Cool conditions result in good scores!

Fine, but cool and breezy conditions greeted the Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemens Social Golf Club at St Georges Basin golf course on Sunday 20 March 2016. Ashley Hoogwerf mastered the conditions to record an outstanding 43 points to lead home the field of 18 players.

Charlie Hawkins continued his solid form from recent games to be first runner-up, edging Mark McClellan on a countback, both with 41 points.

Gary de Banke’s ┬ásolid 21 points won him the front 9, fading slightly on the back 9 to just miss out on a major prize. After a very slow start, the back 9 was won by Les Gernyi with a very good 24 points.

Nearest the Pin ball winners were: 2nd Mark McClellan, 10th Moto Parts on the Move voucher: Charlie Hawkins (for the second month in row), 13th Ashley Hoogwerf and nobody could get it on the green on 15th.

The 9th hole longest drive winners were: Murray Smith (A Grade) and Paul Kay (B Grade), who used the trees to his advantage. A massive drive was hit by Michael Pearce whic ended up 30 metres in front of A grade, but was just off the fairway! Judy Wakeford out drove the B Grade men to take out the Ladies longest drive..

Charlie Hawkins won the Stanley Johns Men’s Wear voucher for his drive and pitch on the 3rd, while the ladies drive and pitch prize remains in the kitty for the next game.

Apart from the major prize winners, the following players also broke their handicap: Gary de Banke, Les Gernyi and Michael Pearce.

All players would like to welcome back Neville Harrison and potential new member Edwards Barnes.

The next match is at Kiama Golf Course on Sunday 17th April for 0730 tee off. Please advise your intention to play to Captain Paul Kirk (0424 243 005).


Winner:Ashley Hoogwerf43 Points
First Runner UpCharlie Hawkins41 Points
Second Runner Up:Mark McClellan41 Points
Best of the Rest Front 9:Gary De Banke21 Points
Best of the Rest Back 9:Les Gernyi24 Points
NTP Shortest – 10th:Charlie HawkinsMoto Parts on the Move Voucher
NTP – 2nd:Mark McClellan 
NTP – 13th:Ashley Hoogwerf 
NTP – 15th:Nil 
Ladies Longest Drive- 9th:Judy Wakeford 
Men’s Longest Drive A Grade – 9th:Murray Smith 
Men’s Longest Drive B Grade – 9th:Paul Kay 
Ladies Drive and Pitch – 8th:Nil 
Men’s Drive and Pitch – 3rd:Charlie HawkinsStanley Johns Men’s Wear voucher
Birdie’s Nest – 13th:Ashley Hoogwerf. 
Handicap Breakers:Gary de Banke,

Les Gernyi,

Michael Pearce .