Stolhand and French Claim fourth title
THE South West District Golf Association 2012 Mixed Foursomes Championships were conducted at our fine course last Sunday.
Twenty pairs from as far a field as Yass, West Wyalong, Young, Cootamundra, Temora, Gundagai, Tumut and of course Harden contested these championships. The Harden players also completed their own foursomes championships in conjunction.
With a solid score of 81 in the “my hit-your hit” format and taking out their fourth consecutive title as SWDGA Champions were Christobel Stolhand and James French from Young. Runners up in the scratch division and only one shot back were Liz Harding and Rick Oliver on 82, also from Young.
In the nett or handicap division, Harden’s own family of Manwarings have come from the pack to record a 71.5 nett to SWDGA nett champions. Again, only one shot separated this division with Ian Carter and Kerry Gardener of Tumut just getting pipped at the post.
The sponsors for the day were the Men’s SWDGA Committee, the Harden Country Club and these were assisted in their purchasing power by Jason at Harvey Norman of Young. Special credit to the voluntary greens staff as all the visitors spoken to were impressed with the fairway conditions and the speed of the greens. Well done gang.
Elliott & Elliott Win Club Championship
The event on Sunday also marked the completion of the club mixed foursomes championships. In a slight changing of the guard but demonstrating their family has a serious lock on the title, Jeanette and son Todd Elliott have won the title by a convincing 10 strokes.
Todd and Jeanette have put together rounds of 82 and 90 for a total of 172, which was enough to get by Maryanne Fitzgerald and Ian Clarke-Bruce’s 86 plus 96 for 182. The scratch event was sponsored by Tegra Landscaping, Soil & Gravel and we thank them for their support of this event.
The field also played over the two days for the Ron Oakman nett foursomes event and has always been a strongly contested division. We also thank Ron for his magnificent trophies and his long running support of this event each year.
In a come from the clouds result, the fired up Ronnie Page and the confused Betty Grace have done just enough to claim the bikkies with 77 plus 75 for 152 nett. Runners up (again) were Ian and Maryanne who got edged out in both divisions. They had a 72 plus 81.5 for 153.5. Todd and Jeanette were a couple further back on 157.
A special thanks to all those who prepared food for our monthly mixed day munchies and fellowship. It was well received by locals and visitors alike and encouraged all competitors to stay a bit longer and enjoy the conversation and the ambience.
Ball Winners for non-trophy getters went as far back as 77 nett on the day and were claimed by G Lynch and D Lynch (Coota), P Stolhand and W Hewson (Young), H Pearce and K Dennert (Wyalong), D Harris and J Finkle (Coota) and S Crowe and D Crowe (Temora).
Saturdays Individual Stableford
On Saturday a roll up field of 16 blokes contested an individual stableford for a club voucher.
In some rather high scoring, the best of the bunch with 35 points was David James who out nudged three other chaps on 34 points for the cash. The 34 pointers got the balls and these included Ian Clarke-Bruce, Maurice Manwaring and Ron Page.
In a program change to sort out some trophies that need to be contested, the men’s and ladies will be playing individual stableford events. The par three event will be held over for a few weeks and we will give you good notice on this.
See you on our own Royal Links.