John Bortolazzo’s Back at the 19th golf report, May 17, 2017

THE versus par event at the Griffith Golf Club last Saturday is a true test of your golfing ability, with birdies only good if you do not get a shot on that hole.

Neil Mahaffey +6 won A Grade, playing off nine, he only recorded one minus and carded seven pluses.

Tony McBride +3 was runner-up, nailing a birdie on the 5th.

TEEING OFF: Dom Hillam gets his round of golf under way at the Griffith Golf Club recently. Photo: Anthony Stipo

TEEING OFF: Dom Hillam gets his round of golf under way at the Griffith Golf Club recently. Photo: Anthony Stipo

Dom Guglielmino +3 won B Grade carding eight pars, ahead of John Gale +1 with five pars.

Mathew Lewis +3 won C Grade just ahead of the inform Dick Thompson +1.

Pro Pins won by Mark Brown and Andrew Noad.

Par Threes, 4th Mark Brown, 7th Matt Rumings, 11th Chris Gill, 16th Jim Dickie. Vouchers to -2 on a countback.


A SINGLE stableford in two grades on Sunday.

John Evans, 33 points, won 19-36 Grade with four pars on a countback over Skeet Milne, 33 points, also with four pars.

Danny Budd made a welcome return to golf to win the 7th pin, Rob Trembath 16th.

Vouchers to 33 points.


THE Cystic Fibrosis Charity Day is on Sunday, May 21 and is a four -person ambrose with 9.30am registration and 10am shotgun start.

All the usual novelty events for the $30 entry fee.

The Super Dry Skins are back on Monday, June 12.

Once the cart sheds adjacent to the club house are removed the board is looking to use the flat downstairs.

It is proposed turning it into a can bar and barbecue area.

The club director has challenged all shed owners to donate $100 towards as he has and hopefully all shed owners will get on board, as well as club members.


SATURDAY’S event is a 4 BBB stableford and the qualifier for the Lowes Petroleum Mobil Match Play; 16 pairs to qualify by placing TQ pm their cards.

Another single stableford on Sunday.


A GOOD field of 42 players in three grades in last Thursday’s single stableford.

Geoff Cotterill, 38 points, won 0-18 ahead of Tony McBride, 36 points, on a countback over Brian Savage, 36 points.

Dick Thompson, 35 points, won 19-37 Grade, and Wal Hood second, 34 points.

Tom Morgan, 36 points, cracked if for a win in the 28-36 Grade with Lindsay Martin, 27 points, second.

John Gale won the 11th pin, Doug McWilliam 15th, Cec Spence 16th.

Vouchers to 32 points.

Thursday’s event is a single stableford.

Team Stableford the next week.

A two grade single stableford last Wednesday.

Roy Calabria, 37 points, won 0-18 Grade on a countback over Jason Magoci, 37 points, with three birdies.

Dino Battocchio, 36 points, won 19-36 Grade ahead of Dick Thompson, 34 points.

Vouchers to 33 points.

Rob Trembath, 37 points, won 0-18 Grade, nailing a birdie on the 5th in a 21-point front nine.

Ian Smith with 36 points was the runner-up, draining a birdie on the 16th.