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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 ky­par3@big­ 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.

Run­ner-up 85-28-57

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

Val­ley View

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.

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