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Veterans Golf News
Congratulations to the Kiama team which won the Trevor Bell Memorial Shield at Russell Vale on 7 November at Russell Vale
After seven years of participating in this competition we have won the shield.
Played in Stableford format, with an aggregated team score of the best six out of eight scores, the event is played in rotation at each of the seven Illawarra clubs. At the end of the seven rounds, the winning team is the one with the highest total.
Port Kembla happened to run us down last year to claim the trophy but the result was reversed this year.
Going into round 6, Port Kembla held a 20 point lead but that was whittled away to only 4 points.
So, with everything hingeing on the Russell Vale event, the Kiama players played magnificently to not only overcome that 4 point deficit, but to finish with a 16 point advantage over Port Kembla, with Jamberoo a further 15 points behind.
Conditions were hot and windy with the greens extremely fast.
Roger Millburn played extremely well for 25 points on the back nine for a total of 40 points with Paul McIllhatton on 38, Gordon Patterson on 37, David Martin on 36, Paul Brady on 34, Jim Cooper on 32, Lindsay Bagster on 31 and John Lawler on 24.
Thanks to Lindsay Bagster, Malcolm Blanch, Paul Brady, Colin Brown, Jim Cooper, Paul Ellis, John Fielding, Chris Gilmore, Rex Jones, John Keiley, Greg Latimer, John Lawler, David Martin, Paul McIllhatton, Paul McInerney, Roger Millburn, Neil Morrison, Gus O’Brien, Gordon Patterson, Kel Schreiber, Geoff Ward, Barry White, Glenn Whiteford, who have contributed to this win.
There was good team spirit with several Kiama players going to Russell Vale to support and encourage their team-mates to victory.