Nambucca Heads Island Golf


THIS week we have been operating under our Covid-safe plan, playing in two’s, one player per golf cart, and Clubhouse operations restricted to score entry and takeaway snacks and refreshments only.

Thank you to everyone for observing the restrictions.

With ongoing uncertainty, our competitions and social golf is restricted to LGA residents, and online bookings are available seven days ahead.

This week’s featured sponsor is Nambucca Newsagency who have naming rights to our 5th Hole – thank you to Thea and Steven Kimber.

This week, Thea and Steven have provided an additional Lotto Prize pack for the best score of the day.

Playing in two’s seems to be improving players scores, with some excellent results returned during the week, including a Hole in One on the 140 meter 5th Hole by Mark Blake.

Tuesday 17 August’s Medley Stableford was won by Roy Russell (16) with 39 points from Stephen Carr (5) with 36 points on countback.

Other good scores from Ian Vidler and Clyde Johnson also 36 points.

The Ball rundown went to 33 points on countback.

NTP’s to Ted Beaton on 5 and 8, Ian Vidler got the Pizza voucher on 13, Greg McCoy got Stu’s ball on 15 and Stephen Carr on 18.

The Women’s Stableford on Wednesday 18 August saw a good turnout playing in three Divisions.

Division one (scratch to 25) was won by Leanne Welsh (24) with 36 points on countback from Cheryl Gilmour (25).

Division two (26 to 34) was won by Marilyn McNally (26) from Bowraville with 36 points from Robyn Jones (32) with 35 points.

Division three (35 to 45) was won by Dorothy Bunyan (37) with 37 points from Peta Giddey (39) with 36 points.

Other good scores from Sue Brooks and Dianne Hopkins with 36 points.

The Ball rundown went to 32 points on countback.

NTP’s went to Leanne Welsh, Amanda Richardson and Di Hopkins on 5, Helen Ferrero got the Pizza voucher on 13 and Debra Gersbach on 18.

Thursday 19 August’s Medley Stableford was played in two Divisions, and high scoring a feature of the day – 3 players scoring 40 points with Nambucca Newsagency’s special Lotto Prize Pack going on three way countback with a massive 25 points on the back nine to Peter Dawe.

Division one (scratch to 25) was won by Stuart Garvey (10) with 40 points from Rick Heywood (39) with 39 points.

In Division two (26 to 45), Peter Dawe (23) and Neil Duffus (24) both scored 40 points, Peter winning on countback.

Other good scores from Peter Thompson 39, Ross Morpuss, Stephen Carr, Paul Ryan and Greg McCoy all with 36 points.

The ball rundown went to 33 points on countback.

NTP’s went to Andrew Johnston for the longest putt on 2, Greg McCoy on 5, Drew Glasson on 7, Duffo got Subway’s voucher on 8, Paul Reid got the Pizza voucher on 13, Graham Weary got Stu’s ball on 15 and Leanne Welsh on 18.

Saturday 21 August was a memorable one for Mark Blake with his Hole in One on the sponsor’s 5th Hole – don’t lose that ball mark, your HIO trophy is on its way – congratulations Mark.

In Division one (scratch to 18) Peter Moxon (17) was the winner with 39 points on countback from Bryan Ussher (18).

In Division two (19 to 45), William Mann (19) top scored with 40 points and also won the special Lotto Prize pack, with Dale Bunton (23) from Macksville runner up with 38 points – a great round for his first time at Nambucca.

Other good scores from Peter Thompson, Ralph Taylor, Ted Beaton and Mark Blake all with 38 points, Ian Vidler, Jan Harris and Chris Lucas all with 37.

You needed 35 points on countback in the Ball Rundown.

NTP’s went to Robert Coneybeare for the long putt on 2, Mark Blake scored the HIO on 5 (thanks for knocking me off, mate!), Christian Knight on 7, Stuart Johnston got Subway’s 8th, Ray Houston got the Pizza voucher on 13 and Wormo on 18.

Our Covid-safe golf program continues next week with single stableford events played in twos scheduled, subject to emerging Covid restrictions – please do not arrive more than fifteen minutes before tee-off and leave the premises promptly upon completion of your round.

Face Masks are compulsory.

There will be a ranger on course to supervise play and offer refreshments and snacks to enhance your playing experience.

Been thinking of replacing the grips on your clubs?

Now is the perfect time to leave them with Paul after your round, and they’ll be ready next time you come to play.

Please stay COVID safe and observe our Club’s Covid safe directives.

See you on the Island.



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