Electricians’ Day on Saturday, sponsored by Col Saunders, Peter Collison and Fred Andrews, attracted a good field for the two-person ambrose event which was won by Darren Carter and Michael Downs with a score of 63.25.
Carter, playing off an 11 handicap, dominated the driving and between them they came in one-under par to beat runners-up Matt Miller and Jack Risstrom by one stroke.
In the ball run-down, Scott Carter and Ty Guiney had 64.5, Garry Reese and Darryl Phillingham 65.25, Maurice Crespan and Peter Baird 65.75, Terry White and Graham Meneilly 65.75, Terry O’Brien and Graham McIntosh 65.75, and Geoff Coolahan and Jeff Huddle 66.5.
Ty Guiney won nearest-the-pin on the third hole, Darryl Phillingham won on the sixth and Matt Miller won on the ninth and 14th.
Julie Gregg and Sheryl Curran won the women’s competition with 68.75, Rebecca Jeffers and Debra Reilly were runners-up with 71, while consolation balls went to Elaine Dunk-Robyn Downs 71.25 and Janine Morgan-Karen Ballantyne 71.75.
Sue Turnbull won nearest-the-pin on the third hole, Karen Ballantyne won on the sixth, Lyn Fanning won on the 14th and Heather Long won nearest-the-pin and the jackpot on the ninth hole.
Bob Wildes and Peter Heathman defeated Clive Merrigan and Ross Kelly in their semi-final on Tuesday.
They will now play the winners of the Shane Ohlsen-Darren Carter vs John Dellar-Brendan Ryan semi-final for the title.
Although it was bitterly cold with occasional drizzle on Tuesday, a dedicated few took to the fairways with a visitor from Mooroopna, Bill Hogan, winning the day with 34 stableford points on a countback from Jeff Baker.
Allan McGrath had 33 and Frank Hill won a ball on a countback for his 31.
Bill Hogan completed his successful day by also winning nearest-the-pin.
Thursday’s stroke round was won by Trevor Allen with 88-18-70 on a countback from Garry Reese and Allan McGrath.
Allen had triple bogeys on the first and third holes but still turned on 45 after nine holes.
He then flew home with pars on 13, 17 and 18 for a 43 and a close win.
Terry White and Jeff Baker each won a ball for their 71s and Ray Flett won nearest-the-pin.
Thursday’s competition was played on the front nine with Mandy McGrath winning the event with 34 on a countback from Garry Reese.
Sheryl Curran 35, Jeff Huddle 36 and John Mapson each took home a ball while Reese also won nearest-the-pin.
The current sprinkler system at Hill Top operating on the original course was installed 30 years ago and opened in October 1987.
Watering the course changed from above-ground sprinklers to an automatic pop-up system funded by debentures purchased by members.
With the course alterations by North Links in 2001, the watering system was further upgraded to the efficient service that we have today.
The two-person ambrose on Saturday is a medley event when you can enter as two men, two women or a mixed pair.
The day will be sponsored by the Villani family and it is bound to have a strong Italian flavour.
Golfers are asked to put their entries on the list in the golf shop to help with catering, which is sure to be generous.
Greens are being cored and top dressed this week with working bees on Monday and Wednesday beginning at 9.30am.
Reminder: many hands make light work.