Olsen scores ace
Tocumwal A hole-in-one from Paul Olsen was the highlight of Sunday’s stableford.
Olsen’s ace on Hole 2 of the Captain’s Course helped him to a Division One win on the day, finishing with 39 points to beat Shane Halloran on countback.
Ross Clark was the Division Two winner with 41 points followed by Rick Tyler 36.
Division Three was won by Ronald Loversidge with 39 on countback from Alan Michalowsky.
The day also saw 11 ladies playing stableford with Janice Baker (Lakeside GC) taking the win with NTPs went to Ian Vize 17th, Paul Olsen 2nd, Eagle’s Nest Mark Jackson.
Bev Richard stood tall among a field of 48 ladies in the the Stroke Star Medal on Tuesday last week.
Richard claimed the Star Medal and Division One with 70 net, while runner-up went to Sandra Williams with 72.
Helen Commadeur was the Division Two winner with 65 net followed by Margaret Varley who had 70.
NTPs went to Jo Boake 14th, Anne Beveridge 18th, Pro Pin went to Robyn Conrick $40.
Men’s Stableford ( White Markers) was played last Wednesday with Division One going to Michael Cooper with 40 points on countback from Mathew Toohey.
Mathew Geisler was the Division Two winner with 41 points followed by Barry Wilson 39.
Division Three was won by Alan Good who had 42 points with runner-up going to John Ellis 38.
Gold Winner was Graeme Sharp with 35 points.
NTPs went to Barry Wilson 2nd, Raymond Bailey 8th, Matthew Toohey Pro Pin $62.
Saturday saw 38 ladies playing Par with Claire Perston taking Division One with one-up followed surviving a countback from Michelle Purtill.
Dianne Kemp was the Division Two winner by countback from Julie O’Brien, both finishing four-up.
NTPs went to Anne Beveridge 2nd, Barbara Clark 18th.
Par was played by 54 men with Division One taken out by James Larter with twoup, on countback from Peter Bolt.
Captain Michael Keen was the Division Two winner with four-up on countback from Bruce Cavanaugh while Division Three went to Robert Burns who had fiveup, followed by Shane Embers one-up.
NTPs went to Philip Cheeswright 2nd, Michael Keen 18th.
Finley The men took to the course for the G & N McNamara Stableford Competition on Wednesday.
Barry Fahey with 40 points after countback took the Daily trophy.
NTP on the 18th was Gerry Lawson and balls went to Lawson (40), Bill Judd (39) and Doug Smith (39).
At the end of the second October Play 9 Competition on Thursday afternoon five players lined up with 33 net for a countback to find the winner for the day.
Ian Daniel came out on top with ball comp trophies going to Beau Makkinga, Janet Delmenico, Leo McNamara and Rand Wilson.
The Strategic Wealth Planning stableford event was played on Saturday with a good field turning out.
Barry Wilson with 41 points stepped up as winner in the men’s event while Sue Simpson with 40 points took out the ladies.
NTP on the 13th went to Anne Harding and the18th Paul Pinnuck.
Balls were awarded to Dave Cordell (39), Merv Percy (39), Bill Judd (39), Maree Doyle (38), Ian Daniel (37) and Linda Rendell (35). Beth White claimed a NAGA Trophy.
Sunday was the Rob & Glenda McCullough stroke event.
Beau Makkinga continued with his winning form when he carded 65 net to take the men’s trophy while Helen Wastle with 70 net claimed the ladies trophy. Wastle’s 29 putts also gave her the ladies putting trophy.
NTP on the18th was Marty Piggin while balls went to Justin Crowley (67), Marty Piggin (68), Bob Ross (68), Enid Bain (71) and Marian Ayres (72). Rand Wilson accepted a NAGA Trophy.
At the weekend, stableford will be played on Saturday and on Sunday it’s the October Monthly Medal/ Club Brooch with a barbecue meal to follow.
Finley Ladies With the course in great condition — thanks to Peter and his merry band of helpers — Pam Angove with 39 points stood tall in the Strategic Wealth Planning stableford
NTP: Gay Henderson. Ball winners: Margot Robertson (38), Glenys Creek (38) and Marian Ayres (37).
A reminder to all that the McDonald’s Teams Day is this Friday.
Blighty footballer Jed Brain is on the move, signing on to play at Chelsea Seagulls in the Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League Division Two next year.
The move will see the 22 year-old ball magnet play alongside his brother James Brain, who is the playingcoach for the Seagulls.
The brothers will be reunited on the footy field for the first time since 2013, when the pair played for Rochester in the Goulburn Valley Football League.
Jed played two seasons with Blighty, winning the Pearce Medal at the Picola & District League best and fairest count in 2017 as well as being Blighty’s assistant coach this year.
Chelsea had a similar 2018 to the Redeyes, with both sides finishing fourth on the ladder. James hopes the addition of his younger brother can help his side go deep into finals.
‘‘Jed and myself haven’t had a decent crack at footy together yet,’’ he said.
‘‘When he played at Rochester Jed was also playing TAC Cup footy with the Bendigo Pioneers, so he only ended up playing five or six games with me.
‘‘He was also only 16 at the time so I’m keen to play alongside him when he’s in the prime of his career.
‘‘I’m getting on a bit and this was a chance for us to have a full season together.
‘‘The side was probably good enough to go deeper into finals this year but we dropped off late and were eliminated the first week.
‘‘Hopefully with Jed and other recruits we can work our way to a flag win.’’
There is a bit of a Finley connection at Chelsea with former Cats Reid Crowe and Josh Hargreaves also playing for the Seagulls.
‘‘There’s a bit of a country factor at the Seagulls,’’ James said.
‘‘We’ve got the blokes from Finley, a few from Kyabram and some from Albury at the moment.
‘‘I’m hoping Jed can come in with a bit of a leadership role.
‘‘I’ll be looking to teach him a bit and also learn from him.
‘‘Coaching has been something that seems to come naturally in the family, with dad (Greg) also coaching when he played footy.
‘‘Jed will play mainly in the middle of the ground so I can roam around at half forward.
‘‘I played in the middle a fair bit this year but I’m getting older so I probably need to step back from that.
‘‘I’m excited at what Jed can bring to the side and can’t wait for the season ahead.’’