An exceptionally large field competed in the inaugural Rod Brown Mixed American Foursomes last Sunday. The event was in honour of past member Rod Brown, sponsored by his family. Rod was an avid fan of mixed events and would have been honored by the number of players competing, including many from his prior club, Woorayl. Club President Peter Waters and Ryan Thomas, grandson of Rod, opened the 2020 year by hitting off from the first tee. Ryan elected to tee off with an old 2 iron that belonged to his grandfather and effortlessly sent it sailing down the fairway (the ball, not the 2 iron). Men’s Captain, Colin Bear, extended thanks to the Brown family for their sponsorship of the day and to Ashleigh Hutton for her donation of the Board for this event.
Tony and Else Gedye will be the first to have their name etched on the Board, finishing with a superb score of 64.125. Four shots behind were Coralie and Ian Baker (not Ian Baker-Finch) with an equally impressive score of 68.875.
Pauline and Lance Lancaster, from Woorayl Golf Club won the visitors trophy.
A special prize was also awarded to Chris Leaver and Rita de Bondt for their eagle on the 3rd hole.
The women’s NTP were won by Robin Smith on the 14th and Louise Schache on the 16th. The men’s NTP went to Leroy Sharrock on the 16th and Albert Borg on the 14th.
Down the line balls: (Score range 69.375-72.125) Russell and Marilyn Williams, Lianne Adamson and Leroy Sharrock, Dot Stubbs and Lachlan Thomas, Ashleigh Hutton and Grant McRitchie, Glen Marsham and Rebecca Wilson, Jocelyn and Bill Howson, Bert and Cheryl Borg, Trevor Steer and Fran O’Brien and Garry Rotteveel and Liz Hodge.
Tony Gedye Else Gedye Wendy Brown (Sponsor) Pauline Lancaster Lance Lancaster (Winners Visitor Trophy (Woorayl GC)
Coralie Baker Wendy Brown (Sponsor) Ian Baker