Friday saw the commencement of the ladies season, unfortunately owing to the lack of rain and our inability to gain access to water from the Campaspe river the fairways are drying out, however this did not deter a group of ladies from enjoy swinging the clubs and hospitality that the new season always brings.
After just missing out on winning her tennis grand final, Karen Taylor came out blazing with a wonderful score of 92-28-64 to win the day from new member Florrie Bickley (99-29-70) great to see Florrie back and able to play 18 holes.
Taylor continued her good round by winning the nearest the pins on 3 & 16th.
Louise Williams won nearest the pin on 8, Jeanette Kneebone won the raffle.
This Friday the Ladies will play a stableford round, assembly 9.30 hit off 10.00am, 9 holes players are most welcome.
Wednesday our members have been invited to join Lockington Ladies for their opening day, contact Jenny Major for transport if required.
Popular winner in last Saturdays stableford round was Robert Vise with 41 points, Vise and his wife Julie have supported the club for many years in particular with the initial laying of irrigation pipes, heavy lifting and removal of dead trees around the course, Peter Anderson was next best with 39 points on a count back from Spencer Broom next best were Bruce Bryant and new member Tim Bubb (36), Bryant also won nearest the pin on 5.
Broden Evans won the late 9 hole event and family bragging rights from his parents Paul and Lisa, Neil Goghill first hit in over 5 years was the next best.
Treasure Steve Malley 24 points was the best of last Wednesday’s short course off the red tees, from Spencer Broom and Alex McQuibban both on 23, Bruce Bryant survived a 4 way count back to win with 13 putts over the 9 holes, Wednesday’s assembly of 8.30am for hit off at 9am will continue thru April.Lockington
Sunday 8th April was Opening Day at Elmore.
9 holes of stableford was the days play.
President Max Williams welcomed Mark Bamford from Golf Victoria.
We were all pleased to see you back Mark.
30 players braved the warm, dry, tough, conditions.
The lady winner was Taylor Mangan with 22 points from Lorna Wilson 20 pts.
The ladies took out the unisex Nearest the pins.
Marilyn Butcher in two shots on the 4th and Lorna Wilson in 2 shots on the 6th.
The mens winner was Lachie Brook with 23 points from Harry Whittle with 21 points.
Afternoon tea and drinks were enjoyed following the presentations.
Monday 9th 1st round of ladies pennant a Marong
Tuesday 10th is Opening Day for the Chicken Run. 9.30 hit off. Everyone welcome.
Wednesday 11th Opening day for our Ladies. 9 holes Stableford. Shared lunch. 10am hit off.
Wednesday 11th is a special day for two of our favourites, with Mack and Mitch Whittle turning 21.
We all hope you have a ripper day boys.
Mens captian Tom and President Max thanked all volunteers for their efforts in preparing the course for play and the members for providing a wonderful afternoon tea.
We are hosting ladies pennant on Monday 16th April.
A working bee will be held on the previous Saturday morning at 9 am to prepare the course.
Mens golf Sunday 15th will be a stroke round for the monthly medal.
12.30 hit off.Campaspe
Sometimes a knee replacement is all that is needed.
Rod McAsey is back in form to take out Monday niner’s game, scoring (52-17-35).
There was a count back between John Oakley (54-17-37) and Roy Lewis (53-17-37).
John scored the win by a very narrow margin.
Laurie Radley made NTP 5th, Roy Lewis had the straightest drive 9th and Ray Peake had the best putter
of the day with 14 putts.
Wednesday Ladies had a small but quality field with Naida Belot first past the post (57-211/2-351/2) to win on a count back from Ruth O’Connor (63-22-351/2).
NTP 1st second shot went to Faye Latter.
Naida just made it to claim NTP 5th.
There was a three way count back for the putting (17) between Ruth, June Gibbs and Naida which went to Ruth, as did the raffle.
Don’t forget that your subs are well due, also that we have an Anzac Day event happening in the afternoon.
We are also thinking of starting up a Saturday Morning competition again for the workers who can’t make it to Mondays.
If you are interested please contact Rod McAsey.