The 2017 season at Lockington concluded with four days of golf over the last week.
On Wednesday the ladies played a three-person ambrose drop off event.
The winners were Lois Chugg, Marg Eade and Pauline Humbert with a fine 43-21-22, two shots clear of runners-up Sue Harris, Bev Muhleisen and Phyll Macfarlane. Nearest the pin went to Pauline Humbert.
On Friday the Lockington Lions Club held its golf day, a fourball event which was generously supported by visitors from Rochester, Rich River, Mitiamo and Pyramid Hill.
Good scores were returned in the men’s event, with three pairs finishing on 48 points, a countback needed to determine the finishing order.
The winners were the Mitiamo team of Peter Meighan and Paul Condliffe.
The runners-up were the Pyramid Hill pair of Jim Hoban and Fred Schmidt, while the Rochester team of Tim Quinlan and Richard Feuk finished third.
Ball comp: 43 - Laurie Jackel (Rochester) and Don Muhleisen, Steve Holt and Jeff Carnie, James Hodgens and Graeme Hodgens; 42 - Rick Connors and Mark Lyons; 41 - Phil Stanford and Bruce Haines. Nearest the pins: third: Tim Quinlan; 17th: Jason Wakefield; nearest the line: Tim Quinlan.
Sherryl Jones and Sue Harris won the ladies event with a solid score of 38 points. Nearest the pins: 3rd Sherryl Jones; 17th Sue Harris; nearest the line: Sue Harris.
Saturday’s novelty event was an individual digits competition with an utterly unique point scoring format devised by Rick Connors, which proved to be a lot of fun and provoked a lot of discussion.
With a score of +50, Brett Stone was the winner, by just one point from Steve Holt on +49.
Golfers also kept their stableford scores, with Kevin Humbert victorious in A grade with 35 points, ahead of Steve Holt on 33. B grade honours went to Jeff Carnie with 34, from Ron Dixon on 32, while C grade was won by Will Hardess with 34, ahead of Bruce Haines on 32.
NTPs: 17th: Jeff Carnie; second shot 9th: Brett Stone (A), Tom Scurrah (B), Will Hardess (C); second shot 18th for the six-pack smack: Brett Stone. Spike’s Longest Drive on the second, sponsored by Hot’n’Cold Plumbing: Brett Stone (A), Jeff Carnie (B), Will Hardess (C). Neither Captain Terry’s yardstick on the 16th, nor the Echuca CIH eagles nest on the third were won.
The 2017 season wound up with a four-person ambrose event on Sunday, generously sponsored by Daryl Squires Electrical, and it was terrific to have visitors from Bamawm, Belvoir Park and Calivil.
The day’s winners were Mark Lyons, Tom Scurrah, James Hodgens and Grant Humbert with 64-7-57 (and they also had the best scratch score as well).
In a close finish, the runners-up were Sue & Andrew Harris and Pauline and Kevin Humbert with 66-8.125-57.875.
Long drive 14th: Pauline Humbert, Shane Dyson (Bamawm); nearest the line 18th: Donna Burke (Belvoir Park), Shane Dyson; nearest the pins third: Sue Harris, Grant Humbert; seventh: Sue Harris, Shane Dyson; 17th: Kathy Connors, Andrew Harris.
Upcoming events: Saturday 14th October: Presentation Night; bring and share casserole tea, 7.30pm special members draw. Win a free membership for the 2018 season, but must be in attendance to claim the prize. Tuesday 21st November: Annual General Meeting.
Mens On Tuesday Wayne Campbell came out of hibernation just in time for the Championships, where he will be a leading contender in the senior event.
Peter Moon had a great day as well to be runner-up in the B grade event. Kevin Clarke had a great score to win C grade and Allan McKinlay won A grade from the consistent Brian O’Neill.
There were 156 in the field on the West course with thirty-nine points winning a voucher.
A Grade: 1st: Allan McKinlay (40 Points), 2nd: Brian O’Neill (39), 3rd: Trevor Hay (38).
B Grade: 1st: Wayne Campbell (44 Points), 2nd: Peter Moon (43), 3rd: Robin Quinn (41).
C Grade: 1st: Kevin Clarke (44 Points), 2nd: Graeme Bennett (42), 3rd: Paddy Carton (40).
NTPs: 4th: Jim Wagstaff, Keith Bremner & Ted Brown. 8th: Bill Bayles, Steven Malley & Evan Lloyd. 13th: Brian ONeill, Lawrie Wrest & Charlie McKenzie. Eagle 16th: Peter Quanchi. Super-pin: Nick Batchelor $96. Thursday saw a close result in all three grades in the stableford event with Terry Kennedy and Rob Kilgour winning A and B grade on countbacks.
Peter Lyon took the C grade honours and Steve Edwards had a big payday winning the super-pin on the fourth.
Another highlight was Jack Crawford’s eagle on the par five sixth hole.
There were 170 in the field on the West course with 36 points winning a voucher.
A Grade: 1st: Terry Kennedy (42 Points), 2nd: Paul Allan (42), 3rd: Matt Jackson (38).
B Grade: 1st: Rob Kilgour (40 Points), 2nd: Ron Meikle (40), 3rd: Greg Cheong (38).
C Grade: 1st: Peter Lyon (39 Points), 2nd: John Burrows (38), 3rd: Colin Fanning (38).
NTPs: 4th: Steve Edwards, Greg Cheong and Gary Butler. 8th: Terry Kennedy, Dom Cerrone and Geoff Ervin. 13th: Matt Jackson, Brett Morton and Scott Worsnop. Eagle 6th: Jack Crawford. Super-pin: Steve Edwards $137. Saturday’s play saw the first round of the club championships, run in conjunction with the October monthly medal and a three-way countback was needed to determine the winner.
Guy Galvin took the honours from Rowan Hill and Simon Locke all with great scores of nett 67.
Guy and Simon won A and B grades respectively with Neil Haw winning the C grade nett event and Brian Harland D grade with nett 68s.
Kirk Ardley hit one under the card to lead A grade by two shots from Dean Jacobs who has won the last two Championships.
Simon Locke leads B grade by two shots, John McPhee and Neil Haw are tied in C grade and Robbie George and Noel Sholl are also tied for the lead in D grade.
Next Saturday is the final qualifying round with the top 16 in each Grade progressing to the last round on Sunday, October 22.
It was one of the biggest fields of the year with 184 on the East course with nett 72 winning a voucher.
A Grade: 1st: Guy Galvin (Nett 67), 2nd: Rowan Hill (67), 3rd: Kirk Ardley (scratch 71).
B Grade: 1st: Simon Locke (Nett 67), 2nd: Chris Loton (71), 3rd: Andrew Purdy (scratch 82).
C Grade: 1st: Neil Haw (Nett 68), 2nd: John Taylor (70), 3rd: John McPhee (scratch 86).
D Grade: 1st: Brian Harland (Nett 68), 2nd: Terry Cargill (68), 3rd: Robbie George (scratch 93). NTPs: 3rd: Peter Quanchi, Andrew Jacobs, Aaron Loader and Rob Merlo. 8th: Blair Christie, Chris Jennings and Joe Shiels. 13th: Bruce Richards, Steven Bird, Rob Kilgour and Craig Opie. 16th: Dean Jacobs, Ap Kuiper, Matt Lees and Alex McCrae. Eagle 11th: Peter Quanchi. Super-pin: Matt Lees $161. Monthly Medallist Guy Galvin. Sunday socialites saw a magnificent day on the golf course with nearly 50 players on a long weekend including a group from Axedale.
Excellent scores all around with men missing out on a prize even after scoring 40 points.
Women: 1st: Ingrid Cockroft (42), 2nd: Allie Serafini (41), 3rd: Gloria Bennett (38).
Men: 1st: Steven Morgan (42), 2nd: Guy Galvin (40), 3rd: Morell Lake (40).
The Sunday Socialites ‘‘I really should be playing with THIS set of clubs award’’ went to the group from Axedale for redesigning the course, playing from the 13th straight to the ninth, or possibly the 8th to the 14th, as the playing group was unsure. Womens Saturday saw a stroke round played on the East course. 32 players contested the event in warm Spring conditions. The ball rundown went to 73.
Results: 1st: Judy White (72), 2nd: Lyn James (72), 3rd: Carol Eddy (73).
NTP: 16th: Fran Galvin and Ingrid Cockcroft. Super pin: Karen Mahady. On Monday 24 women played a nine hole Par round in two divisions. The ball rundown went to minus 3.
Division 1: 1st: Marg OBrien (plus 4), 2nd: Toni Holmes (square).
Division 2: 1st: Vicki Shipp (square), 2nd: Judy Cook (minus 1). Second shot: Marilyn Robins. Gusty conditions prevailed on the East course on Wednesday where 70 ladies completed a stroke event. In spite of the challenging weather there was excitement on the 10th hole when Liz Easther scored an Eagle (par 4). The ball rundown went to net 74.
Division 1: On a countback, 1st: Barb Sands (69), 2nd: Liz Easther (69), 3rd: Elizabeth Pollack (70).
Division 2: On a three-way countback, 1st: Sandy Harvey (74), 2nd: Glenda Phillips (74), 3rd Doss Dinsdale (74).
Division 3: On a countback, 1st: Ruth Turpin (70), 2nd: Kerry McLoughlan (70), 3rd: Jennifer Halloran (74)
NTP: A grade 16th: Gloria Bennett, B grade 16th: Melva Howell. Second shot: Sue Jenkinson. Super pin: 8th: Joy Adams.
YMCA back nine
Friday’s games were all contested under Pinehurst Rules.
MOAMA FOOTBALL NETBALL CLUB BEST AND FAIREST 2017
Mens A: 1st: B Mudd & J Miller, 2nd: D Jackman & S Chamberlain.
Womens A: 1st: J Kirkman & L Alchin.
Womens B: Maynard.
Staightest drive: Men’s A: S Chamberlain. Men’s B: B Mudd. Ladies A: R Bowman.
NTP: Men’s 4th: B Mudd. Men’s 6th: J Mille. Womens 4th: H Makin, Womens 6th: J Kirkman.
Saturday’s game was played by regular rules.
Saturday results 1st: S Allinson (43.11.32), 2nd: C Nicholls (47.14.33), M De Jager (43.10.33), 3rd: J Hewitt (46.12.34)
Least putts: S Allinson (13), Straightest drive Mark Roberts. 1st: J Todd & J
101 veteran golfers ventured to Rich River Resort in Moama on the 9th of October to contest the first round of the championships on the east course.
The championships are contested over 3 rounds and are again generously sponsored by the Goulburn Murray Credit Union.
A Grade: 1st: Bob Dixon (69), 2nd: John Boruch (70)
B Grade: 1st: Alan Williams (68), 2nd: Tony Ciavarella (69)
C Grade: 1st: Tom Martin (66), 2nd: Jim Rae (68)
NTP: A: Peter Barrette, B: John Meincke, C: Jim Rae
Ball winners: John Fuller, Graham Scott, Tom McConchie, Joel Watson, Ron Smith, Vincent Chan, Bob Kilgour, John Fanning, Leo Hartup, Dennis Koik, Len Adams, Lindsay Simms, Philip Jarvis, Syd Roughsedge, John A Welsh, Gary Bow, Alby Seenan, Graeme North, Bill Holyman, Ray Gourlay, Wally Sinclair, Maurice Webb, Richard Maloney, Roy Parrott, Bill Chilcott, Bruce Whebell, Cyril Cunningham.
In September, 13 new members were welcomed to the association from Deniliquin.
The club congratulates them on the success of their recruiting drive, and looks forward to meeting new members at upcoming events.
The next event will be the second round of the District Championship at Hill Top (Tatura), on 30th October 2017 with the GMCU our championship sponsor.
There will be a brief committee meeting following presentations. Agenda items include discussion of prizes for member draws, 2018 program, Xmas dinner, and the 2018 Country Championship at Shepparton on 7-8 May.