The Riverine Herald - - GOLF -

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.

Rich River

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.


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

GV Veter­ans

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.

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