Big field expected

This Saturday the Golf Club is holding its annual Firths Furnishings Yass Open Four Person Ambrose and is expecting one of the largest fields in recent years.

Around 130 players had registered by mid-week. Many of last year’s contenders are returning, for what is sure to be a great day’s golf. 

Last weekend’s winners were well deserved, with Mike Greep, Jamie Roche and Matthew Auld taking out the grades on Saturday.

Matthew Townsend from Murrumbateman took out the prize on Sunday, with an impressive 45 points.  

Last week the pennant season started, with the Senior Scratch side defeating Cooma 5.5-0.5 while the Senior Master Handicap side also had an impressive win against RMC 5.5-0.5 on Thursday.

It left both sides on top of their respective tables.

The A Reserve side played Federal at home and recorded a 3.5-2.5 win, while the B Scratch side travelled to Gungahlin to only just go down 2.5-3.5 on Sunday.   Well done to all the players who contested. This week the pennant sides have a rest while the Australian Women’s Open is being hosted at Royal Canberra.

Results

Saturday February 9: individual stableford

Winners: A-grade: Mike Greep (14) 40 points. B-grade: Jamie Roche (19) 42 points. C-grade: Matthew Auld (25) 38 points. Ball winners: J Roche 42, M Greep 40, D Douglas 39, P Timmer 39, W Whyte 39, M Auld 38, W McDonald 38, J Bray 37, A Golding 37, R McDonald 37, W Wilson 37, P Anderson 36, D Morgan 36, J Watt 36 and G Fleming 36 points ocb. Nearest the pins, Royal Hotel eighth: G Fleming, Aussie Hotel 16th: Mike Greep. Players: 57.

Sunday February 10: individual stableford  

Winner: Matthew Townsend (22) 45 points. Ball competition: M Townsend 45, M Walker 37, M Partridge 36 and R Julian 35 points. Nearest the pins 16th: B Partridge.

Mid-week competition to February 10

Winners: A-grade: Brian Brooker (8) 21 points ocb. B-grade: Ian Bluett (21) 21 points ocb. Balls went to: D Douglas 21, R Abbey 21, C Phillips 20, J Bewick 20, R Mather 20, B Puckett 19, A MacIntyre 19, P Boutcher 19 and B Puckett 19 points.

Dad’s Army February 7

It was a fairly warm morning for the troops in the Dad’s Army competition this week, but it didn't worry Lindsay ‘The Ex-Station Master’ Evans.

Evans was able to shunt the other player off at the siding and win the count back from the two on 20 points.

Clive Phillips with 20 points and Ian Bluett, Bernie Puckett and Ken Reidy, all with 18 points, collected the balls this week. The scoring ranged from 20 down to 10 points.

In the Business House competition last week, Dad's Army picked up three points to give them a total of 42 and remain on top of their division and this week they have scored 128.

Good golfing ‘boys’ until next week.  

Business House to February 8

Winners: A-grade: Mick Coggan (5) 30 nett ocb. B-grade: John Bruce (10) 28 nett. C Grade: Gerard Kerin (17) 24 nett. Balls went to 32.5 nett on count back. See the notice board near the Pro Shop for full results.

Coming events

Saturday February 16: Firth Furnishings Yass Open Four Person Ambrose.

Sunday February 17: Super Sunday Stroke

Until next week, golf well.

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