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10-JAN-2020: THE RIDGE GC-STABLEFORD

OUTRIGHT WINNER: GEORGE OSTERMAN [24] 42 PTS

The 2020 season got off to a flying start with 36 players showing up for the first game of the year at The Ridge GC.

The weather was a cool 23 degrees for a change and there was a fresh breeze blowing and the threat of possible showers. The course was very dry which made it play much shorter and was also blanketed by smoke from the bushfires which made visibility a harder.

With all of the new year handshakes over and done with, the captain announced the groups and play was underway for another year.

The outright winner today on a countback was a young gentleman by the name of George Osterman who shot an amazing score of 42 points. Playing off a handicap of 24, 82 years young George was playing so hot that he could have started another bushfire. Turning on 23 points, he started boasting about how easy the game of golf is. Well done young man!

A GRADE WINNER: SANTO SAMMARCO [15] 42 PTS C/B

Santo Sammarco is only relatively new to our club but it seems he intends to make a huge mark on it. Today Santo shot 42 pts to win A Grade on countback and it looks like we will be seeing him on the podium a lot more in the future.

B GRADE WINNER: MATT CAMPBELL [20] 38 

Congratulations to Matt Campbell for winning B Grade with a score of 38 points. I don’t have any info on his round but can only imagine that with his power off the tee, Matt would have had very short iron shots to the green on this course which is a drivers paradise.

C GRADE WINNER: BRIAN CRAVEN [22] 40 PTS

It is a wonder that Brian Craven can even hit a golf ball with that cockamamie back to front grip, but I was witness to his round and could no stop marvelling at the contact that he was putting on that golf ball. I think that Brian surprised himself with the standard of his play today in amassing a score of 40 pts. It must have been the the hot threesome of Brian 40, George 42 and john 42 that spurred him on. OH! we did have another player in our group (Allen) but I don’t think that he liked playing with us as he was always a couple of fairways away from us 🙂

GUZZLERS CUP: JOHN VARRICA [12] 42PTS

 It is a little bit difficult writing about one’s self but John Varrica won the guzzlers cup with a round of 42 pts. John has been playing well of late after many lessons with club sponsor Greg Bayley from Sydney Golf Tech. Greg has two of our club members in his stable at the moment and both John and Mark McDonald are beginning to see some amazing results. Another new putter or putting lessons is on the cards for John as he could only convert one of eight make-able  birdie chances.

A BRADMAN: MARK DONOVAN 28 PTS

B BRADMAN: MITCHELL FLOYD 28 PTS

C BRADMAN: GLEN BLADES 31 PTS

 

 

 

 

 

Highlight: Great to see a great showing of 36 players for our first game and to all of the new visitors/members we extend a warm welcome.

Low light: 1.Brian Craven recorded the first air swing of the decade during his round.

2. It was great to see 9 times A Grade Club Champion Mark Donovan back playing golf with Revesby Workers after a long absence due to family commitments,  but it was sad to see  him get the rabbits ears on his first game back. He is too good a golfer to let that set him back and I’m sure that the true Mark will show up soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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