Privilege cup won at Hill Top
The SKM Privilege Cup for June was won by Mark Jenkins on Saturday with 41 stableford points.
Jenkins won B-grade and Jeff Baker was runner-up with 38.
Garry Russell won A-grade with 39 points while Bruce Gross, keen to avail himself of another Privilege Cup, was runner-up with 38.
Geoff Coolahan won the Baird and Devine golf ball for nearest-the-pin on the third hole, David Roberts won on the sixth, Garry Russell won on the Planright ninth and John Keller won the Hunter Rural ball on the 14th hole.
The jackpot on the ninth was won narrowly by Julie Gregg.
Balls down-the-line went to John Keller and Peter Heathman 36; John Deller and Brad Deane 35; Brian Coe, John Fanning and Colin Barlow 34; and Ray Flett 33.
It was Hill Top’s turn to host the Sunday event, and again they were capably captained by Glen Pearce.
This week, the club played against Kyabram Parkland which can be a mean feat by anyone’s standard.
First off the tee was Jodie (26) playing against a more experienced Peter McInnes (18). Jodie was unlucky to lose the match two down on the 18th hole.
Captain Glen was in similar circumstances to Jodie playing a more experienced but youthful player Russell Loecke.
Unlike Jodie, Pearce won his match wearing his opponent down on the 19th hole.
Next up was Dave Cornwall who played a superb game of par golf for the first four holes to set up a commanding lead, winning his match two up with one to play against Ed McQuenn.
Bryan Miller who was suffering from man flu played Scott McLennan. It was a tight battle with Bryan winning 3 and 1.
Last but not least was young Matt Miller playing a New Zealander about three times his size, Chris Kane (nicknamed Kiwi).
Handicaps for this group were square at 12 each.
Young David (Matt M) defeated Goliath (Kiwi) seven up with five to play.
Hill Top won the day over Kyabram Parkland 4/1.
It was fantastic to receive positive feedback from playing clubs on the great condition of the course and in particular the trueness of the greens.
The food supplied by the kitchen was rated by all as excellent.
Next week pennant captain Glen is having a week off. In his absence Dale Clarke has big shoes to fill.
We play Shepparton at Mooroopna. Good luck boys.
The mixed four-ball bestball competition on Sunday was squeezed in after the winter pennant round but good management enabled both events to proceed smoothly.
Trevor and Gail Wootton won the day with 43 stableford points, while Bones and Kath Ryan were runners-up with 41.
Balls down-the-line went to Col and Wilma Saunders 41 and to Graham and Gail Meneilly 41.
Nearest-the-pin trophies on the third went to Heather Long and Dale Clarke, to Roylyn Harris and Graham Meneilly on the sixth, to Kath Ryan and Fred Andrews on the ninth and to Ray and Lyn Flett on the 14th.
Les and Barbara Nation donated several more tro- phies given by a card draw and the barbecue prepared earlier by Brian Coe ensured golfers went out with full bellies.
Due to poor weather, there was minimum activity at Hill Top during the week with Graham Meneilly rebuilding the 12th green the most obvious sign of life.
Jeff Huddle played in Thursday’s chook run, sponsored by Fishers Supa IGA, and won both the event (43-10-33) and nearest-thepin giving him a chook and a ball to take home.
Thursday’s competition is a draw-for-partners fourball stableford with a 10.45 am assembly, and Saturday’s four-ball v par will be sponsored by Ross and Lyn Kelly with a noon shotgun start.
GV veterans play at Hill Top on Monday, June 29.
Winners on Sunday: Trevor and Gail Wootton with women’s captain Jan Coe.
Above right: Les Nation shows good style. Below right: Judy Baker hits to the sixth green.