John Bortolazzo’s Back at the 19th golf report, August 9, 2017

GOING GREEN: Steve Matheson sends his ball down the fairway at Griffith Golf Club at the weekend. Picture: Anthony Stipo
GOING GREEN: Steve Matheson sends his ball down the fairway at Griffith Golf Club at the weekend. Picture: Anthony Stipo

THE B&D Engineering-sponsored monthly medal day, a single stableford, was the event at the Griffith Golf Club last Saturday with 72 players.

Wayne Alpen, 74 net, 83 off the stick, won A Grade, nailing a birdie on the 12th, on CB over Martin Sweeney, 74 net, shooting 78, draining a birdie on the 8th, on a countback over David Kidd.

John Gale, 68 net, won B Grade, 85 off the stick, ahead of Chris Mannell, 69 net, also firing 85, draining a birdie on the 13th, on a countback over Trent Anderson.

Brett Jones, 71 net, shooting a neat 100, won C Grade ahead of Ken Alpen, 71 net, 95 off the stick. Pro Pins won by Andrew Noad and Luke De Valentin, who also won the par three 16th, 4th Martin Sweeney, 7th David Kidd, 11th Allan Andreazza. Vouchers to 76 net.

The main event on Sunday was the Mixed 4BBB stableford, which was also the qualifier for the Mixed Match Play. Kath and Allan King, 40, won, Kaye and John Dalton, 37, second on a countback.

The first round match play draw, Kath & Allan King bye; Mary & Graeme Gifford v Dorian Radue & Dick Thompson; Liz & Chick Graham v Par & Gerry Cox; Kaye & John Dalton bye.

Rounds one and two to be completed this coming weekend.

There was a two grade single stableford in conjunction.

Josh Stapleton, despite the inclement weather, fired two over par 73 to win the 0-18 Grade with 38 points, jamming his third shot into the cup for an Eagle Three on the ninth. Andrew Romagnolo 37 points, runner-up carding nine pars.

Paul Woodland, 35, won 19-36 Grade with five pars, from Daniel Richens, 33, four pars.

Geoff Cotterill won the 7th pin, Corey Saunders 11th Vouchers to 31.

Members are asked to participate in the club survey to get feedback on the club’s performance and what may be done to  improve the club going on. Surveys to be done by Monday, August 14, by emailing them to grifgolf@bigpond.net.au or handed in to the club.

The Griffith Club is hosting the WRDGA Championships on Saturday and Sunday, August 26 and 27.

Saturday, 4BBB Stroke for both men and women, championship stroke Sunday, shotgun start at 7.45am and noon.

All events on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday are single stablefords.

The inclement weather last Thursday saw the veterans golf abandoned and the event, a two person aggregate stableford with a single in conjunction will be replayed on Thursday.

Entries for the veterans week of golf tournament  continue to be slow in coming, could vets please send their entries in.

A two grade single stableford last Wednesday. The 0-18 Grade won by Matt Hallam, 41, carding seven pars. Jason Magoci, 39, second, in the battle of the greenkeepers, firing two under par 69, birdies on the 7th, 15th. and 18th.

Ray Mead, 37, won 19-36 Grade, carding four points pars on the 4th and 6th ahead of Graeme Bamford, 34, five three pointers. Vouchers to 33 points.