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Seymour fights a great battle

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June 15, 2018

Seymour’s division two pennant team: Pat Ferris, Di Stammers, Irene Davey, Sharon Cresswell, Liz Gee, Di Byrne, Pam Jarvis (absent: Tina Fountain and Dilva Grattan).

Seymour

The women’s pennant finals were held on Monday with the Division 2 team taking on Broadford at the tricky Lancefield course.

Conditions were dry and sunny but there was a bitter southerly wind to contend with and the Seymour team fought a great battle to win the final 3/2.

Two of the three winning matches were decided on the 18th hole and one on the 19th hole. It was a great win and congratulations go to the five players on the day but also to the four others who played during the season to get the team to the final.

That ends the women’s pennant for 2018 and the club thanks all those women from both teams who made themselves available to represent the club during the season.

It was the women’s monthly medal on Wednesday and Sue McCall had the best score of the day to win the medal with 89-16=73. Nearest-the-pin on the 17th was Dale Stuart. The ball pool went to Sue McCall, Shirley Wright and Pam Jarvis with net 79.

In the men’s stableford competition, Greg Pell (6) had a solid score of 37 points to win on a count back from Graeme Drummond.

Nearest-the-pins went to Greg Pell on the fourth, Dan O’Sullivan on the sixth, John Hedley on the 12th and Matt Bibby on the 17th. To get a ball a score of 35 points was needed.

The mixed nine holes was won by Phil Block (25) with 16 points while the runner-up was John Jennings with 15 points. Melva Gardner and Dawn Leece made up the ball pool both with 14 points.

It was a par round on Saturday for the men with the best score of the day coming from A-grade when Mark Fountain (11) won with plus four.

The B-grade winner was Graham Kiper (16) with plus 1 but only after a three-way count back from Roger Edwards and Archie Currie.

Only two nearest-the-pins were claimed; the sixth went to Mark Fountain and the 17th to Luke Meredith.

The drive and pitch on the eighth was won by Greg Pell and the 15th by Luke Meredith. A score of minus one was required to get a ball.

The women played stableford on Saturday and Pat Ferris (22) came home strongly on the back nine in her score of 35 points to win on a count back from Dale Stuart.

The win also made Pat Ferris the round four winner of the Silver Spoon.

The extra competition was the best nine out score and that went to Shirley Wright with 19 points.

The ball pool went to Pat Ferris, Dale Stuart and Paula Britton with 32 points on a count back from Lynne Munari.

The Friday night social six holes this week is stroke on holes 10 - 15.

Saturday is the first round of the Parker Plate for both the men and the women.

This four-ball better-ball par event will be played on two Saturdays. The winners of the Parker Plate are the best aggregate scores in the two rounds, however remember there are still daily winners each week.

Finally, some additional results which were unfortunately not included in last week’s report. Due to the writer’s oversight there were no results for the Saturday women’s competition and apologies go to those who were affected.

The women played a stableford round and there was a count back in both grades.

The A-grade winner was Glenda Woods (12) with 34 points from Sue McCall.

Lynne Munari (42) won B-grade with 33 points against Pam Jarvis.

The extra competition of the second shot on the 12th went to Jane Fletcher.

The ball pool went to Glenda Woods, Sue McCall, Lynne Munari, Pam Jarvis and Di Stammers with 32 points.

Avenel

Fields were down a bit this week — the cloudy skies were a deterrent to many, however those who played enjoyed a lovely autumn afternoon. Only two ladies ventured out so they joined in with the men for a unisex comp.

Stableford was the event for the day and Alex Smith had a terrific round, breaking the ton for the first time and scoring 41 points in the process.

He collected this week’s voucher, four points ahead of brother Jared on 37 points.

Line balls went to Ollie Aitken, Tim Batten and Terry Lowis, and Terry received another ball for nearest-the-pin on the 14th.

The other nearest-the-pin ball and birdie ball were unclaimed.

Tuesday was also a stableford round and the winner was Pam Pedder with 33 points. Marlene Hull was runner-up with 31 points in a count back against Yvonne Sloper.

It was a disappointing finish to the Pennant season for the ladies as they went down to Romsey 3/2 in the final at Lancefield last Monday.

Congratulations to Romsey who were the better team on the day and it was also their first flag since 1995 so it was a well deserved win.

Well done to Lauris and Robin, our winners, and bad luck to Lyn W, Anne and Lyn C who did their best but couldn’t get across the line.

Tomorrow (Thursday) we are hosting the Mabel Vearing Silver Salver. We have received good entries to date and are assembling at 9.30am for a 10am hit off. The forecast is for late showers, so we should be done and dusted before they arrive. If anyone wishes to play but hasn’t entered, phone Lyn on 57985268 or 0427985268. Single entries will be accepted.

Members are reminded to bring a salad and slice or cake to share for lunch and it would be great if we could get a few gluten-free options.

Committee members are reminded of the Monthly meeting this evening — 7.30 pm at the clubhouse.

This Saturday is a stableford round and Tuesday is Par.

Good golfing to everyone.

Nagambie

A three-man ambrose was played in perfect golfing conditions with the Queen’s Birthday long weekend bringing out plenty of players and the golf club welcoming seven visitors.

The winning team were Terry Lowis, Dave Fullager and Dean Brown going round in one over par to submit a nett 64.33.

The runners-up, also one over par but a little less handicap, were Greg Whiteman, Bob Norris and Des Phelan, nett 65.16; and third place went to Jeremy Ezard with two visitors in tow — Kal Winnell and Blake Coyle with one under par nett 65.33.

Nearest-the-pins went to Jeff Mills ripping one onto the eighth, Shaun Bryant landing on the 13th and draining the putt for birdie, and Jeremy Ezard stumbling one up to the 16th.

Next week will see the start of the GMDGA winter pennant season with the Nagambie men entering two teams in the Division 5 and 6 handicap competition.

Local golf will continue with a stableford event which will also be the second round of the social club trophy. On office duty is B.Cryer and in the bar is J. Mills.

Nagambie women

Stroke, third round Club Championship, Silver Spoon (3), and Monthly Medal.

A-grade winner was Moz Fowler 92-19-73 nett.

B-grade C-grade winner was Maureen King 103-32-71 nett.

Nine-hole winner was also Maureen King 52-16-36 nett.

Eighteen-hole balls went to Maureen 71, Moz 73, Sally Bazeley 77.

Nine-hole balls went to Maureen 36 Moz 37.5, Annette Mills 38.5.

Nearest-the-pin on the 13th was Ronda Richards.

Monthly medal winner was Maureen King.

Leading the championship so far is Sally Bazeley 182.

Leading A-grade handicap is Annette Mills 151 nett from Sally Bazeley 150 nett.

Leading B grade handicap is Maureen King 153 nett from Ronda Richards 155 nett.

Next week is stroke — final round club championship.

Results for chicken run on June 7.

Winner of stableford round played on back nine was S. McCormick with 20 points.

June 14 will be par round to be played on front nine. Nearest-the-pin on the eighth hole.

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