Rainy days at Yamba golf

The Thursday competition at Yamba Golf & Country Club had a very large field booked in but rain fell relentlessly and decimated the numbers.

A small, but very dedicated, group of golfers braved the weather to play 18 holes.

Luke Woldseth had the best score with 36 points followed by Will Woldseth on 34 and Colin Purcell 33c/b. To play in such difficult conditions was truly amazing. All 45 who competed deserve a medal. NTP winners: 3rd SeaFire hole Ken Dewar (1100cm), Peter Campbell Physiotherapist 9th Dylan Spagnolo (1050cm), Yamba Barber Shop 12th Greg Robbs (194cm) and SeaFire 17th Charlie Evans (270cm). Pro Pin winner on 14th Dylan Spagnolo 1050cm. Balls went to 33 with 16 on the back.

Richie Carter wins Saturday Stableford

The golf course dried out and 157 golfers greeted the starter on Saturday. Rain squalls and very strong wind made golf extremely difficult for almost everybody. Everybody that is, except Richie Carter.

Playing off a handicap of 1, Richie returned a two under par round of 39 points to win A Grade. Phillip Wood was runner up with 38 and Samuel Kelly (Armidale) third with 37. 38 points was scored by all the place getters in B Grade and countback saw Tim Gooley win from Andrew Harris and Brett Sergeant. C Grade winner was Neil Garrard (Foster Tuncurry) with 36 points on a countback from David Groth. Douglas Brown took third place with 35 points. NTP’S were sponsored by SeaFire Steak & Seafood, Peter Campbell Physiotherapist and Bean Scene Café. On the 3rd Terry Winser was closest (221cm), 9th David Brown (112cm), 10th Van Isackson (400cm), 12th Richie Carter (102cm) and 17th Rohan Smiles (230cm). The ball rundown went to 33 with 17 on the back nine.

Next Saturday is the first Monthly Medal for 2022.

David Miles