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Perfect Easter golf weather

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April 07, 2018

Robert and Greg Hanson - Mens' Ambrose winners

Chris Doherty and Ricky Rickman - Women's Ambrose winners

Seymour

On Wednesday there were only competitions for the men and the mixed nine holes with not enough women available this week to have a competition.

The men played stableford and John Boruch (11) had a great score of 41 points to win the day. The next best score went to John Mundy with 39 points.

Nearest-the-pin on both the fourth and sixth holes was Gary Wright, on the 12th Terry Lemon was the closest and the 17th went to Terry Asquith. The ball pool went to those with a score of 36 points on a count back.

In the mixed nine holes competition Stubby Byrne (27) had the best score of 15 points to win. Don Gee was the runner up with 14 points and Dawn Leece was also in the ball pool with 12 points.

The weather was perfect for the two-person ambrose event that was the beginning of the Tahbilk Easter Tournament on Friday, March 30.

It was great to see a large field of 68 players representing 12 different clubs from in and around the Dalhousie district enjoying the course and posting some terrific scores.

The best score of the day was in the men’s results when Robert and Greg Hanson from Broadford combined beautifully to score 67-6 ¼ = 60 ¾ to win.

Runners up, Cooper Lubeck and Daniel O’Sullivan, also had a great score and were only half a shot behind the winners with their score of 68 - 6 ¾ = 61 ¼.

In the women’s results, Mt Macedon’s Chris Doherty paired with Ricky Rickman to win with 77 – 7 ½ = 69 ½.

Runners up were Pat Ferris and Marg Bailey with 81 - 10 ¼ = 70 ¾.

Di Byrne and Ian Stuart were a last minute pairing on the day but they definitely made the most of it when they won the mixed category with 75- 8 ¼ = 66 ¾.

Jane Fletcher and Ian Richardson didn’t have a great deal of handicap to play with but scored well to be the runners-up with 71 – 2 ½ = 68 ½.

The men’s nearest-the-pins went to Peter Nelson on the fourth, Peter Sawyer on the sixth, Steve Harding visiting from Shepparton claimed the 12th and Wayne Evans won the 17th.

For the women, Shirley Wright was nearest on the fourth, Jane Fletcher won the sixth, Ricky Rickman was closest on the 12th and Di Byrne got the 17th.

The weather remained ideal for the Saturday four-ball better-ball stableford event although the field was a little smaller. There was still a great representation from around the district and some hot scores on the day.

Winning the men’s event was the pair of Rob Peterson and Terry Lemon who had a fantastic score of 46 points. The runners-up were Matt and Dan O’Sullivan with 44 points on a count back from John Mundy and Peter Tempest with the same score.

Ricky Rickman was again in the winner’s circle when she combined with Sharon Cresswell to win the women’s category with 43 points. Di Byrne and Kilmore’s Cheryle Andersen were the runners up with 42 points.

Nearest-the-pin on the fourth for the men was John Mundy, the sixth went to Dan O’Sullivan, the 12th was won by Matt O’Sullivan and the 17th was won by Trevor Hadfield.

Only two of the women’s nearest-the-pins were claimed and those went to Cheryle Andersen on the fourth and Di Byrne was closest again on the 17th.

It was wonderful to again have the support of Tahbilk Winery that has been sponsoring the tournament for five years now. Thanks also to the members who organised the event and have donated time and items to ensure the course was in terrific condition but helped make the two days go smoothly. The tournament ended with the 27 hole Easter Cup which was played on Easter Monday and those results will be revealed next week.

The Friday night social competition is back to six holes this week with the end of daylight savings and this week is stroke on holes 1-6. On Saturday the men will play for the monthly medal while the women will play stableford. Finally, we wish the men’s teams well for the men’s pennant season which will be starting on Sunday, April 8.

Avenel

Opening Day is Saturday, April 7, and the course is looking pretty good thanks to a huge amount of voluntary work in the past month or so.

Members, guests and visitors are asked to be at the course by 11am to register for golf, which will be a three-person Ambrose. There will be a draw for partners, however if you are bringing a guest along and wish to play together, we can arrange it.

The official opening will take place at 11.30am with golf to begin immediately afterwards. Members are asked to bring a small plate of goodies to share for afternoon tea.

The men will be playing their first pennant match on Sunday, April 8 at Eildon where they will take on Euroa and vice-captain Jared Smith is organising the team. Good luck fellas — hopefully a first-up win.

The ladies’ first match is on Monday, April 16 at Romsey against Trentham.

A reminder to members and friends that the bar is open every Friday from 5pm and everyone is welcome to enjoy the hospitality of the golf club.

Nagambie

The Easter weekend meant there were plenty of golfers on the course enjoying some mild weather for the time of year.

Twenty players fronted up at Nagambie on Easter Sunday for a stableford event, the winner was Alby Seenan with 39 points ahead of Shaun Bryant on a count back also with 39. The next best in went to Des Phelan and Greg Whiteman both carding 38.

Nearest-the-pin prizes went to Lindsay Hall, giving it everything to reach the third, Des Phelan ballooning one onto the 13th, and Shaun Bryant spearing an ugly miss hit onto the 16th.

Next week will be the first round of the 2018 club championships and is also the Frank Zanelli memorial day. The championships will be played in the coming three weeks with A, B and C grades contested,. On office duty is B. Cryer and in the bar W. Leviston.

Nagambie women

Twelve players hit off for a stableford round on the last day of summer competition.

A-grade winner was Jo Goodacre with 39 points.

B-grade and C-grade winner was Judi Redfern with 36 points.

Jo also won the nine-hole competition on a count back from Judi, both with 19 points.

Nearest-the-pins on the third was Moz Fowler and on the 16th was Deidre Kleinig.

Eighteen hole balls went to Jo, Judi, and Jane Bow.

Nine hole balls went to Jo, Judi, and Sally Bazeley

On April 4 our winter competition begins.

Assembly is at 9.15am for 9.30am start with stableford round being played.

Chicken Run results for March 29: the competition was played on the back nine.

Winner was M. Kleinig on count back from P. Lawrence with 42-7.5-34.5.

Nearest-the-pins on 13th hole was Dean Brown.

Next week will be stableford played on the front nine. Nearest-the-pin on the eighth hole.

Remember to enter your golflink number on your card.

Saturday unisex Golf results for March 31 par event.

Winner for 18 holes was Irene Keogh with minus 2.

Winner for nine holes was Gary Bow with plus 1.

Eighteen-hole ball winner was Irene.

Nine-hole ball winners were Gary with plus 1 and Matt Mclean with square.

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