The Sands Torquay – October 11, 2018
WEDNESDAY October 3 Stroke off the Blue tees for the Men in a two graded competition. The sun was shining in the morning and through lunch time, but quickly turned into a shocking afternoon, with chilly, high winds and the sun disappearing. Mike Trickey  was the winner of A Grade, finishing up on Nett 71. Luke Muller  continued his run of hot form, closing out his round on Nett 73, enough for A Grade Runner-Up. In B Grade, it was the great Scotsman, Steve Finnigan  coming out on top with a score of Nett 70, outlasting Glen Lochhead  on Nett 72. The ball pool ran down the line to Nett 77, while Jim Demetrious (7th hole, 3.50m) and Gavin Sheahan (13th hole, 4.00m) took home the nearest to pins.
Thursday October 4 The ladies October Medal was played today with the competition as stroke. Strong winds were present for most of the day making scoring for the majority of the field very tough. Mandee Trevena (45) ran laps around the field with a nett 67 to claim her first Medal and the competition for the day from Christine Brackin (23) on nett 75. NTP for the day went to Wendy Muller on the 5th hole and Marjorie Bayard on the 13th hole, the ball pool for the day went down to nett 79.
Saturday October 6 Perfect conditions for golf with no wind to speak of and the sun out for the whole day. The greens are starting to firm up and roll quicker than usual. In A grade we had former B Grade Club Champion and the 62nd best Australian Mid-Amateur Rod ‘Bad’ Brooks (5) record a one under par back nine to claim the day on nett 73 from Calem ‘Country Week’ Hoffmann also on nett 73. In B grade Bill Burnett (16) recorded 72 nett from Mike Fleming (14) 73 nett. In C grade Ray Chappel (31) recorded score of the day and claimed the October Medal on nett 71 from George Richards (26) on nett 79. NTP for the day went to Jason Cranny on the 5th, Paul Sexton on the 7th, Pete Cox on the 13th and Michael Yates on the 17th. The ball pool ran down to 78 nett.
Sunday October 7 Another perfect day for golf, the medley competition was played as Stableford off the white and gold tees. The winner for the day was Glen Lochhead (18) with a brilliant score of 43 points, coming in second place was Rob Danby (9) on a countback on 41 points.
Well done to Chris Dickinson who scored an eagle on the 5th hole!
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• Thursday October 11 – Stableford (Red)
• Saturday October 13 – Stableford (Blue), Stableford (Red)
• Sunday October 14 – Par Medley (White & Gold), Stableford (Black)