Springwood overwhelmed in Club of the Year title race

Glenmore Heritage Valley Golf Club was the host club for the final round of the 2018 Western Sydney Region Veteran Golfers Association (WSRVGA) Inter-Club competition, with a strong field of 133 players in action.

Richmond Golf Club had been the front-runner in the 'Club of the Year' rankings all year and with a dominant performance again in the final round, wrapped up the title with 1182 points, ahead of Wallacia Golf Club 1157 and the fast-finishing Penrith Golf Club on 1131.

Springwood Country Club has been among the tail-enders through a tough year and unfortunately could not advance their cause at Glenmore, finishing the day at the bottom of the pack and thus ending the season with the wooden spoon.

'Male Player of the Year' went to front-runner Jim Lyons (Richmond), ahead of Steve Francis (Wallacia), Noel Byles (Richmond), Graham Anderson (Wallacia), Ted Malicki (Wallacia), Colin Cheyne (Richmond), Neil Johnston (Penrith), John Ross (Glenmore), Steve Loader (Stonecutters) and Brian Metcalfe (Leonay). 

Diane Bowen (Dunheved) won the 'Ladies Player of the Year' title, ahead of a dead-heat for second between Gabrielle O'Dempsey (Richmond) and Judy Loader (Stonecutters Ridge)

The remainder of the Ladies top 10 were Denise Chant (Wallacia), Elaine Lovatt (Glenmore), Elaine Williams (Dunheved), Annette Leck (Richmond), Julie Edwards (Glenmore), Carol Lozier (Richmond) and Shirley Owen (Wallacia). 

Glenmore spokesperson and WSRVGA Vice President John Lovatt said: “Yesterday was the final Inter-Club for 2018 and 133 players took part in the event. Apart from the rain shower that came in around 11.30am and lasted for about an hour, the day was a great success”.

Lovatt said “given the harsh winter and lack of rain, the course was in very good condition and is a tribute to Steve (Course Manager Steve Konkolics) and his green keeping staff”.

“Sponsors are crucial to these events and I'd like to acknowledge Lower Mountain Air Conditioning, Drummond Golf, One Point Health, Pro-Tel Antenna service, Woolworths Glenmore Park, Swimart, Guardian Funerals, Frasers Property and the Richmond Club” said Lovatt.

The full list of winners at Glenmore were:

Men's: Division One – Neil Johnston (Penrith), runner-up Warren Husband (Glenmore); Division Two – Ken Powell (Richmond), runner-up Peter Whiddon (Dunheved); Division Three – John Manczak (Richmond), runner-up John Edwards (Glenmore).

Women's: Division One – Judy Benson (Richmond), runner-up Jean Kenyon (Glenmore).

2BBB - Peter Green and Peter Whiddon (Dunheved), runners-up Garry Allsopp and Rex Smith (Penrith)

2BBB Medley – John Manczak and Leonie Manczak (Richmond), runners-up Judy Benson and Roy Benson (Richmond).