All the latest golf news, including a wrap from Avenel and Nagambie.
Wednesday was a stableford round for the men while the ladies played a par round. The men’s winner was Paul Niebling (six) with 39 points while runner up Ken Rivett (32) had 36 points. The nearest the pins went to Jerry Bender on the fourth, Rob Oldman on the sixth and Bill Keating won both the 12th and 17th. The men needed 35 points to get a ball.
For the ladies Shirley Wright (16) was the winner in A-grade with a score of +1. The B-grade winner was Sue McCall (18) with -3. The balls went to Wright, McCall and Liz Gee with the extra competition also won by Gee.
The ladies had a successful day at the Yea tournament with Maree Rickman winning the Isobel Bett Trophy with a score of 89-19=70 on a countback from Seymour’s Glenda Woods. Both women won their respective grades as well with their scratch scores.
It was the last round of the championships for both the men and women on Saturday and the large field enjoyed afternoon tea following the golf. The men’s club champion is Danny Fleming (two) who had a total score of 300 over the four rounds with Greg Pell the runner-up.
The club champion for the women is Jane Fletcher (four) with a total score of 242 over three rounds and Dale Stuart was the runner up a further five shots back.
There were also B- and C-grade champions for both men and women. The B-grade champion for the men is Kevin Milner with 336 with John Callaghan the runner-up while the C-grade champion is Rob Peterson with 379 from the runner-up Don Gee.
For the ladies the B-grade champion is Pat Ferris with a score of 264. She had a convincing win with her first round getting her off to an unbeatable start. Wendy Hutton was the runner-up. The C-grade champion is Irene Davey with a score of 307 (defending her title from last year) with the runner up Di Lemon.
The women also had club trophies for each grade which was the total of the best two net rounds during the championships. Dale Stuart took out A-grade with 137 points while Pat Ferris won B-grade with 133 and C-grade went to Di Stammers with 141.
There were also daily winners on Saturday. The best men’s score on the day went to Michael Papworth to win C-grade with 76-17=69. The A-grade winner was Fleming with 74-2=72 while B-grade was won by Phil Jarvis with 87-16=71. A net score of 75 was required for a ball in the men’s field. The nearest the pin on the fourth hole went to Dave Pearce, the sixth to Terry Lemon, 12th to Jarvis and 17th to Pat Lynch. The drive and pitch on the eighth was won by Sue McCall and the 15th went to Jarvis.
For the ladies the A-grade winner was Stuart with 80-11=69. B-grade was won by Ferris with 91-19=72 and C-grade went to Lemon with 99-29=70. Cindy Burnett was the closest on the 17th and a score of 74 was needed for a ball. Those went to Stuart, Lemon, Ferris, Connie Grace, Fletcher, Burnett and McCall.
Saturday is stroke again for the men who will be playing for the Alan Fish Memorial monthly medal while the ladies will play a stableford round.
While there haven’t been any competition rounds during the last week, members and visitors are still enjoying a social round or two at the course. Volunteers have been busy keeping the fairways in great condition so come along and enjoy the course before the back nine closes at the end of the month.
A reminder that nine-hole competitions are on Tuesday mornings from 9
There’s been some fierce competition on the pool table and lots of laughs are always assured.
Don’t forget to get a table together for the Melbourne Cup Calcutta on November 4. A cold buffet tea will be available from 6
Finally, a big ‘‘shout out’’ to members and friends who are still battling illness; we hope to see you back at the club soon.
In the meantime, good golfing to everyone.
Sunday saw a good field of players for a par round in fine conditions. Winner for the day was D. Love with +5, runner-up with a bad knee was H. Rayner with +3, next best scores were T. Baldwin +2 and J. Labas +1.
Nearest the pin on the third went to the club as did the eighth, on the 13th was B. Giechen and the 16th was T. Price. Next week’s comp is a stableford round with J. Ezard in the office and T. Baldwin in the bar. Please remember that hit-off for the Summer comp is 8
A warm welcome to new member John Bond. We intend to start watering fairways soon so contact Annette Mills if you are able to help. A reminder that the 2013 presentation night is on November 16, please book with Ronda or Annette for catering purposes.
November 17 is the Wyndham Accounting 4BBB and November 20 is the annual general meeting.
Finally,congratulations on the unveiling of the Black Caviar statue — a great asset for Nagambie to be sure.
Wednesday saw eight ladies playing par for the last round in the winter competition. The winner of A-grade was Annette Mills with +1 with the winner of B- and C-grade being Doreen McMaster with square. The course is in terrific condition with many thanks to the Tuesday dad’s army for their tireless work.
The extra nine-hole competition winner was McMaster with +1. Ball winners for 18 holes were Mills and McMaster on a countback from Freda Norris and nine-holes McMaster and Norris on a countback from Mills and Maureen King all on square. Nearest the pin on the third was Mills and the 16th McMaster.
Today will be the closing of the winter season and presentation of the winter minor trophies — all ladies are asked to bring a shared lunch.
Saturday saw five ladies playing a par round with Jan McKay the winner on -3 on a countback from Andrea Richards. McKay also won the extra nine-hole event with +2 and Sue Verge won nearest the pin on the 16th.
The chicken run on Thursday saw 24 players playing a stroke round with the winner being Allan Labas with 48-15.5-32.5 nett. Nearest the pin on the eighth went to Trevor Redfern. Tomorrow is a stableford round on the back nine.
Today will see the instant turf arrive for the new seventh green which will be in play in a few weeks time.
All members are reminded of the club’s presentation night on November 16 starting at 6.30
Artist Nici Cumpston will hold a free Artist Talk at Shepparton Art Museum tonight, speaking about her body of work based around the Shepparton region.
It’s been a long journey for Tim Roadley but his dream of creating a multi-sport endurance event on the Murray River is now going to be a reality.
It was a big day for Jye McNeil on Sunday, not only celebrating his 19th birthday, but riding a double at the Tatura and Shepparton Racing Club’s meeting, including the big one, the Vraca and Varapodio Italian Plate (1600 m), on the Gerald Egan-trained Jetconi.
Echuca Football Club has signed Joel Magnabosco and Kane Morris for next season.
On Friday Rochester’s St Joseph’s Primary School opened a time capsule which was buried in the 1980s.
Waste collection in Campaspe Shire will change for two weeks during the festive season.
Valley Park Farms' egg production facility is expected to increase production and staff after a $100 000 Victorian Government grant.
Murchison’s Jane Spencer’s first exhibition It Just Dawned On Me will be on show in Shepparton in the first half of next year.
Lisa Milligan has started a new dog grooming business in Heathcote to help fund her Wild ABout Wildlife centre in Kilmore.
Police allege a man attempted to rob a Cobram supermarket today.
Federal Member for Farrer Sussan Ley says plans are in the works on how to get natural gas to Deniliquin.
New Transport Accident Commission research has revealed why some young country drivers habitually take risks on regional roads.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Parks Victoria and Country Fire Authority will be performing planned burns in Goomalibee on Monday.
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