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‘Blow out’ score for Iluka Saturday golf

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All smiles (l-r) sponsors, Jim Wride and Bob Oddy, and overall winners team Jack Urquhart/Graeme Lynn, with a blow-out 78 points. No wonder they are all smiles.

Saturday’s event was a 4BBB Aggregate Stableford in combination with an individual Medley Stableford. The Aggregate Stableford is always fun and causes a little havoc with scoring and the cards have to be closely analysed to get the correct result. The match committee was kept busy.

The weather played its part with another beautiful day in the mid-twenties with a little breeze. The course again presented in excellent condition thanks to Doug Turner and his Army of Merry Volunteers.

The day was sponsored by Bob Oddy and Jim Wride who both play important roles in the Army of Merry Volunteers, on the mowers and keeping our Greens and fairways in top shape. Indeed, Jim Wride’s day started before sunup to mow the Greens, played in the competition and then filled in to do the presentation in place of captain, Peter McCurtayne, who is away on holidays; so a busy day for Jim. Many thanks to both sponsors Jim Wride and Bob Oddy.

Another absentee was Jim Lowe who has been laid a little ‘low’ with a viral infection which has landed him in Lismore Hospital and we all wish Jim a speedy recovery and welcome his dry cutting humour back soon.

The Iluka Golf Club welcomed regular visitors from Burrum, North Ryde and Maclean and we certainly enjoy sharing their company and golf stories of their journeys.

Overall winners were team Jack Urquhart/Graeme Lynn with an outstanding 78 points. They were not even embarrassed by their blow out score but very keen to accept the winning vouchers from their close mates, sponsors Jim and Bob.

Runner up was team Graeme Lockyer/Gordon Farrell with a very good score of 74 points. They were the last group in so kept us all in suspense of the outcome.

The individual winner was Bill Thompson with a very good 40 points. Bill was very happy to be on the winner’s podium again and proud that his handicap is rapidly coming down. Bill was caught with a bizarre ‘unplayable lie’ on the 12th with his ball staying up in the tree caught by a loose piece of hanging bark, scoring a 6 on the hole, even after taking the drop; well done Bill.

NTP’s: 1 / 10 went to Paul Mitchell, 6 / 15 was Kevin Leader (visitor), 8 / 17 was Robert Brett (visitor) and ladies 2nd shot on 1 / 10 was Jacky Smithson (visitor). The visitors were quite chirpy about their achievements and great to see you back for the presentations.

The ball rundown went to three teams with 65 or better.

Bob Wissink (filling in for Peter McCurtayne)

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