SATURDAY’S stroke event at Parkland was highlighted by the parring of the course by teenager Cooper Gentle. The talented 16-year-old Gentle went round the first nine in par. Despite bogeys at 13 and 17 Cooper was able to square off with birdies at the 10th and 18th on the back nine. Not only winning A grade he also claimed the Privilege Cup, and the medal for September with his 54-3-51 net. Runner-up was Brian Prendergast with 67-12-55. Third went to Harry Wayland with 68-11-57 after a countback.
B grade was won by Eric Simpson on 69-17-52. Runner-up was Mel Lusher with 69-16-53. Third went to Bruce Walkeden with 71-17-54. The consistent Glen Smith yet again won C grade with 75-20-55. Runner-up was Len Flint on 77-19-58 while third went to Geoff Forbes with 84-23-61. The woman’s Club Champion, Lana McInnes, was right on song to win A grade with 67-13-54. Runner-up was Helen Ward with 76-20-56. Third went to Heather Sleeth with 71-15-56. Bev McLay won B grade and the Magic Goblet with 75-22-53. Runner-up was Lyn Fraser on 75-21-54. Barbara Duke was third with 80-25-55.
Ball winners were Jan Gentle, Nola Arnold, Jennifer Todd, Geraldine Prendergast, John Bauerle, Vaughan Moss, Barney McDonald, Max Jenkins, Mick Sullivan and Wayne Ferguson. Nearest the pins went to David Kuiper 1st, Lynne McLean 9th and Harry Wayland 18th. The encouragement award went to Mary Trimby and century-maker Andrew James. The event was supported by Drummond Golf.
Len Flint and Fred Roberts were surprised winners of the men’s Chop Suey event on Wednesday. The pairing carded a credible 63-19-44 to claim victory for the mixture of stroke, ambrose and pinehurst event. Glen Smith and Max Jenkins were runner-up on 63-17.5-45.5. Third went to Roden Brady and Steve Jones with a net 47 after a countback from Ken Risstrom and Kevin Bauerle and Allan Williams and James Miller who finished in the ball rundown with Corey Pilcher/Peter Fraser, Vaughan Moss/Tom Haigh, Harry Wayland and Wayne Ferguson. Nearest the pins went to Allan Williams 1st, Corey Pilcher 9th for the Kyabram Pizza and Pasta voucher,Wayne Ferguson on the 15th for the Clive Coventry Funeral voucher while the Kyabram Main Street Butchery voucher went to Harry Wayland. The encouragement awards went to Luca Campanelli and Andrew Phillips.
Annual Tournament: Parkland’s Annual Tournament will commence on Saturday, October 6. Entries can be forwarded to the golf club by email to email@example.com or contact Peter Fraser.
Coming Events: Saturday: Mixed Pinehurst and Singles Stableford. 12-12.30pm. Shotgun. Duty: D McKenzie. Bar: P Barrette. Tuesday: Ladies Medley(6x6x6). Choose own partners. 9.30am10am. Shotgun. Footy Day. Duty: G Prendergast, P Laidlaw, D Atkinson, B Baker. Wednesday: (12th) Mens Four Ball Best Ball. Stableford. 9.30am-10am. Duty: D McKenzie. Bar: M Sullivan. Kitchen: A Williams.
Ladies A CHILLY morning for 25 ladies to enjoy a stroke event with A grade winner Helen Ward 74-20-54, on a countback from Thelma Wootton-Jones 75-21-54.
B grade Geraldine Prendergast 76-25-51. Runner-up Helen Caldwell 75-23-52. C grade Betty Baker 79-29-50.
Nearest the pin on the 9th, Mary Trimby. Ball Competition, Pauline Laidlaw 53, Bev Howard, D Watson, and Heather Sleeth 56 net.
Ky Pizza and Pasta award Best Net Score Betty Baker 50 net. Margaret
Flint AUSTRALIA’S cricket selectors looking to replace the suspended Steve Smith and David Warner for the coming summer may do worse than to take a look at our scoreboard from Saturday’s monthly medal round.
In conditions that were not as good as last week’s preview to spring but certainly better than some of the weekends we have endured over the past couple of months, an inexplicable number of our golfers either notched up hundreds or finished just shy of the ton on a scoreboard that would have looked at home at the MCG or Lord’s. I guess that is why we all have handicaps.
Ultimately after sorting through the carnage Wally Tink emerged as a popular winner of the September monthly medal, his first medal win since re-joining the club. His medal-winning round of 102-33-69 was the only sub 70 net score of the day.
Wally won the medal with a comfortable three shots to spare from A grade winner Ash Kuiper with 78-6-72 and B grade runnerup Peter Blackmore with 91-19-72.
Interestingly Wally’s round featured a rare three–pete, his group of playing partners consisting of Peter Costello, Peter Mangan and Peter Blackmore which made it a little tricky when scoring as each time he asked Peter for his score at the end of a hole he inevitably ended up with three answers.
Ash and Bill Murray added some respectability to the A grade board with Ash’s round not only a shining beacon on the board but the winning A grade tally and the day’s best gross score.
Bill, battling a leg injury, finished one shot back with 88-15-73 to take home the runner-up trophy.
The ladies also found scoring tough, with Jenni Bauerle emerging as the winner with 91-15-76 from Marlene Topp with 108-29-79.
Divots on the par three greens were a rarity also with only Ash Kuiper claiming a NTP ball on the 3rd while Judy Greer won the voucher on the 15th with a very good shot which, though it finished a few metres from the pin, was also reasonably close to the front of the green such was the pin placement on that hole. While Judy did not quite make the birdie putt she did make sure of the par.
Ball winners on the day were Peter Mangan (net 74), Peter Costello (75) while Les Hall, Alan Curnow, Brad Goodman and Paul Kuiper rounded out the semidecent scores as they won balls with net 76. Peter Blackmore’s 91 won him the best gross score in B grade.
Next Week: Sat, September 8 (Assembly 11.30am). Stableford. Sponsor Kerrs’ Amcal Pharmacy Duty: B Thorsen and A Hausler. Tuesdays: Stableford: Assembly 11.30am.
Ladies HELEN Armstrong and Jan McHale were delighted with their win in the recent Jewellery Day conducted at Valley View, where a number of district clubs were in attendance. The winning score in the Four Ball Best Ball Stroke event was a surprising 59 net, with Bev Lyon and Julie Neale taking the runners-up trophies with 64 net. All four winners were thrilled to win such lovely bracelets.
Helen also had the B grade Nearest the Pin under control while Ruth Iser (Axedale) and Wendy Fulton (Nathalia) took home the other Nearest the Pins.
Also wearing a big smile was Yvonne O'Neill (Bendigo) who had the best shot onto the 3rd, giving her the Pot of Gold.
As if to prove it wasn’t a fluke, Jan McHale won A grade the following day, with 42 points, as well as the Nearest the Pin, Bev Lyon claimed the B grade win with 41 points and Helen Armstrong was her runner-up with 37 points, also snaring another Nearest the Pin.
Other players in the winners’ circle were Judy Greer (36 points), Marlene Topp, the C grade success, with 38 points, and Leonie McMaster Smith following up with 35 points.
President’s Day is on the 12th. Please bring a small plate. The duty team is Judy Greer, Julie Neale, Janis Tamburini and Marilyn West.
MERRIGUM golfers contested a stableford event on Saturday, a day when a handful of players found the going quite easy but many more struggled and had to settle for a score in the twenties. Ash Sanders kept his good form from the 27 holes the previous week going on to win with a fantastic 41 points. Ash has had some pretty good rounds at Merrigum since he took up competition golf a year or so ago, however, frighteningly for the rest of us he probably has yet to realise his full potential. He is a likely club champion down the track and that may not be too far down the track either. Andrew Wood and Tony Borrelli both had 39 points to each pick up a ball in the ball competition although Woody would have felt harshly done by after having 76 off the stick and still finishing two shots off the pace. Both Ash and Woody will have a shot less to play with next time they play their home course. Nearest the pins were won by Simon Doherty on the sixth, Cory Berghofer on the ninth, Tash Doherty on the jackpot 12th and Ash Sanders on the 14th. Apparently an attempt at reconciliation was made by our warring couple as they took to the course together on Saturday. The president was caught updating his Tinder profile after the round so one imagines all did not go so well. Some concern was also shown for one of our members who returned with a graze to the top of his head after his round. That concern quickly changed to mirth when the truth behind the injury emerged. You would be thinking perhaps a ball under a tree or the likes being the culprit, but no, the player was climbing down into the drain on the 17th to retrieve his ball when he slipped and fell, head-butting the opposite bank in the process. Unfortunately we golfers are not noted as a sympathetic lot.
This Saturday’s event is par.