THE weather looked bleak prior to the start of the Tonkin Family Pinehurst event at Parkland on Saturday however with golfers rugged up as never before, a great day was had by all.
Prior to the start, members and guests were treated to hot soup that gave all a not so cold start.
The event running for a number of years remembered the first anniversary of the passing of family member Ron Tonkin.
Lyn Fraser and Heather Sleeth were winners of the woman’s section with a net score of 54.2.
Runner-up was Sandie Scapin and Christine Coleman with a net 54.3 while Kathy Bell and Lynne McLean were third with a net 54.5.
Lindsay Tatterson and John Bauerle had a day out to claim the men’s trophies. They finished with a net 49.6 while Rodger Donohue and Eric Simpson were next with a net 53. Ian and Bob Troy were third with a net 53.6.
Ball winners were Denise Hee/Geraldine Prendergast, Mary Elliott/Helen Caldwell, Debbie Tonkin/Mel Parsons, Mal Baker/Geoff Coad, Harry Wayland/Wayne Ferguson, Peter Fraser/Joshua Cartwright, Vin Sleeth/Rob Falconer.
Nearest the pins went to Denise Hee 1st, Lyn Fraser 5th, Joshua Cartwright 7th,Bev McLay 9th, Wayne Ferguson 15th and Tim Nelson 18th.
Peter Barrette was spot on for the traditional Christmas in July dinner event carding a 61-8-53 to win the men’s A Grade. Runner-up was Vin Sleeth with a net 54 while David Cartwright finished third on the same score.
Max Jenkins was the winner of B Grade with 69-17-52. Runner-up was John Bauerle on a net 54 with Neville Thompson third on a net 56.
Tony Lasini won C Grade with 80-26-54. Runner-up was Kevin Bell with a net 55. Third went to Bill Clark with a net 56.
Ball winners were Sam Attardi, Richard Stockdale, Jarred Baker, Norm Tucker, Peter Fraser, Mal Baker and Lindsay Tatterson.
Nearest the pins went to David Cartwright 1st, Vin Sleeth 9th, Max Jenkins 15th, Neville Thompson 14th, Austin Baker 18th, second shot on the 8th went to Paul Price with Austin Baker on the 11th.
John Doherty won the encouragement award. Members were treated to a delightful luncheon provided by the women’s catering committee.
JUNIOR GOLF: Junior golf will recommence this week on Saturday morning.
Pennant: Parkland’s Division Two defeated Numurkah on their home soil 4/1. David Cartwright 3/2 Jackson Gentle 21st, Cooper Gentle 3/1 and Jamie Baker 5/4 won their matches with Glenn Cartwright going down 3/2
Parkland in Division Three was struggling against Shepparton at Cobram Barooga.
Scott McLennan went down 8/7 while Paul McInnes also went down 4/2. Geoff Coad lost 7/6 with wins to Russell Locke and Ed McQuienn at the 19th after being four down after ten holes.
To play in the final, the team would have to win at least 5/0 and rely on Shepparton to win against Cobram Barooga.
Division Six was at Nagambie against Mooroopna losing 3/2. Young gun Luke Westerveld suffered his first loss of the series at the 19th.Barry Scott lost 4/3, Paul Dickens won 5/4.
Rohan Gentle won at the 19th with Jarred Baker going one down.
Next week’s matches will be the last of the preliminary rounds with Division Two up against Shepparton at Rich River at 10.30am for a must win to play in the final.
Division Three will be at Numurkah against Rochester at 11am. Division Six will be at Rich River against Shepparton starting at 10.30am.
■ VALE Barry Nankivell. Members are saddened at the recent passing of member Barry Nankivell.
Barry provided back up support for many years in the social scene and starters office area. Barry was also at times the bus driver for a number of club functions.
■ CLUBHOUSE Thirtieth Year celebrations will be held on Saturday, July 22 at 6pm-6.30pm.
Coming Events: Saturday Mixed Canadian and Singles Stableford. Noon-12.30am. Shotgun. Duty: P.Currey
Tuesday: Ladies Stroke 9.30am-10am. Shotgun. Roma Fraser Brooch No 3. Eclectic Round No 4. Duty: H.Sleeth, S.Powderham, D.Buckley, H.Ward, P.Smith.
Wednesday, July 19: Mens Pinehurst. 9.30am-10am. Duty: R.Reid.
Ladies played a stroke round on Tuesday braving cold day with good results.
Winner: Bev Mc Lay 76-22-54
R/up: Marg Tucker 72-17-55
Di Day 77-25-52
R/up: Jill Siddall 78-25-53
Ball Comp: P. Reyment (54), H.Sleeth (55), D.Smith (57), K.Bell, G.Prendergast (58)
Nearest the pin 14th: Denise Hee
Best scratch score: Heather Sleeth (70)
Least putts: Mary Elliott (27) c/b
Silver Spoon Rd 3: Jill Siddall (nett 53)
IT really was a damp and miserable day for golf on Saturday, however more than a few ventured out to Merrigum for the stroke round.
It was to have been President’s Day but with the President on retreat it was decided to postpone that to a yet to be determined date.
A three-way countback was required to determine the winner from the ball competition winners.
Young Joe Chant has been a regular on the course lately and that is certainly obvious by the results.
Just a couple of weeks ago he won the Privilege Cup, much to his surprise it might be added, he was part of the second place team last week, and this week he was deemed the winner again after the countback.
Joe’s score was 96-22-74 on what was not the easiest day to post a good score and he edged out Barry Webber and Clint Prygoda in the countback after they scored 110-36-74 and 87-13-74 respectively.
Joe is having such a good run at the moment that he may well decide to give away the bowls this summer and concentrate on furthering his golfing career.
Both Barry and Clint have been in reasonable form of late and might consider themselves unlucky to miss out on a countback.
It is a rather arbitrary way to decide a winner but there has to be some way of sorting tied scores out. All round the day was closely fought with a spread of just six shots over the field.
Only one nearest the pin went off and that was to Zaylee Newham on the jackpot twelfth.
Good news on the pennant front this week with Merrigum winning over Shepparton 4/1 at Nagambie. We will still need to have things go our way in other results but the win should give us a chance at least of making the final. Merrigum plays another contender in Nagambie at Rich River this Sunday. Hit-off is at 11am from the 10th tee.
This Saturday’s event is the Greenwood Memorial mixed Canadian. Men without a partner in the mixed will also play Canadian.
PAR and a miserable wintry day is hardly the member’s favourite combo but a hardy bunch of souls rose to the occasion and were rewarded with a rain free and (relatively) warmer than expected afternoon.
None were hardier than the old silver fox Les Hall who posted the day’s best score of 3 up, an excellent result in the heavy conditions, and he finished a shot ahead of runner up Chris Oman with +2.
Les Hall also won the voucher on the 15th with the only flat spot in his day being the announcement that the scheduled Warramunda Sponsorship had been deferred to a later date. This was a big disappointment to Les who had got himself up for the day thinking a Warramunda gift voucher would be just the thing to let him get away from home for a few days.
Gavon Armstrong, Alan Hausler and Squizzy Squires were all a further shot back with +1 and picked up balls in the ball comp.
While husband Kevin rested on his laurels, gazing longingly at his new Monthly Medal shirt, Jenni Bauerle was the ladies’ winner for the second week running posting -3 and getting up in a count back from Helen Armstrong.
It was another long day for our Pennant team (well three members of it anyway who found themselves caught in heavy traffic at Undera on the way home).
The side’s chances of a spot in the final were extinguished when it went down 3&2 (again) to Mooroopna at Tocumwal.
Mick Coyne won his match (minus his 5 iron) 4&3, as did Miles Gould (4&2) however David Collins (1 down), Brad Goodman (1 down) and Peter Blackmore (2&1) lost their matches.
The captain has asked me to mention that next Sunday’s scheduled mixed golf has been deferred to a date to be advised.
Also a once a month Sunday 9 Hole event for handicapped and Social golfers will kick off on Sunday, July 30 at 9.30am.
The comp fee on the day will only be $5 and will include a barbecue lunch after the round.
It is planned for this to be a regular event on the last Sunday of each month.
For further inquires please contact Miles Gould on 0407 876 708.
Speaking of the captain our best wishes go out to Doug who is recovering after a nasty tumble from his roof. That was earlier in the week, nothing to do with the Tigers loss to St Kilda on Saturday night. We hope you are up and about soon TOF!
Saturday, July 15: (Assembly 11.30am). Stableford. Sponsor: Rightline Motorcycles. Duty: P Downe and J Neale
Saturday, July 22: (Assembly11.30am). 4BBB Par Isaac Memorial. Duty: A Hausler and P Noble
Tuesdays: Stableford: Assembly 11.30am
A short report about a shortened game of golf, thanks to the heavens opening after 9 holes, but good golf had certainly been played up until then. Leanne Busch, Gloria Pell and Val Powley all had 19 points while Judy Greer was the next best with 18.
This week our sponsor is All About Shoes.
ON Monday, July 10, 94 golfers were able to enjoy excellent conditions in the sunshine at Shepparton Golf Club with all our sponsors also invited.
The day was a 4BBB event and was our opportunity to thank our sponsors for all their support to GV Veterans Golf, with trophies provided by the “Young Vets”. We also continue to welcome new members.
Countbacks were required to separate first to third place getters (42 stableford points) and home course advantage proved a telling factor for the field. First place: Gerald Pennefather (Shepparton) and John King (Rich River). Runner-up: Bill Chilcott and Gary Windsor; third Maurice Webb and David Shields (all Shepparton)
Nearest-the-pin contested on the 12th green went to Jim Perry (A-grade) Len Drill (B-grade) and Roden Brady (C-grade).
Golf Ball Winners: Max Dawber, Jim Rae, Alan Dalton, Ian Gray, Graham Scott, Nick Munari, Jeff Baker, John Bunn, Ian Clarke-N, Bruce Collins, Len Drill, George Benham, Kevin Livingston, Len Perry, Linsay Tatterson, Eric Simpson, John Fanning, John Keller, Graham North, Gary Bow, Philip Jarvis, John Boruch, Bob Dixon, Phil Steers.
The next event will be stableford at Deniliquin on July 31.