Herb McMillan returned to the winners circle last Wednesday with 40 points. Herb finished just one point ahead of Shane Barraclough, 39 and Les (I’m smelling the roses) Forde took third spot after a countback with Jason Brady. Les also claimed the NTP on the 6th.
The veterans played on Friday last week holding their annual open event and the day attracted visitors from Tenterfield, Emmaville, Deepwater, Glen Innes, Guyra and Walcha as well as Sawtell, Coffs Harbour, Ballina, South West Rocks and Werris Creek. In all 70 players enjoyed a great day, and there were some very good scores returned. A grade saw Sparra Taggart (in future to be known as Sparra , the little pecker) won with a sensational score of 44 points, easily outpointing Les Stanley, Guyra and Uralla’s own Dactyl Carlon with 38 after a countback with Geoff Wood.
B Grade and Pat Mortell, Werris Creek with 40 points won after a three way countback. John Hillard, Glen Innes and Doug McDonald filled the minor placings.
Ballina member and former local; Jane Dell was the best of the ladies and her 38 points put her two clear of Suzie Spencer and Carol Shields, 36 with Suzie getting the second place after a countback.
Saturday saw the Uralla and Central North Open mixed 4BBB and the scratch winners of the day were Tim Murray and Courtney Dade from John Schuman and Jane Dell. In the nett section the winners were Michael Petrov and Suzie Spencer with +9 after a countback with Doug and Cheryl McDonald (Walcha). Third spot went to Wally Simmonds (Werris Creek) and Marj Chappell +8 once again after a countback with Brenda & Lisa Meehan (Armidale).
Simon Wood and Matt Jackson (Guyra) are the Uralla Open nett winners with a score of +8. This win came about after a four way countback and Sam & Cooper Smith, took second from Trevor Neaves and Chris Chittenden (Both Dorrigo) .
Scratch winners were Tim Murray, Armidale and Neil Bullen Uralla with a 5 under par score and club Captain Jon Izzard and Owen Presnell took the scratch second place with one under.
A great weekend for the club and everybody there enjoyed the weekend of golf and I should like to thank our sponsors, Bridges Finance (Bryan McNamara) Sutton Insurance Brokers (Inverell) and Ryan Kelso, Kelso Services Armidale, their support make it a successful for the club. Also a big thank you to Regional Australia Bank and Central North Golf Association for their support of Friday’s veterans and Saturday’s mixed events.
All volunteers that have helped out at the club over the past year are invited to a night at the club on Saturday 14th December. We are planning a B B Q and a couple of drinks as a thank you for your help. This club could not survive without these volunteers and this is just the club’s way of showing a little appreciation. You are all most welcome but we would like you to get your names onto the list at the club so we have an idea of numbers
for catering purposes. I look forward to seeing everyone there.
Quote of the week. ”A closed mouth gathers no foot.”