Nambucca Heads Island Golf Club

Drew Glasson with his HIO Trophy for the day.

GREAT winter weather as we approached the Winter Solstice, cool mornings and sunny days made for some great competition fields during the week. Unfortunately, an even cooler and wet change on Sunday morning disrupted our planned 9 Hole Sponsors “Thank You Day” Ambrose on Sunday, the event remained a very social affair in the comfort of the Clubhouse! This week’s featured sponsor is “Nambucca Newsagency” – thank you Thea and Steve!

In Tuesday’s Medley Stableford, Division 1 (0 to 20) was was won by Anthony Cooper (5) from Long Reef with 35 points from Philip Catlin (18) from Hawks Nest with 34 points. John Crosby (29) won Division 2 (21 to 45) with 33 points on c/b from Kay McGoldrick (33). The Ball rundown to 31 points on c/b. NTP’s to Michael Jolly on 7, Colin Habgood on 8, Geoff McCann on the “Pizza This” 13th Hole, and Daryl Wall won the Pro Pin Jackpot on 18. Congratulations to Drew Glasson for his third career Hole in One on the 5th – and his second on the 5th! Our HIO’s are sponsored by Debortoli Wines, and Drew will soon receive a Magnum of their best as part of his Trophy Package.

Henny Oldenhove (16), Elizabeth Hobday (16) and Denise Paluch (15) all scored 33 points in Wednesday’s Women’s Single Stableford, with Henny winning Division 1 (0 to 25) on c/b. Susan Barnett (27) scored 37 points to win Division 2 (26 to 30) from Debra Gersbach (29) 34 points. Kay McGoldrick (33) also scored 37 points to win Division 3 (31 to 45) from Dianne Hopkins (43) with 32 points. The Ball rundown to 30 points on c/b. NTP’s to Henny Oldenhove, Coral McCann & Kay McGoldrick on 5, Henny, Judy Boyle & Bryony Brownlie on 8, Kerrie Eichorn won the “Pizza This Voucher on 13, and Denise Paluch won the Pro Pin Jackpot on 18.

The district wide NBN outage on Thursday played havoc with the Club’s operations, including our golf system, and unfortunately you won’t find results via your Portal. The Medley 4BBB was won by Stuart Garvey & Bruce Mason with 47 points from Murray Ingram & Robert Coneybeare 45, and Andrew Mackinnon & Ashton Herbert 44. The all important Ball Rundown to 41 on c/b. The “Ecomist” Longest Putt on 2 went to Bruce Mason, other NTP’s to Colin Wormleaton on 7, Michael Farrugia on 8 and Stuart Garvey won the Pro Pin Jackpot on 18.

Great weather made for a big field of 115 players for Saturday’s Medley Stableford, and the semi final of our Skins Knockout, sponsored by Christopher Knight. Rod Hardy (14) scored 35 points to win Division 1 (0 to 15) from Peter Farrell (5) 34 points. Christopher Lucas (21) had 38 points to win Division 2 (16 to 23) from John Buganey (23) 37 points. Welcome back to the winners circle to Shayne Anderson (36) scoring a career best 44 points to win Division 3 (24 to 45) from Alan Cosgrave (36) with 36 points. The Ball Rundown to 31 points on c/b. Lee Fewings won the Ecomist Longest Putt on 2, other NTP’s to Sue Stuckey on 5 nearly holed out with only 42 cms, Colin Wormleaton on 7, Allan O’Brien on 8, Lynette Bastick won the “Pizza This” voucher on 13, Rod Hardy won Stu’s Ball on 15 and Daryl Wall won the Pro Pin Jackpot on 18. Congratulations to our 4 Skins Knockout Finalists, Stephen Doherty, Joe Street, Gary Laing & Scott Burley. The Final Skins playoff is on Sunday 14th July at 10am – come along and watch the boys fight it out for the Prize Pool.

It’s not too late to register for round 2 of Handiskins scheduled for 29 June – registration forms behind the Bar. Entry Fee $40 includes a Welcome Pack of sponsors goodies to all entrants on the day. Your best 3 out of 5 Rounds count towards the Final Skins group.

CALING ALL JUNIOR GOLFERS! A great new Competition for Mid North Coast JUNIORS is being organised with over $4,000 in Prizes! With 3 rounds at 3 different courses in June, July & August over 18 or 9 Holes, this is a great new iniative sponsored by Golf NSW, JNG to encourage our Junior golfers in age groups from under 12’s to 18’s and Cadets. Details are on our Facebook page and Website for latest information.

Club Membership Fees for 2024/5 are due by 30th June – have you paid yours?

See you on the Island.

By Geoffrey McCANN

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