Golfers busy despite rare day off

By Casey O'Connor

Although Stanthorpe golfers had a day off on Saturday there was plenty of action keeping them busy through the week.

The Apple & Grape 2 person Ambrose was played Friday wrapping up the 2020 Apple and Grape Golfing card.

Official sponsors of the popular event were Crisp Coaches and once again it proved popular with a capacity field hitting the fairways.

Rain threatened to disrupt the event and was a test for all who played as the clouds opening with around four holes to play. Some preferred the safety of the clubhouse as a better option but most teams were happy to play during the downpour.

Brendon Barker continued his good recent form as he teamed up with Jamie Carnell in this event.

Carnell might be better known to most as a cricket but he and Barker proved a winning combination as they carded a winning score of nett 63.5.

Doing it for the Ladies heading towards International Women’s Day on Sunday was the team of Lyn Ludlow and Christine Hood who scored a winning nett 74 in the Ladies’ only competition.

No surprise that Mark and Racheal Hendry were the winners of the mixed competition after carding a score of nett 67.

Minor prize winners in the run down section were B. Gleeson and C. Reeves, Ian Pickering and M. Ward and Matt Waterworth and Simon Shannon.

Len Leigh he landed his drive on the line, making it very difficult for anyone to do better in the men’s accuracy stakes. Trish Fittock had best drive for the ladies, finishing only centimetres from the target.

Pin shots were collected by B. Gleeson (3), Mark Hendry (12) and Ian Henderson (17). Christine Hood and Lyn Ludlow held the ladies approaches at 12 and 17 respectively.

And that was a wrap for another successful Apple & Grape Festival golf sporting event. Thanks to the Festival organisers and the sponsors who ensured it was a busy week for golfers.

It was pleasing to see events well supported by members and visitors and thanks to those who catered for the events.

So after all the excitement of A & G 2020 it is back to business for golfers this weekend. The March monthly medal and putting competition scheduled for Saturday and the individual stroke event will be sponsored by club member, Alex Vale.

The round will be played in conjunction with the first of two rounds for the Pike Trophy.

Tee off is from 11.30 am and there is a time sheet is on the board.

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