THE SANDS TORQUAY – August 1, 2019
Wednesday July 24 – Stableford Medley (Blue & Red Tees) (7th Round Winter Classic). Tough winter conditions again out there for competitors in the classic. The wind was up all day making scoring tough. The conditions played right into David Mallett’s(2) hands as he worked the low ball around the links and his putter firing as usual with his traditional lean on the 6ft putts, completing his round in toughest of conditions in the afternoon with a well-earned 36 points on a count back from Jeff Treloar(12) who gritted his round in the morning. Well played to both the only two players to play to their handicap for the day. Leader Al Hartley (11) away chasing the sun still out on top on 4750 points from Phil Eltringham(10) who didn’t add to his total 250 points behind. David jumps in to third a further 20 points back.
Thursday July 25 – Women’s Stableford (Gold Tees). Brisk morning but a solid winter day for golf as the ladies tune up for medal next week Christine Brackin  grinded out 36 points to pip Lynne Hyett  on a count back. Well done to both players on a gritty performance. Nearest to pins went to Dot Tattersall (7th) & Christine Brackin (17th). DSR: 71.0.
Saturday July 27 – Men’s Stableford – (Blue Tees) Women’s Stableford (Red Tees). Great weekend conditions for with the sun shining and no wind to players. The course dried out after the mid-week rain and played well the greens rolling well and providing a solid test for members and visitors. For all the weekends results please below.
Men: In A Grade, Paul Allen  finished on top 37 points, winning the duel with his playing partner Matt Berry , who was close behind on 36 points. B Grade saw another close affair, as Mike Fleming  outlasted David Crawford , with the gentlemen closing out their rounds on 38 point and 37 points respectively. The C Grade competition saw our highest score of the day, with Lachlan Haack  coming back to the clubhouse the clear leader on 40 points. Neil Trevena  was next best on 36 points. The ball pool ran down the line to 32 points, with Chris Burke (5th), Matt Berry (7th), Nicholas Turnbull (13th) & Mike Fleming (17th) taking home the nearest to pins. DSR: 74.0.
Women: Marianne Bridgart  took out a close competition on 31 points, winning on a c/b from Marg Hales . The ball pool ran down the line to 30 points, with Kerry Bond dominating the Par 3’s, taking out the nearest to pins on the 5th & 13th. DSR: 75.0.
Sunday July 28 – Stableford Medley (Blue & Red Tees). Wonderful day for golf today. Quite cold in the morning, but as the sun came out, so did the golfers. In a great display of all-round golf, Craig Corker [+1] went around the course in 4-under par, finishing on 39 points! Great effort. Runner up went to Jenny Elphinstone  who finished on 37 points. The ball pool ran down the line to 34 points.
NEXT WEEK’S FIXTURE
Wednesday July 31 – Stableford Medley (Gold & White Tees) Winter Classic Rd 8
Thursday August 1 – Women’s Par – MEDAL (Gold Tees)
Saturday August 2 – Men’s medal Stableford – (Blue Tees) Women’s Stableford – Women’s Challenge Rd 8 (Red Tees)
Sunday August 3 – Stableford Medley (White & Golf Tees)