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Park­land

PARK­LAND’S an­nual tour­na­ment got off to a great start on Satur­day with more than 70 play­ers in the field for the tra­di­tional mixed pine­hurst and men’s sta­ble­ford event — sup­ported by Peter Walsh, Mem­ber for Mur­ray Plains. The win­ners in the hand­i­cap sec­tion were He­len Cald­well and Ken Ris­strom with 49.1 nett while Lyn and Peter Fraser were run­ner-up on a nett 50. Third was Heather and Vin Sleeth on a nett 52.9. Best scratch score went to Denise Hee and David Kuiper with 59. Ball win­ners were Pauline Laid­law/Les Mitchell, Bev McLay/Mick Sul­li­van, Mary and Bernie El­liott, Lynne McLean/ Ge­off Coad, Bev Howard and Bar­ney Mc­Don­ald.

Sin­gles win­ner was An­drew Phillips on 36 points af­ter a count­back from Craig Kane and Bill Clark. Ball win­ners were John and Scott Hausler as well as Brian and Bren­dan Cle­ments. Near­est the pins went to Graeme Gor­don on the first for the Mitre 10 voucher, Lorna Alchin on the ninth and Mal Baker on the 18th. En­cour­age­ment awards went to Kathy Bell, Ge­off Forbes and Rick Walsh.

Sun­day morn­ing was the ‘Play Nine’ event with Mal Baker and Glen Tonkin ad­vanc­ing to the next round at Mooroopna on Oc­to­ber 28. Mal carded 18 points with Glen Tonkin one shot back on 17 points. Deb­bie Tonkin, with 21 points, will rep­re­sent the women with An­nette Pell run­ner-up. Mem­bers en­joyed a bar­beque lunch af­ter the game.

High­light of Wed­nes­day’s men’s stroke event was the hole in one to Mark Percy. Mark, who has only been play­ing just a cou­ple of years, made the great shot at the ninth with an eight iron. Peter Bar­rette was the win­ner of A grade with 60-7-53 af­ter a count­back from Trevor Price 65-12-53. B grade was won by John Thomp­son on 67-16-51 af­ter a count­back from Max Jenkins 66-15-51. Third went to John Hausler on 71-17-54. Ge­off Forbes played the round of the day to win C grade with 72-23-49. Kevin Jewell was run­ner-up with 75-22-53, with Ro­den Brady next with 73-19-54. Ball win­ners were Vin Sleeth, Tom Haigh, Roger Gil­lon, Harry Way­land, Mark Percy, Lind­say Wick­ham, Wayne Fer­gu­son and Sam At­tardi. Near­est the pins went to Luca Cam­pan­elli on the 18th for the Kyabram Main Street Butch­ery voucher, Paul Price on the 15th for the Clive Coven­try Fu­neral voucher, Mark Percy on the Ky Pizza and Pasta ninth with an ace and Al­lan Richard­son was near­est on the first. Fred Roberts won the en­cour­age­ment award.

The men’s 36 holes event will be held on Sun­day, with assem­bly at 8.30am for a shot­gun start at 9am. En­tries can be for­warded to Peter Fraser on 5852 2769 or en­ter on the club no­tice board.

BINGO: The jack­pot has risen to $1000 in 56 calls to­mor­row night with the pun­ters ex­pected to go for the big money. Last week’s Big Buck’s Bingo was worth $440 with 100,000 up for grabs if you are lucky.

Com­ing Events: An­nual tour­na­ment con­tin­ues Satur­day: Mixed Pine­hurst and Sta­ble­ford 12-12.30pm. Shot­gun. Bar: K Bell. Sun­day: Men’s 36 Hole Open Stroke Cham­pi­onship. Tues­day: Ladies Sta­ble­ford. Duty: D Day, F Glover, N Cartwright. Wed­nes­day (17) Mens Pine­hurst. 9.30am10am. Duty: C McDougall. Bar: P Price.Kitchen: P Fraser.

Val­ley View

ONE of the great won­ders of sport is its ca­pac­ity to throw up sto­ries of tri­umph against ad­ver­sity, sto­ries of raw phys­i­cal and men­tal courage or more sim­ply a vic­tory against all odds. On Satur­day at Val­ley View in the Knights Build­ing Sup­plies Oc­to­ber Medal round we saw all that and more from our Oc­to­ber Monthly Medal­list. Af­ter watch­ing his beloved Mag­pies go ag­o­nis­ingly close to vic­tory at the MCG, Graeme Har­ri­son was so dev­as­tated, such an emo­tional wreck, so scarred that he was barely able to leave his house all week. Too de­spon­dent even to at­tend the Stan­hope F.C pre­sen­ta­tion night on Fri­day evening. Yet on Satur­day he rose above the doom and gloom of Colling­wood’s 11th grand fi­nal loss dur­ing his life­time, dusted him­self off and made his way out to Val­ley View to play the round of his life tak­ing the Monthly Medal with the out­ra­geously good score of 85-21-64. On a per­fect day, Harro’s re­mark­ably con­sis­tent round fea­tured seven pars, nine bo­geys and just two dou­ble bo­geys. The round was so good he beat reg­u­lar play­ing part­ner and 11 hand­i­cap­per Peter Noble off the stick by one shot and was four shots clear of his near­est chal­lenger in Paul Dick­ens with 92-24-68. Dicko may have been the Medal and B grade run­ner up but that score saw him claim the Medal­list of the Year tro­phy by one shot from the day’s A grade win­ner, Ash Kuiper, who was also at his best with the out­stand­ing score of 76-7-69. Ash was in­cred­i­bly un­lucky, there aren’t too many days when a gross score of 76 nett 69 isn’t the win­ning tally and his round was a re­minder of the form that took him to the Club Cham­pion ti­tle ear­lier in the year. Rod Breen was a shot be­hind Ash tak­ing the A grade run­ner-up tro­phy with 84-14-70. The in­com­pa­ra­ble Marie Watt won the ladies with 99-28-71 from He­len Arm­strong with 100-24-76. Balls went to Park­land’s Matt Smith with nett 69, Mick Coyne (71), Lawrie Casey (71), Doc McQueen-Thom­son (72), Gav Arm­strong (72), Peter Costello (73), Dean Hub­ble (73) and Les Hall (73). Mick McAuliffe, Doug Ka­jew­ski and He­len Emery won the NTP tro­phies on the third while Bud Thorsen won the voucher on the 15th with an ex­cel­lent tee shot but could not cash in, miss­ing his birdie putt. Tues­day’s win­ner was Kerry Kreeck with 39 points from Hally (38) and David Clue (37) while Stra­chan­nie won the NTP ball. In Sun­day’s in­au­gu­ral Play Nine event Les Hall (nett 34) and Bud Thorsen with nett 34.5 (in a count­back from Gavon Arm­strong) won the qual­i­fy­ing spots for the re­gional leg as did Gill Thorsen with nett 35 and Liz Haw with nett 36 in the ladies’ sec­tion. This Week: Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 13 (Assem­bly 11.30am). Sta­ble­ford. Spon­sor Ky Hire and Bat­ter­ies. Duty: P Downe and P Noble. Ladies LEANNE Busch had a spec­tac­u­lar re­turn to form in last Wed­nes­day’s Sta­ble­ford event. Birdies and pars were com­mon­place as she ac­cu­mu­lated a mas­sive 46 points to win A grade. Mar­garet Smer­don, also on the come­back trail, might have ex­pected to be the win­ner with her 41 points, but had to be sat­is­fied with the run­ner-up prize. In B grade, Liz Haw con­tin­ued her good form to win with 36 points from Marie Watt with 35 points. Away from Val­ley View, Jenni Bauerle, con­tin­ued her ex­cel­lent form to win the A grade event at the Tocumwal tour­na­ment. Golf next Wed­nes­day will be a stroke event fol­lowed by pre­sen­ta­tion night. The match com­mit­tee will be on duty.

Mer­rigum

IT WAS a su­perb day for golf on Satur­day as Mer­rigum golfers played the fi­nal round of the Kyabram Tyre Ser­vice award and the eclec­tic for the sea­son. The Priv­i­lege Cup and least putts spon­sored by Bruce Brown and Si­mon and Tash Do­herty re­spec­tively were also up for grabs so it was an all-round great day for golf. The day was warm with­out be­ing too hot and the wind was be­nign so there were not too many ex­ter­nal in­flu­ences to ruin a day on the course. The ever re­li­able John Fuller sur­vived a count­back with Ash Sanders to win A grade af­ter a round of 82-14-68 as com­pared to Ash’s 83-15-68. In do­ing so he earned Bruce Brown’s voucher as well as the Priv­i­lege Cup and max­i­mum points in the Kyabram Tyre Ser­vice award. Both play­ers lost a por­tion from their hand­i­caps, how­ever un­for­tu­nately for the rest of us they did not lose enough to suf­fer any ma­jor dam­age for their next rounds. Tony Bor­relli was the B grade win­ner with a round of 89-20-69. It’s no won­der John and Tony are such a for­mi­da­ble four­ball team be­cause they seem to al­most al­ways be near the top of pro­ceed­ings. Ash Sanders headed the ball com­pe­ti­tion with his 68 while Bill Bray and Bruce Brown edged out Greg Hall and Rod Ne­wham for the other two balls af­ter all four had 72. Near­est the pins were won by Si­mon Do­herty on the sixth, John Fuller on the ninth and Bruce Brown on the jack­pot 12th. Least putts was won by one half of the spon­sor­ship team, Si­mon Do­herty, with 29.

The twi­light com­pe­ti­tion be­gins this Thurs­day from 4.30pm. The first round will be a nine hole com­pe­ti­tion with the male and fe­male win­ners go­ing on to play at Mooroopna and with the pos­si­bil­ity of go­ing fur­ther in the com­pe­ti­tion from there. Af­ter the first week, twi­light will re­vert to the usual 10-hole com­pe­ti­tion.

Next Satur­day’s event is sta­ble­ford.

A re­minder to all that this Wed­nes­day the an­nual gen­eral meet­ing will be held at 8pm. Come along and sup­port the in­com­ing com­mit­tee, or bet­ter still, be a part of it. It’s your club so have a say in and help with the day to day run­ning of it. Don’t leave all the work to the same peo­ple all of the time. Bowls Our fi­nal prac­tice for the pen­nant sea­son will be held at the clu­b­rooms at 1pm on next Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 13. Please be there by 12.45pm and if you have a pre­ferred po­si­tion in the team, please make this known to the se­lec­tors. There is no need to wear your club uni­form.

Our meals be­gin this Thurs­day night at 6pm. As in the past the club will be very grate­ful for sal­ads etc. This year the price of the meals is $8 for mem­bers and $10 for visi­tors. Drinks are avail­able at bar prices and you would be wel­come to join in our prac­tice or have a ses­sion with our qual­i­fied coaches.

Our mid­week divi­sion team got off to a win­ning start against Nagam­bie. Lee and Noreen lost nar­rowly but the rink of Donna Me­ola, Rob Den­nis, Sally Ho­ran and Car­men Qu­at­troc­chi had a good win by 15 shots. This week Divi­sion 4 go to Mooroopna Golf.

We are host­ing the film Ladies In Black at the Plaza The­atre in Kyabram on Oc­to­ber 30. The film is highly ac­claimed and the screen­ing com­mences at 7.30pm. Cost is $15 which in­cludes a light sup­per. All mem­bers will have tick­ets or you can con­tact Lee on 5855 2245 or Mau­reen on 0419 385 502.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Young Joe, who has been cho­sen as Vol­un­teer of the Year for Cen­tral Mur­ray Goul­burn re­gion for this year.

On Sun­day we had a great day on our trip to Rich River. The 55 guests were treated to a de­light­ful two course meal and en­joyed the com­pany and friend­ship of the group. Thanks to all who helped to make the day so en­joy­able.

❝Af­ter watch­ing his beloved Mag­pies go ag­o­nis­ingly close to vic­tory at the MCG, Graeme Har­ri­son was so dev­as­tated, such an emo­tional wreck, so scarred that he was barely able to leave his house all week❞

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