From the Rough

Devonport Country Club has had a busy month with two perpetual trophies being played. The Torquay Cup, a handicap match play event, concluded on the 14th July 2019 with great friends Peter Nielsen and Grady Boxhall going head to head. Normally formidable foursomes partners and current club foursomes champions, it was time to put their friendship on hold. By all accounts some great golf was played, but Nielsen playing off +2 found it to hard to give Boxhall, playing off a handicap of 5, seven shots over the 18 holes. Boxhall came out the eventual winner 4/3.

Grady Boxhall and Peter Nielsen

The second perpetual trophy played for was the M Evans Memorial Cup and Edgells Cup contested between the Lefties and Righties of the club. The Edgells Cup is played for between all the lefties and the best gross score wins the Cup. This year, old club stalwart Steven Triffett took the honours with a gross score of 83. The righties honours went to Brian Owen with a net score of 68. The bragging rights for the lefties verses the righties went to the righties 418 to 429. The winners of the Graded competition were A Grade Gavin Muir 69, B Grade Jonte Lunson counting out Steven Triffett 69, C Grade Brian Owen 68, and ladies Judy Webster 73.

The first round of the Battlescares sponsored day took place at Thirlstane Golf Club on Sunday with fifty-three players braving the very bad weather. Despite the poor weather only three players pulled out of the event. Organiser Mark Astell thought the day was done when a rather heavy storm hit the club twenty minutes before teeing off. But in true spirit all the player decided to brave the weather and play. After round one of the four round event the leader is Zac Williams from Penguin Golf Club shooting a great 42 points, Richard Landherr from Greens Beach and Geoff Johnstone from Longford are tied in second place after shooting 37 points. A further point back on 36 points is Thirlstane member Matt Clarke and Adam Colgrave from Sheffield Golf Club. Astell pointed out that his old friend Gavin Hicks from Thirlstane shot 19 points and will have to get his game together for the next three rounds.

The second round will be played on the 4th August at Deloraine Golf Club starting at 9.30 for a 10.00 shotgun start. There is still time to enter as the big prize is for the best three rounds out of four. Astell also said that he is expecting to make about $7000 for Battlescares.

There is still time to enter the “Four Person Ambrose” event being held at Ulverstone Golf Club on Saturday 27th July. The event is being sponsored by the Ulverstone Golf Club Bar and Grill and there will be lots of prizes on offer. There will be a 10:30am shotgun start, to enter contact 64252322.

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