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Weekly Results 19th December 2020

Swansea Golf Club Results 19th December 2020

            This week was a Foursomes event, again played in very pleasant weather.

            Winners Leza Thornton and Stephen Kenny 68.5

            Runners up Richard Ward and Lachlan Ward 64.

            Nearest the Pin 2nd/11th Jack Hardcastle, 8th/17th Richard Ward.

            Super Pin 4th/13th Jackpot, 7th/16th Max Hall.

Wednesday 16th December 2020

Ladies Monthly Medal – Stroke

            18-holers Winner Val Kemp 53 Runner Up Alison Smith54

            9-holers Winner Jenny Whitaker 32 Runner Up Judy Cleaver 38

            Nearest the Pin 5th Kathy Dance 7th Susie Loane

            Gobbblers Alison Smith, Sally Siepen.


Chicken Run (Scores Only)

Wednesday, Richard Ward 29, Russell Dodge 20, Putts Tony Johnstone 12.

Friday, Leon Wright 27, Putts Ricky Wright 14.


The legendary Australian Norman Von Nida’s temperament on the course was Vesuvian. Once in an Australian tournament, players were permitted to take a free drop away from a tree if the tree was no smaller than 2 metres. Von Nida’s ball rolled up against a tree and an official ruled he had to play it. Von Nida challenged the ruling and a tape measure was brought out. The tree proved to be 2 metres and 2.5 centimetres tall. Von Nida played the shot from against the tree. Then, furiously wielding his iron like an axe, he chopped the tree to the ground.

Weekly Results 12th December 2020

Swansea Golf Club Results 12th December 2020

            This week was an Ambrose event generously sponsored by the Swansea IGA Corner Store, played in very pleasant weather.

            Ist Rod Smith, Alison Smith, Jack Hardcastle, Mike Woolveridge

            2nd Tim Bond, Leza Thornton, Rob Curran, Gavin Todd.

            3rd Jason Kerrison, Keith Breheny, Russell Dodge, Paul Nunn.

            Nearest the Pin 2nd/11th Vice Captain’s Team, 6th/15th Councillor’s Team, 9th/18th Darryl Down’s Team.

            Super Pin 4th/13th Jack Hardcastle, 7th/16th Steve Kenny.


Chicken Run (Scores Only)

Wednesday, Paul Morris 26.5, Rob Curran 26.5 Putts John Cotton 12.

Friday, Alvin Douglas 30.5, Keith Breheny 30.5, Putts Keith Breheny 10.

Late News. Jim Miley calling his team ‘Two under Pa’ and other willing participants will participate in a marathon, playing 72 holes in one day, on Monday 14th December. The event is to raise funds for the Cancer Council. If there is anyone who would like to contribute the fund, information is available on the Cancer Council web-site.

On the first tee at Royal Canberra Golf Club, a hacker teed off directly into a tree. The ball struck square in the middle and came screaming back past the caddy back to the tee. The golfer dropped his cub and caught the ball just in time to keep himself from being struck in the head.

Regaining his composure, he turned to his caddie. “What should I do now?” he asked.

“Why not try the same shot again, sir. But this time, keep your hands in your pockets.”

Weekly Results 28th November 2020

Swansea Golf Club Results 28th November 2020

            This week’s event played in cool blustery conditions was a keenly contested Ambrose.

            Winners Jayden Coleman, Angela Barden, Len Evans. 51.8

            Runners Up Paul Nunn, Rod Smith, Gavin Todd. 52

            Nearest the Pin 41st/10th Angela Barden, 2nd/11th Len Evans, 6th/15th Leza Thornton, 9th/18th Peter Lea.

            Super Pin 4th/13th Rick Dance, 7th/16th Jayden Coleman

            Next Week Monthly Medal

25th November 2020

Ladies – Monthly Medal - Stroke

18-Holers Winner Sally Siepen 64 Runner Up Kathy Dance 65 c/b

9-Holers Winner Jenny Whittaker 30, Runner Up Judith Cleaver 41.

Nearest the Pin 4th Jan Darke, 8th Angela Barden, 9-holers Jen Whittaker.

Birdies Leza Thornton 16th.

Ladies Christmas Luncheon 9th December at 12.30pm, cost $25. All non-playing golfers and interested persons are welcome, phone 0438 578 208.

Chicken Run (Scores Only)

Wednesday, John Quinn 29.5, Howard Edginton 30, Putts Ian Johnson 13

Friday, Paul Morris 26, Putts Peter Lea 13.

At St Andrews course, an American named Stravinsky drove magnificently off the 17th tee. His brand-new ball sailed over the famous dogleg and out of sight onto the Old Course hotel roof.

When he got to where he thought his drive had ended, no ball! Just a Scot who looked suspicious.

“Notice a ball here?’ the American inquired pointedly,


“Is that a ball in your hand?”

“Aye. MY ball.”

“My ball had Stravinsky on it.”

“A bonnie coincidence, laddie. That’s just what I’M playing this morning: a Stravinsky’.”

Weekly Results 5th December 2020

Swansea Golf Club Results 5th December 2020

            This week was the Monthly Medal stroke event played in cool conditions. The forecasted rain did not eventuate.

            Monthly Medal Winner Alison Smith 57 c/b

            Div. 1 Winner Jim Miley 60, Runner Up Rod Smith 62.

            Div. 2 Winner Val Kemp 57, Runner Up Ray Dart 58

            Nearest the Pin 6th/15th Kathy Dance, 8th/17th Jim Miley. 9th/18th Jack Hardcastle.

            Super Pin 4th/13th Val Kemp, 7th/16th Ricky Wright

            Next Week Ambrose sponsored by the Swansea Corner Store

2nd December 2020

Ladies – Stableford

18-Holers Winner Kathy Dance 35, Runner Up Alison Smith 33.

9-Holers Winner Sally Fletcher 15, Runner Up Judy Cleaver 11.

Nearest the Pin 4th Sally Siepen, 5th Alison Smith, 8th Leza Thornton.

Birdies Sally Siepen X 2. Gobblers Jo Whelan.

Chicken Run (Scores Only)

Wednesday, Greg West 27.5, Alvin Douglas 31.5 Putts Chris Weeding 13.

Friday, Tim Bond 29.5, Peter Lea 31.5 Putts Ian Johnson 14.

At a well-known Brisbane course, a local minister completed a round with the pro. The cleric’s game was awful, and his opponent was unrelenting. Even in the clubhouse, the pro continued to taunt the minister on his poor performance.

The man of the cloth had finally had enough. “let’s play again next week, but this time we’ll make it a foursome – invite your parents to join us. Who knows, after the game, I may even marry them.”

Weekly Results 21st November 2020

Swansea Golf Club Results 21st November 2020

            This week was the final round of the annual FOBS interclub event played at Swansea. Orford went into the round with an almost unassailable lead which proved too big a hurdle for the chasers. Congratulations to Orford Golf Club.

FOBS Results            Orford            167-165-171-503

                                    Swansea          140-171-182-493

                                    Freycinet         141-171-158-470

            Overall Individual Winner Jim Miley (Swansea) 39.

            Swansea Ladies Winner Kathy Dance 34, Runner Up Val Kemp 33.

            Swansea Men’s Winner Jack Hardcastle 37 c/b Runner Up Jim Morris 37.

            Nearest the Pin Ladies 5th/14th Jan Dark, 6th/15th Lyn Crockatt 7th/16th Kathy Dance.

            Nearest the Pin Men 4th/13th Terry Mickleborough, 2nd/11th Eagle Jordan Woods, 9th/18th Ricky Wright.

            Special thanks to the sponsors on the day to the following vineyards Freycinet, Devil Bend, Milton, Gala and Springvale.

       Trophy Presentation Night Dinner 28th November, $35 per head bookings with

Bruce Digney
18th November 2020

Ladies – Canadian Foursomes

18 Holers Winners Pat Hardcastle/Angela Barden 65.75

Runners Up Jan Darke/Kathy Dance 69,25

9 Holers Winners Di Garcia/Clair Franklin 38 c/b,

Runners Up Pip Cardno/ Jenni/Whittaker 38 c/b

Nearest the Pin 4th Kathy Dance/Jan Darke, 5th Lyn Lyne/Jo Whelan, 9 Holers 8th Alison Donaldson, 7th Allison Donaldson.

Gobblers. Pip Cardno

Chicken Run (Scores Only)

Wednesday, Gavin Todd 28.5, Mike Woolveridge 29.5, Putts Rick Dance 13, Jim Miley 13, Barry Skeggs 13.

Friday, Ian Johnson 33, Kathy Dance 35.5 Putts Steve Kenny 14

A foursome was putting out on the green when a ball came bouncing over the crest of the hill, onto the green, and rolled to a holt 2 metres from the hole.

Unable to resist the temptation, one of the foursome picked up the ball and placed it in the hole.

Very soon a golfer came puffing over the hill.

“Excuse me, did any of you see a ball come your way?”

“Sure, a hell of a shot, it’s in the hole.”

“In the hole!” said the puffing golfer excitedly, turning to hi mate just appearing over the crest, “Hey, Len, it’s in the hole”, he yelled, “Put me down for a nine!”

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