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.
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.