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Massive week of golf on links

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April 13, 2018

Winners are grinners: Avenel’s Nick Hart, Marlene Hull, Alex Smith and Maureen King.

Eastern Cup winners: Mark Corradin and Di Byrne

Seymour

On Saturday it was the men’s monthly medal and it was yet again the perfect day to be out on the course.

John Boruch had the best score of the day to claim the medal and A-grade with a score of 79-11=68.

In B-grade the winner was Phil Jarvis with 94 – 13 = 71.

Frank Ambrose had a steady score of 108-36=72 to win C-grade.

Nearest-the-pins went to Dan O’Sullivan on the fourth, John Boruch on the sixth, Gerard Hard on the 17th and the 12th stayed with the club.

Only the drive and pitch on the 15th was claimed and that went to Warren Austin. A score of net 72 was required to be in the ball pool.

The women played a stableford round and Liz Gee (21) had the best score of the day with 37 points to win. The extra competition was the most one putts and that also went to Liz Gee with eight.

The ball pool went to Liz Gee, Di Stammers and Pam Jarvis with 35 points on a count back.

Finally, the men’s pennant started on Sunday with Seymour fielding three teams this year and it was a winning start for all teams.

The Division 2 Scratch team travelled to Mt Macedon and had a tight 4/3 win against Kilmore.

The Restricted Handicap team went to Broadford and had a solid 5/2 win against Euroa and the Division 2 Handicap team used the home ground advantage well to also have a 5/2 win against Broadford.

The Friday night social six holes this week is stableford on holes 10-15.

Saturday is a stableford round for both men and women.

Avenel

We had a terrific turn out for opening day last Saturday and it was great to welcome some past members as well as a few new ones. We also had visitors from Gunnamatta, RACV Cape Schanck and Euroa.

Members and guests were treated to a sausage sizzle on arrival and then president Tim invited past president Dale Smith to officially open the 2018 golfing season.

Following a short speech, Dale proceeded to hit the first drive of the season — a beauty down the middle of the fairway.

Players then headed out onto the course for a three-person Ambrose event (although we did have a four-person team) and some pretty good scores were returned.

In fact the four-person team of Alex Smith, Nick Hart, Marlene Hull and Maureen King not only had the best scratch score for the day of 69, but absolutely blitzed the field to claim the main prize, the handicap event, with a stunning 55¾ nett. Runners-up were Anne Burns, Bill Eddy and Terry Lowis with 62 5/6.

Nearest-the-pins went to Dee Wright on the fifth, Jared Smith on the 14th and Bill Eddy on the 18th.

Special thanks to Joyce White who kindly donated the winner’s trophies and she also manned the kitchen while we were out playing and had a delicious spread waiting when we finished.

On that note — thanks to everyone for bringing along such a wonderful selection of treats to share.

The men’s pennant team headed to Eildon on Sunday and had a fantastic first-up win against Euroa, winning four matches to one. Congratulations Jared, Ollie, Tim, Justin and Alex — a terrific effort.

Next week’s match will be at Marysville where they take on Eildon.

The ladies pennant team will play their first round against Trentham at Romsey on Monday, April 15 — good luck.

A reminder that Tuesday golf is also now up and running and is open to ladies and gents. Anyone wishing to play is asked to be at the club by 9.45am for hit off at 10am.

Also, don’t forget the bar is open every Friday evening from 5pm and visitors are welcome to come along and enjoy our hospitality.

Finally, thanks to everyone who has pitched in to clean up around the course — it’s looking fantastic considering how dry it’s been and will only improve once we get some rain.

This Saturday will be a Stableford event and will be the first Silver Spoon for ladies and Tuesday’s event will be Par.

Good golfing to everyone.

Nagambie

The 2018 Nagambie golf club championship are under way with 33 players hitting off for round one of three.

The first round of the championship, as is tradition, is also the Frank Zanelli memorial honour board event for the days overall winner. That was Gary Bow firing a low 83-17-66 to win by two and also lead B-grade.

Runner-up was Larry King producing a score that would win most weeks.

Larry shot 104-36-68, next best was the unlucky Des Phelan with his best score for 18 holes around the Nagambie course 87-19-68.

The championship has two current leaders Jeremy Ezard and Mark Nolan producing 74 for the day.

A-grade nett leader is Shane McCormick 69; B-grade as mentioned earlier was Gary Bow 66; and C-grade Barry Cryer 71.

The nearest-the-pins went to Shaun Bryant poking an awkwardly struck floater onto the eighth, Bill Leviston blazing one into the 13th and Glen Evans dribbling a lucky strike to the 16th.

Next week will be the second round of the championship and there will also be a monthly medal on offer. Office duty will be S. Bryant and in the bar B. Leviston.

The start of this busy week of golf was the end of the Tahbilk Easter Tournament with the main event of the 27-hole Easter Cup.

There was good field particularly in the men’s event which is always hotly contested with some of the best golfers in the district competing on the day.

Winning the Easter Cup for the men with a scratch score of 110 was Mark Corradin (1).

The women’s winner for the Easter Cup was Di Byrne (16) who came home strongly in the last nine holes to win with 132.

In the men’s handicap results, the 27-hole handicap winner for A-grade was Hugh Parks (5) from Lancefield with net 112.5.

The runner-up was Greg Pell (6) with net 113 on a count back.

The 27-hole B-grade handicap winner was Broadford’s Chris Hanson (7) with net 110.5 and the runner-up was Mark Fountain (11) with net 111.5.

The C-grade winner for the 27-hole handicap was Kevin Summers (20) with net 102 and the runner-up was Shane Newman (29) from Kilmore with net 107.5.

The women’s winner for the 27-hole handicap was Sue McCall (16) with net 111 and the runner-up was Paula Britton (14) with 114.

The 18-hole handicap winner in A-grade went to Ian Richardson (6) with net 74.

The B-grade winner over 18 holes was Mick Prorock (9) with net 72 and C-grade was won by Matt Collard (18) with net 73.

The women’s 18-hole handicap winner was Pam Jarvis (23) with net 80.

There was an 18-hole veterans event as well and this was won by Don Gee (20) with net 79.

Over the nine holes, the men’s A-grade winner was scratch golfer Michael Ladewig from Hidden Valley with 36. The B-grade winner was Dan O’Sullivan (12) with net 31 and the C-rade winner was Rob Peterson (17) with net 34.5. The winner for the women’s nine-hole handicap was Justine Collins (18) from Euroa with net 37.

Nearest-the-pins were only claimed on two holes for the women and both went to Di Bryne.

Those holes were the fourth and the 17th which Di had won on all three competition days.

For the men, Chris Lingard from Lancefield was closest on the fourth, Greg Holmes from Broadford was nearest on the sixth, Rob Peterson won the 12th and Jeff Smith was closest on the 17th.

Once again the tournament overall was terrific and the organisers and helpers are to be congratulated for the success of the event. The volunteers who work on the course, as always, rose to the occasion to present a great course for visiting golfers and members to enjoy. Certainly the success of the tournament is also a credit to the sponsors, Tahbilk Winery, who generously support the club for its Easter Tournament.

As the beautiful autumn conditions continued during the week, so did the golf as competitions were back to normal after the long weekend.

The women had their monthly medal on Wednesday as well as the second round of the silver spoon. Irene Davey had a steady day to win with 91-18=73 and claim the medal and the silver spoon round.

The nearest-the-pin on the 17th was Shirley Wright. The ball pool went to Irene Davey and Pam Jarvis with net 74 on a count back.

In the men’s competition, Mark Fountain (11) dominated the day, starting with having the top score of 39 points to win.

The only two nearest-the-pins claimed were the fourth and sixth, won by Mark Fountain. The ball pool was shared around, with those scoring 34 points or better the recipients.

John Jennings (36) had another good nine holes in the mixed competition when he won with 19 points. The runners-up were Phillip Block and Stubby Byrne who both had 18 points.

There was also a tie in the Friday evening social six holes which was stroke over holes 1-6. Adam Pell (8) and Trevor Hadfield (8) both had net 22 to share the win.

Nagambie women

There were 14 players for our first winter competition which was a stableford event.

A-grade winner was Helen Gilbert with 40 points. Helen was also the monthly medal winner.

B-grade and C-grade winner was Ronda Richards with 33 points on a count back from Deidre Kleinig also with 33 points.

Nine-hole winner was Helen with 20 points.

Nearest-the-pin on the 13th was Jenny Jeong.

Eighteen-hole balls went to Helen 40, Moz Fowler 38, and Irene Keogh 35 on a count back from Lynne Mclean and Ronda Richards.

Nine-hole balls went to Helen 20, Ronda 19, and Irene 19.

Next week will be a stroke competition including Mona McLeod/Silver Spoon/Social Club.

Stableford event played on front nine: winner was David Love with 21 points.

Next week will be a par event played on the back nine with nearest-the-pin on the 13th hole.

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