The course proved to be wet on Saturday 18th March after the heavens opened through Friday night.
There was lots of discussion with Green Staff, the Pro and others; and finally it was decided the course was NOT unplayable so the 72 Hole Men’s Ongmac Championships FINAL round would be played. It was damp throughout the whole course; and there was some water in a couple of bunkers due to drainage problems. There will be concentrated efforts to fix these problems during the 2018 year.
The weekly scores of the last day though showed no sign of any problems.
The 2017 Champion is Riley Taylor(+3) over the 4 rounds he had a 65, 70, 66 and a final round of 72 to finish with a Scratch Score of 273.
This was a year where there were no play offs, but the scores are close.
A Grade Winner John Riggall ( 6) finished with a four round score of 306 Scr from R/Up Adam Shields (5) on 307 on a c/b from Brad McLennan (3).
A Reserve Winner turned out to be one of our younger members Zac Innes (11) who had four rounds of 78, 86, 81, 79 to finish with 324 Scr from R/Up Malcolm Olive (11) on 336.
B Grade Winner was John Wilkinson (16) with his four rounds of 87, 94, 91, 86 to finish on 358 Scr from R/Up Phillip Sheehan (15) who had 359.
C Grade Winner Stephen Nelson (18) came in with 358 Scr from R/Up Peter Heilbron (20) on 361.
The Vets Champion Guy Scarlet (7) finished with 317 Scratch.
New to the Winners Circle was Junior Champion Padric O’Brien (30) with 434 Scratch.
We wish Padric all the best over the many years he has to come as a golfer.
Wednesday 14th February and the weather reports were sending out signs of a 41° day, so most of the ladies were out early to hit off, and get in before the heat reached its peak. There were 28 ladies who made it to the South Casino Butchery sponsored day, making 2 Divisions for the Sponsorship Trophies. The Overall Winner of the day was Kay Wood (28) finishing with a Nett 70 to also take out the Monthly Medal and the Vets Comp.
Saturday 10th February there were 91 players come to play in the Casino Golf Club DIY Home Hardware 2BBB Stableford with Single in Conjunction. Mark and Judy came out to present the trophies to the winners. Mick and Josh Innes were sitting pretty with 48 points in the 2BBB Stableford until the last group made up of Shane Hogan and Andy Shaw put them in the runner up position with 49 Points. Shane gave his apologies not being able to stay for presentation.
Wednesday 7th February what a great day for golf with an early start to the day and the fresh morning air continued on throughout the day. Thank you to the ladies who called our Captain to express their apologies for not being able to come due to either illness or injury they have sustained over the break. There was a field of 28 and the scores are really quite good considering not many played through the summer months of December/January. The greens have been scarified and on their way back (looking really good and magic to putt on) and the fairways are looking great after the frequent showers we have been getting.
What a day it was on the 11th of November, remembering our fallen at 11 a.m. The Casino Social Golf Club & Darren Rae were the sponsors of the Mexican 4BBB Stableford Event and the majority of the 104 players soldiered on through the wind and the rain that came down in buckets on a couple of occasions. It was a huge day for the Golfers with Malcolm Olive (13) and Darren Rae(29) finishing with 51 points from the 1st Runner Ups Zac Innes (10) & Darren Grimston (27) who had 49 points from 2nd Runners Up Terry Oaten (19) & Nathan Chadderton (18) on 48.
It was definitely a cooler day to play golf on Wednesday 8th with the temperature getting to around 24 degrees, and the overcast weather turned a few players away. There was a field of 32 players for the O/A Clydesdale Trophy and the Division Trophies were provided by Casino Centre Bakery. The Overall Winner was Dianne Black (34) who finished with 35 points; the “Preferred Lies” being taken off obviously didn’t put Dianne off
Casino Golf Club Foscars & Casino Tyre Professionals 4 Person Team Drop the Worst Score Stableford event took place today and there were 92 in the field. Bill Stanford, Peter Kennedy, Jim Moffitt & Fred Imeson took out the day with 120 Nett from Malcom Olive, Greg Snow, Keith Norris & Daniel Smith who finished with 118 Nett. Balls went to 115, and the Turkeys Nest has 16 balls in which was not won.
Wednesday 25th October and all donations have been made to the respective local charities as the Outgoing Committee finalises their year of a job well done as well as a great golfing year. Rebecca from “Our Kids” came to the club after the golf game to accept the donation made to “Our Kids” based in Lismore near the Base Hospital; to talk with the Ladies to let them know about the job they do and what the money will be spent on. They do a wonderful job for the kids and families who need the support and somewhere to stay during treatment.