The Range Croquet
Contributed by Ken Barker
LIZ and Bruce Fleming, senior coaches, administrators, and accomplished players at both a national and international level, conducted an instructive, entertaining coaching session at the club on Wednesday February 9. Several club players took advantage of their expertise to improve their game.
On Thursday February 10, Bill Habner from Nambour Club, interested in strengthening the prospects of the Ranbour team in the ricochet pennants competition, took an instructive session on that form of croquet. A short session of association croquet followed in which Sarah Widin scored 2 against Lynette Evans and Helen Andrews who made 4. Val Carbery made 11 against Wallace Roy and Priscilla Vickers 4.
Lynette competed away at Bribie on the weekend of the February 12-13 in the Traditional Funerals event for Association players (division 4). She played some fine games and recorded a memorable win with a ‘Golden Hoop’ finish.
With a few showers about, club players were thin on the lawn on Sunday February 13. Vince Carbery managed 3 hoops against Stuart Craig 14. Sarah showed good form to beat Wallace 26–8.
Play on Thursday February 18 was well attended, with good weather coaxing many of us out to play. On lawn one, Vince Carbery and Ken Barker went down to Donna and Kath 7-11; while Helen Uhlmann and Lynette played a good practice game with Lynette winning 12- 8. On lawn two, Sally Adams and Val played Wallace and Helen A., losing 8-11.
Friday saw a visit from the ‘Caloundra Group’ and a great morning of fun and friendship was enjoyed by everyone with golf croquet played on half lawns. We have been welcoming this lovely group of friends for several years now and this is a time we look forward to sharing together.
Donna and Ken played away on the weekend of February 19-20 in the Mary Masters competition at Bribie finishing well at 4th and 3rd respectively.
Sunday saw another day of great play with two singles games. Sarah played a very close game against Lynette winning 13-12 and Wallace played Stuart Craig winning 10-5. This was a momentous occasion for Stuart who chalked up his first peel at hoop one. Well done Stuart!
Play days are Thursday and Sunday 2.30pm. Please arrive at 2pm for games to be arranged at 2.15pm and started by 2.30pm. Contact Sarah for other days.
Coaching is available on Saturday mornings at 8am. For details contact Sarah Widin 0417640704 (President) or visit www.rangecroquetatmaleny.org.au
Main image: The attached photo shows Bruce with Kath Smith and Donna Manning
Contributed by Pauline Fraley
WHISTLERS played our first match of 2022 at Witta and after a few days of rainy weather, it turned out to be a perfect day for tennis. With no wind the heat got to us and we felt it, especially after the long break of not playing competition. But we all were so happy to be on the court and playing, and we had a good match with good laughs.
It was a good start of the season with a win with the final score at 42-21 games, 6-2 sets. Paula Cudmore, Brenda Warner, Donna Kuskopf and Aki Lepper made up the team.
The tennis season has started up again after a long break. Monday and Saturday socials have been very strong over the break. The club is always looking for players to join our social groups; especially any ladies who would like to join our fixture teams.
Katya’s Tennis Drills Thrills and Fitness is onFriday nights at 5.45pm. Cost is $20. All levels are welcome to come along and join in the fun. For enquiries, contact Katya on 0437 295 501.
Social tennis is held on Monday at 8am and Saturday 1pm, with all players welcome. Court bookings can be made by phoning 0437 295 501 or www.wittatennis.com.au
DATE CLAIMER: Friday April 1 at 7pm is “TENNIS UNDER LIGHTS” – it’ll be a lot of fun.
Maleny Golf Club
Contributed by Jenny Oxenham
Wednesday 02 February, 2022: The Maleny Golf Club held their Ladies Monthly Medal Nett Competition with first place going to Seri Tytherleigh with 75 nett, runner-up went to Christine Lemon with 76 nett and third place going to Toni Bishop with 77 nett on a count-back from Heather Shortus, also with 77 nett. Nearest to the pin went to Mo Lawrence on hole 12 and lowest number of putts went to Debbie Hansen.
Saturday 05 February, 2022: There was a Mixed Stableford Competition with the following result:
A Grade – first place went to Gary Tronc with 39 points, runner-up went to Carey Catherall with 38 points and third place went to Trevor Murton with 37 points on a count-back from Colin McDonald, also with 37 points.
B Grade – first place went to Tom Kennedy with 39 points, runner-up went to Mike Hallam with 36 points and third place went to Jon Fairman with 36 points.
C Grade – first place went to Donald Newsham with 39 points, runner-up went to Brian Bell with 35 points and third place went to Tom Bertwistle with 34 points.
Tuesday 08 February, 2022: Our club held a Mixed Four-ball Stableford Competition with first place going to the team of Paul Dean and Don Noon with 44 points on a count-back from Ian Dauth and Doug Johnstone, also with 44 points, runner-up went to Peter Trounce and Brian Bell with 42 points on a count-back from Neil Bamford and Jon Fairman, also with 42 and third place going to Joseph Hackett and Shaun Moore with 41 points. Nearest to the pin went to Ian Dauth on the first hole, Doug Johnstone on the fifth hole and Rod Thamm on the 14th hole.
Wednesday 09 February, 2022: The ladies in our club participated in a Ladies 2 Person Ambrose Competition with first place going to the team of Robin Hay and Karen Heading with 64 nett, runners-up went to Seri Tytherleigh and Toni Bishop with 77.25 and third place went to Gillian Eason and Janice Emmett with 71.75 and Debbie Hansen and Narelle Thamm also with 71.75. Nearest to the pin went to Karen Heading on the 8th hole and Gillian Eason on the 12th hole.
Saturday 12 February, 2022: There was an American Foursomes Competition with first place going to Mike Hallam and Jon Fairman with 65.5 on a count-back from Matthew Wolski and Neil Stenhouse, also with 65.5; runners-up went to David Durack and Grant Flynn with 66.625; and third place going to Brent Clark and Mick Weber with 67.625. Nearest to the pin went to Paul Viertel on the first hole, Grant Flynn fifth hole, Richard Clayton 14th hole and Stephen Porter on the 17th hole.
Tuesday 15 February, 2022: A Mixed Single Stroke Competition was held with Shaun Moore with 69 points, runner-up went to Ian Dickson with 72 points and third place going to Andrew Powell with 73 points. Nearest to the pin went to Scott Holden (8th hole), Garry Toye (17th hole).
Saturday 19 February, 2022: Mixed Stableford Competition results:
A Grade – first place went to Mike Finley with 36 points on a count-back from Taylor Moffat, also with 36 points; runner-up went to Matthew Blundell with 35 points, also on a count-back from Barry Newton, also with 35 points; and third place going to Jack Day with 34 points on count-backs from Billy Perske and Thomas Freeman, both with 34 points.
B Grade – first place went to Rhorgan O’Connor with 38 points on a count-back from Don Lemon and Stephen Smith, both also with 38 points and third place going to Rob Bailo with 37 points.
C Grade – first place went to Neil Donovan with 42 points on a count-back from Andrew Atkinson, also with 42 points; runner-up went to Chris Cole with 38 points; and third place went to Tye Lincoln with 37 points on a count-back from Matthew Howie and Donald Newsham, both with 37 points.
Keep warm and dry, and should you wish to play a round or two of golf on our great golf course if the course is up to it, please book yourselves in by phoning 5499 9960 at our clubhouse, or book yourself in on www.malenygolfclub.com.au