Rain interrupts many games

May 19, 2016


The fourth round for the women’s pennant on Monday was played in wet and stormy conditions.

The Division 1 team went to Alexandra to play against Kilmore and stayed dry until the storm that swept across the state forced them to abandon the round.

The conditions did not allow them to continue play so a drawn match was the result.

The Division 2 team had an earlier and wet start off the tee at Strathbogie where they played against Alexandra. Fortunately the team were able to complete four games with wins prior to the storm hitting and play being abandoned.

Therefore the team were wet but happy managing a 4 ½ to ½ win.

On Sunday the men’s pennant season finished with the Handicap Division Section 2 team playing in the final against Euroa at Broadford.

Unfortunately the team lost two and five although they did put up a good fight with three matches getting as far as the 18th hole.

Congratulations to the team for making the final and representing the club again in pennant finals.

The women’s May monthly medal was played on Wednesday.

Dale Sturt won A-grade and the medal with her score of 81-8=73.

The B-grade winner was Liz Gee with 97-20=77.

Nearest the pin on the 17th hole was won by Dale Stuart.

A score of net 77 on a count back was needed for a ball and those went to Stuart, Ricky Rickman, Glenda Woods and Liz Gee.

In the men’s stableford competition on Wednesday Paul Niebling (12) had a good score of 39 points to win the day.

There were four players with the next best score of 36 points.

Nearest the pin on the fourth was Niebling, the sixth was won by Gary Neville, the 12th went to Niebling and the 17th to Greg Pell.

A score of 35 points or better was needed for a ball.

The mixed nine holes was won by David (Stubby) Byrne (27) with 17 points.

Lindsay Tennant was runner up on a count back from June Gordon with 14 points and the other ball went to Ron Wilson.

On Friday evening the six-hole competition was played over holes 10-15.

Adam Pell (10) had a great score of plus 3 to win.

The other balls went to Dave Pearce and Bill Keating.

It was a par round on Saturday with the men’s competition for Cock of Walk.

John Muscovich (17) had the best score of the day to win that honour and B-grade with plus 3.

The A-grade winner was Peter Sawyer (6) with plus 1 on a count back from John Porter.

Alan Coulson was the nearest the pin on the fourth, the sixth was won by Bill Brock, Porter was closest on the 12th and Jakob Culina won the 17th.

The drive and pitch on the eighth went to Joey Passmore and the 15th was won by Greg Pell.

A square score or better was required for a ball.

In the women’s par round Dilva Grattan (31) was the only player not to have a negative score when she won with square.

The extra competition was the best second shot on the fourth hole and this was won by Di Stammers.

The balls went to Dilva Grattan, Stammers, Sue McCall and Pam Jarvis with minus two.

Next Friday night the six-hole competition is stableford over holes 1-6.

On Saturday the men will play stableford in the president and captain round while the women play the Royal Women’s Hospital four-ball better-ball stableford event.


Following recent rain, the course has come along in leaps and bounds.

There’s an excellent grass cover on the front nine and while the growth isn’t quite as good on the back nine, it is definitely much improved since opening day.

It was Presidents/Guest day last Saturday and it was great to have some past members attending as well as visitors from Euroa and Yea.

We played a 4BBB stableford event and special thanks must go to presidents Tim and Marlene for providing the trophies for the day.

Also thanks to the members for bringing along delicious treats to share for afternoon tea.

The winners for the men’s event were none other than president Tim and his partner Ollie Aitken, with a great score of 42 points.

As we had an extra lady we did a secret draw for her partner and guess what, they won.

Congratulations to Robin Lied and Dee Wright with a score of 40 points.

We also had a mixed event and the winners were the father/daughter combination of Alan and Anne-Maree White, who scored 37 points.

Nearest the pins went to Freda Edwards on the fifth and Wright on the 18th.

The Ladies Pennant team travelled to Kilmore last Monday and had to win against Lancefield to have a chance at playing in the finals.

However, the weather intervened, the rain bucketed down and all matches were abandoned resulting in a draw.

Better luck next year ladies.

We sent a team to the Yea Bowl last Thursday.

Unfortunately there was no bowl to bring home but congratulations to Lyn Carracher for winning A-grade and also the small teams event.

This Saturday is Stroke/Monthly Medal day and the Tuesday event is Stableford.

Finally, a big ‘welcome back’ to Lauris Truscott.

Great to have you back Lauris.

Good golfing to everyone.


Wednesday, May 11 saw 12 ladies playing stableford for the second and final round of the Captains Aggregate Trophy as well as the May Monthly Medal.

Irene Keogh was the winner of both these events with 36 points, therefore winning B-grade and C-grade as well.

The winner of A-grade was Jenny Jeong with 35 points for 18 holes and 19 points for the extra nine-hole event.

Balls down the line for 18 holes went to Keogh, Jeong and Sally Bazeley with 28 points and nine holes, with Jeong, Keogh and Ronda Richards on 16 points.

Today is the RWH, WGV 4BBB Stableford event and May 25 is stroke and the first round of the Women’s Club Championship which continues for the next four weeks.

The chicken run on Thursday, May 12 saw a field of 27 players playing a stroke round in pleasant conditions after the 33mm of rain we had.

The winner on a count back was John Humphries from Paul Cabavala Lopez both with 52-18-34 nett.

Nearest the pin on the 16th was achieved by Harold Rayner.

Tomorrow will be a Stableford round on the front nine.

Saturday, May 14 saw four players out playing par in the Unisex competition.

Ben Cassar was the winner with +4 but no one was able to get nearest to the pin.

Brent LeCerf claimed the second round of the social club trophy with a excellent 40 stableford points in perfect autumn weather on a lush green after some welcome rain.

LeCerf’s win puts him and his Finnigan four-ball partner Daniel Hall as favourites for the coming two-week four-ball event.

The runner up also finding form at the right time was John James, compiling 40 points. Next best scores were Dean Brown and Mark Nolan on 39 points.

Nearest the pins were J. James on the third, H. Rayner on the eighth, S. Bryant on the 13th and Mully on the 16th.

Next week’s golf will be the first round of the Finnigan four ball.

The day’s sponsor will be Dean Brown Carpet Cleaning, on office duty will be D. Brown and in the bar J. Lodding.

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