The women played the first round of the club championships last Wednesday and June Chanter was the division one winner with 96-19-77 from Pat Thorpe 108-26-81 on a count back to Mary Larfield.
The division two winner was Jan Hammond 108-32-76 from Gwen Prince 114-36-78 and the nine-hole competition winner was Julie Papallo.
Best scratch winner was June Chanter with 96, count putts winners were Pat Thorpe and Gwen Prince both with 29 and the silver spoon winner was Jan Hammond.
Nearest-the-pin on the fourth was June Chanter, second shot on the eighth (30-45) Kay Woodward, 11th and pro pin Jan Hammond and 14th (0-29) was Mary Larfield.
Ball competition winners were Val Gale, Mary Larfield and Dot Britt.
Last Thursday, the men played a four-ball best-ball knockout stableford event and the winners were John Clarke and Dick Hutchinson with 45 points from Geoff Dohrman and Chris Bowe 43.
Nearest-the-pin on the fourth was Chris Bowe, second shot on the eighth was Geoff Dohrman and 11th was Les Brown.
Ball competition winners were Neville Larson and John Mahony, John Bray and Ian Clarke and Danny Austin and Mike Prater.
The Russell family day stableford event was played on Saturday and the women’s event winner was Pat Thorpe with 35 points on a count back from Gwen Prince.
The men’s A-grade winner was Graham Highland with 37 points on a count back from Kevin Newton.
Andrew Christie was the B-grade winner with 40 points on a count back from Ray Gourlay and the C-grade winner was Ray Winnell with 41 points from Barry Thorpe 40.
Nearest-the-pin on the fourth was Les Brown, second shot on the eighth was Terry Allen, 11th Tom Martin, 14th Garry Mott and second shot on the 17th was Neville Larson.
Ball competition winners were Ross Campbell, Geoff Dohrman, Graeme Mills, Jim Mallis, John Munn, Morry McKellar, Leo Hartup, Janice Thorpe, Jan Hammond, Mary Larfield and Elizabeth Clarke.
Coming events: today, second round for women’s club championships; tomorrow, first round of four-ball best-ball knockout, stableford for others; Saturday, par; Sunday, Frank Bush day mixed yankee; Wednesday, final round for women’s club championships.
Entries are still being taken for the Frank Bush day mixed yankee event to be held on Sunday: assemble at 9.30am for a 10am shotgun start. Phone Ross Campbell 0411131251 or Andrew Christie on 0428271217.
Fabulous Phil Hageman fired 37 points to win the stableford event at Nagambie Golf Club on count back from Glen Evans.
Hageman has been away from the game for the past few months due to injury, but was back to his big-hitting best on Sunday.
Runner-up Evans has also been away for the past few weeks, but this was due to an indulgent holiday in north Queensland.
Next best went to Shame McCormick with 36 points.
McCormick also won the singles match play on the day defeating Phil Neville 4-2.
Nearest-the-pins went to G. Whiteman with a lucky strike on the third, S. McCormick on the 13th and W. Leviston on the 16th.
Next week’s golf is the Nagambie Golf Club 18-hole open tournament sponsored by Costa Mushrooms. There will be A, B and C-grades with a shot gun start, 9.30am assembly and 10am hit off.
The committee and members invite golfers from around the district to compete in the club’s biggest event and hopefully enjoy the course and hospitality. Entries can be forwarded to Barry on 0418577900 or David 0419672442.
On Wednesday, April 26, four played the Doris Chambers Foursomes. The winners were Ronda Richards and Jenny Jeong with 27 points, in difficult conditions with rain threatening all morning.
Balls went to Richards and Jeong. Richards and Jeong will venture to Sanctuary Lakes for the final in October. There were no nearest-the-pin winners.
Today will be a stableford round and the first round of the captain’s aggregate with Wednesday, May 10, also a stableford round and second round of the captain’s aggregate, par three, silver spoon and the monthly medal.
The chicken run on April 27 was won by Jeremy Ezard with 37 gross nett 35.5, there was a field of 20 players and nearest-the-pin on the eighth was Shaun Bryant.
Next week will be stableford round on the back nine.
Unfortunately there has been some vandalism to the course recently, mainly damage to the second green.
The matter has been reported to the police.
On Anzac Day, 62 members fronted up for a medley stableford. Hayden Young (7) blitzed the field and parred the course with an impressive 43 points from Jerry Kop (9) on 40 points.
B-grade was taken out by the Ross Hyde (29) on 39 points on count back from John Anderson and David Shiells.
Nearest-the-pin was Lincoln Ferrari 160cm.
The women’s Wednesday A-grade winner was Cheryl Mahon (7) with 34 points from Viv Harding (19) on 33 points on count back from Marie Brown.
B-grade winner was Rosemary Tyquin (28) with 36 points from Heather Groves (28) with 32 points on count back from Cathie Barbetti. Maureen Dickson (30) took out C-grade with 32 points from Lorraine Ford on 30 points.
Thursday’s A-grade winner was James Faram (12) with 39 points on count back from Maurice Crespan (13).
Ken Harris (19) was victorious in B-grade with 40 points from Maurice Webb (30) in a good golf trip warm up with 38 points on count back from Bruce Sterling.
Nearest-the-pins: 12th Michael Pang 245cm; 17th Glyn Morley 999cm.
Friday’s women’s nine-hole event was won by Val Farley with 21 points from Rosemary Tyquin on 16 points.
Saturday was a stableford event and A-grade was taken out by Brett Kellow (0) with 42 points from Hacker Woodhouse (6) on 39 points on count back from Nick Traianidis.
B-grade saw Peter Thomas (14) win with 41 points from Sir Bob Dixon (14) on 39 points on count back from Robert Shields.
C-grade winner was Matty Cullen (18) with 41 points on count back from Peter Barnett (19).
The women’s winner was Shireen Moore (19) who ripped up the course with a great 40 points from Maree Tomkins (27) with 35 points.
Nearest-the-pins on the second was Ang Michel 55cm, on the fifth Bailey Goodhall 255cm, on the 12th Corey Pilcher 240cm, and on the 17th Brett Kellow 250cm.
Events: Friday is Shepparton Rotary golf day; Saturday is the first round of the men’s club championships; Wednesday, May 10, is the first round of the women’s club championships.
Reminder to all competition players and to save a lot of time for the pro shop, ensure to check your cards thoroughly before handing in at the completion of your round.
Common issues found are the dots not marked, particularly on the final holes of each nine and or incorrect dots marked that do not match the actual score.
In requesting this assistance please note the women are leading the men in accuracy of cards to date.
A total of 49 pairs contested the qualifying round of the Tony Bullen memorial four-ball on Saturday.
This is a prestigious event held in memory of a dedicated member of the club who was club champion in his younger days.
Scoring was extremely close and a number of count-backs were needed to sort out the seven pairs who scored +9.
Eventually Tristan Gledhill and Craig Marshall were declared the winners, and Steve Hoskin and Nick Sidebottom were runners-up.
Others on +9 were Ian Nicholson and Glen Rikys, Simon Evans and John Gledhill, Nick Breslin and Dean Walton, Paul Prosser and Carl Van Ziest, Andrew Painter and Maurice Crespan.
All those previously named also won pro balls, as did Alan Treves and Graeme Blick.
John Bakker won nearest-the-pin on the seventh, Peter Lahiff won nearest-the-pin and pro pin on the 10th and David Young was nearest on the 17th.
Nick Breslin hit the closest second shot on the 12th and Matt Gibson holed his second on the 13th for an eagle and closest second shot. Keiran Sleeth hit the longest drive on the first.
Saturday is a stroke medal round and first round of the GMCU 54-hole event.
On Thursday, Martin Schofield scored 39 points to win from Jim MacDonald who had 35 points.
Vouchers were won by Karl Staub, Carl Van Ziest, Royce Gilbert, Greg Austin, Peter Lahiff, Stan Sewart and Roger Burrows.
Nearest-the-pin was won by Des Wright but the pro pin went to to Steve Haigh.
Ian Almond excelled on Tuesday scoring 46 points to win from Grant Young who had 43 points.
Voucher winners were Steve Haigh, Nick Breslin, Craig Marshall and James Ralph.
Ian Almond won nearest-the-pin and pro pin.
Ross Grenfell was in good form for Thursday’s competition game. Grenfell has been hitting the ball well of late, especially off the tee.
He ran out as winner of the stableford event with 37 points.
Equal second were R. Dainton and G. Jolly with 36 points. Howard Cooper and Ray Exton were next best.
Nearest-the-pin congratulations go to Grenfell and I. Chanter.
Tomorrow’s game hits off at 11am, all welcome.
The course was in pleasing condition for Saturday’s game. Grenfell was again at the fore with a fine 38-point stableford score.
Grenfell was placed first, two clear of Howard Cooper with a strong 36 points. In third place was Ian Chanter with 32 points. Ray Exton was the best of the rest.
No nearest-the-pin was recorded.
Saturday’s competition starts at noon; format to be announced.
Visitors, beginners and prospective new members will be made most welcome.