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IT was a warm day for the
17 golfers last Wednes-
Div 1 (0-25) was won
by Lee Clements (12)
with 35 points and run-
ner up was Chris Rickard
(22), 33 points.
Marg Harper (36)
won Div 2 (26-45) with a
nice 38 points and Betty
Thomson (34) was run-
ner up with 32 points.
Tina Prosser was NTP
on the first and Heather
Grist had the closest shot
on the 13th green.
Next Wednesday is
January Monthly Medal,
with the stall in operation
and a committee meeting
Wednesday, January 18,
is the rescheduled Ritchie
Beecroft Four Ball event.
Please return your
completed envelopes for
the various listed events
for the coming year to the
ladies’ captain Heather
Grist as soon as possible.
Trudy and Don Olden
had a magnificent 25
points in the Twilight
competition last Thurs-
Runners up were Di-
arne and Terry Maskell,
with 22 points and the
only NTP was Jenny Pol-
lard on the first.
There was a small
field in the women’s
competition on Saturday.
Deb Wrigley had a
great score of 97(28)69
to win the RB Stroke
ON Tuesday, John Dalton had 41
points to record the best score of the
day as well as taking out the C Grade
A Grade was won by the very con-
sistent Chris Leaver with 38 points in
a countback, Peter Jaspers took out
B Grade with 39 points and Graham
Spruzen won D Grade also in a count-
back with 38 points.
Balls were won by Marie Turn-
er (Riversdale), Jacob Drummond
(Beaconsfield), Brian Fennessy, Jon
Smith, Greg Welsford, Peter Waters,
Nathan Wardle, Rod Hopcraft, Gary
Sharrock, Brock Fennell, Ron Chap-
lin, Will Norden, John Simon, Gerard
Mooney, Rob Martin, Bruce Gib-
son, David Child, Alan Kuhne, John
McLennan, Terry Chipman, Allan
Edney, Geoff Maher, Bill Bittlemann
and Alan Briggs.
NTPs were Marcel La Bouchar-
diere on the 14th hole and Chris Leaver
on the 16th
On Thursday Tom Trail, a visitor
from Mirboo North, made a mess of
the first hole but after that played an
impeccable short game to amass 41
points taking out the overall and A
B Grade was won by Peter Brown-
lie with 37 points, Evan Jenkins won C
Grade with 40 points and Kevin Scott
was successful in D Grade also with
Balls were awarded to Greg Wels-
ford, Daniel Ruffin, Antony Roberts,
Fred de Bondt, John McLennan, Ian
Barlow, John Dalton, Frank Gill,
Brian Fennessy, Peter Waters, John
Amos (Box Hill), Malcom Legge, Aj
Postlethwaite (Morwell), Stewart An-
derson (Kew), Doug Clemann, Bradley
Hines, Ray Burton, Kevin Castwood,
Walter Taberner, Glen Whitehead
(Southern), Peter Seth, Marg Ander-
son (Kew), Gordon Walker (Spring
Valley), Mick Dragon (Morwell), An-
thony Loughnan, Bryan McCorkell,
Steve Fisher, Simon Drummond and
Morwell visitor Aj Postlethwaite,
as well as picking up a ball, also took a
distinct liking to the 18th
hole where he
had an eagle three to collect 12 balls.
NTPs were Ray Burton on the 14th
hole and Bert Borg on the 16th
In hot and oppressive conditions on
Saturday Chris Leaver continued his
excellent form to record the best score
of the day and again win A Grade with
B Grade was won by Kevin Cast-
wood with 36 points, Rob Martin took
C Grade with 37 points and Peter Hob-
son won C Grade in a countback also
with 37 points.
Balls were awarded to Stuart Har-
ry, Ross Evans, Rod Hopcraft, Gary
Sharrock, Michael Wrigley, Greg
Welsford, Marcus Luscombe, Gordon
Morrison, Nicholas Hill, Peter Jas-
pers, Nick Shaw, Michael Thomas,
Andrew Henley, Evan Jenkins, Glenn
Marsham, Peter Dowling, Jason
Dennerley, John Rosa (Italian Golf
Club), Alexander Hill, Peter Hart,
Tom Sorrell, Geoff McDonald and
Garry Sharrock collected 12 balls
for a great eagle two on the par four
Sunday nine hole competition:
It was a very warm Sunday but 52
players competed in nine teams and
many broken handicaps were record-
Marea Maher scored the ladies best
gross with 46 while Chris Lever with
37 had the best gross for the men.
Lianne Adamson scored the best
net for the ladies while Daryl Horse
and Jerry Carroll shared the men’s best
net with 30. NTP on the 14th was won
by Jill Steer.
The winning team was 7UP fol-
lowed by LLT, Kit’s Litter and Rule
The trophy winners for the day
were Kit’s Litter team. Thank you to
sponsors Kevin and Deborah Scott of
the South Gippsland Kennels and Cat-
tery. The next round will be played on
Next Saturday is a Stroke round
and Monthly Medal.
Wednesday, January 4:
Women and men’s Stableford.
A Grade: Wendy Parker (15) 36
B Grade: Marie Turner (20) (Riv-
ersdale Golf Club) 35 points.
C Grade: Glenys Day (35) 41 points
on a count back.
Down the Line: Lynne Hart 41,
Pam Christensen 39, Steve Vuillermin
37, Marg Griffiths 36, Peter Gilder
(Latrobe Golf Club), Marg Berry, Sue
Woods and Anne Gibson 35, Shirley
Welsford, Marea Maher and Louise
Schache 34 and Loris Clark, Ray Plant
(Growling Frog Golf Club) and Jean
Chaplin 33 points.
Nearest the Pin: 16th Anne Gib-
Saturday, January 7:
Winner: Coral Gray (27) 40 points.
Down the line: Anne Gibson 38,
Wendy Parker 37, Lynne Hart 34 and
Lynda Bassett and Rebecca Wilson
Nearest the Pin: Wendy Parker.
SATURDAY’S competition saw 35
men and four ladies take out cards for
a stroke round sponsored by Frank
Schwarz – the club thanked Frank for
his ongoing support.
The ladies winner was S. Wakefield
with 73 net.
The men’s event was very hotly
contended with some excellent scores;
A Grade winner – R. Gourlay
B Grade winner – J. Hermens
64 net (score of the day).
C Grade winner – R . Beilby 68
Another Eagle this week; P Rayson
had a two on the seventh.
Nearest the pins were; T. Hogan
eighth and captain G. Young on the
Down the line balls went to; J.
Hickey, J. Hassett, B. Collier, R. Win-
kler, G. Fennell, T. Hogan and A. Pe-
A. Burgess took out the last ball of
Thursday’s competition also saw
some very fine scores with president
G. Winkler and A. Hillis both with 39
points, Graeme winning on a count
G. Calder and R. Beilby ball win-
ners for their efforts with 37 points.
Good hitting to all next week.
FOSTER Golf Club has a trivia night
This is just a one off, not a series,
so get you teams together.
The club also has a PGA profes-
sional Darren Cole coming on Sunday,
January 29, (Australia Day weekend)
to coach some junior and beginner
Darren is a well respected golf
coach and this will be worth coming
along for if you are a struggling begin-
ner, these sessions will be free.
Please make sure to book you
place for this as places will be limited.
Lang Lang golf
Date: Monday, January 2
Winner:Troy Hickmott (3) 39
Winner: Russell Mannng 38
NTP: fifth Andrew Little; ninth
Nick De Hey; 12th Paz Marion; 15th
1 Ball: Phil Conroy 36; Gehan
Peiris 36; Nick De Hey 35.
Date: Tuesday, January 3
Event: Tuesday Competition -
Winner: Chris Kelsall (17)
Runner up: Nick Dehey (12) 40
2BBSTB Winners: Geoff Leet-
ton (20) and Cornelis Hoff (30) 46
NTP: fifth Dale Gude 123cm; ninth
Simon Williams 105cm; 12th Gaps TT
265cm; 15th M Berger 144cm.
DTL1 Ball: Daniel Cameron 39;
Buddha Harkness 39; Noel Zunneberg
38; Michael Fahey 37; James Leahy
37; Brian Smith 37; Bob Sandiford 36;
Bill Merrigan 36; Scott Rushby 36.
Ladies’ Stroke competition:
Monthly Medal winner: Paula
Sweeney (22) 70.
Runner up: Sue Van Gaal (28) 71
NTP: Ruth May and Sue Van Gaal.
DTL: Ruth May and Sue Purser.
Date: Thursday, January 5
Event: Midweek Medal - 2BBSTB
Winner: Nick Christides (14) 40
Runner up: John Lynch (27) 40
2BBB Stableford winners: John
Lynch (27) and Chris Clark (16) 49
NTP: fifth Chris Clark (hole-in-
one); ninth Kurt Batt 75cm; 12th Dan
Gorman 304cm; 15th Scott Rushby
DTL 1 Ball: Gary Ward 39; Dan-
iel Cameron 38; Ron Baker 37; Drew
Pearson 37; John Bellis 37; Robert
Volk 37; Greg Austin 37; Chris Clark
37; Ron Smith 36; Mal McKenna 36;
Charlie May 36; Phil Lane 36; Graeme
Bishop 36; Bill Taberer 35.
Date: Saturday, January 7:
Event: Monthly Medal – Stroke:
Grade A: Dale Gude (6) 68
Grade A: Peter Sellers (5) 70
Grade B: Tony Cheles (20) 67
Grade B: David Chadwick (21) 68
Grade C: Martin Clough (28) 64
Grade C: Scott Rushby (23) 69
NTP: fifth Anthony Talarek
95cm; ninth Mick Berger 136cm;
12th Andrew Dash 195cm; 15th Rya n
Hocking 152cm; 18th
Eagle: 14th Peter Sellers.
Winner: Cheryl Stockdale (22) 76.
Runner up: Pam Anderson (29) 78
NTP: fifth Lee Andrews; ninth Lor-
rie Bishop; 12th Leanne Marshall; 15th
DTL1 Ball: Robert Scott 69; Ron
Smith 70; Anthony Talarek 70; Tony
Chandler 70; Peter Bolt 70; Edmund
Burgess 70; Steve Fuller 71; David
O’Donnell 71; Michael Colley 71;
Darren Rooke 71; Rod Robertson
72; Clint Harris 72; Daniel Cameron
72; Thomas Condy 72; Vern Hall 72;
Keith Stockdale 72; Bill Taberer 72;
Ray Zammit 73; Troy Harrison 73;
Michael Bushe 73; Phil Lane 73; Noel
TUESDAY’S field wel-
comed members from War-
barton Golf Club Ron and
Marcus Hottes to Meeni-
yan for the game of Singles
Both gentlemen praised
the club on the condition
of the course, especially
seeing the work is now
undertaken by a group
of volunteers. They will
certainly be back again.
The club was pleased to see
Dave McIntyre back and
Dave must have benefited
from his break by taking
out the competitiom with a
great 43 points.
Lloyd Redpath wasn’t
far behind with 42 points
and Pete Wilson 40 points.
Thursday’s game saw
Pete Wilson again shining
with 39 points.
The ladies featured
well this week with Mari-
lyn McGeary claiming the
nearest the pin on both the
second and the 14th, and
Ned Scholte taking out the
best nine with 18 points on
a countback from Marilyn
McGeary and Col Stewart.
Top pair: Marg Harper and Lee Clements were
the grade winners at Korumburra last week.
Successful: Deb Wrig-
ley won the RB Stroke
event on Saturday at
Great week: Peter Wil-
son was the down the
line winner on Tuesday
and the overall winner
Craig Buckland: win-
ner of the Monthly Med-
al at the Meeniyan Golf
Club on Saturday.
monthly medal with Craig
Buckland absolutely blitz-
ing the field with a magnifi-
cent 65 net.
Michael Darmanin was
sponsor for the day and the
club thanks Dimmy for
his generosity. Excellent
shooting also from Winston
Reilly with a 66 net.
Despite a handy net 73,
president Paul Robinson
would like to forget his
drive off the 13th, manag-
ing to nearly clear the la-
He unfortunately made
another calculated drive
error on the first but recov-
ered to birdie the hole.
The Members’ draw
went to Paul Papadopoulos
who unfortunately was not
The draw jack pot-
ted again, so members are
reminded that you have
to be there on the day
to take away the prize.
Tuesday, January 3:
Winner: Dave McIntyre
(15) 43 points.
Runner up: Lloyd Red-
path (27) 42 points.
Down the line: Pete
Wilson (22) 40 points; Col
Stewart (25) 38 points;
Marcus Hottes (17) 37
points; Bob McGeary (13)
Nearest the pin: second
Dave McIntyre; 11th Lloyd
Best nine: Lloyd Hemp-
hill 24 points.
Thursday, January 5:
Winner: Peter Wilson
(21) 39 points.
Runner up: Bruce Betts
(30) 38 points.
Nearest the pin: second
Marilyn McGeary and 14th
Best nine: Nereda
Scholte, 18 points.
Saturday, January 7:
Stroke, medal day.
Winner: Craig Buck-
land (12) 65 net.
Runner up: Winston
Reilly (30) 66 points.
Down the line: Daryle
Gregg (24) 68 net; Bob
McGeary (13) 69 net; Col
Olden921) 72 net.
Naga award: Peter Wil-
son (21) 87 net.
Best putting: Brian Erv-
ing (23) 25 puts.
Nearest the pin: second
Winston Reilly; eighth Bob
Pro pin – jackpot.
Members draw: Paul
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