Sport

Golfers enjoy perfect conditions

By Seymour Telegraph

Seymour

The weather was cold but dry this week and with little or no wind it was perfect conditions for golfers to enjoy the well-maintained course.

The competitions started on Wednesday with Ricky Rickman (13) the top scorer for the women with 34 points.

The extra competition was the second shot on the fourth hole and Shirley Wright was the closest after two. The ball pool went to Ricky Rickman and Sue McCall with 31 points.

In the men’s Wednesday competition, Vinnie Hall (21) had a stand-out score of 39 points to win the day. His closest rival was Graeme Drummond with 35 points. The nearest-the-pins went to Michael O’Sullivan on the sixth, Greg Pell on the 12th, Steve Di Tullio on the 17th while the fourth stayed with the club. A score of 32 points or better was needed for a ball.

The mixed nine holes was another tussle between Phil Block and Don Gee for the win. Both men had 14 points and Phil Block (26) was the winner again this week after a count back. The next best score was John Jennings who had 12 points to get in the ball pool as well.

On Friday some women strayed out of the district to take part in the Shirley Deane four-ball better-ball at Nagambie. Ricky Rickman and Irene Davey had a great score of 45 points to win the day. No doubt there will be more details of that day in the Nagambie report.

The Friday night social six holes was played on holes 1-6 and the game was par. Mick Prorok (9) had the best score of the evening with plus one. The runner up was Greg Pell with square.

On Saturday the men played a stroke round. The best score of the day, which included a birdie on the eighth from a holed shot from 30m off the green, went to the John Mundy who had 95-26=69 to win B-grade.

The A-grade winner was Dave Pearce who also had the best scratch score of the day in his win with a score of 77-6=71.

The fourth hole was as elusive on Saturday as it was during the week but the other nearest-the-pins went to Matt O’Sullivan on the sixth, Gary Wright on the 12th and Warren Austin on the 17th. Surprisingly neither the eighth or the 15th drive and pitch were claimed this week. A net score of 74 was required for a ball.

The women played a par round on Saturday and Di Stammers (19) had a steady score of square to win the day. The nearest-the-pin on the 17th went to Dale Stuart. The ball pool went to Di Stammers and Paula Britton with minus one.

The Friday night social six holes this week will be stableford on holes 10 to 15.

On Saturday it will be a stableford round for both men and women. Saturday, July 7 is the monthly medal with men and women teeing off together. This will be followed by a kebab supper and you need to put your name on the list at the club house if you are attending to assist with catering.

Partners and families are welcome to enjoy the kebabs and the company, but remember to put all names on the list.

Avenel

It was another great day for golf last Saturday when players competed for the June Monthly Medal.

In a good field of men, it was great to have Willie Wheeler and Scooter Donovan home for a hit.

Willie claimed the Medal following a super round of 84 off the stick, which gave him a nett 67.

He was well clear of runner-up Cam Bassett who had a creditable net 73. Ball winners were Jared Smith, Tim Batten and David Grecian.

The birdie hold actually went off, with Willie scoring a nice birdie on the ninth, and he topped off a great day by drawing his own ticket in the meat tray raffle.

Seven ladies played a stableford round for the Monthly Medal and the winner was Yvonne Sloper in a count back from Marlene Hull; both players scoring 30 points. Ball winners were Marlene and Pam Pedder but the nearest-the-pin ball remained with the club.

Last Tuesday was a Par round and Graeme Toy won the voucher with minus two. Ball winners were Iris Sidebottom and Anne Burns and once again the nearest-the-pin ball remained with the club.

Four players played in the Dalhousie DGA Men’s Four ball event at Mt Macedon last Sunday. There were no major trophies but Dale Smith and Justin Basset collected the prize for the best nine holes in score.

There’s not much happening on the Dalhousie district calendar now, with no tournaments scheduled until our Men’s Day on August 5.

Our Ladies Tournament on August 23 is also the first district ladies event after the winter break.

Vice-captain Jared advises that he has again secured great sponsorship for these tournaments so keep an eye out for flyers.

The course is looking pretty good at the moment and we are hoping to have the capeweed and other pesky weeds sprayed shortly. At our last committee meeting it was decided to re-introduce the ‘Adopt a Fairway’ program, where members select a fairway to look after — keeping the tree line tidy.

There will be a sheet at the clubhouse for members to nominate which fairway they will look after. It doesn’t mean you have to spend every waking hour on your fairway, it just means perhaps selecting a tree which needs tidying under and spending a bit of time to do it.

If everyone can put in an hour or so every now and again, we will all benefit and the course will look a treat, so please give some consideration to this program.

Nagambie

The second round of the Goulburn Murray Golf Association winter pennant was played with two Nagambie teams away, and in a reversal of fortunes this week, the division five team recorded a win.

This win was made sweeter with Nagambie beating Kyabram Parklands at their home course. The winning players were Barry Cryer, David Love and Tim Baldwin claiming a three and two victory.

Division six played Merrigum at the Kyabram Valley View course where they suffered a damaging zero and five defeat, with no winning players to mention.

The local competition was a stableford event with a good turn out of players considering the club’s pennant commitments.

The winning golfer was Phil Hageman with 31 points followed by Alan Anderson with 30 and Bill Leviston pushed back to third on count back also carding 30 points.

No nearest-the-pins were recorded on the day. Next week will be a stroke monthly medal event with J. Lodding on office duty and B. Leviston in the bar.

Nagambie Women

Stableford round with just one grade.

Winner of A/B/C-grade with 29 points was Irene Keogh on a count back from Annette Mills also 29 points.

Nine-hole winner was Maureen King with 14 points

Eighteen-hole balls went to Irene and Annette.

Nine-hole balls went to Maureen and Annette 13.

There were no nearest-the-pin winners.

June 27 will be stableford.

Shirley Deane 4BBBB Stableford tournament sponsored by Costa Mushrooms was a huge success with 38 pairs — 76 players.

There were teams from Numurkah, Cobram-Barooga, Euroa, Mooroopna, Hilltop, Seymour, Neangar Park, Parkland, KyValley View, Shepparton, Broadford, Kilmore, Yea, Romsey, Kialla, Rich River, Merrigum, and Kingston Heath.

Winners with 45 points were Ricki Rickman and Irene Davey from Seymour.

Runners-up with 44 points were Heather Gunstone and Marg Mould from Rich River on a count back from Joan Boyer and Helen Hall from Cobram-Barooga also with 44 points.

Nearest-the-pin on the third hole was Tina Gribbin from Nagambie., on the eighth hole was Cheryle Anderson from Kilmore, on the 13th hole was Cathie Barbetti from Shepparton, and on the 16th hole was Shireen Moore from Shepparton.

Travis Deane (grandson of Shirley) generously donated three $50 vouchers to be randomly drawn as a thanks to all who supported the tournament.

Winners of these vouchers were Francie Marks from Hilltop, Noeline King from Rich River, and Irene Davey from Seymour.

All players also received a bag of mushrooms courtesy of our generous sponsor Costa Mushrooms.

A great day was had by all.

Chicken Run results for June 21 played on the back nine. Winner was John Bond with 45-12-33.

Next week will be Stableford to be played on the front nine with nearest-the-pin on the eighth hole.