The glorious autumn weather, although bringing none of the needed rain, is providing perfect conditions for golf and it makes the walk around the course enjoyable if the game is not going your way on the day.
Of course the winners this week could enjoy both the nice weather and good golf and it started in Kyneton when some of our women took part in an Irish Stableford day.
Irene Davey and Tina Fountain teamed up with a Kyneton lady to win the day with 88 points.
No mean feat if you can figure out how to score the game and get a great score.
In other district events, Sharon Cresswell was the runner up in B-grade at the Woodend Bowl on Thursday.
The regular Wednesday competition was stableford for women this week.
Liz Gee (22) continued to find good form when she won with 38 points.
The extra competition was the best even holes which was won by Marg Bailey with 22 points.
The ball pool went to Liz Gee, Marg Bailey and Pam Jarvis.
In the men’s results, there was a three-way count back to decide the winner with John Mundy (25) claiming the win with 37 points from Greg Pell and Rob Peterson.
Nearest-the-pins went to Rob Peterson on the fourth and 12th, Greg Pell on the sixth and Gary Neville on the 17th. To get a ball a score of 34 points was needed.
The mixed nine holes was won by Phil Block (25) with 17 points.
Dawn Leece had the next best score of 16 points and Bev Tennant and Stubby Byrnes also made the ball pool.
Trevor Hadfield had another win in the Friday evening social nine holes played on holes 16-6 with plus three. The next best score was Greg Pell with plus 2.
The event was par on Saturday for both men and women.
The best score of the day went to Paul Niebling (13) who had a great score of plus five to win B-grade in the men’s competition.
The A-grade winner was Greg Pell (5) with a tidy plus three.
In C-grade Roger Edwards (27) was the winner with plus two.
Neares-the-pin on the fourth was Paul Niebling, on the sixth John Mundy was closest, the 12th was won by Matt O’Sullivan and the 17th went to Greg Pell.
The drive and pitch on the eighth was won by Paula Britton and the 15th remained with the club.
The ball pool went to scores of plus one or better.
The winner in the women’s competition was Shirley Wright (15) with plus two, the only lady with a positive score on the day.
The extra competition was the second shot on the 12th hole and Glenda Woods claimed that.
The balls went to Shirley Wright, Irene Davey and Glenda Woods.
This week the Friday social nine holes is a stroke round on holes 1-9.
On Saturday both men and women will be playing stroke.
Once again the weather was beautiful for 12 players for a stableford round.
A-grade winner was Irene Keogh with 37 points.
B-grade and C-grade winner was Deidre Kleinig with 39 points.
Nine-hole winner on the back nine was Val Lanas with 22 points.
Ball winners for 18 holes were Deidre, Irene and Maureen King with 35 points.
Ball winners for nine holes were Val, Deidre 21 points and Maureen 21 points.
Next week March 14 is a stroke round and monthly medal.
Chicken run results: Thursday, March 8 winner was Tim Baldwin 38-5.5-32.
Nearest-the-pin on the third hole was John Ford.
Please score stableford points for all events and list your golf link number.
March 15 will be stableford on the back nine, nearest-the-pin on the 13th hole.
Results for Bendigo Bank sponsored Nagambie women’s 4BBB stableford tournament on March 9.
We had 22 teams with many clubs represented. Teams from Quarry Hill, Axedale, Numurkah, Hilltop, Merrigum, Ky Valley View, Rich River, Kialla, Mooroopna, Parkland, Shepparton, Euroa and Nagambie ladies.
Winners with 51 points were Andrea Richards and Jenny Jeong.
Second were mother and daughter team Sue and Lou Verge with 49 points.
Third were Marg Mould and Heather Gunstone on a count back from Veronica Doxey and Helen Gilbert with 48 points each team.
Nearest-the-pin on the third was Megan Carr, on the eighth was Sue Verge, on the 13th was Nola Dalton, on the 16th was Helen Schmedje.
Saturday, March 10 was our Unisex Golf Competition.
It was a stableford event with competition on front nine.
The 18-hole winner was Irene Keogh with 37 points.
Nine-hole winner was Tina Gribbin on count back from John Ford with 18 points each.
Nearest-the-pin on the 16th was Ronda Richards.
On Saturday, March 17 will be a par event with competition on the back nine.
Reminder: 9am check in for 9.15am hit off.
On Friday, March 16 will be our final Mushroom exchange summer event for 2017/18.
Four-person Ambrose and meal.
Hit off is from 4.30pm to 6pm. $15 per player. Meal only $10. Non playing children under 10 years old free.
For bookings and more information phone Barry Cryer on 0418577900, Dave Love on 0418967242, Ronda Richards on 0408349505, or Annette Mills on 57942377.
Nagambie Ambulance Community Support four-person Ambrose Competition will be held at Nagambie Golf Course on Sunday, March 25.
$25 per person for golf and lunch. Lunch is also available for non golfers $10 per person.
Inquiries and bookings to Ronda, phone 0408349505 or Barry, phone 0418577900.
Unisex teams welcome.
‘‘I came, I saw, I conquered’’ — is the popular phrase attributed to Julius Caesar and could also be a description of the weekend’s golfing events at the Nagambie golf club.
Regular visitor Jon Ford did just that, producing 41 scintillating points to claim the Sunday competition by one ahead of club president Jeff Lodding.
Ford drove the ball with precision and finished off his good work with some fine touches on the greens.
The New South Welshman from Moss Vale complimented the condition of the course and invited everyone up for a round at Moss Vale — thanks Jon.
The next best in went to Glen Evans with 39 points and Dean Brown on 38.
Nearest-the-pin prizes were Jeff Lodding on the difficult eighth and John Richards on the 13th.
Next Friday, March 16 will be the final four-person summer ambrose sponsored by Costa Mushrooms.
Hit off is from 4.30pm with entries to Ronda, phone 0408349505.
Sunday, March 25 will be a fundraising event for Nagambie Ambulance service.
The day is for golfers and novices alike to enjoy, and a lunch will be provided for all. Entries can also be forwarded to Ronda for this day.
Next week’s regular competition is a stroke event and the fifth round of the summer trophy .
On office duty will be D. Love and in the bar S. McCormick.
Twilight golf has been going along nicely in recent weeks with good fields taking part.
Last Friday’s winner was Alex Smith with 18 points, and Terry Lowis was runner up with 17 points. Ball winners were Alex, Terry and Huw Jones.
Opening day is rapidly approaching and working bees have been scheduled for Saturday, March 17 and Saturday, March 24 starting at 9.30am. The club will provide a sausage sizzle lunch and light refreshments.
Unfortunately we’ve had quite a few trees fall over so we need members to bring along their chainsaws.
There’s plenty of cleaning up to be done under shrubs and trees and the scrapes need chipping around the edges, so rakes and shovels will be handy.
If you can’t make the working bees, there will be a list of ‘things to do’ posted on the office window, however, if you see something else which requires attention then please feel free to attend to it (apart from cutting trees down).
Opening day will be Saturday, April 7. Details will be provided in next week’s notes, however we would love to see as many members as possible and visitors will be welcome to join us on the day.
After a long hiatus, we are pleased to advise that we have a Men’s pennant team this year and the players are looking forward to representing the club around the district.
Men’s pennant starts on Sunday, April 8 (the day after opening day).
The ladies will also be fielding a team and their first match is on Monday, April 16.
Tournament season is in full swing and the mens and ladies district syllabus will be posted on the office window for members to check for upcoming events.
Tournament flyers will be posted as they come to hand but these can be viewed on the DDGA website at any time.
We need to support other clubs’ events if we want them to support ours, so please try to get out and about to these events. For more information contact Lyn Carracher.