A round-up of happenings on the fairways and greens of Seymour, Avenel and Nagambie.May 29, 2014 3:09am
Winners are grinners - the Seymour Golf Club winning ladies pennant teams division two (back) Paula Britton, Sue McCall, Di Lemon, Connie Grace, Sharon Cresswell, Liz Gee and Shirley Wright, and division one (front) Emily Pell, Glenda Woods, Irene Davey, Maree Rickman and Dale Stuart (absent Pat Ferris).
It was a big week for the women of the club this week as the division one and two teams were in the pennant finals last Monday.
The tenacity of both teams was tested with matches deciding the winners in each division going beyond the 18th hole.
The Seymour ladies were successful in both divisions and were delighted to bring home the pennant flags for the club.
It was the third year in a row it for the division one team while the division two team had the first club win in the history of that division.
Congratulations to all the ladies who participated in the teams over the season and on finals day with thanks also for the supporters on the day.
Continuing to represent the club on Tuesday was a strong contingent of our ladies at at Trentham.
The team of Shirley Wright, Sue McCall and Irene Davey won the Trentham Plate to add to the big week.
Back to normal competition on Wednesday and the men had their own tight contest.
The clear winner on the day was John Davey (20) with 39 points but there was a five-way count back to determine the runner-up.
Rob Oldman (15) was the winner of the countback to be the runner-up with 38 points.
There was even a countback for the ball pool which required a score of 37 points. Nearest the pins went to Greg Pell on the fourth, Dave Pearce won the sixth and the 12th while Davey was closest on the 17th.
In the women’s competition Wright (15) was still in good form to win A-grade with 39 points. The B-grade winner was Ann Stanbrook (41) with 34 points on a countback from Bev Tennant. McCall won the extra competition and the balls went to Wright, Maree Rickman, Wendy Hutton and Glenda Woods. The nine hole competition was won by June Gordon with 15 points.
It was President versus Captain day for the men on Saturday with the president’s team narrowly beating the captain’s team by six points to win the honour of the day.
For the individual honours, A-grade was won by Keith Newman (13) with 40 points while Archie Currie (17) won B-grade with the best score of the day of 41 points.
Greg Austin won the nearest the pin on the fourth and sixth hole and Paul Niebling won the 17th with the 12th staying with the club. The drive and pitch on the eighth went to Luke Meredith and on the 15th it was Bill Keating. A score of 35 points was needed for a ball.
The ladies competed in the Royal Women’s Hospital four ball better ball stableford event on Saturday.
The winners were Dale Stuart (eight) and Sharon Cresswell (22) with 39 points and they will go on to compete in the district final at Woodend in August.
Wright won the extra competition and the balls went to Stuart, Cresswell, Davey, Paula Britton, Wright and Di Byrne.
Saturday is a stroke round for both the men and the women.
Numbers are improving each week, which is pleasing.
Last Tuesday’s unisex event was dominated by the men.
Dee Wright provided the trophy for the day and the winner was David Grecian with 37 points.
Runner-up was Doug Heffey one point back on 36. Grecian and Heffey were ball winners while Irene Keogh and Marlene Hull won balls for their respective nearest the pin shots on the fifth and 18th.
Saturday was a Monthly Medal round for men and ladies with the men’s medal being decided by countback.
Ian Duncalf was the winner over Bill Eddy, both players having scored 71 nett. Duncalf is a relatively new golfer and was thrilled to win his first medal. Ball winners were Duncalf, Eddy and Grecian who has been very consistent of late, scoring 72 nett.
The birdie hole ball once again remains with the club but the nearest the pin ball went to Graeme Toy.
Iris Sidebottom won the ladies medal, despite her cart running out of steam after 11 holes.
She borrowed a push buggy and walked the remaining seven holes, which was a great effort on her behalf.
She was a clear winner with 74 nett, four shots ahead of Lyn Carracher. Both ladies were ball winners and Carracher picked up another ball for nearest the pin on the fifth.
Saturday and Tuesday will be stableford rounds.
A reminder to Members that the Mabel Vearing Salver is only a few weeks away and there’s still some tidying up to be done along the sides of the fairways, so if you have time, please pop out to the course and do what you can to help in this regard. In the meantime, good golfing to everyone.
The 2014 edition of the Finnigan Fourball was played at Nagambie on Sunday with veteran pair Barry Cryer and Alan Finnigan taking the days spoils with a +7 to lead after the first round from Gary Bow and Mark Waldon also on +7.
With rain hitting the course late in the week it made low scores very difficult to come by, next best were David Love and Mark Hannigan on +5, with the pairings of Shaun Bryant, Jeremy Ezard and Andrew Taylor, Doug Neville also on +5.
Nearest the pin awards went to Greg Whiteman on the eighth, Michael Sloan on the 13th and John James on the 16th, also on the day a drive and pitch was awarded on the 10th going to Bow.
The club would like to extend a special thanks to ABS Auto Shepparton for sponsoring round one of the Finnigan Fourball and providing great prizes. Sunday will be round two with Dean Brown in the office and Wayne LeCerf in the bar.
Wednesday was a great day for golf with the course in a fantastic condition with the sun shining brightly. It was great to have 16 ladies playing stroke for the final round of the ladies championships.
The Nagambie Golf Club Ladies Champion for 2014 and the A-grade handicap champion as well is Sally Bazeley with a three round total of 272 gross and 230 nett respectively.
B-grade handicap champion is Ronda Richards with 237nett and C-grade handicap champion is Jeanette Richardson with 240nett.
The day’s event winners were: A-grade Deirdre Kleinig with 99-24-75nett, B-grade Richards with 100-27-73nett and C-grade Judi Redfern with 122-42-80nett.
The Monthly Medal and extra nine-hole competition winner was Richards with 48-13.5-34.5nett.
Nearest the pin on the third Richards and the 16th Redfern. Ball winners were: 18 holes Richards, Kleinig, Freda Norris (75nett), Jan McKay and Bazeley on a countback from Jo Goodacre all with 78nett; nine holes Richards, Kleinig and Redfern both on 37nett, Mozzy Fowler (39nett) and Norris (39.5nett) on a countback from Goodacre.
Saturday saw five ladies playing a stableford event with the winner of both the 18 holes and nine holes being Richards with 34 points and 20 points respectively. Richards won both balls down the line.
Today is the Doris Chambers foursomes and June 4 is the RWH, WGV 4BBB stableford event needing your own partners. June 26 is the Mushroom Exchange Shirley Deane Open 4BBB stableford tournament with entries being accepted by Annette on 0438
Thursday was great weather for golf with the course in the best condition it has ever been in after a little more rain.
Par was the game played with 18 players competing for the chicken. Dean Brown was the winner with a good score of +3. Shaun Bryant won the nearest the pin on the 13th. Tomorrow will be a stroke round on the front nine.
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