Sat 12th October – sponsored by John Powell.
With an influx of visitors from the Pinjarra Golf Club 100 players nominated for the John Powell sponsored event. With Conditions excellent for golf scoring was not that high with only 3 players beating their handicap for the day. Andrew Blackburn who has shown glimpses of finding his best form since returning from a lay off put it all together to win with 39 points. He scored 22 points on the front nine including a birdie on No 7 and followed this up with 17 points on the back nine. His only blemish for the day was a wipe on No 18. His driving off the tee and an improved putting performance were the features of his game. He lost nearly a full shot of his handicap. Runner was Peter Shine with a great 77 off the stick to score 37 points. He struggled early in his round to score 16 points on the front nine but followed this up by paring the back nine to score 21 points which included birdies in No 10 and 16. Shine who is the current club champion has been playing very consistent of late where he has scored 36 points or better in 5 of his last 7 events. A further 2 shots back were Tony Joyce on 35 points who beat Ron Skelcher on a Countback. Joyce scored 15 points on the front nine and 20 on the back nine. Skelcher scored 17 points on the front nine and 18 points on the back nine including a birdie on No 10. The best score from the Pinjarra visitors was Glenn Lever. Other good scores were Stewart Jones, Ray Suarez, Paul Fonck, Richard Rae, Kevin Wooltorton, Jeremy Lister, Alan Cope, and Visitors Kim White and Brayden Napoli all on 34 points. Noelene Wooltorton had the best ladies score of 37 points. She scored 16 points on the front nine and followed this up with 21 points on the back nine which included a chip in birdie on No 11.
Stableford: Men: A. Blackburn 39, P. Shine 37, T. Joyce, R. Skelcher 35, G. Lever (Pinjarra GC) 35, S. Jones, R. Suarez, P. Fonck, Richard Rae, K. Wooltorton, J. Lister, A. Cope, K. White (Pinjarra GC), B. Napoli (Pinjarra GC) 34, C. Baggetta, G. Beacham, J. Baggetta (Hole in One No 1), B. Hodgins 33, I. Grieves, L. O’Callaghan, A. Henderson, N. Vongyer (Pinjarra GC), S. Traves (Pinjarra GC), A. Look, S. Doyle 32. Women: N. Wooltorton 37, L. Joyce 27, Rita Rae 26.
Gross Stableford: P. Shine 31, G. Beacham 28.
4Ball Team Stableford: M. Lowe, C. Baggetta, J. Baggetta, J. Parton 52.
Winner Andrew Blackburn with John Powell
There was a special Highlight on the day with Jim Baggetta scoring his first hole in one on No 1. Fresh from a week of country week, Baggetta’s first shot back on his home course will not be one he will forget in a hurry. Photo of Jim getting the ball out of the hole.
Hole in One – Jim Baggetta
Scroungers 9th October sponsored by Trevor Piggott
Weds saw 35 players nominate for the Trevor Piggott event. Club President Jerome Oliver who has been threatening to have a good score finally put it all together to amass 41 points including birdies on 2 of the hardest holes on the course 7 and 15. He scored 22 points on the front nine and followed this up with 19 points on the back nine. His recent scores showed that he was not far away from a win with some regular points scores in the low to mid 30s. Alan Cope continued his stellar run of form to score 40 points which included a birdie on 17 to be runner up. He scored 19 points on the front nine and 21 points on the back nine. Wal Blechynden and Rita Rae were next best with 39 points. Blechynden scored 17 points on the front nine and 22 on the back nine including a birdie on No 16. A couple of wipes put paid to his winning chances. Rae had 20 points on the front nine and 19 points on the back nine. She has been playing consistently during the last few months which has seen her handicap drop by 3 shots. Visitor Brayden Napoli had 38 points which included an eagle on No 16.
Stableford: J. Oliver 41, A. Cope 40, W. Blechynden, Rita Rae 39, B. Napoli (Pinjarra GC)38 Eagle on 16, K. Wooltorton 37, G. Beacham, L. O’Callaghan 36, G. Miatke (Pinjarra GC), C. Hickman 35, P. Shine, F. Bathurst, R. Suarez, J. Powell 34, R. Skelcher, A. Blackburn, J. Bianchi 33, T. Joyce, H. Lane 32, L. Joyce, J. Parton 31, T. Cooper 30.
Gross Stableford: G. Beacham 31.
4Ball Team Stableford: G. Miatke, B. Napoli, C. Williams, A. Cope 53.