Marty’s medal mastery
Finley Marty Piggin swung his way to the March Monthly Medal win on Saturday.
With a marked change in the weather the C & J McNamara stroke event Piggin handled the conditions well, and after countback at 71 net claimed the Men’s Division One Trophy along with the medal.
Paul Pinnuck’s 80 off the stick gave him the Scratch Medal and his 71 net the Cock of the Walk Title.
Bill Mansell with 75 net took out men’s Division Two and NTP on the 18th.
It was Tina Bell with 75 net who took out the ladies event and picked up both the Scratch and Net Medals.
The Ladies Putting Trophy went to Julie O’Brien with 25 putts.
Balls competition winners were Paul Pinnuck (71), Leo McNamara (73), Sel Corcoran (74), Grant Shaw (75), Trevor McCaw (75), Kath Klemke (77) and Mary Polkinghorne (80). Rand Wilson picked up the day’s NAGA Trophy.
Leo McNamara with 34 stableford points collected the Barooga Sporties voucher for the men’s Wednesday competition. NTP on the 18th went begging.
Ball competition winners were Rob Klemke (32) and Bill Judd and Grant Wilson, who each had 31 points.
The Matt Daniel Plumbing NAGA Trophy went to Beau Makkinga.
Bill Judd with 24 stableford points stepped up as winner of the Thursday nine hole competition.
Ball competition winners were Mick Taylor (23), along with Barry Fahey, Marty Piggin and Peter Orro all with 19 points.
In improved conditions on Sunday the Signal Energy stableford medley event was played.
Leo McNamara, after countback, with 35 points picked up the trophy.
Marty Piggin took NTP on the 18th.
Ball competition winners were Marty Piggin (35), Paul Pinnuck (34), Barry Fahey (33) and Paul Beaver (31). Berrigan Saturday’s winner was Matthew Whelan with 46-11.5-34.5 while Joe Nicholls was runner-up with 46-10.5-35.5. Putting was won by Kura Goldsmith with 13 putts.
Sunday was stableford and again Matthew Whelan was the winner with 39 points. Runner-up was Wayne Crew with 37 points.
Ball winners were Joe Nicholls (36) and Neil Graham (35).
Next weekend Open Tournament.
Saturday will be the mixed with tee off being at 12 noon. Sunday is the Men’s Open with tee-off being 10am.
The committee look forward to seeing as many golfers as possible to support this event.
Tocumwal Saturday saw ladies Division One going to Leanne Marshall with 37 points followed by Margaret Varley who had 34.
Division Two went to Anne Brown with 36 points with runner-up Elizabeth Muir on 31.
NTPs went to Jo Boake 2nd, Leanne Marshall 18th.
Men’s Division One was won by Malcolm McKenna with 37 points followed by Lyndon Bailey 35.
Division Two went to Mike Sherlock 38 points while Philip Cheesewright was close behind with 37.
Neville ‘Nifty’ Attrill was the Division Three winner with 37 points. Runner-up was Bill Brady 34.
Men’s Gold went to Alan Penny on 33 points.
Nine ladies played stableford on Sunday with Lindy Cooper the winner with 36 points, ahead of Helen Crilly on 33. NTP was Petra Wilmot. The day also saw 52 men playing stableford with Division One going to Stephen Naughton with 37 points, followed by Adam Purtill 36.
Division Two was won by Phillip Tribolet on 39 and is the runner-up Keen 35.
Neville Attrill again won Division Three, this time after a countback from Leonard Redfern, with both golfers scoring 31 points.
NTPs went to Jason Kerr 2nd, Brent Huckel 17th.
Men’s Gold Winner was Graeme Sharp with 41 points, followed by Douglas McCelland 37.
Left Handed Golfers Riverina Division of National Association of Left Handed Golfers played their second event of 2019 at Tocumwal Golf and Bowls Club on Sunday.
A field of 32 players took part in the stableford event played in perfect weather conditions on a beautifully presented golf course.
Many thanks to Tocumwal Golf and Bowls Club for being the host club for this event.
The men’s winners were John Simm (Toc.) 37 points; runner-up Jon Milovitch (Cobram-Barooga) 36.
Ball winners - Albert Adams (Toc.), Joe Sacco (Toc.) and Col Holdsworth (Toc.) 33 points.
The ladies winner was Julie Penny (Toc.) 33 points.
The right-handed players (friends of the lefties) winners were Joshua Smith (Griffith) 45 points; runnerup Trevor Lancaster (Wodonga) 38.
NTP Gren Burton (Mandalay) 18th; ladies Gale Tyers (Toc.) 2nd.
The outstanding score of the day came from young Griffith player Joshua Smith with 45 points, playing only his third competition round of golf, after being inspired to take up the game by his left handed grand father Robin Salvestro.
Riverina Division of NALG will play the first round of 2019 Championships at Cobram-Barooga Golf Club, hitting off at 9am on Sunday, May 5.
Make sure you enter and have your chance to win the Riverina Championship.
All left handed golfers are encouraged to join our great organisation and join in the fun, golf and friendship.
For any enquiries, contact president Col Holdsworth 0418 328 963. was Michael