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February 15, 2017

SHEPPARTON

Consider yourself a novice? Come and join like-minded people in a fun and social environment on Thursday evenings at 6.30pm for laughter, entertainment, golf and socialising. Phone the pro shop on 58212531 for bookings.

It was great to see Jarrod Lyle and Kyle Michel make the halfway cut with -7 at the Victorian Open. Jarrod finished in a tie for 18th with -9. Unfortunately Kyle missed the secondary cut held after the third round, finishing in a tie for 36th with -6.

Tuesday, February 7 saw Ray Sizer (10) blitz the field in A-grade with the best score of the day of 43 points; Mario Tenace (15) was a close runner up on 42 points. Tom Kutrolli (22) won B-grade with 39 points on a countback from Trevor Sanders (24).

Nearest the pin: Barry Goodman 126cm.

Wednesday’s women’s competition had a good field of 43 players with Erane Goodman (20) winning division one with a fantastic 41 points, from the consistent Shireen Moore (20) on 37 points.

Division two winner was Adele Baensch (33) with 38 points from Suzy Phillips-Limon (29) on 34 points.

Nearest-the-pins went to Cheryl Mahon and Heather Groves.

Wednesday’s men’s Chicken Run saw Paul Rossiter have an outstanding 25 points from David Reed on a countback from Chopper Woodhouse and Waldorf Kop on 20 points.

On Thursday, February 9 the A-grade winner was Simon Sneyd (11) with +4 from Col Armstrong (16) on a countback from Ed Flanagan with +3. B-grade winner was Brad Simpson (24) with +4 from Ron Cobbledick (18) with +3.

Nearest the pin: Brian Coppinger 150cm.

Friday’s women’s Chicken Run winner was Faye Goodman from Helen Ryan with 18 points on a countback.

Saturday’s terrible heat failed to deter the 106 players and particularly young Bailey Goodall (15) who had a great 42 points in B-grade from the unlucky Rick Lancaster (13) on a countback. A-grade winner was Nick Traianidis (11) 39 points on a countback from Jimmy Pattison (8). C-grade was Trevor Sanders (24) on 40 points from Col Fountain (20) on 39 points.

In the women’s competition Adele Baensch (32) continued her good week with 37 points from Shireen Moore (19) on 35.

Nearest the pins — second Dave D’Elia 2cm (so close, Dave); fifth Glenn Goodall 117cm; 12th Nick Traianidis 56cm; and 17th Gavan Barry 140cm.

Sundays medley event saw Hayden Young (9) defeat Rob Woodhouse (7) on countback with both having 40 points.

Sunday’s medley competition is $10 for members and $20 for visitors, and everyone is welcome.

The members’ draw jackpots to $650 this week.

Check out the website for special deals on golf club membership; visit www.sheppartongolf.net.au

MOOROOPNA

Saturday’s stroke medal round was contested by 84 golfers in trying conditions. The day was hot and so was Allan McAuliffe who shot 82-16-66 nett to win division two as well as the Jack Guppy medal and the Middlin Mug.

Support came from Ian Almond and congratulations from everyone.

Nick Sidebottom scored 83-1-469 nett to be runner-up.

David Ward won division one with 81-11-70 nett from Peter Muma who had 79-8-71 nett.

In division three Paul Cox won with 93-23-70 nett from David Woodhams who scored 97-26-71 nett.

Brett Kellow shot par 73 for best scratch score in division one, Allan McAuliffe 82 was best in division two and Paul Cox 93 in division three.

Club balls were won by Ben Robinson, Ross Fifoot, Brian MacGibbon, Seve Faafoi, Rob Nightingale, Tristan Gledhill, Robert Burgess, Cameron McNamara, Paul Kuiper (Ky Parkland), Nathan Lewis, Lindsay Simms and Leon Saunders.

Lindsay Simms won nearest-the-pin on the seventh, Michael Wood (Shepp) won nearest-the-pin and pro pin on the 10th and Con Bellos was nearest on the 17th.

Brett Kellow hit the closest second shot on the 12th and Peter Muma hit the closest second on the 13th. Jeremy Patt hit the straightest drive on the first and Nick Sidebottom won the putting with 25 putts.

This week’s four-ball best-ball stableford round is the first round of the summer four-ball.

On Tuesday Jack Forster scored 37 points to win from Steve Haigh who was runner-up on countback with 36 points.

Vouchers went to Carl Van Ziest, John Bartlett, Matt Ausage, Gary Cooney, Gary Colbert and Barri Davies. Greg Austin won nearest-the-pin and pro pin.

Wednesday’s twilight event was won by Steve Nioa on countback with +1 from Tristan Gledhill who had +1 also.

On Thursday Joseph Vlaming scored 77-11-66 nett and won from Bruce Morris who had 84-15-69 nett.

Vouchers were won by Peter Demay, Gary Colbert, Martin Schofield, Gary Cooney, Steve Haigh, Lindsay Simms, Ben Robinson, Rolf Weber, Ted Davis, Carl Van Ziest and Jacob Van Ziest.

Peter Demay won nearest-the-pin and pro pin.

GV VETERANS

There were 117 veteran golfers who appreciated the fine conditions, the excellent golf course and the renowned hospitality of the Numurkah Golf and Bowls Club on Monday, February 13. Trophies for the stableford event were donated by Numurkah Golf Club.

Winner of A-grade was Ray Falla (Nathalia) with a score of 41 points from Bruce Morris (Mooroopna) on 40 points.

Joe Labas (Nagambie) took out B-grade with 40 points, on countback from Les Hall (Valley View) also on 40 points.

Geoff Squires (Valley View) survived a countback to win C-grade from Ian Clark (Nagambie), both on 39 points.

Nearest the pins: Bill Green (A-grade), Rolf Weber (B-grade) and Graeme Gordon (C-grade).

Down-the-line golf ball winners: Bernie O’Hare, Bill Green, John Keller, Vin Edwards, Ron Smith, John McHale, Kevin Humbert, Glen Evans, Neil Hutchins, Ian Gray, Alan Dalton, Graham Scott, Rob Kilgour, Leo Hartup, Richard Maxwell, John Fuller, Peter Eade, Bruce Collins, Rolf Weber, Dick Hutchison, John Meincke, Geoff Partington, Alby Seenan, Ken Harris, Roden Brady, Laurie Steward, John King, Graeme Frostick, Bruce Whebell, Ron Dixon, Bill Waite, John Bunn, Lindsay Tatterson, Phil Cooper, Jim Miller and Ken Walter.

The next veterans’ event will be the challenge match against Central Vets, to be held at Axedale Golf Club, on Monday, February 20. Assemble at 9am for a 10am shotgun start. There are a few places still available. Contact Max Dawber.

NAGAMBIE

A drop of 20 degrees and a howling southerly wind with the occasional spot of rain unsettled many Nagambie golfers on Sunday; the temperature drop had most players rummaging through their bags looking for some extra warmth.

But the unflappable Lindsay Hall took it all in his stride to produce the winning round of the day, +2, and a humble-as-usual Hall thanked his playing partners for their continual encouragement throughout the round. Runner-up went to Gary Bow with a +1 beating Peter Lawrence on countback also with +1.

The nearest-the-pins went to G. Evans on the third, and B. Norris claiming the 13th and 16th with both strikes getting very close to the hole.

Next week will be a stableford event with S. McCormick on office duty and B. Norris in the bar.

Women

Wednesday, February 8 saw 13 players for a four-ball best-ball stroke round and the winners were Lynne McLean and Maureen King with a nett 63 from Mozzie Fowler and Jane Bow with a nett 64 and Ronda Richards and Deidre Kleinig with a nett 65.

Nearest-the-pins on the eighth and 13th holes were won by Mozzie.

Wednesday, February 15 is a par round for the Monthly Medal and Wednesday, February 22 is a stroke round. Hopefully the temperature will make it more enjoyable.

The Chicken Run on February 9 was won by Shaun Bryant with a great score of 25 points and nearest-the-pin on the 13th was Bob Eaton.

Thursday, February 16 will be a par round on the front nine.

On Thursday, March 9 the club will be hosting the Bendigo Bank women’s four-ball best-ball stableford event. Entries are now open, please phone Ronda Richards on 0408349505 or Helen Gilbert on 57942059 or 0413480638.

Melanie Bryden (PGA member) will be at Nagambie for lessons on February 18 and April 1, please phone Melanie on 0481311981 or Ronda on 0408349505 to arrange a time with Melanie.

KIALLA

Jennifer Cannon was the winner of last Wednesday’s nine-hole stableford event with 19 from Sue Maynard with 14 points on a countback from Kaye Luscombe, Elizabeth Clarke, Jan Hammond and Mary Larfield.

Nearest the pin on the fourth was Mary Larfield.

Coming events: Today, 8.30am start nine-hole par event, back nine for the women; nine-hole Chicken Run from 4pm onwards front nine; Thursday: par; Saturday: stroke; Wednesday: nine-hole stroke event for the women, front nine, and nine-hole Chicken Run from 4pm onwards on the back nine.

Entries are now being taken for the EDP Australia Opening Day Mixed Yankee event which will be held on Sunday, March 5. Assemble at 11.30am for noon shotgun start. Barbecue available to purchase from 11am. Phone entries to Andrew Christie on 0428271217 or Ross Campbell on 0411131251.

GVDGA

The finals were played at Numurkah Golf Club on Sunday, February 12.

The Goulburn Valley would like to thank Numurkah for hosting the event and also for the catering for the players during the day. After a very hot Saturday, the final on Sunday was a lot cooler and we also had small periods of light rain.

Section one was played between Rich River and Rochester.

Rich River made the final after beating Kialla in the last round; Kialla was going for its fourth win in a row.

Rochester, which won its most recent pennant flag in 1995, joined section one this year after returning to the GV in 2016.

But it was Rich River that won its first summer pennant, defeating Rochester 3 and 2.

Gordon Jasch and Terry Jeoffreys lost to Peter Anderson and Ian Clark 19th Hole.

Ian Yeo and Jayden Dixon lost to Graham Willis and Richard Feuk 20th hole. John King and Brian O’Neil defeated Darren White and Peter Lawford 4 and 3. Col Johnson and Aaron Loader defeated Jake Wright and Brad Major 4 and 2. Jason Scott and Ross Taylor defeated Lee Hicks and Bruce Bryant 6 and 5.

Section two was played between Tallygaroopna and Rushworth. Tallygaroopna has been in the finals for a number of years; it lost the final last year to Valley View which won its first summer flag.

Rushworth is another sandscrape course in the competition and beat Tallygaroopna in the third round.

Tallygaroopna defeated Rushworth 3 and 2 in a close competition. Phil Mahon and Shane Davidson lost to Jim Perry and Garrick Campbell 3 and 2. Rod Campbell and Graham Montgomery defeated Tony Geisler and Dennis Hardie 1 up. Neville Hosie and Zac Brett lost to Sam Perry and Kelly Cheong 1-down. Tyson Sidebottom and Tim Brett defeated Bill Barlow and Maurice Crespan 2 and 1. Nev Montgomery and Josh Sidebottom defeated Jeff Perry and Ian Rathjen 2 and 1.

HILL TOP

Because of the forecast heat, most of the field for the multiple stableford competition on Saturday, sponsored by John Mapson, was ready to go at 7.30am.

Predictably, the winners and runners-up were among those early starters although one group who bravely (foolishly?) hit off after noon did win consolation balls in the run-down.

Juniors Matt Miller and Jack Risstrom have been featuring regularly on the winner’s podium of late and Saturday was no exception.

Now that Miller is playing off a four handicap, he is finding it more difficult to produce scores such as the 66 he shot recently, but he still managed 34 stableford points to support his young partner.

Risstrom has brought his handicap down from 36 to 29 in quick time and it seems that he will continue to lower that figure because he brought in a card with 45 points recorded.

On the front nine holes, with their stableford scores on each hole multiplied, they totalled 37 with eight on the ninth when Risstrom made a birdie.

A par to Risstrom and a birdie to Miller gave them nine on the 10th hole which was followed by six on the 11th and another nine on the 12th.

At this stage they were flying and the miss by Risstrom on 15 was their only blemish as they finished with 48 points on the nine and a total of 85.

Darren Carter shot the round of the day when he brought in 45 points off an 11 handicap.

He parred the front nine but his partner, Geoff Kerr, failed to score on the seventh and eight holes where his partner had a birdie; such is the treacherous nature of the event.

Carter was two-over on the back nine and together he and Kerr added 36 to their tally of 40 on the front to beat David Roberts and Jeff Huddle for runners-up by one point.

Lyn Fanning and Steve Zolich won a ball apiece for their 72, visitors Rodney Williams and Trevor Mill from Kilmore had 68, Jody Webber and Les Walsh 67, and John Keller and John Fanning won a ball each for their 65. Fanning also won nearest-the-pin on the Lewis Homes-sponsored third hole, Steve Zolich won on the sixth (Tatura Post Office), Barry Dennis won on the ninth (Tatura Engineering) but failed to register for the jackpot which went to Peter Hutton.

Graham Meneilly and Heather Long had wins on the 14th, sponsored by A-1 Freight.

Midweek: Jeff Baker finally had the round he had threatened for some time when he brought in 41 stableford points to win by five on Tuesday.

He had 44 on the front nine for 20 points and 45 on the back for 21 points which will no doubt be reflected in a handicap alteration.

Joe De Ieso was runner-up with 36 points, Barry Dennis had 34 and Peter Hutton 33 and no-one disturbed the grass on the ninth green with their tee-shot.

There was a countback on Thursday with two players bringing in nett 70s in the stroke competition.

John ‘Titch’ Hayward, playing off 30, beat Bruce Gross (12) while Simon Russell 71, Trevor Allen 72 and Bob Wildes 74 (countback) each won a ball.

Tuesday’s winner, Jeff Baker, also managed to win a ball with his nearest-the-pin shot on the ninth.

Twilight: Geoff Coolahan won the Thursday afternoon competition in extremely hot conditions with 42-10-32 in a field of 35.

Charles Lawson had 32, Jono Kerrins, Dom Critelli and Tony ‘Bones’ Ryan 33, Darren Carter, Daniel Dryden and Rocco Barca 34, Jody Webber 34, Jarrod Taylor 35, Peter Hutton, John Hayward and Janette Hayward 35.

This week the event will be cross-country with a tricked-up course to be expected.

Coming events: There are still places for men in the Mazda Victorian Four-ball Championship to be held at Hill Top on March 5 with entries for women and for mixed pairs put on a waiting list.

Entries can be made online and there are entry forms in the golf shop.

The following weekend is the Labour Day Weekend Tournament with stableford on the Saturday, a medley Ambrose on Sunday and a stableford four-ball on the Monday.

Women

The three-person Ambrose event was played in mild conditions early, but the heat was felt by many as they sought refuge in the cool club house at the end of play.

Elaine Dunk, Colleen Johns and Yvonne Kartner combined well to win the day with 76-65 nett.

Three shots separated the runners-up Heather Long, Josie De Ieso and Barb Johansen, scoring 84-68 nett.

Ball winners: Jan Coe, Francis Mark and Sue Turnbull 83-70 nett.

Nearest-the-pins: third Gallery Café, Jan Coe; sixth Tatura Hot Bread, Sheryl Curran; ninth Café Alofa, Di Day; 14th Hill Top, Janette Hayward.

Summer 4BBB Knockout: Semi-finals were played last week with the final pairing decided.

Wilma and Gail defeated Jan and Beryl on the 18th hole after an excellent putt was holed.

Lyn and Pat played well to defeat Terri and Joan.

Wilma and Gail will play Lyn and Pat in the final.

The final was to be played yesterday, with results in the paper next week.

Everyone who came along to see the game would have witnessed a close competition.

Nine-hole competition: Helen Williams scored 17 points just edging out Joyce Tavener — who frequently takes the honours — by one point.

Bec Jeffers and Tracy Lowry represented Hill Top at Tocumwal on Saturday, playing in the two-person Ambrose event.

In extreme conditions with the temperature reaching the low 40s, they endured the heat and ended up 18th out of 36 pairs — a great effort.

Wednesday’s event: Stableford.

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