Mer­rigum

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THE week­end’s weather was about as per­fect as you could hope for as a cli­max to win­ter golf.

Mer­rigum held their an­nual 27-hole Open Cham­pi­onship on Sun­day and no­body could blame the weather if they were look­ing for an ex­cuse for poor golf.

Mooroopna’s Ash­ley Kuiper held a one-shot lead over Hill Top’s Matt Miller after shoot­ing a four-over-par 74 for the morn­ing’s 18 holes. A full stomach after lunch of­ten tests the re­silience of golfers and so it was on Sun­day, how­ever Ash­ley shot a four-over-par 40 for the fi­nal nine holes to win the Open Cham­pi­onship and the Wil­son Tro­phy by three shots from Matt.

In B grade the 27 holes scratch event was won by Ash­ley San­ders who was very con­sis­tent over the whole day and won with 127, two less than his near­est ri­val, Paul Kuiper.

Win­ners of the hand­i­cap events in A and B grades re­spec­tively were: 27 holes, Cory Berghofer 106 and Greg Hall 104.5. 18 holes, Wayne Thor­son 72 and Paul Kuiper 67. Nine holes, An­drew Wood and Clint Pry­goda both with 37.5. The only near­est the pin to go off was to B grade’s Paul Kuiper on the ninth.

The weather on Satur­day was just as per­fect as Sun­day’s for the Priv­i­lege Cup, which also in­cor­po­rated the Kyabram Tyre Ser­vice award, eclec­tic and the least putts, which was spon­sored by the al­most di­vorced Si­mon and Tash Do­herty.

Bruce Brown spon­sors the Priv­i­lege Cup round and this month he saved him­self some cash by win­ning the day with 82-11-71, two shots ahead of his near­est ri­vals. Bruce also picked up max­i­mum points in the Kyabram Tyre Ser­vice award and would have done his eclec­tic no harm ei­ther. Ball win­ners were Si­mon Do­herty and John Fuller, both with 73. John also won the jackpot for near­est the pin on the jackpot 12th, while Mick Sul­li­van won least putts with 27.

As al­luded to ear­lier the mar­riage of the club’s hi­er­ar­chy was al­most in tat­ters after the loss of a set of keys. The pres­i­dent was asked sev­eral times by his wife if he had the clu­b­room keys or knew of their where­abouts to which the an­swer was al­ways an em­phatic ‘no’. Not too sure what the pres­i­dent thought he was play­ing with in his pocket, but after a frus­trat­ing 20 min­utes he rather sheep­ishly pulled out the keys and had to con­fess the mis­de­meanour to his not very im­pressed bet­ter half. I’m guess­ing he’d bet­ter find his own house key if he wants to sleep in a warm bed this week be­cause if he doesn’t he could be sleep­ing with next door’s dogs.

Satur­day’s event is sta­ble­ford.

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Satur­day’s mul­ti­ple sta­ble­ford tested the re­silience of play­ing part­ners as at times one may have the max­i­mum score while the other could bomb out. The scores weren’t overly great but Jan Gen­tle and Marg Flint were sur­prised win­ners for the women with 77 points. Run­ners-up were Pauline Laid­law and Kathy Bell on 75 points while He­len Ward and Naomi Cartwright were next with 73 points. Glen Smith and Ken Ris­strom were the men’s win­ners with 76 points. Run­ner­sup were Vin Sleeth and John Thomp­son on 73 points. Third were Tony Lassini and Vaughan Moss with 72 points. Ball win­ners were Thelma Woot­ton-Jones/ Bar­bara Duke, Bev Howard/ Mary El­liott, Tom Haigh/Col Mc­Dougall, Bar­ney McDon­ald/ David Kuiper, Len Flint and Fred Roberts. Near­est the pins went to Marg Mould ninth, Matt O’Brien first and Bruce Walke­den on the 18th for the Ea­gle’s nest win­ning a dozen balls cour­tesy Chapel Cor­ner Tyres. The en­cour­age­ment award went to Pam Spokes/ Marg Tucker and Tim Nel­son/ Scott McLen­nan.

Peter Bar­rette was the win­ner of the men’s A grade sta­ble­ford event on Wed­nes­day with 37 points. Run­ner-up was Al­lan Wil­liams with 35 points. B grade was won by Roger Gil­lon with 36 points after a count­back from Ken Ris­strom while third went to Trevor Price with 34 points. Glen Smith shot the best round of the day to record 39 points win­ning C grade. Run­ner-up was Ro­den Brady with 38 points. Third was Kevin Davis on 36 points. Ball win­ners were Raff Lude­man, Tom McDon­ald, Norm Tucker, Len Flint, Vin Sleeth, Max Jenk­ins and Brain Pren­der­gast. Near­est the pins went to Wayne Fer­gu­son first and ninth with the lat­ter for the Kyabram Pizza and Pasta voucher. Peter Bar­rette on the 15th for the Clive Coven­try Funeral voucher while Tom Hog­a­rty on the 18th for the Kyabram Main Street Butch­ery voucher. The en­cour­age­ment award went to Kjell Johnsen.

JU­NIOR GOLF: Ju­nior golf is on Satur­day morn­ings com­menc­ing at 9.15am. Naomi Cartwright can be con­tacted for fur­ther de­tails.

Last Satur­day week money raised from the “Hot Dog” sales reached up­wards of $180 in sup­port of club mem­ber Wayne Peter­son whom will at­tempt to climb the Crown’s Metropol Tower this Satur­day in full fire­fighter gear. Wayne will be sup­ported by two other mem­bers of the Kyabram fire brigade. The over­all funds will go to sup­port of Life­line and the Black Dog In­sti­tute to fight de­pres­sion.

Com­ing Events: Satur­day Mens and Ladies Stroke. 12-12.30pm. Shot­gun. Medal Round No 11. Eclec­tic No 7. Priv­i­lege Cup/Magic Gob­let. Duty: J MacFadyen. Bar: A Richard­son. Tues­day: Ladies Stroke. 9.30am-10am. Shot­gun. A, B, C grades. Medal Round for Best Net Score. Count Putts. Roma Fraser Me­mo­rial Brooch No 5. Wed­nes­day (5th): Mens Stroke. 9.30am10am. Duty: B Clements. Bar: P Bar­rette. Kitchen: C Brisbane. Ladies A Sta­ble­ford Event played by 28 play­ers on Tues­day with the win­ner in A grade Heather Sleeth with 36 points on a count­back from Marg Mould.

B grade win­ner Jenny Todd with 38 points, run­ner-up Lyn Fraser 37 points.

C grade win­ner Barb Duke 37 points, run­ner-up Jan Gen­tle 33 points.

Ball Com­pe­ti­tion. Bev Howard 37 points, Dot Atkin­son 34, Marg Tucker 34, Mau­reen Ley­den 33, Betty Baker 32. Near­est Pin on Num­ber 17 - Jan Gen­tle.

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AL­LAN Hausler has a the­ory that noth­ing good can come of hav­ing a par or start­ing well on the first hole of a golf round.

Clearly, he was tak­ing no chances in Satur­day’s par round, wip­ing the first four holes be­fore de­cid­ing it was safe to play some positive golf and start re­build­ing his round.

And re­build it he did play­ing the next 14 holes in seven up to fin­ish his round with a score of three-over and a comfy two-shot win from Peter No­ble and Kevin Bauerle who both fin­ished oneup be­fore Nobby’s su­pe­rior back nine got him across the line in the count­back for run­ner-up.

Jenni Bauerle and the ev­er­re­li­able Nancy Saun­ders (yes Jan McHale, I have a the­saurus) fought out a count­back in the ladies’ comp with one-up each be­fore Jenni emerged as the win­ner.

Ball win­ners on the day were KB with his one-up along with Paul Dick­ens, John Neale and Jan McHale. I know that John fin­ished square with the card but am un­cer­tain of Paul and Jan’s scores as our win­ner, who just hap­pened to be on of­fice duty, left their scores off the re­sults sheet. I guess only one score re­ally mat­ters!

Lawrie Casey was the only NTP win­ner on the third while Haus also picked up the voucher on the 15th.

Peter Black­more was a com­fort­able win­ner on Tues­day with 35 points from Kerry Kreeck with 31. Les Hall picked up a ball in the ball comp with 30 points from Doug Ka­jew­ski. Peter Man­gan was NTP on the third.

This Week: Sat Sep 1 (Assem­bly 11:30am). Stroke/Medal. Duty: J Bur­rows and G Arm­strong. Tues­days: Assem­bly 11.30am. Sta­ble­ford. Ladies Con­grat­u­la­tions to He­len Emery and Julie Neale for their suc­cess at the Goul­burn Mur­ray Golf As­so­ci­a­tion Four­somes event at Hill Top. Julie and He­len had a win­ning 33 points.

The win­ners of our re­cent Doris Chambers Four­somes were Jan­ice John­stone and Mar­lene Topp with 33 points, fol­lowed by He­len Emery and Tracey Wade on 31 points, with Bev Lyon and Marie Watt on 30 points. All win­ners were very happy to re­ceive prizes do­nated gen­er­ously by Fab Flow­ers

Near­est the 12th pin was Judy Sut­ton and on the 15th it was He­len Emery.

He­len and Tracey will be rep­re­sent­ing our club at the next stage of the Doris Chambers, to be held at Sanc­tu­ary Lakes later in the year. We wish them well.

Judy Greer will spon­sor our Stroke event on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 5, and Pres­i­dent’s Day will be on the 12th.

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