Kyabram Free Press
TUESDAY’S golf attracted 32 players to take part in a stroke event with A grade winner Shirley Jean 70-17-53, runner-up Faye Glover 69-14-55.
B grade winner on a countback was Faye Roberts 79-24-55 followed by Thelma Wootton-Jones 78-23-55.
C grade winner was Barb Duke 77-25-52 and runner-up was Margaret Flint 85-28-57.
Ball competition winners were Kathy Fanning 55 nett, Bev McLay 56 nett, Margaret Tucker 58 nett Lorna Alchin 58 nett, Heather Gunstone 58 nett.
Nearest the pin number 14 was Heather Gunstone.
Best scratch score was Faye Glover on 69. Winner of monthly medal and Roma Fraser Brooch was Barb Duke with 52 nett.
THE golfing gods turned on an ideal autumn day for Saturday’s Big 4 Albury Tourist Park 4 Ball Aggregate Stableford with an excellent day enjoyed by all with two outstanding individual scores shining on the board at the end of the day.
In the men’s competition Graeme Harrison’s round of 42 points propelled he and playing partner Peter Noble to a four-shot win with an aggregate score 78 points.
Harro was ‘‘on’’ from the first hole which he parred and only really let up on the final hole when his tee shot found a tree on the left side of the fairway although he did recover nicely for a bogey six.
Meanwhile, Nobby did enough to conjure up 36 points of his own as he went back to back in the event albeit it with a different partner last year.
John Burrows (38) and David Collins (36) combined well for 74 points and they took home the runner-up trophy in a countback from Pooch McHale (38) and Wal Tink (36) who took home balls in the ball comp.
The ladies’ event was dominated by Marlene Topp’s 41 points and with playing partner Janice Johnstone contributing 34 points their aggregate score of 75 gave them a three-shot win from Renae Dickens and Ann Hawking who shared the workload nicely with 36 points each. For the mathematically challenged that gave them a combined score of 72.
Aside from Pooch and Wal other ball winners were the President and VP in Mick McAuliffe and Miles Gould with 73 points, Mick Coyne and Mick Gallivan (72) and Alan Hausler and Peter Mangan also with 72.
Nearest the pin winners were Mick Coyne and Shirley Soares on the 3rd while Nobby picked up the trophy on the 15th with an excellent tee shot. His subsequent bogey four for one point playing a minor role in challengers at bay.
We must not forget the very important results from the sponsor’s raffle with the first prize of 3 nights’ accommodation for four people won by Kevin and Jenni Bauerle.
The second prize being the 98cm Smart TV was won by Monica Cooper, while Bridget Blackmore won the open house $200 gift voucher.
Those very generous raffle prizes were matched by the excellent array of trophies on offer to the trophy winners on the day and the club cannot express its thanks strongly enough to Craig and Kerrie Richardson and Big 4 Albury Tourist Park for their generosity in sponsoring this day.
As mentioned earlier a great day was had by all and the only thing that we can improve on next year is an even bigger field with a target of 100 players the challenge on the table.
A final word on our playing sponsor in Craig Richardson who had an excellent round of his own with 37 despite finishing with three one point holes and not playing much golf of late.
Tuesday’s results were: Winner Pooch McHale (38), runner-up Phil Downe (37), ball competition Peter Blackmore (34), NTP Kelly Cheong.
THIS WEEK’S GOLF Saturday April 13 (assembly 11.30am)
Stroke/medal duty: D Kajewski and P Downe
Tuesdays: Stableford: Assembly 11.30am keeping
Valley View ladies
Marie Watt was not only the winner of C grade, with 105-32-73, but she also won the April monthly medal. Her closest rival was the B grade winner in Wanda Hacon with 102-27-75.
The other winners for the day were Helen Emery who won A grade with 92-14-78, and Jenni Bauerle who had the least putts.
Runner-up was Janice Johnstone on a countback from Tracey Wade, both with nett 79 and Bev Lyon and Dot Bennett who both had 77.
Ciavarella's Betta sponsored the day.
Today's event is the 36 hole Foursomes, sponsored by Calamity J's licensed restaurant and next week we will be playing a modified three-person Stableford.
Merrigum golfers contested the first of two rounds of the ThreeBall Challenge, a pairs crosscountry ambrose on Saturday.
It was a perfect autumn day for golfers to test their abilities on the cross-country course, but as usual ambition often outweighed ability and left our intrepid competitors playing shots from some very ordinary places which were clearly not the intended nor preferred spot to be navigating their way around the course from.
Bernie McGrath and Bill Johnson were in a class of their own though and had little trouble keeping on the straight and narrow.
They won this round easily with a score of 68-11.3-56.7 which was more than six shots ahead of their nearest rivals.
Given that the scores of the two rounds will be added together to determine the winners, Boulder and Uncle Bill will have a massive advantage when the next round is played later in the year.
Frank Leyden and Roger Gillon were runner-up with 76-13-63, just ahead of a couple of pairs who came in with 63.7.
The trailing pairs can take heart that there have been some big turnarounds in previous years after the first round leaders were unable to reproduce their winning form a second time. Nearest the pins were won by Bruce Andrews shooting to both the third and fourth greens, Roger Gillon to the ninth and Bill Johnson to the jackpot eighteenth.
This Saturday's event is the mixed Canadian club championship. For men without a partner for the mixed event, the competition in Pinehurst.
Perfect conditions were the order of the day for the Ron Lamont Memorial Golden Putter event held on Saturday. The Mixed Pinehurst event was supported by Greg Lyle Panel Works with representative John McInnes officiating at presentation of trophies. President Vin and Heather Sleeth were the victors with a net 51.87.
Runner-up was Faye Glover and Ken Risstrom with a net 52.75 while Lana McInnes and Jarred Baker were third with a net 53.67.
The scratch winners were Denise Hee and David Kuiper with 61.
The men’s stableford event held in conjunction went to Austin Baker shooting a three over 57 for 39 points.
Ball winners were Jeanette Shipston and Tom Martin, Debbie Tonkin and Ed McQuienn, Di Day and Max Jenkins, Nola Arnold and Harry Wayland, Rhonda and Doug Cox as well as Michael D’Augello.
Nearest the pins went to Barney McDonald 1st, Faye Roberts 9th and Jarred Baker 18th.
Encouragement awards went to Betty Baker and Kjell Johnsen.
David Kuiper was the winner of the men’s A grade stableford event on Wednesday finishing with 39 points.
Runner-up was Harry Wayland on 38 points after a countback from Kevin Stone for third.
James Miller won B grade with 35 points while Mal Baker with 34 points was second after a countback from Neville Thompson who was third.
Roden Brady won C grade with 37 points.
Rob Reid was runner-up on 35 points with Brenton Sheppard third with 34 points.
Ball winners were Paul Price, Geoff Coad, Allan Williams, Vin Sleeth, Don McKenzie, Trevor Price, George Saynor, Luca Campanelli and John Bauerle.
Nearest the pins went to Allan Williams 1st, Doug Cox on the 9th for the Ky Pizza and Pasta voucher, Barry Weaver on the 15th for the Clive Coventry Funeral voucher while Geoff Coad on the 18th for the Kyabram Main Street Butchery voucher.
The encouragement award went to Charlie Anderson.
BINGO: It was a big night last Thursday with a mini jackpot being won by a lucky player.
The regular patron won $2377 for a small outlay.
This week’s in house jackpot will be worth $800 in 54 calls. So come along and enjoy the hospitality.
Coming events: Saturday mens and ladies stroke. 12-12.30pm. Shotgun. Privilege Cup/Magic Goblet. Medal round no 6. Eclectic No 1. Bar: M Sullivan. Tuesday: Ladies stableford. Team of three Bell Day. Entries to K Bell. Special duty. Duty: J Gentle, D Smith, L McInnes, V Hanke. Wednesday 17th. Men’s stroke. 9.30am-10am. Bar: K Stone. Kitchen: J Hausler.