John Bortolazzo’s Back at the 19th golf report

The heat kept golfers off the Griffith Golf Club course, with only 40 hardy souls venturing out to contest a single stroke monthly medal day.

Alf Franchi 67 nett won the A Grade medal, firing 80 off the stick, draining a birdie on the 6th. Runner-up Allan Murnane 71 nett, 79 off the stick, also nailing a birdie on the 6th. Graeme Treett 69 nett won B Grade, going around in 85 strokes, carding a birdie on the 7th ahead of David Whitfield 71 nett, shooting 86 off the stick. Mark Webb 71 nett best in C Grade, shooting 91 on a countback over Ray Barrington 71 nett, just breaking 100.

GOING LONG: Mark Brown took to the Griffith Golf Course on a warn Saturday morning last weekend. PHOTO: Anthony Stipo

GOING LONG: Mark Brown took to the Griffith Golf Course on a warn Saturday morning last weekend. PHOTO: Anthony Stipo

Pro pins won Jason Magoci and David Whitfield. Par Three's, 7th Graeme Trevett, 11th Matt Hill, 16th Brian Grandi. Vouchers went to 75 nett.

Mad dogs and Englishmen out in the in the midday sun best describes the 23 hardy souls who ventured out to contest a single stableford in two grades last Sunday.

Tony Catanzariti 37 points won 0-18 Grade from Luke DeValentin 36 points. Dean Crackk 42 points won 19-6 Grade ahead of Shane Gaffey 36 points. Steve Matheson won the 7th pin, Alf Franchi 11th. Vouchers to 34 points.

Members are advised that the 6 Holes at 6pm will now be played on Friday, January 19. All holes Par 3's in a three-person ambrose. $20 entry, kids under 18 years free, includes free BBQ and presentation after golf.

The Caltex 5's Summer competition commences on Monday, January 15. Presentation for the pre-Christmas competition is at 7pm on January 19.

The "Jimmy's Lost the Plot Pro Shop Sale" is on at the moment with some huge savings on top class gear.

The Brady Painters Norm Saxvick Memorial Red Gum Plate qualifier is on Sunday, February 4. Players should check qualifying status.

Today’s and Saturday’s events are single stablefords with a single stroke on Sunday.

The veterans competition resumed last Thursday. Ian Smith 38 points won 0-18 Grade ahead of Dave Gandy 37 points. John Bortolazzo 41 points best in 19-36 Grade from Doug McWilliam 39 points. Gandy won both pins on the 7th and 16th, Bryon James 4th. Vouchers went to 32 points.

Veterans memberships are due with envelopes on the Bar.

Another single stableford on Thursday and a solid field of 44 players contested a single stableford last Wednesday.

Brad Hammond 39 points won A Grade, draining a birdie on the 15th from Tony Catanzariti 37 points, carding ten pars. NSW visitor, John Denford, 38 points, won B Grade carding a birdie on the 16th ahead of James Browne 37 points, six pars. Lee Kimball 34 points won C Grade, a four pointer on the 12th on a countback over Mike Hedditch 34 points, four point par on the 16th. Graeme Trevett and Jason Magoci made feathers fly, carding Eagles on the 6th and 15th. Vouchers went to 33 points.

Only eight players ventured out on New Years Day, Steve Matheson 38 points won, ahead of Jeff Wiscombe 36 points on a countback over Ian Smith 36 points.