Nambucca Heads Island Golf Club

Club member Nathan Ison from The Valley Barber Shop hard at work removing Wormo’s locks. He tried various styles – mohawks, mullets, even a pigtail – much to the amusement of spectators, but in the end, it all came off!

WONDERFUL weather for golf, who would think it’s supposed to be Autumn?

Our fairways are running, and the greens are fast and true – a perfect recipe for a great game of golf at the Island!

Tuesday’s event was the monthly “Island Challenge” Series Medley Stroke, sponsored by Toyota Genuine Service (thanks to Michael Briscoe!).

The course is set up to challenge yourself to play to your handicap and win a sleeve of golf balls, and your best 5 scores for the year could qualify you to win a Drive, Play and Stay golf package.

35 starters out in the warm conditions, with Colin Habgood (8) from Kempsey top scoring for the day with net 67 to win from Kai Burkenshaw (4) net 69.

Gross winner was Stephen Carr 77, and best Lady was Judith Boyle (24) net 74.

NTP’s also winning a sleeve of balls to Dennis Ashton on 5, Stephen Carr on 7 and 15, Denise Paluch on 8, Kai Burkenshaw collects the “Pizza This” voucher on 13, and Colin Habgood on 18.

Progress results will be published shortly.

The Women played their Monthly Medal on Wednesday, with Sue Brooks (14) winning Division 1 (0 to 23) with net 72 from Cheryl Gilmour (23) net 75.

In Division 2 (24 – 30), Leanne Welsh (28) scored net 73 to win from Marilyn McNally (24) from Bowraville with net 74.

Joy Green (36) won Division 3 (31 to 45) with net 79 from Kerry Shearer (36) net 81.

Gross winners Sue Brooks, Marilyn McNally and Wendy Ritchie.

NTPs went to Henny Oldenhove, Judith Boyle and Wendy Ritchie on 5, Christine Crowley on 13 – the “Pizza This” voucher, and Heather Gray won the Pro Pin Jackpot on 18.

Henny Oldenhove and Robyn Jones were the best putters.

A Medley Stableford on Thursday – Anthony Smith (8) top scored for the day with 41 points to win Division 1 (0 to 15) from Michael Jolly (8) with 38 points.

In Division 2 (16 to 21), Stephen Buddeke (17) from Kooindah Waters won from Michael Post (18) with 37 points on countback. Division 3 (22 – 45) was won by Walter Bortoletto (26) with 39 points from Frank Taylor (23) with 37 points.

Other good scores from Ian Einam and Edward Penrose 37, Peter Fredericks, Peter Watt and Gary Laing 26, with the Ball Rundown to 33 points on countback.

The longest putt on 2 went to Murray Ingram, NTP’s to Glen Crow on 5, Michael Hogan on 5, Bryce McCarrol on 8, Stephen Doherty got the “Pizza This” voucher on 13, Michael Jolly got Stu’s ball on 15 very close with 38cms, and Paul Ryan pocketed the Pro Pin Jackpot on 18.

Friday’s 9 Hole “Castaways” Chook Run was won by Wolf Zcerzik (15) with 23 points, from Ken Hong (28) 21 points and Trevor Mulligan (17) 20 points.

NTP to Jamie McKearney.

Just turn up at 7.30 on Friday mornings if you’d like an easy 9 Holes on the shorter Yellow Course – no formal handicap necessary!

The Men’s Monthly Medal on Saturday was sponsored by Nambucca Local Liquor – thanks to “Bushy”!

David McBaron (4) carded the best score of the day to win “A” Grade (0 to 12) with net 65 from Graham Long (10) net 67.

Gross winner Bruce Berry 73. In “B” Grade (13 to 18), Paul Ryan (15) won with net 67 from Mark Mclaren (13) net 68.

Gross winner was Garry Johnstone 83.

In “C” Grade (19 – 36), Bernard Dugdale (25) scored net 66 to win from Gary Laing (24) with net 67.

David Wilson was Gross winner with 87. Other good scores from Bruce Fisher 68, Paul McElhinney and Rick Heywood 69, and the Ball Rundown to net 73 on countback.

The Longest Putt on 2 was won by Troy Herbert, other NTP’s going to Keith Elphick on 5, David McBaron on 7, Steve Frost on 8 and 15, Bryan Ussher got the “Pizza This” voucher on 13, and the Pro Pin Jackpot on 18 was won by Trevor Hopkins.

Christian Knight is the early Leader in the Eclectic, so check out your progressive placings on the Golf Notice Board.

Highlight of the day was “Wormo’s Shave Off” – thanks to all his supporters, and I understand that donations to Cancer Council Research are just short of $4,000!

The Island Sunday Mixed 4BBB Stableford sponsored by Briony and Chris Brownlie was won by Talia Donovan (Bowraville) and Thomas Robbins with 45 points from Ross Morpuss and Mavis Davis with 40 points on countback from Susan and Trevor Wilson-Brown.

Nobody managed to hit 2 of the Par 3’s, but Geoff Brooks did on the 13th to win the “Pizza This” voucher with 128cms for an easy birdie.


Club member Nathan Ison from The Valley Barber Shop hard at work removing Wormo’s locks. He tried various styles – mohawks, mullets, even a pigtail – much to the amusement of spectators, but in the end, it all came off!

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