Margaret River golf stalwart marks start of club season

Well over one hundred Veterans arrived on Monday to play off for the Country Veterans stableford in what was a perfect sunny day for the young men with plenty of great golf and food prepared by our hard working volunteers.

The day was won by Grant Girdler from Dunsborough Lakes (42). Alan Scott from Binningup in second (40) on a count back from Mal McAuley from the Capel Golf Club and Gus Miles also from Binningup.

Our veterans arrived again the next day to play the first round of the Ray Atcheson Shield. 

The Women’s stroke event was won by new member Jackie Dickson, a woman with many talents. Maggi Foy scored 74 points for second place in the A grade, just beating Denise Warren on count back.

B grade was won by our two catering champions; Lyn Glasson just pipped Ange Burges to second place (78).

It was Tim Fox who took the honours in the Blind Freddy Men’s stableford – nice way to celebrate a big birthday in style.

Mike Basford scored 3 points less for second (35), Daniel Hunt third on count back (34).

It was a huge day at the club on Friday with 40 women signing up for the female golf program. 

Accredited coach Mike Skivinis ran two hours of golf tuition to the two groups, which due to funding from the Golf WA foundation is provided at no cost to the participants.

In the mixed Stableford, Terry Haywood came first scoring 18 points, while Matt O’ Farrell scored one point less for second place and Jim Taylor just got the better of Rob Hearn both with 16.

The Leeuwin Wines Men’s Monthly Mug was won by champion kitchen hand Mick Herbert (70).

Tony Combes picked up second place (71) and Mal Bromley third on a count back with 72 points.

But the week was not over yet – club stalwart Doris Arthur opened the golf season officially with a golden ball putt on her Sunday individual stableford.

Mrs Arthur has been club patron for many years and is widely respected by all members.

All players enjoyed her home made sandwiches and slices after the game and prizes were provided by Mrs Arthur for three best men and women.

‘El Presidente’ Ange Burges just got the better from ‘Bar Guru’ Tania Easton on a count back (36), who due to her long service behind the bar even has a glass named after her, a ‘Tannie’.

Rosie Burnett came third with 33 points.

Mike Kelly picked up first prize of the men (38). Daniel Hunt just beat Mark Bonnette on a count back for second and third prize, both with 37 points.