A small field of Bombala Women’s Golf Club ladies played a Stableford for a Club Trophy on Wednesday. The course was heavy after the rain and scores were not good. Betty Crawford was the winner with 25 pts. Eva L’Estrange won the ball.
The much needed rain was the winner on Saturday with no players venturing out on the wet course.
On Sunday the men hit off playing a Stableford for a Club Trophy. They played 11 holes but headed to the Club when the rain got heavy. So no results for either day.
Ladies: Wednesday, December 6 – Stroke. Club Trophy. Saturday – ladies we have catering. Sunday, December 10 - closing day. Mixed Chapmans. C. & W. Elton Trophies.
Members: Saturday, December 9 - Stroke. Monthly Medal. Sunday – closing day Mixed Chapmans. C. & W. Elton Trophies. Duty roster – Saturday, Leon Jones.
Gareth Rees king of the mountain
Although rain and a wet track loomed over last weekend’s Mount Gladstone Hill Climb, it was countered by some disciplined marshalling of drivers and cars in the pit areas.
Together, Tony Nassar and Kurt Wassink organised, encouraged and cajoled each succeeding driver group resulting in quick pit turnovers, so that despite the looming weather all drivers and cars had the opportunity of at least five runs up the track.
On Saturday morning, there was a combined Junior Driver Development/Come and Try event that was followed by a Classic Car (30 years or more) hill climb on Saturday afternoon, and an open hill climb on Sunday.
The organisers are satisfied with this format that was once again judged to be highly successful with a total of 60 drivers taking part.
The Come and Try event included junior drivers (14-17 years) and other drivers wishing to ‘try out’ hill climb driving by starting out with an instructor in the passenger seat, and then assuming full control of the car in later runs once they felt sufficiently confident.
The runs were timed, which is unofficial as that is not the what the event is about.
On Saturday afternoon, 12 drivers took on ‘The Hill’ in their Classic (30 years plus cars) with some close competition and outstanding times.
Fifty (50) seconds is a good time up the Mount Gladstone track in a good modern car with wide tyres and high adhesion limits, so the competition ‘at the top’ of this event was outstanding.
There were 38 competitors in Sunday’s hill climb which was affected by rain and a wet track that resulted in some spectacular ‘offs’, a distinct slowing in recorded times and some spectacular crowd pleasing controlled and uncontrolled slides.