Round-up of news from Seymour and Nagambie.
Due to the hot weather on Wednesday, fewer players than usual presented for a stableford round, resulting in only one grade being played. The winner was Paddy Lynch (19) with 39 points and the runner up was Gary Wright (10) with 38 points.
Nearest the pins went to Rob Oldman on four, Paul Niebling on six and 17 and Doug Pocknee on 12. The ball pool went down to 34 points.
Saturday’s turnout was much better with 53 players attending. The event was stableford; with the winner of A-grade with 40 points was Zac Purdon (eight), while B-grade was won by Archie Currie (15), also with 40 points.
Nearest the pins went to SGC on four, Peter Sawyer on six, John Porter on 12 and Bernie O’Sullivan on 17, while the D and Ps went to Sawyer on eight and Peter Nelson on 15. The ball pool went down to 35 points on countback.
Saturday’s event will be a mixed and mens 4BBB stableford medley. See you then.
— pitch ‘n’ putt
It was a stroke round for the 12 ladies who played on Wednesday. The A-grade winner was Shirley Wright with a steady 85-12=73 and B-grade was won by Sharon Cresswell with 95-21=74 on a count back from Wendy Hutton.
The extra competition was the fewest putts and that went to Wright with just 27.
Balls went to Wright, Cresswell and Hutton. The nine-hole winner was Ann Wilson with a net 39.5 on a countback from Dawn Leece.
Scoring continued to be steady for Saturday golf which was a stableford round with 15 ladies participating. A-grade was won by Di Byrne (18) with 35 points and Connie Grace (26) also had 35 points to win B-grade.
The extra competition of the best nine-out score went to Byrne with 18 points; 33 points was needed for a ball and those went to Byrne, Grace, Sue McCall and Paula Britton.
Wednesday was another hot day with only seven ladies out playing a stroke event. It was great to have Margaret Molony from Maffra join in our competition. The winner was Annette Mills with 96-25-71 nett. The winner of the nine-hole event was Brenda Langford with 54-22.5-31.5 nett.
Ball winners for 18 holes were Mills and Langford with 73 nett and nine-holes Langford and Mills with 35.5 nett.
Only one nearest the pin was achieved by Jan McKay on the 13th.
Today is 4BBB stroke with the cleaners on duty and the 20th will be par and monthly medal with Lottie Bloetz on duty.
The chicken run on Thursday saw 17 players competing in a stableford round on the front nine with the winner being Dan Kennedy on a count back from Allan Labas both with 22 points. Tomorrow will be a par round on the back nine.
It is great to see the fairways looking a little greener thanks to the members watering and the tees are looking really great. The greens are now starting to show the benefit of the desalination water on them.
A reminder to all members that memberships are now due and payable.
Sunday was mens day and 16 players competed in the stableford round with the winner Neil Muir on 42 points. Runner up was Luke Hall on a count back from Alby Seenan and Peter Lawrence all with 38 points.
Nearest the pins went to Michael Roberts on the eighth and 16th and Jeff Mills on the 13th. Michael Roberts also scored an eagle on the first.
This Sunday will be a par round with Muir in the office and Ben Cassar in the bar. The pennant players had a win so are now in the finals again.
A note to all male players of the special mens monthly medal day on April 7 which incorporates the second AFL match and lamb on the spit day at a cost of $10 which includes golf fees. Tee off is from 8
Friday was the Mushroom Exchange nine-hole four-person ambrose open tournament with 10 teams competing. The winners were Jeremy and Ian Ezard, Jo Goodacre and Sue Essex with 33-5.75-27.25 nett.
Runners up were Jeff and Margaret Lodding, Ray Cassar and Bill Leviston on 36-6.75-29.25 nett.
Nearest the pins went to John Boruch and Freda Norris on the 13th and Doug Pocknee and Ronda Richards on the 16th.
Would all members both ladies and men please check their syllabus so you know what you are playing and who is on duty.
A Shepparton bus service that takes nightclub patrons home safely is celebrating its fifth anniversary of operation this weekend.
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.
Moama's Shirley Durrant has been wowing district pudding eaters for the past 23 years with her Christmas delights.
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.
A group of volunteers have worked to revitalise the Cobram motorcross track to improve safety and attract new members to the club.
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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