Best of the best recognised
GOLF: The 2018 year is winding down for Stanthorpe Golf Club, but not before members had a chance to honour their star performers.
On Saturday night, club members attended the annual Golfer of the Year award celebrations, with some new and returning winners among the mix.
Scott Constable scooped his first-ever Apple and Grape Motel-sponsored Golfer of the Year award, beating out runner-up Matt Waterworth for the men's award.
Last year's winner and runner-up for the ladies, Nikki Waterworth and Lynette Ludlow, again picked up the same prizes.
Club secretary Neta Thouard said the night was a wonderful celebration of a memorable year.
"So it's worked out basically from January 1 every year, we have someone who collates all the information and points are allocated throughout the year,” Thouard said.
"If there's 45 golfers on a Saturday, everyone who turns up will get a point, but if you win you'll get 45points.
"Scott may not have won every week but he's consistent. He's a very good, consistent player.”
New to the region, it's the first time Constable has picked up the award.
"He was absolutely overwhelmed that he won.”
He takes over the crown from 2017 winner Michael O'Brien.
In the ladies' competition it was a closely fought battle between Waterworth and Ludlow, with only 22 points separating the pair across the year.
"They're consistent and often win. They're always up there,” Thouard said.
Club president Stephen Kay was in attendance on the night to present awards.
He also had an opportunity to speak about the club, its financial position and what's to come in 2019.
"He spoke about how the club has turned around. The golf club took over everything six years ago and we had quite a large debt,” Thouard said.
"The plan was to get us in the black and it has just happened a couple weeks ago. He was very excited on the night to tell everyone, for the first time in about 20years, we're in the black.”
The members now turn their attention to the Boxing Day Classic, with nominations being sought for the three-ball ambrose.