel with a nett score of 106 3/4 winning from a couple of Gleesons, Trevor and Sandie, who completed their 27 holes with a very solid 108 1/4 nett Their score equates to 136 gross which was an outstanding effort when you consider the dangers playing this particular brand of golf with your spouse. Pro-Balls went down to those pairings with a nett score of 113 or better. On Saturday the Annual Legacy day was held, with this Charity the obvious winner on the day, raising almost $3000 to assist this very worthwhile cause with their community projects. The Legacy Cup winners was Kahu Tweedie with an excellent score of 42pts. Graeme Smith claimed the Diggers Cup with a score of 36pts against his name. These two trophies being the feature trophies on offer for the day. For the rest of us it was a normal competition. Obviously young Mark Hough (26) has inherited some of the brilliant golf skills of his father John, by putting together a great score of 40pts to take out the overall prize for the day. A feature of his game was the long distance he could achieve with the driver, together with a better than average skill on the greens. Runner up in the overall competition was Ron Phillips (12) with a very credible score of 39 which was the 3rd best score from the 115 starters on the day. Anthony Cavanagh (12) claimed the A Grade win with 38pts from Clint Corbett (8) on 37. There were similar scores in B Grade when Brett McConnell (13) won that grade with 38pts from Jim Lehn (11) on 36. Commencing his round on the back 9, Bob Perl (19) had his acceptance speech made out when he recorded a magnificent 24pts for his 1st 9 holes. However his 2nd 9 did not live up to expectations as he could only must a further 11 points for a 18 hole total of 35pts. Due to his great back 9 score, Bob was able to claim C Grade on a countback from Sam Davison (17). It was a battle of the “two Bobs” in D Grade with Bob Smith (29) just edging out Bob Turns (21), their scores 38 and 37pts respectively. Only one eagle scored on the day, and that was achieved by Tony Cavanagh on the par 5, 11th. Pro Balls should have gone down to 31pts, however you needed 32 or better to make the claim for one. With his tee shot finishing just 173cm from the cup on the Par 3 1st hole, Bruce Wotton was awarded the Mark Harvison sponsored Pro Pin Trophy provided for that particular hole. Barry Jones Smash Repairs are the sponsors of next Saturdays event, which again will be an 18 hole single Stableford. This will be a good opportunity to fine tune your game for the Craig Woods Plumbing August monthly mug, to be held on the following Saturday. In conjunction with this event will be the 1st Round of the 4 round 2016 Club Championships, co sponsored by Greg Harvison Building & Design and David Morgan together with Leanne Morgan (Jacaranda Coaches). The 2nd Round of the Championships series is scheduled for Sunday 8th August. The 3rd and 4th rounds of the Championships to be held on 13th & 14th August. The various knockout series are now well underway with the 2nd and 3rd matches to be completed by 27th August. Both the Grafton Undercover Storage singles knockout and the T.G.I.F 4BBB knockout are up to the 3rd round stage with the Grafton Glass 2 person Ambrose into the 2nd round status. All players involved in these knockout competitions should take particular note of the required completion dates. Nominations for the 2016 Holden Scramble scheduled for Saturday 29th August are now open. Intending players should be aware that a double shot gun start will be in place at 7.30am and 12.30pm for that particular event, made possible with the support of Ken Casson Holden Grafton. For the complete playing conditions that apply to this event, contact Club Captain David Morgan, or our Club Professional Mark Harvison. Ray Hopwood