Last Wednesday saw 13 players gather for the fourth and final round of the club championships.
The winner of the A-grade daily competition was Jenny Jeong with a nett 72.
The winner of B-grade and C-grade was Jo Goodacre with a nett 73.
The nine-hole competition was won by Jeong with a nett 33.5.
The 18-hole balls were won by Jeong, Goodacre and Helen Gilbert.
The nine-hole balls were won by Jeong, Gilbert and Deirdre Kleinig.
The nearest-the-pin winner on the third was Sally Bazeley and on the 16th it was Irene Keogh.
Bazeley is the 2017 club champion with her best three rounds totalling 278.
The A-grade champion is Jeong with nett 226, B-grade went to Keogh with nett 231 and C-grade champion is Goodacre with nett 217.
A hearty congratulations to each of the winners.
Today will be a nine-hole stableford round followed by the setting up of the clubhouse for the Shirley Dean 4BBB stableford tournament, being held tomorrow.
The chicken run on Thursday was won by Des Phelan with 20 points nett from a field of 17 players.
There was no nearest-the-pin winner.
Next week will be a par round on the front nine, hitting off after 2pm.
The second round of the social club trophy took place on Sunday.
Stableford was the day’s event with Jared Smith claiming the honours on 37 points.
Smith’s determination shone through on a wintry day where points were hard to come by.
He was helped along by some crisp irons similar to the daytime temperature.
Runner-up went to Peter Lawrence with a solid 36 points, two clear of next best John Richards on 34.
The nearest-the-pins went to Jeremy Ezard on the short 13th and Bill Leviston on the 16th.
Next week will be a stableford event with B. Cassar on office duty and J. Mills behind the bar.
It’s been a busy week at Avenel.
Our members are to be congratulated on their collective efforts, not only in making sure our course was in tip-top condition for the Mabel Vearing Silver Salver, but also providing magnificent food for two consecutive days of catering.
We may be small in number but you couldn’t find a more generous bunch of people.
We had a great field for the Mabel Vearing Silver Salver last Thursday with players coming from Alexandra, Euroa, Gisborne, Hill Top, Kilmore, Mansfield, Marysville, Romsey, Seymour, Yarrawonga, Yea and of course Avenel.
It was a close contest with Seymour’s number one team of Pam Jarvis, Ricky Rickman and Sue McCall (100 points) winning by one point over Yarrawonga’s Julie Trask, Pat Cook and Ruth Andrews.
Trask won the A-grade with a terrific score of 40 points.
The B-grade was decided by a countback with our own Anne Burns prevailing over Yea’s Adrianne Anglin, with both players scoring 35.
The C-grade was won by Lorraine Robb from Romsey on 34 points.
The small teams event was won by the Yarrawonga team.
The veterans trophy went to Burns.
Nearest-the-pins went to Maureen King (Avenel) on the fifth, Shirley Wright (Seymour) on the eighth and Dale Stuart (Seymour) on the 18th.
It was a wonderful day and special thanks goes to everyone who helped to put it together.
We played stableford last Saturday and Bern Stevens collected yet another voucher with 37 points.
The runner-up was decided by a countback as three players scored 36 points.
Tim Batten won the countback over Matt Eddy and Dale Smith.
All three players received a ball in the ball comp, along with Stevens.
The nearest-the-pin and birdie balls were unclaimed.
In the women’s event, Lyn Carracher claimed the voucher with 35 points.
Carracher and Marlene Hull were both ball winners and Burns won the nearest-the-pin with her second shot on the eighth.
Jeff Moran scooped the pool last Thursday winning the competition with 29 points.
Moran also won the nearest-the-pin on the 18th and another ball in the ball competition.
Graeme Toy also collected a ball in the ball comp.
This Saturday we will be playing a stroke round for the third Monthly Medal.
The following Tuesday will be stableford.
The women played stableford on Wednesday and Pat Ferris (22) found some form to win the day with 34 points.
The extra competition of the best even holes was won by Pam Jarvis with 19 points.
The ball pool went to Ferris, Shirley Wright, Liz Gee and Sue McCall.
In the men’s competition, John Hedley (17) had a great day out winning with an outstanding 44 points.
The nearest-the-pins went to Mark Fountain on the fourth, Greg Pell on the sixth, Bill Brock on the 12th and Paul Niebling on the 17th.
To get a ball in the pool a score of 37 points was needed.
On Thursday some of the women went to Avenel for its salver competition and were successful for the fifth time this year in winning a bowl.
This time it was the team of McCall, Rickman and Jarvis who totalled 100 points to win by only one from the next best team.
The Friday night social six holes was stroke over holes 10-15.
The best score in went to Gary Neville who won with nett 22 while the runner-up was Gary Wright with 24.
Saturday was the first round of the Parker Plate which is a four-ball better-ball par event held over two weeks for the men and the women.
In the men’s results the winners were the pair of Dave Enrico and Warren Austin who combined beautifully to score +10.
The runners-up were Pell and Dave Pearce with +8.
Third place went to Wright and John Ryan with +7.
With quite a few men’s pairs scoring +6 it is still open for quite a few pairs to take out the Parker Plate for the men.
The nearest-the-pin on the fourth went to Pearce, the sixth was won by Pell, the 12th went to John Porter and Mark Fountain was the closest on the 17th.
The drive and pitch on the eighth was won by Ian Stuart and the 15th went to Peter Nelson.
Of the women the stand-out pair was Dale Stuart and Di Stammers who had a great day out to win with +9.
They also had the best nine-out score of +6 to take out the extra competition.
The next best pair for the day was Dilva Grattan and Wright with +4.
This week the Friday social six holes will be par over holes one to six.
On Saturday it is the final round of the Parker Plate for the men and the women.
If you didn’t play the first week you can still compete for the daily win.
Grab a partner, come out and enjoy the course — it’s in better shape than ever.