Barca wins monthly medal

The Tatura Guardian - - Sport -

. Rocco Barca won Satur­day’s monthly medal, spon­sored by GMCU, with a round of 96-28-68 and Frank Hill was run­ner-up in B-grade on 69.

Steve Haigh won A-grade with 73-4-69 and John Keller was run­ner-up with 78-8-70 whileMatt Miller’s fine round of 72-1-71 could win him just a ball.

Other ball win­ners were: James Ib­bot­son 70, Dave Roberts 71, Dave Corn­wall, Col Car­low, Garry Reese, Jody Web­ber and Steve Buchanan 72, Paul Berg, Brian Meneilly and Ian Raglus 73 on count back.

John Keller won near­est-the-pin on the third hole (Lewis Homes), Steve Zolich won on the sixth (Tatura Post Of­fice), Dar­ren Carter won the jack­pot and near­est-thepin on the ninth hole (Tatura En­gi­neer­ing) while Ross Kelly won on the 14th which is spon­sored by A-1 Freight.

Mandy McGrath showed the ben­e­fit of her re­cent pen­nant­play­ing ex­pe­ri­ence by win­ning Satur­day’s women’s com­pe­ti­tion with 99-33-66.

Phyl Fid­des was run­ner-up with 102-32-70 while Robyn Downs 72 and Pam Booth from The Na­tional Golf Club with 74 on count back each won a ball.

Booth also won near­est-the-pin on the third, Elaine Dunk on the sixth, Julie Gregg on the ninth and Robyn Downs on the 14th.


A good field, which in­cluded vis­i­tors from Rose­bud, The Na­tional, Rush­worth and Univer­sity of Third Age car­a­van­ners, played in the four-per­son am­brose event spon­sored by Colin Bar­low.

The win­ners of the day were lo­cal golfers John Del­lar, Scott Carter, Dy­lan Burls and Ryan But­ler with 54.5, just scrap­ing in in front of Dave Corn­wall, Steve Zolich, Yvonne Kart­ner and Saman­tha Schep­pers who were just 0.125 be­hind.

Saman­tha is one of the low­est hand­i­capped women to play at Hill Top with a string of golf­ing achieve­ments to her credit and no doubt gave her team­much en­cour­age­ment and in­spi­ra­tion. Near­est­the-pin tro­phies went to Dave Corn­wall and Julie Gregg on the third hole, to John Dick­in­son and Julie Gregg on the sixth, to Paul Cor­nelius and Jill Rankin on the ninth and to Ron Pop­ple and Sh­eryl Cur­ran on the 14th.

An­nual gen­eral meet­ing

With Hill Top steadily in­creas­ing mem­ber­ship and pa­tron­age at the club and in the din­ing room, there has been lit­tle change to the board of direc­tors, re­flect­ing sat­is­fac­tion with the club’s di­rec­tion.

Paul New­man will con­tinue as pres­i­dent al­though Allen Gale will slot in as trea­surer with Bryan Miller’s re­tire­ment from that po­si­tion and Drew Cur­tis will re­place Elaine Dunk on the com­mit­tee.

Dave Corn­wall will take over the cap­taincy from Bob Hunter with Mick Trevaskis com­ing in as vice­cap­tain.

Per­haps the high­light of the AGM was Gra­ham Smith be­ing hon­oured with life mem­ber­ship af­ter decades of en­er­getic work for the club which in­cluded a term as pres­i­dent.

Mid week

Ron Pop­ple and Gra­ham Meneilly were well clear of the field on Tues­day; Pop­ple win­ning with 79-15-64 and Meneilly just a shot be­hind.

Alex How­son had a 70 while Trevor Allen and Bob Hunter each had a 71.

Lou Vil­lani won a ball for his near­est-the-pin shot on the ninth. Bob Hunter played steady golf on Thurs­day, win­ning the stroke event with 86-18-68 af­ter par­ring six holes on the front nine holes alone.

Joe De Ieso was run­ner-up with 70 on a count back from Steve Haigh and James Ib­bot­son who won con­so­la­tion balls along with Ross Kelly and Ron Pop­ple 71.

Bob Hunter added some cream to his win by also win­ning near­est­the-pin.

Com­ing events

When the ex­cite­ment of the Mel­bourne Cup has died down, there is a big week­end of golf com­ing up with a sta­ble­ford round spon­sored by John Steen on Satur­day, and an­other big am­brose com­pe­ti­tion on this Sun­day.

North­links is spon­sor­ing a twop­er­son event for men and for women (but not mixed) with the win­ners able to spend a week­end at the RACV Gold­fields Re­sort at Creswick be­fore De­cem­ber 31.

There is a 10.30 am as­sem­bly for an 11 am shot­gun start. En­try forms may be down­loaded from the Hill Top web­site at www.hill­top­golf­ or phone Ge­off Lip­shut on 0417 134 929.

On Mon­day, Novem­ber 12 the GV vet­eran golfers will play the third round of their cham­pi­onships at Nu­murkah with Hill Top’s John Keller bat­tling to re­tain his hold on the ti­tle that he has dom­i­nated in re­cent years.

One of the few years that he failed to win, his Hill Top golf­ing buddy John Fan­ning took the ti­tle, much to the cha­grin of the big­ger Goul­burn Mur­ray clubs.

Sun­day win­ners: Scott Carter, Dy­lan Burls, Ryan But­ler and John Del­lar with spon­sor Col Bar­low

Well done: Hill Top pres­i­dent Paul New­man presents Gra­ham Smith with his life mem­ber­ship.

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