Golfers blown off course in inter-club event

The May round of the 2019 Western Sydney Region Veterans Golfers Association (WSRVGA) was held at Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club and started in ideal autumn weather, with bright sunshine bathing the 144-person field (123 men, 21 women) for the 8am shotgun start.

Mother Nature however had a surprise in waiting, with 60km/hour plus winds soon buffeting the course throughput the morning and proving the undoing of a large number of players.

The strong winds made shot-making and club selection paramount and not surprisingly, two A Grade players finished at the top of the men's field, with Graham Anderson (Wallacia Golf Club) and Gerald Smith (Springwood Country Club) both finishing with 40 points, with Anderson taking the honours on a countback.

Dunheved Golf Club would take out the prestigious team award on the day with a total of 151 points, ahead of Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club on 148, Wallacia Golf Club 143, Penrith Golf Club 141, Richmond Golf Club 135, Leonay Golf Club 134, Springwood Country Club 134 and Glenmore Heritage Valley Golf Club on 128.

Full results: A Grade Men: Winner - Graham Anderson (Wallacia) 40 c/b; Runner-up Gerald Smith (Springwood) 40; B Grade Men: Winner - Peter McBride (Stonecutters) 39 c/b; Runner-up Peter Green (Dunheved) 39; C Grade Men: Winner - Allan Renshall (Stonecutters) 37; Runner-up Stephen Cromer (Leonay) 36

A Grade Women: Winner - Mabel (Mei) McCormick (Leonay) 32 c/b; Runner-up Sue Evers (Springwood) 32; B Grade Women: Winner - Judy Loader (Stonecutters) 35; Runner-up Denise Chant (Wallacia) 34.

2BBB Men: Winners - Peter Green & Peter Whiddon (Dunheved) 47 pts; Runners-Up Barry Polinsky & Vincent Lyons (Springwood) 45.

2BBB Medley: Winners - Ross Chant & Denise Chant (Wallacia) 43 points; Runners-Up Steven Loader & Judy Loader 43 (Stonecutters).