More upset for Tally Valley

TALLY Valley's A-grade team overcame an almost unbelievable number of health hurdles to beat hot favourites Colonial Golf Club to win the Gold Coast Interclub Division 2 A-grade pennant 4.5 to 1.

The team is now promoted through to Division 1 for the 2010 season, but as you will read later in the article it was a week of drama for the club.

In Division 1 Boomerang Farm looking to go back to back Division 2 pennant last year and Division 1 this year, was just not quite strong enough against Arundel Hills Country Club going down 4.5 to 1.5.

Still, it was a great effort by the team in making the final two years running.

In C Grade, Tally Valley was beaten by the consistent Surfers Paradise four games to two, and in the closest result of the day unlucky Coolangatta Tweed Heads under the astute captaincy of Martin Swenson lost 3.5 to 2.5 against the strong Sanctuary Cove side.

  • IF you had a bit of a heart problem what club on the Coast would you be best to join?

It's not a trick question, talking to Brian Demas from Tally Valley on Sunday at the final of the Gold Coast District Interclub pennant, his side and club had been decimated during the week with no fewer than three heart attacks.

Not satisfied with filling the coronary ward, Brian received a phone call early Sunday morning to be told by one of his players with a good heart that he had fallen over and just had stitches put into a cut on his hand.

As mentioned earlier, Tally Valley reached the final A-grade Division 2, and although up against a strong Colonial side managed to pull off a miracle win to take out the pennant.

On a serious note all members of the association wish the golfers involved, the best of care and a speedy recovery.

  • GOOD luck to Gold Coast junior Simon Viitakangas who has just left for chilly Canberra to contest the Australian Schoolboys Championship.

Simon was a reserve for the Queensland junior team but out-performed his teammates at the Australian Junior Championships earlier this year. He was an automatic selection in the Queensland schoolboys team after taking out the state foursome title.

  • I CAN remember how proud we all felt when Olympic president Samaranch told the world we had held the best Olympic Games ever.

This is not quite on the same scale, but talking with the Veterans president at Coolangatta Tweed Heads Golf Club, Ross Carroll, the state body openly acknowledged the club's veteran week of golf to be the best in the state this year.

I know how much work Ross and his committee put into this event, the workload is enormous.

Anyone playing the event could also not help but notice the 70-odd club volunteers that patrolled the course to make sure everything ran smoothly. It's a real team effort and well done to all involved.

  • JUST a quick note on local professional Scotty Gardner playing the Nationwide tournaments in the US.

Another top-20 finish over the weekend has him close to the top 25 money earners and an automatic start in next year's event.

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