A field of 87 played in this Wednesday’s 2 Man Ambrose event in overcast but dry and at times, hot and humid conditions.
Vice-Captain Jimmy Henderson and I have been looking through our records and it appears that under our charge our best field was 94 on the 10th of December 2014. We are out to break that record and an attempt will be made when we play our Irish 4B Stableford celebrating St Patrick ’s Day on the 16th March. We will supply all players with a free sausage sizzle and whatever else it takes to encourage a massive turn up.
It is interesting to note that during “Life Member” Jim Penman’s long reign as Captain the field sizes regularly broke through the ton mark.
In today’s competition we had a 2 team tie for 1st place. In the past ties in Partnered events involving nett scores (e.g. Ambrose, Foursome & Canadian 2 Stroke) required a mathematical genius to work out a winner on a count–back. Ties in partnered events will now result in a split of prize money – if it’s good enough for the Pro’s it’s good enough for us!
So today 1st and 2nd prize money is $40 + $25= $65. As math’s wiz Greg Michael quickly and correctly pointed out, each winner receives $32.50 each. Tony Foster, Ozzie Osborne, Jason Egan, and Hasse Andersson will no doubt spend it wisely.
Please note that in all other events the normal count-back system will take place.
Does anyone have any golf paraphernalia or other items that they would like to donate for a Special Raffle to be run soon? I am chasing 100 prizes of various values and aim to sell 100 tickets so that everyone wins a prize. At this stage I have collected 86 items (all donated) that vary from a new golf bag down to a golf ball.
I can confirm that we have resolved the problem regarding the shortage of sausages (Jimmy has already placed the order) and therefore a FREE sausage sizzle will be provided at the completion of next week’s Monthly Medal.
RESULTS FOR 27th JANUARY 2016
Event: 2 Man Ambrose
Prize Donors: smallPRINT AUSTRALIA Pty Ltd
Winners (Tie): Hasse Andersson/Jason Egan and Ozzie Osborne/Tony Foster – 59
3rd Place: Kevin Olsen/ Errol Radley – 59¾
4th Place: Greg Flanagan/John Cairns – 62
Run Down (to 63): Bob Noble/Nick Kostalas,Grant Smallacombe/John Butler, Ray Lally/Brian Clemow, John Dangar/Dangerous Don Clelland, Mike Smith/Andrew Dick.
4th (Richies Bakery/Fox & Hound Espresso) – Grant Smallacombe
6th – Brad Lavender
7th – Tony Foster
10th (Cooroy Harvest Fresh) – Dennis Beckhaus
12th – Tony Foster
13th (Cooroy Golf Club) – John Butler
15th (Noosa Outlook Prestige Meat) – Ray Nolan
Captain’s Choice – 8th Hole 2nd shot: Tom Williams
Lucky Draw: Rod Booth, Tom Williams, Rob Powell, Ed Krop
BELIEVE IT OR NOT
Recent effort by Andrew Dick hitting out of the rough somewhere in Cooroy. Andrew contends he was actually on the golf course! Notice the ball in flight – excellent photographic effort by Bob Watson.