MORE than 80 players contested Saturday’s golf, with captain Geoff Coad stealing the show with his hole in one at Parkland. Number seven is a tough encounter designed for those who can manufacture a slice or draw.
The left-handed Geoff added another golfing claim to his game. Vin and Heather Sleeth were the winners of the Reg Wootton-Jones Memorial Pinehurst event finishing with a net 50.5. Runners-up were Ken Risstrom and Rhonda Cox with a net 51 while third went to Scott and Miranda Hausler with a net 51.6.
Balls down the line went to Lynne McLean/Geoff Coad, Denise Hee/David Kuiper, Marg/ Norm Tucker, Helen Ward/ Trevor Price, Nola Arnold/ Harry Wayland, Mary Elliott/Raff Ludeman and Eric Simpson. The mens single stableford event was won by Cameron Knott with 34 points. Runner-up was Peter Barrette with 33 points. Nearest the pins went to Lyn Fraser first, Helen Caldwell ninth, Kevin Jewell 14th, Lana McInnes 15th and Neangar Park’s Mark Flint 18th.
Encouragement awards went to Marg Mould/Barney McDonald and Col McDougall. Mrs Thelma Wootton Jones representing the family presented the trophies as well as the perpetual trophy “Silver Shoe” to the winning pair.
Wednesday’s men’s stroke event was supported by the Clements Family. A grade’s David Kuiper won with 63-8-55. Runner-up was Tom Haigh with 67-11-56. Third went to Wayne Ferguson on 70-13-57. B grade was won by John Bauerle with 66-17-49. Runner-up was John Thompson on 68-17-51 with Vin Sleeth third with 65-14-51.
John Hausler won C grade with 68-18-50. Runner-up was Raff Ludeman on 70-19-51. Third went to Kevin Jewell with 77-22-55. Ball winners were Phil Currey, Eric Simpson, David Wassell, Max Jenkins, Col McDougall, Glen Smith, Mick Sullivan, Barney McDonald and Richard Stockdale. Nearest the pins went to Allan Williams first, Howard Teasdale ninth for the Kyabram Pizza and Pasta voucher, Trevor Price 15th for the Clive Coventry Funeral voucher and Phill Currey 18th for the Kyabram Main Street Butchery. Mal Baker won the encouragement award.
The annual tournament is not far away with entries for events directed to the club or through secretary Peter Fraser. The play Nine Hole Event is on Sunday, October 7 with hit-off time between 9.30-10.30am and a barbecue to follow.
Coming events: Saturday men’s and ladies’ stroke 12-12.30pm, shotgun. Intersport Bennetts birdie hole number 16. Duty: M Lusher, bar: M Sullivan.
Tuesday: Ladies’ stroke, 9.30-10am, duty: K Fanning, S Reid, L McLean, J Pearce. Wednesday, September 12 Men’s stroke 9.30-10am, duty: G Haslem, bar: J Doherty, Kitchen: V Sleeth.
Ladies A STROKE and count putts event played on Tuesday with A grade winner Denise Hee 67-14-53, runner-up Mary Elliott 74-18-56 on a count back from Dot Atkinson and Faye Glover. B grade winner Lorna Alchin 71-21-50, runner-up Helen Ward 73-20-53.
C grade winner Margaret Flint 83-27-56, runner-up Betty Baker 86-28-58 on a countback from Pamela Reyment. ball competition winners Geraldine Prendergast 54, Pauline Laidlaw 54, Bev Howard 54, D Watson 55, Dot Atkinson 55, Faye Glover 56.
Nearest the pin on number four was Heather Sleeth.
Monthly Medal Round Five, of Roma Fraser Brooch Lorna Alchin, net 50.
Least Putts Denise Hee 27.
BRAD Goodman has strung together some excellent rounds in recent months and the August monthly medallist was again in good nick in Saturday’s stableford event sponsored by Kerr’s Amcal Pharmacy.
Brad posted the day’s best round of 40 points to take out A grade by one shot from runner-up Kevin Bauerle with 39 points.
Brad got his round off to an almost perfect start on the third, winning the A grade NTP ball with his first shot of the day before sinking the putt for birdie in a sign of things to come as he backed up some excellent driving with some even better putting through the course of his round.
Interestingly, Brad is not hitting the ball well himself but has shown some form in the coaching caper having transformed Bill Murray into a putting machine over the last few months. Such is the improvement in Bill’s putting I suspect Brad will be getting a call from the chap that has assumed Bill’s mantle as the club’s worst putter.
This particular fellow managed to convert a very achievable sixfoot par putt into a wipe on the fifth on the weekend and seriously needs all the help he can get.
In B grade, John Neale’s 37 points was enough to get him across the line from Wally Tink who backed up his medal win last week with 36 points to take out the runners-up trophy.
On a day where scoring was markedly better than last week’s stroke and medal round Helen Emery won the ladies’ comp with 38 points from Jenni Bauerle who took the runners-up trophy in a countback from Gill Thorsen with 37 points.
Ball comp winners on the day were Paul Kuiper with 38 points, Baden Thorsen (37), Gill Thorsen, Miles Gould (35), Peter Blackmore (35), Judy Greer (35) and Jan McHale also with 35.
Dean Hubble took home the B grade NTP while Leonie McMaster-Smith not only won the voucher on the 15th with an excellent tee shot to within half a metre of the hole but sunk the birdie putt for five points if you don’t mind.
A big thanks to Rory and Clare Kerr and the team at Kerr’s Amcal Pharmacy for their very generous sponsorship and it was great to have Rory in Saturdays’ field and at presentation to present the day’s trophies.
This Week: Saturday, September 15, assembly 11.30am, par. Sponsor: Walker Real Estate, duty: J Neale and G Armstrong. Tuesday: stableford, assembly 11.30am.
Ladies JENNI Bauerle, our current club champion, covered herself with glory at Deniliquin last week by winning the A grade event conducted over two days. Jenni had 36 points on both days to emerge as the clear overall winner. A terrific achievement!
Meanwhile, back at home, Janice Johnstone became our latest monthly medal winner after winning A grade with 97-22-75. Janice also putted very well but lost the honour of least putts on a count back from Julie Neale. Both ladies had 28 putts. Not surprisingly, Julie was the A grade runner-up with 96-20-76.
In B grade, Nancy Saunders carded 104-26-78, followed by Gill Thorsen 107-26-81. Bev Lyon produced a lovely NTP. Marlene Topp joined the winners circle for C grade with 106-29-77 while Dot Bennett was her nearest rival with 114-34-80.
President’s Day is today, so please bring a plate to share, next week is a stableford event and our annual bus trip will be on October 3.
THE best field in quite a while contested Merrigum’s par event on Saturday on a pleasant spring day. There had been a round-up of some of those who have strayed from the club, which boosted the numbers, but then again who can resist the opportunity to play in a par event.
It was one of those strays who showed the way on a day when some of our more fancied players struggled and finished well into the minuses. Peter Hayward hasn’t played for quite some time but showed he still has it, making an impressive return by winning A grade with plus two.
He has had back problems over the years which have curtailed his golf but his round on Saturday was very good off an 11 handicap. He edged out Clint Prygoda by one and they were the only two players to finish on the positive side of the ledger. Young Joe Chant managed to sneak another round in before the start of the bowls season and he was the B grade winner with minus one.
He did have to survive a countback with our newest member, Jeff Parry, who also finished with minus one. Ball competition winners were Clint Prygoda, Jeff Parry and Tash Doherty who easily won the battle of the sexes this week with her minus one. Nearest the pins were won by Bruce Brown on the sixth, Clint Prygoda on the ninth and another of the strays, Wink Findlay, on the jackpot 12th. This Saturday’s event is stroke.
Valley View Jewellery Day winners Jan McHale, Helen Armstrong, Bev Lyon and Julie Neale. The women are proudly displaying their beautiful bracelets donated by Kyabram Showcase Jewellers.