John Bortolazzo’s Back at the 19th golf report

RUNNER-UP: Peter Gill came second in the Griffith Open at the weekend with 73 nett on a countback. Picture: Anthony Stipo
RUNNER-UP: Peter Gill came second in the Griffith Open at the weekend with 73 nett on a countback. Picture: Anthony Stipo

IT WAS a big two days of golf at the Griffith Golf Club last weekend. Saturday the Dee Vine monthly medal, and Sunday the GS & BD Electrics Open Tournament, and, over the two days, a regional qualifier for the NSW Open.

There were 63 players playing in the Griffith Open Tournament. Stefan Tuionetea won the title, shooting one over par 72 after a playoff over Josh Gado also shooting one over par 72.

Col Veering, 66 nett, won A Grade Handicap, Peter Gill second, 73 nett on a countback.

Matt Hallam, 84, won B Grade Scratch, Jeff Wiscombe 85 runner-up Brendon Peters 73 net won B Grade Handicap on a countback over David Whitfield, 73.

Allan King, 91, won C Grade Scratch, Rod McNabb, 96 runner-up. Kevin Dodds, 71 nett, won C Grade, Jack Draskovic, 74, second.

Pins: 4th Rob Harrington, 7th John Elllis, 16th Peter Gill. Pro Pins: P Bissett, Matt Hallam. Long Drives: Matt Staines, Col Leeson, Jeff Wiscombe, Dan Richens.

Josh Gado from Concord Golf Club,144, won the NSW Qualifier. Senior winner Ian Smith, 171. Nett winner Col Vearing,142.

There was a solid field of 88 players in Saturday’s single stroke for the Dee Vine Monthly Medals. Matt Staines fired one under par 70 to win A Grade with 71 on a countback over Andrew Noad, 71, 77 scratch.

Brian Grandi, 68, won B Grade, Lance Perry, 70, runner-up.

Jorge Woods, 71, won C Grade ahead of Steve Marland, 72.

Pro Pins: Luke Ellis and Matt Staines. Par Three: 4th.Tony Leadbitter, 7th Joorge Woods,11th Steve Marland, 16th David Whitfield. Vouchers to 75.

The events today and Sunday are both single stablefords. Saturday a Two Person Ambrose. The NSW Sandgreen Championships will be played at Holbrook this weekend. 


THE Caltex Summer 5s kicked off on Monday, there is still time to enter. Contact the Pro Shop enjoy the $120 six months membership.

The veterans played a single stableford with 39 players last Thursday.

Geoff Smith, 37, won 0-18 Grade, Gerry Cox, 34, second. Roy Hoosking, 40, won 19-27 Grade from Ray Barrington, 38. Gordon Druittt, 33, won 28-36 Grade, Graeme Bamford, 30, second.

Pins: 8th Gerry Cox, 11th Graeme Gifford, 15th John Gale. Vouchers to 33.

Entries for the Veterans Week of Golf from Monday, October 23 to Friday, October 27 continue to be slow in coming in and must be in by next week. 

Another single stableford this week.

A single stableford last Wednesday in two grades.

Brett Angel, 40, won 018 Grade, nailing a birdie on the 7th, David Woodside, 39, second. Geoff Smith, 39, won 19-36 Grade from Geoff Simms, 35, a four pointer on the 14th. Vouchers to 34.

A two grade single stableford on Labour Day, Coll Vearing, 40, won 0-18 Grade, Allan Andreazza, 37, second. Grant Kiely, 40, won  19-36 Grade from Steve Crowe 36.  Vouchers to 33.