On Monday, May 27, the women’s pennant team secured its place in the final when it had a draw with Kilmore on a cold day at Broadford.
The final was held at Euroa on Monday against Alexandra and the two teams were evenly matched going into the contest. The outcome will be reported next week.
The start of the week also saw a junior member of the club, Matt Collard, play in the Independent Secondary Schools state final. Matt competed in the senior school division and was one of 35 players who qualified to play in the state final at the National Golf Course.
The weather was cold and windy and Matt finished in 16th place which was a great effort.
The competitions that had been scheduled for later in the day were played on Wednesday, with the weather the significant factor in players’ decisions not to take to the course.
The women did not have a competition while the men’s and mixed nine-hole competitions had smaller fields.
In the men’s results, Kevin Summers (22) had the best score of the day to win with 34 points on a countback from Bill Stevens.
No-one was on the 4th hole for nearest the pin; the 6th and 17th went to Mark Fountain while the 12th was won by Greg Pell. A score of 34 points was needed for a ball.
On Saturday there was a bit of reprieve from the icy wet conditions and it was a fine day for golf. The men competed for the monthly medal and Greg Pell had the best score of the day to win A-grade and the medal with 76-5=71. The B-grade winner was Sandy Cresswell with 89-15=74 while C-grade was won by Gary Neville with 90-18=72. The best scratch score of 76 was shared between Greg Pell and Mark Corradin.
The nearest-the-pin on the fourth was Warren Austin, the sixth and 12th went to Greg Pell and on the 17th Mark Fountain was the closest. The drive and pitch on the eighth was won by Greg Pell and no-one claimed the 15th.
A score of net 75 was needed to be in the ball pool.
The women played stableford and Jane Fletcher (5) had a day out when she played near perfect golf to score 40 points for the win.
The extra competition of the best nine out score also went to Fletcher with 20 points.
The ball pool went to Fletcher, Irene Davey and Di Stammers with 29 points.
It was also the 4th round of the Silver Spoon and out of the eligible players Irene Davey had the best score of 32 points to win this round.
Next Friday the social six holes is par over holes 10-15. On Saturday it is the combined club event and the game is stableford.
Last Saturday was a stableford round at Avenel with slightly smaller fields than the previous week.
Jared Smith managed a creditable 37 points, which was good enough to collect the winner’s voucher for the men.
Ball winners were Jared and Cam Bassett with 36 points. Seemingly there were no sharp shooters on the day so the NTP balls remained with the club.
Yvonne Sloper and Marlene Hull were tied on 30 points, but Yvonne prevailed in the countback to collect the voucher and a ball for the ball comp. Marlene didn’t go home empty-handed though as she collected a ball for NTP on the 14th.
Unfortunately our women’s pennant team lost at home last week which meant no finals appearance this year.
Thanks to Marlene Hull, Lauris Truscott, Anne Burns, Lyn Wells, Pam Pedder, Joyce White, Maureen King and Lyn Carracher for putting their hand up to represent the club during the pennant season. Better luck next year.
A reminder to members and district golfers: we will be hosting the Mabel Vearing Silver Salver next Thursday, June 13. Entries close on Tuesday, June 11, with Lyn Carracher, email: [email protected] or phone 0427985268.
Members are asked to contact Joyce White with regard to any catering inquiries.
The course is looking pretty good, but any assistance with tidying up under and around the trees will be much appreciated.
Finally, committee members are reminded that the monthly meeting will be held at the clubhouse on Wednesday, June 12 at 7.30pm.
Winter has arrived as did Winter scores at Nagambie on Sunday when a small field of 17 competed for the June monthly medal with the course coming out on top.
Dean Brown continued his recent good form recording a 83-9-74 which was good enough to walking away with the medal.
A steady performance from Lindsay Hall 84-8-76 made him a surprise runner-up.
If a colour could be used to describe Hall’s round, beige would be the choice.
Third place went to Trevor Redfern, a consistent performer in the monthly medals having been a six-time runner-up but no win thus far.
The nearest-the-pins went to Shane McCormick with a laser-like strike to the third; Shaun Bryant, finding some form after having none in the previous two weeks, stumbled one up to the eighth; medallist Dean Brown owning the 13th of late; and Lindsay Hall with a somewhat nondescript shunt onto the 16th.
Next weeks golf is a par event with G. Whiteman on office duty and W. LeCerf in the bar.
Women’s golf results, May 29:
Stroke competition. Second round of club championship and silver spoon A, B, and C grade Winner was Judi Redfern with 122-45-77 nett.
Nine-hole winner was also Judi with 60-22.5-37.5 Well played Judi.
NTP on the 13th hole was Irene Keogh; 18-hole balls went to Judi and Sally Bazeley; nine-hole balls went to Judi and Sally on a count back from Ronda Richards.
June 5 will be the third round of club championship monthly medal (8) and silver spoon (3).
Chicken run results, May 30:
We had 18 players for stableford competition played on the back nine.
Winner was Alby Seenan with 21 points.
NTP was Shaun Spicer.
Next week June 6 will be stroke event to be played on the front nine with NTP on the eighth hole.