The final round of golf for Merrigum players for 2012 was held on Saturday.BILL BRAY January 1, 2013 1:46pm
The final round of golf for Merrigum players for 2012 was a stroke round for the Privilege Cup.
It was a pleasant afternoon on the course but players had some problems posting a competitive score, in fact no-one was able to better the course rating.
Two players managed to equal it and they fought it out for A-grade honours and the Privilege Cup.
Peter Hayward had the better back nine and finished with 83-14-69 to win A-grade and the Privilege Cup.
He emerged with his handicap still intact and in good shape to launch into the coming new year of golf.
James Campbell had to settle for a ball as the beaten player in the countback.
However he did show a return to the good form that had deserted him for quite some time and had left his handicap anchored for an extended period.
He scored 80-11-69.
Geoff Ward was the B-grade winner with 86-16-70, one shot ahead of his closest rival and he was the only player to actually break his handicap on Saturday.
A few did move the other way though.
Ball competition winners were Peter Hayward, James Campbell, Geoff Ward and John Fuller with 71 on a countback from Luke Roberts and Simon Doherty.
Nearest the pins were won by Daniel Clarkson on the sixth, John Fuller on the ninth, Ant Newham on the jackpot 12th and Bruce Andrews with a ripper on the 14th.
The Victoria Hotel in Tatura sponsored the nearest second shot on the 11th and this was won by Luke Roberts.
Balls must be scarce in one player’s bag after he called it quits on the ninth when he presumably came to a ‘‘woody’’ end which resulted in a lost ball.
He apparently couldn’t even borrow one and went home with nine holes left to play.
It cost him his single figure handicap for the short term at least.
Tash Doherty has been in great form lately and she won the Drummond Golf twilight competition last Thursday with 50-12.5-37.5.
Rod Newham had his first outing for the twilight season and finished runner-up with 51-13-38 to beat Peter Hayward on a countback, Peter scoring 44-6-38.
Those three players were the ball competition winners.
Pete did win least putts easily though with a brilliant 11 putts for 10 holes, five better than anyone else.
Rod Newham picked up both nearest the pins on the ninth and jackpot 14th and the two point cut was 40.5.
Saturday’s event is the third round of the summer fourball and 4BBB par.
The duty team is Phil Savage and Mick Sullivan.
The redevelopment of Shepparton Library, which will feature accessible shelving, a teen-specific area, a Skype booth and internet-enabled work stations, will be completed in the next two months.
The Ovens & Murray qualifying final between Yarrawonga and Lavington on Saturday left spectators talking more about the standard of umpiring than the two competing teams.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
The Kiss Angels, 50 Shades of Hope team have come up with a creative way of fundraising for the Relay for Life, a purple potty.
District hotels and businesses may change rosters with penalty rates for casual employees on Sundays set to be cut.
Students visit local businesses for reading lessons
Bottle thrown at Jason Cole in bitter aftermath to Seymour-Benalla game on Saturday.
A truck driver is lucky to be alive after crashing into a Jerilderie home yesterday morning.
Chef and co-owner of Heathcote’s Willow Room Brent Loam is thrilled with the listing in the 2015 Age Good Food Guide
Cobram kids learn about health with hospital as state-wide obesity campaign is launched.
TRUCKtalk magazine all the rage with local truck drivers.
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An unknown sum of money was stolen from Benalla Golf Club this morning after thieves broke into its gaming room.
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