Young Golf Club members farewell a good mate

We start this week's golf report from the Young Golf Club with news of the passing of long time supported of the golf club of Mr Terry Marples.

Terry lived in Wollongong, played most of his golf with friends at the Grange Golf Club and for about 44 years he and many of his friends and 'merry men golfers' visited Young on golfing excursions.

They always stayed at the Young Tourist Park and thoroughly enjoyed the venue.

In the early years of the Veterans Week of Golf they were the nucleus that inspired a small group of locals to grow the town and golf club promotion to a major attraction and draw card.

This year was no exception with the 22nd week of golf very successful and well supported. Indeed in July Terry as he has always done sent in the teams entry with himself included.

Terry as the commanding officer of 'his lads' came, played, enjoyed and occasionally conquered.

Terry's fondness for Young started when a formed rugby league first grade Cherrypicker in the late 60s. Bernie O'Neall took up golf when he returned to the South Coast and by chance met Terry. They visited regularly and the rest is history.

Terry's funeral service was held yesterday in Port Kembla.

Rest in peace our friend and very good mate.

On Saturday Twomey's sponsored the single stableford and the winner was Greg Nolan with 42 points. In second place was Trevor Major with 42 points and beaten on a countback.

The Watson Toyota nearest to the pin winners were Steve May and Pud Smithers.

The Terry Bros Carpet Court secret birdie hole was won by Pud Smithers.

John Hobson won the Vinnies Pizza voucher. The ball competition went to 35 points on a countback.

The Friday nine hole comp. was won by John Barton with 23 points. David Robinson was second on 22 points.

On Wednesday Penny Greaves was the winner with 40 points from Bill Meagher on 38 points also. Third was Frank Lincoln, fourth was Rick Oliver and fifth was Chris Keevil. All players each had 38 points.

On Sunday the Kyle McGovern Electrical sponsored medley was won by Dean Schofield with 41 points. Brett Scelly was second on 38 points on a countback from Grant Harding. Dean Schofield won the secret birdie and the ball comp. went to 34 points on a countback.

The Social club 9 hole event was won by Sue Holmes with 28 nett from Simon Murray on 31 nett and Paul Levett was third on 32 nett.

Next Saturday is the December monthly medal event sponsored by Keith Simmons Engineering.