Golfs monthly medal battle
THERE are four cardinal directions on a compass, and last Wednesday, they were used to describe the performance of the four ladies at the Beechworth Golf Club in September’s Monthly Medal.
If the fairway represented north, Jan Lang (22) rarely strayed east or west and navigated her way to 30 points courtesy of a four pointer to start and finish the round.
Things went south very quickly for the other girls including Gail Smith (18) 28, Coral Ward (19) 27, and Glenda Marshall (14) 24.
Coral, however, did get her bearings right with a Nearest the Pin on the 10th, and the ladies might need the map again this Wednesday with a Versus Par event to start at 9am.
Change is a natural process that happens all the time with or without consent, and it was certainly the latter for eight men on Sunday, with the daily competition being amended at the last minute to allow for September’s Monthly Med- al to be played after it was accidentally omitted from the yearly calendar.
Winning another medallion six months on from his last was Jacob Howard (23) who stumbled over the finish line to end on 67 nett, with Dean Howard (20) beating Jamie Dolny (16) on a countback for second on 69.
The change in format became too difficult to accept for some, including Peter Smith (18) 70, Brenton Pool (12) 70, Col Carmody (23) 71, Brian Cropley (34) 74, and Dave Atkins (26) 86.
There was no need for Brenton to change anything on the 7th with his Nearest the Pin, but players will be subjected to a new environment this Sunday at 10am when Chiltern hosts the 2018 Indigo Challenge.
The next outing at Beechworth will be on AFL Grand Final Day (Saturday September 29) with an Ambrose event to commence at 9am, followed by the Club’s Qualifying Round for the 2018 Play 9 Tournament at 12pm on Sunday September 30.
These events will end a busy month for the Club after 19 men and 3 women attended the 2018 Victorian Sandgreen Championships in Maldon from September 5-9.
Despite the lack of individual success on Wednesday and Thursday, Glenda Marshall defended her title with Albury’s Ros Kerr in the Women’s 4BBB on Friday with a score of 46 points, and this was backed up by Dylan Pool & Dave Atkins who were runners up in the Mens’ 4BBB on 49 points.
On Saturday, Zane Howard tasted victory in C Grade with a score of 60 nett, and Josh Carr had one of the rounds of his life on Sunday by shooting -1 off the stick, and resultantly winning the A Grade Nett on 56.
This score saw Josh finish fifth in the 36 hole Scratch, with Dylan Pool and Nathan Schneider also making the top 10.
The Club would like to thank Dean Howard for volunteering to be bus driver for the weekend as well as Gary Pool and Deb Peel who had the guys looking the part in their custom-made shirts.
MALDON SANDGREENS: Members from the Beechworth Golf Club competed at the 2018 Victorian Sandgreen Championships in Maldon.