GV vet­er­ans

The Riverine Herald - - GOLF -

MUCH im­proved weather con­di­tions greeted the 73 vet­eran golfers at Kyabram Park­land on Mon­day.

The course was pre­sented in ex­cel­lent con­di­tion and the greens were in su­perb nick.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to the grounds peo­ple who have con­trib­uted to the suc­cess as it was wel­come re­lief from the cored and sanded greens that some of us ex­pe­ri­ence at this time of year as clubs progress with their es­sen­tial main­te­nance pro­gram.

The Park­land women also won praise by adding ap­ple-pie and ice­cream to the tra­di­tional lunch meal.

Win­ner in A grade was Tony Pa­pallo (Kialla) on 39 stable­ford points, run­ner-up was Doug Cox (Park­land) with 38 on count back.

B-grade supremo was Gary Hopcraft (Hill Top, 41) from Ian Scur­rah (Lock­ing­ton, 40).

C grade win­ner with an out­stand­ing score of 45 was Richard Maloney (Nathalia) from Ken Mar­tin (Cos­grove, 37 on c/b).

Richard re­minded us that on his pre­vi­ous visit to Park­land he had failed to make 30 points so this turn in form is un­likely to pro­duce a con­tin­u­ing down­ward spi­ral in his hand­i­cap.

Near­est the pin was con­tested on the 18th green and the A grade win­ner was Tom McConchie of Park­land.

B grade win­ner went to Ian Scur­rah (Lock­ing­ton) and there was no win­ner in D grade, prompt­ing a sug­ges­tion that, for our next event, the tar­get hole be moved to one of shorter dis­tance.

Golf ball win­ners were Tom Haigh, Richard Hutchin­son, Leo Hartup, Lindsay Simms, Lau­rie Stew­art, Alan Dal­ton, Tony Ci­avarella, John Bray, Al­lan McGrath, Terry White, Ray Gourlay, Phil Cooper, Peter Hudg­son, Bill Mur­phy, Alan Labas, Tony Lasini, Barry Web­ber.

Our plan­ning for 2018 is pro­gress­ing well with nearly all the clubs hav­ing al­ready con­firmed their re­spec­tive dates for our syl­labus.

The next event will be the first round of the District Cham­pi­onship at Rich River Golf Club (Moama), on Oc­to­ber 9 with the GMCU our time hon­oured cham­pi­onship spon­sor.

Rich River men’s

TUES­DAY Septem­ber 5, had Jim Wagstaff and Ron Bis­sett rev­el­ling in the win­tery con­di­tions to equal Tyson McCoomb’s best par round of the year with plus eight.

Nug Lis­ter and Claude Ben­nett also pro­duced ex­cel­lent rounds de­spite the con­di­tions.

David Bail­lie won two near­est the pins and Alan Peach won the su­per-pin on the 16th.

There were eighty-two in the field on the east course with plus four win­ning a voucher. A grade: Jim Wagstaff (Plus 8), 1. Ron Bis­sett (+8), 2. Nug Lis­ter (+7), 3. NTP’s: Third – David Bail­lie and John Moore. Eighth – David Dav­i­son and Nug Lis­ter. 13th – Greg Dun­stan and Don Healey. 16th – David Bail­lie and Alan Peach. Su­per-pin – Alan Peach $62.

Bruce Richie and Ian Hut­ton com­bined bril­liantly to take out the four ball best ball stable­ford event de­spite the cold con­di­tions on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 7.

It was good to see Wayne Camp­bell re­turn to form, or at least not let his part­ner down to fin­ish in sec­ond place with An­drew Beau­mont.

Barry McMil­lan had his eye in on the par threes with two wins and Dar­ren Burr won the su­per-pin.

There were 134 in the field on the east course with 45 points win­ning a voucher. A grade: Bruce Richie and Ian Hut­ton (49 Points), 1. An­drew Beau­mont and Wayne Camp­bell (48), 2. Ian Fisher and John For­rest (48), 3. NTP’s: Third, Nick Batch­e­lor and Keith Brem­ner. Eighth, Ivan Kirkby and Alan John­son. 13th, Peter McLaugh­lin and Barry McMil­lan. 16th, Dar­ren Burr and Barry McMil­lan. Su­per­pin, Dar­ren Burr ($99).

One hun­dred and thirty-five golfers con­tested the monthly medal on the west course with Mahir Ozdilek win­ning his sec­ond medal of the year

Bon a count­back from Tyson McCoomb and Keith McCor­mack.

Mahir and Tyson won the nett events in C and B grade re­spec­tively and John Bed­ford edged out An­drew Ja­cobs for the A grade net score.

Blair Christie had even par to have the best scratch score of the day with Keith McCor­mack and Matt Lees record­ing the best scratch scores in B and C grade. A grade: John Bed­ford (Nett 71), 1. An­drew Ja­cobs (71), 2. Blair Christie (Scratch - 72). grade: Tyson McCoomb (Nett 66), 1. Brian Malone (68), 2. Keith McCor­mack (Scratch - 82). C grade: Mahir Ozdilek (Nett 66), 1. Peter Baw­den (71), 2. Matt Lees (Scratch - 88). NTP’s: Fourth, Glenn Rogers, Robin Quinn and Ge­off Kelly. Eighth, Greg Cadd, Mark Dou­glass and Len Drill. 13th, Blair Christie and Mar­cus Kenna. Ea­gle 17th, Noel Sholl. Monthly medal, Mahir Ozdilek. Su­per-pin, Glenn Rogers ($120).

On Sun­day, 40 ven­tured out on the east course to play a stable­ford round.

On a bright sunny day with no rain in sight 39 re­turned to the club dry, but one fe­male mem­ber fell into a lake and needed to re­sort to wet weather gear to fin­ish the round.

Like a true trooper she went home cleaned up and re­turned for the din­ner.

Again the ser­vice and the meal sup­plied were top grade and a big thanks to the club and the staff for their ef­forts and sup­port of this event.

Re­sults Women’s: 1, Lee Boul­ton (39 points on count back); 2, In­grid Cock­roft (39); 3, Si­mone Mor­gan (38) and NTP. Men’s: 1, Peter McKech­nie (42 points); 2, David Cock­roft (39); 3, Fred Erkamps (38); Mick Ma­had NTP.

The next So­cialites event will be on Oc­to­ber 1, 8.30am assem­bly for 9am hit-off fol­lowed by a light lunch.

Rich River women’s

STRONG winds on the west course failed to pre­vent many play­ers from hand­ing in ex­cel­lent cards on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 13.

N8 Health spon­sored the stable­ford round with 87 women par­tic­i­pat­ing.

The fi­nal round of the Clarice Cheat­ley Brooch was played with Ruth Turpin the ul­ti­mate win­ner on 38 points.

In divi­sion one, Mar­cia Spiers was first with an ex­cel­lent 41, nar­rowly de­feat­ing Ros­alie Drill (40) and Lor­raine de Ravin (37).

Divi­sion two win­ner was Marie Collins (39) closely fol­lowed by Lu­cille Ge­orge (38) and Marg Mould (36).

Divi­sion three went to Ruth Turpin (38), run­ner-up was Julie Charl­ton (36) and Pam Tal­bot (35) was third. The ball run­down went to 34 points. Near­est the pins went to (A grade) Lyn Kingston and (B grade) Marg Mor­gan.

No one in C grade drove the fourth green to­day.

The sec­ond shot on the eighth was won by Heather Gun­stone.

Lor­raine de Ravin won the su­per pin on the 13th hole round­ing off a great day.

A nine hole stable­ford round was also played to­day with Shirlie Jack­son the win­ner on 21 points.

Stephanie Shine (18) was sec­ond on a count­back from Sharon Charl­ton (18).

Swag­gers will have their next play day at Rich River on Fri­day, Septem­ber 22.

Names on list in locker room or see Beryl Clack.

Jan McGuin­ness was de­clared win­ner of the Star Award on Satur­day when she suc­cess­fully out hit the re­main­ing fi­nal­ists in a stroke round on the west course.

The day’s win­ner with net 74 was Marie Collins who is play­ing con­sis­tently well.

Jan McGuin­ness was run­ner-up (75) and third was Lyn Kingston (76).

Near­est the pins were won on the eighth west by Felic­ity Dou­glas and Marg Dav­i­son.

Jan McGuin­ness rounded off her day by win­ning the su­per pin on the 13th hole.

Twenty-six play­ers com­peted on Satur­day and the ball run­down went to 76.

Twenty-two women com­peted in a nine hole round of par on the west’s back nine on Mon­day.

The de­lighted win­ners of each divi­sion handed in very good cards.

Divi­sion one win­ners were Chris Kelly (plus 4) and Jen­nifer Hal­lo­ran (plus 2).

Divi­sion two was taken out by Jen­nifer Kirk­patrick (plus 4) fol­lowed by Shirlie Jack­son (plus 2).

Marie Collins won the near­est the pin on the 13th hole.

The sec­ond shot was scored by Lor­raine Har­ri­son also on the 13th. The ball run­down went to plus two. Fe­male mem­bers of Rich River Golf Club are re­minded that the an­nual gen­eral meet­ing will be held on Oc­to­ber 18 at 2.30pm.

YMCA back nine

LAST Fri­day’s stable­ford round was strongly con­tested by the YMCA back nine so­cial club with Keith Rowan tak­ing out A grade and the near­est the pin sixth.

Steve Clover was the men’s B grade win­ner.

Josie Kirk­man was the women’s A grade win­ner and the straight­est drive.

Straight­est drives also went to Dal­cie Van­der­drift ( B grade) and Jeany Todd (over 70).

Near­est the pins were won by Roma Bow­man on the fourth and Dawn Beer on the sixth.

Satur­day’s back nin­ers at Echuca Golf Club, spon­sored by Cam­paspe Kitchen, saw three-way win­ners in D. Cheep, C. Peter­son and M. Lizza all on 35 points.

J. Hosk­ing and Lefty’s scores of 37 saw them run­ners-up and J. Ben­nett was third with 38.

The most im­proved player was given to Brent Lep­pard.

This week­end’s com­pe­ti­tion will be stroke.

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