Mens Golf Committee 2019

President             Greg Pank  0418201781  E:

Vice President     Ray Wolfenden  0408669820  E:

Captain                 Brian Dwyer 0432620178   E:

Vice Captain        Greg Bainbrigge  0403852675

Secretary             Lloyd Pigram  0434309409

Treasurer            Rob Lidsey      0402488224

Publicity             Bob Walsh      0422219772

Tony Edmunds      44233001

Steve Kohler         0428212805

Brad Henderson   0403861828




Club Championship Final Round

By Mens Golf on Sunday, August 18th, 2019 in Mens Golf. No Comments.

With the weather causing havoc last week cancelling the second round of our championship, this years championships were only played over 2 rounds which resulted in close finishes in both scratch and net results.

A Grade

Leading  scratch after the first round , Brett Bishop , with a round of  73 to finish on 145 won by 5 shots from Troy Monie 151.

Robert Kelly after leading the net after the first round with 68 was over taken by Lloyd Pigram with rounds of 70 and 71 to edge out Robert on a count back.

B Grade

The top 4 players in B Grade must have been left wondering what happened as they all managed to choke with none of them featuring in the top 2 in both stroke or net.

Drago Stith came from 4 shots back to win the scratch with rounds of 88 and 82, 170 to win from Phil Nicolaides, who was  placed 12th after round 1, with 172.

Net winner to Les Cuka  on a count back from Matthew Parker both with 145.

C Grade

Saw the closest finish in all grades which saw Garry Dwyer with final round 95 to go with his 90 in the first round, 185, hang by 1 shot from 3 other players. Chris Witt with a final round 91 claimed 2nd on a count back.

Net winner saw Bob Biesheuvel with a final round of 66, total 142, the best score of  the day, come from 5 shots back to edge out the first round leader Chris Hoffman on a count back.

Congratulations to all winners and runners up.

Hopefully next year the weather will be kinder to us.

Good Golfing

17th August Crofty’s Auto & Tyres stroke

By Mens Golf on Sunday, August 18th, 2019 in Mens Golf. No Comments.

Saturday saw over 100 players contest the final round of the Club Championships in conditions a lot calmer than last week.

Daily winners:

A Grade

Stroke Brett Bishop 73


Kel Turner 67, Brian Herring 68, George Kulcsar 69

B Grade

Stroke Drago Stith 82


Drago Stith 69, Phil Nicolaides 70, Steve Crampton 70

C Grade

Stroke Tony Edmunds 86


Bob Biesheuvel 66, Tony Edmunds 67, Chris Witt 69

Nearest the Pins

6th and golden shot Craig Lee

8th Greg Goswell

14th Steve Mauger

Drive and Pitch

A grade 10th Tony Day

B grade 4th Mick Martin

C grade 15th Terry Wynn

Next week event is the Booth and Partners Single Stableford.

Good Golfing.


10th August- Single Stableford

By Mens Golf on Monday, August 12th, 2019 in Mens Golf. No Comments.

The windy conditions over the weekend saw the cancellation of the 2nd round of the club championship.

The champioships will now be played over 2 rounds with the final this weekend.

The top 4 scratch scores in each grade after the 1st round will be grouped together at the end if the field to add a bit more pressure.

A Grade

Brett Bishop , 72, Robert Kelly 73, Greg Bainbrigge 75 & Rod Carpenter,  76.

B Grade

Chris Pender, 84′ Chris Hinsley, 85, Mark Wynn, 86 & Brian Stapylton,86.

Not far off the pace Mick Martin,86 , Mark Speechley and Steve Cornford both 87 still in with a show and no pressure.

C Grade

Chris Hoffman, Bruce Eddy & Garry Dwyer all 90 and Jim Alder 91.

Also incontention Michael Temby 93 with Bob Walsh and Russell Potter both 94 still in with a chance.

The net scores will have a close finish with up to 12 players all within 5 shots in all 3 grades. Count backs may be needed to sort them out.

Despite the championship round being cancelled 55 fool hardy players took on the wind. The early players having the best of conditions.

A Grade Col Cattell 35, Troy Monie on a count back from Sean Egan 34

B Grade Chris Pender 35, Brian Stapylton 33, Mark Gatt 31

C Grade Chris Witt 30, John Bruton 29 Lindsay Beal 26

Good Luck to all still in running for club championships.

Good Golfing

3 August Wray Owen Monthly Medal and 1st Round Club Champioships

By Mens Golf on Sunday, August 4th, 2019 in Mens Golf. No Comments.

107 players teed up for the start of the Club Championships and Wray Owen sponsored Monthly Medal. The wind threatened to cause havoc early before settling down although the  course was the winner on the day with only 6 players bettering their handicap and 5 playing to their handicap

Leaders after the 1st round

A Grade


Brett Bishop 72, Robert Kelly 73, Greg Bainbrigge 75


Robert Kelly 68, Ben Lahene, Col Burgess & Lloyd Pigram 70

B Grade


Chris Pender 84, Chris Hinsley 85 Mark Wynn 85


Chris Hinsley 69, Steve Essery 70, Brian Stapylton, Mick Martin,Chris Pender,Matthew Parker 71

C Grade


Chris Hoffman , Bruce Eddy,  Garry Dwyer 90, Jim Alder 91


Chris Hoffman, Russell Potter, Garry Dwyer 68, Andrew Strachen 69.

A reminder that if you are in the top 4 scratch scores for each grade after 2 rounds, you will be playing seeded groups at the end of the field for the 3rd (final )round.

Good golfing

Saturday 20/07/2019 Single Stableford

By Mens Golf on Friday, July 26th, 2019 in Mens Golf. No Comments.

87 starters headed out with out wind for the first time in weeks and as a result good scores were the order of the day.Best was Richard Kincade with 43 pts closely followed by Colin Searson and good to see a return to form from Chris Oliver maybe the “Parra” revival has rubbed off.

Please if you put your name down to play make sure you turn up or let the pro shop know if you cant make it.It is no excuse saying that someone else put your name down as one player advised during the week.We all have our own passwords so it is your responsibility.

A Grade Colin Searson 42 pts R/U Adrian Smith 41 pts 3rd Stan Backham 39pts

B Grade Chris Oliver 42 pts R/U Drago Stih 41 pts 3rd John Black 38 Pts

C Grade Richard Kinkade 43 pts R/U Phillip Smith 41 pts 3rd Jye 39 pts

Ball run down to 37

In some very sad news one of our members Scott Weissel only 39 years of age passed away last week end.To his family our sincere condolences to lose a Father,Husband and Son at such a young age is unthinkable.

Don’t forget the Club Championships starting on the 3rd August.

The Stranger

D and Y Grand Final Result 2019

By Mens Golf on Sunday, July 21st, 2019 in Mens Golf. No Comments.

The Dragons seemed well on top with Captain “Banga” Bainbrigge leading the way with a well earned 39 pts however weakened by the loss of several key players subs Brian Dwyer and Alan Chapman were not up to the task and were  pelted with rubbish as they left the field.It was late in the match when “will of the Wisp” half back Drago Stih took control sending the oldest man in the League over under the posts to steal victory for the Rabbits, Tommy McMaster brushing aside his opposite number Brian Dwyer on his way.

Most players from all sides enjoyed the Post Game celebrations of free drinks and Seafood Smorgasbord however the Dogs players with few exceptions were still smarting from last weeks Semi-Loss and preferred their own Company much to the delight of every one including the Tigers Captain who once again showed his great sporting nature shaking hand after hand,truely a true inspiration to all concerned.

Bullshit aside thanks to Banga and Patto for running it this year and also to Steve Kohler our Sponsor from D and Y Smash repairs who missed the Semi and Grand Final due to a Rotator Cuff problem that will side line him for some time.

The Stranger

Hotondo Homes Sigle Stableford 13/07/2019

By Mens Golf on Monday, July 15th, 2019 in Mens Golf. No Comments.

Weather prevailed this week with gale force winds reminding players what a tough track it is in these conditions with only one player playing to his handicap!!!Worrigee Links journeyman Nicolas Scruse shot one over off the stick in these conditions and should now be proud to wear the nickname “Mr Windy”.Great round Nicolas and you are now playing off 3 next outing.

The closest players to “Mr Windy” were Guy Kinkade and Ben Plilpott 5 shots away.Guy is back playing good Golf again after nearly an 18 month lay off due to an accident.The wind must have been strong it blew Les Cuka home after a couple of holes thus blowing the chances of the Tigers playing in the grand final of the League Comp.

Four Ladies braved the conditions however they needed five to have a prize need to find another” Bird” that can fly against the win.

A Grade Winner Nicolas Scruse 39 pts [4] Runner Up Ben Philpott 34pts[9]

B Grade Winner  Guy Kinkade 34 pts[15] Runner Up Steve Essery 31 pts[17]

C Grade Winner Jye Giddings 32 pts [19] Runner Up Shane Wright 30 pts [19]

Out Of Action:Steve Kohler [Rotator-Cuff] some time

Back in Business:Lioyd Pigram[Knee] Rob Lidsey[Knee]

Tip for the Week:If your buying a second hand Golf Cart make sure you check the Batteries carefully!!!

The Stranger

D and Y Superfinish Rugby League

By Mens Golf on Sunday, July 14th, 2019 in Mens Golf. No Comments.

Big front rower Evan Norris crashed over under the Posts to give the Rabbits a 6 points victory over the unpopular Dogs in try ing conditions.The win was much enjoyed by the crowd who vented there displeasure at the Dogs by pelting rubbish as they left the ground.Once again their Capt was seen demonstrating with the referees and officials after the game and surely this type of behaviour can no longer be tolerated by the Officials.A long suspension is on the cards.Better still time in the slammer!!

The other Semi saw the Dragons up in an easy win over a depleted Tigers Team.The Tigers Capt had to withdraw prior to the game with a servere concussion from last weeks game against the Dogs,but in his true Sportman’s Like manner was to congratulate Banga on a good season and hand Les Cuka a free transfer for next year.

Prediction for next week Rabbits with Col Brigstock man of the match

The Stranger

D and Y Superfinish Rugby League Semi-Finalists

By Mens Golf on Sunday, July 7th, 2019 in Mens Golf. No Comments.

Dragons finished on top of table with a comfortable win over the Roosters by 23 points and Captain Greg [Banga]Bainbrigge has won the Steve Kohler man of the Series narrowly from the inspirational Tigers Captain.Well done Banga!!

The Tigers,Roosters and Rabbits were all on equal points going into the last Round and needed a victory to secure a place in the finals.The mighty Tigers went down in a spiteful encounter against the Dogs despite a man of the Match performance by Brett Bishop however the spoiling tactics by this unsavoury lot was too much for the Tigers to overcome.

The Rabbits played their way into 3rd position easy winners over last years Premiers Manly who welcomed the return of Lloyd Pigram from a serious knee injury caused by a deliberate kick from a Doggies player early in the season.

The Panthers and Eels played off for the spoon a disappointing season for both surely Captain Coach John Van Diejen and the under performing Vice Capt Tony Edmunds will be unloaded for next year.Strong rumour that versatile sidestepping Gary Dwyer will be in charge next year could be an opportunity to sign his brother Brian from the Dragons who is definetly on the nose at the Dragons the Stranger has it on good authority that he wont be stepping out in the Red and White next year.

Another bad year for the Eels a complete over hall needs to take place very strong rumour they intend to make a massive offer to one of the Tigers, new Golf Cart batteries were mentioned as an incentive.

The Mill has it that players looking to be off loaded next year Brian Stapylton and Richie Lydon the Dogs,Les Cuka Tigers,Brian Dwyer Dragons,Ken Bailey Manly,John Van Diejen and Tony Edmunds Panthers,Ray Wolfenden Rabbits,Dennis Rutherford Roosters and the entire Eels side.

Next Weeks Semi Finals  Dragons  V’s  Tigers             Dogs V;s Rabbits

Good luck to all sides what price a Tigers ,Rabbits Grand Final!!!

The Stranger



D and Y Smash repairs Rugby League

By Mens Golf on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 in Mens Golf. No Comments.

Last week’s costly defeat of the Tigers by the Eels could see them miss out on the semi finals.Bit of rain and half the pussies didn’t play.Tigers need to beat equal leaders in next week’s last round to make it.Although it is only the Doggie’s whose Captain seems to be tripping over his feet lately.

Dragons look like they are on the slippery slide another loss to the Dogs whilst the Rabbits are quietly going about their business and play the celler dwellers Manly.[come back Kirk]Roosters will need to beat the Dragons to have a chance to qualify although Capt Col Burgiss is having salary Cap problems apparently his cart has busted the Cap.With only a game remaining Dragons and Dogs are in with Tigers,Roosters and Rabbits to battle for the other two spots.

The Stranger