2018 MHSOBA Golf Day Report


2018 MHSOBA Golf Day Report

event date: 09-Apr-2018
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MHSOBA Golf Day Report 2018

On Monday 9th April, 13 groups of Old Boys competed in the MHSOBA Golf Championship for 2018. Coinciding with the final day of The Masters, many were keen to see if they too could shoot the lights out like the professionals. For the second year in a row the day was hosted at Southern Golf Club. The weather was perfect and the course was in magnificent condition, which unfortunately meant there were minimal excuses for the golfers out there. Of the 13 groups that played on the day, nine opted to play in the Ambrose team format, with the other four groups battling it out for the individual Stableford prizes.

The Ambrose competition continues to grow in popularity year on year as a team format that allows golfers of all abilities to contribute to a team score. Two prizes were awarded for this format; the Best 4 Gross Score and the Best 4 Net Score. The Best 4 Gross Score was won by the team of Trent Pitts, Lachlan Watson, Greg Patterson and Simon Caldwell who won on countback shooting a score of 64 (Net: 58.08). The Best 4 Net Score is calculated after handicaps are factored in and deducted. The group of Murray Bingham, Peter Day, John Oxlade and Michael Todd battled darkness on the final couple of holes to achieve a Net score of 56.51 (Gross: 65). It was a fantastic achievement for both of these teams to shoot such low scores on the day.

Along with the Ambrose event, many fought it out in the traditional individual Stableford competition. In what was a tightly contested battle, Andrew Assauw won the Official Handicap competition off a handicap of 15. Andrew beat Peter Buchanan and Lllewelyn Ryan on a count back, after all shot 35 points. Callen Soffer took out the Unofficial Handicap competition after shooting 36 Stableford points off a handicap of only 6. Best 9 In was won by Chris Brophy on a count back (18 points), with Best 9 Out won outright by Nasser Mashni (20 points).

Michael Todd secured the Nearest to the Pin award on the 3rd hole (61cm) while Paul Chester was in close on the 12th hole (104cm). Andrew Warden claimed back-to-back Longest Drive Awards, flushing a 260 metre drive with his first shot of the day.

Southern Golf Club was again a very popular choice amongst the golfers that competed. The afternoon tee time was well received, with many enjoying the fact that they could watch The Masters in the morning and come out for a hit in the afternoon. We will certainly consider hosting the 2019 golf day at Southern Golf Club again.

It was fantastic to see a strong group of students take time out of their school holidays to come out for a hit of golf. Boasting handicaps of 3, 8 and 10 we would expect to continue to see these lads provide fierce competition in the years to come and provide strong representation in the interschools competition this year.

A big thanks must also go to Mark Ryder, from Ryder Commercial. Mark’s support as the major sponsor for the golf day over the years has been tremendous and as always his generosity is greatly appreciated. His group were again very competitive in the Ambrose competition this year.

Finally, a huge thank you must go to Warren Fall for his organisation of the day. Despite his countless other involvements, Waf continues to give the time required to organise another well-run golf day.

2018 MHSOBA Golf Day Results 2018 MHSOBA Golf Day Results (223 KB)

Until next year, happy golfing!

Written by Marco Dogliotti – Secretary, MHSOBA Committee

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