Monday 9th October and the weather in the early morning looked ominous threatening rain for the PRO AM to be held at the Casino Golf Club. As the day progressed the sun came out shining and it was a perfect day for the 32 PROs who came to mix it with the 50+ local golfers. A Shot Gun start was the aim for the day at 11.00 a.m. and Nicole James the PGA Representative along with our local PRO Ian Halliday organized the field of Amateurs and Pro’s to spread out around the course and get ready for the best challenge of the year on the best course in the Northern Rivers. There were “Preferred Lies through the Green”, and probably not needed after the rain we have had; the course was looking really good and the greens were absolutely perfect, “just like putting on carpet” so Steven Jones says – the PRO that won the day with 7 under par ( pictured with Nicole James the PGA Representative).
There were 2 PRO’s come in Runner Ups with their 6 under par – James Gibbalini (pictured L) and Jacob Boyce (pictured R) with Nicole James. They also enjoyed the course and are looking forward to coming back next year. The PRO’s were off to Ocean Shores the next day to test their skills again.
Local Winners were – Lady Winner Sue Leeson(14) who had a fantastic round of 42 Points from her nearest rival Linda Dean (15)who finished with 34 points.
The Men were Ben Chivers (11) from Ballina with a best score of 39 points from Jim Dean (24) who had 37 Points, 1st Runner Up was Matthew Bradley (10) with 37 from 2nd Runner Up Trevor Wood (11) who finished with 36 points.
Sponsor winners were – Ted Fogarty (22) representing the Vets who also had 39 points on a c/b from 1st Runner Up Jim Moffitt (19) McDonald’s Family Restaurant and John Black (14) McDonald’s Pharmacy who finished with 38 points.
President Michael Greentree together with Local PRO Ian Halliday agreed without Sponsors the PGA PRO AM would not happen; thanks must go to – Coca Cola Amatil, Casino Junior Golfers, SN Plumbing, McDonalds Family Restaurant, McDonalds Pharmacy, Richmond Dairies, ILG, Carlton United Brewery, Country IT, Milgate Motel, Hannigans Solicitor, Casino School of Arts, Casino Travel Shoppe, Casino RSM Club, Rural Irrigation Supplies, Casino Lady Golfers, Casino Veteran Golfers, Viel & Santin Transport, Windscreen Werx.
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.