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Results of Ladies and Gentlemens Golf 23/07/2016

Results of Golf, Wine Draw & Raffle

Ladies Golf

Tuesday 19th July 2016 – Picture Stableford 9 Holes
Winners:  Val Morrison, Joan Coombs & Glenn Barber with 38 points.

N.T.P: Val Morrison on the 13th hole.

Saturday 23rd July. No competition due to dreadful weather!

The ladies enjoyed a very nice 2 course lunch to celebrate Winter Solstice after 9 holes of golf. There were 30 ladies there & all seemed to have a fun day which included some challenging trivia & word puzzles.
Thanks to Barbara Sargent in particular & all the ladies committee for all their hard work in preparing this event.

Gentlemens Golf

3rd Round of Olympic Trophy

Winner David Ballingall(16)    =   38 pts

R/Up Bruce McLerie(11)    =    36 c/b

Ball Winners

Vince Iacobaccio     =    35

Tony Lever    =     35

Brian Munn    =   34

David Walker     =    34

Trevor Hogben    =    33

Mike Henry     =   32

Andy Golby     =   30

Nearest the Pins

6th Hole   =    Tony Lever

9th Hole    =    Peter Johnstone

12th Hole   =   Neil Dennett

13th Hole    =   Neil Dennett


The winner was Jay Di Virgilio on the 4th Hole

Wine Draw

The winner Rob Cleary was not present

Raffle & Norm`s Ramblings


No! You’re not seeing things. This is the first time in the history of the club that raffle results have been compiled at 1.30 p.m. on a Saturday, the actual day that these said raffles occur. There were only two tickets sold: one to me and one to my wife. The results saw my wife win a glass of Sauvignon Blanc (Hardy’s Stamp variety), and my prize was a used golf ball which had landed over our fence during the week (Kmart variety). This raffle was the result of crappy weather over three successive (or is it consecutive?) days. This morning brought four soggy individuals past our back door. That’s all! Four! Who in his right mind is going to try having a raffle this afternoon when the possible winner could be Matt Herrick, who a short time ago came past in the first group of those foolish afternoon players? In the gloomy atmosphere I caught sight of him, and at first thought he was the new TAC safety figure Graham. I ask all readers to look closely at Matt next time you see him and observe that uncanny likeness to Graham. Maybe he was used as the model.

Raffle result aside, I would like to comment on the great wildlife we have on view around the course. We often see a large flock of ibis feeding along the fairway. I can’t get close enough to get a good photo to show you, but you know what they look like. We also have spasmodic visits from a couple of plovers, many galahs, swans and cygnets, ducks (a dwindling population here), one butcher bird, and in our back yard we feed about twenty rainbow lorikeets, a dozen wattle birds, and about six noisy miners. Pokemon Go fanatics should note that these are real creatures, not cyber-generated nonsense. What has made an impact around the course over the last couple of weeks is the presence of a number of glow worms. This is not a natural glow worm genus. This species is much larger, and tends to glow quite brightly, even during daylight. It also has certain physical characteristics which cause behaviour disorders, the copying of human foibles and habits, and to be quite pesky when allowed to roam over open spaces. Because of its mood changes we suggest you keep a Gerni spray handy so that they can be totally discouraged from annoying fellow golfers.

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