The weather was once again perfect for the Anzac Day Hartball Ambrose. The event is a four person team game over 18 holes in which each player is numbered from one to four. The two designated players tee off on each hole then the ambrose format is employed until the team reaches the green. Another two designated players then share the putting until the ball is in the hole. Much fun was had by all as was made apparent by the laughter and shouts of joy that could be heard around the course and there were a few hot scores that came in at the end.
The mother and daughter combination of Nancye Massingham and Robyn Moore teamed up with the more than adequate skills of Jill Levi and Val Wilson to claim the top prize with a fantastic score of 63 3/8 . Challenging closely was the team of Sue Hunter, Sandra England, Ellen Ryan and Wendy Phillips coming in second spot with 663/8 . Third place was taken with a tidy score of 70 by the team of Angela Boadle, Margaret Pemberton (Port Kembla), Sue Stephens and Sandra Marshall. It is great to have Sandra back with us for a visit and we look forward to seeing her smiling face around for a couple of weeks.
Three of our nine hole players in Joan McGrath, Lorraine Frew and Kerry Patterson teamed up with some of our regulars to gain the experience of playing 18 Holes. Thanks to Joan and Kerry in particular for filling in at the last moment for members who were unable to make it.
There were no nearest to the pins today due to the format of the game but all the other teams received a ball for their efforts.
After presentation there was much hilarity, fun and laughter when the game of Two – Up began. With our visitor Margaret Pemberton acting as Boxer (ably assisted by Angela Boadle), a few modifications were made to the traditional rules of the game. The Kip was a wooden spatula supplied by our President, Sue Stephens however, the pennies, donated for the occasion by Sandra England, were genuine. The Ring was marked out by some cards and the onlookers took turns in being the Spinner. It was a limit of a $1 bet on each spin and it became quite obvious as to who had had a misspent youth. Nancye Massingham managed to end up with a fist full of dollars at the conclusion.
Next week is the May GNSW and WGN Monthly Medal where we count all our shots and putts as well. The GNSW Goodwill Plate is also on the calendar so bring an extra $2 along as the money collected goes to charity.