Golf often has good news and bad news stories, last Saturdays Mens event was no exception, with overcast skies and increasing winds a dozen determined golfers set out in the first Par event for the year.
The bad news, they were all at the furthest point from the clubhouse when the heavy rains and strong winds arrived which meant an early and hasty departure back to the comfort of the clubhouse.
The good news was the bad news the rains provided a great boost to the very parched fairways a welcome green tinge was spreading across the course on inspection early Monday morning.
A great day for a good scores in the ladies competition last Friday, Jeanette Kneebone blitzed the field with a wonderful score of 43 Stableford points, Jenny Major was runner-up with 36pts.
Nearest the pin winners were Louise Williams, Leisa Evans and new golfer Julie Leahy, Karen Taylor won the raffle.
Visitors and new golfers are most welcome to our Friday 9 hole or 18 hole events assembly at 9.30am.
The Elmore Ladies have invited our members for a game next Friday, 9.30am assembly, 10.00am hit-off includes a shared lunch.
Ross Lees made a successful return to Wednesdays 9 hole event with 24 stableford points, from Captain Richard Feuk on a count back from Alex McQuibban, Garry Charnas and Graeme Whitehead all on 23, Charnas won the nearest the pin on the 12th.Lockington
Last Wednesday the ladies had their first hit for the season, a 4-person ambrose drop off event played over 9 holes.
It was terrific to have visitors from Rochester, Mitiamo, Bamawm and Calivil, and the enjoyable day was capped off by a delicious lunch.
The event proved to be a remarkably even contest, with 3 teams having scratch scores of 44, and the other had 45.
The winners were Denise Newth (Bamawm) and 3 locals – Sue Harris, Phyll Macfarlane and Pauline Humbert - with a fine score of 44-14.5-29.5.
Runners up were Chris Turner (Bamawm), Lyn Twigg (Mitiamo) and 2 locals – Jenny Holt and Annette Brereton – with a solid score of 44-13.25-30.75.
Nearest the pin: Kathy Connors.
On Monday, the Locky ladies pennant team kicked off their 2018 season in hot conditions with a 2/1 defeat at the hands of Campaspe.
Kathy Connors lost 5 and 4, Chris Turner lost 4 and 3, while Phyll Macfarlane received a walkover.
An impressive field of keen golfers turned up for Saturday’s stableford event, but the inclement weather meant that a number of golfers pulled out during the afternoon.
Of those hardy souls who completed 18 holes, Travis Mancer was best on course with a really good score in the conditions of 34 points to win the Privilege Cup.
Jason Wakefield’s season got off to a good start with a solid score of 32.
Next best were Tim Staley (31) and Will Hardess (29).
Of those who finished 9 holes, Kevin Humbert was best with 18, followed by Tom Scurrah (17).
Nearest the pins: 17th – James Hodgens; 2nd shot 12th – Mat Dennis (A Grade), Ron Dixon (B Grade), Rob Hardess (C Grade); 2nd shot 18th for the 6-pack smack – Travis Mancer.
Spike’s Longest Drive on the 6th (a challenge in the conditions) – Kevin Humbert (A), Jeff Carnie (B), Graeme Hodgens (C). Neither the Echuca CIH eagles nest, nor Captain Terry’s yardstick was won.
Tuesday, April 17: Committee Meeting.
Wednesday, April 18: Stableford – Monthly Medal. Duty: Sue Harris, Annette Brereton.
Saturday, April 21: Stroke – Monthly Medal. Duty: Ian Maddison, Kevin Humbert.Campaspe
Monday Niners had a tussle between Kevin McCormack (44-9-35) to win from John Oakley (54-17-37).
Kevin gained NTP 5th and John grabbed the NTP 7th.
They also had to fight it out with the putts with both on 13.
John won the count back and just for a change of pace Ray Peake took out the straightest drive.
Wednesday Ladies were a bit light in numbers so there was no competition, just a hit and giggle practice round.
Campaspe Ladies had a win at Marong in the first round of pennant.
Congratulations to the winners.
And please don’t forget our Anzac Day Event. 12.30pm assembly, 1pm hit off.
Subs are well due.Elmore
The Chicken Run started on Tuesday, April 10.
A small field of men played Stableford on the front nine. The winner was Max Williams on a count back from Caleb Smith 19 points.
Nearest the pin in three shots on the 9th went to Caleb.
Last Wednesday, April 11, the ladies played Ambrose. The day was hot and the course was dry.
Well done to those who braved the conditions. Lucky it was only 9 holes.
The winning team was Trica Bamford, Joy Rasmussen, Cori Holmberg and Lorna Wilson with 37 from Janet Simmie. Tanya Niven, Sherryn Peddersen and Marilyn Morrell were the runners-up with 42.
Janet Simmie and Marilyn Morrell are on club hose duty.
Next Wednesday is Invitation Day. Ladies from our neighbouring clubs will be joining us.
It will be 10am hit off, followed by a shared lunch.
The pennant season started last Monday. We lost to Marong at Marong.
One match halved and two losses.
Next Monday we play Lockington at home.
There will be no ladies golf on Anzac Day.
Sunday 15th April the men played stroke and the monthly medal.
Dan Dockery had the best score of the day but was not eligible for the Monthly Medal.
Glen Mangan 71 nett was the winner on a count back from Tom Carboon.
Nearest the pin in two shots on the 4th went to Mitch Whittle and on the 10th Harry Whittle.