Green upgrade

September 30, 2017


There was no women’s golf last Wednesday as coring and sanding of the greens was not completed.

Today will be a stroke round and sixth round of the social club trophy, count putts and par-three competition and next Wednesday will be a 4BBB stableford with draw for partners.

The chicken run on Thursday was won by Rob Staples with 19 points on a countback from Des Phelan, Tim Baldwin and David Hill.

Nearest the pin on the eighth was Tim Baldwin.

Tomorrow will be a par round on the back nine.

Starting on October 7 will be a series of clinics for beginners and novice golfers with Golf Victoria, these will go for five weeks and will be followed by a further five weeks of supervised play.

Phone Jo Goodacre on 0412050805 if you are interested in participating or have questions about the clinics.

Stableford was the event on Sunday with a good turnout after a Lakers back-to-back win the day before.

With the wind blowing from all directions, scoring was made difficult.

The winner with a solid round from start to finish was David Love on 38 points.

Love drove the ball better than he has for some months and was able to finish off on the hard-to-handle, recently cored greens.

Runner-up was perennial second place-getter Shane McCormick.

Next best went to hard-swinging Phil Hageman with a well put together 37 points.

Nearest the pin prizes went to Joe Labas on the eighth, Lindsay Hall on the 13th and Tim Baldwin on the 16th.

Next week will be a stroke monthly medal with John James on office duty and Bob Norris in the bar.


On Wednesday a field of 14 women contested the first round of the Belle Hamilton trophy.

Some very good scores were returned. Best of these was Tina Fountain’s 41 points, putting her in the lead of this two-week competition. Marg Bailey with 40 points was close behind.

The daily competition’s A-grade winner was Sue McCall (handicap 15) with 36 points on a countback from Ricky Rickman (14) and the B-grade winner was Fountain (31) with 41 points.

Nearest the pin on the 17th was birthday girl Pam Jarvis.

Balls were won by Fountain, Marg Bailey, Jarvis and Anne Smith.

There were 19 players in the men’s field. John Boruch (12) won with 44 points, followed by club captain Mark Fountain (11) with 42 points.

Nearest the pin went to John Callaghan on the fourth, nobody kept their ball on the sixth, the 12th went to Kevin Mulvaney and the 17th went to Callaghan.

There were also seven players in the mixed nine-hole competition.

This was won by Ron Wilson (36) with 16 points. Runner-up was Don Gee (20) with 15 points on a countback from Dawn Leece and Phil Block.

On Friday evening 13 players tackled holes one to six.

Greg Pell had the best score and collected two balls and Bill Keating got one.

Warmer weather on Saturday encouraged more golfers onto the course where there were 13 women playing par.

Di Byrne (17) returned the best score of +4.

The extra competition of nine holes in was won by Di Stammers and the four balls for the day were won by Byrne, Stammers, Shirley Wright and Jane Fletcher.

Forty-four men also played par in two grades.

Rhys Waugh (13) won A-grade with a score of three-up and Kevin Mulvaney (20) won B-grade, also with a score of three-up.

Nearest the pins went to Rob Peterson on the fourth, Greg Pell on the sixth, Gerard Hard on the 12th and Joe Feery on the 17th.

The drive and pitch on the eighth was won by Sue McCall and on the 15th, Bill Keating.

Next Wednesday men and women will play stableford.

The women will be playing the final round of the Belle Hamilton trophy and no doubt hoping to see some more good scores like those carded in the first round.

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