The 2017 Two Wells Golf Season started with a good gathering of 17 men and 2 Ladies on Saturday. Captain Paul Shields welcomed all on behalf of the President and Vice President who were both working. Paul acknowledged the efforts of all the members who were able to attend the 2 weekend working bees and achieved a great deal with cleaning up the course including the spreading of new sand on all the scrapes. There were lots of other tasks identified by the Course manager and the Captain which were completed to ensure the course was ready for the opening day.
Paul advised the members of the recent passing of Graham Applebee who played many seasons at the TWGC. New member Brett Betro was also introduced to all and played with Paul to get the lay of the course. John Ball also passed on his best wishes to the members and wished them the best for the season. John currently injured will make his return in the next few weeks. The first group consisting of Hans Linford, Danny Smith and Andrew Baker were watched by all as they hit off the 1st tee. All receiving words of encouragement with their mixed array of shots.
A Grade was won by Paul Shields 34 Pts with newcomer Brett Betro 2nd with 30 points which for his first knock on Two Wells wasn’t bad. Bret played quite well and managed to find a couple of our hidden gems which we have all landed in and as I stated to him good experience for future rounds. Andrew Baker finished 3rd with 27 Pts
B Grade was a close affair with Ian Gameau holding off Ian Smith on a count back both with 41 points and 3rd going to Steve Kelly on a count back from Rabbit.
Other Results: H. Linford 33, I Clark 31, N. Bowden 30, G Payne 30, J. Weir 30, R. Prior 29, M. Hart 29, J. Spackman 28, C. Barker 22 and D. Smith 13 points.
Kathy Stubing and Leanne Brooks played with Ray Prior and Ian Gameau and gave the boys a chase for a while Kathy finished with 34 Pts and Leanne with 29 Pts. Word on the course is that we can expect the return of Gemma in the next few weeks. Julie has also indicated she would pop down from her new home in Kapunda for a hit with the girls during the season.
The overall comments by the members on Saturday was positive with the new scrape covering as balls were staying on the scrapes and they smoothed quite well. They will improve in the weeks to come. Most importantly they are consistent. With a few members still away the fields will increase in the coming weeks. Members are reminded that TWGC Annual Subs are due 30 APR 17 thank you.