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Cold days take toll on golfers

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July 16, 2014 3:03am

SEYMOUR

The choice between catching up with friends over coffee and doing indoor tasks rather than play golf was made easy on Wednesday. The rain made all choose the former and there was no competition for either men or women.

Surprise sunshine on Saturday brought a few out to play. The conditions were heavy and icy wind was fitting for the men’s stableford competition as they played the second round of the Winter Cup. The A-grade winner was Paul Niebling (nine) with 35 points while B-grade was won by Alan Coulson (15) with 34 points. Nearest the pins went to Coulson on the sixth, Dave Pearce on the 12th, Rob Oldman on the 17th with the fourth again staying with the club. The drive and pitch on the 15th went to Greg Pell and no one got their second shot on the eighth. To get a ball a score of 31 points was needed.

The women also played a stableford round with Dale Stuart (nine) scoring 35 points to win the day. She also had the best nine-out score of 18 points to win the extra competition and was a recipient of one of the balls on offer. The other ball went to Liz Gee.

This week it is a par round for both the men and the women’s competition, and men will also be playing the third round of the Winter Cup.

AVENEL

The men had a great turn out for golf on Saturday, with five visitors from Euroa and another from the Grampians (Dunkeld) joining in the comp. It was a stroke round and Heath Wyllie finally put the two nines together for a great score of 90 off the stick, which gave him a net 68. Runner-up was Tim Batten with net 73. Ball winners were Wyllie, Batten, Lance Carracher and Graeme Toy — both of those players having 74 nett. The birdie hole and nearest-the-pin balls were unclaimed.

For the ladies, the course is still winning at this stage, however Michelle Thomson managed a 78 nett to claim the winner’s voucher. Marlene Hull won the third Silver Spoon because Thomson wasn’t eligible being from another club. Both were the ball winners and Pam Pedder also received a ball for nearest the pin on the 14th.

Last Tuesday was a stableford event and Pedder returned to the winner’s circle with 29 points and Graeme Toy was next best with 27 points.

This Saturday is Captain v President Day, which will be a stableford comp and visitors are welcome to join in. The course is in great condition and we love to see new faces around the club.

Don’t forget the Christmas in July Dinner on Saturday evening. It’s not too late to get a table together and $25 will buy a lovely two-course dinner and entertainment by Jimmy Davidson who is sure to have everyone up on the dance floor. To book phone Marlene Hull on 57962456 or Caryl Wyllie on 0447356910.

Finally, best wishes to president Peter Lynch for a speedy recovery from recent surgery.

In the meantime, good golfing to everyone.

NAGAMBIE MEN

Jeremy Ezard won the Monthly Medal on a cold winter day on a course covered with a heavy frost; runner-up went to Jeff Lodding (well done ‘‘Mully’’) and third place went to Kenny Watson. The only nearest the pin prize won on the day was also Watson on the 13th.

The fifth and final round of the GVDGA winter pennant season was played on the weekend with both Nagambie teams being defeated, Division Five went down 3/2 while Division Six lost 4/1. Neither of the two pennant teams will advance to the final which will be played at Shepparton Golf Club on Sunday. Thanks to all players who represented the club in this year’s pennant season; we hope to see you back this week playing the local competition. It will be stableford Social Club trophy event with Bob Norris on office duty and Bill Leviston in the bar.

NAGAMBIE LADIES

Wednesday was a stroke and monthly medal round in cold weather with rain tumbling down just before we finished. Eight ladies played stroke for the Monthly Medal with the winner of the Medal and A-grade being Mozzy Fowler with 97-17-80 nett. The winner of B- and C-grade was Jo Goodacre with 122-30-92 nett. All players found the winter conditions heavy going. The winner of the extra nine-hole event was Goodacre with 57-15-42 nett. Balls went to Fowler and Annette Mills (85 nett) for 18 holes and Goodacre and Judi Redfern (43 nett) for nine holes. Nearest the pin on the 16th was Jane Bow and second shot on the third Redfern. Today is stroke and GV Brooch day and July 23 is stableford as is July 26.

Saturday saw only three ladies arrive for golf so a man filled in for us and he was the winner for the day. The course was in great shape with not a puddle on any fairway after all the rain.

Thursday saw 15 players hit off for the chicken run in cold conditions playing a stroke round. The winner was Keith Fowler with 49-15-34 nett. Jeff Lodding won nearest the pin on the eighth. Tomorrow will be a stableford round on the front nine at any time you want to play. We welcome visitors to join in. The biggest group hit off about 1pm.

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