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Maclean Men’s Golf

Thursdays single Stableford event turned out to be a battle between two in form golfers. Stephen Smith seems to have found the old form which consistently had him in A Grade contention. After some years out of the game & now retired, the golf bug has it’s hold & by his own admission is back big time & loving it. His 40 points on Thursday was one too many for last Saturdays run away winner Alan Cope who recorded 39 points. Nearest the pin winners were Rod Smith on 2, Bob Richards on 7, Alan Cope on the 11th & Terry Lawes on the 17th. Club balls went to 32 on a count back. A large field turned out for Saturdays Stableford event on a beautiful winters day & a dry golf course. Four players tied at the top with 37 points & a count back separated them in the following order. New member Douglas Hudson finished on top from Bruce Johnston & Stephen Smith all getting the cash with the unlucky Tony Johnson being relegated to the ball rundown. Club balls went to 32 points. Nearest the pin winners were Mark Tabor, Jeff Miller, John Perriott & Geoff Grayson. Visitors came from Yamba, Grafton, Crescent Head, Coffs Harbour, Bermagui, Howlong & Teven. Sunday was the inaugural Maclean Chamber Of Commerce charity golf day. The most perfect winters day greeted a terrific field for a 9 hole Ambrose & a chance to help the Maclean Hospital Auxiliary. The day was strongly supported by The police, fire & ambulance services as well as club members & members of the Chamber of Commerce. An auction was held in conjunction with the golf day for goods kindly donated by the local business houses. An amount totalling close to $2,200 was raised on the day. Next Saturdays event is the July Monthly medal sponsored by The Argyle Hotel. A nomination sheet is on the notice board for the first round of the Tooheys shield in Grafton. Kaye Grayson