By Casey O'Connor
Stanthorpe golfers rugged up last Saturday against a nasty wind that made conditions awkward and sometimes very uncomfortable on the green. Of course there were some who declared it was just way too cold and wisely I say chose to keep the wood fire company in the clubhouse. In the main the golfing fraternity is made of sterner stuff (or they are just plain crazy) and braved the icy conditions to complete the Stableford event. Reece Plumbing who have been sponsoring a golf day for a number of years were Saturday’s sponsors.
Left-handers came to the fore on Saturday as “lefties” won both the Men’s and Ladies’ events… Standing on the wrong side of the ball apparently has its advantages in a freezing wind.
Club captain, Richard Reardon, took the honours in the men’s and Lorraine Evans, another leftie, in the ladies.
Runners up were Aaron Simmers in the men’s event and Margie Locke in the
ladies. Both players finishing one point off the leaders.
The wind was not only cold but made Pin shots extremely difficult.
Max Hunter showed you never really lose your Tasmanian roots casting aside the icy wind at three to take the only Pin Shot of the day in the men’s event. (Perhaps Max has also been buoyed by the recent performance of the Brisbane Lions)
The Ladies fared better with Annette Batterham claiming the approach shot at 12 while Neta Thouard did best at 17. Matt Waterworth collected the balls on offer for pro-pins at 5/14 and 9/18 and claimed the birdies nest at 18. Rod Werner took the remaining pro-pin at 1/10.
In the run down, it was a ball to Mark McCosker (37), Matt Waterworth (36),
Mark Hendry (36). Angelo Maugeri (36) and Neta Thouard for the ladies.
Prospective players for Saturday’s Single stroke event sponsored by greenkeeper, Bill Payne are sure to be keeping a keen eye on the weather forecast as they prepare for the game. They will be hoping for better conditions when they tee off at 11.00am.There is a time sheet is on the board if you wish to nominate.
There has been plenty of action on the green at Tannymorel in the recent weeks with games in the Open Singles conducted.