Warburton golfers finish spring in style

Warburton Golf Club''s scenic ground. 200671 Picture: ROMY STEPHENS

By Ron Hottes

Warburton Golf Club’s playoff for this year’s ‘M-McGrann bag’ saw nine monthly winners play a stroke round, on 27 November, to find an overall winner

The bag was won, in emphatic fashion, by Peter Fox with a nett 63.

The next best stroke score, a nett 68, was by Paul Kennedy.

This also meant Peter (+5) won the par comp on the day and Paul (+1) was runner-up on countback.

Balls went to -1.

Nearest the pins went to Ross Machar (3rd), Foxy (7th), Andrew McMath (9th), Ray Gilmore (12th) and Trevor Porter (15th).

In pleasant weather conditions, a healthy field contested last week’s Thursday twilight competition.

The most successful competitor was Roger Mataele with 24 points – something he can do frequently.

The runner-up prize went to Jaqui Hall with 20 points, showing that her comeback to regular competitive play is well on track.

Balls extended to 17 only.

Nearest the pins winners were Ms Nursey (and Bagel) on the 10th, Peter Fox (12th) and to Roger Mataele (15th).

The club’s stroke and final round of Club Championships showcased a better-than-predicted spring day on 30 November.

Andrew ‘Willo’ Williams claimed the A-Grade voucher with a stunning nett 64.

This meant Andrew shot a 67 off-the-stick and also grabbed his ninth Open Championship title.

The runner-up was Tim McKail who also had a nett 64 but lost on countback, while Tommy Marr won the B-Grade voucher with a nett 68.

If players had a nett 71 or lower, they could claim a ball.

Nearest the pins were won by Ken White (3rd), Danny Fox (5th), Geoff Fall (9th), Ms Nursey (and Bagel) on the 12th and Tim McKail (15th.

Championship winners were Andrew (Open), Harrison Baxter (B-Grade), Peter Bell (C-Grade), Kim Kennedy (ladies) and Liam Kay (juniors).

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