Rain is great for the farmers but not for golfers, with only 25 venturing out at the Griffith Golf Club last Saturday to contest a single stableford.
Alf Franchi has found a rich vein of form, winning the 0-18 Grade on 38 points, 18 out and 20 home, carding nine pars.
Allan Murnane, 35 points, was second – nailing birdies on the 3rd, and 14th – on a countback from Allan Andreazza, 35.
Dick Thompson is also finding some good form, taking out the 19-36 Grade on 38 points, carding four point pars on the 3rd and 10th.
Runner-up was Don Hillam, 34 points, with a five-point par on the 12th.
Pro Pins were won by Anthony Zamin and John Brennick. Par Threes: 4th Alan Murnane, 7th Don Hillam, 16th Cody Stokess. Vouchers to 33 points.
Better conditions were enjoyed on Sunday, with players in a two-grade single stableford.
Brian Corner, 39 points, won 0-18 Grade, carding 21 points out with 10 pars on the day.
Graham Richens, 35 points, was second, draining birdies on the 1st and 9th to go with six pars.
John F. Gale, 37 points, won 19-36 Grade after carding six pars and a four-pointer on the 12th.
John Ellis, 35, was runner-up, nailing a birdie on the 7th, on a countback from Paul Connell, 35.
Craig Barrington won the 7th pin, Greg Smith 16th. Vouchers again to 33 points.
The match committee advises members of the following program changes:
There will be no ambrose for the second State of Origin due to the second round of the Laundry Services 36 Holes 4BBB Championship.
The NSW qualifier had been moved from October 6-7 to September 8-9.
The Mens Club Championships have been moved from November to October with four dates: October 6-7 and 13-14.
There will be no Holden Scramble on Sunday, July 22. The PGA has a new sponsor in the pipeline.
The new scramble period will run from September 1 to February 28, 2019.
Dates for the Mobil Match Play to be completed are now Sunday, July 1 and July 15, with the final on July 29.
Today’s and Sundays events are both single stablefords with a 4BBB on Saturday.
The veterans played a single stableford last Thursday, which was also the first round of the Winter Cup.
Jim Dickie, 42 points, won 0-18 Grade ahead of Graham Sibraa, 38 points. Cec Spence, 39 points, won 19-24 Grade over Geoff Smith, 37 points.
Bill Carter, 39 points, won 25.36 Grade over Mike Hedditch, 38 points.
Roy Calabria won the 7th pin, Tony McBride 16th. Vouchers to 35 points.
Thursday’s event is a single stableford and the second round of the Winter Cup.
Another single stableford was played last Wednesday in two grades.
James Browne, 41 points, won 0-18 Grade from Jason Magoci, 39 points.
Cec Spence, 38 points, best in 19-36 Grade; Steve Panazzolo, 34 points, was second. Vouchers to 33 points.