Olsen scores ace

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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.’’

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