Shepparton Golf Club trio Vivien Harding, Norma Pollock and Marg Carroll are over the moon after winning Golf Victoria's Bronze Teams' Stableford event.OLIVER CAFFREY March 7, 2014 4:15am
Shepparton’s Vivien Harding, Marg Carroll and Norma Pollock are thrilled to have won Golf Victoria’s Bronze Team event in Melbourne at Patterson River on Monday.
Shepparton Golf Club claimed the prestigious Bronze Teams’ Stableford on Monday for the first time in the event’s 47-year history.
The Shepparton trio of Vivien Harding, Norma Pollock and Marg Carroll took out the trophy at Patterson River Golf Club in Bonbeach by edging out the Kew team by a single point, 98-97, in a huge boost for the club.
Harding, who lost on a countback to Riversdale’s Sue Taylor for the best individual score of the day, said it was an amazing achievement by the team.
‘‘The Shepparton Golf Club has been sending a team down for a number of years, but this is the first time we’ve managed to bring the trophy back, so it is pretty exciting for all of us,’’ Harding said.
‘‘It’s pretty high up there in terms of golf success, I’ve won some club events and won a couple of C-grade championships, but here it’s a bit different because you’re representing the club with a great team.
‘‘You’ve got to have a bit of luck on the day and we only won by one shot, so it was a pretty close-run thing.’’
The official Golf Victoria event is an 18-hole stableford event for players with a handicap of between 19 and 36.
‘‘The event has been running for close to 50 years, but it changed to a stableford format in 1972,’’ Harding said.
‘‘It’s very exciting and it’s a bit of a boost to the whole club after the clubhouse fire, so hopefully it will lift spirits and spur everyone on.
‘‘We had to travel the longest way to play — there was a team from Phillip Island there, but the rest were all from metropolitan Melbourne.’’
The local team has plenty of golfing experience, but this was the first time they had played together in a tournament away from Shepparton Golf Club.
‘‘We’ve played in other events together before, we went up to Murray Downs together one time, but that was an individual event — we play pennant in Shepparton together, but we’ve never played in the same team,’’ Harding said.
‘‘We had all never played at that golf course, so we were a bit worried with that and there was some water on the course, but it was a nice course to play on.’’
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