The week started off with the women’s pennant on Monday. Division 1 began their campaign at Euroa and had a good 4/1 win against Yea.
The Division 2 team played their second round and travelled to Broadford to meet the home side. The team had a respectable draw with Broadford to keep their season going well.
The much-needed rain was kind enough to stay away from the golf competition days this week so Wednesday was another fine day for the players. The women’s stableford round was won by Irene Davey (18) with 37 points. The extra competition of the best nine out score also went to Irene Davey with 21 points. The ball pool went to Irene Davey and Pam Jarvis with 32 points.
In the men’s results, Kevin Mulvaney (18) was the winner with his great score of 41 points. The next best was John Boruch with 40 points.
Nearest-the-pins went to Brett Waters on the fourth, Kevin Summers on the sixth, John Callaghan on the 12th and John Boruch on the 17th. A score of 36 points was needed for a ball.
In the mixed nine holes, John Jennings (36) had a good day to win with 18 points. The runner up was Phil Block with 17 points. Stubby Byrne and Ron Wilson were also in the ball pool with 14 points each.
The Friday night social six holes would have been a bit soggy after the course got a good soaking in the previous 24 hours. Mick Papworth didn’t seem to mind when he won with net 22 on holes 1-6.
On Saturday it was the Gavan Ring Memorial Monthly Medals for both the men and the women which are generously sponsored by the Ring family.
The men and the women were sent out in mixed groups and the great field of more than 50 players added to the atmosphere of the day.
The winner of the monthly medal for the men and also A-grade was Dave Enricho with a score of 79-9=70.
The B-grade winner was Terry Lemon with 86-15=71 on a count back from Matt Collard.
Mick Papworth carried his form through from the previous day to win C-grade with 93-20=73.
The best scratch score of the day went to Peter Nelson with 78.
Nearest-the-pin on the fourth was Rob Petersen, on the sixth the closest was Wayne Evans, the 12th was won by Dave Enricho and on the 17th it was John Callaghan.
The drive and pitch on the eighth wasn’t claimed and the 15th was won by Gerard Hard. To get a ball a score of net 74 was required.
In the women’s results the winner of the monthly medal and A-grade was Paula Britton with 86-14=72.
The B-grade winner was Tina Fountain with 104-27=77 on a count back from Liz Gee.
Nearest-the-pin on the 17th was Paula Britton. The ball pool went to Paula Britton, Jane Fletcher, Sue McCall and Tina Fountain with nett 77 on a count back.
Two of the men’s pennant teams played their last round this week with both teams needing to win to have any chance to play in the finals.
The restricted handicap team had the hardest task of taking on Woodend at Woodend which proved too much as the team lost 2/5.
The Division 2 handicap team also took on Woodend but on neutral territory at Kilmore. Unfortunately they also lost 2/5.
That ends the pennant season for both of those sides but thanks goes to all those who gave up their time on Sunday to represent the club.
The Division 2 scratch team travelled to Lancefield to play Mt Macedon in a must-win game for the team to still have a chance at finals.
They were successful and had a great win of 5/2. There is one more round to go in this division which will be played in two weeks as there is a break next Sunday for Mother’s Day.
This week the Friday night social six holes is par on holes 10-15. Saturday for the men it is Cock of the Walk which is a par round. The women will also be playing par.
A small field took to the fairways last Tuesday and Alex Smith blew them away with a fantastic 45 points — the new irons must be working (plus the pointers from brother Jared).
Ball winners were Graeme Toy and Marlene Hull.
There was a much better turn out on Saturday and the men decided to play a stableford aggregate round.
A draw for partners was conducted which saw the Smith brothers pairing up and with both in pretty good form, the writing was on the wall for the rest of the field.
Alex followed up Tuesday’s form with another great round of 40 points and Jared said he let one slip away, but still managed to card 35 points, giving them a total of 75 points — a lazy 10 ahead of runners-up president Tim and birthday boy Doug Heffey — happy 80th Heff.
Ball winners were Graeme Toy and Terry Lowis on 61 points and Nicko Hart and Bill Eddy on 60 points. Thanks to Jared Smith for donating the prizes.
A smallish field of ladies played a stroke round which was also the second silver spoon. Captain Lyn won the spoon and voucher, a few shots ahead of ball winners Yvonne Sloper and Marlene Hull (count back from Robin Lied). Lyn also collected a ball for nearest-the-pin on the 14th.
Birthday boy Doug Heffey was asked to draw this week’s meat tray raffle and who do you think won — yes, he managed to draw out his own ticket.
The men’s pennant team travelled to Euroa on Sunday, for the final of the home and away games and had a good win against Alexandra 3/2 which put them into the final in a few weeks. This is a tremendous result for the team and the club, having not fielded a men’s pennant side for quite a few years. Well done fellas.
The ladies team had a narrow escape against Romsey at Lancefield last Monday, managing to walk away with a drawn match. The two Lyns (Carracher and Wells) had disappointing losses, which meant the tail had to wag to save the day, and save it they did.
Anne Burns and Robin Lied had good wins and Lauris Truscott squared her match. They are currently sitting second on the ladder but need to have a few more good wins to secure a place in the final.
This Saturday will be a stroke round for men and a stableford round for ladies and Tuesday’s event will be stableford.
This month’s committee meeting is tonight at 7.30pm at the clubhouse.
Finally, if you haven’t already done so, tickets and money for the Mother’s Day raffle need to be returned to Marlene Hull as soon as possible as it is to be drawn at the club after golf this Saturday.
A great turnout of players contested the Nagambie 18-hole open tournament sponsored by Costa Mushrooms.
The day’s outstanding score come from the C-grade division with Jono Moore not only winning the grade but produced the best nett score of the season that is destined to go on the honour board with a 96-34-62.
Runner up in C-grade was Shane Davidson with 91-22-69. Shane’s round also was good enough for best scratch score for the grade.
Jac Smith-Williams fired the round of his life to take the B-grade prize with 86-26-65. it was Jac’s first time breaking 90 and he did it comfortably. The best scratch score went to stalwart Gary Bow with an excellent 83-16-67.
A-grade was the least impressive of the day with Bernie O’Hare winning the grade with 87-14-73. The best scratch score went to Jeremy Ezard carding a solid 76-1-75.
Nearest-the-pin prizes went to Daniel Allen getting one in close on the third; no one managed to hit the eighth; form player Jono Moore on the 13th; and Alan Anderson winning the 16th.
Nagambie Golf Club would like to thank players from 10 visiting clubs — Broadford, Seymour, Mooroopna, Nathalia, Tallygaroopna, Avenel, Rochester, Euroa, Tatura and Shepparton — also all volunteers who prepared the course, lady members who catered lunch, and sponsor Costa Mushrooms.
Next week’s competition will be a stroke monthly medal with D. Love in the office and W. Leviston in the bar.