At the SWGA committee members day held at East Geelong Golf Club, Apollo Bay was represented by Don Wagstaff, Captain, John Nankervis, vice captain and Richard Stone, committee, and were placed in the top six teams.
Women’s 9 hole stroke competition par 3 day:Twenty women competed in fine weather. The winner in handicap 0-30 division was Dawn Thomas with 36-14 ½-21 ½ and runner-up Adele Rowarth scored 38-13 ½-24 ½. Handicap division 31-45 saw Jeanette Dodds winning with 40-18-22 and runner-up Caroline Wren with 43-19-24. Putting overall was won by Vicki Hannah with 15 putts on a count-back from Cheryle Polgeest and Nelly O’Meara.
Men’s 18 hole Stableford competition: A grade winner Don O’Meara had 39 points and runner-up Brian McKenzie had 31 points on a count-back from Colin Coleman. Nearest the pin 1s5/10th was Bob Craig. In B Grade, Manuel Quintana had 35 points and runner-up Ian Robinson scored 34 points. Ian also was the most accurate on 9th/18th hole with his nearest the pin.
SWGA Pennant Division Green sponsored by Plum Heating & Cooling Round 5– Handicap division 6. Apollo Bay hosted. Apollo Bay defeated. Bannockburn 3 ½-1 ½ with Jason Newcombe squaring his match, David Ivens 1 up, David Wagstaff 4/3, Bill Buckley 2/1. Scratch Division 5 at Torquay, Geelong defeated Apollo Bay 6/1. Apollo Bay’s sole winner was Don Wagstaff 2/1.
The women played an 18–hole Stableford round which in A Grade was won by Adele Rowarth with 31 points. Runner-up was Stacey Thomas 30 points. In B Grade, the winner was Robyn Lamson with 36 points and on a count-back, also with 36 points was Sami Oguzhan. Nearest the pin in A Grade was Vicki Hannah and in B Grade Jan Shaw. In the concurrently played 9 hole competition Mariette Deppeler won with 12 points. Helen Stevens was runner-up on a count-back, also with 12 points.
Men’s 4-weeker stableford competition 2nd round winners: In A Grade Don O’Meara won with 39 points and runner-up Ray Matthews scored 38points. Don was also nearest the pin on the 1st/10th hole for A Grade and on 9th/18th Guy Permazel was nearest. B grade winner Michael Dodds had 37 points, and also had nearest the pins on 1st/10th, and on 9th/18th. Runner-up Ian Nankervis scored 35 points.
Women’s 9 hole Gentsomes competition was won by the team of Dawn Thomas and Maureen Vesey with 42 points. Janice McKenzie and Helen Healy were the runners-up with 35 points.
SWGA Pennant Division 6 sponsored by Plum Heating & Cooling Round 3- Handicap division 6 at Bannockburn- Apollo Bay vs. Winchelsea which resulted in a draw 2 ½-2 ½ . Jason Newcombe won 2 up, Bill Buckley won 6/5, David Wagstaff square, Rod Beecroft ¾ loss and John Nankervis 4/5 loss. In division 5, scratch pennant at Queens Park Apollo Bay defeated Queenscliff 4-3. Andrew Hill 6/4 loss, Darren Gill 3/1 win, Bob Bedson 1 up, Don Wagstaff Square, Peter Collard Square, Tim McClelland 8/6 loss and Rocky Dimieri 2/1 win. .
Men’s stroke and monthly medal round was won in A Grade by Geoff Vesey with nett 65 and runner-up Ray Matthews also had 65 nett. In B Grade Bob Hansen won with 66 nett on a count-back from runner-up Lance Thomas 66 nett. The monthly medals were won by Geoff Vesey and Ray Matthews. Nearest the pin 1st/10th in A Grade was Ed Morrissy and in B grade Colin Wilson.
Mixed 18 holes 4BBB stableford was won by Denis and Faith Morrissy 46 points. Runners-up were Mike and Jeanette Dodds with 44 points on a count-back from Shirley and Bruce Amery and Don and Kerryn Wagstaff. Nearest the pins: 1st/10th Men Don Wagstaff, Women: Kerryn Wagstaff. On 9th/18th Maureen Vesey was closest with her second shot.
The women played an 18-hole Stableford competition which in A Grade was won by Norma Begely with 39 points. Runner-up was Adele Rowarth with 32 points, on a count-back from Vicki Hannah and Dawn Thomas. In B Grade, the winner was Jeanette Dodds with 35 points and runner-up was Robyn Lamson on a count-back from Sami Oguzhan both with 31 points. The only player nearest the pin was Marie Murnane.
3-man Ambrose competition was won by Chris Hansen, Doug Hall and Ian Richardson 65/53 5/6 with runners-up team Larry Redman, Peter Forbes and Geoff Vesey scoring 63/ 54 1/6. Nearest the pin A grade on 1st/10th hole was Brian McKenzie and on 9th/18th Doug Honey was the nearest. In B grade George Harrison had NTP on 9th/18th hole.