As Wednesday was Anzac Day there was a combined men’s and women’s stableford competition in the afternoon.
The best score on the day went to Peter Nelson (6) who had a terrific score of 41 points to win.
The next best score, which was also a good one, went to John Callaghan with 40 points. Nearest-the-pins went to Graeme Drummond on the fourth, Dan O’Sullivan on the sixth, the club kept the 12th and Dave Enricho on the 17th.
To get a ball in the pool a score of 36 points was required.
On Friday a team of women travelled outside the district to play in the Mansfield Bowl. While the team narrowly missed out on winning the bowl, Glenda Woods was runner-up in B-grade with her score of 34 points.
On Friday evening the social six holes was a stableford round over holes 1-6. The winner was Adam Pell (8) with a great score of 17 points. The next best score went to Peter Sawyer and Dave Pearce, both with 13 points.
With the very mild autumn weather continuing on Saturday and the course in fantastic condition, there was little excuse for a bad day.
In the men’s results, Peter Nelson (6) was in the winner’s circle again when he won A-grade with 37 points. The B-grade winner was Peter Tempest (16) who also had a score of 37 points. Matt O’Sullivan was nearest the pin on the fourth, Dan O’Sullivan claimed the sixth, Mal Lundberg was closest on the 12th and John Callaghan won the 17th.
The drive and pitch on the eighth went to Matt O’Sullivan and the 15th to Ian Richardson.
A score of 35 points was needed for a ball.
In the women’s competition, Dilva Grattan (33) put together a steady round to win with the popular score for the day, 37 points. The extra competition of the best even holes was also won by Dilva Grattan with 19 points. The ball pool went to Dilva Grattan, Sue McCall and Paula Britton with 36 points.
As promised last report, there are two rounds of men’s pennant to catch up on this week and all three teams tasted success and failure.
In round three the division two scratch team met Broadford on its home course so it was not a bad effort to only lose 2-5.
The restricted handicap team had the home ground advantage when it played Lancefield and had a good 5½-1½ win.
The division two handicap team went to Strathbogie to take on Strathbogie and defied the odds with a 5-2 win over the home side.
In round four last Sunday the division two scratch team got to play at Seymour and reversed its fortunes with a 5-2 win over Kilmore.
The restricted handicap team met Hidden Valley at Lancefield but unfortunately had a narrow loss 3-4.
The division two handicap team also had a loss when it played Kilmore at Broadford and went down 1½-5½.
This week the Friday night social six holes is stroke over holes 1-6.
On Saturday the men and the women will be playing for the Gavan Ring Memorial monthly medals.
There will be an early dinner at 5.30pm after the presentations, so remember to put your name on the list in the club house if you are staying for the dinner.
It was a lovely autumn day at Avenel last Saturday, which saw good fields for both the women’s and men’s events.
The event for the day was stableford and the women were also playing for the re-scheduled first Silver Spoon.
Robin Lied put together a great round, scoring 37 points to easily win the Silver Spoon. She was six points ahead of ball winner Lyn Carracher by virtue of a count-back over Yvonne Sloper, both players scoring 31 points.
Lauris Truscott was the sharp shooter on the fifth, picking up the NTP ball.
President Tim shot a respectable round of 36 points to claim the winner’s voucher in a count-back over Terry Lowis who was runner-up. Balls down-the-line went to Justin Bassett with 35 points, and Matt Eddy and Graeme Toy both on 34 points. The NTP and birdie balls were unclaimed.
Special thanks to Scott Reid (Avenel Meats) for donating this week’s meat tray; the very happy winner was Lauris Truscott.
Last Tuesday was also a stableford round and David Fullager won the voucher with 34 points. David and Dee Wright, 31 points, were ball winners.
Avenel hosted the Men’s Pennant round on Sunday and had a fantastic 5-0 win over Yea, which puts it on top of the ladder. Thanks to Alex for running the barbecue, Lyn for doing the results/board, Jared for running the raffle, Rachel and Marlene for preparing lunch/afternoon tea and the ladies who provided the lovely cakes and slices.
Next week’s matches have been moved to Euroa and the boys will be playing Alexandra — hitting off at 10.30am.
The women’s team travelled to Lancefield on Monday to play Romsey and hopefully had another win — results next week.
This Saturday is stroke and will also be the second Silver Spoon and second International Bowl round for the women.
Tuesday’s golf is stableford.
There was a welcome change from stroke with a stableford round played at Nagambie for the first time in a month; Sunday’s round was also the first round of the social club trophy.
Windy conditions made good scores hard to come by but this did not deter the day’s winner, Gary Bow. With a hard-fought 37 points, Bow was two ahead of three others on 35 points. Runner-up after an exhaustive count-back went to Terry Lowis, with Shane McCormick and Shaun Spicer fourth and fifth respectively.
The nearest-the-pins were also difficult to come by with only two of four being achieved: Shaun Bryant bludgeoned one onto the eighth and Shane McCormick managed to hit the 13th.
Next week is the Nagambie Golf Club 18-hole open tournament sponsored by Costa Mushrooms; prizes will be on offer for A, B and C grade, assembly is 9.30am for a 10am shotgun start, and a lunch will be provided for all entrants on the day. Entries can be forwarded to Barry on 0418577900 or David on 0419672442.
Even though there was no golf for the women on Wednesday, due to Anzac Day, a majority of members attended the Anzac service in town.
The service was a credit to the town with the number of attendees and the march to the RSL memorial.
Today, Wednesday, May 2 will be stableford and the first round of the Captain’s Aggregate trophy; the second round will be played on May 7.
It has been decided that the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, from now on, will be a unisex golf day (males and females) with assembly at 9.15am for hit-off at 9.30am.
May 9 will be stableford, and May 26 is stroke. We welcome anyone to come along and join in for a nine-hole game or 18 holes; inquiries to Ronda 0408349505.
The Chicken Run on Thursday saw a good field of 20 players with the winner being Terry Lowis with 20 points on a count-back from Shaun Bryant. No NTP was recorded.
Next week’s game will be Par on the front nine with NTP on the eighth hole.
The club and members send heartfelt sympathy to the Baldwin family on the loss of their daughter-in-law Julie.