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Plains Producer, Wednesday February 5, 2014
Not even 43+degrees could prevent 20
players from tackling our Stroke competition
off the tiger tees on Saturday. The five-strong
A grade field was headed homewards by
mighty Merv Hameister with a score of
81/69, allowing Rob Lawson (83/72) to as-
sume second spot. Callum Michael (87/78)
ousted his uncle Ian (87/78) from the dais
on a count back. Bill Parkin also played, but
having been defeated 4/3 by Rob Lawson,
in their round of the Summer Cup, decided
that enough was enough and left young
Rob to galumph happily through the last
three holes solo.
All eight B graders went the full journey,
led admirably by Derek Friedrichs who could
not be beaten with his very tasty 86/67.Austin
Henstridge sidled into second spot with 89/70
just clear of Dave Barnett’s 87/71. Left to
curse the sheer gall of the golfing gods were
Louise Michael (92/72), W. Berry (88/73),
R. Veitch (91/73), S. Michael (89/74) and
a rather weary, watery W. Nagle (94/78).
Seven C grade souls set out, but only
six returned, with the proletariat’s preferred
publican Peter Friedrichs having to dash off
early owing to certain work commitments.
All this did not prevent Ian Jenkin (100/74)
from claiming top dog status, although Les.
Pearson (101/76) kept him honest, leaving
Malcolm Liptrot (101/77) to keep them both
on their toes. Noah Barnett (111/78) had a big
day out, as did Chris Hahesy (103/79) and M.
Hahesy (109/83), perhaps somewhat less so.
Eight Birdies were struck, but only two
counted and they matched the day’s two
Nearest The Pins, to whit: R. Lawson on
the eighth and W. Berry the 10th - end of.
Golfer of the Summer points were awarded
to Derek Freidrichs (6), Merv. Hameister (5),
Austin Henstridge (4), Dave Barnett (3), Rob
Lawson (2) and all the remaining little melted
grease-spots, one each.
This weekend we’re back to more civilised
weather perhaps and to celebrate, will hold
a surprise Stableford round, with all starts
balanced and aligned by Martyn Bell, while
that studious son of Socrates, Ian Michael,
will dispense didactic data directly to all
disciples who come seeking both enlighten-
ment and certain refreshments. By way of
a gentle reminder, we can confirm that with
regard to “approved starting times”, should
the weather forecast on a Friday evening
for Saturday be for 34 degrees or more, we
may hit off from between 8 + 10am. Under
more clement conditions, the usual noon or
thereabouts requirement remains - if in doubt,
give Ian Michael a call on 0409 692 891.
BALAKLAVA MID WEEK
A finely filled-out field of 21 players set
off last Wednesday with high hopes, but only
one hoped high enough to head the mob
back in, that person being new member Wym
Delvendiep who, as it turned out, hit a very
welcome 42 points. I say this, because no
less than six others returned with 41, so a
clear winner was always going to be a good
thing. That troop of 41-ers was headed by
mighty Merv Hameister, backed in by serial
winning pest Rick Campbell, leaving the
urbane Malcolm Jones to claim fourth spot
and a golf ball, of course.
We were then left to record the following
successes, or otherwise; W. Berry 41, M.
Hahesy 41, J. Curnow 41, A. Henstridge 40,
G. Sonntag 39, our very welcome, newest
member Willem Delvendiep 39, P. Button 38,
W. Goudie 38, B. Thompson 35, S. Davey 34,
D. Trickett 33, Chris Hahesy 32, J. Michael
32, J. Clark 32, I. Bastian 31, Moya Hayes
30 and Joan Anderson 22.
Birdies were struck, six in all, by five
players, but the only one to count was Rick
Campbell’s at the eighth. Nearest The Pins
were held by Greg Sonntag at the third and
Bill Goudie on the eighth. We also, courtesy
of Dennis Goudie, held our monthly Putting
Comp., which was won by the indomitable
Merv Hameister’s 26 flat strokes, with Mal-
colm Jones a worthy second placer with just
27. The average field for January turned out
to be just a tad over 15 players, a very good
sign for the future.
FOLLOWING on from
its success last year, the Mid
North Tennis Association
(MNTA) is again compet-
ing in an inter-association
tournament at Jamestown
on Sunday, February 23.
A squad has been se-
lected to try out, with
trainings to be held at
Blyth on February 12, and
Auburn on February 19,
After the final training,
women will be chosen
to play against associa-
tion teams from Northern
Areas, Broughton and
Last season was the first
time in more than 15 years
the MNTA sent a team to
an association event, and
returned home triumphant
The event starts at 10am
with a format consisting of
mens and women’s dou-
bles, first to nine games,
with a tiebreaker at eight
Players selected to try
out for the squad are:
Auburn – Aaron Brad-
ley, Grant Roberts, Aman-
da Shepherd, Jana Dixon;
Blyth – Tracey An-
Balaklava – Rick La-
Clare Aces – Matt Dare,
Kevin Riggs, Sue Dobbs;
Clare Masters – Andrew
Noack, Reuben Zweck;
Clare Young Guns –
Rohan Higgins, Tristan
Greenhill, Simon Jamie-
son, Jenna Corfield, Shar-
Hilltown – Tom
Hawker, Michael Nugent,
George Pretlove, Libby
Jacka, Heather Pretlove,
Sarah Johnson, Katherine
Long Plains – James
Rundle, Mark Pym;
Mintaro – Jock Gosse,
Renee Dixon, Sophie
Riverton – Hannah
Watervale – John Walk-
er,Aaron Ackland, Spencer
Budarick, Malcolm Parish,
Caroline Sandow, Jenny
Parish, Katie Knappstein.
Where required, a bus
will pick players up from
Balaklava, Auburn, Wa-
tervale and Clare, with
supporters welcome to
travel with the team.
WAYNE Nagle finishes off his round at Balaklava
Golf Club, just before lunch time on Saturday.
ALICE Parsons fires up for a backhand during
her division one night tennis match last Thursday.
JASON McBride plays a volley at the net in his division one
match last Thursday night.
JOSH Lagrutta plays a forehand shot in his division two match.
GEOFF Gardner tries a little distraction
tactic in his division one night tennis match.
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