By Casey O'Connor
Stanthorpe golfers have been restricted to playing Individual Stableford competitions since returning to the course during the COVID-19 lockdown. There was an air of anticipation as members teed off last weekend in a stroke event playing for the June Monthly Medal which was kindly sponsored by Stanthorpe Plaza Meats.
In the Men’s event it was Mark Hendry who led the way. Hendry returned the winning score of nett 69 after laying the platform for his win on the front nine carding one under par for the outward trip. His back nine was very steady, but good enough to give him a two stroke lead over Brady Morant (71) and victory in the medal event. Brady Morant has been playing some excellent golf in recent weeks and with another steady performance continues to lower his AGU handicap.
David Reeves (74) returned the best gross score of the round while Trevor Ludlow took the putting honours needing 24 to complete his round. Featuring in the run down and not too far off the leaders were Mark Baker, Rob Reeves and Trevor Ludlow.
The ladies’ medal event was won by Sandra Morris who returned a nett 72 score for her round. She finished three strokes clear of the runner up Linda Kelly (75).
Nikki Waterworth collected for best gross score (94). Kay Webb had her putting on song on the greens. She needed only 29 putts to complete her round. Shaneen McLellan (75) collected the ladies run down.
Club officials are hoping to see more easing of restrictions and changes to the current protocols as early as this weekend however until any changes are announced members should continue to adhere to the current restrictions . It remains necessary to be booked in for a starting time by contacting the club by email; telephone or using the timesheet at the club.
There is great news for Stanthorpe golfers and patrons. Under Stage Two Covid19 Industry Safe Plans, the Stanthorpe clubhouse re-opened Wednesday 10 June 2020.
The Stanthorpe Board of Directors has completed a Statement of Compliance that the Club will adhere to the regulations laid out in the two Safe Plans. It is therefore essential that members adhere strictly to the signage in place as well as complying with directions from Staff, Management Committee and Bar Volunteers.