Competition was particularly tight during the Spring Cup, as this was Golf Society members’ last opportunity to improve their chances to win the Shepherd Trophy.
What better way to contest the AMA Golf Society Spring Cup than on a perfect Spring day at the beautiful St Michael’s Golf Course.
A solid field of players teed off with an early shotgun start and enjoyed a relatively calm day. As always, the course presented us with a great test of our golf. Accuracy was rewarded and, typical of St Michael’s, stray shots were punished.
As this was the last event in 2019 that could count towards the points scored for the Shepherd Trophy, a number of the regulars were on deck in an endeavour to improve their scores.
It was also pleasing to see so many guests with many of them joining the Golf Society as full members. There was also a strong team from Concord Golf Club, and they were warmly welcomed by our Society Medical Secretary, Dr Robyn Napier.
The winner of the AMA Spring Cup was Dr Michael Burke with 38 Stableford points. The whisper is that with such a strong score his odds for the Shepherd Trophy have now shortened considerably. The words ‘Winx Odds’ were mentioned in hushed tones, but as Dr Napier cautioned us, there is always a dark horse quietly running in the field not far behind the perceived leaders.
Runner up with 35 s/ford points was Dr Robert Drummond.
Winners of the 2BBB with 48 s/ford points were Dr Bob Drummond and Dr Bill Lynch. Now there’s a name to keep in mind for the Shepherd Trophy/BMA Cup in December.
2BBB runners up were Dr Michael Burke and Dr Stuart Ludowici with 43 s/ford points.
Nearest the Pins went to Dr Stuart Ludowici and Carly Harkin. Congratulations to all our prize winners and well done.
During the luncheon, Dr Napier presented an apology from our Golf Society President, Dr George Thomson who was preparing for his left hip replacement the following day. The group sent their regards to George, wished him well, and collectively expressed the hope that he would be back on deck for the BMA Cup in December.
As always, we were made to feel most welcome by all the management and staff at St Michael’s, and in particular the General Manager, Jeff Wagner – a very able golf pro in his early days on the tour. To all AMA golfers who have not played St Michael’s, we can only say don’t pass up the opportunity.
Our next event is the all-important BMA Cup which will once again be held at Terrey Hills Country Club on Thursday 5 December 2019 with an early morning shotgun start.
For any details concerning the AMA Golf Society please contact Claudia Gillis at AMA. Phone 9439 8822 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, good golfing and we look forward to welcoming you to Terrey Hills in December.