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Play resumes on courses

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October 12, 2016

The 18th green is a prime example of the work that has gone into making the putting surfaces great again.

Nagambie

The Nagambie Golf Course has re-opened after a short closure due to heavy ground conditions.

Sunday’s event was a two-man ambrose.

Heavy winds blew across the course for the entire day but this had little effect on winning pair Tyrone Muir and Mark Nolan parring the course to post an impressive nett 66.75, beating their nearest rivals by more than three shots.

Runners-up were Darrel and Tim Baldwin.

Hitting the greens for the nearest-the-pins was difficult with only two going off, Tim Baldwin reaching the third and Brayden Biggs collecting the 16th.

A reminder to players that have won monthly medals throughout the year that next week’s event will be stroke and the gold medal playoff.

Office duty is D. Brown and in the bar G. Bow.

The ladies didn’t play again on Wednesday.

Today will be stableford and the final of the Monthly Medal with October 19 being a par round.

Good luck to Lynne and Jenny playing at Sanctuary Lakes for the Doris Chambers Foursomes on October 20.

It was a much better day on Thursday with the course drying up, and 22 golfers played the back nine.

The winner of the chicken run was Darrel Baldwin on a count back from Jeremy Ezard, both with 19 points.

The Annual Bendigo Bank Open tournament is on October 21 which is a singles stableford event for men and women and October 23 is the open IGA four-ball stableford tournament for men and women.

Both days are assembly at 9.30am with bookings being taken now with Ronda, phone 0408349505 or Barry, phone 0418577900.

Seymour

A small field of men played the top nine twice for a stableford competition on grand final day.

The winner was Greg Pell (5 handicap) with 39 points.

Nearest-the-pin on the fourth was Warren Austin and on the sixth was John Porter.

The drive and pitch on the eighth went to Kane Falconer (Townsville).

The ball pool went to 35 points.

The rain at the start of the week on an already saturated ground meant the course was closed on Wednesday.

On Friday the social competition was back to nine holes and holes 1-9 were played.

The best score for the stroke round went to Dave Pearce (8) with net 33 and the next best score was from Pell (5) with net 33.5.

Following the warmer weather at the end of the week the course had dried out and all 18 holes were open on Saturday for the start of the men’s championships.

It was also the October monthly medal and that went to John Muscovich who had the best round with 87-17 = 70 to win C-grade and the medal on a count back from Jeff Smith.

The best scratch score of the day was achieved by Pearce who won A-grade with 79-8 = 71.

This was also on a count back from Graeme Drummond and Falconer.

B-grade had a count back as well to decide the winner with Gerard Hard coming out on top with 85 14 = 71 over John Porter.

Nearest the pins went to Pell on the fourth, Drummond on the sixth, Gary Wright on the 12th and Rob Oldman on the 17th.

The drive and pitch on the eighth was won by Greg Austin and on the 15th was won by Falconer.

A score of net 74 was needed for a ball.

There was no competition on Saturday for women.

Friday’s social nine holes is stableford over holes 1-9.

On Saturday the men’s championships continue and it is the start of the women’s championships as well as their monthly medal.

Avenel

Golf was back on track last Saturday but with only three ladies, they had to join the men in a unisex competition.

Continuing his recent good form, Dale McIntosh won the day’s event with 37 points (which included three wipe outs).

Runner-up was Doug Heffey with 33 points, and Tim Batten on 32 points.

All three received a ball and the nearest-the-pin ball remained with the club.

While there is still enough interest, Saturday competitions will continue, with the back nine expected to remain open for at least the next month.

Tuesday competitions will also remain at 18 holes for the time being.

There was a small field last Tuesday and McIntosh had a terrific round scoring 39 points to win from Marlene Hull on 27 points.

Both players were ball winners but no-one claimed the nearest-the-pin ball.

This Friday will be the start of the summer nine-hole competition, which will be in the capable hands of Dave Fullager.

It will be a unisex competition and an all-day hit off for those wishing to play in the morning — those players are requested to post their cards and entry money ($5) in the green fee box.

Anyone is welcome to come along and have a game, and if you don’t have an official handicap we will allocate one to you.

Dave Fullager will be at the course from 4.45pm, and Tim Batten will have the bar open from 5pm.

The Annual General Meeting was held last Tuesday and attendance was disappointing, however the following members are to be congratulated on putting their hands up to take on positions.

Tim Batten president; Bill Eddy vice president; Joyce White secretary; Ann-Maree White treasurer; Lyn Carracher captain.

Lance Carracher, Marlene Hull, Doug Heffey, Pam Pedder, Yvonne Sloper, Iris Sidebottom and Jenny Wheeler are committee members.

Competitions this week: Friday nine holes stableford all day hit off, Saturday 18 holes, hit off from noon and Tuesday will be 18 holes stableford with hit off from 10am. All competitions will be unisex.

Don’t forget the Melbourne Cup Calcutta on October 31. $80 per table guarantees a horse, a cold buffet dinner will be available and the Calcutta starts at 7.30pm.

So get a group together and book a table with Lance or Lyn Carracher, phone 57985268 or 0427985268, or Dave Fullager, phone 0439024949.

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