On Thursday we hosted the Shirley Deane 4BBB stableford tournament.
The tournament was contested by 32 pairs with eventual winner Jenny Jeong and Tina Gribben from Nagambie finishing up on an excellent total of 51 points.
Runners-up were Wendy Gosden and Darlene Baker from the Romsey Golf Club while the third prize was won by Dot Britt and Gwen Prince (Kialla).
The nearest-the-pin winners were Ann Pegg (Shepparton) on the third, Gosden on the eighth, Jeong on the 13th and Gay Henderson (Finley) on the 16th.
Last Wednesday saw eight players for a nine-hole stableford round.
The winner, with a score of 19-points, was Jo Goodacre.
The balls went to Goodacre and Irene Keogh.
There was no nearest-the-pin winner.
Goodacre is now on holidays so others will have a good chance of a win as she has enjoyed a purple patch of late.
Today will be a stableford round, and next Wednesday will be a stroke round for the Monthly Medal, the fourth round of the par three, social club, Silver Spoon and we will have to count putts making it a very busy day.
The chicken run on Thursday was won by Des Phelan with 20 points on a count-back from David Hill.
There was a field of 16 players and there was no nearest-the-pin winner.
Next week will be a par round on the back nine.
Numbers were a bit down for this week’s golf but there were some great scores recorded.
In the men’s, club president Tim collected the third Monthly Medal with a fine round of 90-20 (70).
Jared Smith had the best scratch score of 88 giving him a nett score of 73 (alongside Graeme Toy).
The birdie ball and nearest-the-pin balls once again remained unclaimed.
Lyn Carracher had a ripper round shooting 80 off the stick for a nett score of 70.
Carracher took out the Monthly Medal as well as the Iris Sidebottom trophy.
Jan McKay also had her best round for a while with 90 off the stick, giving her a nett total of 73.
As with the men, the nearest-the-pin ball was unclaimed.
Congratulations to Carracher and Lauris Truscott for their wins at Euroa last week.
Carracher won the A-grade handicap and Truscott won the B-grade scratch.
Both players, along with Irene Davey from Seymour, won the small teams event.
Last Tuesday was a par round and the winner was Dave Fullager with a -1, a pretty handy score on our course.
Runner-up was Anne Burns on a count-back over Toy.
Both players scored -3.
No-one claimed the nearest-the-pin on the fifth.
This Saturday will be a stableford round as will the following Tuesday.
On Wednesday the women played a stableford round and Liz Gee (22) was the best in with a score of 35 points.
The extra competition was the second shot on the fourth and Irene Davey claimed that prize.
The ball pool went to Gee, Ricky Rickman and Shirley Wright with 32 points.
The men’s winner was Brett Waters (25) who had a terrific score of 41 points.
The nearest-the-pins went to Dave Pearce on the fourth, Phil Jarvis on the sixth, Kevin Mulvaney on the 12th and Greg Pell on the 17th.
A score of 35 points was needed for a ball.
In the mixed nine-hole, Dawn Leece had 14 points to win with Melva Gardner the runner-up.
The social six holes on Friday night was a par competition over holes one to six, and Ian Stuart (18) had a good score of +1 to win.
On Saturday we held the final round of the Parker Plate for men and women.
The men’s competition had to be decided on a three-way count-back.
The team of Mark Fountain and John Callaghan came out on top with an aggregate score of +13 over the two weeks of competition.
Graham Welsh and Dale Mountjoy were runners-up followed by Pearce and Pell.
The women’s results were much more straightforward.
No-one could catch the team of Dale Stuart and Di Stammers who didn’t stumble from their top round last week.
Their total score to win the Parker Plate was +14.
In the daily results for the men, the best score went to Fountain and Callaghan with a fantastic +9.
The runners-up were Welsh and Mountjoy who scored a pretty good +7 for the day.
The nearest-the-pin on the sixth went to Welsh, the 12th was won by Peter Nelson, the closest on the 17th was Jock Mundy and the fourth stayed with the club.
The drive and pitch on the eighth was Ian Richardson. No-one claimed the 15th.
In the women’s daily results, Tina Fountain and Paula Britton had a great score of +6 to win but only after a count-back from the team of Davey and Di Lemon with the same score.
The nearest-the-pin on the 17th was Britton.
This Friday the social six holes is over holes 10 to 15 and will be a stableford.
On Saturday it is the Geoff Head memorial Monthly Medal for the men and the women.
The field for both the men and the women will be sent out from 11.30am in a mixed format and the day will end with fish and chips for those who wish to stay for supper.
The cost of the fish and chips will be $10 per head and you will need to put your name on the list in the clubhouse as soon as possible if you wish to stay for the supper (at the latest before you go out to play golf).