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SPORT | GOLF
SPORT | GOLF
PLAYING the game of golf on courses as large
as 200 acres requires players to be outdoors.
Basking in nature’s glory provides many health benefits
for our mind and body and studies have shown that constant
exposure to green areas relaxes the body, reduces stress and
can aid in alleviating anxiety.
Furthermore, exposure to sunlight allows the body to
soak up vitamin D from the sun, promoting bone growth in
youth and reducing the risk of depression, heart disease and
certain cancers at all ages.
Golf fosters relationships as it is a very socially enjoy-
It can be a great way to keep in touch with friends, pro-
vide opportunities to meet new people and help connect a
Since golf is a game that is not as intense or competitive
as soccer of basketball, there is plenty of time for interact-
ing with fellow golfers and silence for communing with
Social interaction after the game discussing your suc-
cesses and failures is hugely enjoyble.
Covering 30 to 200 acres means a lot of walking.
Skipping out on the golf cart and walking the average
course you can cover a distance between five and seven ki-
If you opt to carry your own clubs, you’ll burn even
With the walking, carrying and swinging, golfers can
burn up to 1000 calories in a single round.
Your heart rate is raised keeping it pumping and in-
creasing blood flow.
This will naturally lower your risk of heart disease and
decrease bad cholesterol.
Blood also flows to the brain stimulating and improving
nerve cell connections.
This can delay mental illnesses such as dementia.
While competing against others, golfers will also com-
pete with themselves for personal best scores. This type
of challenging boosts confidence and self-esteem, while the
mental acuity involved in tallying scores, improving strat-
egy and fostering hand-eye coordination will keep the brain
active in logical functions.
Meeniyan Golf Club will be running its popular Give
Golf a Go golf clinics on three consecutive Sundays: Octo-
ber 16, 23 and 30 at 10am.
Also, called Swing n Sip, our evening clinics for com-
plete beginners or those returning to golf - both men and
women - are on three consecutive Wednesdays: October 19,
26 and November 2 at 5.30pm.
Contact Sue Hoskin on 0429932467.
Game for life
WEDNESDAY was a
busy day as some girls
played early so they could
farewell one of our club
stalwarts, Rose Banks.
Rose was a long stand-
ing member of Wonthaggi
Golf Club until ill heath
caused her retirement.
Her funeral was today
The daily event of
Stableford was played by
18 players and divided
into two sections.
A Grade was won by
Irene Walsh (18) with 29
Irene’s clubs, while
intact this week, did man-
age a tango with her play-
ing partner’s clubs. Word
for the wise next week,
for her partners: beware
the marauding buggy.
B Grade was won
by Anne Poulton (35) 31
points narrowly pipping
Donna Van Veenendaal
(45) who also had the best
score returned in the day
of 31 points.
NTPs were elusive to-
day: no prizes given.
BDL: Donna Van
Veenendaal 31, Susan
Jagoe 28, Julie Evens 28,
Pam Hanley 26, Heather
Wintle 26 and Robyn
The results of the
4BBB Board Event were
nail biters and the results
could have gone either
way but there can only be
one winner per match and
Ally Adams and Leonie
Bentick beat Marg John-
son and Maree Anderson
on the 18th.
The second match
was also completed on the
18th and saw Ivy Ruby
and Chris Hamilton vic-
tors over Annie Walker
and Catherine Bolding.
ON Saturday Jon Smith handled the heavy conditions best
to win A Grade with a very solid 37 points.
B Grade was taken out by Peter Stivic with 32 points
and Gary Sharrock also had 32 points to take the C Grade
Chris Leaver won the Super Comp with 36 points.
NTPs were John Moor on the fourh hole, Dean Brown
on the seventh, Peter Hart on the 14th and Peter Stivic on
DTL balls were awarded to Chris Leaver, Ian Murchie,
Glen Marsham, David Forbes, Dean Brown (Centenary
Golf Club), Craig Hams, Steve Hemsley (Warragul Coun-
try Club), Fred Debono, Will Norden, Geoff McDonald,
Daniel Ruffin, Bryan McCorkell, and Andrew Smith.
Tuesday’s Four Person Ambrose Event was dominated
by the Thomas Family with Rebecca and her son Lachlan
combining with Jessica Harry and Mauro Tarantino to win
the day with a net 56.125, four and half shots clear of their
DTL balls were won by Geoff McDonald, John Eabry,
Peter Hobson, Ed Poole, John Simon, John King, John
McLennan, Kevin Scott, Frank Gill, Bruce Hutton and
Marilyn and Russell Williams.
NTPs were Jessica Harry on the fourth hole, Allan Ed-
ney on the 14th and Allan Schache on the 16th
Thursday’s competition was abandoned due to rain.
Next Saturday is Medal Day and the first round of the
THE trophies for the grand final stableford were provided
by the club.
A Grade winner was Rob Gourlay with 33 points, B
Grade to Gary Young with 35 points and Gavin Price won
C Grade with 44 points, easily the best of the day.
We gave balls to P. Wallace, G. Calder, E. Poole, R.
Goodwin and P. Rayson.
The only nearest the pin was Gavin Price on the 17th.
The ball raffle to ‘No Luck’.
Next week is another stableford and with the grand fi-
nal over no doubt players will return to their usual times.
THERE were 22 players on Saturday, October 1 for
a stableford competition, with trophies supplied by
N. Green and G. Jones.
A Grade: (4 hcp) T. O’Neill 39 pts, P. Hopkins 34,
S. Harland 33.
B Grade: (16 hcp) L. White, B. Pope (13 hcp) G. Wil-
son 35 pts, M. Belvedere 33, J.S . Wilson 33.
Nearest the pin: 1st T. O’Neill, 7th L. White, 10th S.
Harland, 13th P. Hopkins.
Tuesday’s winner was L. White 36 pts, no competition
THURSDAY, September 29 was a Stableford competi-
tion won by Scott Blencowe (25) with 38 points on a
DTL: Russell Pentland 38 and Mark Heiberg 37.
NTP: on the 16th hole, Paul Woodall.
Saturday’s competition was Stroke play for the
Monthly Medal – Count Putts.
The A Grade medal winner was Neil Whitelaw (15)
70 net while Russell Pentland (18) with 74 net won B
DTL: Terry Bradshaw 72, Stan Evison 75, Jeff
Hughes 75, Steve Bickerton 75, Mark Heiberg 75 and
Paul Woodall 75.
Second shot NTP: first hole, Steve Bickerton.
NTP: fourth John Blunsden, sixth Tom Whitelaw,
13th Steve Bickerton and 16th Russell Pentland.
Next week is Stableford sponsored by Barry Atkins
and the AGM is coming up on Monday, October 24 at
OUR midweek competition attracted eight players and
the winner was G. Hewlett with 39 points.
Balls down the line: K. Staley 37 and W. Eyers 34.
On Saturday we played a four person Ambrose
event. Winners were E. Vanagtmaal, G. Crawford, A.
Hooten-Shandley and A. Copeland, 65 gross, 56.75
Nearest the pin: 2nd A. Lowe, 8th S. Laing, 13th no
one, 17th P. Brusamarello.
This Saturday is the October monthly medal and
hopefully the sun will shine and the course will have
dried up a little.
Have a great week and I will see you all on Sat-
I heard some very interesting news this morning
which may have a major impact. Keep your friends
close and your enemies closer, so the old saying goes.
Keep your eye on this space.
THE weather was absolutely glorious
last Wednesday for golf although it was
heavy going underfoot after more rain-
fall during the previous day.
Carie Harding was the winner of A
Grade and the September Monthly Med-
allist, with a great score of 97(22)75.
The runner up was Lee Clements
B Grade was won by Jan Hewitt,
with 87(26)113 on a countback from
Kath Welsh, 116(29)87.
Sherrin Solly was the C Grade win-
ner, with 112(33)79.
The runner up was Lyn Perks, with
122(33)89, on a countback from Pam
Balls Down the Line went to Judy
Webb, 80 net and Lyn McIvor, 82 net.
Lyn McIvor was NTP on the first and
Lyn Perks had the closest second shot on
the seventh green.
Next Wednesday is the October
Monthly Medal with Lee Clements and
Betty Thomson rostered to send the field
The following three weeks will be
Stableford competitions for the Gloria
The Ruby Stephen’s Ambrose event
is Friday, October 28.
Korumburra’s winners: Sherrin Solly (C Grade), Jan Hewitt (B Grade)
and Carie Harding (A Grade and September Monthly Medallist) shared suc-
cess last Wednesday.
A LARGE field competed in the Lois
Cameron Foursomes board event last
week in, what would appear from the
scores returned, very difficult condi-
Margaret Raynor sponsored both the
event and the raffle.
In an effort to encourage the less
experienced players, the match com-
mittee changed the format of the game
from stroke to stableford. This was well
received by most competitors.
Rebecca Thomas and Sue Woods,
winners of this event last year, finished
well ahead of the field with 34 points.
The next qualifiers Maxine Eabry
and Trish Owen just scraped in with 23
points, 11 shots behind.
These two pairs now compete in a
match play playoff later in the year.
Down the line balls were won by Jill
Steer and Lianne Adamson, Marea Ma-
her and Toni West and Helen Macken-
zie 22 points and Sue Bowler and Loris
Clark and Jocelyn Howson and Glenyce
McRobert 20 points.
Toni West was the closest to the flag
on the 14th and Rebecca Thomas on the
Gwen Chapman, playing her first
round since breaking her arm, won the
nine hole competition with 12 points.
Qualifiers: from left, Trish Owen, Sue Woods (winner) and Maxine Eabry
will compete in a match play off later this year. Absent: Rebecca Thomas.
IN a shortened event last
week Veronica Park won
on a countback from
Heather McCaughan with
BDL went to Jan
Trease with 15 points.
On a roll: from left, Veronica Park and Heather
McCaughan are on a roll winning two weeks in a
row at the Meeniyan Golf Club.
On Wednesday, our
flag day, Veronica carried
the flag to the 18th green
while Heather McCa-
ughan won the countback
from four other players
with minus nine.
We will be running
Give Golf a Go golf clin-
ics on three consecutive
Sunday’s beginning Octo-
ber 16 at 10am and three
Swing n Sip evening clin-
ics 5.30pm Wednesdays
beginning October 19
until November 2.
These clinics are for
complete beginners –
both men and women - or
those returning to golf.
Contact Sue Hoskin
Narrow win: B Grade
winner at the Won-
thaggi Golf Course
on Wednesday, Anne
Catherine was a
rookie match player par-
ticipant but she was on a
fact learning curve after
Good luck to the four
players who will compete
in the final in three weeks
THE Leongatha Croquet Club
is celebrating the Victorian
Seniors Festival with a Come
and Try Day this Saturday,
October 8 from 1pm to 4pm.
All age groups are invited and wel-
come to come and try this great game.
The use of equipment and coach-
ing is free and please wear flat soled
The afternoon wouldn’t be com-
plete without the club’s famous after-
For more information call Nanette
Meredith 0412 187 608 or just come
along and have some fun.
Pennant croquet competition is in
full swing with mixed results from
both the association and golf formats.
Phillip Island defeated Leongatha
in both golf and association while Le-
ongatha had a draw with Wonthaggi
One in golf and in association.
Leongatha defeated Sale but was
defeated by Traralgon Two.
The fun continues as we reach the
half way mark next week.
Interested people are welcome to
come and try out this great game any-
time and club days are Wednesday and
Saturday from 1pm.
Everyone’s a winner: from left, the winning team from Phillip Island,
Pat Wilsmore and Pauline Leditshke with their still smiling although
defeated Leongatha opponents Sandra Birch and Mary Ann Kinnish.
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