News from the 19th Hole

by Patrick Ayling

Great news! Our club is back up and operational again after suspension due to COVID-19, with strict playing guidelines in force. In June we had two games—on the 7th at Jindalee with 24 players attending and on the 26th at Karana Downs with 25 players.

As the COVID-19 playing conditions prevented us from awarding any nearest the pins or long drives, the club re-instigated A, B & C grades with Winner, Runner-Up and Third places in each grade, as well as the usual Bradman award to compensate for the lack of nearest the pins awards.

We must thank Jindalee Golf Club for allowing us to play our first game back from COVID-19 and the playing conditions were just wonderful.

The results for Jindalee were as follows:

A Grade Winner: Dan Jones, 39 points; Second: Steve Donnell, 36 points; Third: Don Pickwick, 36 points on count back.

B Grade Winner: Dave Chettle, 34 points; Second: Brett Williams, 34 points; Third: Richard Focken,
34 points all on count back with a special mention to Ian Whiteley who also had 34 points.

C Grade Winner: Kara Holt, 42 points; Second: Peter Cuttance, 41 points; Third: Colin Edwards, 37 points.

Bradman Award went to Liam Dvornicich with a very creditable score of 15 points.

Our second game in June was at Karana Downs, played in drizzling rain conditions. Our 25 stout hearted members donned their wet weather gear and braved the course! Despite the conditions and tight course layout, there were some very decent scores handed in with the following winners:

A Grade Winner: Richard Focken, 65 net; Second: Dan Jones, 66 net; Third: Mick Morley, 68 net.

B Grade Winner: Andrew Carter, 61 net; Second: John Stephen, 62 net; Third: Rodney Lyons, 63 net.

C Grade Winner: Chris Peacock, 59 net; Second: Gareth Collins, 64 net; Third: Glenn Mostyn, 70 net
on a count back.

Bradman Award went to Cathy Ballantyne with an honest 92 net score.

Our next games are scheduled for Gailes on 9 August followed by Windaroo Lakes on 30 August.

If you play golf and are interested in joining our social club, please contact Pat on 0417 213 659.

The Club would like to thank our Sponsors, Heritage Community Branch, Forest Lake and the Jindalee Golf Club Professional.