Tuesday, 24 April 2018

President's Report & Results Half Moon Bay 24 Apr

Hi Everyone,
Our game today was played at Half Moon Bay in very agreeable weather conditions with a stiff south-easterly breeze keeping the temperatures down and the conditions resulting in some quite good scoring. The course was in good condition with the greens coming back nicely after renovations were delayed last week by the weather. Thanks go once again to Greg Ferry, who has had the past week or so disrupted by the installation of a new cool room. As there was a shortage of packaged beer due to the short week, Greg substituted the usual slab of beer for our raffle for a box of Titleist balls which was won by our Secretary Lou.

Ninety-nine players teed it up, 22 ladies and 77 men, and it is encouraging to see about one-third of the field comprised of ladies. One of the players today was one of our generous weekly sponsors, Gordon Perry of Stratford Painting Contractors. It was great to see him come along and have a game with us and we hope that this can be repeated over the rest of the year.

We welcomed six new members today and this is, in no doubt, very much due to encouragement from our members and a positive view of our organisation. The new members are Neal Arnott and Bruce Knowles from Cairns and Keith Jarrett, Chris Davidson, Margaret Heslop and Dee Kottnig from Half Moon Bay. This means our membership now stands at 176, made up of 134 men and 42 ladies.

Our sponsor today was COMPLETE HEALTH AND FITNESS SOLUTIONS of English Street, Manunda. The principal of the firm, Scott Payne, is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with a Degree in Human Movement and has a broad range of experience from basic fitness through to his passion, cardiovascular rehabilitation. Scott normally has a game with us but his growing business prevented that from occurring today. If you are interested in taking part in any of his programs give Scott a call. If you need any confirmation of the benefits of working with Scott, Russ Gill, our Captain, would be only too pleased to offer a positive recommendation.

In line with a suggestion initially raised by Claud Clark, our Patron, we have been endeavouring to provide a little bit of variation in the trophy vouchers. We have been trialling vouchers purchased from different outlets with ourt sponsorship money, today being from “Woolies” for the men and Suzanne Grae for the ladies. There seems to be a positive response from members to this concept and we will endeavour to repeat it on occasions throughout the year.

The Committee members who look after the registration of players each morning have always tried to be accommodating with requests from members regarding the composition of playing groups when one of the intended group has not arrived. Unfortunately, it reached a situation today where there were more than a dozen of these partly formed, but registered groups awaiting “absent” partners. This obviously causes delay in allocating tee spots and slows down the whole registration procedure. The registrars are also expected to remember which group is waiting for which player and if they inadvertently don’t follow the request made by the paying player, can be the subject of unjustified criticism.

Where ever possible players should make up their four ball prior to presenting at registration. Singles, two’s and three’s will be made up as soon as another player is available. All players should be ready to play after registration.

In the future, it will be assumed that any group of LESS THAN FOUR PLAYERS which has been registered and paid for, is that group’s full complement of players. Those players will be available to be placed with any other players who are “spare” to form a group of four. If a group of four, and in fact any group, is to be registered, it should not be registered until all members of that group are present. Additionally, if a group of four is to be registered, it is to be fully paid for. There is to be no exception to this assumption and/or requirement.

“El Presidente”.


Division I
Winner: George Studham, 39 Points.
Runner Up: John Evans, 38 Points.

Division II
Winner: Merv Elms, 38 Points.
Runner Up: Mike Van Cuylenburg, 36 Points.

36 Points: Keith Jarrett.
35 Points: George Atkinson, Peter Edmonds, Maurie Smith, Roger Smith, John Sinclair, Jack Dempsey, David Jackson.
34 Points: Harvey Blanch, Lou Siedle, Brian Norris, Ian McLeod-Carey, Gordon Noble.
33 Points: Evert Van Kleef, Claud Clark, Greg Gibb, Len Fase, John Tolhurst.
32 Points: Chris Davidson, Graham Webb, Neil Sharkey, Frank Thelan, Darryl Chandler, John Gregan, Keith Schirmer.
31 Points: Brian Brown, John Pilbin, John Everall, Darryl de Clifford, Peter Dalziel, Peter Wyatt.
30 Points: Victor Lee, Peter Johnston, Graham Ross, Ross White.

N.T.P.’s: 3rd John Sinclair, 9th John Gregan, 11th John Tolhurst, 16th Graham Webb.
EAGLE: 18th Bruce Knowles.

Winner: Andrina Wilson, 36 Points.
Runner Up: Kandy Van Kleef, 31 Points,

30 Points: Suda Woodward, Edna Atkinson, Joy Evans.
29 Points: Lil Benfield, Annette Tesch, Kay Cleland, Judy Ellis.

N.P.T.’s: 4th and 16th Kay Cleland, 9th Andrina Wilson, 11th Lois Tait.

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