Gail nails hole-in-one
Berrigan Berrigan golfer Gail Browne recorded a hole-inone on the 137 metre second hole on Saturday.
It was the third time that Browne has managed to card a hole-in-one, placing her second behind Maria McDonell who has hit four ‘aces’.
Saturday’s winner was Kura Goldsmith with 45-14-31.
Runner-up was Barry Browne with 43-10-33.
Joe Nicholls claimed the putting with an amazing 10 putts as well as being the ball winner.
Friday’s chook run was won by Gail Browne 39-4-35, with runner-up being Jeff Stein 45-9.5-35.5. Joe Nicholls was again the ball winner.
Sunday’s stroke competition was won by Laurie Sanders 96-29-67, with Peter Shand runner-up on 79-10-69.
Putting went to Maria McDonell with 24 putts.
Ball winners were Chris Cameron, Barry Browne and Sid Goldsmith.
Next Sunday’s competition is stableford starting at 8.30am.
A reminder to golf members that there will be a meeting on Friday at 5pm. All members welcome.
Finley The change in the weather brought about larger numbers at all events this week.
Leo McNamara blitzed the field when he carded 41 stableford points to collect voucher the for the 18-hole medley competition on Wednesday.
Pam Angove took out NTP on the 13th.
Balls went to Maree Doyle (32), Mark O’Brien (32), Heather Daniel (31) and John Taylor (30).
Barry Fahey claimed the Matt Daniel Plumbing NAGA trophy.
In the Thursday afternoon nine-hole stroke competition, Jon Munro with 29.5 net claimed the voucher.
Balls went to Rand Wilson and Barry Fahey who each had 30 net.
On Saturday, Ian Armer with 38 points took the A grade trophy, along with the Cock of the Walk Title when stableford medley was played.
After countback Ian Daniel with 37 points claimed B grade.
Tracy Jones was NTP on the 13th and Kellie White on the 18th.
Ball comp winners were Mary Polkinghorne (37), Bill Judd (37), Marty Piggin (36), Grant Wilson (36), Pam Angove (35), Leo McNamara (35), Ray Healey (35) and Barry Wilson (35).
The NAGA trophy was claimed by Sue Simpson.
On Sunday Ian Armer continued on his winning way 39 stableford points, this time after countback, to take the voucher.
NTP on the 13th was Darren John and on the 18th Barry Fahey.
Ball winners were Andrew Harding (39), Trevor McCaw (38), Alan Hand (38) and Darren John (37).
Bob Makkinga picked up another NAGA Trophy.
The men’s summer pennant team will play Deniliquin at Yarrawonga in the grand final on Sunday.
The February Monthly Medal will be played on Saturday and stableford will be played on Sunday.
Tocumwal Stroke Monthly Medal was played by 70 men on Sunday with Samuel Bakes claiming the Monthly Medal, along with the Division One Grade with 68.
Ray Watmore was runnerup with 71 net.
Watmore also claimed the Division One Gross winner with a score of 74.
Division Two Gross and Grade winner was Kevin Clark with 85/70 and runnerup was Ross Clark 72.
Division Three Grade and Gross Winner was Leonard Redfern 96/71.
Runner-up went to Lindsay Gilbee 77.
NTPs went to Malcolm Dickson 8th, Stephen Conrick 17th.
Sunday also saw seven ladies playing stroke with Trish Frost taking the win with 73 net.
Men’s Gold winner was Graeme Sharp on 71 net, follwed by Noel McKay with 74.
On Tuesday we had a small field of ladies due to heavy rain that saw Denise Huy taking out Division One with 31 points on countback from Susan Pappas.
Dianne Bright was the Division Two winner with 29 points followed by Dianne Kemp 23.
NTPs went to Joan Burns 2nd, Denise Huy 8th, Shellei Clark Pro Pin $31.
Wednesday saw seven members playing off the Gold Markers with Graeme Sharp taking the win with 43 points followed by Ronald Eaton, on countback from Lindsay Gilbee.
A big field of 104 men played stableford with Division One going to Ross Percy with 37 points on countback from Shane Halloran.
Tom Keogh was the Division Two winner with 38 points on countback from Denis Frost and Division Three went to Peter Carson 39 points, Barry Wilson was runner-up on 36.
Division Four was won by Kenneth Laidlaw 39 points followed by William Brady 38.
NTPs went to Michael Cooper 2nd, Paul Olsen 14th, Michael Cooper Pro Pin $111.
Saturday had 46 ladies playing stableford with Division One going to Margaret Fergeus carding 42 points followed by Lindy Cooper on 40.
Division Two went to Nola Whiteford on 38 points with Pauline Wilson runner-up on 36.
NTPs went to Carol Irvine 2nd, Val Watmore 18th.
Men’s Gold winner was Lindsay Gilbee with 35 points.
The day saw 70 men play off the Blue Markers, with Division One going to Phil Nunn scoring 39 points, followed by Paul Olsen on 38.
Denis Garner was the Division Two winner with 44 points, followed by Craig Thurston with 42.
Chris Garnaut took out Division Three with 41 points ahead of David Webb, who finished up with 39.
NTPs went to Derek McMahon 2nd, Colin Holdsworth 18th.
Berrigan Berrigan bowler Glenys McKay has been crowned as the Murray Bowls Division Champion of Champions after a tremendous day in Cobram on Sunday.
McKay’s day started with a 25-15 win over Numurkah’s Pam Smith in the semi final, before defeating Tocumwal’s Effie Eaton in the final 25-21.
She will now move on to play in the regional finals on February 25.
In pennant competition the ladies traveled to Numurkah Golf and though they all had a lovely day it was the company and not the result that kept them happy, losing 50 shots to 107.
However the Saturday teams at home both had good wins with Division Four defeating Katandra West 31-28 with Les Dart’s rink getting up by two shots and Sid Goldsmith by one shot 14-13 to collect the full 14 points.
Our elderly brigade enjoyed the cooler weather to welcome back club stalwart Bernard Curtin.
Division Two won three rinks to one against Cobram 91 shots to 86 and 16 points to two.
Graeme Clements’ rink won 26-17; Rick Bradbury 26-20; Mark Rooney came back picking up 10 shots on the last two ends to win 27-24 while Mick Bush lost 12-25.
Midweek pennant are at home to Cobram. Division Four are away to Numurkah while Division Two are at home to Numurkah Golf.
This has been a very good week for the club off the greens also, having once again being granted approval to operate under its own management.
Finley BC Graeme Close is the B grade champion for the 2017/18 season, defeating Allan Cowan 25-20 in the final.
In the C grade championship, Graham Shumack defeated Shannon Black, Karl Bergmans defeated Harry Taylor, and Lawrie Walsh defeated Norm Barnes.
Daryl Mulroney will play Schumack tonight with further matches scheduled for Thursday evening.
Pennant results were excellent for the past round.
On Friday, all teams won against Numurkah, 80 shots to 65.
Next Friday, Finley will host Barooga Sports.
Weekend pennant’s round 11 saw Division Three have a 73-63 victory over Wunghnu, with 12-4 shot margin.
Ashley’s team, with a 25 shot margin was able to cover the losses of the other two rinks.
Division Four was a local contest when Finley Team Three defeated Team Two by the slender margin of three shots; 39-36 and 12 points to two.
Position of teams on their respective ladder copmpetitions with just three rounds remaining are as follows: Friday pennant - fourth; Division Three - first by 38 points; Div Four Team Three - fourth; Team Two - sixth.
Round 12 will see Division Three travel to Barooga on Saturday with the following side: B Smith (s), M Hannan, D McKellar, H Tabe; A Haines (s), B Mison, N Smith, J Montgomery; S Johnson (s), T Miles, B Robinson, Ray Koschel. Cars to leave at 12.15pm.
Team Two travel to Strathmerton with teams as follows: G Trevorrow (s), B Anderson, N Wilson, B Poore; G Close (s), R Wood, T Hansford, H Taylor.
Team Three play at home against Tocumwal: K Bergmans (s), L Bergmans, M Koschel, G Shumack; N Barnes (s), L Walsh, A Cowan, S Montgomery.
The Ellis Thornton Memorial Rotary Bowls day will be held in two weeks, on Wednesday, February 21.
Due to this there will not be any Ladies Trade Day bowls on this day.
The Barooga ladies have agreed to play their Trade Day next Wednesday, February 14.
Special thanks to them for their co-operation.
Teams consist of four bowlers, any combo. All bowlers are invited to participate and so promote Rotary projects.
Entries to Heather Tabe on 5883 2370, Ray Koschel on 5883 1631 or Des Koschel on 5883 1204.
A fundraising evening was held for the Finley Swimming Club with $1215 raised to provide additional equipment to benefit all swimmers of all ages.
Raffle roster: Tracey Miles and Brian Anderson.
Tocumwal Bowls was back in action again following a week of severe heat with the first round of the ladies triples being played.
First Round Winners were as follows: Pam van Huizen, Judy Harvie and Liz Anderson; Gina Brown, Helen Bowman and Leigh Hansen.
Further rounds will follow for the next two Mondays.
Effie Eaton was on the green in pursuit of the title of Champion of Champions of the Murray Bowls Division.
Her first match at on Sunday morning was against Lucy Gurciullo of Jerilderie, which she won 25-16 before going down in the final against Berrigan’s Glenys McKay by the small margin of four shots, 25-21.
Glenys will now continue to Melbourne for the final rounds of this competition.
Congratulations to Effie on an amazing effort.
Pennant Results for this week are:
Friday Division One Tocumwal One were defeated by Cobram One, 72-56.
Friday Division Two Tocumwal Two defeated Barooga Sports Two, 82-58.
Friday Division Two Tocumwal Three were defeated by Picola, 102-46.
Saturday Division One Tocumwal One defeated the top team Barooga Sports One, 100-87.
Saturday Division Three Tocumwal Two defeated Cobram Three, 86-62.
Saturday Division Three Tocumwal Three were defeated by Finley RSC, 89-50.
Saturday Division Four Tocumwal Four were defeated by Cobram Four, 54-38.
The pennant season has three weeks to go so we are optimistic we will have some teams through to the finals.
Men’s Triples entries are now open, as are entries for the Easter Tournament.
Refer to the Tocumwal Golf & Bowls Club website or Facebook page for entry forms.
The Easter Tournament is always an extremely popular event and entries are limited so get in early.
Entries are also open for the Ladies Triples Tournament on Friday, April 13.
The entry forms are also available on the above sites.
Finley RSC Ian Smethurst was put out of the Champion of Champions in the semi finals by eventual winner Ray Emmerson, going down 25-13 on Sunday.
It was more positive results for the club in the Friday Pennant, winning over Barooga Sports 81-51 to pick up 14 points.
Saturday Pennant Division Three had a good win over Tocumwal Golf Three 89-50, earning 16 points to move to second spot on the ladder.
Division One lost to Numurkah Golf 64-125 and are in third spot on the ladder.
This week Friday pennant Travel to Numurkah Golf. Teams are on the board.
Saturday Division One travel to Barooga with cars to leave at 12.15pm.
Teams are as follows: A West (s), D Polkinghorne, J Peacock, K Johnson; S Lunn (s), W Blanch, P Ellul, P Wilson; J Townsing (s), M Lewis, Kieran Beare, R Ameer; I Smethurst (s), R Brown, W Lowson, M Maraldo.
Division Three Travel to Cobram. Cars leave at 12 noon.
Teams: Kay Beare (s), D Retallick, N Thomas, J White; D Brown (s), K Peacock, T Turner, J Maher; R Birthisel (s), G Beer, J Reynolds, O Cochrane.
Gail Browne proudly showing off her prize after her hole-in-one.