Shepparton Golf Club is a hive of activity this week with the club's annual eight-day tournament which teed off on Saturday.GREGOR MACTAGGART August 12, 2014 3:15am
A field of 148 players hit the fairways for the opening event of Shepparton Golf Club’s annual tournament on Saturday.
The four-person Ambrose kicked off the eight-day extravaganza of golf and if day one was any indication, the scoring will be hot from go to whoa.
Claiming the first prize on offer was the local team of Gerry Goonan, Matt Cullen, Geoff Holland and Peter Jeffrey.
The foursome’s score of 53 points saw them just edge out the quartet of Brendon Loft, Daryl Kennedy, Mark Moylon and Graham Gribben (53).
Rounding out the first three on day one was the combination of Brenton Walker, Jesse Westrup, Garry Goodman and Bryan Scott on 54.
Other highlights included a lovely tee shot from Peter Toy on the par-3 second, which finished less than 1
Sunday had the stableford event, which was taken out by rising star Kyle Michel.
The local talent, who plays off plus one and impressed star export Jarrod Lyle when they played together in April, fired 40 points to claim the prize by a convincing four-point margin from five-marker Cameron Kearney.
Shepparton Golf Club captain Mark Washington has been pleased at the response to the tournament.
‘‘We could not have had a better start, the Ambrose on the Sunday was really well supported by the local members and other golfers from across the Goulburn Valley,’’ Washington said.
‘‘The Ambrose had a shotgun start, so it means everybody finishes at the same time and creates a real good atmosphere.
‘‘The course has played awesome, the staff have done a sensational job.’’
Today is day three of proceedings and features a men’s and women’s par event before things hot up later in the week.
On Friday, the Furphy Shield is up for grabs at the Ladies’ Open, with the boys getting their chance to play for the GMCU trophy in the Shepparton Men’s Open on Saturday.
Coca-Cola Amatil has confirmed it will be pressing on with its $100 million redevelopment of SPC Ardmona.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
A snake was spotted this afternoon.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
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A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
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Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
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