On the first Saturday of January for 2019 at the Kempsey Golf Club the first of the month long sponsored days by Celebrations was held as part of the 18 hole Single Stroke event for the Monthly Medals in each grade. As it was still part of Christmas and New Year holidays there was plenty of visitors in the large field of 83 players to hit off on the day. They were from Cessnock, Sawtell, Newcastle, Gosford, Camden, Long Reef, Murrurundi and Lismore. Again a very big thank you goes out to the team from Celebrations for their continued support of golf at the club and all players thank you for your support.
Taking the first Monthly Medals for the new year in each grade were Brett Morrison in the ‘A’ grade with a net 65 while the ‘B’ grade winner was John Daley also with a net 65 and the winner in the ‘C’ grade was Richard (shooter McGavin) Campbell with a net 68. All three winners will now be part of the gold medal playoff in November.
After being one of the first players to finish his round Brody Clarke was the runner up in the ‘A’ grade with a net 66. Azza Smith continues to improve his game and with a net score of 68 was the runner up in ‘B’, while John Wright got the runner up prize in the ‘C’ grade with his net 70.
The monthly winner of the junior prize was Carlin Dunbar-Rudd.
At the third hole the winner of the first of month best ntp over the field was Mike Brady who picks up the cartoon from Celebrations. Other winners at the third hole were Dane Callaghan ‘B’, Richard Campbell ‘C’, Cosette Black ‘L’. At the eighth hole the winners were Graham Jones (Newcastle) ‘A’, Azza Smith ‘B’, Carlin Dunbar-Rudd ‘C’. Peter Hatton won the ‘A’ ntp at the 11th hole along with Max Gleeson ‘B’, Dan Baker ‘C’. At the tough 16th hole the winners were Rick Nicholson ‘A’, John Daley ‘B’, Richard Campbell ‘C’, Ariane Brose ‘L’. The weekly ball competition saw players with a net 74 on a count back received a ball and they can be collected from the pro shop at the club anytime along with any unclaimed vouchers from the event.
Tomorrow at the club the members and visitors will hit off from 7am in the Celebrations 18 hole Single Stableford event. All intending players can book in now at the club or go online to book in for your round and the scoreboard roster tomorrow will see the week two team of Gary Brown and Steve Bates on duty.
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