Kershaws claim the Bill Bartlett Memorial Trophy

Recording the second highest individual score of the day, Sam Kershaw teamed up with his father Paul to claim the Men’s Golf Bill Bartlett
Memorial Trophy on Saturday. ▪ Contributed

The Bartlett Family turned out in force on Saturday to watch the men golfers tee-off in the annual Bill Bartlett Memorial day.

Matriarch of the family Barb Bartlett said she was very happy with the role-up of 32 players.

Family members were turned out in Bill’s favourite blue and gold colours.

It would be nice to see more golfers join in on the occasion and do the same and take a leaf out of the women golfers’ book (only one though). The women all wear pink on Vi McLaughlin Day.

The winning team of the Bill Bartlett trophy this year were the father and son combination of Paul and Sam Kershaw with a score of 44 points.

Sam’s individual score of 37 points was also the second best on the day, carrying his father through the 18 holes.

Second place went to Brian Russ and Jason Foster on 43 points; third were Will Brown and John Collins on 42; and 4th pace went to Steve Manns and Greg Clark on 41.

The best individual score on the day was by the Men’s Golf Captain, Peter ‘China’ Brien whose speech later at the prize-giving was both hilarious and insulting to some of the older golfers. As noted, Sam Kershaw came second with 37.

Nearest the Pin winners were: 3rd hole–Matt Russell, 7th Mark Fraser, (8th and 11th were not won) and on the 15th, John Collins almost had his own ‘Greg Clark hole-in-one moment’ with Collins’ drive stopping just inches from the pin.

There were 14 players who competed in Sunday’s Stableford and once again it was  greedy Super-Vet, Max Phillips, who won the day with 36 points. (Phillips’ multiple wins over the past month have now put him into a higher tax bracket.)

Second place went to Jay Egan on 35, third was Michael Bannister on 34 with Garry Wilkin coming in fourth place on 31 points.

The Nearest the Pin winners were: 3rd hole–Stewart Fraser, 7th–Greg Clark, 15th–Mick Williams and 8th and 11th on won.

Will we see any golfer record 40 individual points again this year? It’s been over four months now since any golfer has. The average score on Sunday was only 29.29 points!

Last Wednesday’s mid-week competition had 11 players turn out in good weather.

Once again it took a mediocre score by just a mediocre golfer to win the day.

Max Phillips, who is fast becoming a mid-week golfing specialist, took out the day with a score of only 36 points.

Second place went to Will Brown with 33 points and third was David Tomek with 32, just beating Jason Foster on a countback.

Only one Nearest the Pin prize was won and that was by Phillips on the easy third hole.

An individual Stableford will be played on Saturday and Sunday is the Monthly Medal competition and also a Stableford.

The NSW Vets Four-Ball-Best-Ball tournament scheduled for next week in Narromine has been cancelled.—Out of Bounds