Golf Matters

High handicappers have dominated recent men’s competitions with Steve Cansell winning the November monthly medal and Keith North winning last Saturday’s stableford.  Steve won from Frank Williams with Scotty, the NTP and third from Keith Morgan and Pixie.

It is great to see the pixie back on the course and getting into the groove with another ball winning effort last Saturday. Murray Smith continued his form from the championships and was runner up last Saturday. Shamrock, Alec Henry and the Bare Elbow also picked up balls and Pixie was the NTP.

Shirley Shoemark won last Saturday and with Donna Kuhn, Rod Coady and Mike Fitzgerald played in the district stableford finals at Gold Creek on Remembrance Day. All enjoyed the day with Rod coming fourth. This year the district organisers used the competition as both a celebration of golf and a fundraiser for a Rotary charity that sponsors children from the Pacific Islands in need of vital medical assistance. Over $5000 was raised.

Locally, November 11 was another Diggers Day extravaganza organised by Braidwood Apex. It was a great success with all proceeds going to the local Sub- Branch of the RSL. It is easy to let time pass and forget the fact that over 100,000 Australians died in the war touted as the saviour of civilization.

The ladies competition last Saturday week was won by Donna Kuhn from Jackie Clark and Helen Goddard. The ladies are the prime movers in the Nine ‘n’ Dine event on November 30 and have put their collective hands up to cater. The afternoon begins at 4.00pm with a meal afterwards. It is an opportunity for all to participate with this participation not necessarily involving the playing of golf. Bookings are essential to enable the ladies to adequately cater. The costs are $25 for adults who play and eat and $20 if you walk and eat. Children’s costs are $15 and $10.

The following day, December 1 is the annual golf club dinner and the following Saturday is the club’s AGM. Again intentions to attend or nominate for the committee are needed.

November is finals time for the various knockout competitions. Last Saturday Tiger Warne defeated the platypus in the singles knockout. Yet to play are the mixed and doubles knockouts. One lesson for all the remaining finalists is encapsulated in the old golfing adage that the game is played on a course five and a half inches wide. This Saturday the ladies are playing for the Judy Scott trophy with Gordon Scott sponsoring the medal of medals event for the men. 

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