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R PAY C G O L F C H A L L E N G E 2 0 1 6 BAYVIEW GOLF CLUB WITH 72 RPAYC MEMBERS T he annual RPAYC Golf Challenge was played on Friday 21 October at Bayview Golf Club with 72 members and their guests enjoying a perfect day of golf. The four ball Ambrose format allowed experienced, and not so experienced, golfers to compete for the Trophy and many prizes on an equal footing. Registration together with a breakfast of tea, coffee, juice, cereal, fruit and yoghurt and toast for all began at 7 o’clock. The course was in excellent condition with new additions to several holes, to give competitors some new challenges on the day. All teams teed off from the 1st and 12th tee, and headed off round the course. Fun and games for all with lots of challenges, with straightest drives, and nearest the pin prizes on offer. A major prize donated by the Bayview Pro Neil Rolfe, of an hour long session at the New Indoor Golf Centre attracted a lot of attention with an inspection of the facility prior to hit off by many teams. After four hours of play the players gathered in the club house at 1.30 for a great lunch, a few drinks and the prize giving. An array of great prizes, lunch vouchers from the RPAYC, Golf Lessons, rum, champagne, wine, golf gear and golf balls awaited the winners. R E S U LT S • The overall winners on the day were, The Bolter with Rick Welch, Bernard Fisher, David Baker and Bob Sims with a gross 60, and a Nett 48.75 which included 10 birdies in their round. • Second on the day were Team Pacesetter, Tony Doyle, Steve McConaghy, John Wenborne, and John Young, with a gross score of 65 and a Nett 53.25 including seven birdies in their round. • Third overall was Team Ming, Bob Mander, Susie McCarthy, Shaun Colley and Heather Jones with a gross 63 and a Nett 54.625. • The best all women’s team was Team Second Time Around, with Di McConaghy, Jan Croll, Jenni Berry and Kate Hatton. • The straightest drive challenge on the 13th went to Ian Perkes for the men and Chrissy Gleeson for the women. • Nearest the pin on the 8th hole went to Bob Sims and Marlene McKewen. 86 YACHTSMAN • Nearest the pin on the 16th went to Steve Howe and Heather Jones. • Best dressed team went to the two teams from Wild Oats in the crew red shirts. A big thanks to the Pro Shop for getting everyone away hassle free, and all the staff at Bayview for the service provided during the day. Well done all and hope to see you next year for the RPAYC Golf Challenge. ROB COLE