Both the women’s pennant teams had the difficult task of playing a team on their home course last Monday.
Division 1 had to tackle Marysville on their challenging course and unfortunately had a 1/4 loss.
The division 2 team however had a great 3/2 win against host club Strathbogie, which keeps them in good position on the ladder.
The Wednesday competition was stableford for the women and Shirley Wright (13) had the best score of the day to win with 39 points.
The extra competition was the best nine in score which also went to Shirley Wright with 20 points on a count back from Dilva Grattan. The ball pool went to Shirley Wright and Ricky Rickman with 37 points.
In the men’s competition the top score was a terrific score of 43 points which unfortunately was achieved by three players so there had to be count back for the winner.
Jerry Bender was the winner against Rob Peterson and Frank Ambrose.
Nearest-the-pins went to John Callaghan on the fourth, John Boruch on the sixth, Hans Berens on the 12th and Terry Lemon on the 17th. A score of 37 points was need for a ball.
The mixed nine holes was won by Bev Tennant (32) with 16 points.
The runners-up were Ron Wilson and Don Gee both with 15 points and Phil Block made up the ball pool with 14 points.
The rain on Friday kept the social six-hole players away this week but the course benefited from the weather change.
However the slightly heavier course, cold air and wind on Saturday made the scoring a little more difficult than it has been.
In the men’s competition only four players achieved a positive score for the par round.
The winner of A-grade was Peter Sawyer (7) who didn’t seemed too concerned with the conditions when he got the top score of plus 4.
The B-grade winner was Vinnie Hall (20) with plus 1. Rob Peterson was nearest-the-pin on the fourth, Ian Richardson was closest on the sixth, the 12th was won by Archie Currie and on the 17th nearest-the-pin was Paul Niebling.
The drive and pitch on the eighth was won by Di Byrne and the 15th went to Peter Sawyer. To get a ball a score of minus one was required.
The women’s results also showed that scoring was difficult on Saturday.
Di Stammers (18) had the best score of the day with minus one to be the winner.
The only ball in the pool also went to Di Stammers.
The extra competition of the second shot on the fourth was won by Pat Ferris.
The Friday night social six holes this week is stableford on holes 1-6.
Saturday is a stableford round for the men while the women will be playing the Royal Women’s Hospital four-ball better ball which is also stableford.
Last Tuesday was a stableford round with a competition being conducted on the front nine holes.
Doug Heffey had a terrific score of 22 points to collect the winner’s voucher.
It was great to have Iris Sidebottom back for a game after a long break and she was runner-up with 19 points.
David Fullager was next with 16 points but no-one claimed the nearest-the-pin ball.
Seems the weather forecast for Saturday scared quite a few golfers away as the fields for both men’s and women’s competitions were small.
The ladies played a stableford round and Maureen King was the winner with 29 points.
Ball winners were Anne Burns and Iris Sidebottom however the nearest-the-pin ball remained with the club.
The men played a stroke round and Terry Lowis posted a win with nett 72. Graeme Toy was next with 73 nett.
President Tim was the sharp shooter on the 18th but the birdie ball was unclaimed.
Thanks to Marlene Hull for once again organising the Mother’s Day Raffle and the lucky winner was Alex Smith.
Avenel Ladies hosted pennant at home this week, and hopefully they were able to reverse last week’s result. Report next week.
This Saturday is Stroke/Monthly Medal for men and women and Tuesday’s comp is stableford.
Mother’s day Sunday was monthly medal at Nagambie Golf Club with only the true die-hards braving the day. A strong wind buffeted the course with powerful wind gusts making scoring difficult.
Tim Baldwin took home the medal with the only score in the field playing to handicap. Tim fired 82-10-72 winning by three shots.
Glen Evans was runner-up with the day’s cold and miserable conditions reminding him of home. Glen’s score was 88-13-75.
Four players finished on nett 75 including the day’s runner-up after a count back. They were Greg Whiteman, Alby Seenan and Peter Lawrence respectively.
Due to the tough conditions only one nearest-the-pin was achieved, with the man most comfortable in the conditions managing it, Glen Evans on the short par three 13th.
Next week at Nagambie Golf Club is the start of the Finnigan four-ball event which is played on two consecutive weeks. Round one sponsor is Dean Brown Carpet Cleaning; on office duty is D. Brown and in the bar J. Lodding.
The second round of Captain’s Aggregate Stableford A-grade winner was Moz Fowler with 36 points.
Moz also won the monthly medal and the second round of Silver Spoon.
The B-grade and C-grade winner was Ronda Richards with 33 points on count back from Deidre Kleinig, while the nine-hole winner was also Moz with 20 on count back from Ronda.
The 18-hole balls went to Moz, Ronda and Irene Keogh on 33. Nine-hole balls went to Moz on count back from Ronda, and Irene 17 on count back from Deidre. Nearest-the-pin on the eighth was Irene.
Today will be 4BBBB Stableford-Royal Womens Hospital WGV (own partners), with the winners to play in a final at Rich River on Thursday.
In last week’s chicken run, the stroke round winner was Shane McCormick on a count back from Des Phelan and John Bond, while nearest-the-pin on the 13th hole was Lindsay Hall.
This week will be stableford to be played on the front nine, with nearest-the-pin on the eighth hole.