Jay Ar Martin and other ma­jor win­ners

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Classies - BY ROBERT MUIR

It was a stand­ing ova­tion for Jay Ar Martin as he strode up to cen­tre stage to re­ceive his club-equalling record, 10-time A Grade club cham­pion tro­phy last Sun­day night.

Back in June, Martin pipped the Pro Shop’s Dale Crothers by one shot to join Gary Page as Yar­ra­wonga Mul­wala Club Re­sort Club Cham­pion.

In an­nounc­ing the 34-year-old as club cham­pion, men’s cap­tain Dar­rell Lynch said he had the plea­sure of watch­ing Jay Ar “who played some of the best golf I’ve ever seen”.

“He’s put in years of prac­tice, start­ing with ‘Macca’ (Alex MacKenzie) and has con­tin­ued to work on his game.”

In re­sponse, the green­keeper from Wan­garatta Golf Club praised the Yar­ra­wonga Mul- YMGCR Ladies 18 Hole Golf Win­ner: Mary Hock­ley and Judy Kruger: 8up c/b. Run­ner-up: He­len Slat­tery and Wendy Wood­burn: 8up c/b.

Fi­nal of the Sum­mer Cup was played. Congratulations to Kathy Overington and Carol Tyler who won on the 18th af­ter a very close match against Anna Cas­tles and San­dra Boz­zola.

Ex­cit­ing for Carol who hasn’t been in this sit­u­a­tion be­fore. She was ably sup­ported by Kathy O with sound ad­vice, “just hit straight down the mid­dle”. Win­ner: Jean Rap­kins: 41pts, Run­ner-up: Mar­i­lyn Spragg: 39pts c/b. NTP: Robyn Moore. Congratulations to Glenys and Jean, Maree and Marg, Dot and Irene and the rest of the 4BBB Sum­mer Match­play team on win­ning all three wala’s “com­mit­tee, pro shop, ground­staff and the club”.

“Ev­ery­body in the club has played their own part. It’s fan­tas­tic out here,” he said. “I worked here for ten years. The whole na­ture of the course is just im­mac­u­late.”

Jay Ar slammed the very few who may choose to be crit­i­cal. “Ev­ery­one should be happy,” he said, much to the ap­plause of the 124 in at­ten­dance at last Sun­day’s Christ­mas/ Pre­sen­ta­tion night.

“As a greenskeeper, it’s very hard to please ev­ery­one but every time I’ve played here, ev­ery­one’s so happy with this course.

“To my fam­ily, you’ve sup­ported me so well, my wife es­pe­cially.”

Club re­sort pres­i­dent Gil Cun­ning­ham wel­comed and wished ev­ery­one a merry Christ­mas. “It’s great to see so many here tonight. This is one of our bet­ter crowds,” he told at­ten­dees. matches of the fi­nal, played on Novem­ber 30 against Wan­garatta at Corowa.

Legacy Golf Day: Sun­day, De­cem­ber 9 - Ladies 4BBB and Men 4BBB. Great prizes for win­ners, run­ner-up, NTP. Raf­fle: ac­com­mo­da­tion pack­ages. $2 per ticket or 10 for $10. Come and sup­port Legacy.

New rules info af­ter­noon Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 12 at 2pm. G Stevens from Golf Vic will ex­plain changes to rules and will an­swer any queries. YMGCR Ladies 9 Hole Golf A Grade Win­ner: Sue Cur­ran: 20 pts. Run­ner-up: Pauline McKee: 19 pts c/b.

B Grade Win­ner: Wendy Wood­burn: 17pts c/b. Run­ner-up: Jen Son­ne­man: 17pts c/b.

C Grade win­ner: Janelle Zampin: 20 pts c/b. Run­ner up: Marg Irvine: 20 pts c/b.

NTP: Jenny Gon­era

The men’s cap­tain, to­gether with vice-cap­tain Peter Warner, pre­sented the year’s ma­jor tro­phies. One of the more pop­u­lar adult win­ners was 68-year-old re­tired butcher Ken Jen­son who took home the prizes for C Grade cham­pion and hand­i­cap cham­pion, as well as vet­eran hand­i­cap.

Over­all, John Payne didn’t have too many shots on the golf course when he was an­nounced B Grade hand­i­cap run­ner-up and su­per vet hand­i­cap win­ner.

But as the 72-year-old walked up for a third time, to re­ceive the su­per vet cham­pion prize, some of his ‘fans’ had shots at him about his age. Well! With a grin on his face, how­ever, the tall JP, with mi­cro­phone in hand, took it all in his stride and let peo­ple know he’ll be around play­ing for years yet to en­joy the ex­cit­ing play­ing fu­tures of tal­ented ju­niors in­clud­ing Baxter Droop, Oliver Ri­d­ley and Ben Casely.

A Grade win­ner: Olive Ryan: 30 nett. Run­ner-up: Chris Barry: 31 nett.

B Grade win­ner: Marj Ben­bow 32 nett. Run­nerup: Mary Mans­field : 33nett.

C Grade win­ner: Janelle Zampin: 30nett. Run­ner Up: Wendy Nunn: 32nett c/b.

NTP: Mary Mans­field. YMGCR Men’s Golf MURRAY – D Roome 39, T Perus 39, B NcCal­lum 40. Balls to 33. NTP R Wat­son. LAKE – J Michael 41, C Wen­man 39, M El­liott 40. Balls to 32.

MURRAY – A K Jensen 42, B. D Re­tal­lick 38, C. R Sta­ple­ton 38. Balls to 33. NTP G Hicks. LAKE – J Hughes 41, B. J Futcher 43, J Bur­rows 38. Balls to 31. NTP J Ho­gan.

Fif­teen year old Baxter was named 2018 Ju­nior Cham­pion Club and re­ceived the Alex MacKenzie Tro­phy from ‘Macca’ him­self. It gave the 90-year-old club life mem­ber great plea­sure in pre­sent­ing the tro­phy to Baxter, whose out­stand­ing fam­ily he praised.

“I thank ev­ery­one – Mum and Dad (Rochelle and Evan), the Pro Shop – ev­ery­one I’ve played with over the last four years since I got my hand­i­cap,” the now two-hand­i­cap­per Baxter said.

Baxter part­nered his grand­mother (‘Mama’ Karen Droop) to fin­ish run­ners-up in the Mixed Four­somes. The 13-time lady club cham­pion is­sued a warn­ing to Baxter’s highly tal­ented brother, Frazer, re­gard­ing Baxter. “Watch out Frazer – he’s com­ing.”

It was an ex­cel­lent two-course din­ner Sun­day night and din­ers loved tak­ing to the dance floor to the well-re­ceived mu­sic of Mau­rice Mi­lani.

MURRAY – L Quin­li­vian 70, J Jones 70. Balls to 77. NTP P Tre­genza. LAKE – J Brewer 67, M Dwyer 71. Balls to 78. NTP S Cam­pion.

D Brodie and S Allen 70.375. NTP Sue Dawes Hole in One. R Kruger. Balls to m 76.125.

YMGCR Mens 9 Hole Golf Tues­day Novem­ber 27 – 4BBB Stable­ford, 60 play­ers.

Blue – Win­ners J Fair­bairn/S Clarke 25 pts, run­ners up - I Bar­ton/G Perkins 24 pts C/B.

Red – Win­ners R Rodda/M Fraser 23 pts, run­ners up – D Holdsworth/T Latta. Thurs­day Novem­ber 29 – Stable­ford, 73 play­ers. Blue – Win­ner Graeme Eberle (15) 22 pts C/B, run­ner up Noel Mil­lar (12) 22 pts.

NTPs 4th Graeme Eberle, 8th John Haigh. Red – Win­ner Graeme Lavis (14) 22 pts, run­ner up Michael Hope (10) 19 pts.

NTPs 2nd John Taylor, 7th Mau­rie Har­wood.

Now equal club cham­pion record holder, 2018 A Grade Club Cham­pion Jay Ar Martin is pic­tured with his great­est sup­port­ers, wife Joy, and sons Kerth (right) and Dhyn­ver.

B Grade cham­pion Oliver Ri­d­ley (cen­tre) with D Grade’s Dar­ren Mc­Cormick (left) and Ken Jen­son, C Grade cham­pion.

Ju­nior Cham­pion was Baxter Droop who re­ceived the Alex MacKenzie Tro­phy from the man him­self. Also pic­tured was Baxter’s grand­mother, record 13-time lady club cham­pion Karen Droop.

John Payne (left) col­lected the Su­per Vet Hand­i­cap and Cham­pion ti­tles and fin­ished run­ner-up in B Grade. He is pic­tured with Chris Row­lands who won what men’s cap­tain Dar­rell Lynch de­scribed as the most sig­nif­i­cant tro­phy – the Cap­tain’s Tro­phy.

From left, Win­ter Cup win­ners Phil Smith and Fraser Knowles; Ken Jensen and Vin Slat­tery beat ev­ery­one for the Sum­mer Cup.

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