Shepparton News

DOGGED BOWLERS HIT RINKS

- — John Crilly

Women August 11

Free from COVID-19 restrictio­ns and with a hint of spring in the air, the stroke Monthly Medal, fourth round Silver Spoon and Hill Top Brooch, were played by a good field in mild conditions.

The medal event is generously sponsored by Drummond Golf and Newton’s Parcel Service.

Most players struggled to play to their handicaps, maybe due to the recent lay-off.

Lois Rogers recorded 73 nett to win B-grade and the Monthly Medal. Runner-up was Bev Roberts with 76 nett.

A-grade winner was Robyn Downs with 74 nett and Robyn also won the scratch event with 92 strokes. Runner-up in A-grade was Terri Wangeman with 78 nett.

Nearest to the pins: Third: Blossom with Love: Terri Wangeman, Ninth HT Voucher and 14th Lindsay’s Jewels and Gifts: Liz Mulcahy. Vale Bett Jeffers: Members were saddened to hear of the passing of Bett Jeffers, a valued member of Hill Top for many years.

The ladies enjoyed many a game of golf playing with Bett until her retirement a few years ago.

A treasured photo of Bett’s, recorded three generation­s of her family playing together, son Mick and granddaugh­ter Bec, all Hill Top members.

Sadly missed. Condolence­s to her family.

August 18

A field of 24 women came out on a beautiful sunny day last Wednesday to participat­e in the Doris Chambers qualifier event.

Twelve pairs competed in this foursomes stableford competitio­n sponsored by the Railway Hotel, Murchison.

The honours went to Lois Rogers and Roylyn Harris with a score of 40 points.

After lockdowns and inclement weather leading to frequent competitio­n cancellati­ons, the golfing skills of these two proved to be not quite as ‘rusty’ as the rest of the field.

Runners-up with a score of 33 points were Di Day and Chris Coleman. Balls down the line went to Robyn Downs and Sue Turnbull with 32 points and Helen Murdoch and Robyn Butler on 30.

Nearest the pins: Sixth hole: Bec Jeffers — sponsor Tatura Hot Bread; 14th hole: Niki Miller — sponsor Lindsay’s Jewels and Gifts.

TATURA BOWLS

Goulburn Valley Indoor Bias Bowls Associatio­n’s presentati­on of awards took place recently and some of the Tatura members featured prominentl­y in collecting perpetual shields that they proudly presented on Friday to Tatura Bowls Club for display in the clubrooms. They were fortunate to present them on Friday evening as from Saturday the state was in lockdown due to outbreaks of COVID-19. Friday ‘‘happy hours’’ have been eagerly looked forward to and also well attended when permitted. Snacks, refreshmen­ts and the raffles have been a welcome break from the lock-ups that many of us are experienci­ng.

Club member Louise has been providing weekly one of the many raffle prizes eagerly sought after. Each week she provides a vibrant and colourful ‘‘diamond art’’ framed canvas print.

Thank You Louise for your contributi­on.

Club committee man Col Johnson, among his many additional roles as being in charge of club surrounds, provides the catering with wife Jenny on Friday nights and on match committee still finds time to have regular and constant practice on the greens. His practice is showing just rewards as he is becoming quite an exponent in the art of draw bowling.

Col is impatient for the pennant season to commence.

Club notes and coming events: Friday, September 3, club dinner; Saturday, September 4, Tatura Bowls Club Opening Day.

Club member name entries on noticeboar­d for two-bowls singles and club pairs events. Treasurer Phil is available to take annual membership payments.

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 ??  ?? Shield presentati­on: Keith Smith, Freda Clement, Terry Gale, Lyn Nicholson, John Crilly and Frances Britten.
Shield presentati­on: Keith Smith, Freda Clement, Terry Gale, Lyn Nicholson, John Crilly and Frances Britten.
 ??  ?? Raffle prizes: Louise’s Diamond Art.
Raffle prizes: Louise’s Diamond Art.
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Col Johnson. Sending them down:

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