By Casey O'Connor
It was not surprising that the golf competition scheduled for Stanthorpe on Saturday was left in limbo. Many regular players were busy helping confine the fire damage; others evacuated from their homes and some busy volunteering in support roles and the Medal event did not proceed.
The club foursome championships were set down for Sunday and fortunately attracted sufficient numbers for the men’s event to proceed. The championship is played over 27 holes and in two divisions.
In the A Grade division Casey Leotta and David Reeves returned the winning score of 119 for the round. There was only a one shot margin to the next team. It was the closest margin all day.
The clear winner in the B Division was the team of Chris Fittock and Trevor Ludlow. The pair finished five shots clear of the field with a score of 137. Their 18 hole score was 94; scoring 47 on each nine and sealed the issue with a third nine of 43.
Scott Constable and Wes Smith finished their round with the best overall nett score of the day. Some consolation for missing the A grade score by one shot.
Ron and Annelle Batterham who were to sponsor the cancelled medal event on Saturday instead provided a trophy for the nett event in the foursomes. The club extends a special thank you to the Batterhams for their support.
Casey Leotta picked up the pin shot at three and Mick O’Brien was on song at 12.
Aqua Rural Supplies are the sponsors of the Single Stableford scheduled for this Saturday. Everyone is hoping for a far less stressful weekend .
On Sunday the club is hosting the Glen Aplin State School golf day. Tee off is from 9.00 am with registration to be completed by 8.30 am.
After the week we have just had this is an ideal opportunity to have a fun day on the course and everyone, golfers and non-golfers are welcome. If you have an old set of clubs in the cupboard or shed give them the chance to see the light of day and join us on the fairways and greens. There is a nomination sheet for the Glen Aplin Day on the board at the club.
For the serious golfers among us a reminder that the Inglewood Golf Club Open day is set down for this Sunday. We understand several Stanthorpe players are intending to fly the club flag at the event. Any player wishing to play should contact the Inglewood club directly for tee times if they have not done so already.