THE previous few day’s sunny weather has worked wonders on the Taree golf course which, although carts were still restricted to paths and the rough, conditions were as good as they have been for a while.
The day’s event was the traditional open Easter Friday four ball generously sponsored by Club Taree. The best mixed pair were mother-and-son combination of Maria and Bailey Pitman, whose 41 points bettered that of runners up Kay Woolcock and Steve Ison (41) by a count back. Winners of the men’s event were David and Matthew Reed with 49 points two ahead of the second team of Stephen Reed and Geoff Proctor (47). Todd and James Watkin came in at third position with 45 points beating Brian Bloomfield and Brian Raglus (45), fourth, and Nathan Gibson and David Golledge (45), fifth, on multiple count backs. Grant Melham and Ross Townsend were clear in sixth spot on 44 points. The best men’s scratch score of the day went to Greg Fraser and Michael Hoffmeier with 38 points. Greg Turner and Todd Kennewall were next on 33 points.
Nearest to the pins were won by Stefan Walker at the 1st; Anne Gyde and Scott Jacklin at the 4th; Forde Leathley from Wingham at the 12th; Rick Nelson at the 14th and Nathan Gibson at the 16th.
Saturday’s monthly medal
IT was another good day for David Reed who won the A-grade medal in top weather conditions with a net 66. Because of the low-ish numbers the field was divided into two divisions rather than the normal three grades. David also won the division one prize for the day with second place going to Craig Allport (70) and Steve Carr (71) was third; his “consolation” was that his score was best in B-grade winning him the B-grade medal. The scratch prize in the division was won by James Knox with 77. In fDivision 2, Steve Hopkins from Tamworth was best with a nett 70; runner up was Rudy Brinkman (74) on a count back from Graeme Noble (74) who also picked up the C grade medal. Scratch prize in division two was won by George Baird with a gross score of 93.
Nearest to the pins were won by: Steve Ison at the 1st; James Know, David Golledge and Terry Broadbent at the 4th; Terry Gardner at the 12th; Geoff Myers, David Golledge and Tony Jeffrey at the 14th and Simon Magin, Michael Tate and Scott Provost at the 16th.
The committee is especially grateful to Chris Mylonas and Classic Design Jewellers for the continued sponsorship of the monthly medals at Taree.
Taree women played a stableford on the Saturday with a win to Kodee Gardner with a score of 36 points.