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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.

Val­ley View

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.

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