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Justin Menzies coiled up ready to unleash on the eighteenth. Image: Contributed

Grafton’s Steven Camas takes Maclean Saturday golf

Today’s competition sponsored by Peter and Helen Hamilton attracted a large field of over 100 golfers. Boosted by a decent number of Grafton golfers, the conditions were ideal for good scoring.

In A Grade, Steven Camas (Grafton) was just one point clear of the field on 39 points. In second place Gregory Dickinson on 37 points just edged out Brett McConnel (Grafton) on c/b.

In B Grade, another old master, Theo Sheppard, with 39 points took first place. Kylie Ryan took second place on the same score as Theo with Richard Crawford Ross making welcome return to the placegetters in third.

In C Grade David Lorenzo’s recent form improvement went into overdrive with winning 36 points. He was a couple of points clear of Phillip Robinson and the irrepressible Matt Young.

Phil Hirst almost slam dunked the second hole to be the closest. Graham Eggleton settling into his new home here at Maclean found his birdie putt on 7 a formality.

Steven Potter slid in one very close to 11 whilst the returning Geoff Moore put his tee shot so close to 17 that the putt was a certainty.

Brett McConnell hit a second shot to less than a foot on 9 to take out the Thistle prize.

Ball prizes down to Wayne Mackaway 32 points in A Grade. Peter Wild on 32 was just good enough for a prize in B Grade. In C Grade, Bill rock just missed out.

Also just missing out were two forgetful players, whose forgetfulness to sign their cards meant their hard won 35 points were not recorded.

Justin Menzies coiled up ready to unleash on the eighteenth. Image: Contributed

Maclean Golf Club AGM

The AGM was held on Sunday when the members were told of course drainage developments and a healthy year’s trading.

Two new board members Rod Dee and Wendy King were appointed, following the retirement of vice chairman Terry Adcock and treasurer Graham Howard, who have both given four years of excellent service.

The club is still looking for more course volunteers, helpers in the pro shop and a press correspondent.

Midweek golf – Justin too good

In the Thursday Stableford competition, Justin Menzies was easily the biggest score of the day.

Playing in A Grade, his 41 points was the result of consistent ball striking throughout the afternoon. He was two points clear of an excellent round by Jeff Craigie whose 39 points took second place.

In Grade B, Graham Van Millard had a blistering day following indifferent form of late. His 38 points was just two shots better than Paul Reid from Yamba.

Geoffrey Grayson was nearest the pin on 2 with Paul Reid and another Yamba guest Greg Laforest NTP on 7 and 11.

Rod Smith found the green again on 17 with a smooth eight iron closest to the hole.

David Bruton took the Thistle award on 9.

Ball prizes down to 34 points in both grades with Jeff Miller and Denis Pye just missing out.

Wednesday Skins was spectacular affair with most players picking up a few Skins. Mick Rogers slammed his way round to 8 magnificent Skins to leave the rest of the field wondering how to respond next week. Roll up at 1 for a 1.30 shotgun start.

Miles James

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