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Golfers enjoy last week of play

By Seymour Telegraph

Seymour

There are only weeks until Christmas but there is still plenty of golf to be played and it was another full week of golf at the club.

The winner in the Wednesday women’s competition was Ricky Rickman (14) who had 37 points.

The extra competition was nearest-the-pin on the 17th and that went to Dale Stuart.

A score of 36 points was needed for a ball and those went to Rickman, Shirley Wright and Tina Fountain.

In the men’s competition Don Gee (23) had the best score of the day to win with 39 points.

There were three players nipping at his heels on 38 points with John Callaghan, Greg Pell and Rob Oldman having to settle for being in the ball pool.

Nearest-the-pins went to Mark Fountain on the sixth, John Mundy on the 12th, Kevin Mulvaney on the 17th and the fourth stayed with the club. The ball pool extended to those with 33 points.

It was good to see Melva Gardner (37) have a win in the mixed nine holes with the top score of 17 points.

The runner-up was Stubby Byrnes with 13 points and Phillip Block and Duncan Chisholm made up the ball pool with 12 points each.

Saturday was the deciding round for the medallist of the year for the men and the women with only those who had won a medal in the previous 12 months eligible for the title.

The men’s medallist of the year, with the best score of those eligible was Rob Peterson who had net 70 on the day winning after a count back from Kevin Summers.

The women’s medallist of the year was Irene Davey who had a terrific score of net 69 to be the clear winner.

The men were also competing for the December monthly medal.

The medal winner with the top score of the day was John Callaghan who had a fantastic 79-14=65, which also made him the B-grade winner.

The A-grade winner was David Hamilton, who also had the best scratch of the day, with a nice 77-10=67.

Kevin Summers missed out on the medallist of the year title however did win C-grade with a score of 93-23=70.

Nearest-the-pin on the fourth was Callaghan, the sixth was won by Sandy Cresswell, on the 12th Hamilton was the closest, and the 17th was won by Wayne Evans.

The drive and pitch on the eighth went to Dave Pearce and the 15th to Ian Richardson.

A net score of 71 was needed for a ball.

In the women’s daily results, Irene Davey won A-grade with her score of 76-17=69 on a count back from Shirley Wright.

The B-grade winner was the in-form Dilva Grattan who had 108-34=74 on a count back from Di Stammers.

Nearest-the-pin on the 17th was Connie Grace, visiting from Dorset Golf Club.

The balls went to Davey, Wright, Glenda Woods and Grattan with net 74 on a count back.

On Sunday the club hosted the Seymour Health charity golf day to raise money for the local hospital.

It was a huge success with 77 players participating in the ambrose event and prizes donated from businesses around the community.

The best scratch score on the day went to Mark Fountain, Ian Richardson, Peter Nelson and Mark Corradin with the low score of 62.

The runners-up in the scratch were the team of Jane Fletcher, Mary Claasen, Gerry Hanson and Greg Holmes with 63.

Winning the mixed handicap with the lowest net score of the day, 54.625, were John Mundy, Gary Neville, Stormy Tempest and Marlene Tempest.

The runners-up in that division were Jenny Jeong, Tom Wilkinson, Phil Neville and Sang Shin with their net score of 59.

The best men’s handicap team with a net score of 56.25 was Beau Maggs, Geoff Maggs, Geoff Maggs Jnr and Josh Beattie.

The runners-up with a score of 56.875 were Greg Pell, Dave Pearce, Rob Oldman and Jerry Bender.

Nearest-the-pins for the men were, for the fourth hole Stormy Tempest, the sixth was Matt O’Sullivan, the 12th was Greg Holmes, and the 17th Dale Mountjoy.

For the women only two nearest-the-pins were claimed, the fourth by Jenny Jeong and the 17th by Jane Fletcher.

The longest drive for the men was Shane Kemp and for the women it was Tina Gribben.

The straightest drive for the men was Greg Pell and for the women it was Andrea Richards.

The success for a day like this is greatly attributed to the volunteers who organise and prepare for the day and all the assistance on the day.

With great support from several local businesses and of course the participation of the players, it helped to raise funds for the Seymour Hospital which is a terrific asset to Seymour and the district.

Thanks to all who contributed to the success of the day.

The Friday social nine holes this week is stableford on holes 1-9.

Please note there is a syllabus change for Saturday and both the men and the women will be playing par this week and the following Saturday (December 15) is the two-person ambrose, any combination.

Nagambie

Women’s golf on Wednesday was a 4BBB stableford competition.

Winners were Deidre Kleinig and Irene Keogh with 41 points, while runners-up were Ronda Richards and Maureen King with 40 points.

Balls went to Kleinig and Keogh (41), and Richards and King (40).

Today will be a stableford round.

There were 30 players for Thursday’s chicken run, which was a par event played on the front nine.

The winner was Sandra Cooke with +4 from Southern Golf Club in Melbourne. She didn’t want the chicken and asked for the runner-up Tim Baldwin who had +3 to receive it.

Nearest-the-pin on the eighth was Jenny Jeong

Next week will be a stableford round to be played on the back nine.

The Ambulance Victoria CPR and Chain of Survival workshop will be held on December 16.

Also a reminder our annual general meeting will be on December 19, starting at 7pm.

Sending our condolences to life member Evelyn Shiels and family on the loss of her daughter Anne Mason.

The monthly medal on Sunday at Nagambie was tough going with a blustery south wind swirling across the course and sticky flies making low scoring difficult.

This however did not deter the day’s winner Glen Evans bagging his first monthly medal at the club.

Evans shot a 83-13-70 with a solid display of driving and good iron play around the greens.

Runner-up for the second week in a row went to Shaun Bryant with a round of two halves, a 46 front nine then a even with the card 36 back nine signing for 82-11-71, showing what he can do when he gets it right.

Next best score were Alby Seenan and Shaun Spicer with nett 71s.

The nearest-the-pins were hard going due to the unpredictable wind gusts with only the 13th and 16th being achieved; Dean Brown won 13 and Glen Evans’ good day continued with an applaudable strike on to the 16th.

Next week’s golf is the annual cross country event on a composite course with the Ray Cassar Memorial trophy on offer; office duty will be G. Bow and in the bar B. Leviston.