Despite the fact that a large number of regular interstate visitors were unable to attend, a strong field of just under 150 starters contested the annual Tooheys and Graton Air & Daikin 36-hole Jacaranda Open.
With rounds of 73 and 77 (total 150), Greg Harvison playing off a scratch handicap was the winner of the overall gross event for the third time, previously winning the Jacaranda Cup in 1995 and 2000. Just two shots in arrears to Greg with rounds of 75 & 77 (152 total) was Matt Worthing (1) who is no stranger to success in this particular competition having won the Jacaranda Cup on several occasions throughout his long golfing career. Next in line to feature in last weekend’s 36-hole competition was Matt McKee (plus 1) with rounds of 76 & 78, totalling 154. Also with a total gross score of 154 was Urunga visitor, Craig Hyde (1) with scores of 73 & 81.
In the handicap scheme of things, for the Paul Hajjar Jacaranda Shield, it was Sebastian Cox (27) who claimed victory with nett scores of 63 & 71 (134 total). Sebastian easily won the nett event with his nearest rival being Henri Arnold (36) nine shots in arrears with scores of nett 80 on Saturday followed by a blistering nett 63 on Sunday. Also with 2nd round total of 143 was Woolgoolga golfer Michael Johnson (15) with two consistent round of 72 & 71. Thanks to our sponsors of the event, Tooheys and Grafton Air & Daikin. There were a huge amount of trophies on offer, too many to reproduce and recognise in this report. To determine if you were one of the many prize winners, refer to the official results sheet located in the Club.
Next Saturday, the event will again be a Stroke competition, the Advanced Coast Security November monthly mug. The competition will also serve as the Gold Mug playoff series in which all the monthly mug winners from the past twelve months have qualified. The leading qualifier is Riley Taylor with a nett 64 which he achieved in November. Riley is followed by Jamie Stockton on 65 (March), David Lorenzo with 66 follows (December). Then three players with 68 nett, Danny Li (February), John Hough (May and Mick Beehag (October). The remaining qualifier include Simon Loadsman (April), Willow Harris (August) and Greg Tozer (September), all with qualifying scores of 69 nett. Sane Essex qualified with 70 nett achieved in July, with Trevor White and Brian Napper rounding out the list of qualifiers with 71 achieved respectively in January and June.
The various B & C grade medal winners from the past 12 months will also be involved in the playoff series for the grade medals. A complete list of those who have qualified for the medal playoffs is available on the Club notice board.
The Club AGM which was originally scheduled for Sunday December 12 has been put back to a revised date of January 16, 2022. However nominations for the Board of Directors to control and administer the Club’s activities for 2022 are now open and will close at 6pm on December 19 2021. Public Officer, Treasurer, Club Captain and three positions as Director. All intending candidates are advised that a copy of the obligations and responsibilities of Directors is available in the office for your convenience. You will find the appropriate nomination sheet on the Club notice board.