Sport

Cold fails to keep hardy golfers from course

By Seymour Telegraph

It was bitterly cold on Wednesday for the first of the week’s competition days but there were still some brave golfers out on the course.

Pat Ferris (22) showed how much she likes winter golf by scoring 37 points to win the day. The extra competition was the second shot on the 12th hole and that was won by Irene Davey. The ball pool went to Pat Ferris, Ricky Rickman and Sue McCall with 29 points.

In the men’s competition, Matt O’Sullivan (4) had 38 points to win but only after a count-back from Rob Peterson.

The nearest-the-pins went to Steve Di Tullio on the 4th, Michel O’Sullivan on the 6th, Matt O’Sullivan on the 12th and Bill Stevens on the 17th. A score of 32 points on a count-back was needed for a ball.

The mixed nine-hole winner this week was Stubby Byrne (28) who beat Phil Block on a count-back when both had 15 points. Duncan Chisholm and Don Gee made up the ball pool with 13 and 12 points respectively.

There was a smaller group than normal for the Friday six-hole social competition which was played over holes 10 to 15. Hans Berens (20) was the winner with 14 points.

It was still cool on Saturday for the stableford competition. The best score for the men was in B-grade when John Mundy (26) had a fantastic score of 42 points to win. The A-grade winner was Mark Fountain (11) with a solid 37 points. The nearest-the-pin on the sixth was Bill Keating, the closest on the 12th was Archie Currie, the 17th was won by Warren Austin while the fourth stayed with the club. The drive and pitch on the eighth went to Peter Nelson and the 15th was won by Rob Oldman.

The ball pool went to those with 34 points on a count-back.

In the women’s Saturday results Dale Stuart (10) had a clean sweep, winning the day with 34 points and the extra competition of the best nine with a score of 17 points.

The ball pool went to Dale Stuart and Paula Britton with 31 points.

This week the Friday social six holes is stroke over holes one to six. Saturday is the July monthly medal for the men and women, which of course is a stroke event for both as well. It will be a combined tee-off, so the men’s and women’s fields will be sent out in integrated groups.

Don’t forget that the golf will be followed by supper.

Avenel

Saturday’s grey skies must have seemed too threatening for some players, with the men’s and the women’s fields being down a bit.

A stableford round was played and there were some terrific scores returned for the men.

President Tim collected the winner’s voucher with a fantastic 40 points — well done, Tim; runner-up was Ollie Aitken who had an equally impressive 38 points; and balls down the line went to Graeme Toy (37), David Fullager (35 and David Grecian (33).

Nearest-the-pin — second shot on the eighth went to Bern Stevens but the birdie ball was unclaimed.

A few of the women had other commitments on the day, so there was only a small field of five players.

Scores weren’t as flash as those of the blokes, with Lyn C collecting the voucher courtesy of a count-back over Robin Lied, with both players scoring 30 points.

Robin and Dee Wright were ball winners while Lyn collected a ball for NTP 2nd shot on the 14th.

Last Tuesday was also a stableford round and Graeme Toy was the winner (again), with 31 points. Robin Lied and Yvonne Sloper were ball winners and Dee Wright was the sharp shooter on the fifth.

There was a working bee on Sunday, which was well attended and all of the sands have received a top-up of fresh sand.

For those who tend to venture off the fairways a little too often (like me), you will be pleased to know that the grass under the trees has been sprayed and indeed the whole course should be sprayed this week.

Many thanks to all who attended the working bee.

Finally, we were saddened to hear of the passing of long-time member Allan White last week. President Tim, committee members and club members extend deepest sympathy to Joyce, Richard, Ann-Maree and their families at this very sad time. Valé, Allan.

Nagambie

The third round of the Goulburn Murray winter pennant was played at the Shepparton golf club, where the divisions five and six teams struggled to make headway.

Shaun Bryant was the only winner for division five with the team recording a 4 and 1 loss; while Dean Brown in division six was the only winner in the 4 and 1 loss suffered by that team.

Now, with half the season played and both teams with one win and two losses thus far, barring a miracle the finals appear to be a long lost hope.

The local golf turned out to be an exciting day with three Broadford golfers visiting to spice things up.

The winning score went to Jack Smith Williams firing a red-hot 88-20-68 to claim the prizes for the day.

A Monthly Medal was on offer and this award went to Tim Baldwin with 84-10-74; this was Tim’s second for the year and possibly firms him into favouritism for the gold medal play-off.

Next best was the ever consistent Bill Leviston with 93-16-77, Alby Seenan with 95-18-77, and Blake Coyle 97-20-77.

Next week the Nagambie golfers will have a break from pennant courtesy of a bye, while local golf will be a sponsored event with the Wyndham Accounting four-ball best-ball being played. Anyone wanting a game is more than welcome to come along; please organise a partner.

On office duty is B. Cryer and in the bar is T. Baldwin.

Nagambie women

Twelve players contested a stableford round.

A-grade winner was Annette Mills with 33 points; B-grade winner was Deidre Kleinig with 38 points; and the nine-hole winner was Deidre with 19 points.

Eighteen-hole balls went to Deidre 38, Annette 33, and Maureen King 32.

Nine-hole balls went to Deidre 19, Jenny Jeong 18, and Maureen 18 on count-back from Annette 18.

Nearest-the-pin on the third was Deidre, and on the 16th was Jo Goodacre.

Today, July 4, will be Stroke, Monthly medal, Par 3 (4), social club (4), and Silver Spoon (4).

The Chicken Run for June 28 was played on the front nine and was a stableford event. Winner was Terry Clonan with 19 points.

Tomorrow, July 5, will be a par event on the back nine, with NTP on the 13th.