Club Championship hopeful Justin Lavendar perfectly executes a recov-ery from the Treasure Island burn on the 16th. Image: Contributed

Sean McFarlane takes Maclean Saturday competition

Saturday September 25

Frequent guest Jeff Hackett from Yamba and guest Matt Worthing both scored well to get 40 and 41 points respectively but they were just not quite good enough to pip A Grade winner Sean McFarlane, whose tumbling handicap is not going down as fast as his recent excellent scores. Rumbling ominously just below are club championship contenders Mark Rae, Paul Bamback, Hark Hemmy, Fraser Marsh and Shaun Rosy. Justin Lavender is honing his recovery skills as evidenced in the photograph and still might be a contender, along with a couple of single figure markers resting today.

Ball prizes down to Peter Saunders on 36 points.

In the large field of 100 again this week B Grade was a victory lap for the evergreen John Fong Kee. He came in on a stunning 43 points and more to the point, two shots clear and four times the age of second place Troy McFarlane.

Both the McFarlane brothers are finding golf second nature these days and the training of almost daily golf is doing them no harm at all.

Third place on 40 points was Paul Farlow. Ball prizes down to Vero Morgan on 35 points.

In C Grade, Terry Mitchell on 39 points was just one shot clear of Maureen Killian. Third was Christine Powell who just pipped Paul Causer on c/b.

Ball prizes down to Graham Roberts on 32  points – well done Graham.

With the first round of the Club Championships starting next Saturday you would be well advised to book your tee time on line and early.

Thursday September 23

With a lot of our older golfers putting a marker down for the Club championships to come, rather subdued scores reflected the difficult pin placements and a stiff afternoon breeze.

In A Grade, PGA professional Terry Adcock slipped out from final editing of his upcoming book to sneak victory on c/b over Michael McSlowan, both on 38 points. Sean McFarlane (from new sponsors Townsend Store) continued his recent good form with 37 points for third place.

Ball prizes down to Bob Harvey on 34 points.

A large field in B Grade saw a absolute bonanza of points for Anne D’Arcy. Her 44 points saw her a comfortable four points clear of the rest of the field.

Lance Pedraza and the luckless Peter Hamilton took second and third respectively both on 40 points. Well done boys but nowhere good enough. 

A large swathe of golfers were good enough to get ball prizes down to 36 points.



James Miles