Sporters - 17/11/2020

Last Wednesday 11/11/20, 50 members teed off in the Betta Home Living trophy for November. Winner on the day with an excellent 44 points off his 21 handicap was Sporters Treasurer Con Seibel, from  long time Sporters & parent club member Gunter Nicklich with 41 points off his 22 handicap.


Ball rundown: - the in-form Dave Speedy 40, Mort Henderson 37, Mike Hoskin 37,Garry Hanson 36, Darren Rabbit 36 and Eddie Big Cods 36.


NTP’s: Peter Farrell on 5th, Danny Lyons on 7th, Eddie Kemp on 9th, Mick Payne on 16th.  Pro pin on 11th – Danny Lyons 4, Darrell Bain 3, Trevor King 2, Mort Henderson 1.  Pro pin on 13th – Clive Pulley 3, Bob Lester 2, Peter Wright 1.


This Wednesday 18/11/20, we play in the Bells Butchery trophy and the following Wednesday in Warwick Hotel trophy. The Sporters Christmas party is set for Wednesday 9/12/20 which will be in a 2BBB format with 1/2 hams for the winners, followed by apres golf drinks and nibblies.


To keep all members up to date with Sporters financials, the committee has just approved the donation of approx. $18K to the parent club as a contribution to the WGC purchase of a new 4 seater Kubota utility vehicle, fitted with a removable 400 litre Silvan tray-mounted spray pack and pump.  The parent club, with the assistance of a generous donation from Gunter Nicklich, will complete the purchase price. This unit will greatly improve safety for greens staff/volunteers moving around the course, and assist in the spraying of fairways etc.  Focused financial management of Sporters funds over many years, overseen by Treasurer Con Seibel, has enables this excellent donation to benefit all WGC members.


Our thanks to the Sporters members who participated in the Patron’s Day last Sunday, which got off to a crashing start!  Sponsored by patron Rod Macdonald, who despite not being in the best of health, was there to welcome home players and do the presentations. I was going to mention Sporters member Peter Wright’s hole in one on 13th, but he has already been stroked more times than a miliionaire wife’s fur coat, and I don’t want it to go to his head!. Excellent acceptance speech, Pete!! And anyone with hay-fever should speak to Garry & Marg Adcock, who may be able to help!


And finally, our golf thought for the week;  ‘Remember, the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.”( except if you are constantly shelling out for lotto tickets!)  H Jackson Brown.

Enjoy your golf !