A huge weekend for Tathra golf with the Open Championships attracting numerous visitors and maximum fields.
The club thanked the greens staff led by Peter Smith for their course preparation, as well as sponsors Betta Home Living and Kellow Parbery for their valued support over many years.
Saturday’s round one saw Scott Taylor take out the A grade with net 69 from Ros Thompson on 71. B grade fell to Anthony Brady on 66 from Wayne Trent in a countback while John Enright took C grade on 67 from Gary Toms on 69. Bombala’s Corey Elton claimed golden shot to 2.26m and balls went to 72.
After Sunday’s round two Taylor was a richly deserved Open Champion on 147 as Russ Rogers took handicap honours on 141. The B grade champ was Herb Elliot from Bombala on 171 in a countback from Wayne Trent. B handicap went to John Seckold on 177. C grade fell the way of Richard Kelly on 179 with Bill Richmond the handicap winner on 144.
Thursday’s DWWW witnessed Moth Tierney claim a well deserved victory in A grade on 40 while a resurgent Bill Richmond took B grade on a day best 41. Lynton Riddell jagged golden money to 3.3m and balls went to 36.
Despite the showery weather on Melbourne Cup Day, 29 Tathra Beach lady golfers teed off in a stableford competition. Some great scores were returned in both grades with scores needing to be in the 30s even to get a ball.
Karen Enright won Div 1 (hcps 0-27) with an equal best score of the round, 42 points. Not to be outdone, Sue Pauline also scored 42 points to win Div 2 (hcps 27-45).
Runners-up, also with great scores, were Noeline Bell in Div 1 and Sandra Mullaney in Div 2. Noeline returned a score of 36 points and Sandra 38. Nearest the pin winners were Sue Pauline on the 3rd, Sally Armstrong on the 14th and Noeline Bell on the 9th and 18th.
Last Saturday, 12 Bega and 19 Tathra ladies played the second round of the Jellat Cup at Bega. Tathra started with a narrow lead but faltered and were eventually beaten by the home club. The cup will remain with Bega for another year.
The first round of club championships will be held next Tuesday, November 13. The second and third round are scheduled for November 18 and 20. On Saturday, for those not attending the Mallacoota Open, there will be a stableford competition.
The Monday nine hole game was a stableford and 15 players competed in damp conditions. Winners on the day were Lee Gill, Kerri Wood, Rhonda Castellari, Denise Glover and Jo Byrnes. Next Monday is an 830am hit off. All welcome.