October saw plenty of golf for the Veterans. On Tuesday October 19, players competed in an individual stableford counting putts. The winner was Pat Grills with a score of 37, closely followed by Dave Bearup on 36. The best putter was Ian Taylor with 24 putts.
Nearest the pins went to Jon Cumming on the 7th and Chris Newberry the 9th.
Also on that same day four players travelled to Armidale for their Vets Open. It was a good day of golf with Phil Devlin top scoring for the Guya team with 32 points. Although the course was in excellent condition, scoring was not high with more than half the players scoring below 30 points.
The other game played was the Walcha Vets Open on Friday October 22nd. It was great to see 8 players travel down there to compete including our newer Vet Scott, Mendes. Again our best player was Phil Devlin who is on fire at the moment. Phil came Runner Up for B Grade on a count back with a score of 36 points. The sand greens did not put him off.
The Vets also ran the Melbourne Cup Ambrose with all entry fees going to the charity Can Assist. The Club donated all green fees and the Vets donated the lunch on the day.There were no real winners of the Ambrose as the prizes were chosen from a card draw. The day seemed to go off pretty well considering the small rollup. Thanks to all those who helped and those that played.
Last week we had a great rollup for the Reg Taylor Stroke event. Fifteen players competed on one of the nicest days we have had for golf. The gross winner was Chris Newberry with a score of 87 and the nett winner with a nett 74 was Jon Cumming.
Putts went to Pat Grills with 27 putts, and the only nearest the pin was Jon Cumming on the 18th.
It was the first week we were able to use the new card machine and with only a few teething problems all went well. Thanks to Ken Law and Steven Sole for their assistance.
Inverell have cancelled their Vets Open day due to the Covid present in Inverell at the moment but Uralla’s Open is coming up on Friday 26th.