Nicholas Falconer

GOLF: All the eagles and birdies from Oakwood Park

GREETINGS again from Oakwood Park with all the goss on this week's happenings.

Firstly, I would like to apologise for the mix-up in last week's column, last month's report was published instead of last week's - my computer skills are at a par with my golf skills.

However, I must mention the magnificent eagle on the par 4, fifth hole by Dave Caflisch (9), I am happy to get over the dam, let alone on the green.

Another highlight was a terrific 60 net by Gary Hay (19) to claim Division 2 honours on Saturday, while a brilliant 45 points by Ron Stayte (20) earned him a Div 2 win.

Monday's ladies' group fought out a nine-hole net comp with Pat Speight claiming the honours with a great 28. These women enjoy their battles and anyone out there who would like to join them is always welcome to join them from around 7am on Mondays.

In what would have to be the best result by far for this week's events, Dot Moore (36) and that is not her age, recorded a tally of 51 points in Wednesday's Veterans Stableford competition, and to make it even more sensational, she recorded two washers and two one-pointers on her card.

A long way behind came Dave Adams (17) on 39 points in second place, followed by Dave Chivers (14), Bev Standen (29) and yours truly (28) all on 38 points.

Friday saw the usual suspects compete in the Lennards Chook Run with Delys Warner (32) cleaning up with 22 from David Doyle (6). Numbers were down because the Vietnam veterans were away and they make up the numbers in this event.

The club held a stableford event on Saturday and players were greeted with blustery conditions, but this did not deter David Doyle (6) in Div 1, coming in with a very creditable 41 points, equalled by Jim Redshaw (21) in Div 2.

Consistent Nick Warner (25), took out Div 3 with 36 points, while John Schedue (25) claimed the NAGA Award with a steady 26 points.

Best result for the day, financially, was David Doyle's Golden Circle win with an amazing 36-ball prize. I believe if you approach him in the right way, you may get a bargain priced ball or two.

With the current weather conditions likely to continue for a week or two, we must all remember to use our sand buckets to keep our course in as good a repair as possible, and prepare for the coming rainy weather (we hope).

The course is still producing good playing conditions and rather fast tricky greens, which add to the challenges that this game presents.

Members are reminded that membership fees are almost due, October 1, and continue to be the best value in the Wide Bay Region, and our prize distribution is very well worked out allowing members with varying skills a fair chance of scoring a prize or two .

I can't finish off without passing comment on the performances of my mighty Broncos and the wonderful playing styles of the Cowboys. I predict a terrific grand final between both these teams.

I hope this does not put the mockers on them.



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