A brief summary
Ingham Veteran Golfers welcomed and played host to golfers from Veteran Golf Clubs of North Queensland and visitors from Victoria, NSW and from clubs in southern Queensland. The occasion was the 15th Annual Ingham Veterans Golf Open which was held from 24 to 26 July. In all a total of 91 players representing 34 clubs were welcomed to Ingham by Ingham Veterans Golf President Lesley Beltrame.
In contrast to last year’s wet weather play was conducted in almost perfect weather over the 3 days. Thanks to the efforts of the Ingham Golf Club Greens Director and his volunteer work force the course was in great playing condition.
On Monday 24th July 32 mixed pairs teed-off in the 4BBB Stableford event and such were the conditions that more than 80% of the teams returned scores of 40 points or more.
Monday 24/07/17: 4 Ball Best Ball Stableford
Winners: Jerry & Chris Pembroke (Black Springs) 50 points
Runners-Up: Max Bignell & Patricia Young (Howlong – NSW) 47 points
Rundown: Grahame & Trish George (Charlestown -NSW) 46 points
Dennis & Gloria Davis (Nowra – NSW) 46 points
Christoph & Christine Pautsch (Wakehurst -NSW) 45 points
Alan Dwyer (Gordonvale) & Eva Milgate (Ingham) 45 points
Bill & Paula Livermore (Tallwoods – NSW) 44 points
Richard Gammie (Mystic Sands) & Jeannette Bale (St Georges Basin Country Club – NSW) 44 points.
Wednesday’s Game was another Individual Stableford played over 18 holes in conjunction with the 2nd Round of the Stroke Championship.
Winner: Lance Butler (Ingham) 41 points
Runner-Up: Dennis Kent (Ingham) 39 points CB
Rundown: Grahame George (Charlestown) 39 points
Max Bignell (Howlong) 38 points
Roger Morten (Cardwell) 38 points
Richard Howard (Lavarack) 37 points
Michael Poggioli (Ingham) 37 points
Alan Dwyer (Gordonvale) 37 points
Geoff Gianotti (Ingham) 36 points
David Smith (Headland) 36 points.
Winner: Catherine Pautsch (Wakehurst) 38 points
Runner-Up: Caryl Lavell (El Arish) 37 points
Rundown: Chris Pembroke (Black Springs) 35 points
Margaret Smith (Headland) 34 points
Patricia Young (Howlong) 34 points
Joslyn Whitaker (St George) 33 points
Eva Milgate (Ingham) 33 points
Trish George (Charlestown) 33 points.
The Championship winners were decided on the stroke scores over the 36 holes and resulted as follows:
A Division Gross Sam Scuderi (Ingham) 151
A Division Nett Lance Butler (Ingham) 137
B Division Gross Max Bignell Howlong-NSW) 180
B Division Nett Alan Dwyer (Gordonvale) 137
C Division Gross Phillip Curro (Ingham) 203
C Division Nett Bill Ross (Ingham) 149
A Division Gross Caryl Lavell (El Arish) 183
A Division Nett Gloria Davis (Nowra-NSW) 152
B Division Gross Paula Livermore (Tallwoods) 194
B Division Nett Chris Pembroke (Black Springs) 151
C Division Gross Eva Milgate (Ingham) 206
C Division Nett Kay Glynn (Bargara) 151