Golf notes

September 29, 2016

Twenty-four players enjoyed sunny conditions at Rochester Golf Club on Saturday, competing in a stroke round.


Once again it was up to the Monday niners to keep the flag flying for Campaspe Golf Club.

Kevin McCormack was the winner this week (47-8-39) and Rod McAsey was right behind with 53-13-39 to be runner up.

Dick Henderson had the straightest drive on the ninth and also the least putts (11) on a countback from Rod McAsey.

Roy Lewis held the lucky card.

Thanks go to Graeme Wolfe for donating the trophies for the day’s play.

Once again the rain stopped the ladies having a game.

Tomorrow, if there is no rain, it will be a stableford game with Carol West on duty.

Plans are in place for the closing day on Monday, October 10. It will be a mixed ambrose. All welcome.


The change of day did not deter the die-hard golfers from coming out to play a round of stableford on Saturday.

This was to accommodate the Rochester football supporters for the big grand final on Sunday.

The ladies were keen to have a hit out after many local events have been cancelled.

Ballarat visitor Kate McMahon proved too strong for the day, with a win in the competition and all the novelty events on the day.

The men in the field had a competitive competition, with Russell Tatt handing in his second handicap card.

Winner was Shane Dyson with 33 points, ahead of Francis Lee (32) on a countback from Ray Hanson.

Dyson had the longest drive.

Nearest the pins were Todd Louttit (7/16 and 4/13).

Congratulations to D. Pappin (Campaspe) and J. James (Pyramid Hill), P. Meighan and P. Condliffe (Mitiamo) on winning the four-ball best-ball sandscrape tour competition, great to see some Bamawm members in the mix also.

The course is in such great condition, the club has decided to play again on Sunday with a stroke competition for both men and women. Hit off 11am onwards, visitors and beginners welcome.


Tuesday saw the chicken run play stableford.

With some great scores, the winner was Kevin White with 14 points on a countback from Tom Carboon.

Alex McQuibban was next on 13 points and was also named nearest the pin.

Today is the final game for the chickens this season.

After play everyone is invited to share a light lunch.

If anyone is interested in playing golf or wants to play in the chicken run next year, please come along and have some fun. Everyone is welcome.

Wednesday was also the last day for the ladies.

It was good to see so many turn out to play.

Play for the day was stroke, putting and final of all yearly events.

Winner on the day was Tanya Niven with 87 nett on a countback from Sherryn Pedersen.

Congratulations go to Janet Simmie on winning the eagles nest.

Ladies, don’t forget the mystery trip is on tomorrow. The bus will leave the clubhouse at 9am.

Sunday was the final game for the year and presentation of all major trophies.

Play was stableford, mens and ladies, and nearest the pins.

Winner for the men was Tom Carboon with 36 points from runner-up Glen Mangan with 32 points. Next best was Max Williams and Mac Whittle on 31 points.

Ladies winners was Tanya Niven with 28 points from Trica Bamford on 27 points.

Nearest the pins were Stuart Niven (4th), Janet Simmie. (6th), Tom Carboon (10th) and Mac Whittle (14th).

Thanks to everyone who has helped out in any way throughout the year, we have a good club with good people so if you would like to play golf all are welcome in 2017 season.


A good crowd for Saturday’s Money Day played a stableford event and Blake Humbert enjoyed a memorable day.

He was the event winner with an excellent score of 42 points, and also won the Monthly Medallists Final with the same score.

He also teamed up with Tim Staley to win the digits final 11-up over Jeff Carnie and Ian Maddison.

Money Day runner-up was Jeff Carnie with a fine 41, while Rob Hardess finished third with a solid 38.

Next best scores were 37 for Mark Holt and Mark Lyons; 36 for Travis Mancer, Kevin Humbert, Ray Brereton and Will Hardess; 35 for Steve Holt and Gary Milligan.

Nearest the pins: 17th Gary Milligan; second shot 12th Steve Holt (A grade), Ray Brereton (B grade), Rhyse Mazza (C grade); second shot 18th for the six-pack smack Tim Staley.

Spike’s longest drive on the sixth, sponsored by Hot ‘n’ Cold Plumbing: A grade, Tim Staley; B grade, Ian Maddison; C grade, Will Hardess. The Echuca CIH eagles nest wasn’t won, and neither was captain Terry’s yardstick prize on the 16th.

Coming events: Saturday, novelty day, three-man ambrose, three sticks each with early hit off available.

Sunday, closing day, American mixed and men (incorporating the club mixed American championships).

Friday, October 7, Lockington Lions Club golf day 4BBB.

Saturday, October 8, presentation night, bring and share casserole tea for a 7.30pm start.

Sunday, October 9, BLU Cricket Club golf day.


FRIDAY’S special four-person ambrose charity day is shaping up to be our best ever with the course in excellent condition good prizes and the money going to a worthwhile cause to help cure motor neurone disease.

Remember teams are made up of four players, (any combination) and we encourage new or young players with or without handicaps as prizes will be awarded in all categories.

Hit off on Friday is from 11.30am, lunch and refreshments will be available, members are requested to bring a plate.

All enquiries to captain Leigh Hicks 0407 041 286 or Peter Anderson 0418 505 214.

Saturday was the final of the winter Saturday competition.

Mother and son team of Jenny and Brad Major good score of 86-18-68 won on a countback from Di Gallagher and James Walsh 80-12-68 in the mixed Yankee event, Rhonda Hynes and Richard Feuk were the next best.

In the mens’ event, the White boys of Darren and Chris 80 -17-63 also won from Robert Vise and his partner Bruce Foster 86-18-68, Walsh and Gallagher were the nearest the pin winners.

Sunday morning golf starts on October 9, with hit off from 10.30am to 11am, open to men and ladies. Captain Leigh will alternate between the new short course and from the standard markers with novelty events thrown in for good measure.

Rochester Golf Club’s annual meeting is on Monday, October 24.

Please consider offering your services to the committee as new fresh ideas are always welcome and important in the years to come.

■Our condolences go to Ap Kuiper on the passing of his brother John.

John was a former member and supporter of the club for many years.

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