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Grafton to conduct the Monty Conderman Memorial Pro Am

Despite the inconvenience of some rather heavy falls of rain at times, a good field of 89 starters braved the conditions in last Saturdays Coastal Golf Carts September Monthly Mug.
These conditions did not concern the eventual winner of the event, Ryan Woodlock (4), with the best score of the day, 68 nett. Ryan now qualifies for the Gold Mug play offs scheduled for later in the year.
The A Grade medal winner was Paul Grieve (8) who produced a good score of nett 70 to relegate John Thompson (8) to the status of r/up for that particular grade who finished with a 71.
Once again the Grieve name featured in the B Grade results, with Jackson Grieve (12) claiming the win there from one of the 11 visitors from Coffs Harbour, John Whitwan (10) who completed his round on 70 nett.
Peter Lane (16) would have been excused for thinking he may have won the mug with his final score of 69, however he had to settle for the medal win in C Grade from Bill Dudgeon (16) with 70 nett.
Once again Peter Tziavaras (21) has featured in the results by taking out D Grade with an excellent 70 nett two shots in front of r/up Brian Hewitt (26) on 72.
One of our more talented Veterans, Norm Burt, (12) claimed the Pro Pin on the Mark Harvison sponsored Par 3, 1st with his tee shot finishing just 1.7 metres from the difficult located flag. Only one player with a score of 76 nett gained a Pro Ball, everyone with a score of 75 or better were also successful.
Next Saturday we revert back to Stableford golf with a 18 hole single Stableford scheduled with Eastcoast Bearings & Hydraulics providing the trophies.
That event will be proceeded on Friday with the Monty Conderman Memorial Pro Am which has attracted an excellent field of golf professionals to this important competition.
The golf will commence with a shotgun start at 9.30am and everyone are invited to come along as spectators and watch all these emerging golf professionals take on Grafton’s Championship course. The Pro-Am is absolutely free, and visitors will be made more than welcome.
On Sunday the Annual Naggers Cup will be held, which is one of our more important mixed events of the year. The format as usual will be an American Foursomes with some variations to the normal conditions of play. For example the men will play from the ladies tees, and conversely, the ladies will tee off from the mens. Being an honour board event, the winners will be recognised as part of club history.
There is an important event scheduled for our Veteran Golfers next Tuesday, September 20, the Pat Henry and Jim Fleming Memorial Day, with Claire Henry and John Fleming providing the sponsorship in memory of these two past life members of our Golf Club. The normal walk up start provisions will apply on the day.
On the following Tuesday (27th September) the veterans will be contesting the final round of GMF Challenge. The event will also serve as the final qualifying round for the Mens Veteran Top Gun Shoot-out. The series is currently being led by Paul Ricketts with 44pts. Paul is then followed by 6 players on 43, with the final 3 positions accounted for by players on 42pts (scores as at August 16). The actual shoot-out is scheduled for Sunday, October 2 for those who qualify. Ray Hopwood