Course perfect, scores low
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.
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.