November 02, 2017

Val Powley was recently crowned the Valley View ladies 2017 Medallist of the Year.


SATURDAY’S stroke event was all about privileges.

Denise Hee and David Wells will have some privileges for the next month after providing the best net scores of the day at Parkland.

Denise won the women’s A grade with 66-16-50, also winning the Magic Goblet while Heather Sleeth was runner-up on 66-15-51.

B grade was won by Barbara Duke 82-27-55 with Geraldine Prendergast relegated to second after a countback. Geraldine finished with 79-24-55.

David Wells provided the best for the men after a long spell from the game. David carded a 63-13-50 to win A grade and the Privilege Cup while Vin Sleeth was runner-up on 64-13-51.

Mick Sullivan won B grade with 66-15-51 after a countback from Mick Laurenson and Allan Richardson. Mick got the nod with 65-14-51. Fred Roberts won C grade with 70-18-52, one better than Peter Price (72-19-53) for runner-up. Ball winners were Faye Glover, Mary Elliott, Pauline Laidlaw, Allan Richardson, Mark Percy, David Kuiper, Max Jenkins and Doug Cox.

Nearest the pins went to Mary Trimby 9th, Mary Elliott 1st and Mark Percy 18th. The encouragement awards went to Mary Trimby and Glen Tonkin.

Harry Wayland won the men’s A grade stableford trophy on Wednesday with 38-points. Runner-up was Doug Cox with 35-points on a countback, with Wayne Ferguson filling third position.

Neville Thompson won B grade with a great 41-points for the round of the day.

John Thompson was runner-up with 38-points while third went to Allan Richardson with 36-points after a three way countback. Peter Price won C grade after a three way countback with 36-points. Runner-up was Fred Roberts while Glen Smith was third. Ball winners were Mark Percy, Richard Stockdale, Roger Gillon, Col McDougall, Howard Teasdale, Barney McDonald, Mal Baker and Raff Ludeman. Nearest the pins went to Craig Kane 1st, Peter Barrette 9th for the Ky Pizza and Pasta voucher, Harry Wayland on the 15th for the Clive Coventry Funerals voucher while Vin Sleeth collected the Main Street Butchery voucher at the 18th. Kevin Jewell won the encouragement award.

JUNIORS: Young Tait Peterson won Friday’s nine hole event with a net 21.5. Tait’s father Wayne was runner-up on a net 22 as well as collecting nearest the pin on the 18th. Six youngsters were involved in the MyGolf Program run by Naomi Cartwright and Jamie Baker. Juniors interested in learning golf can contact Naomi.

A contingent of Parkland Junior Golfers are part of the Goulburn Valley team that played junior pennant at Kew and Medway on Sunday. The team under the name of Goulburn Valley Peaches won their match at Kew 4/2 while the Pears team went down 4 1/2-1½ at Medway against the home team. Next week’s matches will be at Riverside Essendon and Northern.

PRESENTATION NIGHT TIME: The annual awards night will be held on Saturday evening starting at 6pm for a barbecue tea before the presentation of major events trophies.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: The club’s annual meeting is on Monday, November 20, at 7.30pm. Nomination forms for positions on the relevant committees are available at the clubhouse.

SOCIAL SCENE: The bingo jackpot is edging closer to a magical $1000. Tomorrow night will see the prize at $900 at 59 calls. The big Bucks bingo last week was $330.

Coming events: Saturday mens and ladies ambrose team of three. 12pm-12:30pm. Shotgun. Duty: P Smith. Bar: M Sullivan.

PRESENTATION NIGHT. 6pm. Tuesday: CUP DAY mens and ladies four ball best ball Stableford. 9.30am-10am. Shotgun. Duty: Committee. Wednesday (8th) Mens Stroke. 9.30am-10am. Duty: J McInnes. Bar: B Elliott. Kitchen: M Laurenson.


Tuesday was wind-up day for winter, with golf ladies playing a round of Pinehurst.

Winners Mary Trimby and Di Day 67-15.38 - 51.62.

Runners-up Faye Glover and Daphne Jewell 70-15.75 - 54.25.

3rd Denise Hee and Sally Powderham 70-15.38 - 54.62.

Ball competition

Kathy Bell and Betty Baker 56.62.

Heather Sleath and Pam Spokes 56.87.

Pauline Laidlaw and Helen Caldwell 57.25.

Nearest pin - Marg Tucker.


Once again a number of visitors joined us for this week’s Stableford event sponsored by rightline Motorcyle and Mower Services.

Very apt that was too, as the highlight of the day came from Judy Greer, who was very much on the rightline with her tee shot to the par three third hole which honed in on the cup without deviation giving Judy the thrill of her first hole-in-one.

It was a big day for Judy as, playing the back nine first, she had already secured the NTP voucher on the 15th and she also finished as runner-up in the ladies event on a countback to Helen Emery after they had each posted 40-points.

After a horror weekend at Murray Downs last week, Peter Noble hit back hard with 41-points to win A grade from Mick Gallivan who also posted 41-points but could not match Nobby’s back nine of 22-points on the countback.

Kevin Bauerle also had an excellent round finishing one shot back with 40-points and took home a ball in the ball comp.

In B grade Craig Larcombe followed up a solid round last week with 39-points which was enough to hold out John Heywood and Gavon Armstrong who both carded 38-points.

While Nobby, as the duty officer, made sure he came out on top in the A grade countback. He did no favours for the acting captain, with Johnny taking the countback for runner-up.

Both the highlight and lowlight for Larco came on the same hole, the par 5 eighth, where he almost missed his tee shot altogether and failed to make the ladies tee which he naturally blamed on an unlevel tee area then proceeded to retrieve the situation by making par which he figured exempted him from the usually mandatory penalty of a round of drinks.

Aside from KB other ball winners on the day were Bill Murray with 39, Gavon Armstrong (38), Julie Neale (38) and Anne Hawking also with 38.

Mick McAuliffe won the A grade NTP on the third while the B grade NTP ball remained with the club.

A reminder the traditional Melbourne Cup day 4BBB Stroke event will kick off with assembly at 9am for 9.30am tee off and the round will be followed by a chicken and champagne lunch.

Coming events: Saturday, November 4 (Assembly 11.30am).


Duty: A Hausler and G Armstrong.

Tuesday, November 7 (Assembly 9am).

4BBB Stroke.

Saturday, November 11 (barbecue 11am and assembly 11.30am).

Stableford/Rd 1 Summer Cup

Sponsor: Drummond Golf

Duty: B Thorsen and N Neale


A smaller field with two grades only saw some names in unfamiliar places.

Liz Haw with 39-points had the best score last week and was a clear winner in B grade. Anne Hawking followed up with 36-points. Helen Armstrong with 37-points found herself winning A grade, while Sharon Harrison was successful in the three-way countback against Jan McHale and Nancy Saunders, all on 36.

Jan McHale won the nearest the pin, just as she did the week before. Other presentation day results are as follows: Helen Emery 83-14-69 won the A grade scratch, as well as the least putts competition, Helen Armstrong 90-24-66 won the B grade scratch and Wanda Hacon 105-31-74 won the C grade scratch.

The Handicap winners were Anne Churches 75, on a countback from Jan McHale, Anne Hawking 68 and Liz Haw 68. Gill Thorsen and Wanda Hacon were the other nearest the pin winners.


Greg Hall has eased into his new role as captain nicely as he picked up a win after just a couple of weeks in the job.

With his snorkel, rubber duckie and floaties safely stowed and with golf clubs in hand instead, he showed the way in Merrigum’s stroke round on Saturday.

It was a Privilege Cup round with a place in the next "Tiger Cup" play-off at stake as well.

Also part of the day were Bruce Brown’s secret nine and Simon and Tash Doherty’s least putts so there was plenty to play for.

Greg was in great form and produced one of his best rounds, 86-20-66, to put a two shot buffer between himself and his nearest challenger.

He will now be able to enjoy refreshments at the expense of his fellow members for the next month, however that does not include take-away red wines for consumption in the spa at home.

Greg will also have one shot less to play with next time he takes to the Merrigum course, as will second placed Roger Gillon who had a solid round of 86-18-68.

Barry Webber was also part of the ball competition after a round of 105-36-69. Nearest the pins were won by a mysterious and largely unknown Russell Dunn on the ninth and Clint Prygoda on the jackpot twelfth.

Roger Gillon had a great day out as he also won Simon and Tash’s least putts with 24 and "Brownie’s" secret nine with 21-points.

Andrew Wood won last Thursday’s twilight competition with a score of 40-5-35. Woody is always near the top of the twilight leaderboard so this will be a handy boost to this seasons chances.

Craig Doherty was the runner-up with 47-11-36, while brother Simon was the ball competition winner with 38 nett on a countback from Phil Savage and Barry Webber.

The jackpot on the ninth went off for the first time this season and Simon will be wishing he had kept his mouth shut about sharing the spoils after winning but then having to split the handy amount of cash four ways. Woody won least putts with fifteen on a countback from Simon and the two point cut was 39.

This Saturday’s event is stroke. Next Tuesday on Melbourne Cup day there is a men’s and ladies 4BBB stableford event with hit-off at the usual Saturday time.


More than 100 veteran golfers braved the weather forecast on Monday, October 30 at Hill Top Golf & Country Club Tatura to contest the second round of the district championships. We started in excellent conditions but a shower soon passed through delivering a little hail, with the rain persisting for a couple of holes. Then calm conditions with only a brief sprinkle towards the end of the round.

Winner in A grade was Ian Clark, Numurkah, 70 net, on countback from runner-up John Keller of Hill Top. Winner in B grade was Freddo McMahon, Hill Top, 67 from Syd Roughsedge, Numurkah, 69. Winner in C grade was Bill Chilcott, 73 and runner-up was Roden Brady of Numurkah, 75.

Nearest the pin was contested on the short 9th green with John Kellow taking the honours in A grade; Gary Bow, Nagambie, B grade and Roden Brady C grade.

Golf ball winners: Jack Hepworth, Vincent Chan, Philip Jarvis, John Fanning, John McHale, Glenn Evans, Trevor Allen, Tony Ciavarella, Gary Bow, Jeff Baker, Gordon Inglis, Darryl Sheridan, Frank Hill, Lindsay Simms, Maurice Webb, Tom Martin, Ray Gourlay, Bruce Whebell, Roy Parrott, Joe Labas.

There was a brief committee meeting following presentations where the member cost of the Christmas event in December at Mooroopna was confirmed at $25. Our proposal to stage the 2018 Country Championship at Shepparton on May 7-8 has been forwarded to the State Executive for endorsement.

The next event will be the third round of the District Championship at Numurkah on November 20 with the GMCU our championship sponsor.

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