Sporters - 7/9/2020


terry bennett

Sun, Sep 6, 2:27 PM (21 hours ago)

to rob, me, Casey,

Last Wednesday Sporters had a field of 63 members tee off in the September pro-shop sponsored stroke competition.  Robin Farrell burst from the pack with an excellent nett 64 off his 15 handicap, one stroke ahead of runner-up Garry 2 Names on 65, who had left the course earlier already planning how to spend the winner’s voucher!


Ball rundown; Keith Farrell 66, Mark Thomas/ the very unlucky Gary Adcock on 68, next were Charlie Morrison, Clive Pulley and Trevor Malone on 69, and tail end Charlie was Mal Galloway on 70.  Trevor Malone’s 69 was an excellent result for an old re-tread off his  29 handicap ( not for long).


This week, we play in the  Betta Home Living trophy as the program returns to normal after the August cancellations, followed then by the Warwick Hotel trophy on 16/9/20.  Sporters members are encouraged to participate in the Greenkeepers Day on Sunday 27 September which is a charity event for Nathan Bell, our very popular bar supervisor at the club, who is doing it pretty tough at the moment, with all proceed going towards his medical expenses.  The day will a 2Ball Ambrose with an 11.30am shotgun start. Our thanks to Elders Insurance, and our greenkeeping staff who are kindly sponsoring the event. 


Last week, the Trevor King shortest drive award, sponsored by Cyclone Wire Fencing, saw two participants in John Porter and club captain Tony Kahler both manage to hit the separation fencing on the 1st tee with wonderful (not!) drives, so we called it a tie!. We thank both players for performing their amazing feats within sight of this columnist which makes my job all that much easier!!


And a reminder for all golfers not to get complacent about the dreaded virus which is really only  over the hill from us. Remember to maintain social distancing, use sanitiser and comply with the clubhouse entry rules.


And finally our golfing thought for the week; ‘Age is a issue of mind over matter; if you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter!’  Mark Twain