Written by Sally Siepen
Swansea Golf Club News 10th 11th and 12 June 2016
Swansea Golf Club conducted the East Coast Open Championship over the Queen’s Birthday Weekend. The event attracted keen golfers from many parts of the state. Despite the extremely cold conditions, competitors did not have to contend with rain.
The men’s stroke event was held on Saturday in which there were three divisions. All divisions required a play off to decide the winners. The A Division was won by Mark Freeman from the Claremont Club defeating Paul Read from the Tasmania Club with gross 67. A Division nett winner was Tim Bond with a score of 64. In the play off for B Division Michael Hollingsworth, 81 defeated Geoff Williams. Geoff also won the nett competition with a score of 64. The C Division was a local affair with Malcolm Sinclair winning the play off from John Quinn.
Overall best nett score for the men’s stroke and winner of the Wineglass Bay Cruise is Ray Dart.
The Women’s Foursomes championship was won by Karen Calvert and Nicole Hollingsworth from the Tea Tree Club. Swansea’s Jane Richardson and Gill Foster were the runners up. Louise McKenna and Pat Hardcastle took out thenett winners’ prize.
On Sunday the women’s stroke event sponsored by Wrest Pointwas won by Karen Calvert 71 with Nicole Hollingsworth runner up 75. Sally Siepen won the nett prize 63 on a count back from Val Kemp.
The men’s Foursomes Champions are Paul Read and Mark Freeman with a gross 63 with Derrick McPherson and Eddie Saville carding a round of 64 to fill second spot. Malcolm Sinclair and Howard Edgintontook out the nett prize carding 53.5.Jim Morris and Ray Dart were runners up on a count back from John Lansky and Peter Calvert.
Eighteen couples turned out on Monday for the mixed Canadian foursome’s event sponsored by the Hollingsworth family. The Hollingsworth Trophy is a nett competition, and the popular winners were Alison Donaldson and Mal Brittain with a nettscore of 54 with Rick and Kathy Dance only one stroke behind in second position. Gross winners were Peter and Karen Calvert with a score of 64.
The Sunday prize presentation was followed by a fabulous dinner catered for by the Bark Mill Tavern team.
The club wishes to sincerely thank our very generous sponsors:
Duncan and Irene Sinclair- Wineglass Bay Cruises
Tim and Laurinda Bond Bark- Mill Tavern and Bakery
Stewart Moore and family- Swansea Motor Inn
Wrest Point Casino
Michael Jordan- Drummond Golf Cambridge Park
Glamorgan Spring Bay Council
Spring Vale Vineyards
Written by Sally Siepen
June 2016 Swansea East Coast Open Tee times
Men’s Stroke Sat. 11th June 8.30.B.Anderson K. Wadley M. Lethborg
8.40 R.Wright M.Skelly Mark Hall
8.50 R. Dance P.Rolle G.Read
9.00 R. Dart S.Kenny D. Down
9.10 Max. Hall R.Brougham M. Willett
9.20 M.Woods J. Quinn G.Woods
9.30 D.Bliss G.Rowbottom R. Johnson
11.10 G.Williams N.Williams V.Walton
11.20 M.Freeman D.McPherson E.Saville
11.30 A.Wiggans N. Gatehouse M.Sinclair
11.40 T.Bond R.Flynn S.Wright S.Longey
11.50 M.Hollingsworth J.Lansky P.Calvert S.Linton
Ladies Canadian Foursomes Sat. 11th June 12.10 J.Bliss K..Rowbottom P.Hardcastle L.McKenna
12.20 S.Siepen K.Dance G.Foster J.Richardson
12.30 K. Calvert N.Hollingsworth R.Linton J.Hartill
Ladies Stroke Sun. 12 June 9.00 J.Bliss K.Dance J. Brain
9.10 G.Foster J. Richardson K. Rowbottom
9.20 K. Calvert N.Hollingsworth R.Linton
Men’s Canadian Foursomes Sun 12 June 11.00 G.Woods J.Quinn G.Read P.Rolle
11.10 D.Bliss G.Rowbottom M. Lethborg C.Weeding
11.20 N.Williams G.Williams R.DanceB.Anderson
11.30 R.Wright Mark Hall D. McPherson E. Saville
11.40 T.Bond S. Wright A. Wiggans S.Moore
11.50 M.Sinclair H.Edington V.Walton R.Johnson
12.00 M.Skelly R.Brougham J.MorrisR.Dart
12.10 P.Calvert J.Lanksky M. Hollingsworth S.. Linton