ALTHOUGH 30mm of rain fell in Rochester overnight Thursday and small showers came through on Friday morning, 60 golfers played in dry conditions for the annual motor neurone disease charity event at Rochester Golf Club.
The Lockington team of Rick and Kathy Connors, Grant Humbert and Mark Lyons scored 55 in the four-person ambrose competition to win from the Bendigo team of N and D Collier, A Clarke and K Dellar on a countback from Rochester lads in Chris White, Ben Fehring, Chris Dickson and James Hann both on 56.
Bamawm, represented by Francis and Tony Lee, Shane Wolfe and Shane Bywaters were the next best on 57.
Other good scores were recorded by the teams led by Jake Wright, Rhonda Hynes and Lockington’s Kevin Humbert.
Jenny Major won both the ladies’ nearest the pins and longest drive while Chris Dickson on the eighth and Rochester pharmacist Brett Phillips took the honours on the long 16th.
Jake Wright continued his dominance in the longest drive event on the 18th. Wright also showed his short game is on song, winning nearest the tractor tyre in the novelty event on the 10th.
David Winchcomb took home the super pin jackpot with his great shot on the third hole.
Thanks to all the sponsors, members and volunteers who have made this day so successful, more than $2000 was raised for MND Victoria.
Sunday golf has started.
Darren White’s 42 stableford points won the first summer competition from Jake Wright on a countback from the unlucky Richard Feuk and Ap Kuiper.
Sunday’s event will be played on the new short course. Hit off is from 10.30am.
Reminder a barbecue lunch and 2016 presentation day is on at 3.30pm on Sunday, October 16, after golf.
THE golf season at Elmore has come to an end with Tuesday last week being the final day for the chicken run.
Stableford was played and the winner on the day was Tom Carboon (15 points) from runner-up Alan Campbell (14 points on a countback) from Kevin White.
Nearest the pins were Marilyn Butcher (fourth) and Alan Campbell (ninth).
After play everyone enjoyed a lovely lunch organised by Alan Campbell.
Thank you to Alan for organising the chicken run during the season, you have done a great job.
On Wednesday the ladies ventured on a golf mystery trip.
Fourteen ladies and one gentleman (bus driver) went to Mandalay golf course for a game of fun golf.
The course was beautiful, a little wet and a bit windy.
Everyone had a great day with winners Bruce Rasmussen (bus driver), Janet Simmie and Trica Bamford — on a countback with 63 points from Marilyn Butcher, Tanya Niven, Marilyn Morrell and Di Stewart.
Nearest the pins went to Marilyn Butcher (third), Lorna Wilson (seventh) and Joy Kennedy (11th).
The trip was topped off with dinner at the Tooborac Pub.
Elmore Golf Club thanks its sponsors for supporting the club this season — Bendigo Bearings, Bendigo Window Furnishings, BP Elmore, Drummond Golf Bendigo, Ellis Nuttal, Elmore Bakery, Elmore Charity Ball, Elmore Community Pharmacy, Elmore IGA, Elmore Newsagency, Elmore Primary Health, Flora Hill Bakery, Hair and Beauty with Jess, Jenhaewill Bailing, Keans Poultry Huntly, Landmark Elmore, Larder 92, MGR Accountants, Nichol Trading, O’Sullivans Transport, Parks and Turner, Ray White Rochester, Reillys Home Appliances, Rich River Golf Club, Rochester Tyres and Batteries, Ruralco, Shamrock Hotel, Spunket Photography, Victoria Hotel and VMG Accounting.
Thanks to Campaspe News and Elmore EPA for publishing the results each week.
THE Monday Niners are loyal golfers, prepared to take on all sorts of conditions to get their golf played.
Kevin McCormack is having a run, winning (49-8-41) from Justin Rodda (46-31/2-42).
It is always good to welcome Justin for a game during the school holidays. He was also nearest the pin on the seventh.
Dick Henderson shot the straightest drive ninth.
Kevin once again won the putting with 13 putts.
The women had a beautiful day for play but the local bugs have decimated our numbers somewhat.
Carol and Naida attended so they had a relaxed social round.
Denise Pappin, who was supported by many partners, was the winner of the four-ball best-ball competition organised by Vic Golf, and is waiting anxiously for the catalogue from Cobra Puma so as she can select her $1000 worth of goodies.
The presentation will be held here, further information to come.
Denise and runner-up Joan James from Pyramid Hill will attend the Pro Am at Thirteenth Beach next year on Tuesday, February 7.
We wish them well.
Don’t forget our closing day event is Monday, with a mixed two-person ambrose. The annual general meeting will follow at 7.30pm in the clubrooms.
IT WAS a beautiful day on Sunday as players competed in a stroke competition.
Winner of the day was Francis Lee with 81-12-69 with Spencer Broom runner-up with a score of 99-26-73.
Nearest the pins were Spencer Broom (7/16), Francis Lee (8/17) and Chris Fry (4/13 second shot).
Longest drive was David Winchcomb.
This week is a stableford round, with closing day the following week on Sunday, October 16.
KATHY Connors was best on course for Wednesday’s stroke event at Lockington.
Her score of 105-30-75 won the Amped Hair Salon Player of the Day voucher, as well as B grade honours, while Sue Harris won A grade.
Longest putt winners: A grade Sue Harris; B grade Bev Muhleisen.
Saturday’s event was a bit different, a three-man ambrose but each golfer was restricted to three sticks each (plus their putter) and each team had to take at least three tee shots per golfer.
Rob Hardess, Travis Mancer and Will Hardess combined well to score 73-14-58 and return the day’s best nett score to win the Pentreaths Supermarket Player of the Day vouchers.
Runners-up were Blake Humbert, Andrew Harris and Kevin Humbert with a fine 69-9-60, while next best were Mark Holt, James Hodgens and Steve Holt with a solid 69-8-61.
Nearest the pins were Travis Mancer (third), Brett Stone (seventh); Grant Humbert (16th and 17th) and Will Hardess (second shot on the 18th for the six-pack smack).
Spikes longest drive on the 15th, sponsored by Hot ‘n’ Cold Plumbing, A grade – Grant Humbert; B grade – Jeff Carnie; C grade – Will Hardess.
The Echuca CIH eagles nest on the third wasn’t won, neither was captain Terry’s yardstick prize on the 16th. In fact, it wasn’t won all season long, which is a bit unusual.
Tomorrow: Final day, nine-hole novelty event. Duty: Lois Chugg, Phyll Macfarlane. Annual meeting.
Friday: Lockington Lions Club golf day, 4BBB.
Saturday: Presentation dinner. Bring and share casserole tea, 7.30pm.