THE Saturday four-ball best-ball competition attracted a sizeable field with some untried combinations of partners, male and female. Larry Pershouse and Coralie Volgyesi combined well to record 44 points, winning the competition on a countback from Lisa Cooney and Joan Wright, second on a countback from Clinton Dowling and Curtis Fredriksen. Run downs went to Kev Savage and Len Stallard, Rodney Wagner and Peter Russo (43), Ray Walker and Peter Hutton, Blake Dowling and Christian Fredriksen (42). Bill Herring (0.85m) won the B-division approach on 1and 10, Clinton Dowling (1.91m) the A-division pin shot on 4 and 13 and Roger Draper (7.05m) the B-division pin shot. During the week Ken Albion and Larry Pershouse played the final of the Seb’s matchplay competition, with Ken winning two and one in a close contest. This year Sue Royan is presenting the Seb/Allan trophy in honour of two wonderful life members, Seb Mammino and son-in-law (Sue’s husband) Allan Royan, and we thank her for the continuing support of her family. Next week is the final Monthly Medal competition for 2015, so our last chance to qualify for the Medal of Medallists play-off. Also it might be our last chance to bring a plate, please.
VICKI Wyeth scored 35 points to win the Thursday single stableford competition from Kerry Schnack on 33 points. Helen Ricciardi (1.44m) won the approach. Next Thursday is the final Monthly Goblet stroke event for the year. On Saturday men and women played in the same four-ball best-ball competition, so the results are in the men’s notes for today – well played Coralie, Lisa and Joan. This Saturday we play for the November Monthly Goblet, our last for the year and a last chance to be in the Medal of Medallists play-off. See you all there and please bring a plate.
MELBOURNE Cup Day attracted a fine field of fillies and colts for the second round of the stroke versus par competition, the second and final round of the Cooper Cup. With a break to watch the running of the Cup, the players still managed to finish the game early. In A division, Neil Rieck recorded plus three to win on a countback from Michael Stanton, with Helen Ricciardi third on plus two from Phil Luckett on a countback. Robert Werne, with a surprising plus seven, won B division from Sue Long on plus six, another surprising score, with Lisa Cooney third on plus one from Paul McCarragher on a countback. Ray Walker (0.58m) won the approach for the men, Lisa Cooney (in the hole) won the combined approach and Sue Long (0.44m) the approach for the ladies. Bob Werne led the Chook Run winners with nett 29, from Sue Long (30), Phil Luckett (31), Joy Cartner and Lisa Cooney (32 each) on spins. Next week we play a single stableford after the strain of stroke versus par. The approach shots were won by Keith Rule (in the hole) for the men on one and 10, Kev Savage (0.04m) for the combined approach on four and 13, Helen Ricciardi (0.8m) for the women on six and 15. Coralie (27 nett) easily led the Chook Run winners from Lisa Cooney (31), Ray Burrowes, Bob Cochrane, Ian McKay and Nigel Radin (32 each).
A GREAT morning found 22 players take the field for the November Mug Day, with Ed Connell taking out the day with a 31 and to cheers all-round losing 3.5 off his handicap. One shot back was Chris Fitzsimons on 32 and losing 2.2 and a shot further back than that was Dominic Mete on 33 and losing 2.0. Also on 33 were Bob Cochrane and Nigel Ison, who lost on countback. Two players, Nigel and Bill Kirchhof, won the least putts with 14 each and Nigel also went on to win the combined nearest the pin on the fourth and taking the Golden Circle measurement to 0.086m. Col Dennett, although battling a broken putter, managed to get his other clubs working and won the A-grade longest drive and the combined nearest the pin on the sixth. Bob Fraser won the B-grade longest drive, with Michael Stanton taking out the B-grade approach on the first, and finally the last prize went to Stuart Aitchison, who managed the combined approach on the seventh. Shot of the day went to Paul McCarragher, who had the mother of all air swings on the eighth tee – not a centimetre or a couple of centimetres but a good 150cm above the ball, just about throwing himself off his feet in the process, providing a good laugh for his companions as they nearly rolled on the ground laughing. Could have blamed just about anything from age to injuries but it was just one of those things that will be forever stored in his memory and the memory of those who had a great laugh at his expense but beware, he is still the handicapper (lol). Next week we will play a stroke and putt over the back nine, teeing off at 7.30am. Members are advised that their chances of scoring for the Player of the Year are getting short, with scoring games to end on November 22 to allow time to purchase and have engraved the trophies for this year. The list is still on the board for the Christmas game and lunch at Maryborough and the nominations for positions on the committee, so make sure you check to see if your name is on the appropriate lists. Have a great week and see you on Sunday.
ON PAR: Plenty of news from around the golf course.