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MER­RIGUM golfers played a pairs am­brose on AFL grand fi­nal Satur­day but play­ers took to the course early.

The day was fine but a lit­tle cooler than it has been re­cently but it was still pleas­ant enough for a round of golf.

Given that it was a long week­end in both Vic­to­ria and NSW, al­beit on dif­fer­ent days, there were a num­ber of reg­u­lars miss­ing from the field, with the pres­i­dent and his fairer half among the no­table ab­sen­tees.

Hope­fully they are rec­on­cil­ing rather than adding to their woes dur­ing their golf­ing trip to the Rive­rina.

Like the grand fi­nal there was very lit­tle in Satur­day's event in the end, how­ever, An­drew Wood and Frank Ley­den got over the line with a round of 75-8-67.

They teamed well to­gether and did just enough to win by less than a shot.

Ball com­pe­ti­tion win­ners were Tony Bor­relli and Roger Gil­lon after they fin­ished with 77-9.25-67.75.

Roger Gil­lon was the only near­est the pin win­ner, tak­ing the jack­pot on the 12th.

This Satur­day's event is stroke for the Priv­i­lege Cup and is also the sev­enth and fi­nal round of the Kyabram Tyre Ser­vice award and the eclec­tic for this sea­son.

A re­minder with the ad­vent of day­light sav­ing next week­end, the twi­light sea­son will start next week Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 11.

Also be ad­vised Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 10 is the an­nual gen­eral meet­ing of the Mer­rigum Golf Club at 8pm.

Val­ley View

THE AFL Grand fi­nal wasn’t the only close sport­ing con­test at the week­end with count­backs re­quired to find win­ners in both of the men’s grades in Fri­day’s stable­ford event.

In A grade it was a bat­tle of the Peter’s with Peter Black­more emerg­ing from the count­back the win­ner with 39 points thanks to an ex­cel­lent back nine of 21 points.

Peter Man­gan was the run­nerup hav­ing fared bet­ter around the front be­fore post­ing a re­spectable 17 points on the home­ward side of the course.

Peter B also picked up the A grade NTP ball on the third.

It was a very sim­i­lar story in B grade with the win­ner and run­nerup again shar­ing the same first name as John Flett got the bet­ter of John Bur­rows in the count­back after both handed in cards with scores of 38 points.

Fletty’s back nine added to 20 points against JB’s 18 though JB added the B grade NTP ball to his run­ner-up tro­phy in a more sat­is­fy­ing round than the one he had en­joyed the pre­vi­ous day at Rich River.

There was no count­back re­quired for the ladies though where Julie Neale was the clear win­ner with 38 points from the in form Leonie McMaster-Smith with 35 while He­len Arm­strong won the ladies NTP ball.

Other ball win­ners on the day were Pooch McHale with 36, Dom Cer­rone (36), Alan Hausler (36), David Collins (35) and Les Hall (35).

Johnny Hey­wood won voucher on the 15th.

A re­minder that this week’s Medal round also in­cor­po­rates the Medal­ist of Medal­ists event with the ten men to have won Monthly Medals over the past twelve months el­i­gi­ble to com­pete for this ti­tle.

The cap­tain has also asked me to men­tion the play nine qual­i­fy­ing round on next Sun­day with assem­bly at 9.30am for a 10am hit off.

The event rep­re­sents a new golf the for­mat with the win­ners and run­ner-up (men and ladies) qual­i­fy­ing for the re­gional event later at Mooroopna with sub­se­quent state and na­tional events cul­mi­nat­ing in the na­tional win­ners trav­el­ling to Ire­land to play on the same week as the 2019 Bri­tish Open.

En­try on Sun­day is $15 which in­cludes a bar­be­cue lunch after play. For in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact Doug Ka­jew­ski on 0428 538 741.

This week: Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 6 (Assem­bly 11.30am). Stroke/ Medal/Medal­ist of Year. Duty: D Collins and P No­ble. Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 7 (Assem­bly 9.30am). Play nine. Duty D Ka­jew­ski and P No­ble.

Ladies A SMALL field took to the course for a stable­ford event last Wed­nes­day.

Un­de­terred by the newly cored greens, sev­eral play­ers re­turned very good scores. Julie Neale, who is en­joy­ing a hot streak at the mo­ment, was the win­ner with 41 points. Liz Haw also had a great day out with 40 points, to claim the run­ner-up prize.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Jenni Bauerle who was the A grade net win­ner at the Golf Vic­to­ria Spring Tour­na­ment held re­cently at Curlewis and Bar­won Heads Golf Clubs.

This is an out­stand­ing ef­fort in a com­pe­ti­tion en­joyed by top coun­try golfers from around the state.

Sum­mer Pen­nant starts next Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 8. Val­ley View has en­tered two teams. The first matches will be hosted by Kialla Golf Club.

Golf next week is a stable­ford event with Leanne Busch, He­len Emery, Wanda Ha­con and Tracey Wade on duty.


THIS Satur­day is the start of the spring tour­na­ment with the Mixed Pine­hurst to start the week-long events at Park­land.

A men’s stable­ford event will also be held for those with­out part­ners. As­sem­ble at noon for 12.30pm shot­gun start.

Sun­day will be the play nine event with the top two play­ers to pro­ceed to a re­gional fi­nal at Mooroopna.

The nine hole event will start from 9.30am with a bar­be­cue to fol­low.

More than 60 play­ers turned out for the tra­di­tional footy day event.

Mary Trimby was the win­ner of the women’s stroke tak­ing home the A grade tro­phy with a score of 68-18-50.

Run­ner-up was Pauline Laid­law with 72-19-53 after a count­back.

B grade was won by Jan Gen­tle on 76-26-50 while run­ner-up was Faye Roberts with 77-26-51.

Trevor Price capped off a good week win­ning the men’s A grade with 63-12-51 while Tom Haigh was run­ner-up on 65-12-53.

Mel Lusher shot the round of the day to win B grade with 65-16-49.

Run­ner-up was Cameron Knott with 68-14-54 after a count­back from Paul Kuiper.

C grade was won by Lind­say Tat­ter­son with 70-22-48.

Run­ner-up was Fred Roberts with 73-20-53 after a count­back.

Near­est the pins went to Rhonda Cox on the 1st, Bev Howard on the 9th and Ge­off Forbes on the 18th.

Ball win­ners were Val Hanke, Bev Howard, Heather Sleeth, Les Jones, Les Mitchell, Sam At­tardi, Ken Ris­strom, Mick Sul­li­van, Chris Omen and David Kuiper.

The en­cour­age­ment awards went to Dot Atkin­son and Wayne Peter­son.

Thurs­day’s stable­ford event was a com­bined ef­fort with both gen­ders con­test­ing.

Mary El­liott won the women’s A grade with 38 points with Marg Tucker run­ner-up on 35 points after a count­back.

Val Hanke was the best of the event fin­ish­ing with 42 points to win B grade.

Trevor Price made 36 points to win the men’s A grade. Run­ner-up was Wayne Fer­gu­son on 34 points.

Cameron Knott shot 40 points to win B grade with a vis­i­tor in Henry Keil run­ner-up on 37 points. An­other vis­i­tor in Neil McKen­zie won C grade with 38 points after a count­back from Glen Smith.

Ball win­ners were Lorna Alchin, Dot Atkin­son, Heather Sleeth, Glen Smith, Chris Tin­dale, Col McDougall, Roger Gil­lon, Vin Sleeth and Norm Tucker.

Near­est the pins went to Mal Baker first, Craig Kane ninth for the Kyabram Pizza and Pasta voucher.

The 15th went to Matt O’Brien for the Clive Coven­try Funeral voucher while Mary El­liott col­lected the voucher on the 18th from Kyabram Main Street Butch­ery.

En­cour­age­ment awards went to Daphne Smith and Howard Teas­dale.

Com­ing Events: Satur­day an­nual tour­na­ment: Mixed Pine­hurst and men’s stable­ford. Noon12.30pm. Shot­gun. Duty: Com­mit­tee. Bar: D McKen­zie. Sun­day: Day­light sav­ing. Play 9 Holes 9.30am to 10.30am. Hit off. Duty: Com­mit­tee. Tues­day: Ladies four ball best ball stable­ford. 9.30am10am. Shot­gun. Duty: Spe­cial cater­ing group: Duty: M Tucker, N Key, H Ward, P Rey­ment.

Wed­nes­day: (Oc­to­ber 10) men’s four ball best ball stable­ford. Duty: Com­mit­tee. Bar: K Bell.

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