The Monthly Mug
The economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 virus has hit a lot of people very hard. Most sports in Singleton have been cancelled; however there is one still available. Singleton Golf Club continues to be able to offer golf albeit under changed rules.
Because golf is played essentially on an open park, we are still allowed to play and obey all the social distancing regulations. New golf rules mean that players do not have to touch the flag poles or bunker rakes during play. The aged ritual of shaking your opponents hand at the end of the round has been changed to a doff of the cap. Players must also mark their own cards.
The course is still in outstanding condition and players are really appreciating the quality of the course.
Club Pro Les Bennett commented that even though the club house has closed; the course is getting plenty of use. Anyone wishing to play must call the Pro Shop on 65724875. All rounds must be booked to be played at a certain time so we can ensure that players are not gathering in groups. To stop the spread of the virus all players must treat social distancing seriously.
Burgmann claims the Stomp Wines Mug.
The STOMP Wines March 2020 Monthly Mug was played last Saturday at the Singleton Golf course. It’s the continuing support from the team at STOMP Wines that makes events like this possible and they are sincerely thanked for this.
Andrew Burgmann took full advantage of his handicap to narrowly win the Mug by way of a count back with a nett score of 63. His scratch score of 76 was also B grade’s best and he took that prize as well.
The A grade scratch went to Murray Considine with a majestic 3 under par 66, while the C grade scratch was taken out by Andrew Barrett with 87.
In A grade, it was our current Club Captain Murray Considine who took away the prize with his 64 nett. Murray’s nett score was victorious by one stroke from Arne Coulston on 65.
The B grade winner was Jamie McWilliams with a nett 63. Jamie was a easy winner in his grade; winning by 3 strokes from Brendan James on 66.
In C grade Andrew Barrett’s 68 easily accounted for the opposition with Col Fogarty coming in second with his nett of 73.
The Secret 9 event awarded the best putters on the day with golf balls. The best four players in finishing order were Garry Croker (23c/b), Arne Coulston (23), Rick Madden (24c/b), and Chad Vesper (24c/b).