IT seems that the only sport not taking a break locally over the Christmas period is golf.
On December 23 and again on December 30 the RSL Social Golf Club and the Workers Golf Club were both were out in force. The members out for some exercise, enjoying the weather and their attempts at hitting the little white ball into a hole 100 metres or so away in the least number of strokes they could.
Goulburn Golf Club men have still managed their Thursday and Saturday play over the break.
While the Tully Park juniors have taken an official break until February 2, there were, no doubt, many junior players who got in a round or two over Christmas.
• RSL Social Golf
Yesterday members played a two ball better ball competition at Goulburn Golf Course.
The winners were John Prigg and Wayne Murdock with 50 on a countback.
The ball competition winners were David Prigg and Phil Toole on 50, Addison Gann and Roger Gann on 47, Dino Andreatta and Glenn Swanson on 45, Steve Harrison and Phil Toole on 45, John Harris and Dean Gray on 44.
Ther drive and pitch on the fourth was won by John Prigg.
Nearest the pin at the eight was Justin Bramble. At the ninth the drive and pitch went to Gary Scott and at the 11th the 2BBB cluster went to Leon Humphries.
Justin Bramble was nearest the pin on the 15th hole.
Brian Swift and Rob Walker shared the Bradman.
Visitors yesterday included Dean Gray, Mick Corcoran and Mich Corcoran.
Next week members will play for the monthly medal and putting competition.
On December 23 the members played a single stableford competition.
Peter Gurr was the winner with 43.
The ball competition went to Rodney Gann and Terry Kennedy on 42, Charlie Betts and Robert Stewart on 40, David Prigg on 39, Leon Humphries on 38 and both Justin Bramble and John Prigg on 36.
Justin Bramble also picked up the drive and pitch on the fourth while John Prig was the drive and pitch winner on the ninth.
Nearest the pin at the eighth went to Peter Gurr and at the 11th and 15th Bob Stewart was closest.
• Goulburn Workers Golf Club
On December 23 the members played a single stableford competition with the win going to Terry Riley on 42.
The runner up was Brian Larkin with 41.
Ball winners were Ray Miller on 40, Charlie Dorsett on 38, Ray Grant on 37, Terry Druett on 36, Bert Leggett on 35, Peter Freebody and Adrian Hazelton on 34, Josh Miller on 32, Steve Sutton and Simon Grant on 31, Ian Ginn on 30, Greg Robertson, David Gloyne, Brian Dell, and Lee Trevethan all on 29 and Fox Painter on 23.
Nearest the pin at the eighth was Ray Miller. At the 15th it was Peter Freebody and the drive and chip on the fourth went to Josh Miller.
The Bradman went to David Dell. The club’s visitors were David Dell, Ian Ginn and Josh Miller.
• Goulburn Golf Club
On Thursday December 27, the men played a gents single stableford and two ball better ball competition with 81 starters.
Overall winner for the event was Andrew Griffiths (16) a visitor with 43 points.
A grade went to Greg Hallam (10) with 40 points.
The B grade winner was Mark Tozer (19) with 39 points and Steve Polosak (27) with 40 points was the C grade winner.
The two ball better ball competition went to Mark and Ricky Tozer with 49 points.
Visitors included Iam Bradley Australia Club, Matt Corkhill and Lee Grant Tet from Queanbeyan. Andrew Griffiths from Tura beach, Kurt Miller from Links Shell Cove, Dave Ruddy from Jamberoo and Anthony Walcott from Eastlakes.
Cross holes were won by Andrew Griffiths with 12 points. Malcolm Smith picked up the NAGA wwith 23 points.
Nearest the pin at the eighth was Geoff Rath, Luke Humphries was closest at the 11th and Mark Guthrie at the 15th.
The ball competition went down to 34 points with veteran Len Humphries picking up the last.
This Thursday the men will again be playing a single stableford and two ball better ball competition.
On Saturday, December 29, conditions were perfect fro some good scores in the single par medley competition.
Shane Farrar (9) scored plus five for the overall win. Toni Mitchell (18) picked up the ladies win with plus two.
Anthony Rath (9) was the A grade winner with plus four. And John Blewitt (13) picked up the B grade win also with plus four.
In C grade Garry Apps was awarded the win on a countback with plus three. There was one visitor in the field, Mark Tully from South West Rocks.
The summer eclectic to December 31 stands at P1: Wayne Skelly 53.5 nett, P2: Michael Gerstenberg 53.5 nett and P3: Steve Bicknell 54.5 nett.
The NAGA on Saturday went to Terry Tilden with minus nine.
Nearest the pin on the eighth was awarded to Wayne Phelps. At the 11th Mark Guthrie was 190cm out and Gary Apps claimed closest at the 15th.
• Tully Park Juniors
It was a big year for Tully Park Junior golfer Lachlan Bill. As well as his win in the second division of the Subaru State Age Championships, he managed good performances in the junior sub division of the Srixon International tournament and Brett Ogle Classic, winning the men’s B Grade Gross at Tully and taking out the Rocky Harris Trophy for the overall best nett score in the men’s championships. He rounded off the year with being awarded the Barry Pengelly Perpetual Trophy for Junior of the Year for the second time in four years.
Lachlan starts 2013 with the Harvey Norman Junior Week of Golf on January 7 - 11 playing five days of golf over five courses in Sydney, from Windsor to Parramatta.
Over the coming months he has his weekend commitments to SERAS, (the South Eastern Regional Academy of Sport) where he will be working with professional golfers and coaches from the region to further develop the natural talents that Lachlan has displayed.
The members at Tully wish Lachlan all the best with his endeavours through the year.
The Tully Park junior golf is on a break until February 2, when we return at 8.30 am for coaching.
Over the holiday period several of the juniors will be getting their handicaps so they will be able to participate in the adult midweek and Sunday competitions.
This is a big step up for some but one that will enhance their skills and abilities in time to come and hopefully cement their love for the game.