Captain's Report

The Springs: Sydney v Newcastle

The recent dry weather saw The Springs course somewhat drier than recent years, and conditions were hot and humid for the annual challenge.

A field of 53 golfers gathered to take part in this hard fought event, with the added diversion of a wedding taking place just prior to the shotgun start. Let’s hope a photo the convoy of master builders’ golfers streaming past the bridal party will make the wedding album.

As usual The Springs demands accurate tee shots, to set up the approach to some well protected greens, with plenty of ponds, hazards and bush to add strokes to your score card. Those golfers who hit the ball straight and kept in play were rewarded.

The impressive trophy for this event travelled down from Newcastle and is up for grabs, after the narrow victory by the Novocastrians in 2015. This year the competition was extremely tight and in the end the result for the team’s trophy was a tie with both sides winning 4 matches and one being tied.

Some great two ball and individual scores were recorded and congratulates to the following winners-

2 Ball Aggregate Winners Chris George and Mitchell Davies (Newc) 73 Points
2 Ball Aggregate Runners Up Ted Atkinson and Dennis Hancock (Newc) 72 Points
2 Ball Aggregate Third Place Tim Hooper and Rowan Hooper (Syd)71 Points
A Grade Winner Ted Atchinson (Newc) (11)38 Points CB Individual
A Grade Runner UpDennis Roy (Newc) (13) 38 Points CB Individual
A Grade Third Place Garry Gibson (Syd) (8) 38 Points CB
Individual B Grade Winner Chris George (Newc) (21) 42 Points
Individual B Grade Runner Up Ken McCurrach (Syd) (19)38 Points
Individual B Grade Third Place Catherine Bliss (Newc) (42)37 Points
NTP 5th Hole A Grade Barry Morcom
NTP 5th Hole B Grade Don Eagar
NTP 10th Hole A Grade Ken McCurrach
NTP 10th Hole B GradeAllan Scully
NTP 2nd Shot/ 3rd Hole
A Grade
Garry Gibson
NTP 2nd Shot/ 3rd Hole
B Grade
Mitch Davies
NTP 2nd Shot/ 13th Hole
A Grade
Chris Davies
NTP 2nd Shot/ 13th Hole
B Grade
Mark Conners
Novelty Drive A GradeTed Atchison
Novelty Drive B GradeMatt Bliss

The golf was followed by an excellent dinner provided by The Springs staff, and once again the room was filled with good cheer as the members from both teams enjoyed each other’s company.

On behalf of the Sydney team, I would like to thank Gary, Jon, Lynn and their team for all the assistance they provided to ensure another successful event. Thanks to Peter Drayton wines for their sponsorship.

I look forward to seeing you all at the next game on the Sydney calendar at Pymble on Monday 18th March and for Newcastle at Horizons on Wednesday 6th April.

It is a great day and I hope to see you all there.

Happy Golfing,
Garry Gibson

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