The Final two rounds of the 2017 Innisfail Golf Club Championships were played over the weekend.
The week prior gave us some miserable weather and Lift, Clean & Place had to be played due to the muddy conditions.
The course was in excellent condition even though the fairways couldn’t be mowed during the week. Many thanks to the volunteers for their efforts.
The greens maintained their nice surface and were even getting a bit quick and scary (by Innisfail standards anyway) on Sunday afternoon.
All grades were keenly contested with 3-4 players in each grade in a position to win.
Saturday saw some showers around midday before it fined up and dried out. Â
Sunday was a beautiful day with no rain coming down at all.
A Grade. Trent Mann’s 5 shot lead at the start of the weekend was reduced to two by Andrew Rose coming into the last round. Â
Their A Grade rivalry continued with Rosie winning by a single shot to defend his A Grade Title (11 in 12 years).
Both players had a nervous last 3 holes after a birdie on the Par 5 15th gave Rosie the lead. Â
Ross Sheehy came third with Andrew Grieve coming fourth.
A Grade Nett winner was Ross Sheehy.
B Grade. Shane Trembath led by 7 shots over Paul Tattam coming into the last round.
Tremmie was a bit nervous but a fine tee shot into the strong wind on the 187 metre Par 3 16th, and the subsequent birdie got him over the line from Paul by just one shot.
It was Shane’s first championship win.
Third was Lance Masina who was just one shot ahead of Phil Otto.
B Grade Nett winner was Paul Tattam.
C Grade. Luke Peters has a 4 shot lead over David Swaine coming into the last round.
Luke built on his lead during the final round and even a very nervous 18 shots for the last two holes saw him come in with three to spare from David. The Leprechauns home game on Saturday night probably didn’t help Swaineys cause.
It was Luke’s first championship win.
Jeff McGrath was third with Shane Parmenter coming in fourth.
C Grade Nett winner was David Swaine.
From Left – 2017 Champions; Andrew Rose, Ross Sheehy, Shane Trembath, Paul Tattam, Luke Peters, David Swaine.
Daily competitions were played on each day and Saturday 24/6 was for the Captains Trophy.
The winner was Craig Alman with a 65 nett.Runner up was Andrew Rose with 67 nett. Rundown was L Peters, S Trembath, P Tattam, L Masina and D Swaine.
Nearest Pins – 1/10 – P Tattam, 2/11 Pro Pin – C Alman, 3/12 Beer Nest – A Gould with and Eagle (Two shots in total), 4/13 – I McDonald, 5/14 & 6/15 – M Tissizis, 7/16 – A Grieve, 8/17 – A Rose, 9/18 – T Mann.
Sunday 26/6 was for the Patrons Trophy.
The winner was Paul Tattam with a 65 nett. Runner up was Ross Sheehy with 69 nett. Rundown was A Rose, S Trembath, A Grieve, J Cockle, C Alman & D Wall.
Nearest Pins – 1/10 & 6/15 – A Rose, 2/11 Pro Pin – J Cockle, 4/13 – P Tattam, 5/14 – D Wall, 7/16 – S Trembath, 8/17 – D Wall, 9/18 – L Masina.
Many thanks to the players and organisers for making it such a great two weekends.
Next Saturday 1/7 is the July Monthly Medal sponsored by Golf world Cairns.
Wednesday & Friday have social 9 hole comps with tee off from 12.30 and 2.30 pm. All are welcome.
Social golfers can play 9 holes for $15 or 18 holes for $20 with kids under 18 only costing $5 for 9 holes. It’s a great way to spend some time on the school holidays.
Call Andrew on 0407616917 to hire carts and clubs. A bit of notice is ideal.
Memberships are due on 1/7/17 so get a form at the clubhouse, email firstname.lastname@example.org or get online at innisfailgolf.com
Come on out and have some fun while you chase the little white ball around.