Rich River

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Men’s Tues­day, Septem­ber 4 Ted Ford­ham and Rob Brereton won B and C grade re­spec­tively with great scores of 44 points.

Troy Smith won A grade from vice­cap­tain Joel Wat­son.

Les Barned achieved a sig­nif­i­cant mile­stone when he shot 89 to beat his age by one. Amaz­ing ef­fort Les. A to­tal of 146 played the east course with 39 points, on a count­back, win­ning a voucher.

A grade: 1st: Troy Smith (41), 2nd: Joel Wat­son (40), 3rd: Ivan Kirkby (38).

B grade: 1st: Ted Ford­ham (44), 2nd: Ge­off Stephen­son (42), 3rd: Cliff Schindler (42).

C grade: 1st: Rob Brereton (44), 2nd: Les Barned (42), 3rd: Michael David­son (41).

NTPs: 3rd – Steve Presser, Ron Branch and Bob Peters. 8th – Brad Davey, Bruce Aitken and Tim Noar. 13th – Wayne Camp­bell, Frank Sev­erino and Brian Har­land. 16th – Dave Kelly, Cliff Schindler and Colin Fan­ning. Ea­gle: 15th – Joel Wat­son. Su­per-pin: Colin Fan­ning ($108). Thurs­day, Septem­ber 6 Wayne Camp­bell and Ray Carr fought out A grade with Wayne com­ing out on top in a count­back.

David O’Dea and Steven Col­liver, whom had the best scores of the day, were also sep­a­rated by a count­back. Ian Fisher took the C grade hon­ours. A field of 149 golfers played the west course with plus two, on a count­back, win­ning a voucher.

A grade: 1st: Wayne Camp­bell (+4), 2nd: Ray Carr (+4), 3rd: Alan Ea­cott (+3).

B grade: 1st: David O’Dea (+7), 2nd: Steven Col­liver (+7), 3rd: Gor­don Jasch (+4).

C grade: 1st: Ian Fisher (+6), 2nd: Ian Hut­ton (+5), 3rd: Don Healey (+4).

NTPs: 4th – Len Prior, Keith Jones & Les Hin­ton. 8th – Michael Tyn­dall, Steve Col­liver & John For­rest. 13th – Len Prior, Gary Can­ning and John Az­zopardi. Su­per-pin: Keith Jones ($125). Satur­day, Septem­ber 8 The Priv­i­lege Cup was up for grabs with Glenn Og­den pip­ping Ken Wal­ter for the cup and the C grade win.

Wayne Camp­bell won A grade twice in three days which was a fine ef­fort for the vet­eran.

Grant Ste­wart back from his over­seas hol­i­day pipped Brian Suf­folk for the B grade prize.

There were 165 golfers on the west course with 37 points, on a count­back, win­ning a voucher.

A grade: 1st: Wayne Camp­bell (40), 2nd: Steve Mor­gan (39), 3rd: Cooper Gen­tle (38).

B grade: 1st: Grant Ste­wart (41), 2nd: Brian Suf­folk (41), 3rd: Mick Young (38).

C grade: 1st: Glenn Og­den (45), 2nd: Ken Wal­ter (44), 3rd: Glenn Dou­glas (40).

NTPs: 4th – John Bed­ford, Gary Ed­wards and Stephen Moss. 8th – Kirk Ard­ley, Mitch Pear­son and Dy­lan Dun­can 13th – Wayne Camp­bell, Grant Ste­wart and Stephen Moss. Ea­gle: 6th – Brian Sharp. Su­per-pin: Stephen Moss ($151). Women’s On Satur­day, Septem­ber 8, 34 ladies played 18 holes stable­ford on the west course.

Placeget­ters were Joy Kelly with 38 points, Kathryn Burke 37 and Glenys Smith 36. Prize run­down went to 35 points. Near­est the pins were Karen Ma­hady in divi­sion one and Marie Collins in divi­sion two.

Glenys Smith took out the su­per pin.

On Mon­day, the nine hole com­pe­ti­tion saw an­other 34 ladies play stroke on the front nine west.

A grade win­ner was Chris Kelly with a nett 34 from Vicki Shipp with 36.

B grade was won by Joy Deb­ney with nett 33 on a count­back from Sharyn O'Brien. The run­down went to 38. Near­est the pin on the fourth hole was Su­san Hull and sec­ond shot NTP went to Vicki Shipp.

In the nine hole stable­ford com­pe­ti­tion on the west on Wed­nes­day, the win­ner was Les­ley Mitchell with 20 points on a count­back from He­len Tay­lor.

Ninety-five ladies con­tested Wed­nes­day's 18 hole com­pe­ti­tion and A grade win­ner was Carol Eddy with 36 points; B grade was won by Robyn Dyson, 39 points, on a count­back From Pamela Tal­bot and C grade went to Marg O’Brien 39.

Near­est the pins were taken out by Chris Flem­ing in A grade, Kathryn Burke B grade and Ruth Turpin C.

Su­san Hull was NTP with her sec­ond shot and su­per pin win­ner was Ruth Turpin.

Run in con­junc­tion with Wed­nes­day's round was the fi­nal round be­tween the six monthly win­ners of the Clarice Cheat­ley Brooch. This year’s win­ner is Jen­nifer Boek. Com­ing up Swag­gers will be held at Rich River on Fri­day, Septem­ber 21, with as­sem­bly at 9am for a 9:30 start. En­tries will close on Mon­day, Septem­ber 17 via the list in the ladies’ locker room.

Back Nine

Men’s A: 1st: Bob Scott (21) Men’s B: 1st: Bill Turner (25), 2nd: Mike Quin­lan (18). Women’s A: Lorna Alchin (C/B). Women’s B: 1st: Betty Phillips (18). Men’s NTPs: 6th: Richard Blain. Women’s NTPS: 4th: Josie Kirk­man.

Ladies Straight­est Drive: Kirk­man.



A to­tal of 101 play­ers en­joyed per­fect weather for golf on Mon­day, Septem­ber 10 at Park­lands par-3 golf course at Kyabram.

The course was pre­sented in ex­cel­lent con­di­tion with the back nine greens re­spond­ing bet­ter to the hard work of the vol­un­teers and this was re­flected in some ex­cel­lent scores be­ing posted.

We were again made to feel very wel­come with the ad­di­tion of ap­plepie and ice-cream to our stan­dard fare.

A grade win­ner was Trevor Price (Park­land) 39 stable­ford points on count-back from Barry Wil­liams (Park­land); B grade win­ner was Graeme Fro­stick (Nathalia) 43 on count­back from Ray Goulay (Kialla); C grade win­ner was Bill Waite (Kialla) 46 from run­ner-up Richard Moloney (Nathalia) 40.

Near­est the pin was con­tested on the 9th green at about 138m.

A grade Michael Downs (Hill Top); B grade Ray Gourlay (Kialla) and C grade Roy Par­rott (Kialla).

Ball run down in­cluded Stephen Pig­gott, Michael Downs, Ge­off Kit­tlety, Mick Sul­li­van, Tom Haigh, Alan Dal­ton, Harry Way­land, Ron Wilkin­son, Des Ram­sey, Ian Clarke (Kialla), Wally Sin­clair, Syd Roughsedge, John Ir­win, Bill McKen­zie, Tony Pa­pallo, Tom Martin, John Buck­ell, Roy Par­rott, David Shiells, Doug Bar­ber, Mau­rice Webb, Ken Martin and Bill Holy­man.

The mem­bers were sad­dened to hear of the pass­ing of Terry White, a longterm mem­ber of Tatura GC and for­mer com­mit­tee­man and sec­re­tary of the GVVGA.

We ex­tend our deep­est sym­pa­thy to Carmel and all the White fam­ily.

Our next event is the first round of the GVVGA Cham­pi­onship, spon­sored by GMCU, at Rich River GC, Moama, on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 1, 9.30am as­sem­bly, 10am tee.

The VVGA State Cham­pi­onship will be held at Belvoir Park on Oc­to­ber 8 and 9.

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