GOLF John has 47 reasons to smile Rich River
Men’s report. Tuesday, November 20 John Paterson had a day out to score 47 stableford points to win C grade from the unlucky Ray Hunt, who also shot a great score.
Ray Carr took the A grade event and Malcolm Mitchell won in B grade.
One hundred and fifty-nine golfers played the east course, with 40 points on a countback winning a voucher.
A grade: 1st: Ray Carr (40), 2nd: Brad Davey (39), 3rd: Peter Anderson (38).
B grade: 1st: Malcolm Mitchell (42), 2nd: Roman Lewandowski (41), 3rd: Geoff Paynter (40).
C grade: 1st: John Paterson (47), 2nd: Ray Hunt (45), 3rd: John Potter (44).
NTPs: 3rd – Blair Christie, Michael Clemmens & Barry McPherson. 8th – Jason Cawthray, Brian Sharp & Jim Thomas. 13th – John Bedford, Bruce Rasmussen & Ray Hunt. 16th – Brad Davey, Shane Mills & Doug Biggs. Eagle: 5 – Blair Christie. Super-pin: Shane Mills ($127). Thursday, November 22 The welcome rains kept many off the course with only 71 playing the east course.
Thirty four points on a countback won a voucher.
Peter James, Shayne Trigwell and Graham Mose all had 38 stableford points, with Peter winning the major prize on a countback.
Dave Cockroft was “agro” that the super-pin was a measly $58, as he was the winner.
A grade: 1st: Peter James (38), 2nd: Shayne Trigwell (38), 3rd: Graham Mose (38).
ANTPs: 3rd – Graham Mose, Brett Morton & Ian Maddison. 8th – Guy Galvin & Rob Kilgour. 13th – Ray Carr, Mike Mangiameli & Keith Jenkinson. 16th – Brian O’Neill, Shayne Trigwell & Ian Whatley. Super-pin: Dave Cockroft ($58). Saturday, November 24 Guy Galvin and Graham Hodgson combined beautifully to win the twoman ambrose event.
My spies tell me they both played well and Graham holed some great putts.
One hundred and eighty-two played the east course with nett 64, on a countback, winning a voucher.
A grade: 1st: Guy Galvin & Graham Hodgson (59.75), 2nd: Tom Jackson & Matt Jackson (60.25), 3rd: Darryl Telfer & Mahir Ozdilek (60.75).
NTPs: 3rd – Steve Presser, Robin Quinn & Glynn Davies. 8th – Guy Galvin, David Whytcross & Geoff Crossman. 13th – Kirk Ardley, Steve McCoomb & James Bertram. 16th – Stew Mancer, David Sparks & Simon Cheong. Super-pin: Stew Mancer ($170). Eagles Nest: Guy Galvin ($20). Super 6’s Sunday saw 60 golfers play in our first ever six hole match-play event.
Every golfer played three six hole matches in the morning with the top eight ladies and eight men qualifying for the afternoon finals.
After nearly 36 holes for the day Peter James defeated Simon Putna to win the men’s event and Dale Haw defeated Di Symons in the ladies event. Women’s Wednesday, November 28 lively group of 106 ladies gathered for Wednesday.
A stableford round was played on the east course.
A three-way countback was required to separate A grade, with a countback separating C grade as well.
A grade: 1st: Cheryl Ashworth (35), 2nd: Tanya Fowler (35), 3rd: Heather Gunstone (35).
B grade: 1st: Toni Beck (38), 2nd: Judy McCartney (36), 3rd: Chris Kelly (35).
C grade: 1st: Shirley Phelan (38), 2nd: Vicki Shipp (38), 3rd: Maureen Berg (36).
NTPs: 16th: A — Josie Kirkman, B — Barbara Duke, C — Jennifer Halloran. Super-pin: 8th — Liz Easther. Second shot: 13th — Marg Davison. The rundown went to 33 points. Saturday, November 24 A two person ambrose was played on the east course on Saturday. A total of 16 pairs competed. Jan McGuinness and Dale Haw teamed well to win the round with 69.5.
The experienced combination of a shotgun start on Josie Kirkman and Bernie Smith were runners up with 70.75. The rundown went to 73. Bernie Smith won the Super pin on the 16th hole.
In a replay of last Saturday, the NTPs on the 8th were won again by Fran Galvin in div 1 and Felicity Douglas in div 2. Monday, November 26 A total of 33 ladies contested a nine hole par round on the west course on Monday.
Division 1: 1st: Raylene Knight (+3), 2nd: Susan Hull (+1), 3rd: Helen Makin (square).
Division 2: 1st: Trish Williams (+1), 2nd: Jennifer Halloran (square), 3rd: Fran Murphy (square).
NTPs: 8th — Joy Debney and Trish Williams.
The rundown went to square.
‘ The champions from each of the 20 clubs in the region are given the opportunity to compete against other. ’ each
Goulburn Murray Golf Association
Last Sunday the Goulburn Murray Golf Association (GMGA) champion of champions was conducted at the well-presented Shepparton Golf Club.
This is an event where the champions from each of the 20 clubs in the region are given the opportunity to compete against each other for the district champion title while their guests play a handicap event.
In the women’s section Kim Morris of Shepparton Golf Club won with a 79 scratch score ahead of Rowena Wallace from Cobram-Barooga (84).
In the men’s section it was a much tighter contest in which Matt Miller from Hill Top Tatura took the honours with a four-under 68 to just defeat Caleb Bovalina from Tocumwal on 69.
Miller started eagle-birdie for the first two holes to set up his great round while Bovalina countered with his own eagle on the back nine.
It was certainly a competition for the young guns.
For the junior championship Blair Christie of Rich River returned a scratch score of 77 to win, with Bailey Goodall of Shepparton winning the net event with 73.
In the handicap events for the guests Marie Brown from Shepparton with 75 net won ahead of Karen Fitzgerald of Rich River on 78.
Nicholas Giles from CobramBarooga won the men’s event with a great 68 net with Bernard O’Hare from Nathalia in second place with a 72 net.
Marie Brown, Rowena Wallace and Matt Miller (two) took home the nearest the pin prizes.
Teams events were conducted for pure champion and guest teams and for pick-up teams.
In the pure champions teams event the Cobram-Barooga team of Rowena and Margaret Wallace and Chris Tomlinson and Nicholas Giles won with a combined net score of 308.
A special highlight of this team was the three generation family connection of grandmother, mother, son of Margaret, Rowena, Chris.
In the pick-up team it was a mainly Shepparton combination of Kim Morris, Marie Brown, Bailey Goodall and Thomas Jeffery who won with 297 net.
Men’s A: 1st: I. Hamill (+5), 2nd: Jim Miller (+1), 3rd: Len Grange (-1). Women’s A: 1st: H. Makin (-2). Women’s NTPs: 4th — Ellen Banks, 6th — Helen Makin.