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katherine Times Wed 01 May 2013



katherine Times Wed 01 May 2013


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Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Katherine; Katherine (N.T.) -- Newspapers

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30 KATHERINE TIMES, WEDNESDAY MAY 1, 2013 www.katherinetimes.com.au >> local sport ANOTHER Katherine Golf Club championship event for 2013 was ticked of last weekend when the ladies and mens pairs competed in the Mixed Foursomes Championship. The pairs made the most of the pleasant conditions, enjoying two days of excellent competitive golf. The overall gross winners and club champions for 2013, are now Di Kenafake and our club captain Bruce Johnston. This dynamic duo played the best golf over the two days to come in with a gross score of 186. Kegs Kenafake and Jeanie OConnor took out the second possie with 196 off the beater. Kegs and Jeanie celebrated a good weekend by also taking out the best nett with a 150. Captain Bruce summed up this years competition by say ing, a good time was had by all, even though at times it did not seem so. Thanks go to all who contested the Championship. Di, start working on your speech for the end of season presentations. For those not competing in the mixed foursomes, last Sunday the club put on a stableford competition. Gary Orwell celebrated a welcome return to the winners circle with a well compiled 40 points, taking out the competition from M Wilcox, who scored 39 points. Katherine golfers please note that the proposed monthly medal for May has been put back a week from next Sunday due to the long weekend. The club will now run a stableford competition next Sunday; time sheet is on the Pro shop notice board. Visiting golfers are most welcome. Pleasing to see the good numbers, enjoying a bit of fun Ambrose golf on ANZAC Day. Thanks go to the organising sponsor Advance Plumbing for a good day, with Legacy benefitting from the event to the tune of $320. Not sure who won, as the event was ultimately decided by the traditional Ambrose leveller, drunken dice. A small field comprising of members of the Katherine Veterans Golf Club enjoyed a bit of nine-hole stableford action last Saturday. Much to the surprise of David Attenborough, Rabbit conquered the Penguin, to win the competition 19 points to 18. Next Saturday Kegs will be back in the driving seat, and organising nine holes of interesting seniors golf. Visiting Vets and Katherine Juniors are most welcome. Visitors - nominating is easy, just be at the outside bar of the Katherine Country Club at 10am on Saturday, and look for the man with the black case. Next months NT Vets Golf Open nomination forms have been placed on the inside club noticeboard. Enjoy. Bruce and Di mixed foursomes champs Around the Greens with Richo Juniors PAT Coburn, Coach and Talent Development Manager, Tennis NT said recently: Having a Katherine team at the Primary Schools Cluster event was a real boost for Territory Tennis and you all need to be congratulated for that achievement. Pat was referring to the students, their parents/carers, their coach, Chris Manuel, and manager Kerry Bryant, who travelled all the way to Alice Springs to compete against children from across the Northern Territory. Well done to all our junior play ers. Pat Coburn will be travelling to Katherine next Wednesday, May 8, to introduce the base line coaching program for MLC Hot Shots (modified tennis) Katherine Tennis Club coaches. If you are interested in becoming a junior coach, (maybe your child is having coaching this year and you would like to become more involved in the future), this program teaches coaches how to instruct children in the basics of modified tennis in two and a half hours. Also in May, the Community Coaching Course will be conducted over four days in Darwin from Thurs day, May 16, to Sunday, May 19. Please contact Lisa Alexander as soon as possible for more information if you would like to consider becoming a coach for the junior program at Katherine. Lisas best contact is via email at: topendbackhoehire@bigpond.com for all queries regarding the Junior coaching program and coaches information. Many children have used their NT Sport Voucher to assist with tennis club membership and the coaching program. If you have a sport voucher at home and are not sure what to do with it, Katherine Tennis Club is a registered participant in this fantastic scheme. Tuesday night social comp The last couple of weeks of Tuesday night social competition have seen about a dozen players each week and a good standard of tennis action. The weather is perfect at the moment and with the dry season upon us, it can only get better. Two weeks ago Dave and Pete prevailed against Hugo and Mark with the more senior players just getting over the line on the night. No doubt a rematch will be necessary the next time all four men are present. Amanda and Sally are in top form in their return to the sport. Welcome to Sarah, who is in Katherine for the next couple of months and hits the ball very well. Last week the ladies doubles set was a draw with the four players well matched. Jack is displaying excellent form and improving weekly. Lewis once again showed us how to play great tennis, having recently returned after competing in Sydney. All tennis players are welcome to join Katherine Tennis Club and join in the social competition on Tuesdays from 6pm. Warm up first then competition begins around 6.30pm. If you are unable to stay for three sets, or if you cannot make the 6.30pm start, well do our best to make sure you still get as much tennis as you want. Young tennis players do town proud in comp Tennis by Michelle Kealy Nominate your favourite local sporting star Do you know someone who is a passionate soccer player? An up and coming footy star? Your favourite pitcher? A great bull rider or barel racer? An outstanding lawn bowler? Simply a good sports person - young or old? Nominate your favourite sports person for the new Katherine Times Sporting Star column - simply send an email to editor.kathtimes@ruralpress.com with your sporting star's name and the club he or she plays for. From all nominations a Katherine Region Sporting Star will be selected for the inaugural Katherine Times Sporting Hero award, which will be presented at the Katherine Town Council Australia Day Ceremony 2014. Questions? Ring Annie at the Katherine Times on 8972 1111 or 0477 334 202. Katherine Golf Club championship event for 2013 was ticked of last weekend when the ladies and mens pairs competed in the Mixed Foursomes Championships.