SUNDAY the Blue Lake Golf Club hosted its annual Christmas nine-hole ambrose and family fun day, with 24 teams competing in bright sunshine.
The combination of Mark Ferguson and Brad Talbot led the way with an excellent nine-hole nett score of 27 6/8, followed by brothers Tim and Terry Smith with a nett 29.
Rounding out the placings was club treasurer Adam Jones and new member Brendan Lunnay who finished on a score of 30 5/8.
In the mixed and women’s division it was the husband and wife team of Russell and Marlene Lingham who collected the chocolates with an impressive score of 29 7/8 to easily account for Annette
Ford and Wayne Morris who were five shots back with a nett 35.
The father and son best score was taken out by Shane and Will Fenwick, with son Will showing the benefits of the junior golf program as he helped carry his team to victory.
Novelties for the day: 10th hole Sean Pudney; 11th Zac Walker; 12th Sue Agars; 13th Setio Shanahan; 14th men Shane Fenwick, women Di Jordan, juniors Riley Parson; 15th Jenny Johnson; 16th men Adam Jones, women Bev Pascoe, juniors Will Fenwick; 17th Connor Ryan, 18th A Grade Tim Smith, B Grade Aaron O’Donnell, C Grade Zac Walker, women Helen Myers, juniors Tyler Scott.
Christmas Hamper winners: John Kamp, David Adkins, Addison Abbott.
EASTICK SWITCHED ON
SATURDAY the Blue Lake Golf Club hosted its December monthly medal and it was left hander James Eastick who brought his A-game to the course as he produced an excellent round of 79-16-63 nett to claim the overall win.
In A Grade an unlucky Tim Bates also impressed and had to be content with his grade win as he carded a two over par 72 for an impressive round of 64 nett to narrowly edge out Tigers Hockey Club life member Greg Cooper, one back on 79-14-65 nett.
Bob Black made a welcome return to golf and finished in third place a further stroke back on 78-12-66 nett.
Allen Larkin returned to the winners circle in B Grade as he recorded a score of 89-23-66 nett to easily account for the colourful Fred Knight, who was four shots back on 89-19-70.
In third place continuing his good form from last week was Kevin Howell also returning with a score of 88-18-70 nett.
Ros Jewell, who also recently returned to golf, was rewarded for his patience as he took out C Grade with a fine round of 100-31-69 nett.
He was followed by short game specialist Steve J Dwyer who finished second on a count-back, also returning to the clubhouse with a score of 96-27-69.
One shot further back playing some smart golf was John Robertson on 94-24-70 nett.
Ball run down winners: Joshua Gale 67, Marc Dalton 67, Roger Gale 68, Jamal Jakubenko 69, Neal Doody 70, Michael Egan 71, Mario Mancuso 71, Sam Letizia 71, David Whitehead 71, Craig Donaldson 71.
Pro shot winners: Setio Shanahan fifth hole; Wayne Dunford 16th.
Nearest the pins: A Grade Roger Gale, B Grade Robert Ellis, C Grade Ros Jewell.
Long Drives: A Grade Marc Dalton, B Grade Robert Ellis, C Grade Craig Donaldson.
The novelty for the least putts went to Andrew Clements.
Women’s results: Josie Ashby 70 nett; Lynn Annand 74; Bev Pascoe 77.
Nearest to the pin on the fifth hole went to Bev Pascoe, the long drive on the 18th to Josie Ashby and the novelty for the least putts was claimed by Marlene Lingham.
Hole in one jackpot: $1000.
IN the regular midweek competition Peter Sealey sprung back into form with a fine round of 103-36-67 nett, as the former club president and life member claimed a comfortable four shot victory.
Brenton Speck finished second on a count-back with a round of 96-25-71 nett ahead of Port MacDonnell’s Zack Williams with 79-8-71 nett.
Ball run down winners were Bruce Tichbon 72, Tony Steen 72, Peter Mikelsen 72, Joel Feast 72 and Alan Stewart 72.
The pro shot on the par 3 fifth hole went to David Dowie who collected four balls for his nearest the pin.
The novelty for the least putts went to Zack Williams.
Hole in one voucher jackpot: $2000.
WEDNESDAY DAYLIGHT SAVINGS COMPETITION
AS players were greeted with some fine weather for the Daylight Savings competition, it showed up in the scores as Fiona Punton showed the men how it is done.
She amassed a score of 24 points to easily account for Alan Stewart, who also played well to score 22 points and finish second from Sam Letizia with 22.
Terry Earl was one back on 21 and rounding out the placings was Keith Ransom on a count-back with 20 points.
The pro shot on the 14th hole went to Bill Burley on the 16th and Jason Knight as the pair collected six balls each.
Shots of the day: 10th Ransom, 11th Adam Jones, 12th John Robertson, 13th Brad Talbot, 14th Burley, 15th Roger Gale, 16th Ransom, 17th Shanahan and 18th Josh Gale.
The eagle cash jackpot stands at $44.
BUSY TIMES AHEAD
WITH the holiday period fast approaching those wishing to hire equipment and motorised carts are asked to book and a friendly reminder this Friday the course is extremely busy with all motorised carts booked out for the day.
Those wishing to book during the Christmas holidays can do so by calling the club on 8725 6198 and on behalf of the Blue Lake Golf Club we would like to wish all our members, families and
friends a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy new year.
Sunday, February 3: King of Swing of the Mountain.
Sunday, February 24: South Indians Ambrose Golf Day.