Course per­fect, scores low

The Tatura Guardian - - Sport - — Foo­zle

On Satur­day a field of 56 com­peted at Hill Top for the Priv­i­lege Cup, spon­sored by Shep­par­ton BMW.

Although the course is in ex­cel­lent con­di­tion, scores were sub­dued with Dan Miller win­ning the cup with 35 sta­ble­ford points on a count­back.

Matt Miller, who now plays off a one hand­i­cap, was run­ner-up in A-grade with 35 points, while Peter Cal­dow won B-grade with 35 on a count­back to Ge­off Kerr.

In the ball run-down, David Corn­wall, Ross Kelly, Rocco Barca, Ge­off Coola­han and Bryan Miller had 34; Colin Bar­low, Ian El­ders, Ty Guiney, Dave Roberts, Lind­say Ryan and An­thony Devine scored 33; while Jody Web­ber and Paul Berg fin­ished with 32 on a count­back.

Fred An­drews won near­est-thepin on the third hole, spon­sored by Lewis Homes, Bob Oliver won on the sixth (Tatura Post Of­fice), Dan Miller won on the 14th (A-1 Freight) and Bob Wildes won near­est-the-pin (Tatura En­gi­neer­ing) and the jack­pot on the ninth.

Sh­eryl Cur­ran won the women’s com­pe­ti­tion on Satur­day with 36 points, Ja­nineMor­gan was run­nerup with 33 on a count­back, Pat Serra won a con­so­la­tion ball for her 33 and Joyce Baird won near­est-the-pin on the ninth hole.

Or­der of merit

Au­gust saw some new win­ners with Re­becca Jef­fers tak­ing the Tatura Fam­ily Butcher voucher with 132 points, ahead of Sher­ryl Cur­ran (109) and Ja­nine Mor­gan (104).

In the men’s event, Rocco Barca will be vis­it­ing our spon­sor Brady Bourke to skite about his vic­tory on 150 points, with Ross Kelly sec­ond on 145 and Clive Mer­ri­gan 143. Thanks Brady for your con­tin­ued sup­port for this spe­cial monthly com­pe­ti­tion.


The 4BBB mixed com­pe­ti­tion, spon­sored by Jeff and Judy Baker, was the qual­i­fy­ing round for the Hill Top mixed with the best two scores to play off for the ti­tle.

Bryan Miller and Liz Mulc­ahy were the win­ners with 46 points. They will play Mike Jef­fers and Re­becca Jef­fers who were run­ner­sup with 45.

Balls down-the-line went to Col Bar­low-Josie De Ieso 42, Ron Pop­ple-Elaine Dunk 42, Fred An­drews-Mandy McGrath 42, Michael and Robyn Downs 42, Fred An­drews Jnr- Deb­bie Reilly 41, Peter and Joyce Baird 41, Dar­ren Carter-Heather Long 39 and Steve Zolich-Yvonne Kart­ner 39.


This week’s con­di­tions were pic­ture per­fect which al­lowed Clive Mer­ri­gan yet an­other op­por­tu­nity to notch up a win.

With a score of 95-26-69, he won the stroke com­pe­ti­tion from run­ner-up Ron Pop­ple, who had 89-17-72.

Ge­orge Kitto, Jeff Baker and Trevor Allen all had 74 and were re­warded in the ball run-down, while Baker also won near­est-thepin.

Angie Serra won Thurs­day’s sta­ble­ford com­pe­ti­tion on a count­back with 39 points off an 18-hand­i­cap while Bryan Miller (13) was run­ner-up.

Dave Corn­wall won near­est-thepin on the ninth hole. IGA Chook Run There were 18 starters on Thurs­day.

Bev Roberts was the win­ner with nett 25, John Map­son was run­nerup with 27 and line-balls went to John Bunn 28, Jeff Hud­dle 29, Mandy McGrath 30, Matt Miller 31 and Nor­man El­liott 32 on a count­back.

Matt Miller won near­est-the-pin and his fa­ther Bryan had a hole-in­one on a makeshift hole of 80 me­tres on the 18th.

Un­for­tu­nately for Bryan, the ace will not be for­mally recog­nised.

Com­ing events

The stroke com­pe­ti­tion on Satur­day is for the monthly medal, spon­sored by GMCU, and that evening Bo­gan Bingo will be held with fancy dress, games and a disco. Book­ings may be made at Links Bistro.


Foo­zle was in trou­ble again on Sun­day when his group searched for his ball on the fourth hole for the full five min­utes only to dis­cover it un­der his golf cart.

When will they bring out a ball that beeps when you are close to it?

Sun­day pre­sen­ta­tions: Spon­sors Jeff and Judy Baker on ei­ther side of win­ners Liz Mulc­ahy and Bryan Miller.

Priv­i­lege Cup: Dan Miller is pre­sented with the Priv­i­lege Cup by Ge­off Coola­han.

Drive: Bob Wildes hits on to the eighth green.

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