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IT’S been a re­ally strange few days news wise.

On Thurs­day it was re­ported that a Univer­sity of Mel­bourne study had found that ter­mite flat­u­lence is re­spon­si­ble for one to three per cent of global meth­ane emis­sions each year.

On Fri­day the ABC re­ported that Reg­gae Mu­sic had joined the likes of Czech Pup­peteers and Mon­go­lian Camel Coax­ers on the UN Global Cul­tural Her­itage List.

Now I know what you are think­ing, as news goes it doesn’t get much more bizarre than that.

Wrong again Ri­p­ley be­cause on Satur­day we had the third leg of the tri­fecta with Peter Pen­guin Nel­son win­ning his sec­ond monthly medal of the year.

The Pen­guin bet­tered his Fe­bru­ary medal win with the ex­cel­lent round of 97-32-65 to claim the medal by three shots from A grade win­ner Peter Black­more (84-16-60), B grade run­ner-up Les Hall (89-21-68) and Wally Tink who some­how man­aged to lose a count back to Hally with 99-31-68.

Lawrie Casey, play­ing in the morn­ing, fin­ished two shots back from that trio with 87-17-70 and picked up the A grade run­ners-up tro­phy.

Tes­ti­mony to the con­sis­tency of Pen­guin’s round was that his card did not con­tain one par but did have 12 bo­geys as he made smart use of his hand­i­cap. Play­ing part­ner Peter Noble told me that Pen­guin ‘‘kept his head down, slowed his swing and hit the ball straight all day’’.

Mean­while, He­len Arm­strong and Tracey Wade fought out the women’s event with He­len a oneshot win­ner with 94-24-70 from Tracey with 93-22-71.

Peter Black­more, Wally Tink and Jenni Bauerle won the NTP ball on the third while Jan McHale won the voucher on the 15th with what I am told was an ex­cel­lent tee shot.

Ball win­ners were Wally with his Nett 68, Paul Kuiper and Bev Lyon with Nett 72, David Collins (73), John Bur­rows (74) and Miles Gould (74).

Best gross score balls went to Miles Gould (82) and Hally in B grade.

Some other in­ter­est­ing es­capades at the View this week start­ing on Tues­day when the club cap­tain was con­vinced by his play­ing part­ners that he was in­deed good enough to play his ball as it lay half way up the bank of the dam on the 12th. A hand­ful of shots later as he picked up his ball with­out a point on the hole but a fair amount of the damp clay from the bank on his back, they con­ceded that per­haps he wasn’t that good af­ter all!

In spite of all this Doug fin­ished his round with an ex­cel­lent score of 42 points but to no avail with Pooch McHale carv­ing up the course with 46 points and the NTP ball. Ge­off Stra­chan won a ball with 41 points.

Fast for­ward to the Par three third on Satur­day and a nicely struck tee shot that just fails to hold the green be­fore run­ning off the back to a less than ideal lie. Con­sider a pitch shot left half­way up the bank. Pic­ture a mod­er­ately more suc­cess­ful sec­ond ef­fort leav­ing a very make­able four-foot putt back up the hill. Imag­ine a pulled putt that misses fol­lowed by an ill-con­ceived back handed putt that strikes the now highly ex­cited player on the foot. Add a two-shot penalty and two more strokes of the put­ter be­fore the ball even­tu­ally set­tles at its in­tended des­ti­na­tion. If you can com­pre­hend all of that you will have a fair wrap on Peter Nobby Noble’s week from hell.

Tues­day golfers please note from next week (Dec 11) you will move to a 9.30am assem­bly time.

Fi­nally, some good news for mem­bers Paul and Re­nae Dick­son with the ar­rival of Lach­lan this week. Congratulations guys.

Next week: Satur­day, De­cem­ber 8 (Assem­bly 8am and 11.30am). Stable­ford Rd 2 Sum­mer Cup. Duty: A Hausler and J Neale. Tues­days: Assem­bly 9am: Stable­ford.

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MORE than 70 Wed­nes­day golfers and past play­ers were treated to a good old fash­ioned Christ­mas lun­cheon pro­vided by the women’s cater­ing com­mit­tee. High­light of the day was when John Thomp­son was an­nounced as the Wed­nes­day golfer of the year. John MacFadyen 67-15-52 won B grade while Bruce Walke­den fin­ished with 68-16-52 for run­ner-up while Graeme Gor­don showed some rare form to take third spot with 71-17-54. Paul Price won A grade with 61-8-53 af­ter a count­back from Wayne Ferguson 65-12-53 and Peter Fraser 63-10-53 in that po­si­tion. Al­lan Richard­son pro­vided the round of the day with 69-19-50 in C grade. Noel Red­drop was run­ner-up with 71-19-52. Third went to Brian Cle­ments with 76-23-53. There were a num­ber of ball win­ners with Al­lan Wil­liams, Lau­rie Coble, Mick Sul­li­van, David Kuiper, Harry Way­land, Vin Sleeth, Chris and Peter Tin­dale, Nev Thomp­son, Max Jenk­ins, Norm Tucker, Ge­off Forbes, Ge­off Coad and Tony Lasini. Nearest the pins went to Paul Price, David Kuiper ninth for the Ky Pizza and Pasta voucher, Tom Hog­a­rty on the 15th for the Clive Coven­try Fu­neral voucher. Ge­off Coad was nearest on the 18th for the Kyabram Main Street Butch­ery voucher. The straight­est drive on the sec­ond went to Fred Roberts. Sec­ond shot on the eighth Brett Childs, sec­ond shot 13th Sam At­tardi, 11th Wayne Ferguson while Bruce Walke­den was on the third with a chip in.

The weather was warm but the golf was hot in Satur­day’s stable­ford event. John El­lis carded a five un­der his hand­i­cap to win the men’s A grade. Not to be out­done Scott McLen­nan fin­ished with 39 points for run­ner-up. B grade was a bit more som­bre with John Thomp­son on a win­ning streak to claim vic­tory with 35 points af­ter a count­back from Mick Sul­li­van. Lind­say Tat­ter­son won C grade with 38 points with Tony Lasini run­ner-up on 37 points. Mary Trimby was the win­ner of the women’s A grade with 36 points. Heather Sleeth was run­ner-up on 32 points af­ter a count­back from Mary El­liott and Faye Glover. Bar­bara Duke won B grade with 37 points with Geral­dine Pren­der­gast run­ner-up on 35 points. Daphne Jewell fea­tured in the ball run­down with Thelma Woot­tonJones, Val Hanke, Mary El­liott, Wayne Ferguson, Austin Baker, Harry Way­land, Vin Sleeth, Brian Cle­ments, Ge­off Forbes and Lind­say Wick­ham. Nearest the pins went to Doug Cox first, Mary Trimby ninth and Wayne Ferguson 18th. Wayne also col­lected a dozen balls cour­tesy of Chapel Cor­ner Tyres be­ing within one me­tre of the cup. Austin Baker also won a dozen balls cour­tesy In­ter­sport Ben­netts for a birdie on the 16th hole. The en­cour­age­ment award went to Irene Payn­ter and Fred Roberts. Don’t for­get we are on the early start of a Satur­day through the Sum­mer pe­riod.

ON THE SO­CIAL SCENE: There will be a film night at the Plaza Theatre on Tues­day, De­cem­ber 11 fea­tur­ing Bo­hemian Rhap­sody. Start­ing time is 7.30pm. Mem­bers and guests wish­ing to at­tend can con­tact Faye Glover. Com­ing events: Satur­day men’s and women’s stroke. 9.30am-10am. Shot­gun. Medal Round No 2. Duty: C Bris­bane. Bar: T Price. Tues­day: Ladies Chapman Four­somes. Draw for part­ners. 8.30am-9am.

Christ­mas wind-up .Duty: K Fan­ning, S Reid, L McLean, J Pearce. Wed­nes­day(12th): Mens Stable­ford.

9am-10am. Duty: D Cox. Bar: B Pren­der­gast. Kitchen: Peter Price. Womens A Par Event was played on Tues­day. A grade win­ner Denise Hee three down on a count­back from Mary El­liott three down. B grade win­ner Di Day plus one and run­ner-up Thelma Woot­tonJones, square. C grade win­ner Faye Roberts plus one.

Ball com­pe­ti­tion, M Ley­den down one, Jan Gen­tle down two, Rhonda Cox down three, Heather Gun­stone down three. Nearest the Pin Denise Hee.

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