LOW SCORES: Trevor Mooney, pictured with is wife Meg, has enjoyed low scores at Bundaberg Golf Club.
LOW SCORES: Trevor Mooney, pictured with is wife Meg, has enjoyed low scores at Bundaberg Golf Club. Max Fleet

Trevor Mooney’s scores sink like the temperature

If you need to know if playing a bit more often is the way to improve your golf game then ask Trevor Mooney.

He used to be off a 19 handicap but his 80 off the stick for a 61 net is the stuff golf dreams are made of and he will now have a lower handicap.

This scored him a fantastic 46 points so we all need to take up the Golf Australia slogan of 'drop in more often' and maybe that will help us too.

Trevor was working up to it with a win in the sporters this week as well.

If you do drop in more often you can play our new gaming machines in the clubhouse so check our opening hours.

Neil Shaw had 41 points, the second best score of Saturday's competition but was well overshadowed by Mooney in B-grade though his was the same score that won A grade for Keith Ackerman from Kevin Barritt on 40.

Newer player Ross Zeilke shared his 40 points with Graham Tesch. Is it the good company Graham plays with on a Saturday that seems to bring out his best scores?

A surprised but delighted Chris Redshaw was presented with the prize of a beautiful watch for her ladies win of the Hitchcock Family trophy the previous Saturday from Jan Hitchcock and Jan had a pleasant task last Saturday to present the men's winner, Gregory Michael as he had to play off over 18 holes against Kayne Aslett to secure the title as they had both qualified on 17 points after the three rounds of different competitions.

Gregory, as a recently joined member from Nambour did not know the history of the trophy started in 1970 by Peter Hitchcock but did know of the prestige of winning it is held in our club and thanked Jan and her sons for carrying on the tradition after Peter's passing.

The women's scoring was much closer contested this week and Sue Busch 36, won from Averil Chalmers just one behind while the second division winners had 36 points but Carmel Wooldridge took the prize over Jean Davis on a countback.

Veterans played the final round of the Bungara Shield at home on Tuesday and though we had a slight win on the day we did not come close to filling the large deficit so we have to wait another year to try to get out name back on the shield.

Nominations are steadily rolling in for the Fastways 2-Day Classic for Veterans on August 30-31 already.

Ladies from our district clubs played pennants on Friday here and had high praise for the course condition and smooth and true greens and though we suffered a defeat from Hervey Bay we still hold a top three placing with one final match next month.

Ladies start their club championships this Saturday with two more Saturday's play for a 54 hole total so be sure to be on the timesheet for inclusion.

Golf Wide Bay players didn't fare well against Sunshine Coast and South Burnett in the inter district challenge at Maryborough on Sunday.

Cameron McFarlane, Peter Johnson and Gin Gin's Geoff Brandon were our only winners and Geoff Loveday and Scott Warren squared their matches.

Even though your membership allows free access all players going on to the practice fairway or course must register yourself at the Pro shop for insurance purposes.

July 26 is the popular two-person ambrose for our Peter and Del Dickinson's Kwik Lift Day so get your partner organised as we have several categories.

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