Heat goes out of game — at last

By McIvor Times

HEATHCOTE Golf Club’s Saturday players enjoyed a respite from the heat, albeit with a little rain.

Amanda Long was the victor with a great score of 40 points off 32 with Carol Stuart the runner-up with 37 off 19.

The men’s division one winner on Saturday was David Clouston who scored 37 off a handicap of two.

The division two winner was John Morris with 37 off 27.

Balls were won by Adrian Goudie 35, Mick Tobin 35, Adrian King 35 and Willie Laird 34. Willie also won nearest the pin on the 13th. John Blundell won nearest the pin on the 16th and David Clouston on the 18th.

■ ON TUESDAY, February 5, the men played a stableford and the winner was David Baldock who finished well ahead of the rest of the field, scoring 42 points playing off a handicap of 18.

Balls were awarded to J. Baker and B. Pianta. Nearest the pin was won by Larry Maxwell.

■ ON WEDNESDAY, February 6, the ladies played stroke for the monthly medal and the final round of the summer cup.

Carol Stuart continued her winning streak winning the monthly medal with 92-26-72 and nearest the pin on the 8th. Dot Trott was runner-up with 99-26-73 and June Roberts won the second shot on the 18th.

■ THURSDAY’S open competition also played stroke for the midweek monthly medal with Adrian King taking the honours with 77-11-66.

Balls were awarded to Tom Tobin 95-27-68, David Baldock 90-17-73, Greg Long 85-16-69 and Bryce Pianta 84-11-73.

Birdies were scored by T. Woolley on the 8th and David Baldock on the 18th. Nearest the pin on the 18th also went to David Baldock.

■ MEMBERS are reminded of the Open Amateur Challenge on Saturday, February 23.

The $50 entry fee includes great prizes and a carvery lunch. The morning competition will be Ambrose Pairs and, in the afternoon, Foursomes Pairs.

Players need to assemble at 8.30am for 9am hit off. Visitors are welcome. Please contact Larry Maxwell to be included 0428 343 622.

Breast Cancer Pink Day is Wednesday, March 13 for the ladies and Saturday, March 20 for both men and ladies.

We hope to have some extra prizes and novelty events this year to raise funds for this worthy cause. So, dig out those pink shirts and streamers and we will have a productive day.

The Roman Middleton Children’s Hospital event is on again on Good Friday (April 19) and is a worthy cause to support.

Even if you do not have a golf handicap you are still welcome to play so make sure you add it to your diary.