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THE warmer weather didn’t de­ter golfers from turn­ing out for the H.W. Green­ham and Sons event on Satur­day.

Part­ners were geared up for the an­nual chal­lenge — the ag­gre­gate sta­ble­ford. Highlights of the day’s pro­ceed­ings were the ea­gle’s nest be­ing won by two play­ers on sep­a­rate holes.

That achieve­ment went to Mary El­liott (ninth) and John Thomp­son (18th) where both mem­bers were inside the me­tre. Both play­ers re­ceived a dozen golf balls courtesy of Chapel Corner Tyres.

The main event saw a win to Bar­bara Duke and Thelma Woot­ton-Jones fin­ish­ing on 74 points af­ter a count­back from Mary Trimby and Kathy Bell.

The men’s win­ners, also on a count­back, were Fred Roberts and Eric Simp­son with 72 points. Run­ners-up were Scott McLen­nan and Scott Hausler.

Third went to John Thomp­son and Vin Sleeth with 71 points. Ball win­ners were Kathy Fan­ning/ Heather Sleeth, Denise Hee/Faye Glover, Les Mitchell/Rick Walsh and Mick Lau­ren­son/Vaughan Moss.

Near­est the pin on the first went to Mary Trimby. The en­cour­age­ment award went to Len Flint/ Brian Pren­der­gast and Bev Wick­ham/Marg Flint.

Rick Walsh rep­re­sent­ing H.W Green­ham and Sons pre­sented the tro­phies.

Lyn Fraser and Lana McInnes were the win­ners of the Cup Day four-ball best ball with 45 points — just a length from Mary Trimby and Geral­dine Pren­der­gast on 44 points. Tom McConchie and Barry Wil­liams’ 46 points won by a cou­ple from Ray Cole­man and Kevin Jewell on 44 points with Ro­den Brady and Mal Baker rel­e­gated to the ball comp af­ter the count­back.

Other ball win­ners were Heather Sleeth/Denise Hee, Chris­tine Cole­man/Sandie Scapin, Peter Price/Kevin Stone and Al­lan Richard­son/Brian Cle­ments. En­cour­age­ment awards went to Bob Troy/Max Jenk­ins, Mau­reen Ley­den/Val Hanke.

Near­est the pins went to Bob Troy first and 18th while Marg Tucker claimed near­est on the ninth.

Paul Price shot a special round of 59 five over the card to win the men’s A Grade stroke on Wed­nes­day. Paul fin­ished with a net 51 off eight.

Run­ner-up was Geoff Coad with a net 52 while Brian Pren­der­gast was third with a net 54.

Al­lan Richard­son sur­vived a count­back to win B Grade with a 68-17-51. Run­ner-up was Roger Gil­lon with a net 51 while John MacFadyen came in third with a net 54. Kjell Johnsen won C Grade with 78-25-53 af­ter a count­back from Ro­den Brady 73-20-53.

Third went to Glen Smith with a net 55 af­ter a count­back from Les Jones. Ball win­ners were John Bauerle, Peter Bar­rette, Les Jones, Tony Lasini, Peter Fraser and Fred Roberts.

Near­est the pins went to Don McKen­zie first, Brian Pren­der­gast ninth for the Ky Pizza and Pasta voucher while Sam At­tardi on the 15th for the Clive Coven­try Funer­als voucher.

Roger Gil­lon was near­est on the 18th for the Main Street Butch­ery voucher. The en­cour­age­ment award went to Tom McDon­ald.

An­nual meet­ing: The club’s an­nual meet­ing will be held on Mon­day, Novem­ber 20 start­ing at 7.30pm, all vot­ing mem­bers are in­vited to at­tend.

Ju­nior/se­nior Fri­day golf: The ju­niors dom­i­nated Fri­day’s nine hole event with Jarred Baker tak­ing first prize as well as near­est the pin. Jarred fin­ished with a net 24 off his eight hand­i­cap. Ri­ley Locke was sec­ond with a net 25.5 off his 14.5 hand­i­cap.

Mel­bourne Ju­nior Pen­nant: The di­vi­sion one team drew their match at three all, while the di­vi­sion two team lost 2.5- 3.5. Olivia Cartwright and Ri­ley Locke won their matches, while Tait Peter­son squared his game. Both teams played at Sanc­tu­ary Lakes. A gen­eral bye will be held this week. Com­ing events: Satur­day men’s and ladies stroke. Medal round num­ber one. Priv­i­lege cup/magic gob­let. noon12.30pm shot­gun. Ron Stagg Me­mo­rial Sin­gles Match­play Knock­out Qual­i­fy­ing Round. Top 32 Play­ers. Duty: H Way­land. Bar: J Ellis.

Tues­day: ladies par 8.30am9am. Duty: M El­liott, V Hanke, L McAr­dle, D Van der Drift.

Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 22: Chop Suey. 9.30am - 10am. Duty: M Maxwell. Bar: A Phillips. Kitchen: M Maxwell.

Val­ley View

LIN­COLN Fer­rari from Drum­mond Golf Shep­par­ton (this week’s spon­sor) joined us for lunch and golf on Satur­day as Peter No­ble got away to an ex­cel­lent start in the Sum­mer Cup with 42 points and a one shot win in A Grade from Pooch McHale with 41 points.

The irony of that re­sult wasn’t lost on Pooch who only re­cently ne­go­ti­ated the sale to Nobby of the very clubs that took him to the one shot vic­tory.

De­spite the best en­deav­ours of the hand­i­cap­per Mick Gal­li­van con­tin­ues on his merry way and took out the third plac­ing in A Grade with 39 points from a sub­stan­tially re­duced mark of 14 in a count back from Ash­ley Kuiper and Kevin Bauerle who each picked up balls in the ball comp for their ef­forts.

In B Grade Johnny Hey­wood had an ex­cel­lent day post­ing 39 points and that was good enough to give him a one shot win from Peter Nel­son and John Neale who both fin­ished with 38 points.

Af­ter a false start at pre­sen­ta­tion Pen­guin got the nod in the count back for run­ner-up which saved him from in­dulging in his favourite pas­time of “writ­ing a let­ter” while Nails took home the voucher for third.

Dot Ben­nett proved she was multi-tal­ented on the day, sub­mit­ting a very amus­ing joke to the cap­tain for pre­sen­ta­tion be­fore tak­ing out the ladies event with 38 points.

Count backs were the order of the day and Gill Thorsen duly took out the run­ner-up tro­phy from Marie Watt af­ter they both scored 37 points.

Our spon­sor had a good day on the course with 38 points (from a hand­i­cap of four) af­ter com­plet­ing the front nine in two un­der while other ball win­ners on the day were Bill Stone, Craig Lar­combe and John Bur­rows with 37 points, along with Barry Scott and Anne Hawk­ing (36 each) and Paul Kuiper, Lawrie Casey and Peter Man­gan each with 35.

Lin­coln was the only player on the day to find the tar­get on the third while Bill Mur­ray picked up the voucher on the 15th be­fore mak­ing the putt for birdie.

The club ex­tends its sin­cere thanks to Lin­coln and Drum­mond Golf Shep­par­ton for their gen­er­ous spon­sor­ship and sup­port of the club.

Our syl­labus in­di­cates we should have moved to dual tee-off times how­ever the Match Com­mit­tee has de­cided that due to the cooler than ex­pected spring we will con­tinue with the one as­sem­bly/hit off time of 11.30am for 12.15pm un­til fur­ther no­tice. Com­ing up: Satur­day, Novem­ber 18: As­sem­bly at 11.30am. Sta­ble­ford duty: P No­ble and J Bur­rows.

Satur­day, Novem­ber 25: As­sem­bly at 11.30am PAR. Duty: P Downe and A Hausler.

Tues­day’s sta­ble­ford: As­sem­bly 11.30am. Ladies Mel­bourne Cup Day was a great suc­cess for Kelly Cheong and Mark So­den who scored a won­der­ful 61 nett in the Best Ball Stroke event. Run­ners-up for the men were Johnny Hey­wood and Bill Stone, on a count­back from Peter Black­more and John McHale, all of whom had 63 nett.

Mar­i­lyn Ross and Gill Thorsen were the win­ners of the ladies, with a cred­itable 64 nett, while Liz Haw and Anne Hawk­ing were close on their heels with 65 nett.

Thanks to Anne (Mrs TAB) Hawk­ing for or­gan­is­ing the sweeps.

The fol­low­ing day, a smaller than usual field con­tested a Sta­ble­ford event. A Grade win­ner was He­len Armstrong, 38 points and B Grade win­ner was Shirley Soares, 34 points. The Out win­ner was Julie Neale with 19 points and Tracey Wade sewed up the In com­pe­ti­tion with 20 points. No one landed on the 3rd.


THE warm weather is now well and truly upon us so it was ap­pro­pri­ate that Mer­rigum golfers con­tested the first round of the sum­mer four­ball on Satur­day.

The event was 4BBB stroke and it at­tracted a strong field keen to estab­lish some su­pe­ri­or­ity early in the five round com­pe­ti­tion.

Greg Hall and Bruce Brown would be the most over­hand­i­capped pair go­ing around at the mo­ment (which should come as no sur­prise since Greg has only just re­lin­quished the role of hand­i­cap­per) and if they were gam­blers they would have been barred from ev­ery casino in the coun­try.

They were clin­i­cal in their de­mo­li­tion of the course, fin­ish­ing with a 12 un­der par 58 nett, which gave them a two stroke win.

The tone was set early; start­ing on the back nine Greg birdied the par four tenth for a nett 2.

From there on they shared the scor­ing du­ties and their sen­sa­tional round had only one blem­ish, a six on the par four fourth.

John Fuller and Tony Bor­relli will be an­other for­mi­da­ble team in this com­pe­ti­tion, head­ing the ball com­pe­ti­tion with the next best score of 60.

Tash Do­herty and Cory Berghofer also fea­tured in the ball com­pe­ti­tion with 61. Near­est the pins were won by John Fuller with a great shot on the long sixth, Bruce Brown on the ninth, Rus­sell Dunn on the jack­pot 12th and Greg Hall on the 14th.

Of course cap­tain Greg couldn't re­sist hav­ing an­other swipe at last week's win­ner, who was able to at­tend pre­sen­ta­tions this week, by thank­ing every­one for stay­ing back.

He’ll be happy to know that the Go­FundMe page set up to as­sist with said win­ner's trans­fer to a new club has been well and truly over-sub­scribed and will now come with an around the world golf­ing tour too.

Last Thurs­day's twi­light com­pe­ti­tion was very well at­tended and was eas­ily won by Clare Do­herty with what was prob­a­bly the best score of the year so far.

Her score of 51-20.5-30.5 was three shots ahead of her near­est ri­val Cory Berghofer who was run­ner-up with 39-5.5-33.5.

Ball win­ners were Barry Web­ber and Damien Sceney with 36 and 37 re­spec­tively. Clare won least putts with 16 while Cory took the jack­pot on the ninth. The two point cut was 39.5.

Greg Hall and Bruce Brown warmed up for the sum­mer four­ball with a run in the Mel­bourne Cup 4BBB Sta­ble­ford last week, an event they won with 43 points.

They were just one point in front of Barry Web­ber and Keith Ho­ge­boom, the next best. It was a blan­ket fin­ish with only three points cov­er­ing first to last. Tony Bor­relli took the near­est the pin on the ninth.

Next Satur­day's event is par.

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