An exciting time of the year with first rounds of our club championships kicking off, but more to go so let’s see what happens over the next couple of weeks.
But for now -
Tuesday, November 7
Pro Comp – Stableford: Winner - Simon O’Malley 39 pts. Runner-up - Neil Caulfield 37 pts. Ball winners - Scott Turner, John Coghill 37 pts, David Holmes, Marg Tobin 36 pts, Don Spencer 34 pts, Bill Hall, Peter Howell, Phil Turner 33 pts.
Golden Oldies - Stableford (9 holes): Winner - John Batten 20 pts. Runner-up - David Twiss 15 pts. NTP - Terry Moroney. Ball winner - Bill Kaitler.
Wednesday, November 8
Ladies Stableford: A grade winner - Anne Harris (Wodonga) 38 pts. A grade r/up - Jan Mills 36 pts. B grade winner - Barbara Spinks 34 pts. B grade r/up - Sheila Van Haren 33 pts. Ball winners - Louise Holden 36 pts, Jo Pavey 33 pts, Ann Nicol 32 pts, Tessa Merritt 31 pts. NTP’s (27th) - A grade - Janet Beverley, B grade - Margaret Gillick, C grade - Ann Nicol.
Thursday, November 9
Pro Comp – Stableford: Ladies winner - Ann Orchard 33 pts. NTP’s - Sara Love 4th and 27th. Men’s winner - Gary Davie 40 pts. Runner-up - Ernest Whitehead 37 pts. Third - Bob Watson 38 pts. Fourth - Geoff Ellis 37 pts. Fifth - Derek Agnew 37 pts. Ball winners (2 balls each) - Ben Playford 37 pts, Allen Wood, Gavin Davis, Greg Mason, Craig Buchanan, Jason Ahermain, Richard Jamieson 36 pts, Steve Rodway, Doug Ward, Peter Howell 35 pts, (1 ball each) Phil Smith 35 pts, Terry Johnstone, Andrew Scott, Terry Orchard, Tim Patton, Darren Hughes, Glen McKenzie, Len Reynoldson 34 pts, Martyn Cunningham, Rod Rosengren 33 pts. NTP’s - Tim Patton 4th, Haydn Elliot 27th.
Saturday, November 11
Ladies Stroke - 1st Round Championships: A grade winner - Trish Lethbridge 82/74. A grade r/up - Margaret Gillick 98/75. B grade winner - Ann Nicol 101/72. B grade r/up - Sheila Van Haren 99/74. Ball winners - Tessa Merritt 110/77, Gay Richards 98/78, Jan Mills 92/78, Vera Mason 97/78, Sandra Lewis 100/78, Louise Sargood 103/79, Kelli Cunningham 100/79. NTP’s - Heather Briggs 4th, Bernie McLean 18th. Best gross A grade - Trish Lethbridge 82. B grade - Sheila Van Haren 99. Monthly medal was also played today and won by Ann Nicol. Ann also played off in the gold medal and won this also. Congratulations Ann - well done.
Men’s Stroke - Round 1 Championships: A grade winner - Blair Farley (Yering Meadows) 75/71. B grade winner - Jason Swale (Northern) 82/66. C grade winner - Ken Bouchard 94/73. Ball winners - Mathew Douglas (Gungahlin Lakes) - 86/73, John Coghill 84/74, Brian Chandler 106/74, Brad Glare 89/74, Peter Mountain 86/74, Warren Hornsey 81/75, Raymond Robins 83/75, Carlos Ramos 97/75, Ken Walkinshaw 104/75, Sam Sargood (Royal Melbourne) 77/76, James Cleeve 91/76, Daniel Balzer 93/76, Steve Carrick 81/77, Deon Rosser 105/77, Paul Bradford 105/77. Plus 2 gold medal playoffs won by Richard Sargood and James Cleeve - congratulations fellows - well done. Monthly medal was played for and won by Jason Swale - congratulations Jason. NTP’s - Raymond Robins 4th, Michael Hooper 18th. Jackpot hole was also won by Peter Mountain 14cm from $73 prize.
A grade - Blair Farley 75.
B grade - Jason Swale 82.
C grade - Ken Bouchard 94.
Sunday, November 12
Round 2 Club Championships: Winner - Jack Reid 89/66. Runner-up - Graham Skinner 89/67. Ball winners - Phill Dunning 79/69, Deon Rosser 97/70, Jason Cawthray (Thurgoona) 74/71, Joe Lackner 92/72, Jason Swale (Northern) 87/72, John Taylor 86/72, Geoff Nicholls 86/73, John Arthur 81/73, Andrew Scott 86/74, Trent Vonarx 78/74, Sam Sargood (Royal Melbourne) 75/74. NTP’s - Gary Davie 4th, Craig McNaughton 27th.
Totals over two rounds: A grade - Andrew Love 152, Sam Sargood 152, Jason Cawthray 153, Brian Farley 158. B grade - John Coghill 171, Geoff Nichols 182, P. Reid 183, R. Sargood 183. C grade - Jason Swale 169, Des Fraser 184, M. Hooper 187, Geoff Ellis 192. D grade - Graham Skinner 195, Jack Reid 200, Joe Lackner 201, Roger Bradford 201, Deon Rosser 201.
For your diary
Wednesday, November 15 - round two ladies championships and final round veterans.
Saturday, November 18 - stroke, round three club championships, final round ladies championships and juniors.
Saturday, December 2 - stroke, monthly medal.
Wednesday, December 6 - ladies stroke, monthly medal.
Saturday, December 9 - 4BBB stableford - hams and turkeys day.
Wednesday, December 13 - ladies AGM and 9 hole Christmas party.
Saturday, December 16 - Life Members Day - stableford.
Saturday, December 23 - 4BB stableford aggregate.
Monday, December 25 - Christmas Day.
And so it’s season’s greetings and happy golfing
Monday, November 6
18 hole Medley Stableford: A grade winner - Peter Brake 42 pts. A grade r/up - Eric Francis 41 pts.
Ball winners - Janeece Jones 39 pts, Marilyn Axton, Peter Jones 38 pts.
9 hole Medley Stableford: Winner - Jeffrey Brundell 24 pts. Runner up - Deidre Redden 22 pts. Ball winners - George Lee 20 pts.
Tuesday, November 7
Melbourne Cup Ambrose: Winners - Nathan Schneider and Graeme Male 58.75. Runners up - Peter Colee and Wayne Degering 60. Third - Paul Purtell and Liz Greenhill 60.25. Fourth - Travis Merritt and Stephen Coonan 60.5. Fifth - Matthew Hanley and Adam Mathews 61.25 c/b. Ball winners - John Arthur and Neville Batt 61.25, David Smith and Gary Dundas, Darcy I’Anson and Wendy Day 61.5, Kaye Bingham and Steven Humphries 61.75, Shayne Vogel and Russell Mooney 62, Gregory Gardiner and Phil Gibbins 62.5, Peter Stevens and John Muller 63.25, Stephen Purcivall and Jamie Seymour, Kel Smith and Wayne Daly 63.5, Loretta Lehmann and Jim Fairweather, Ian Williams and Jeff Cashmann, Tom Murphy and Ian Roberton 64.5, Ann Bumbers and Ivor Bumbers 64.75, Kevin Kerlin and Ian Bain, Wazza Norton and Martin Tobin 65.25. NTP’s - Daniel Krause 2nd, Tom Murphy 5th, Loretta Lehmann 5th, John Mentakis 8th, Robert Forrest 17th.
Thursday, November 9
Men’s Silvercolts Stableford: A grade winner - Peter Smith 45 pts. A grade r/up - Neville Brown 40 pts. A grade third - Peter Donovan 38 pts. B grade winner - Don Eastick 44 pts. B grade r/up - Brian Duncan 41 pts. B grade third - David Horton 40 pts. C grade winner - Alan Panther 44 pts. C grade r/up - John Milton 41 pts. C grade third - Brian Hardidge 40 pts. Ball winners - Robert Jones, Corrie Haring 39 pts, Ken Rampling, Roy Spiers, Terry Mardling, Brian Hone, Patrick O’Keefe 38 pts, Rino Feltrin, Graeme Male, Tom Rilen 37pts, Frederick Laverick, Rob Forrest, Michael Hollis, Gerry Hellmann, Stephen Sang, Alan Hutchings, John Coughlan, Jeff Cashmann 36 pts, Ian Williams, Trevor Drew, Don Kirk, Ivan Yates, Paul Barnes, Leslie Virtue, Graham Clarke, Henry Hopkins 35 pts, Peter Smith 34 pts. NTP’s - Terry Mardling 2nd, Don Eastick 5th, Corrie Haring 8th, Peter Smith 18th.
Friday, November 10
18 hole Medley Stableford: A grade winner - Greg Allan 41 pts c/b. A grade r/up - Maureen Mathews 41 pts. B grade winner - Kevin Kerlin 43 pts. B grade r/up - Peter O’Keefe 36 pts. Ball winners - Dev Knighton 39 pts, Kurtis Spinelli, Cam Smithson 37 pts, Glenn Stevenson 34 pts, Angus Williams, Paul Barnes 33 pts, Matthew Burt, Brett Livingstone 32 pts. Eagle - Kurtis Spinelli 14th. NTP’s - Glenn Stevenson 8th, Kevin Kerlin 18th.
Men’s 9 hole Chook Run: Winner - Phillip Carroll 22 pts. Ball winners - Simon Palframan, Doug Poole 21 pts, Peter Jones, Douglas Dalli 20 pts, Damien Shanahan, Keith Lambert, Peter Walsh, Stephen Purcivall 19 pts, Darryl Sheridan, Jeffrey Brundell, Don Nothrop, Paul Irvine, Peter Brake 18 pts.
Ladies 9 hole Chook Run: Winner - Loretta Lehmann 23 pts. Ball winners - Margaret Craik, Valerie Cross, Shirley Rose, Judith Stephens 22 pts, Barbara Schreiber, Cheryl Wigmore, Jillian Schmidt, Heather Poole 21 pts, Elsie Romey, Jan Sutherland 20 pts.
Saturday, November 11
Men’s Stroke: A grade winner - Wendel Reitenbach 64. A grade r/up - 67. A grade third - Ian Charles 68 c/b. B grade winner - Tony Jelbart 67. B grade r/up - Tom O’Halloran 68. B grade third - Robert Ross 69 c/b. C grade winner - Casey Rolfe 63. C grade r/up - Ron Newman 64. C grade third - Brian Austin 66. Ball winners - Steven Humphries, Nigel Hazell, Phil Gibbins 68, Travis Merritt, Brian Smith, Eddie Fah, Craig Aldridge, Stephen Purcivall, John Muller, David Smith, Paul Packham, Alex Krause 69, Simon Martin, Graeme Curtis, Ken Rainbow, Garry Clancey 70, Graham Gould, Bill Day, Bob Watson, Timothy Biar, Trevor Schroeter, Mathew Porter, Bruce Barnes, Ray Reid, Shane Taggart, Tim Mildren, Warren Beddoes 71. Gross winner - Travis Merritt 72. Eagle - Travis Merritt 14th.
NTP’s - Steven Humphries 2nd, Nigel Hazell 5th, Casey Rolfe 8th, Deon Van Der Merwe 18th.
Medal of medals winner - Ian Charles. Medal winner - Casey Rolfe.
Ladies Stroke: Winner - Jenni Corcoran 69 c/b. Runner up - Rachael Wright 69. Ball winners - Mary Dixon 69, Angela Lee, Judy Stephens 70, Wendy Day, Diane I’Anson 71. NTP - Angela Lee 5th.
Sunday, November 12
Men’s Stableford: A grade winner - Travis Merritt 39 pts c/b. A grade r/up - Wayne Hannan 39 pts c/b. B grade winner - Patrick O’Keefe 37 pts c/b. B grade r/up - Don Nothrop 37 pts. Ball winners - Joshua Carr 39 pts, Nathan Schneider, Gerald Truscott 38 pts, Naylin Bissessor 37 pts, Eddie Fah, Peter Jones, Richard Murray 36 pts, Wayne Hibberson, Mark Wegener, Neville Batt 35 pts.
NTP’s - Peter Jones 2nd, Eric Francis 5th, Vaughan Saunders 8th, Nathan Schneider 18th.
Ladies Stableford: A grade winner - Marilyn Axton 42 pts c/b. A grade r/up - Annie Francis 42 pts.
Ball winners - Glenda Hoskin 41 pts, Shirley Rose 39 pts, Janet Rogers 38 pts, Melinda Blumoser 36 pts. NTP - Colleen O’Keefe 5th.
Rutherglen Golf Club Ladies and Juniors
It has been a busy week with the Yackandandah tournament on Wednesday, November 8 and the Sally Symonds 4B at Wangaratta on Friday.
The team that went to Yackandandah did not come home with the bowl but who cares.
Lisa Butterworth had a good score 36 pts, r/u in A grade, well done Lisa.
Jenny Williams got a NTP so all was not lost.
This being the last round of Drummond challenge, H. Eggleston won the B grade event with 132 points over the four rounds, lucky because she had a bad day at Yack, R. Davies from Yack won the A grade with 133 pts and also won the overall event.
The club’s Annie Sinclair would have won C grade if she was able to attend but she was in hospital.
The travellers who went to Wangaratta for Sally Symonds 4B did not have a good day, say no more.
But the winners of this event from Myrtleford - a mother, daughter combination had 53 pts, what a great effort, and the next pair was 45 pts.
Only two played at home last Wednesday and the two ladies J. Harrison and P. Prescott played in the chook run.
This Wednesday, November 15 will be a stableford and the winter competition will close.
Have one traveller going to Mt Beauty and sadly this is their last ladies tournament, and then there are no more tournaments until next year when we all re-group and do it all over again.
The club wish Annie and Keith well as Keith goes in for surgery, sure all will be fine and won’t be long before he is hitting that little ball around again, we are thinking of you both.
As there are no results, until next week, good golfing.
Boy it’s getting hot and the flies are very annoying.
There was only two brave little souls lined up this week and Alf took them for chipping and putting.
There will no juniors on Saturday, November 18 and on November 25 will be the last for the year – the juniors will have holes and then presentation and a wrap for the year.
Hope to see Joseph back on November 25 as he was missing on Saturday.
MRVGA Group 25 – Corowa Vets Golf
This month’s event was played on Monday, November 13 at the Corowa Golf Course and apart from the monthly event was an interclub competition held annually between the Howlong and Corowa veterans groups.
A field of 66, including two out-of-town visitors and ten ladies, competed in the two events.
The inter-club challenge between both Howlong and Corowa Veterans groups with the top ten scores from each group determining the winner of the shield for another year.
After some intense scrutiny it was agreed that the outcome was a draw with both groups carding 350 Stableford points each.
The shield will remain with the previous winner – Howlong CGC Veterans, at least until next year.
It was announced that this inter-club competition is to be expanded to a 36-hole event to be held over two separate days in 2018.
With the first game at Howlong in April and the conclusion at Corowa in November.
The results of the days game were;
Ladies winner was A Bumbers with 33 points on a h’cap of 20 with runner-up K Redhead on 37 from 32 h’cap.
Winner received a sponsor’s voucher to the value of $25 and three golf balls went to the runner-up. The ladies run-down winners, each receiving a golf ball were; L Lawther 31, P Prescott 30, G Wilson (visitor) 29 and P Cooper with 29 points. NTP winners also receiving a golf ball were L Lawther and J Williams.
Men’s winners were; A Grade - R Feltrin with a score of 37 off a h’cap of 18 with runner-up P Redhead with 36 off 12.
B Grade winner K Weavell with 37 off 36 and runner-up K Allsopp with 36 playing off 27 h’cap.
All received our sponsor’s vouchers of $35 for the winners and $20 each for the runners-up.
Ball rundown winners – P Smith 36, J Lackner, L Moylan, I Bumbers, J Culhane, R Wiltshire, G Curtis, E Fah and G Sawyer each with a score of 35 points.
MTP winners each receiving a golf ball – P Crowder and G Sawyer.
Group Ball Winners each receiving a golf ball; J Gibbs 33, B Tanks 33, T Hinch 33, J Williams 28, T Moroney 34, C Timma 34, D Stanley 33, K Rainbow 32, R Forrest 33, K Allison 31, G Iwanick 33, P Crowder (visitor) 34, L Thatcher 34, D T- Miller 28, P Cooper 29, D Poole 34, J Keenan 33 and B Hone 34.
We wish to acknowledge the generous support of the Corowa Nursery and Garden Centre and the Corowa Golf Club in providing vouchers and goods for today’s winners.
Next month’s games are Monday, December 4 at the Howlong CGC and Monday, December 11 at Corowa Golf Course.
The Corowa event is the end of year annual general meeting as well as the presentation of the Player of the Year trophy.