The week just gone had absolutely everything weatherwise, from sunshine to hail to a good 75mm of rain to finish with.
This week’s major events were the medalist of medalists and the second round of the 2018 club championships which was played by a field of 103, both on Saturday.
Just the six competitors from the 12 months winners of the monthly medals were available for play and it was Dave Lawler taking out the best of the best event with a fine score of net 68 playing off his handicap of 13. He was the two shots in front of Rick Falcone with a further three shots back to Bob Gough in third place.
It was moving day for the second round of the club championships with all players trying to work their way into the final eight positions of each grade to be part of next week’s seeded draw.
The best score in for the day was Kris Fowler with a fine 65 net playing off his mark of 11, one shot to the better of the evergreen Terry Garratt who actually leads the way for the club champion title.
Garratt leads this field by the shot to a back in form Steve Toner with a further shot back to Gus McKillop who is chasing is seventh club crown, hoping to equal the feat previously achieved by Leon Cook.
Harry Huyskens won the daily B grade event with a winning score of net 68, the two shots better than John Pearson in second place.
Nick Lockwood took out the C grade event with a score of net 70 on a count back from David Leach with a further shot back to Nigel Goldsworthy in third place.
A score of 71 was needed to win a ball down the line.
Garratt completed a good day of golf by scoring the two nearest the pins on the eighth and 14th holes.
A field of just the 30 players came out for a round on Thursday with Darren Stanton winning the A grade event with a score of 36 points. It was the two shots better than Mick Neylan who claimed the runners up prize on a count back from Ron Fielding.
John O’Brien won the B grade event with a score of 37 points, two points clear of Doug Eastick in second place.
A final score of 33 points was required to win a ball down the line.
All roads lead to next week’s final round of the club titles with seeded draws to take place per the following:
A grade:10.54am: Terry Garratt (151) Steve Toner (152) Gus McKillop (152) Peter McNeish (156).
B grade: 10.36am: Dave Lawler (164) Rick Falcone (166) Marty Atkins (166) Robert Gough (167); 10.45am: Grant McLure (160) Trevor Franklin (161) Harry Matthews (163) Peter Glasscock (163).
C grade: 10.18am: Peter Smith (184) Peter Marquis (185) Rex Turner (185) Don Smith (188); 10.27am: Gary Kelly (175) John Sanderson (180) Peter Bogart (181) Peter King (182).
D grade: 10.09am: Barrie Cousin (195) George Gray (208) Pat McDonagh (196) Nigel Goldsworthy(200). Results: Monday, single stableford (field of 24): 1st Peter Lazarus (27) 39; DTL: Pat O’Brien 38, John O’Brien 36; Best front nine: Darren Stanton 22; Best back nine: Kris Fowler 19.
Tuesday, women’s stroke: 1st Jill Gay (25) 69; DTL: Deb Huyskens 70; NTP: 4th Jill Gay, 9th Deb Huyskens, 16th Heather Payne; Birdies: 6th and 9th Deb Huyskens; Gobbler: 6th Derb Huyskens.
Thursday, single stableford (field of 30): A grade: 1st Darren Stanton (13) 36, 2nd Mick Neylan (12) 34cb, 3rd Ron Fielding (14) 34; B grade: 1st John O’Brien (22) 37, 2nd Doug Eastick (24) 35, 3rd Trevor Burnie (22) 34; DTL: John Carvill 34, Peter Johnson 34, John Scale 33; NTP: 4th Russ Loughridge, 8th Ian Archer, 9th Paul Robertson, 11th Ash Graham, 14th Darren Stanton, 16th Mick Neylan.
Thursday, twilight stableford (field of 26): 1st Geoff Turner (13) 20; Visitor:Greg Polson (16) 21; DTL: Cameron Reid, Chris Bogart; NTP: 8th Kevan McMillan 9th Cameron Reid.
Saturday, second round championships (field of 103): Agrade: 1st Kris Fowler (11) 65, 2nd Terry Garratt (10) 66, 3rd Steve Toner (11) 68cb; B grade: 1st Harry Huyskens (20) 68, 2nd John Pearson (18) 70, 3rd John Sanderson (20) 71; C grade: 1st Nick Lockwood (24) 70cb, 2nd David Leach (22) 70, 3rd Nigel Goldsworthy (21) 71; DTL: Dave Lawler 68, Travis Jack 69, Mick Neylan 69, Ron Fielding 69, Rick Falcone 70, Russ Loughridge 70, Grant McLure 70, Harry Matthews 71, Joe Tonso 71, Grant McKay 71; NTP: 4th Ron Fielding, 8th Terry Garratt, 9th Darren Stanton, 11th Bob Gough, 14th Terry Garratt, 16th Peter King; NTP 2nd shot: A grade: Rick Falcone; B grade: Peter Bogart.
Saturday, medal of medalists (field of 6): 1st Dave Lawler 68, 2nd Rick Falcone, 3rd Bob Gough 73, 4th Gus McKillop 75, 5th Chris Williams 78, 6th Stephen Bird 86.
Saturday, women’s stroke: 1st Leesa Matthews (16) 74; DTL:Heather Mifsud 75cb; NTP: 4th Amanda McLure, 14th Heather Payne, 16th Karli Vander Horst; Birdies: 14th and 18th Amanda McLure.
Sunday, single stableford (field of 12): 1st Bernie Flynn (21) 42, 2nd Matt Var Der Horst (11) 41, 3rd Damien Hanmond (11) 39; DTL: Darren Rae 37cb; NTP: 4th and 8th R ob Coates, 14th and 16th Brett Wright.
Tuesday last was the Summer competition.
The results are held over until February when the winners over seven rounds will be announced. As such there will be no results in the Gazette over the next seven weeks.
The Christmas break-up will be held on Tuesday December 4. A meal will follow a fun nine-holes of golf. Contact Leanne or Sue if you haven’t put your name down yet. Next is the charity day on December 7. The women are playing 4BBBB stableford and the men are playing stableford. It is an 8.30am start for a shotgun tee off at 9am.
If you would like to join in contact Sue or Megan. Visitors can contact the Pro Shop.
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The Drouin seniors managed to beat the rain for their nine-hole event on Thursday.
It was a joint win in the women’s division with Audrey Farthing and Jan Stone each scoring 18 points.
The runner up was Marg Murray with 14 points, followed by Lorna Hoskins and Catriona Ferguson with 13 points.
In the men’s division the winner was Richard Snare with 22 points.
The runner up was Graham Dorling with 19 points, followed by Ian Hemphill, Gilbert Davis and Max Luck with 18 points. over Traralgon’s 15.69. Results: Tuesday, par (32 players): 1st Max Taylor +4, 2nd Bill Taylor +3cb; DTL: John Bayley +3, Nola Fordham, Graeme Harris, Hank Fiddelaers, Graeme Grant, Franc Kiss +2; NTP: Nola Fordham; Bradman’s: Reg Barsdell.
Thursday, stableford Trafalgar v Traralgon Martin Clements Challenge (67 players): Women’s: 1st Olwyn Balfour 23, 2nd Aileen McNair 20; DTL: Silvija Brown 20, Jackie Croyle, Bev Keily 19cb, Judy Elder (Traralgon) 16; NTP: Cheryl Deppeler; Bradman’s: Nola Fordham; Men’s: 1st Laurie Snowball 23cb, 2nd Charlie Street 23; DTL: Frank Fitzpatrick (Traralgon) 22, Greg Ross (Traralgon), Chris Labour, Terry Bullen (Traralgon) 21, Len Rawlings (Traralgon) 20, Geoff Pickburn, Russ Balfour, Kevin Fisher, Bill Taylor 19; NTP: Dennis Scambler; Bradman’s: Brian Richie (Traralgon).
Results: Wednesday, third round championships: A grade: 1st Cheryl Deppeler (21) 63 nett, 2nd Di Larsen (20) 68; B grade: 1st Karen Swingler (25) 73, 2nd Sue Balfour (29) 74; DTL: Bev Keily 70, Di Moody 70, Sam Caldow 72, Donna Mellon 73; NTP: 5th Nola Fordham, 15th Di Moody. Championship winners: A grade: Gross: June Tickell 244; Nett: Di Moody 210; B grade: Gross: Bev Keily 290; Nett: Bev Keily 221; C grade: Gross: Nola Fordham 311; Nett: Beth Lansdown 213; Veterans: Beth Lansdown 138.