Alf Franchi achieved what every golfer aspires to, playing in a single stroke monthly medal round at the Griffith Golf Club last Saturday - using a six iron, he aced the par three 16th.
There were 57 players on the day.
Tony Dillon's 67 nett helped himself to the A Grade medal, firing 80 off the stick with Brad Hammond, 69 nett, runner-up shooting 76 scratch.
Dean Minato won the B Grade medal after a round of 84, closely followed by Jim Dickie 69 nett, 86 off the stick.
The in-form Chris Gill 68 nett won the C Grade medal, shooting 90, two ahead of Pat Garrett 71 nett, 91 off the stick.
Martin Sweeney and Justin Robertson won the Drive and Chip pin. Par Threes, 7th, Charlie Guglielmino; 11th, Luke De Valentin and the 16th, Alf Franchi.
Considering last week’s heatwave, the ground staff should be congratulated. on the condition of the course.
A solid Sunday field of 50 players contested a single stableford.
Justin Robertson, 36 points, won A Grade, Col Vearing, 35 points, finished second.
It was a close battle in B Grade, with Andrew Kidd, 33 points, taking the honours on a countback over Daniel Richens.
Andrew Mott, 37 points, won C Grade, Graeme Male was runner-up with 35 points.
Adrian Smith won the 7th pin and Col Vearing the16th.
Vouchers went 31 points on a countback.
The Volkswagen Scramble is on Sunday, January 20. It is open to men, ladies and mixed.
Entries online at www.griffithgolfclub.com.au. Inquiries to the Pro Shop.
The 5s commences this week. All inquiries and entries to the Pro Shop or online.
The Brady Painters Norm Saxvick Memorial Red Gum Plate qualifier is on Sunday, February 3. To be eligible, players must be full members and have played at least six single recorded competitions over the past year. The Calcutta will be on Thursday, February 7.
The board has initiated a number of new membership categories in a bid to boost memberships. Including a $1200 pay no green fee membership. Weekday and weekend memberships at a cut-rate and the usual full membership of $500.
Competitors should make themselves conversant with the nine rule changes, which came in on January 1. Brochures are available from the club and Pro Shop.
Today and Saturday’s events are single stablefords, with a single stroke on Sunday. The veterans’ competition recommences on Thursday, January 10, with a single stableford.
A one-grade single stableford on New Year’s Day was won by Jason Magoci, 38 points, from Col Vearing 37 points, he also had an eagle three on the 9th. Vouchers to 32 points.
A two-grade single stableford was played last Wednesday. The 0-18 was won by Brad Hammond, 39 points, on a countback over Peter Gill 39 points. The 19-36 was won by Phil Papandrea 40 points, Graham Campbell 39 points came runner-up.