Golf around the clubs

February 01, 2017


Cameron McNamara was the star among 112 players when he scored 46 stableford points to win division two on Saturday. He got the cream and the Middlin Mug. Robert Nightingale was runner-up with 42 points.

Frank McIntyre scored 41 points to win division one from Adrian Gleeson who had 39 points.

Mick Stevens scored 43 points to win from Wayne Gilbee who had 42 points.

Ball winners were Carl Van Ziest, Michael Wood, Jeremy Patt, Craig Marshall, Greg Austin, Leo Jakobs, Blair Pomeroy, John Ellis, Leon Saunders, Bernie Mullane, Kevin Cameron, Doug Austin and Ron Courtney.

Jono Kerrins won nearest the pin on the seventh, Brendan Calder won nearest the pin and pro pin on the 10th and Steve Nioa won on the 17th. John Ellis hit the closest second shot on the 12th and Ben Robinson hit the closest second shot on the 13th. Craig Marshall hit the longest drive on the first and Adrian Gleeson scored an eagle on the 15th.

Next Saturday’s Mooroopna Masters will be played over 36 holes. There will also be an 18-hole event held in conjunction, this will be the 14th running of this event.

Pro balls were won by Zoe Courtney, Cameron McNamara, Mick Stevens, Wayne Gilbert, Robert Nightingale, Frank McIntyre, Leon Saunders, Greg Austin, Adrian Gleeson, Bernie Mullane, Leo Jakobs, Carl Van Ziest, Blair Pomeroy, Michael Wood, Jeremy Patt and Craig Marshall.

On Tuesday Peter Demay scored 45 points to win narrowly from Dennis Koik who scored 44 points. Vouchers were won by Matt Morritt, Leo Jakobs, Peter Lahiff, Greg Austin, Gary Colbert, Jack Forster, Royce Gilbert, Shane Ohlsen (Hill Top), Andrew Cooper (Ky Parkland), George Heneghan, Steve Haigh, Stuart Davidson, Paul Little, Ron Courtney and Karl Staub. Steve Haigh won nearest the pin and pro pin.

Thursday’s event was the Robert Sloper Memorial. This is a sought-after trophy honouring a well respected past member and sponsored by his good friend, Trevor Forsyth from the Royal Mail.

Winner of the trophy was Ben Robinson in division one with 44 points on countback from Peter Demay. Terry Gale scored 42 points to win division two on countback from Lionel McGee. In another countback Rolf Weber won division three from James Ralph with 43 points.

Ball winners were Michael Johnson, David Young, Tom Beqir, Steve Haigh, Jeremy Patt, Ian Petherick, Gavin Madill, Mark Lepp, Adrian Gleeson, Glenn Mutimer and Frank McIntyre, who also won nearest the pin and pro pin.

In the women’s division Julie-Ann Ward won with 38 points from Dawn Nioa who had 36 points.

Sue McIntyre, Carolyn Barca and Lorraine Smith won club balls and Tanya Nightingale won nearest the pin on the 10th.


The club would like to thank its members who go out of their way to fill in extra divots and repair additional pitch marks on the greens to keep the course in good condition; every little bit counts.

Tuesday, January 24 winner in A-grade was Gavan Mears (16) on +5 beating Andy Strange (16) +4 on a countback from Peter Junor.

B-grade winner was Paul Lott (17) on a great +8 from Maurice Woodier (18) +3 on a countback from Greg Martin.

Nearest the pins: 12th Glyn Morley 244cm.

Wednesday’s women’s division one winner Sonya Hill (16) +5 continued her hot form to win from Kerryn Pickworth (24) +4.

Division two’s Veronica Minogue (36) won with square on a countback from Jacinta Harrington (35).

Nearest the pins went to Kathy Douglas and Thelma Bull.

In Wednesday’s men’s KFC chicken run, Ymer Mehmet had an impressive 24 points to win from nine-hole specialist Daryl McLeod on 22 points.

On Thursday the Australian flag was flown and a fantastic field of women and men played in a medley stableford.

A-grade winner and best score of the day was Steve Winnett (10) 42 points from Jerry Kop (8) 40 points. B-grade’s young Bailey Goodall (15) 39 points won from Bob Dixon (13) 37 points on a countback from Boo Wright and Ed Flanagan.

C-grade winner was Daniel Gardner (21) — a visitor from Mandalay GC — with 40 points on a countback from Ed Murdoch (21).

Nearest the pins: 12th Bryan Scott 217cm, 17th Donk McLeod 378cm.

Saturday’s women’s winner was Greta Keenan (20) on -2 from Charmaine Snow (18) -3.

Vinny Chan’s (8) hot form continued and he won A-grade for the second week in a row with +4 on a countback from Brendan Lott (7).

B-grade was won by Shane McDonald (13) +3 from Greg Birks (14) +2 on a countback from Jim Georgiou and Gavan Mears. C-grade saw Brian Mehmet (21) +5 win from Keith Rae (24) +4.

Nearest the pins: second Brendan Lott 93cm, fifth Alan Kellock (back from Adelaide) 225cm, 12th Laurie Ryan 188cm and 17th Mario Tenace 404cm.

In pennant v Tallygaroopna at home, the Tally boys defeated Shepparton comfortably 4-1, ending any hope of Shepparton playing finals. Tom Grinter and Rob Handley won their game, with Shane Myers, Col Basham and Geoff Hall, Keith Rae and Shane McDonald, Geoff Teague and Mick Shiels, and Ricky Lancaster all dropping their games.

Next game v Valley View at Ky Parkland this Sunday.

YSM pennant travels to Mansfield this Sunday and a win could get us in the final, good luck to everyone competing.

A reminder to members that this week’s Saturday monthly medal event is also the qualifier for the Murray Slee knockout; please advise the Pro shop if you are able to compete in the knockout.

The members’ draw has jackpotted to $600 this week after one of the new members, Christine Wright, wasn’t present for the draw. Bad luck, Chrissy.

Check out our website for special deals on golf club membership at


Simone Gale with +2 was the winner of last Wednesday’s nine-hole par event from Marilla Macauley on square.

The ball competition winner was Sue Maynard and nearest-the-pin fourth was Anne Rowe and second shot 8th was Marilla Macauley.

On Thursday an Australia Day four-ball best-ball medley aggregate event was played where the winners were Graeme Mills and Ray Gourlay with 74 points from Mike Prater and Leo Hartup with 73 points.

The ball competition winners were Ben Simonis and Lyndon Bicknell, Jim Mallis and Mick and Geoff Dohrman and Brian Reiners; nearest-the-pin fourth was Alan Kiker and 11th was Andrew Christie.

Jordan Meloury-Mason with 40 points was the winner of Saturday’s A-grade stableford event from Leigh Pettie on 39 points, while the B-grade winner was Morry McKellar with 36 points on a countback to Mike Prater.

The ball competition winners were Mario Gagliardi, Geoff Dohrman, Ray Winnell and Ray Gourlay.

Nearest-the-pin fourth Roy Parrott, second shot eighth was Ray Winnell, 11th Jordan Meloury-Mason, 14th Steve Morry McKellar and second shot 17th was Leigh Pettie.

Coming events: today: 8.30am start nine-hole stroke event – back nine for the women, nine-hole chicken run, start from 4pm onwards front nine; Thursday: stableford; Saturday: par; Wednesday: nine-hole stableford event for the women – front nine and nine-hole chicken run, start 4pm onwards back nine.


Darrel Baldwin made a claim for pennant selection after carding an 90-25-65 to win Sunday’s stroke event by three shots, the 82-year-old did what the pennant side could not do: play some solid and consistent golf.

Darrel has been chasing the C-grade championship the past couple of seasons and this round should put him into favouritism for that event, as well as making him an attractive option for the pennant captain. Runner-up went to Bill Leviston who has been a regular feature in the results of late; Bill shot 87-19-68.

The nearest-the-pin prizes went to Wes Boyle on the eighth and the day’s winner Darrel Baldwin on the 13th.

The pennant team was away at the Kyabram Valley View Golf Club where it put in a lacklustre performance to lose four and one against Kyabram Parklands. The loss all but diminishes any hope of making it through to the final with a miracle needed in the last round of the season for that to happen.

Next Sunday will be a stroke monthly medal event with J. Ezard on office duty and G. Bow in the bar.


Wednesday, January 25 saw 12 players for a par round. The winner of A-grade for the third week in a row was Moz Fowler with +6 and she also won the extra nine-hole competition. B and C-grade winner was Ronda Richards with +4.

Balls down the line for the 18-hole comp were Moz, Ronda and Jane Bow while the nine-hole balls went to Moz, Ronda and Andrea Richards.

Wednesday, February 1 is a stroke round with February 8 a four-ball best-ball stroke round. The course continues to improve with the work of Dad’s Army together with the rain and sunshine.

The Chicken Run on Australia Day was won by John Bond with +3; there were no nearest-the-pin winners and a good field of 36 played.

February 2 will be a stroke round on the front nine.

On Thursday, March 9 the club will be hosting the Bendigo Bank four-ball best-ball; entries now open. Phone Ronda Richards on 0408349505, or Helen Gilbert on 57942059 or 0413480638.

Friday, February 10 will be the Costa Exchange four-person nine-hole Ambrose event; phone Ronda on 0408349505 with your entry.

On Saturday, February 4 Melanie Bryden (PGA member) will be holding lessons at Nagambie Golf Club, prices are $40 for a 30-minute lesson for one or two people, $10 per person for a 60-minute clinic of up to 10 people and $5 per child for a 45-minute clinic of up to 10 children. Please phone Ronda on 0408349505 to arrange a time.


The fourth rounds of section one and section two was played on January 29.

Section one was played at Valley View: Rich River d Numurkah 3 and 2, Ky Parkland d Nagambie 4 and 1, Rochester d Kialla 3 and 2.

Next round will be played at Rich River.

Ladder: Rochester 6, Kialla 5, Rich River 5, Nagambie 4, Numurkah 2, Ky Parkland 2.

Section two was played at Shepparton: Valley View d Rushworth 3 and 2, Mooroopna d Hill Top 3 and 1, Tallygaroopna d Shepparton 4 and 1.

Next round played at Ky Parkland.

Ladder: Rushworth 6, Tallygaroopna 6, Hill Top 4, Mooroopna 4, Shepparton 2, Valley View 2.

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