The 4 player team of (Pro) David Gray, (Amateur), Wayne Taylor, Adrian Black, and Gary Thompson returned an astounding 89 Stableford points in the Betterball Stableford event held at Arabian Ranches Golf Club on Tuesday, 11th January 2022.
The said event attracted a quality field of 18 teams. The team is consist of one PRO and three amateur, and the format for this event is an Individual Stable played over an 18hole round of golf. The best two (2) net stableford points from each hole of play counted towards the scorecards to create a team score. In addition, Professional’s played Individual Strokeplay as a separate competition.
Each amateur used his/her “full course handicap” as the tournament handicap allowance. This allowance is used to calculate your net score in points. It was a fun format that delivered lots of par’s, birdies, and eagles and the experience playing alongside Professional golfer’s within the region.
The winning team delivered the goods on the day and all four players were in excellent form, collectively they only scored fewer than one point on one occasion and racked up seven pointers on three holes. The team had an outward nine of 48 points and an inward half of 41.
Three teams found themselves dove-tailing by the leaders; And in contention for second place five points behind the winners and hoping they had the better back nine to claim the runners up spot. The team of (Pro) Steven Munro, (Amateur), Matthew Dolan, Lina Tyson, and Tyrone Waugh scored a combined score of 84 points.
In the stroke play format; Our very own Ryan Smith, returned a gross three (3) under par 69 to win the Pro’s Division. Ryan swept aside the competition with a brilliant performance in perfect weather conditions. The division winner had consistent 9s of 37 in, 32 out, and won by a clear three shots from runner up Stuart Fee. Ryan had no real problems out on the course and managed his game well posting four birdies and one eagle.
Ryan Smith and Marta Biswas, handed out the prizes and thanked everyone for their participation in what was a fun day on the Golf Course.