Flashback to 1970: Great result for golf in Port Macquarie

Congratulations: Winners of the National Health Week Poster competition, 1970.
Congratulations: Winners of the National Health Week Poster competition, 1970.

Port Macquarie News - Tuesday 3 November 1970

National Health Week

Quite a good crowd attended the Commonwealth Bank recently to witness the presentation to winners of the National Health Week Poster Competition.

The competition, conducted by the municipal council, received a great response from school children of Port Macquarie, who submitted more than 300 entries to the judges.

The judging was carried out by Mrs Una Robertson and her daughter Carolyne. The mayor, Ald C.C. Adams presented the prizes.

Eye on the ball: Champion Chris Partridge plays a 7 iron at the seventh hole during the Seaside Championships.

Eye on the ball: Champion Chris Partridge plays a 7 iron at the seventh hole during the Seaside Championships.

Seaside Open win

Wauchope's Chris Partridge rounded off a very successful year in big-time golf when he won the amateur open Seaside Championship event at Port Macquarie on Sunday.

His stroke score was three over par for 27 holes.

Chris is Wauchope's club champion and is the coast golf association's champion of champions; his golf on Sunday was immaculate.

It included two birdies (6th and 14th) and five bogies, while the other 20 were pars.

The most serious challenge to his supremacy came from Kempsey golfer, Barry Teague.

In the last nine of the afternoon, after birdies at the 5th, 6th, and 7th holes and a par at the 8th hole, Teague stood on the 27th tee (the 9th).

He was one shot behind Partridge, who was in the clubhouse with a score of 108.

But, Teague's drive missed the wide fairway and found the wire grass on the right.

One mistake led to another and he spoilt an otherwise brilliant round with a bogey seven, to join three others already in the clubhouse on 111 - three shots behind the winner.

However, his luck didn't run out altogether.

For his 36 (one over par) on the afternoon gave him runner-up honours in the championship, on a countback.

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