Euroa Gazette : 2018-12-12

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Page 22 The Euroa Gazette, Wednesday, December 12, 2018 GAZETTE Sports GOLF Maudie Ingram and on the 15th (sponsored by J Collins) Gail Allen. EUROA GOLF CLUB - MEN NAGAMBIE GOLF CLUB - MEN By PHAT SCHOTT THE Euroa Shield 4BBB stableford on Sunday had virtually everything in what was a very successful day. Sponsored by the Frost Family, this was the 25th running of the event with 116 golfers playing, comprising 17 ladies’ pairs and 41 men’s pairs one of the biggest fields at a golf club event for quite a few years. Golfers came from far and wide including Woodlands, Craigieburn, Kyneton, RACV, Rushworth, Shepparton, Mooroopna, Hidden Valley, Nathalia, Numurkah, Parklands, Tina - New Caledonia, Kialla, Avenel, Nagambie and Strathbogie. The weather made golf interesting too with golfers teeing off in hot, steamy conditions then the big dark clouds appeared with thunder, lightning and rain causing a temporary halt in play. When play resumed, the weather was a bit cooler with the occasional shower of rain to add to the degree of difficulty. The course was in great condition, a testament to greens keeper, Matt Eddy’s superb efforts during the week dealing with a troublesome watering system in the very hot weather. To top the day off, visiting golfer Lynley Eadie had a magnificent hole-in-one, on the par 3, 18th. The winners of the men’s event were Dale McIntosh and Matt Eddy with an excellent 51 points with David Fuller and Jeff Moran runners up on 48 points. The ladies’ winners were Holly and Bella Walker with a fantastic 59 points (the best score of the day) with Justine Collins and Laurents Bargibant runners up on 47 points. Well done to tournament organisers Brian Rosenbrock and Justine Collins for putting on such a great event for the club. Saturday was a stroke event and the December monthly medal with 29 golfers playing on a very warm day. Marcus Steers (15) took out division one with an 82, nett 67, but the round of the day went to Dom Rohden (20) with an 86, nett 66, to win division two and the monthly medal. This Saturday, December 15, is a stroke round with Brian Rule and Bill Sargood in the office. Wednesday golf had 34 players venture out in the warm weather with Peter Ellis (17) back in form to win division one with 41 points and Barry McIntosh (22) returned to take out division two with a solid 44 points. Twilight wasn’t held on Friday due to the hot weather creating a lack of numbers so the 4th round of the Keith Seeber trophy will be held this Friday night, with tee off from 4pm. THE annual cross country 16 hole composite course with the ‘Ray Cassar’ Memorial trophy on offer was a great success at the Nagambie Golf Club on Sunday, December 9. The club would like to thank the Royal Hotel as well as Ben and Vic Cassar for their ongoing support and sponsorship for one of the most fun days on the club’s golfing calendar. The winners of this year’s event were a partnership that continues to achieve the winning results, Shaun Spicer and Jeremy Ezard with 52, nett 47.50. The pair combined well with quality ball striking and draining putts at will. The unlucky runners up with an equally impressive score of 60, nett 49.75 went to recent golfer of the year, Des Phelan. That title was not enough for him to execute the mammoth task of taking Barry Cryer around the course and win. The next best score went to Dean Brown and Graham Galvin with a 56, nett 50.00. Six nearest the pins were on offer with ‘dead eye’ Shane McCormick taking out three of them with his short irons dialled in on the day. Other winners were Dean Brown, Phil Hageman and Jeremy Ezard. Next week is another sponsored event. It will be a stableford with players vying for the inaugural Water Boy Cup and the event sponsor is Lindsay Hall. L Hall will be on office duty and B Norris will be in the bar. PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: David Wallace (left) and Rosco Davis, sighting in their 22s at 100 metres before testing ‘Norm’s’ targets. Conditions challenge shooters shoot then the sun broke through and it was hot and steamy.” “There was a period of dark clouds threatening a downpour only to deliver a sprinkle. “The wind was a quiet variable blowing up from the south, through to east and west of the range with the wind flags standing straight out (over 30km/h gusts). “For the first time this year, all that didn’t matter as most of the shooters were there to trial and test equipment and ammunition and just have a good time together including sharing stories. “We had all the equipment out including the chronograph and we com- pared it with chronos of a different construction. “The good news is the two were very close to each other instilling confidence in the results. “The wind was a nuisance for Geoff as on both of his ranges he was shooting for a 60 up until the last shot which the VT wind stole from him. “Visitor, Nick wanted to test his rifle and we were able to accommodate him and luckily for him the chronograph was out so he could record information regarding the load he was using. “During the day we also tested the 100m range equipment for the next weekend’s Christmas shoot and a small working bee was needed to service Norm’s 22 style limited exposure targets. “A little bit of oil, the tightening of a few screws and calibration and it was ready for use.” As always the kettle was on and the cuppa was most welcome. An invitation is extended to all ECDRA members and friends to the Christmas Shoot next Saturday - weather permitting. Members are reminded to check the website au for the latest information. If you intend to come please let Rosco know. New shooters are most welcome and they should use the information on the website to contact the secretary if they plan to come. RIFLE - ECDRA By DAVID WALLACE and ROBERT CHAFFE WHAT a day Friday was, with a Total Fire Ban day with weather conditions totally unsuitable for target shooting. Fortunately we got through the day and the late cool change allowed the members of the East Central District Rifle Association to rethink the plans for Saturday and yes, the Christmas Shoot preparation day could go ahead. David Wallace reported that, “It was a good day, Saturday, at the Violet Town Shooting Complex with weather conditions including a little rain before the With the last big club event for the year now over, we can quietly cruise into Christmas and the New Year with our usual Wednesday, Saturday and Friday twilight events to finish off what has been a very good year of golf at the Euroa Golf Club. Results: Wednesday, December 5 was a stableford event with 34 players. Winner of division one: P Ellis (41 points) Winner of division two: B McIntosh (44 points) Drive and pitch on the 17th (sponsored by Franz Kloft Mechanical Repairs): P Ellis Third shot on the 4th, 70x20 (sponsored by the club): G Vincent Nearest the pin: on the 8th (sponsored by the club) E Sellenger and on the 18th (sponsored by Burtons Stores) G Kittlety. Ball winners: K Seeber (39), G Ritchie (38), B Rosenbrock (38) and P McCarthy (38). Results: Saturday, December 8 was a stroke event and the monthly medal (sponsors - Drummonds) with 29 players. Winner of division one: M Steers (82-15-67). Winner of division two: D Rohden (86-20-66) and the monthly medal. Drive and pitch: on the 4th (sponsored by Franz Kloft Motors) M Mills, on the 7th (sponsored by Castle Creek Motel) C Walker, on the 11th (sponsored by Ford McKernan Engineering) N Healey and on the 16th (sponsored by Elders Euroa) M Mills. Putts (sponsored by Euroa Hotel ‘Putts for Pots’): K Seeber with 26 putts on a count back from G Burton. Nearest the pin: on the 5th (sponsored by Bill Hill) M Mills, on the 8th (sponsored by John Moore Building) S Watson, on the 12th (sponsored by Courtside Cottage B&B) G Burton, on the 15th (sponsored by Euroa Pharmacy) M Steers and on the 18th (sponsored by Burtons Stores) D McIntosh. Ball winners: M Mills (68), C Walker (68) and R Jagoe (68). Results: Euroa Shield held on Sunday, December 9 (sponsored by the Frost Family) with lady players (17 pairs) and men players (41 pairs). Ladies’ winners: Holly and Bella Walker (59 points) and the runners up were Laurents Bargibant and Justine Collins on a count back from Helen Gilbert and Irene Keogh. Men’s winners: Dale McIntosh and Matt Eddy (51 points) and the runners up were Dave Fullagher and Jeff Moran on a count back from five others. Nearest the pin - ladies: on the 8th L Bargibant, on the 12th F Edwards and on the 18th L Eadie (Hole-in-one) Nearest the pin - men: on the 5th C Roper, on the 8th P Robinson, on the 12th D Harder and on the 18th G North. Ball winners - ladies: H Gilbert and I Keogh (45), G Allen and L Eadie (44), M Ingram and F Edwards (44), L Carracher and A Burns (43), K Lummas and R Farmer (42). Ball winners - men: J Bell and E Carracher (47), G and R Andrews (47), K Seeber and G Roberts (47), W and R Eddy (47), B O’Hare and L Simms (47), M Corradin and A Combrink (45), G Ritchie and M Steers (45), G Walker and D Rhoden (45), M Walker and P Robinson (45), B Dodd and R Nightingale (44), A Pedder and P Redfern (44), D Kennett and M Anderson (44). Winner of division 1: Glenda Sellenger (41 points) on a count back from Gail Allen. Winner of division 2/3: Mary Dewis (44points) and the runner up was Bev Jungwirth (36 points). Nearest the pin: on the 8th (sponsored by Mandy Edwards) Gail Allen, on the 12th (sponsored by Maudie Ingram) Bev Jungwirth and on the 18th (sponsored by May Hamilton) Maudie Ingram. Drive and Pitch: on the 5th (sponsored by Erica Mercer) Mandy Edwards and on the 15th (sponsored by Di Arnold) Gail Allen. Results: Saturday, December 8 was a stroke event and the monthly medal with 6 players. Winner: May Hamilton (90-22-68) and the monthly medal winner. Least putts (sponsored by Freda Edwards): Maudie Ingram with 26 putts Nearest the pin: on the 8th (sponsored by Kae Lummas) May Hamilton, on the 12th (sponsored by Jenny Thompson) May Hamilton and on the 18th (sponsored by Lorraine Ellis) Deb Cox. Drive and pitch: on the 5th (sponsored by Gail Allen) NAGAMBIE GOLF CLUB - WOMEN THE Nagambie Golf Club women played a stableford round on Wednesday, December 5. The A grade winner was Moz Fowler with 39 points. The B and C grade winner was Judi Redfern with 36 points. The nine hole winner was Moz Fowler with 21 points. Nearest the pin: on the 3rd hole it was Ronda Richards and on the 16th it was Anne Burns. The 18 hole balls went to Moz (3) and Judi (36). The nine hole balls went to Moz (21), Sue Verge (20) and Jo Goodacre (18). Next week, on Wednesday, December 12, it will be a stroke competition and the monthly medal (2). The Chicken Run was held on Thursday, December 6 when 21 players took part in a stableford competition. The winner with 23 points was Terry Lewis. Next week, on Thursday, December 13, there will be a stroke event to be played on the front nine. EUROA GOLF CLUB - LADIES RESULTS: Wednesday, December 5 was a stableford event with 14 players. PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTED BY PRESSREADER +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW

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