The Wednesday stableford attracted a good field once again and this time it was Neil (Splitpin) Cullen that won the day with 38 points. Darrell Carson took second spot with 37 and nobody managed to hit the third to claim the NTP. Tony Duff will play with the green ball next week after his 24 points.
Trevor Wilson managed to beat Les Forde and Jon Izzard beat Doug Taggart in the Ross Anderson sponsored match play. Trevor and Jon will now meet in the final.
Friday saw day one of the three biggest days on the Uralla yearly calendar. The Regional Australia Bank Vet’s open was played on Friday and there were some very good scores returned by locals and visitors alike. A brief summary of the results are.
A Grade, Richard Cannon 44 points from Jim Shadlow (Inverell) 39.
B Grade K Cummins (Emmaville) 44, B Cox 42.
C Grade, D Smithe 42, Mick Liddle (Armidale) 38.
Ladies Kay Swadling 35 from Vicki Barraclough 33.
NTP winners, 3rd B Cox, 6th S Gallagher, 9th I Wynne, 11th P Hanley, 15th L Forde and 17th D Shadlow.
Saturday saw the CNDGA and Uralla open Mixed, and the Champions are Tim Murray and Vanessa Ward with a 4 under. Next best was John Schuman and Jane Dell with square. In the net section it was Reg Walls (Glen Innes) and R Baumer (Walcha) with +10 after a countback with locals Duncan McLean and Carol Shields. Third spot went to Trevor Carson and Mary Dufty with + 8.
NTP winners were, RAB 3rd Tim Murray, NAB 6th Carol Shields, 9th Vicki Barraclough, 11th Carmel Berryman, Rob Brown Denture Clinic 15th A Gill and the Bridges Finance 17th Ross Anderson.
Sunday saw the Armitage & Buckley, Sutton Insurance Brokers, Charlie Murray and Bridges sponsored open 4 ball versus par complete a great weekend of golf at Uralla. Tim Murray made it very good for him when this time he combined with Neil Bullen to take the major prize. Tim and Neil took out the scratch with a 4 under score from Trevor Carson and Craig Hyde who had 2 under. Nett winners after a 4 way countback were Bill Fahey and Warren Atkins (Dorrigo)with +9.
The Guyra father and son combination of Don and Dominic Hill were second +9 from M and K Cullen +9, Neil Cullen and Shawn Northam +9 with Tony Duff and Rob Brown also +9 taking the minor prize.
NTP winner’s were, 3rd A Simmonds, 6th Tim Bower, 9th A Smith, 11th and 15th Wayne Stace and 17th Tim Murray.
It would be remiss of me not to mention the many volunteer helpers that helped make the weekend such a success. The man y ladies (and a couple of men) who prepared the lunches. The many course volunteers that assisted Green Keeper Simon in presenting the course as the best I have ever seen it. Of course our staff and the guys who helped with the drinks cart were made very welcome on this warm day.
Also a big thank you to the many sponsors and a thank you to all the visitors that played over the weekend. Over the three days we had well over 300 players.
Quote of the week “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education”.
Good Golfing .