MONDAY night’s annual meeting at Parkland didn’t see too many surprises as the current top order remained the same.
Vin Sleeth was elected as president for another term while Peter Fraser will continue on as secretary. Malcolm Baker once again will be treasurer while Geoff Coad is also back as captain.
Saturday’s stroke round belonged to 15-year-old Jarred Baker who blitzed the field with a four over 58 to win the men’s A Grade.
Jarred, who is a current Goulburn Valley Junior pennant squad member playing in the Melbourne summer pennant series along with other Parkland juniors, has relished the chance of playing on the state’s top courses.
Apart from his round, Jarred also won the Monthly Medal as well as the Privilege Cup with a net 48. Runner-up was Scott McLennan with 63-10-53 after a countback from David Kuiper.
B Grade was won by Mark Percy with 70-15-55 after a countback from Max Jenkins. Les Jones won C Grade with 71-18-53.
Runner-up was Glen Smith on 74-20-54. Mary Elliott provided the round of the day for the women to claim A Grade as well as the Magic Goblet.
Mary carded 70-17-53. Runnerup was Denise Hee with 69-15-54 after a countback from Bev McLay. Barbara Duke won B Grade with 80-26-54. Runner-up was Lynne McLean with 80-23-57 after a countback from Noalene Key who featured in the ball rundown with Bev McLay,
Faye Glover, Chris Oman, David Kuiper, Don McKenzie, Brendan Clements, Barney McDonald, Graeme Gordon and Harry Wayland.
Nearest the pins went to Mary Trimby 9th and 14th while Scott McLennan was nearest on the 5th. Don McKenzie was nearest on the 18th. The encouragement award went to Lyn Fraser and Len Flint. The event was supported by Drummond Golf.
Qualifiers for the Ron Stagg Memorial Matchplay Knockout are on the notice board in the clubhouse.
Golfers are also reminded of the Summer Four ball pennant series coming up after the New Year. Player names can be entered on the team sheet in the Clubhouse.
Mick Laurenson was the winner of the men’s A Grade with 39 stableford points on Wednesday.
Runner-up was Vin Sleeth on the same score while third went to Tom McConchie with 37 points.
John Bauerle won B Grade with 37 points with Barry Williams runner-up on the same score. Neville Thompson was third with 35 points.
Mick Butler fired 40 points in a lone hand to take C Grade, Bruce Walkeden was runner-up with 38 points while Norm Tucker was third with 36 points after a countback from Howard Teasdale and Vaughan Moss who featured in the ball rundown with David Kuiper, Roger Gillon, Wayne Ferguson, Sam Attardi, Don McKenzie, John Thompson and Mal Baker.
Nearest the pins went to Wayne Ferguson 1st, David Kuiper for the Ky Pizza and Pasta voucher on the 9th.
Wayne Ferguson was nearest on the 1st and the Clive Coventry 15th.Trevor Price was nearest the pin on the 18th for the Main Street Butchery voucher.
Kevin Jewell won the encouragement award.
Friday golf: There will be no golf this Friday evening for the regulars owing to a function being held.
Winner of last week’s event saw Wayne Peterson take the spoils with a net 22 while runner-up was Bruce Walkeden on a net 22.5. Nearest the pin went to Austin Baker.
Congratulations to Cooper Gentle and two other representatives from the Goulburn Valley for being chosen by Sanctuary Lakes Golf Club at Point Cook to further their golfing ambitions.
Saturday: Mens and Ladies Four Ball Best Ball Stableford, noon-12:30 p.m. Shotgun.
Tuesday: Ladies Stableford. 8:30am-9am. Shotgun. Duty: M.Flint, T.Wootton-Jones: C.Coleman: S.Scapin.
Wednesday, November 29: Mens Stableford 9:30am-10am. Christmas Luncheon. Duty: D.Cox. Bar: Committee.
Summer Golf started on Tuesday with an earlier start, 8.30-9.00 am for a Stroke/Medal round with a great score from A grade winner Kathy Bell. 67-13-54 with Mary Elliott runner-up 72-17-55. B grade winner Lyn Fraser 79-22-57.
Runner-up was Daphne Jewell with 83-24-59. C grade winner was Noelene Key 82-28-54.
Ball winners: Barb Duke 56, Heather Gustone 57, Mary Trimby 57, Denise Hee 57, Sue Reid 57.
Nearest the pin: Helen Ward 17
Best Scratch Score: Kathy Bell 67
Ky Pizza &Pasta award: Kathy Bell
Monthly Medal: Kathy Bell
THURSDAY’S welcome rain did nothing to dampen the scoring capacity of our golfers with all of Saturday’s winners scoring 40 or more points.
In A Grade Paul Kuiper posted the day’s equal best score of 41 points to claim a one shot win from a rejuvenated David Collins with 40 points.
While Paul is regularly among the trophy and ball winners this was David’s first podium finish for quite some time.
In B Grade a slam dunked birdie from 120 metres on the 18th hole wasn’t enough to get John Burrows across the line and he rued a two shot penalty on the 16th for playing the wrong ball as he lost a count back to Geoff Squizzy Squires with 40 points.
Coincidentally Squizzy also pitched in on the 18th (albeit for par) to give him one of four three pointers on the back nine that were ultimately crucial in the count back.
Playing off a handicap of 14 Helen Emery blitzed the ladies field with 41 points and claimed a nine shot win from runner up Bev Lyon with 32 points.
Ball winners on the day were Lawrie Casey with 37 points (yet again), Alan Hausler (36), Bill Stone (36), and the threesome of Doug Kajewski, Kevin Bauerle and Peter Nelson all with 35 points.
Paul Kuiper (A Grade) and Alan Hausler (B) picked up the NTP balls on the 3rd while Steve Usher took the voucher on the 15th on his way to a birdie on a day where his putter was otherwise less than helpfull.
The ladies’ encouragement award went to last week’s winner in Dot Bennett while the handicapper finally had an impact on Mick Gallivan who picked up the men’s NAGA.
Saturday: Assembly 11.30am. PAR. Duty: A Hausler and P Downe.
Tuesday: Stableford: Assembly at 11.30am
The good scores continue with Liz Haw again stepping into the winner’s circle with 106-39-67, while Jan McHale won A Grade with 90 -21-69. Jan also took home the putting prize, with just 29 putts.
Janice Johnstone was on her way to a fine score with 31 in the Nine Holes Out competition, and Robyn Norton featured in the Nine Holes In with 33. Robyn also won the Nearest the Pin.
Our Pennant team was delighted to have a 3-and-a-half /1-and-a-half victory over the previously undefeated Hill Top, but several stars need to align before a victory overall is possible.
EVERYBODY’S favourite game of golf — par — was Merrigum’s event on Saturday.
The day started promisingly enough weatherwise, however the skies soon began to blacken. Fortunately there was only a little light drizzle that dampened things for a short time, but more about this later.
Craig Doherty has no fear of par and had one of his best ever rounds to win the day with +3.
Craig can hit the ball a long way and as he becomes more consistent he will be waving goodbye to a handicap in the 20s. He has been steadily reducing his handicap and will find he has a shot less to play with next time he plays at Merrigum.
Ash ‘‘The Stork’’ Sanders and Bruce Brown were the ball competition after finishing one hole back on +2. Ash had a fantastic back nine thanks in part to his new chipping technique.
While it probably won’t catch on among the tour golfers, it served him well after the first hole. The only worry is, if its success deserts him, where to then? Can he hover while playing his shot?
Bruce Brown was solid as usual. He is not the reigning golfer of the year for no reason. Nearest the pins were won by James who? — oh, James Campbell on the sixth, Russell Dunn on the ninth and John Fuller on the jackpot twelfth.
It seems that with the onset of warmer weather our serial sissy has emerged from hibernation. First was the warm day he avoided golf under the guise of being the family man and taking his daughter Christmas shopping.
Then there was the disgraceful episode when he abandoned his partner and the cart he was driving while his partner was being attacked by a snake.
Mind you, if sis and the now captain had taken as many pot-shots at the reptile as they have at the scribe in the past couple of weeks they could have disposed of it quite comfortably.
Now our serial sissy was spotted cowering in the chook shed in the face of a bit of light drizzle. He would probably rather have us believe he was putting the stubby holder he stole off his wife, because he can’t win one of his own, to good use. Toughen up a bit Sime.
Last Thursday’s twilight competition was won by Tash Doherty with a score of 46-7-39, half a shot ahead of Craig Doherty who scored 50-10.5-39.5.
Tash has had a great twilight competition so far and looks to be the one to beat at the moment. Keith Hogeboom won least putts with 14 and Andrew Wood took the jackpot on the ninth.
There comes a time when you may as well go with the flow when it comes to the jackpot.
Buying a round of drinks for three playing partners can leave you in debt, particularly when one drinks spirits. The two point cut was 40.5.
This Saturday’s event is stroke for the Privilege Cup, least putts sponsored by Sis and Tash Doherty and Bruce Brown’s secret nine.