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WEEKEND WINNERS: Matt Molloy, Corey Stephens, Heather Darley and Andrew Tiller.
WEEKEND WINNERS: Matt Molloy, Corey Stephens, Heather Darley and Andrew Tiller.

A total of 489 rounds of golf were played over the six days of Golf and Seafood Week the week before last.

The course was in immaculate condition and impressed the many visitors.

Of further interest, a club record 16 competition days were played in a row, from October 5 to October 20, with plenty of golf to attract members and visitors.

Saturday, October 19

The Marina Hotel and Apartments sponsored a stableford competition, with 79 players including visitors from Wilmington Golf Club and TPI and Veterans.

The A grade winner was Dylan Bell, 38, counting out Matt Molloy. Andrew Timmer, 39, won B grade from Andrew Stevens, 38. Corey Stephens had the score of the day, 43, to win C grade from John Hussey on 38.

Run-downs went to Chris Brooks, 38, Colin Clark and Ben Abley, 37, and Tony Dragun, Adam Sullivan and Darryl Scharfe all scored 36.

Ladies' winner was Heather Darley, 33, from Kate Jaensch, 31.

Nearest the pin (NTP) winners were Steve Carmody, Matt Molloy, Rick Kolega, Josh Huasler, Grant Bamber and Ryan Lack. There were four birdies scored on the par three holes, by Andrew Tiller, Matt Molloy, Steve Carmody and Luke Murray.

Friday, October 18

The summer season nine-hole ambrose teams event has started and more players are welcome. Hit off times are from 4pm to 6pm and people can enter a team of four with or individually by contacting the club to join a team.

Thursday, October 17

Perfect weather only attracted 13 women to play a par event, sponsored by Kallinyalla Nursery and Spot On Fishing and Outdoors.

Sue Cotton won with a score of square, from Liz Weatherspoon, 2 down. Run downs went to Kaye Jaensch, -3, and Janet Whittaker, -4.

Wednesday, October 16

Sponsored by members Mark Butt, Greg Cotton and Mick Hegarty, the men's mid-week stableford competition fielded 65, including visitors from Tumby Bay, Pennant Hills, Cummins, The Ridge, Portarlington and TPI and Veterans, so visitors were still out in force.

A grade winner was Trevor Durdin, with 39 and the score of the day, from Ben Sellen, 36. Andrew Allen, 38, won B grade from John Strycharski, 36, and Cliff Taylor, 37, took out C grade from John Hussey, 36.

Run-downs went to Andrew Stephens, 36, Andy Smith, Grant Bamber and Dave Wallace, all 35, and Bevis Francis, 34.

NTP winners were Gavin Roberts, Mick Hegarty, Trevor Fauser (twice), Chas Chambers and Bill Ford. Trevor Durdin, Ben Sellen, Dan Townsend and Darryl Scharfe all birdied the par-three holes.

Tuesday, October 15

Showers on the first evening of the 10-hole stableford twilight competition did not deter the 13 players.

Dave Batterbury, 21, won from Huey Rosalia, 20, and Darryl Scharfe, 18, survived a count-back to come third.

Contact the club to enter; hit-off times 4.30 to 6pm.

Monday, October 14

Mick Hegarty, 35, won the monthly seniors' event from Allan Reynolds, 33. Liz Weatherspoon, 33, was the ladies' winner.

Front nine winner was Helen George, 15. Bevis Francis, 19, won the back nine.

Sunday, October 13

Only five players went out after a long week of golf for the Sunday stableford competition. The winner was John Phillips, 37, from Mike Freeman on 36.