Bat­tling the el­e­ments

Seymour Telegraph - - LOCAL CLASSIES -


Twi­light golf re­sumed at Avenel on Fri­day.

Golfers were greeted with windy con­di­tions that made scor­ing dif­fi­cult.

While the golfers bat­tled the el­e­ments, so­cial mem­bers en­joyed Tim’s bar-room ban­ter and Joan’s nib­bles.

If you are look­ing for a fun Fri­day night come along; all wel­come. It is a 5 pm tee off for golfers. Re­sults: Win­ner: H. Jones; ball com­pe­ti­tion: H. Wheeler, D. Ful­lager.


Golfers have again avoided both the heat and rain this week so all com­pe­ti­tions went ahead as usual.

In the women’s par com­pe­ti­tion on Wed­nes­day, Tina Foun­tain (29) had her first in­di­vid­ual win as a golfer when she scored +2 to win on a count back from Ricky Rick­man.

The ex­tra com­pe­ti­tion was tied be­tween Sue McCall and Marg Bai­ley with both of them in the hole for their third shot on the eighth hole.

The balls went to the top scor­ers — Foun­tain and Rick­man.

The men played sta­ble­ford on Wed­nes­day and Jerry Ben­der (21) had 39 points to win on a count back from Rob Old­man.

Near­est-the-pins went to Ben­der on the fourth, John Porter on the sixth, John Callaghan on the 12th and Greg Pell on the 17th.

To get a ball in the ball pool a score of three points was needed.

Dawn Leece (39) con­tin­ues to dom­i­nate the mixed nine-hole com­pe­ti­tion, win­ning this week with 16 points on a count back from David (Stubby) Byrne.

The next best scores were Ann Wil­son with 13 points and June Gor­don with 12 points, and both re­ceived a ball as well.

The Fri­day so­cial nine holes was sta­ble­ford over holes 10-18 and Gary Wright (12) had the best score of 21 points to win.

The next best score went to Greg Pell with 19 points.

The re­ally hot scores seemed to be saved for Satur­day this week.

Rhys Waugh backed up his win from last week to again win B-grade with a ter­rific score of 82-17=65 which was the best score of the day.

The A-grade win­ner, John Boruch, also had a great score of 79-11=68.

The best scratch score was tied be­tween Craig Zotti and Greg Pell who both had 77.

Gary Wright was near­est-thepin on the fourth, Gary Neville won the sixth, War­ren Austin was the clos­est on the 12th and Ian Richard­son was near­est on the 17th.

The drive and pitch on the eighth was won by Mark Foun­tain and the 15th went to Joey Pass­more.

To get a ball you needed a net score of 72.

In the women’s com­pe­ti­tion, Liz Gee had a great score of 91-22=69 to win the day.

The ex­tra com­pe­ti­tion of near­est-the-pin on the 17th went to Lynne Mu­nari.

The balls went to Liz Gee, Tina Foun­tain and Dale Stu­art with net 72 on a count back.

The so­cial nine holes on Fri­day this week is par over holes 16-6.

On Satur­day it is stroke again for the fi­nal round of the Beale Fam­ily Sum­mer Cup for both men and women.


Wed­nes­day saw 13 play­ers out on the course for a stroke day.

Moz Fowler was the win­ner of A-grade again with 91-19-72 nett.

The B and C-grade win­ner as well as the ex­tra nine-hole event was Jane Bow with 115-41-74 nett and 50-20.5-29.5 nett re­spec­tively.

Balls down the line for 18 holes went to Fowler, Bow and Jenny Jeong with 95-21-74 nett.

The nine-hole balls went to Bow, Fowler with 43-8.5-33.5 nett and Jeong with 46-10.5-35.5 nett.

To­day’s event is par and Fe­bru­ary 1 is stroke.

The course is get­ting bet­ter each week with many thanks to Dad’s army and the heav­ens above for the won­der­ful rain.

The chicken run on Thurs­day saw 23 play­ers play­ing sta­ble­ford for the chicken, with the win­ner be­ing Dan Kennedy with a 23 points.

No near­est-the-pin was achieved this week.

To­mor­row will be par on the back nine.

It was great to have a uni­sex Satur­day with four play­ers for a nine-hole sta­ble­ford round.

The win­ner was Gareth Bow with 22 points; un­for­tu­nately no one was able to score a near­est­the-pin.

The ‘‘Big Man’’ does it again to claim his sec­ond win in three weeks.

Jeff ‘‘Mully’’ Lod­ding pro­duced an­other amaz­ing sta­ble­ford round to take the win by five strokes, ob­vi­ously the sta­ble­ford for­mat agrees with his fire-brand, ag­gres­sive style of play.

Af­ter be­ing in the wilder­ness for many years, Mully was asked about his re­cent change of for­tune on the golf course and what has al­tered.

He was quoted as say­ing ‘‘yeah, you’ve just got to get your hand­i­cap out a bit.’’ Nice one Mully.

Run­ner-up went to Phil Deane with a solid 37 points, with next best be­ing Joe Labas and Shaun Spicer both on 35.

The near­est-the-pin awards went to W. LeCerf on the third; G. Bow has made the 13th hole his own of late; and P. Deane stick­ing it close on the 16th.

The Nagam­bie pen­nant team were away this week fac­ing top side Kialla at the Kyabram Park­lands course.

With both teams un­de­feated at the start of the day’s play, this was how it re­mained at the end of the day’s play, both teams shar­ing the points with 2.5 to 2.5.

Next week’s golf will be a stroke event and the fourth round of the Sum­mer tro­phy.

On of­fice duty will be J. Lod­ding and in the bar B. Cas­sar.

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