A round up from Seymour, Avenel and Nagambie.
While the sun shone on both competition days this week for the golfers, it was still pretty heavy underfoot with the significant rain we’ve had in the last few weeks. Not to be deterred however, the men and the ladies took on the course in a stableford on Wednesday. The winner in A-grade for the men was Paul Niebling (six) with a pretty good 40 points given the conditions. The B-grade winner was Wayne Swann (24) with 35 points. While the fourth hole won on the day the other nearest the pins went to J. Crozier on the sixth, Greg Pell on the 12th and Phil Jarvis on the 17th. Thirty two points on a countback was needed for a ball in the men’s competition.
The ladies’ winner was Sarah Locke (19) with a steady 33 points. Marg Bailey won the extra competition and the balls went to Locke and Sue McCall.
It was almost like a spring day on Saturday for the players with the men playing a par round while the women played stroke and their monthly medal postponed from the previous week. The best score of the day for the men was in A-grade with John Boruch (eight) scoring a fine +2. Rob Peterson (18) won B-grade with -2. Bill Keating won the nearest the pin on the sixth, Craig Zotti was closest on the 12th while Jarvis proved his Wednesday shot was not a one-off by getting the nearest on the 17th again. The elusive fourth hole was again a winner for the club. The drive and pitch on the eighth went to Pell and the 15th went to Niebling. A score of -3 was needed for a ball.
In the ladies’ stroke round the monthly medal winner was McCall with 94-18=76 which also won her A-grade. Connie Grace won B-grade with 104-23=81. The nearest the pin on the 17th was Emily Pell and the balls went to McCall, Pell and Tania Zentveld.
Saturday is a stableford round for both the men and the women.
Good weather for ducks, but not so good for golf...
There were no takers for golf last Tuesday and even though the weather was perfect for golf on Saturday the fields were a bit light on.
The ladies played for the fourth Silver Spoon and the winner was Lyn Carracher with a good score of 37 points. Carracher and Robin Lied were ball winners while the nearest the pin ball was unclaimed.
The men also played a stableford round which Tim Batten won with 34 points. Batten and playing partner Graeme Toy were ball winners and once again the nearest the pin ball remained with the club.
Tomorrow we are hosting the Mabel Vearing Silver Salver. The course is looking great and we are expecting a good field for the event. Hopefully the weather gods will be kinder to us this time.
Saturday is the first round of the Club Championships for both the men and ladies and also the fifth monthly medal round, so we hope to see a good roll-up. Remember, the Championships are decided over the best three of four rounds, so if you happen to have a shocker or are unable to play in one of the qualifying rounds, you will still be eligible to participate.
On a sad note, members learned of the passing of Life Member Gwenda Sloper Friday morning. A brief summary of Gwenda’s contribution to the club follows:
Gwenda was ladies captain for a total of 13 years. Her first stint was from 1975 to 1980, then again in 1984 and she had another run of six years from 1992 to 1997 inclusive. She was ladies secretary in 2000 and had two years as president in 2009/10. Gwenda was a driving force behind Avenel’s staging of the 2010 Victorian Sandgreen Championships and it was largely through her efforts that Avenel Golf Club received the award for the Community Event of the Year at the 2011 Strathbogie Shire Australia Day Awards ceremony.
During her years at Avenel Golf Club, Gwenda contributed in many ways, not only through her administrative duties, but also representing the club at pennant and district tournaments and she was always on hand to assist with catering, or anything else that needed to be done.
Vale Gwenda, we will miss you.
Wednesday saw 13 ladies hit off playing stroke for the last round of the club championships. The Club Champion for 2013 is Sally Bazeley with 277 gross for her best three rounds. The winners of the minor grade championships were; A-grade Louise Cross with 233nett, B-grade Jeanette Richardson with 240nett and C-grade Bonnie Purbrick with 267nett.
The days winners were A-grade Cross with 102-26-76nett, B- and C-grade winner was Maureen King with 122-33-89nett. The extra nine holes competition was won by Cross with 49-13-36nett. Ball winners for 18 holes were Cross, Freda Norris with 104-22-82nett and Mozzy Fowler with 99-15-84nett, nine holes Cross, Norris with 51-11-40nett and Jane Bow with 63-22.5-40.5nett. No nearest the pin was recorded.
Today is the first round of the Vi Nolan 4 BBB par and the 21st will be the final round of this special club event with Sally Bazeley and Doreen McMaster on duty. The ladies congratulate Mozzy Fowler on her Victorian Aged Care Volunteer of the year award and wish her every success for the judging of the Australian of the Year for this event to be held later in the year in Melbourne.
The chicken run on Thursday saw just 12 players hit off in cooler conditions playing a stableford round. The winner of the chicken was Tyrone Muir with 20 points. Tomorrow the competition is par on the front nine.
August 25 is the Scandia Stoves Goulburn Cup Open 4BBB stableford tournament for ladies and men. Everyone is to assemble at 10am for a 10.30am hit off. Entries are needed for catering purposes so please phone John James on 0418 780 203, Annette Mills on 0438 942 377 or Ronda on 5794 2382.
The club has single beds and good mattresses to give away to anyone who can pick them up from the club. Phone Ronda on 5794 2382 or 0408 349 505.
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