Kyabram Free Press

Valley View

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A good field of eager golfers emerged from the 10-week Covid-enforced ban on competitio­n golf for Saturday’s stableford event (which just proves that the more things change the more they stay the same!).

Only one golfer could have been said to hit the ground running though, Gavon Armstrong posting the day’s best score of 38 points enabling him to collect the B grade winner’s trophy by three shots from Alan Curnow with 35 points.

It was a tight contest at the top of the leaderboar­d in A grade, with a four-way countback leaving Peter Mangan as the winner from Ed Mcquienn, Kelly Cheong and Peter Noble, all of whom posted 35 points.

The number 35 dominated the Jack Bond Build Pro scoreboard, with Jan Mchale winning the ladies’ comp in a countback from Julie Neale after they also returned cards with 35 points.

Aside from the aforementi­oned Kelly and Nobby, other ball comp winners were Rory Kerr, Daryl Harrison, Graeme Harrison, Alan Hausler, Geoff Strachan and Sharon Harrison, all with 34 points.

Nearest the pin trophies on the third went to Steve Hammond (A grade) and Ray Brereton (B) while Des Pentreath took the voucher on the 15th.

With the ban on competitio­n golf being lifted Saturday, golf has moved back to a shotgun start with assembly and registrati­on at 11.30am for a 12.15pm tee-off. If you can’t make it by 11.30am please give the office a call to let the duty team know you are coming.

At this stage Tuesday golf will remain at 10.30am for 11am hit-off and don’t forget the Thursday night nine-hole event, which hits off at 5.30pm and culminates with Lawrie’s quiz.

The informatio­n I have from the ‘Pres’ is that players of all vaccinatio­n statuses can play but you need to be double vaccinated to enjoy our clubhouse activities. Please direct queries on this matter to President Mick on 0418 510 201.

Finally, on a sad note, since my last report the club lost a former president and very popular member in John Flett.

Fletty was a regular monthly medal winner and didn’t mind throwing in a joke or two during an idle moment of play. He will be greatly missed and the club extends its sincerest condolence­s to Vy and the Flett family.

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