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Icy temperatures take toll on player numbers

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July 08, 2017

Cold conditions accounted for the low numbers on Saturday.

Nagambie

Wednesday saw only seven players for a stableford round.

The winner, with a score of 36 points, was Sue Verge.

The nine-hole competition was won by Jane Bow with 21 points.

The 18-hole balls went to Verge and Ronda Richards and the nine-hole balls went to Bow and Richards on a count back from Verge.

Nearest-the-pin on the eighth was Annette Mills. There was no nearest-the-pin winner on the 13th.

Today 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 busy day.

Next Wednesday will be a par round.

The chicken run on Thursday was won by Alby Seenan with a +4.

Shane McCormick won nearest-the-pin on the 13th.

Tomorrow will be a stroke round on the front nine.

On Saturday there were eight players in the unisex competition on the front nine.

This was won by Gary Bow 41 (7.5) 33.5 nett. There was no nearest-the-pin.

Sadly last week former member Sue Dunstone passed away. We pass on our condolences to Max and family.

The mercury was well below freezing for the July monthly medal on Sunday.

The day’s winner, collecting his third monthly medal of the season, was Trevor Price.

Price shot 87-16 (71) to win in a count back from fellow strong man, the fantastic Phil Hageman.

Hageman also posted 87-16 (71).

Next best was Darrel Baldwin who’s continually finished in the top ranking places with some consistent golf throughout the season.

The nearest-the-pin prizes went to Glen Evans on the third and eighth, Trevor Redfern on the 13th and Jeremy Ezard on the 16th.

The regular competition next week will be moved to Saturday with a 9am to 9.30am tee off.

This is to make way for the Goulburn Valley pennant being hosted by Nagambie Golf Club on Sunday.

Avenel

Cold conditions accounted for the low numbers on Saturday.

As a result there was a unisex stableford competition won by David Fullager on 34.

Hot on his heels was Lauris Truscott on 33.

Both players were ball winners but no-one claimed the nearest-the-pin ball on the 14th.

Last Tuesday Maureen King had a terrific round of 35 points to collect the winner’s prize.

King and Marlene Hull, by count back over Dee Wright, were both ball winners.

Fullager won the nearest-the-pin.

This Saturday will be a stroke round and the third round of the silver spoon for the ladies.

Members have been advised that we will be hosting the Veterans Tournament on July 13 so some assistance will be required with catering.

In the meantime, good golfing to everyone.

Seymour

Last week’s game was stableford and the women’s winner was Sue McCall (15) on 35 points.

The extra competition was the second shot on the 12th hole and that was won by Dale Stuart.

The ball pool went to McCall and Stuart with 34 points.

In the men’s competition Paul Niebling (13) was the winner with 38 points on a count back from Bill Brock.

Nearest-the-pins were only claimed on the 12th and 17th holes by Brock and Phil Jarvis respectively.

A score of 33 points was needed to get a ball.

The Friday night social six holes were played over holes 10-15.

Cooper Lubeck (16) scored 13 points to take the honours for the evening.

All the players were out in the afternoon on Saturday for the monthly medal and a combined golf day for the men and women.

It was probably just as well as the cold and the frost would have made golfing very difficult in the early morning, it was chilly enough at 11.30am.

The men and women going out in mixed groups did produce some interesting results in the scores but everyone enjoyed the day.

With most also staying for the presentations and fish-and-chip supper it was a great atmosphere to celebrate with the winners, talk about the highs and laugh about the lows of the day.

The men’s winner was Vinnie Hall who won B-grade and the Geoff Head Memorial July medal with a nice score of 89-20 (69).

The medal win was on a count back from Peter Nelson who had the best scratch score of the day but had to settle for only the A-grade win with his score of 76-7 (69).

The nearest-the-pins for the men went to Brock on the sixth which was just short of an ace.

The other three nearest-the-pins on the fourth, 12th and 17th were won by Mark Fountain who set the targets early.

No one in the field following could knock him off.

The drive and pitch on the eighth went to Di Byrne and the 15th went to Fountain.

A score of net 73 was required for a ball in the men’s competition.

The best score of the day overall however, went to Byrne who won the July medal for the women with a terrific score of 84-17 (67).

She credited this great score to accurate putting and thoroughly impressed her playing partners for the day.

They’ll probably be lining up for lessons next week.

The nearest-the-pin on the 17th went to Liz Gee and the ball pool went to Byrne, Irene Davey and Stuart with net 71.

The Friday night social six holes this week will be over holes one to six and the game is stableford.

On Saturday it is the second round of the winter cup for both the men and the women which is a stableford round.

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