Pair blitzes field at Hill Top
Bob Hunter began his round with four pars and a bogey as he and his partner Graham Smith blitzed the field to win the fourball stroke event which was also the qualifying round for the Summer Cup Knockout.
Smith parred the ninth hole and was on the card seven times but it was Hunter who did the most damage as they brought in a nett 59 to win by four shots.
Anthony Devine and Glenn Newton were runners-up with 63 on a count back from Bruce Gross and Joe De Ieso, while balls downthe-line went to Mark Jenkins and Dylan Burls 64, Barry Williams and Tom McConchie 64, Geoff Coolahan and Les Nation 65, Laurie Casey and Fred McMahon 65 and Brad Deane and Simon Russell 66 on count back from five other pairs.
Lou Villani won nearest-the-pin on the third hole which is sponsored by Lewis Homes, Steve Haigh won on the sixth (Tatura Post Office), Ange Serra won on the 14th and Matt Miller who turned 18 last week won nearestthe-pin and the jackpot on the ninth hole.
The Jeffers family dominated the women’s competition with Sharon winning the day with 39 points off a 28 handicap while daughter Bec was runner-up with 38 off a 21 handicap.
Sharon then won nearest-thepin on the ninth hole and Bec won on the sixth with Bev Roberts successful on the third and Sue Turnbull winning on the 14th.
Sue Turnbull won a ball for her 37 points as did Josie De Ieso for her 36 on a count back from Bev Roberts and Lyn Flett.
Order of merit
John Keller is the lucky recipient of a $40 voucher from Tatura Family Butcher by winning the October Order of Merit with an average Saturday round of 39 stableford points, just 0.25 ahead of Bruce Gross and 1.75 ahead of third-placed James Ibbotson.
Sheryl Curran was best for the women with an average of 34 while Yvonne Kartner was runner-up with 35.
GMGA Champion of
Matt Miller of Hill Top added another win to the growing list on his CV when he defeated a classy field at Shepparton on Sunday.
Miller shot a five-under total of 67 to defeat Nicholas Giles from Cobram-Barooga by one shot with Andrew Storer from Numurkah in third place a further three shots behind.
With VCE now behind him, we wait to see just how far Miller can take his golf game.
Trevor Allen won Tuesday’s stroke competition with 83-17-66 on a count back from Jeff Baker who flew around the front nine in 38 but stumbled on the back with a 50.
Les Nation had 67, Lou Villani won a ball for his 69 on a count back and Michael Downs won nearest-the-pin.
Frank Hill’s tee-shot on the ninth was his last for the day on Thursday but it was enough to win him nearest-the-pin and the stableford competition with 38 points on a count back from David Cornwall.
He sank the putt for a birdie and 20 points on that nine but his 18 on the back nine was still enough for him to win on a count back.
RolfWeber from Mooroopna was third with 37 points along with Steve Haigh while Barry Dennis had 36 and Ian Elders 35.
A wonderful field of 70 golfers headed out on Thursday afternoon as this event, sponsored by Mat Langley Electricians, continues to flourish.
Corey Mallon won the day with 24.5, Jason Jones won nearest-thepin, and consolation balls went to Bec Jeffers 25.5, Lou Villani 27.5, Brendan Calder 28, Charles Lawson and T. Hicks 28.5, Tom McCormick, JodyWebber and Ashleigh Blake 29, LesWalsh 29.5, Gail Wootton and Michael Downs 30, Scott Carter and Scott Lye 30.5.
Golf’s a funny game
They stood at the altar, waiting to be married.
The bride-to-be looked down and saw a set of golf clubs beside the groom’s feet.
‘‘What on earth are you doing with those golf clubs?’’ she whispered.
‘‘Well,’’ he said, ‘‘this won’t take all afternoon, will it?’’
Congratulations: Saturday’s four-ball winners Bob Hunter and Graham Smith.