Seventy players contested a two-person ambrose at a superbly presented Griffith course on Saturday, with hot scores returned.
Grant Semmler, Max Turner and Peter Jones carded the winning score of 57 nett. They combined to shoot 66 off the stick with birdies on the 2nd, 5th, 9th and 10th for three under 33 out, then 33 home with birdies on the 14th and 15th.
Runners-up Neil Mahaffey and Ngarau Noa (59 1/2 nett, 65 scratch) birdied the 2nd, 4th, 5th and 9th for four under 32 out, then shot 33 in (birdies on the 11th and 17th). David King and Jason Magoci filled third place on 60 3/4 nett.
Brad Lemon eagled the 15th to win that Pro Pin, David Kidd won the 8th.
Qualifiers for the NSW Open were Neil Mahaffey and Ngarau Noa, and ladies Will Mead and Robyn Hoare.
A two-grade single stableford was played on Sunday. Brian Corner (38 points) won 0-18 grade on a countback from Jim Dickie (38 points). John Evans (40 points) was best in 19-36 grade, also on a countback over Enso Basai (40 points). Steve Matheson won 7th and 16th pins. Vouchers to 36 points.
The club is still seeking volunteers to help in the pro shop or with maintenance on the course. Please contact Wayne Moat. The pro shop has some hot winter specials, men's polos and shoes. Also, specials on lessons including nine-hole playing lessons.
A reminder that ladies clinics are held on Fridays at 4pm. Junior clinics are now at 1pm, followed by competition at 2pm.
The mixed matchplay final is set down to be played this weekend, between Kath and Alla King and Annie Hicks and Brian Savage. Today's and Saturday's events are single stablefords, Sunday a medley versus par, also the second Round of the Lowes Petroleum Match Play to be completed. The Coleambally Open is also on Sunday.
The veterans played a single stableford last Thursday, also the first round of the Winter Cup. Dave Gandy (43 points) won 0-18 grade from Gerry Cox (36 points). Len Sexton (36 points) won 19-36 grade on a countback over Lyndsay Martyn (36 points). Gerry Cox won the 7th pin, Roy Calabria 11th, Don Catanzariti 16th. Vouchers to 33 points. This week's event is a 4BBB stableford with a single in conjunction. A 11am shotgun start with a continuous barbecue.
Griffith will host a NSW VGA Medals-Western Riverina Qualifying Tournament on Thursday, June 13 to select division 27 finalists to compete in the medals playoff at Port Macquarie on September 30/October 1. The event will be a 4BBB format with a shotgun start at 11am. Lady veterans are encouraged to play in the veterans competition along with any other lapsed veterans member.
Last Wednesday was a two-grade single stableford. Gerry Cox (37 points) won 0-18 grade, shooting par 36 out with nine pars on a countback from Terry Bennett (37 points), out in one over par 37. Ydnda visitor Lance Gilbert (38 points) won 19-36 grade, Ray Mead (35 points) was second, four pointers on the 3rd, 5th and 6th. Vouchers to 32 points.