Rory Gibson’s mammoth winning score

The midweek Stableford event at Yamba Golf & Country Club was played in excellent conditions. The fairways are dry, and golfers are taking advantage of this to record some terrific scores.

Rory Gibson was an easy winner in B Grade when he put together no less than 48 points. There was a cost involved in this when his handicap saw a reduction of 3.5 shots. Two scores of 40 points saw the runner up and third decided by countback with Alan Syle holding off David Grant.

In A Grade, 6.49am golfer Alex Podbereski showed the benefit of getting out of bed early when he won with 40 points from Rex Bolte (39) and another 6.49am golfer, Doug Luckie with 38.

Yet another 40 points was scored by Nick Allan in C Grade when he won from Terry Hulm and Iain Gosling, both of whom scored 39. NTP winners: 3rd Bruce Ginn (200cm), 9th David Grant (220cm), 10th Nigel Holiday (226cm), 12th Andrew Smart (132cm) and 17th Stuart McLennan (314cm).

The ball rundown went to 35 with 18 on the back nine.

Richie Carter four under par

It was another perfect Yamba spring day on Saturday when 158 golfers participated in the Stableford event.

Club Champion Richie Carter was right on his best form to record a four under par round with gave him 41 points and the A Grade voucher. Rick Addinsall and Greg Wyllie each scored 39 points and visited the countback to separate them.

In B Grade, Pip Dixon won with 40 points from Dan Newman (39) and Alex Holland (38 c/b).

The best score of the day was recorded in C Grade when Tom Moore got everything working to win with 43 big points from Bryan Groth and Tony McFarlane, both scoring 40.

NTP winners: 3rd Paul Bennett (234cm), 9th Troy Urquhart (230cm), 10th Ross Wilson, 17th Jolon Homewood (122cm). We thank the NTP Sponsors, SeaFire Steak & Seafood, Peter Campbell Physiotherapist, Bean Scene Café and Yamba Barber Shop.

The ball rundown went to 35 with 19 on the back nine.

Yamba Golf Club welcomes new professional

Yamba Golf & Country Club welcomed its new professional, Jamie Corkill, on Saturday. Jamie has been the pro at Mowbray Golf Club in Launceston for the past few years.

President Tony Moran introduced Jamie to the assembled golfers at presentation time and he was greeted warmly by all present. Jamie said that coming to Yamba was something very special and he promised that there would be some exciting times ahead in the pro shop for all golfers. He said that getting to know everyone’s names will take a little time but will do so quickly once he settles in.

All members wish Jamie and his family every success at Yamba.

David Miles