On Sunday, the Labour Day weekend, 14 of the Seymour men made up a large portion of the entries at the Lancefield 27 hole open and the high participation paid off. The 27 hole scratch winner for B grade was won by Mark Fountain with 124 and Matt Collard won the C grade 27 hole with his net score of 102. Luke Meredith had the best B grade net score over 18 holes with net 70 and Mick Prorok was a winner in A grade over 9 holes.
Great scores continued to be produced during the week with conditions staying favourable for golf. Starting on Wednesday, Pam Jarvis (24) had a good day out with her score of 40 points to win the women’s competition. The extra competition of the best 9 out score was also won by Pam Jarvis with 19 points. The ball pool went to Pam Jarvis, Shirley Wright and Di Byrne with 32 points on a countback.
The men’s winner on Wednesday was Luke Meredith (11) with a score of 44 points. Both Mick Prorok and Rob Peterson would have thought their great scores of 43 points each would have been enough but they had to settle with the second-best score on the day. The nearest the pins went to Gary Wright on the 4th, Mark Fountain on the 6th, Terry Asquith on the 12th and Mick Prorok on the 17th. A score of 37 points was needed for a ball.
The mixed 9 holes was a very tight competition this week with three players scoring 16 points. The winner on a countback was Don Gee from Bev Tennant and Dawn Leece. The remaining ball in the pool went to John Jennings with 14 points also on a countback.
There was a great field of players in the Friday night social 9 holes. The game was stroke and Gary Wright (10) had the best score over holes 1-9 with a very nice net 33.
On Saturday, it was a stroke round and Dan O’Sullivan had a standout round to win A grade with 74-14=60. This was quite an achievement when you consider that he has only been playing golf regularly for just over a year.
The B grade winner was Peter Cleve with 86-22=64. Gary Wright was the nearest the pin on the 4th, Dave Enricho was closest on the 6th, Peter Nelson claimed the 12th and Dan O’Sullivan was the nearest on the 17th. The drive and pitch on the 8th was won by Gary Wright and the 15th went to Sandy Cresswell. The ball pool went to those with net 70 or better.
The women’s competition also produced a great score when Liz Gee won with a fantastic score of 89-22=67. The nearest the pin on the 17th was Di Stammers and the balls went to Liz Gee, Di Byrne and Di Stammers with net 74 on a countback.
This week is the last for 9 holes in the Friday evening social golf and stableford over holes 10-18. On Saturday, it is stableford for both the men and the women. Remember to get your entries in for the Easter tournament. The competitions are two-person Ambrose on Friday, March 30, of any combination. Saturday, March 31, is a four ball better ball stableford event for pairs of men or women. Monday is the 27 hole Easter Cup tournament for men and women and there is also an 18 hole veterans event. Entry forms are available at the club house or via the website www.seymourgolfclub.com.au. It would be great to see high participation on all days. Get your entries in as soon as possible to assist with catering and also the draw for the 27 hole event in particular.
Joe Labas produced a stunning round of golf in what can only be described as very difficult playing conditions with a strong swirling wind hitting the course. Labas’ round was not only good enough to win the day’s competition, but was also a come-from-the-clouds win to take out the summer trophy which is awarded to the most consistent golfer throughout the summer. Labas signed for a 87-21-66 to win by 5 shots ahead of Shane McCormick with a 81-10-71 and a total of 211 to win the summer trophy ahead of Bill Leviston with 213.
The nearest the pins went to Shane McCormick on the 8th, Des Phelan on the 13th and John James on the 16th. Friday night was the final four-person summer ambrose event for the year. With a good turnout of players contesting nine hole of golf, the winners were Glen Evans, Lindsay Hall, Des Phelan and Karen Thompson. The club would like to thank Costa Mushrooms for their continuing support of the event and hope to see everyone back again next summer.
Sunday, March 25, is a four-person ambrose Nagambie Ambulance fundraising event for golfers and novices alike. Assembly will be at 9.30am for a 10am shotgun start. Entries can be forwarded to Ronda on 0408 349 505 or Barry on 0418 577 900.
On a sad note, the committee and members would like to pass on their condolences to the family of Josie Martin, a member who died peacefully last week.
In beautiful autumn weather 13 players hit off for stroke competition and monthly medal.
A grade winner was Irene Keogh with 100-26-74 net.
B and C grade and monthly medal winner was Ronda Richards with 101-28-73 net and 9 hole winner was Irene with 49-13-36 net. 18 hole balls went to Ronda and Irene. 9 hole balls went to Irene and Moz Fowler.
NTP on 3rd was Moz, NTP on 16th was Irene.
Today is stableford competition.
Chicken Run results from March 15: Twenty-two players took part in the stableford competition. Winner was Terry Wallis with 25 points. NTP on 13th was Terry Wallis.
On Thursday will be on front 9 with NTP on 8th.
Don’t forget Sunday is the fundraiser event for Nagambie Ambulance Service. Entries can be forwarded to Ronda Richards on 0408349505. Lunch will be provided.
Last Friday saw a small field take to the course for what will probably be the final round of twilight golf with next Friday being Good Friday.
Jared Smith played well to score 18 points and collect the winner’s voucher. Jared and Huw Jones were ball winners and Dale Smith missed out by virtue of a countback.
Avenel fielded two and a half teams in the DDGA Country Teams Fundraiser at Euroa on Sunday, which was a great effort from our club.
Stevie Donovan played with the Euroa’s Chris McKay, Matt Mills and Ed Carracher and scored an impressive 11 under, but unfortunately they were beaten in a countback for the winner’s shield. It was a great score in such windy conditions – well done, fellas.
Saturday was the first of our working bees and it was very well attended. Much was achieved but there’s still quite a bit to do – hopefully Sunday’s gale force winds haven’t undone all the good work.
The second working bee is scheduled for this Saturday and we will be gathering at the course about 9.30am. We will once again require trailers, chainsaws, whipper snippers/brush cutters and rakes. The club will provide a sausage sizzle lunch and light refreshments. Hope to see another good turnout as many hands make light work.