By Casey O'Connor
The Stanthorpe Golf Club hosted another of the popular annual events on the golfing calendar last Saturday, the Delaney Family Golf Day. A big field turned out for the event sponsored by the Delaney family and it was great to see many members of the family on the course having a hit and staying on for the presentation of trophies.
The teams of Max Hunter and Jake Mills and Mark Hendry and Rino Piovesan both finished with 46 points and a count back was necessary to determine the winners. After some deliberation it was Max and Jake who got the nod relegating Mark and Rino to the runner’s up stall.
Max Hunter was obviously inspired by his recent page three ‘pin up’ photograph as on the number one index hole he recorded a birdie and collected five points. He also scored several three point holes. Max apparently has an affinity with the Delaney Family Day and may find himself in high demand next year with prospective partners queuing up to play with him in the event. Hunter has now won the Delaney trophy in consecutive years (although playing with different partners).
The Delaney family also kindly provided prizes for the second and third runner’s up. These were snapped up by Linda Kelly partnered by Barry Hughes and David and Matt Burgess.
The long drives on the 18th were won by Mandy Benussi and David Burgess while it was Keith Barnett who claimed the pin shot at the third, Mark Hendry at 12 and Keith Allen at 17.
Mandy Benussi was on song at 12 to claim the Approach for the ladies while Lynette Ludlow was on target at 17.
Pro pins were won by Nikki Waterworth 1/10 [good birdie Nikki], Tom Fittock 5/14 and Darrell Boekholt 9/18.
Unfortunately there was no-one quite good enough on Saturday to win the birdies nest on 18.
And so December has arrived. Golfers this Saturday will compete for the final monthly medal in 2019 and with Christmas hurtling towards us like a freight train, the Golf Club will hold its Christmas party following Saturday’s competition.
During the course of the evening presentations will be made to the Ladies and Men’s Golfer of the Year.
Have you got you registered for the popular Boxing Day Classic at the Stanthorpe Golf Club. There is a sheet on the board for one of the most popular events of the year. Best get your name in now to avoid disappointment.