On Monday August 3 Maclean vets played a single Stableford event. It was the monthly medal as well as the 1st Round of the Vets Championships.
There was an almost record field of 54 starters. I think the fact that we are playing for the very prestigious Cutter and Buck engraved pen brings people out of the woodwork as it is every golfers dream to win one of these. The winner was Kim Wiblen. Kim had a great round to come in with 41 points ahead of runner up Richard Parker with 39. This was a pleasant return to form for Richard who has been struggling a bit lately. In 3rd place was Phil Robinson with 38 points.
The ball winners were Bill Rorke -38, Amanda Barwick, Mark Hemmy and Theo Sheppard -36, John Carlton, Geoff Grayson, Chris Blackman and Matt Young all on 35 and then Garry Stockwell, Steve McMahon, Glen Crooks and Greg Saul all with 34 points.
Our next game is a shot gun start on August 17 and will be the 2nd Round of the Championships. The Coraki open day is coming up on August 25 and the Lismore day is on September 8.
The NSW Vets Association has given us $300 this year in lieu of us not having our open day, so towards the end of September we are going to run our own open day just for the Maclean members, using this money as prize money; probably on September 28. So keep this date in mind.