We were fortunate to have the rain fall in between golf competitions this week, so the course was happy and so were the golfers.
The Wednesday women’s results saw Shirley Wright (13) come in with the top score of 34 points to win the day.
The extra competition was the second shot on the sixth, which was won by Liz Gee.
The ball pool went to Wright, Di Byrne and Ricky Rickman with 32 points.
In the men’s Wednesday competition, John Hedley (16) had a great day scoring 41 points to win.
The runner-up was Steve Ditullio (15), who also had a good score of 40 points.
The nearest the pins went to Greg Pell on the fourth, Bill Brock won the sixth and the 17th, while the 12th went to Vinnie Hall.
A score of 34 points was required for a ball.
The mixed nine holes had a good attendance this week and Dawn Leece (38) was the best score in with a steady 18 points to win.
The runner-up was Stubby Byrne with 17 points. Phil Block and Melva Gardner also received a ball each.
On Friday afternoon, the social six holes were over 10-15.
Matt Collard (21) and Rob Oldman (17) shared the prize when both scored square.
Saturday was a windy day which we had so far avoided this winter.
Adding those conditions to a softer course from the rain during the week made scoring a difficult achievement for most.
Paul Niebling (13) didn’t seem to have much trouble, though, as he had a good score of +3 to win A-grade.
The B-grade winner was Gary Neville (19) with a score of -1.
The nearest the pin on the fourth was Peter Nelson, the closest on the 12th was Collard and the 17th went to Neville. The sixth was not claimed.
The drive and pitch on the eighth hole was won by Mick Prorok and the 15th by Dan O’Sullivan.
To get a ball in the pool a score of -2 was needed.
The eagles nest was also raided on the weekend with Nelson scoring an eagle on the 18th hole.
The women played a stroke round on Saturday and the best score went to Sue McCall with 91-15=76.
The nearest the pin on the 17th hole went to Jane Fletcher, while the ball pool went to McCall, Fletcher and Dale Stuart with nett 79 on a countback.
The Friday social six holes this week will be holes one to six and it is a stroke competition.
On Saturday it is the August monthly medal for the men, while the women will be playing a par round.
Apologies for the lack of notes for the past fortnight, there was a gremlin in the works.
Anyway, it was a cold and windy day at Avenel last Saturday, but that didn’t deter the keen golfers.
Eight men contested a stableford round and despite losing a stroke off his handicap last week, Matt Eddy stood tall (no pun intended) and collected the winner’s voucher with 36 points, three points ahead of Dale Smith with 33 points.
Both players were ball winners along with Dave Fullager, who won nearest the pin on the 18th.
The 14th was the birdie hole and there were a few pars on it, but the ball remained with the club.
Only a small field of women contested the fourth Silver Spoon and Anne Burns won with 28 points.
Burns and Joan Shelton were ball winners and Robin Lied won nearest the pin on the fifth.
Last Tuesday was a stableford round and Alex Smith was the winner with 33 points.
He and Fullager were ball winners but the nearest the pin ball was unclaimed.
This weekend is the annual tournament.
The Pioneer Park 4BBB par event for men and women is on Saturday, starting at 11.30am.
The men’s open 18-hole championship is on Sunday and also starts at 11.30am with a sausage sizzle lunch provided before hit-off.
A reminder that we have trophies of more than $750, so get your entries to Lance or Lyn Carracher on 57985268.
Members are reminded to bring something to share for afternoon tea for both Saturday and Sunday please.
Last Wednesday saw 13 players for a stroke round, final of the Silver Spoon and GV Broach.
The winner of the Silver Spoon was Irene Keogh and she will represent Nagambie at Eastern Golf Club on November 13.
The winner of the GV Broach was Jenny Jeong and she will be playing at Tocumwal on August 4.
The A-grade winner was Jenny Jeong with a nett 77, and B and C-grades were won by Keogh, with a nett 79 on a countback from Ronda Richards, and Annette Mills.
The nine-hole competition was won by Keogh with a nett 36.5.
The 18-hole balls went to Jeong, Andrea Richards and Keogh on a countback from Ronda Richards and Mills.
The nine-hole balls went to Keogh, Jo Goodacre and Jane Bow.
Nearest the pin on the 13th was Annette Mills and no one found the eighth.
Today will be a stableford round for the monthly medal and next Wednesday will be the first round of the Vi Nolan 4BBB par, please arrange our own partner.
The chicken run on Thursday was won by Bob Norris with 39 (6) 33 nett from a field of 23.
There was no winner for nearest the pin.
Tomorrow will be a stableford round on the back nine.
The fourth round of the social club trophy was played at Nagambie on Sunday in some very pleasant winter weather, with a mild breeze all the players had to contend with.
This was then translated into the day’s winning score being a good one with Dean Brown knocking out 41 stableford points.
Brown was three clear of runner-up and try hard Phil Neville on 38 points, and the next best were Jeremy Ezard on 37 and Trevor Price with 36.
The nearest the pins went to Jeff Mills, winning his first ball of the year on the eighth, Ezard hitting the 13th and Brown claiming the 16th.
Next week’s golf will be a stroke monthly medal with S. McCormick on office duty and T. Baldwin in the bar.