Sport

Golfers brave hot weather

By Seymour Telegraph

Nagambie

Women

Women’s golf results from the previous week saw a stableford round and monthly medal competition.

The club’s A-grade and monthly medal winner was Sue Verge with 39 points on a count back from Irene Keogh, also on 39.

The B and C-grade winner was Val Labas with 34 points on a count back from Jane Bow, also on 34.

Nagambie’s nine-hole winner was Irene Keogh with 20 points.

Nearest-the-pin on the third hole was Jenny Jeong, while 18-hole balls went to Sue Verge and Irene Keogh.

The nine-hole balls went to Irene Keogh, 20 points, and Jane Bow with 19.

The current week’s play will see a stroke competition.

Meanwhile the club’s chicken run results from Thursday saw a stroke competition played on the back nine, with 35 players competing.

Winner was Tina Gribbin with an excellent score of 42 (-14, 28 nett).

Nearest-the-pin on the 13th hole was Peter Lawrence.

Please do not put completed cards from the chicken run in the green box; leave them in the box with blank score cards.

The coming week’s play will be a par event to be played on the front nine.

Men

Shane McCormick took the win at Nagambie in hot summer conditions.

McCormick fired a huge 39 stableford points to finish one-shot ahead of a resurgent Shaun Bryant, who produced a stellar score of 38 points.

The next best went to the previous week’s monthly medallist Jeff Lodding with 37.

Lodding proved form was the reason for the win the previous week and not a fluke as some had suggested.

Nearest-the-pins on the day went to Peter Lawrence, ploughing one onto the eighth; Alan Anderson crushing it up to the 13th; and John James with an unforeseen strike on 16.

The four-ball summer pennant season is in full swing with the Nagambie side losing week one away from home against Kyabram Valley View 1.5 to 3.5.

Week two saw the Nagambie boys get the job done at home, defeating Rushworth three points to two.

The coming week’s golf will be a stroke event with J. Mills in the office and J. Lodding in the bar.

Seymour

Seymour’s golfers are getting in to the swing of the new year and the fields have been good in the week’s competitions.

The women played a stableford on the previous Wednesday where Tina Fountain (27) proved a holiday certainly helps your golf when she won B-grade with a great score of 39 points.

The A-grade winner was Dale Stuart (11) with a steady score of 34 points.

An extra competition on the day was the best nine in score and that was also won by Tina Fountain with 23 points.

The ball pool went to Tina Fountain, Dale Stuart, Shirley Wright and Ricky Rickman with 30 points on a count back.

Best score in the men’s competition on the previous Wednesday was also in B-grade, where Kevin Mulvaney (16) top scored with 40 points to win.

A-grade went to Craig Zotti (six) with 37 points on a count back from Ian Richardson.

No one claimed the nearest-the-pin prize on the fourth hole, but the sixth hole went to Greg Pell; the 12th to Craig Zotti; and the 17th to Don Gee.

A score of 35 points was needed for a ball.

In the mixed nine-hole event, the winner was S. Byrne (23) with 20 points, while runner-up Phil Block came close with 15.

The Friday evening social nine holes was stroke over holes seven to 15.

Gary Wright had a nett 34 to win and Mark Fountain was the next best with net 35.

Most were happy to play early on Saturday morning for the second round of the summer cup as the day heated up significantly in the afternoon.

David Hamilton didn’t seem to mind as the temperature went up, as he scored a terrific 78 (-9, 69) to have the best scratch score and win A-grade.

The B-grade winner was John Hedley who put up a score of 88 (-18, 70).

The fourth hole eluded the players and stayed with the club, while Dave Pearce was the closest on the sixth hole; the 12th was won by Gary Wright; and the 17th went to John Hedley.

A drive and pitch on the eighth was won by Peter Nelson and the 15th by John Boruch. To get a ball a score of nett 73 was required.

In the women’s results the best score of the day was Paula Britton’s 89 (-14, 75) to win.

Nearest-the-pin on the 17th was Ricky Rickman. The ball pool went to Paula Britton, Sharon Cresswell and Jane Fletcher with nett 78.

The current week’s play will see a social nine holes on Friday and is a stableford over holes 10 to 18.

The summer cup continues on Saturday with the third stroke round for both men and women. Please remember that the latest tee off times for Saturday golf for January and February will be 10am to 10.30am for men and from 9.30am for women.

Players are welcome to organise an earlier time if they want.

Don’t forget the Dalhousie District Australia Day four-ball better-ball stableford event is being held at Seymour on Saturday, January 26.

This is for men’s or women’s pairs and the cost is $40 a pair which includes a light lunch. Entries to Chris Doherty via email at chris—[email protected] com.au or phone 0408161675.