On Wednesday, December 13 we had five players for a nine-hole stableford round — the forecast scared many away.
The winner with 20 points was Sue Verge.
Nearest-the-pin on the 13th was Jo Goodacre.
Wednesday, December 20 will be foursomes or a comp to be decided on the day followed by our Christmas lunch.
Our first competition in the New Year will be a Stableford round with the Monthly Medal on January 10.
The chicken run on Thursday, December 14 was won by Lindsay Hall with 39 gross (7) 32 nett from a field of 25 players and nearest-the-pin on the eighth was Shane McCormick.
Thursday, December 21 will be a stableford round on the back nine.
Wishing all a Merry Christmas and good golfing in 2018.
It is not usual, even though it is summer, to be mentioning hot weather affecting golf numbers this early in the season but it happened again this week.
Numbers were low for the Wednesday competitions but there are always a few willing to take on the conditions.
Pam Jarvis (23) made a clean sweep of the women’s competition, winning with 35 points.
The extra competition of the best even holes also went to Pam Jarvis with 19 points and she also took the only ball on offer in the ball pool.
Matt Bibby (16) flourished in the heat scoring a massive 44 points to win the men’s competition.
Nearest-the-pins were only claimed on two holes and those were Phil Jarvis on the sixth and John Mundy on the 17th.
A score of 37 points was needed for a ball.
The mixed nine holes was not so mixed with a field of only women and Dawn Leece (31) had the best score with 13 points to win.
The Friday evening social nine holes is proving to be a nice way to end the week with some good numbers turning up.
The holes played were 1-9 and Greg Pell (5) and Bill Brock (12) were the tied winners this week with solid scores of +3.
Saturday was a par round and the breeze throughout the day helped to keep golfers cooler but did not stop good scores.
Luckily the two golfers who had the top score of the day of a fantastic plus eight were in separate grades and could both get a prize.
Mick O’Donnell (11) and Lachlan Mullins (23) were the clever golfers who won A-grade and B-grade respectively. Nearest-the-pins were won by Dave Pearce on the sixth, Lachlan Mullins on the fourth, Dave Pearce again on the 12th and Rob Oldman on the 17th.
The drive and pitch on the eighth went to Phil Jarvis and the 15th to Lachlan Mullins.
The ball pool required a score of plus two on a count-back.
In the women’s competition, Sharon Cresswell (19) had a steady day to win with plus one.
The extra competition of the second shot on the 12th hole was also won by Sharon Cresswell.
The ball pool went to Sharon Cresswell, Paula Britton and Liz Gee with minus three.
The Friday social nine hole this week is stableford over holes 10-18.
Saturday is a stableford round for both men and women.
As this will be the last report before Christmas, here’s wishing you all a safe and fun festive season and good golfing in 2018.
The Nagambie golf club annual cross country event with the Ray Cassar Memorial trophy on offer was a great day with many supporters.
Golfers and non-golfers took to the 16-hole composite course. The winning pair with the big jolly man involved was quite appropriate for this time of year — Trevor Redfern and Gary Bow firing a 61 nett 68.5.
Redfern making his maiden speech thanked his partner for some excellent short play around the greens, while Bow thanked Trevor for his substantial handicap.
Runners-up were the four-ball best-ball specialist Doug Pocknee with Paul Neibling in tow. Once again Pocknee goes away with a prize at a major event. Their score was the best scratch score — 56 nett 49.25. Third place went to the ever consistent Trevor Price and Harold Rayner shooting 59 nett 49.75.
Nearest-the-pins were Wayne ‘Bullet’ LeCerf on the sixth, Doug Neville on the 10th, Vic Cassar on the ninth and 16th and Des Phelan on the 16th.
The club has a short Christmas break with regular competition golf returning on the Sunday, December 31 which will be a stableford event with S. McCormick on office duty and W. Leviston in the bar.
The committee and members would like to thank all our sponsors and players that participated throughout the 2017 season and wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas and new year.