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It was a stableford round for both men and ladies on Wednesday with a total of 37 golfers on the course. Out of 25 men playing, Jim Brock (12) had the best score of the day to win A-grade with 39 points. Bill Keating was the nearest the pin on both the fourth and 12th holes and John Boruch was the nearest on the 17th. You needed 31 points for a ball in the men’s competition.
There was only one grade on Wednesday for the eight ladies in the 18-hole competition with Maree Rickman (19) the best score of the day with 30 points. She also won the only ball on offer. Sue McCall won the extra competition. A further four ladies took part in the nine-hole competition with Ann Wilson the winner with 15 points.
Saturday was a field of 56 players with 44 men and 12 ladies both competing in stroke rounds. The conditions were near perfect although slightly windy and the course is recovering well after welcome rain. It was monthly medal for the men, sponsored this month by Phil and Judy Block.
The winner of the medal was also the winner of B- grade; Frank Fillipi, with the best score of the day 93-22=71. Tony Nachtigal was the A-grade winner with 81-9=72. Craig Zotti was on target and won the nearest the pin on the 12th as well as both the drive and pitches on the eighth and 15th. Other nearest the pins went to Gary Wright on the fourth, Nachtigal on the sixth and Gerard Hard on the 17th. The ball pool went to net 76.
The ladies were playing the first round of the silver spoon event. The A-grade winner and also the winner of the first round of the silver spoon was Paula Britton with 85-15=70. The B-grade winner, who is continuing to play steady golf, was Connie Grace with 97-25=72. Nearest the pin on the 17th was Dale Stuart and the balls went to Britton, Grace and Tania Zentveld.
Saturday is a mixed or men’s pinehurst and the public holiday on Monday will be the Golden Putter which is a four ball better ball for both ladies and men. The hit off for Monday will be from 11.30
— pitch ‘n’ putt
Sunday saw a smaller field contest the monthly medal/stroke round. Winner for the day was T. Baldwin with 83-15-68, runner-up was D. Baldwin with 90-21-69, next best scores were M. Waldon nett 72 and A. Seenan nett 73.
Nearest the pin on the eighth was D. Brown and on the 13th was D. Baldwin, third and 16th went back to the club.
The novelty award was a NAGA and that went to J. Lodding.
This week’s comp is a stableford event with D. Brown in the office and D. Love in the bar.
Some changes have been made to the up-coming syllabus with the first being the lamb on a spit scheduled for April 7 moving to the last round of the club championships on April 21. Secondly, qualifiers for the singles match play this year will be the top two finishers in each grade of the club championships (six players); and the qualifiers for the 4BBB match play will be the top four pairs in the Finnigan 4BBB and not the top eight pairs as has been in the past. There will be one month to play the matches so it does not drag on too long; if you cannot play your match you must forfeit.
Finally, the course is looking great after 50
Wednesday saw just four ladies out playing a nine-hole stroke round in between the showers. The rest of the ladies were scared off by the rain but it was just perfect golf weather. The rain was quite timely and the course has had a drink which is just what we wanted for our Elloura Day tournament on March 21.
The winner of the day was Ronda Richards with 48-11.5-36.5 nett. Today is a par round with Saturday stableford and March 13 a four ball aggregate stableford. Jeanette Richardson and Bonnie Purbrick are on duty.
A reminder to all members, the pub raffle is on March 15 and 16 and helpers are needed for selling tickets.
There were 17 players in the chicken run on Thursday with Michael Kleinig hitting a purple patch for another chook with 19 points. No nearest-the-pin was achieved. Tomorrow will be a par round on the front nine.
It is great to see the course improving each week — it was great to have 5
Could all members make a special effort to pay memberships which are now overdue.
City of Greater Shepparton councillors have chosen not to provide support for the Slap Tomorrow forum on climate change to be held next month.
Most people at the J C Lowe Oval left on Saturday evening talking about the game but not the result. Pigeon Coach Chris Kennedy summed up the feeling adequately when he said after the game; “it was a frustrating game, but my players weren’t responsible for the frustration.”
The move to extend the Tatura War Memorial area and honour Victoria Cross hero Robert Mactier with the erection of a statue in the Hogan St gardens named in his honour, continues.
Echuca East Primary School students had to remove dog poo before they could play a game of junior football at Echuca East Recreation Reserve on Friday.
The Elmore Events Centre has received a $500,000 grant which it will put towards the centre's $1.1 million upgrade.
The call has gone out for Kyabram residents to throw open their garage doors for Kyabram Gift Inc's annual Purple Weekend fundraiser.
Ten people were injured after Two Australian Light Armoured Vehicles (ASLAV) collided during a training course at the Puckapunyal Military Training Range in on Wednesday, May 22.
The Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre has secured a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Australia.
A fire on a historic bridge on the Heathcote Spring Plains Rd is being treated as suspicious.
Koonoomoo’s recovery from a tornado which hit the township in March is continuing — but this weekend the process will take on a lighter note.
The Roos, after losing four games in a row, have won their second straight with an 80-point thrashing of Picola United.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is investigating incidents of abortion or still-births under the Lamb and Kid Mortality Surveillance Project.(LKSMP).
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