2017 NSW Veteran’s Strokeplay Championship

2017 NSW Veterans Golf Association Strokeplay Championship
Richmond, Glenmore Heritage, Stonecutter's Ridge Golf Clubs
April 10-11-12, 2017


2016 RESULTS
Round 3 - Stonecutter's Ridge Golf Club

limbachdalekenningTwin Creeks golfer Denis Dale (71-72-72=215) has won the 2016 NSW Veteran's Strokeplay Championship after completing the three round event with a par equalling round of 72 on the Stonecutter's Ridge course.

Dale (holding trophies) had led the defending champion  Colin Kenning (Kiama 72-73-81=226 right) by one stroke after an opening round of 71 at the Richmond Golf Club. He increased it to a two stroke lead after the second round when he recorded an even par score of 72 at Penrith. With another par round on the final day at Stonecutter's Ridge he had led all the way and eventually won the title by ten strokes. Dale  did struggle early in the final round but finished strongly being four under par for the final ten holes.

Second place went to Penrith senior David Limbach (75-77-73=225 left) who carded a 73 today that saw him edge out Col Kenning for the runner-up prize. Limbach's golf on the final day was exceptional and could easily have been much lower if the birdie putts had dropped. Kenning finished in third place in a very good attempt to make it a total of five NSW Vet's Championships. His record of four titles is still a very impressive one.

Dale received a replica of the Des Coady Shield for his win plus the winner's prize. He also had the rare achievement of recording the best round on every day of the three day competition.

Each individual daily event also accumulated points for the 2016 NSW Senior Order of Merit competition. Dale received the maximum available points each day and now takes over the lead from Stefan Albinski in this year-long competition.

The tournament was a great success with the organisation being flawless. All players were certainly well satisfied with their three days of golf on beautifully presented courses and great weather. It will be on again next year when another capacity field is sure to line up for this championship.

Final Leading Scores
215 Denis Dale 71-72-72
225 David Limbach 75-77-73
226 Col Kenning 72-73-81
228 Laurie Cupples 78-73-77, James Hogg 76-75-77


Round 2 - Penrith Golf Club

Penrith Golf Club
Round 2 Report Round two of the 2016 NSW Veteran's Strokeplay Championship was played today at the Penrith Golf Club.

Denis Dale (Twin Creeks) has kept his overnight lead following his par equalling round of 72 on the challenging Penrith course. His round was the best of the day defeating Laurie Cupples (Leonay), David McClelland (Wyong) and Col Kenning (Kiama) by a single stroke after this trio finished with rounds of 73.

Leading Scores After Round 2 143 Denis Dale 71-72
145 Col Kenning 72-73
150 Sal Ballard 73-77
151 Geoff Shute 75-76, James Hogg 76-75, David McClelland 78-73 Laurie Cupples 78-73, John Walker 76-75

Round 1 - Richmond Golf Club

richmond3Round one of the 2016 NSW Veteran's Strokeplay Championship was played today at the Richmond Golf Club. The tournament is proudly sponsored by: Warren Saunders Insurance Brokers

The "Vets Championship" is a  54-hole event played on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of March using three of the best courses in Sydney's west:

Round 1 - Richmond Golf Club
Round 2 - Penrith Golf Club
Round 3 - Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club

The winner of the 54-hole championship will receive the major prize and the Des Coady Shield.

In addition each round is also counted as a separate event in the NSW Senior Order of Merit competition with points awarded for each day. There are no NSW Senior Order of Merit points for the overall championship.

Round 1 Report Denis Dale (Twin Creeks) is the round one leader. He played solid golf on the tree-lined Richmond course recording one birdie and two bogies in his round of one over par 71. Dale has a one stroke lead over his playing partner for the day - Col Kenning from Kiama. Kenning is the defending 2015 champion and a multiple winner of this event. Kenning will be trying very hard to make it a total of five championships.

A further stroke back with a round of 73 is Penrith senior Sal Ballard who will be well suited with the second round being played tomorrow on his home course.

Then there is a two stroke gap to a group of five golfers with rounds of four over par 75. This group includes Darryl Hearsch (Manly), David Limbach (Penrith), Ron Hall (Port Kembla), Geoff Shute (Dunheved) and Tony Jay (Forster-Tuncurry). Another four golfers are then grouped together on 76.

Roy Shuttleworth from North Ryde Golf Club had a ‘HOLE IN ONE’ on the 10th hole.  Apparently it was hit first hole in one in 27 years of golf. 

Leading Round 1 Scores
71 Denis Dale
72 Col Kenning
73 Sal Ballard
75 Darryl Hearsch, David Limbach, Ron Hall, Geoff Shute, Tony Jay
76 Don Brown, Clark Gibbons, James Hogg, John Walker



A GOLF NSW MEN’S SENIOR ORDER OF MERIT EVENT

Stonecutter's Ridge Golf Club

Stonecutter's Ridge Golf Club



The 54 Hole Competition will be played on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of March. This year there is a capacity field with many of NSW best senior amateurs entered. As well as the NSW Veteran's Championship the tournament is also a Golf NSW Senior Order of Merit event. It will be played on three of the best courses in Sydney's west:

Round 1 - Richmond Golf Club
Round 2 - Penrith Golf Club
Round 3 - Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club

A,B,C, Grades, plus Age divisions to a Maximum of 144 Players

The Championship winner will be presented with the Des Coady Shield and a Voucher to the value of $400.

Proudly sponsored by: Warren Saunders Insurance Brokers

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