Tuesday, 10 July 2018

President's Report & Results Babinda 10 July

Babinda awoke today to overcast skies and a chilly breeze come from the South and this remained until the sun poked through about 11.15am. Luckily there was no rain accompanying the cloudy sky as Babinda and the golf course have experienced enough rain for this year.

The continuous rain and lack of sunshine has been the major cause of the deterioration of some of the greens, much to the chagrin of Wal Anthony, Peter Penny, Chris Hannam and the other Babinda volunteers who work so hard to try and produce a course of which they can be proud. (There is no truth in the rumour that Wal fled overseas to escape from the disappointment he was feeling. He had made arrangements for the trip to watch Wimbledon and the Open some months previously.) The rest of the course was in good condition without the normal amount of run although the drains were running freely, a fact that can be verified by your President who visited three of them.

63 Veteran Golfers faced the starter’s gun today with 48 colts and 15 fillies making up the field. These included Ron and Adie Crispin from New Zealand who we were happy to welcome after about a 1 year absence. The sponsor for today’s event was WAL ANTHONY, a member of the Vets. whose beautiful hand-made tables were on display before the game. This game was was Round 1 of the Patron’s Trophy which is held over the rounds played at the 9 hole courses, Babinda and Millaa Millaa.

Both myself and Vice President Robin, as well as other Committee members, have been regaled with nothing but praise over how much those who attended Mirage last Friday, enjoyed themselves. The over-riding sentiment was the camaraderie exhibited by players staying on after the Shotgun Start and just chatting with each other. We will endeavour to arrange another game in a similar vein later in the year.

There has been an approach from Paradise Palms members to their Club for the Vets to hold a game at that course. Initial contact has been made with the Club and they have made an offer of $55 per person (cart included), a minimum of 75 players. Further information is to be obtained but having a minimum limit on numbers may mean that a full upfront non-refundable payment may need to be paid by interested players. Further information will be disseminated when it comes to hand. Any initial thoughts from members can be taken to any of the Committee.

Looking forward to seeing you all at Cairns next Tuesday,

El Presidente”


Winner: Allan Dredge, 37 points.
Runner Up Mark Buckle, 36 points.

34 Points: Peter Jackson, Barry Vining.
33 Points: Kevin Walsh, Alan Dwyer.
32 Points: Tom Finch, Lou Siedle, Chris Hannam. John Gregan, George Atkinson.
31 Points: Steve Edwards, Ross White, Bruce Jenner, Robin Tonks.
30 Points: Trevor Gordon, Rod Ingram, Garry Castle, Peter Fox.

N.T.P.’s: 2/11 Tom Finch, 5/14 Ron Sylvester, 8/17 Chris Hannam.

Winner: Tracy Dickinson, 31 points.
Runner Up: Edna Atkinson, 28 points.

28 Points: Marg Finch.
26 Points: Andrina Wilson.
25 Points: Claire Hannan.
24 Points: Julie Wallace.
23 Points: Suda Woodward, Maria Ling.

N.T.P.’s 2/11 Marg Finch, 4/13 Tracy Dickinson, 5/14 Lil Benfield.

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