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A winter wonderland on the golf course

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June 08, 2017

Nagambie

Last Wednesday saw only nine players brave the cold morning for the second round of the championships.

The winner was Sally Bazeley with nett 77 on a count-back from Helen Gilbert.

Bazeley also won the nine-hole competition with nett 37 on the back nine.

The 18 and nine-hole balls were won by Bazeley and Gilbert (and there were others playing).

Nearest-the-pin winner on the third was Bazeley, with Gilbert winning the 16th.

Today will be a stroke round, the third round of club championships, silver spoon, par threes and the Monthly Medal.

Next Wednesday will be the final round of the club championships and counting putts.

The chicken run on Thursday was won by Ramesh Mallasamy with a +3 from a field of 34 players.

Nearest-the-pin on the 13th was Wally Grinpukel.

Next week will be a stroke round on the front nine.

Unisex golf on Saturday was won by Gary Bow with 17 points.

There was no nearest-the-pin winner.

Winter has well and truly arrived at Nagambie Golf Club.

A white winter wonderland confronted golfers competing for the June Monthly Medal.

Thick frost and fog blanketed the course until midway through the round with the course providing little to no run — it was a case of flying the ball to the green.

This benefited the longer hitters with Jeremy Ezard taking the day’s spoils.

Ezard fired 73-3 (70), a one over par, which was a great effort to take the win ahead of Bill Leviston on 88-17 (71).

The next best score went to a player who hits it big, but as a general rule has no idea where it will go, Shaun Bryant with 84-12 (73).

Only two of four nearest-the-pins were awarded with Trevor Price taking the 13th and Bob Norris the 16th.

Next week’s golf will be a par event with G. Whiteman on office duty and J. Mills in the bar.

Avenel

Another glorious Saturday and once again, good fields for the men’s and women’s competitions.

Stroke was the game this week and Bern Stevens had a ripping round of 84 off the stick to win the men’s competition with 67 nett, which was 10 shots clear of his nearest rivals.

Runner-up was Dale Smith on a count-back ahead of Matt Eddy.

Both players returned 77 nett.

Nearest-the-pin went unclaimed, but the birdie ball finally went off with Stevens managing a nice birdie on the seventh hole.

Lyn Carracher was the women’s winner with 84 off the stick for nett 74.

Jan McKay was a few shots back on 76 nett.

Carracher and McKay were ball winners and McKay also won the nearest-the-pin, second shot on the eighth.

Tuesday’s golf was rained out.

The women’s pennant team defeated Trentham 3-2 last week to advance to the finals.

The finals were played on Monday at Lancefield.

Hopefully next week’s notes will be about the victory.

Whatever the result, the club is proud of the women for making the final in the first place.

A few reminders: if you have not paid your membership yet please do so as soon as possible, or contact David Grecian to discuss options.

Secondly, the Mabel Vearing Silver Salver is on June 15.

The course is in excellent condition but there is still a bit of tidying up to do. If you are able to help out in this regard it would be appreciated.

As always the women will be catering for the event. If unsure what is required, speak to Marlene or Joyce.

Tournament secretary Lyn Carracher will be accepting entries until the evening of June 13.

Finally, the monthly committee meeting will be held at the club house next Wednesday, starting at 7.30pm.

A stableford round is on Saturday and on Tuesday.

Seymour

The last round of the women’s pennant on Monday saw the division two team have a great 3-2 win against Woodend at Trentham.

The division one team travelled to Kilmore and drew with Alexandra which left Seymour out of the final by only a point.

With the division two team also not making the finals, that was the end of the journey for both teams.

Both teams still had a good season.

There were many tight matches in what was a pretty even field in all divisions. Congratulations to all players who participated in the pennant season.

Thanks for representing the club yet again with sportsmanship and good humour.

In the Wednesday stableford round the women’s A-grade winner was Dale Stuart (9) with 35 points.

Pam Jarvis (23) had the best score in B-grade with 34 points.

The extra competition was the best nine in score, which was won by Lynne Munari.

Munari won on 18 points in a three-way count-back from Sue McCall and Stuart. The ball pool went to Stuart, Jarvis, McCall and Irene Davey with 31 points.

In the men’s Wednesday competition, Bill Brock (14) was in good form, winning the day with 39 points.

Nearest-the-pins went to Gary Wright on the sixth, Dave Pearce on the 12th and Phil Jarvis on the 17th.

The fourth stayed with the club.

A score of 32 points on a count-back was needed for a ball.

The Friday night social six holes was a stroke round played on holes one to six.

John Porter (16) was the winner with a net score of 20 1-3.

The next best score went to John Callaghan with net 21 1-3.

On Saturday, the men competed for the Monthly Medal.

Winning the medal and C-grade with the score of the day was Graham Welsh, 91-22 (69).

The A-grade winner was Peter Nelson who scored 78-7 (71).

Graham Kiper took the B-grade honours with 86-14 (72).

The best scratch score for the day was Ian Richardson with 77.

The fourth hole was held by the club again, however the other nearest-the-pins went to Nelson on the sixth, Wright on the 12th and Gerard Hard on the 17th.

The drive and pitch on the eighth was won by Stuart and the 15th went to Paul Niebling.

A net score of 73 was required for a ball.

In the women’s results, Di Lemon (25) was way out on her own with a fantastic score of 41 points to win the B-grade.

The A-grade winner was decided on a four-way count-back.

Pat Ferris (21) took that prize with 33 points on count-back from Jane Fletcher, Stuart and Sharon Cresswell.

The extra competition was the second shot on the 12th and that went to Shirley Wright.

The ball pool went to Lemon, Cindy Burnett, Ferris and Cresswell on a count-back.

This week’s Friday social six holes is par on holes 10 to 15.

Saturday is a par round for the men and the women will play stableford and the fourth round of the silver spoon.

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