Around the fairways

Member of parliament James Lister, cut the opening ribbon of the Warwick Golf Club Memorial Seat with instigator Liz Cochram celebrating the centenary.

Stanthorpe golf

John Green and Brendan McMillan have taken out the 4BBB stableford on Easter Saturday the Stanthorpe golf club.

The event, sponsored by club member, Simon Shannons, is always a popular event at the club with a capacity field played on the day which included not only local members but a number of visiting players.

Some very competitive scores were returned but the best was from Green and McMillan with 45 points for the day.

Green was the mainstay of the team, just slightly outscoring playing partner McMillan, but when needed, added some very useful points to the tally.

Runner up went to the team of David Reeves and Jarrod Irwin who were one point away on 44 for the round. They also had a solid round but a couple of unexpected bogies didn’t help their cause. The run down for the day saw scores of 41 points and better rewarded.

The mixed team’s event was won by the team of Neta Thouard and Will Lathrope who came in with 41 points which was two clear of runners up, Kay Webb and Rino Piovesan. The mixed run down went a score of 39 points which was returned by Greg Carey and Maria Carey.

With the large field for the day, there were plenty of pin shots and approaches on offer, mostly they were shared around the field. A long list of recipients included Simon Shannon (1/10 pin), Brendon Barker (5/14 pin), Jarrod Irwin (9/18 pin), Brett Munro (NTP 3), Wes Smith (NTP 12), Max Hunter (NTP 17), Nikki Waterworth (NTP 3), Neata Thouard (NTP 12 and 17), Linda Kelly (2/11 pin) and Lorraine Evans (7/16 pin).

One noteworthy score on the day was from Andrew McLellan who recorded an eagle at the par five, eleventh hole. Not too sure of how he did it, but the eagle counts as two under par for the hole and is equivalent to a hole in one on a par three. Great result.

Plenty of prizes for the day and thanks to sponsor Simon for presenting the winners of the day.

The club’s Easter raffle was finalised with the drawing of the winners. Lucky for the day’s event winner, Brendan McMillan for not only walking away with the winner’s prize but also taking out the winning number in the raffle. He might be a few kilos extra soon after noting the Easter eggs on offer. Second and third prizes to Keith and Max.

Next Saturday 6 April is a single stroke and the May monthly medal and putting competition. Sponsor for the day is club member, Richard Reardon. Time sheet is available by going to the club site.

Warwick Women’s Golf

Judy Lester took out the Meat House on Pratten Single Stableford on Wednesday 24 March.

Lester had 38 fabulous points, and no doubt that will look great on the shootout board. Runner up was Jill Barnes with 34 points. Jo McAntee took out the pro pin on the hole 16, narrowly missing her hole in one.

Saturday saw the heavens open up and the showers kept the players at home. We must all be getting soft in our old age, as many years ago, we would have just played in the rain.

The Easter Saturday Stableford (30 March) was sponsored by Brownlie Concreters Pty Ltd, and our winners’ received vouchers from the Warwick Golf club Pro Shop. Narelle Norris got the win with 35 points with Carole Brandan hot on her heels with 34 points. The pro pin was shared amongst Gwen Mills, Carole Brandon, and Narelle Norris.

It has been beautiful weather for golf lately, with all the wildlife also enjoying the perfect conditions. The magpies and the baby ducklings are a pleasure to see, but not so much the black snake on the bank of the 12th dam. Please be aware that these creatures are around, and Troy has collected heaps of golf balls from these precarious positions if your ball does happen to go into the long grass around the water.

This Wednesday is the March Club Warwick RSL Mid-Week medal, that was held over due to the rain last week.

Friday will see the usual Frothy Friday for anyone who is keen for a hit, while Saturday 6 April, will see the Birdies Bistro and Bar Monthly Medal take place.

Coming up on Saturday 13, we have the Presidents Foursomes, so organise your partner, shake hands on the first tee, and go hit for hit around the course. This event will take its usual format, over two weekends, the conditions of play are on the board. Good luck to all contesting teams, it will be great to see who gets their name in golf on the Honour board.