Russell Anderson is finally finding some form as his impressive 41 stableford points in last Tuesday’s 18-hole event off the white short course tees easily won the day from Bruce Bryant and Shane Bywaters both on 38, next best was Gavin Houlihan.
Jeanette Kneebone won the Ladies event with a fine 37 stableford points from Barb McCarty, Wyn Lavery and Jenny Major.
Steven Bubb (3rd) and Richard Feuk (8th and 12th) were nearest the pin winners.
Wednesday was the last day of competition golf due to the new Victorian Government restrictions.
After the scores were in, organiser Richard Feuk shuffled the cards to draw partners, Bruce Bryant (23) and Peter Anderson (18), for a total of 41 points, snuck home to win from the team of Feuk (20) and Shane Wolfe (20) on 40.
Peter Anderson had a day out with his close shots on the 12th and 16th to win nearest the pins.
As stage 3 COVID-19 restrictions are now in force, the club will not be running official competitions.
However, members will be on duty on Tuesdays (11am to 12pm), Wednesday and Fridays (9.30am to 10am) and Saturdays (11am to 12pm) to make sure all players are social distancing, wearing masks and abiding by the rules.
Toilet facilities are available at the rear of the clubhouse and down near the 4th and 13th tees.
What a lovely lot of rain we've received over the past week.
The mowers won't get a chance to cool down, but we aren't complaining.
The Monday Niners played a three-person ambrose last week.
The team of Dick Henderson, Tony Murray and Ray Peake came in winners with a great score of 37-6-31.
Runners-up were Frank Broucek, Denise Pappin and Laurie Radley.
Their score was 40-45/6-351/6.
Nearest the pin was unclaimed on the 5th, and on the 7th, the second shot went to Ray Peake.
We also had a lucky card this week which was won by Wayne Robinson.
The ladies’ straightest drive on the 3rd went to Shirley McAsey, and for the men on the 9th Dick Henderson.
COVID-19 is getting a little too close.
There are quite a few who have gone down with it in Bendigo.
So please everyone, do the right thing and stay safe.
Last Wednesday, the ladies played a stroke round in cold and wintery conditions.
Pauline Humbert was best on course with 104-27-77 to win the Giddings Co Player of the Day voucher, plus A grade honours, ahead of Annette Brereton.
Phyll Macfarlane won B grade with her round of 113-35-78, with Jan Clymo runner-up.
Count the putts: A grade - Sue Harris 28; B grade - Phyll Macfarlane 30.
Competition golf ceased as of last Thursday, in line with the directions provided by Golf Australia, as a result of the introduction of stage 3 restrictions in regional Victoria.
Last week, our ladies played a stableford round in very chilly conditions.
Petrica Bamford won with 29 points, runners-up were Denise Pappin and Joy Rasmussen on 28.
NTP: Tanya Niven.
Tuesday’s 9-hole stroke event was won by Sam Mcleod with 35 nett on a countback from Greg Holmberg.
What a day Sam had winning count the putts with 12, also winning all three NTPs.
Due to restrictions there was no golf on Saturday.
There will be no competition golf until further notice due to COVID-19.
The course is still open for social golf, but players must be in pairs, wearing masks, and social distance.
The clubhouse is closed, players must bring their own food and drinks.