Vicki’s birthday win

By Ron Hottes

Warburton Golf Club members always look forward to the Mavis and Henry Sanders three-person ambrose.

It is seen to be a challenging event that also honours a couple who did much for the club in its formative years.

The winners this year, on Wednesday 13 February, were another married couple, the Hottes, along with their regular playing partner Shaun Nicholls.

It was Vicki Hottes’ birthday, too.

They scored an impressive nett 55.5 to win from Craig Brown, John Haynes and Kevin Conway, a further two shots back on nett 57.5.

Balls only got down to 59.

The nearest the pin winners on the day were Ken Barratt on the first, Allan Hubbard on the ninth and Mick Eldridge on the 15th.

Michael Pinkster won the twilight competition this week with 22 impressive points.

The runner-up was Geoff Fall with 19, which was greatly advanced with an eagle on the seventh – two for five.

Balls got down to 17.

The nightly nearest the pins went to Paul ‘Goose’ Munro on the third, Ash Hall on the sixth and Shane Campbell on the ninth.

In the Saturday 16 February stableford, Ken White had the best score on the day, with 40 well-constructed points.

This was good enough for White to take home the A-grade voucher.

B-grade went to Neil Leckenby with 39 points.

The daily runner-up was Sean Kennedy on 38 points.

Balls extended to 35.

Nearest the pins went to Lance Atwell on the third, Angus Smith on the fifth, Paul Mason on the ninth, David Scott on the 12th and Allan Hubbard on the 15th.

David Hatt had a great eagle – hole unknown.

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