Men's Club Championships


8 May 2016


A brilliant 2 under par round of 69 saw Justin Sutton overhaul half way leader and defending titleholder Mitch McGlashan during Saturdays 3rd round of the Terry Bros Furniture & Floorcoverings Club Championships and then went on to take the title as players battled light showers during the final round on Sunday.

Sutton closed out the Championships with a solid 3 over par round of 74 whilst McGlashan chased home Sutton eventually going down by just two shots.

However the big talking point was Saturday’s two under par round by Sutton as he recorded four birdies on the front nine with just one bogey as the former trainee professional turned at 3 under par, 32 and this added with a 1 over par 37 on the more difficult back nine under difficult conditions.

In finishing runner up McGlashan wasn’t disgraced and can hold his head high and he was full of praise for his adversary.

In the B Grade Championship Paul Morgan finished a staggering 14 shots clear of Michael Smith in claiming his first title and the victory can be attributed to his consistency as he fired rounds of 82, 78, 86 and 83 for his 329 total.

The closely fought C Grade title went to newcomer Luke Greenwood who like Sutton made his move during the third round when he blitzed his opponents with a brilliant 82 that saw him take an 8 shot lead into the final round and he held his opponents at bay as he won by 7 shots from halfway leader Steve Cook who wasn’t disgraced with Tony “Scrubba” Evans rattling home to finish in the minor placing.

Robert Hey successfully defended his Veterans title with a 15 shot margin over Ian Phipps with Hey finishing on 315 for the four rounds and in the Junior and Schoolboys Championship it was all Lachlan Buesnell as he recorded a top ten placing overall in a brilliant performance and it only shows that with practice the results will happen for this talented junior who undoubtably will make big in roads in the game.

The Championships final award the Terry Bros 72 hole Handicap over the field saw Paul Morgan outlast a fast finishing Luke Greenwood to win by 2 shots after finishing the 72 holes on 277 nett some 7 shots under his handicap.

At the Presentation of Trophies Club Captain Paul Thomas congratulated the events sponsors Terry Bros Furniture & Floorcoverings who have now been sponsoring the Championships for the past 27 years as well as the players and especially the members who completed the full four rounds especially the final round that was played in drizzling rain.


A Grade: Justin Sutton 75, 76, 69, 74 for 294., Mitch McGlashan 71, 76, 74, 75 for 296., Peter Dixon 78, 80, 76, 78 for 312., Robert Hey 77, 76, 79, 83 for 315.

B Grade: Paul Morgan 82, 78, 86, 83 for 329., Michael Smith 84, 85, 86, 88 for 343., Peter Picker 85, 90, 84, 89 for 348., Peter Boschman 88, 88, 85, 93 for 354.

C Grade: Luke Greenwood 91, 97,82, 97 for 367., Steve Cook 88, 96, 94, 96 for 374, Tony Evans 100, 95, 95, 94 for 384., Richard Hamilton 93, 100, 93, 98 for 384.

On Saturday members also contested the Telescope Tyres & Batteries May Monthly Medal for trophies in the handicap section generously provided by Ben Terry and the staff at Terry Bros Furniture & Floorcoverings and in the A Grade it was a double to Justin Sutton who returned a brilliant 69 off the sick for a 67 nett while in B Grade Dub Rodgers took the Scratch award with an 80 on a countback while Charlie Allen produced one of those rounds that only he can score with a superb 65 nett and in C Grade it was also a double as Luke Greenwood fired his impressive 82 off the stick for the days best nett score of 61.

In other awards Dub Rodgers survived a tough countback to take out the Robert Cheney, Peter Magill, Dave Stevenson and Troy Thomson Veterans award with his 67 nett which was on a countback and in the Griffins Leading Edge Putting competition once again it was golfs countback system that was required as Ian Phipps took the award with just 26 putts.

At the presentation of trophies all players congratulated the events sponsors for their generosity.

Ball winners from the round went to 66 James Ward, 67 Rick Glover, Keiran Deland & Ross Smith, 69 Lachlan Buesnell, Ron Hetherington, Peter Picker, Ian Phipps, David Stevenson & Steve Simpson and surviving the countback on 70 were Ryan Thornberry and Robert Cheney.

Nearest the Pin awards went to Mark Kelly at 127cms on the Idle Rite Tyrepower sponsored 1st Hole and as such he claimed 10 balls for finishing within 101 to 200cms of the hole, Ian Phipps at 134cms got the nod on the Griffins Leading Edge 4th Hole, while on the Dirt Doctor Landscaping 6th Hole Peter Bristol fired a great 6 iron to 415cms of the flag meanwhile on the Harvey Norman 11th Hole Dave Stevenson fired his 8 iron to just 41cms of the hole and on the Westlime 15th Hole Joey Van Opynen claimed the award when he finished 225cms from the flag.

The Money Hole on the 4th was taken out by Cherrie Phillips at 320cms.

The days final two awards on the Parkes Ready Mixed Concrete 9th Hole and the Parkes Heavy Mechanical Repairs 18th in two shots saw Michael Kable at 290cms and Steve Lee at 100cms take out the respective awards.

Sundays awards in the Terry Bros sponsored competition saw David Stevenson take out the A Grade with a 70 nett, Peter Picker the B Grade with 74 nett and in C Grade Ron Hetherington claimed the award with a 72 nett.

Ball winners from the round went to 71 Paul Morgan & Wayne Butler, 72 Justin Sutton & Tony Evans and on 73 nett was Lachlan Buesnell.

The Nearest the Pin awards which were all sponsored by Terry Bros went to Mark Kelly at 95cms on the 1st Hole, Michael Smith on the 4th Hole at 198cms, Robert Hey the 6th Hole at 1250cms, Peter Dixon at 210cms on the 11th Hole while Mark Kelly made it a double when his Tee shot to the 15th Hole finished 670cms from the pin while on the 18th Hole in two shots saw Tony Evans reign at 500cms.

Pictured: Robert Hey (Veterans) Luke Greenwood (C Grade) Justin Sutton (Club Champion) Paul Morgan (B Grade) Lachlan Buesnell (Junior). 

Mixed Foursomes Champions


The dominance of champion ladies golfer Lynne Guise continued last Sunday when she along with partner Robert Hey regained their mantle as the clubs premier Mixed Foursomes champions with a decisive two shot win.

Guise who has partnered six different partners in an 18 year reign that has seen her take the title on 9 occassions. The reign began back in 1998 when she and Tony Ross took the title and has been subsequently successful with Shane O’Brien in 2002 & 06, then with John Green in 2008, Justin Sutton in 2011/12, Aaron Wikie in 2013 and with Hey in 2014 and again this year.

In Sunday’s 27 hole Championship event Hey & Guise recorded a total of 124 to finish two shots clear of Joey Van Opynen & Cherrie Phillips with defending titleholders Ian Phipps & Kaye Jones a further 3 shots back after gaining the minor placing on a countback from Cameron Butler & Colleen Staples after they finished on 129.

In the Consolation Division it was the junior combination of Lachlan Buesnell & Kasey Fay-Rice who held off club captain Paul Thomas & Liz Matthews in a tight finish that saw the victors finish on 145 just one shot clear with Richard Hutchison & Barbara Donnelly relegated to third position some 7 shots behind the winners.

With Buesnell & Fay-Rice contesting their first mixed event their performance was outstanding and it will surely lead to more victories as both players mature but according to Thomas they handled the pressure superbly and often asked for advice which was put to great use.

In the Liz Matthews sponsored Handicap sections saw Cameron Butler & Colleen Staples take out the A Division on 108.75 nett with Robert Hey & Lynne Guise in the runner up position on 110.5 while Paul Thomas & Liz Matthews reversed the result when they took out the Consolation Division on 113.75 some 2 shots clear of Lachlan Buesnell & Kasey Fay-Rice.    

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