Close Scoring Ex-Servo’s Social Golf Bob Pender Challenge.

Excellent conditions welcomed the 22 Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemen’s Social Golf Club members at Shoalhaven Heads Golf Course on Sunday 17 July 2016 for the annual Bob Pender Ambrose Challenge.  This enabled 11 two person Ambrose teams to be formed.

Two evenly matched A Graders teamed up to form the gun team for the day  and Luke Bowden and John Van Diejen duly live up to the expectations to recorded the winning score of 58 3/4. This team played very consistent golf, opening with 2 birdies, closing the front 9 with a birdie, before opening and closing the back 9 with birdies. All up scoring seven birdies and 1 bogey – excellent golf.

Their playing partners, Todd Richter and Henry Wakeford finished the day in second position, recording 60 1/2 after a slow start on the front 9. Their round picked up after scoring a fine eagle on the 9th, which set them up to pressure the leaders all the way round the back 9, but they were unable to close the gap.

The best of the rest on the front 9 went to Charlie Hawkins and Paul Kay recording a 29 5/8, while  Mark McClellan and Paul Kirk recorded 31 5/8 on the back 9 to take out those prizes.

Nearest the Pin ball winners were: 6th Moto Parts on the Move voucher –  Barry Wright; the 11th went to Keith Muller while the Birdie’s Nest on this hole remains unclaimed; 2nd hole – John Van Diejen and on the 15th Mark McClellan took home the prize.

The very short  Team Drive and Pitch on the 10th hole went to Luke Bowden and John Van Diejen, who birdied the hole.

The 16th hole longest drive winners were: Linda Trusler (Ladies), Michael Pearce(A Grade) and Henry Wakeford (B Grade).

Barry Wright and Darren Green claimed the Bradman Award – a box of tissues each!

Being an Ambrose scoring event, there were no handicap adjustments to be made.

The next event for the Social Golfers is the Jack Elliot Day to be held at Worrigee Links on Sunday 8th August 2016, please advise your intention to play to Captain Paul Kirk (0424 243 005).

The next social golf match is Calderwood Golf Course on Sunday 21st August for a 0800 tee off.  Please advise your intention to play to Captain Paul Kirk (0424 243 005).


Winners:Luke Bowden/John Van Diejen58 3/4
First Runner UpTodd Richter/Henry Wakeford60 1/2
Best of the Rest Front 9:Charlie Hawkins/Paul Kay29 5/8
Best of the Rest Back 9:Mark McCLellan/Paul Kirk31 5/8
NTP Shortest – 6th:Barry WrightMoto Parts on the Move Voucher
NTP – 2nd:John Van Diejen 
NTP – 11th:Keith Muller 
NTP – 15th:Mark McClellan 
Ladies Longest Drive- 16th:Linda Trusler 
Men’s Longest Drive A Grade – 16th:Michael Pearce 
Men’s Longest Drive B Grade – 16th:Henry Wakeford
Team Drive and Pitch – 10th:Luke Bowden/John Van Diejen 
Birdie’s Nest – 11th:Nil. 
Bradmans AwardBarry Wright/Darren Green
Handicap Breakers:N/A.