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ABOVE: (l-r) Mike Branson C Grade Gross winner, Brian Kay B Grade Nett & 36 hole Nett r/up, Mathew Worthing Iluka Open Champion & Greg Wyllie 36 hole Nett r/up.

Iluka Open weekend defies stormy weather

ABOVE: (l-r) Mike Branson C Grade Gross winner, Brian Kay B Grade Nett & 36 hole Nett r/up, Mathew Worthing Iluka Open Champion & Greg Wyllie 36 hole Nett r/up.
ABOVE: (l-r) Mike Branson C Grade Gross winner, Brian Kay B Grade Nett & 36 hole Nett r/up, Mathew Worthing Iluka Open Champion & Greg Wyllie 36 hole Nett r/up.

 

Our Open weekend 36 hole Stroke event looked pretty grim early Saturday morning with heavy showers, but as fortune would have it the weather cleared and a large group from many local clubs enjoyed the first round on a perfectly prepared golf course.
Results: A Grade Nett winner – Greg Wyllie 66, r/up – John Beverley 67 on c/b; B Grade Nett winner – Derek Bloomfield 63, r/up – Noel Field 64; C Grade Nett winner – Dave Boyle 67, r/up – Col Kempshall 70; A Grade Gross winner – Greg Harvison 70, r/up – Warren Thoms 72; B Grade Gross winner – Mark Andrew 80 on c/b, r/up – Andrew Clarke 80; C Grade Gross winner – David Wilton 92 on c/b, r/up – Mike Branson 92. NTP’s: 1/10 Frank Poore, 6/15 Andrew Harris, 8/17 Ian Boag. Ball Rundown to 71. Specsavers Ballina Bradman Award went to James Rokowaqa 85 Nett. Sponsors for the day were Iluka Service Station and Iluka Wellness Centre, thank you both very much.
After our luck on Saturday, it rained once we finished and all through the night, but again the weather gods looked after us and the final field for Sunday enjoyed a great day but they did have to contend with strong winds. Excellent golf was played with the following results.
A Grade Nett winner – Matt Worthing 69 on a c/b, r/up – Mackenzie Wright 69 on c/b; B Grade Nett winner – Noel Field 64, r/up – Brian Kay 66 on c/b; C Grade Nett winner – Mike Branson 66, r/up – Richard Parker 67 on c/b; A Grade Gross winner – Greg Harvison 79 on c/b, r/up – Simon Farrell 79; B Grade Gross winner – Ronald Drewett 80 on c/b, r/up – Frank Poore 83; C Grade Gross winner – Stephen South 90, r/up – Joel Parker 91. NTP’s: 1/10 John Beverley, 6/15 Richard Parker (with a hole in one), 8/17 Mike Branson. A Grade 36 hole Nett winner – Mackenzie Wright 138, r/up – Greg Wyllie 139; B Grade 36 hole Nett winner – Derek Bloomfield 134, r/up – Brian Kay 135; C Grade 36 hole Nett winner – David Wilton 145, r/up – Matt Gosper 146.
The 36 hole Gross Iluka Open Champion went to Mathew Worthing 142, r/up – Mackenzie Wright 136 (prize going to Greg Harvison 149); 36 hole B Grade Gross winner – Noel Field 160, r/up – Frank Poore 166; 36 hole C Grade Gross winner – Mike Branson 179, r/up – Jim Lowe 195. Ball Run Down to 75 on c/b.
A very big thank you to our sponsor for the day Anchorage Holiday Park.
The Tooheys Shield final was also played and the winner was Maclean followed by Grafton and Iluka bringing up the rear. Thank you to Tooheys for their continued sponsorship for over 22 years. This was truly a great weekend where the spirit of friendship was bubbling over and a big thank you to all that made it a success.
Adam Cazalet

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