Heather Sleeth was the winner of the woman’s stroke event on Saturday.
Heather carded 69-18-51 to take the A grade main prize as well as the Magic Goblet for the best score of the day. Runner-up was Rhonda Cox with 74-20-54 while third spot went to Dot Atkinson on 75-20-55.
B grade was won by Maureen Leyden with 84-28-56 after a countback from Lynne McLean and Marg Flint. Lynne finished with 80-24-56 while Margaret carded 86-30-56.
Peter Fraser won A grade for the men after a three way countback. Peter carded 64-10-54 while Mel Lusher finished with 67-13-54. Vin Sleeth was third with 66-12-54.
John Bauerle won B grade with 68-16-52 and also the Privilege Cup for the month. Runner-up was Mick Sullivan on 70-16-54. Raff Ludeman was next with 73-17-56.
Derek Campbell won C grade on 74-19-55 after a three-way countback with Lindsay Tatterson coming in next with 78-23-55. Paul Dickens was third with 77-22-55.
Ball winners were Peter Barrette, Harry Wayland, Steve Thompson, Kevin Jewell, Tom McDonald, Cooper Gentle, Charlie Anderson, Thelma Wootton-Jones, Kathy Fanning, Pauline Laidlaw and Jan Gentle.
Nearest the pin was Maureen Leyden 9th, Cooper Gentle 1st, David Kuiper 18th and Peter Barrette 14th. The encouragement award went to Geoff Forbes and Bev Howard.
The men played a stableford event on Wednesday with Wayne Ferguson winning A grade with 40 points. Runner-up was Paul Price with 39 points with David Kuiper on 36 points for third.
Richard Stockdale shot the round of the day carding 42 points. Runner-up was Harry Wayland on 40 points after a countback from Don McKenzie third.
Kevin Jewell with 40 points won C grade while Wilf Reuther runner-up on 37 points. Tom McDonald was third with 36 points after a countback.
Ball winners were Luca Campanelli, Bob McArdle, Allan Williams, Geoff Forbes, Kevin Davis, John Bauerle, John Doherty, Mick Sullivan and Bert Blackney.
Nearest the pins went to Paul Price 1st, David Kuiper 9th, Barney McDonald 15th and Wayne Ferguson 18th.
The encouragement award went to Max Jenkins.
MyGOLF group are enjoying the Friday evening tuition. Budding junior golfers interested to join the group contact Naomi Cartwright.
Friday twilight golf is proving popular with 16 players in the field.
Peter Fraser won A grade with 30-5-25, runner-up was Mal Baker on 36-9.5-26.5.
B Grade went to Joshua Cartwright with 39-14-25. Runner-up was James Myers 46-21-25.
Nearest the pin went to Caitlyn Cartwright and Peter Fraser.
Presentation of the major events during the year is on Saturday after golf, starting with a barbecue tea from 6.30pm. Names of attendance can be forwarded to the clubhouse for catering purposes.
Members are reminded that the annual general meeting is on Monday, November 21, at the clubhouse.
Saturday: Men’s and women’s ambrose. Team of three, noon-12.30pm shotgun start.
Duty: D. Wassell. Bar: G. Ward. Barbecue tea to follow and presentation night.
Tuesday: Women’s stroke. A, B and C grades. Medal round, best net score. Duty: M. Trimby, M. Brisbane, D. Day, J. Gilby.
Wednesday, November 9: Mens stroke. Duty: R. Vincent, R. Gillon. Bar: H. Teasdale.
A Pinehurst event was held Tuesday for Ladies sponsored by Ky Bakery.
Winners were Heather Sleeth and Betty Baker with 51.7 points, Bev Wickham, Kathy Bell with 57.75 points, Dot Atkinson, Carmel McKenzie with 58.75 points. Ball competition: Denise Hee and Lorna Alchin with 60.25 points, Marg Tucker and Bev Howard with 61.05 points, Pauline Laidlaw and Pamela Reyment with 62 points. Nearest pin: Number one Marg Tucker and Number nine Rhonda Cox.
Saturday was about as good a day as you could hope to get for golf, with one exception, and that was those pesky mosquitoes.
They are an unfortunate by-product of our wet winter and the only people enjoying it would be the insect repellent merchants. If anyone finds one that actually works, then let us all in on the secret.
Despite the perfect conditions only one player was able to better par for the day and that was the B grade winner Keith Hogeboom.
His score in the stroke round for the Privilege Cup was 91-22-69, two better than is closest rivals. As well as winning the day Keith also earned a spot in the "Tiger Cup" play-off next March, a sought after trophy.
The A grade winner was Bill Bray with a round of 86-15-71, a round like many others on the day that could have been a lot better. Plenty of players squandered numerous chances at a better score.
Ball competition winners were Keith Hogeboom, Bill Bray and Greg Hall who also finished with 71.
Nearest the pins were won by James Campbell on the ninth, Roger Gilbert on the jackpot twelfth and Andrew Wood on the fourteenth.
The Victoria Hotel of Tatura voucher for nearest second shot on the eleventh was won by Bill Bray while Peter Hayward won the least putts competition sponsored by Simon and Tash Doherty with 24 putts on a countback from Greg Hall.
There was a three-way countback required to decide the winner, runner-up and also-ran in last Thursday’s twilight competition after three players all finished with 39.5.
Peter Hayward was the winner, while Bill Bray was deemed the runner-up in his first twilight round in several years from an unlucky Barry Webber.
Andrew Wood took the jackpot for nearest the pin on the ninth and Simon Doherty had the least putts with fifteen. The two point cut was 39.5.
While Callaway make a RAZR model of golf club, one player will be eagerly awaiting the release of the sickle model after running into untold trouble with long grass around trees on the twelfth hole.
Our intrepid golfer pressed on regardless where as others would probably have admitted defeat before accumulating ten shots on the short par three, the easiest hole on the course.
One had to admire his persistence and even more, his ability to remain calm as he hacked out of one patch of long grass into another.
He bettered his score by seven shots on Saturday.
This Saturday’s event is stroke.
Valley View men
After many weeks delay due to wet weather the 2016 Premier League finally drew to a close on Saturday with the final being contested between the two leading teams, Walnuts and Scobie Rangers.
Walnuts completed the season undefeated and were the favourites to take the title but unfortunately a couple of their players had other commitments on Saturday and the team was forced to play two short.
This left Scobie Rangers in the box seat and they came out on top taking the title by 4 shots. Congratulations to David, JB, Bud, Ash and Paul.
The best player of the series also went right down to the line and was won by Les Hall with 17 votes from David Collins 15 votes and Alan Hausler 11 votes.
In conjunction with the Premier League final the day event on Saturday was Double Par, very kindly sponsored by Mackrell’s Meats, and the winner in the Ladies section was Nance Saunders on a count back from Marie Watt both with +3.
It was exactly the same scores in A grade when captain of the Walnuts, Nobby Noble, won the day from Pooch McHale.
Chris Oman again set a blistering pace in B grade for the third week in a row to take another win with an excellent score of +9.
Les Hall was runner-up with +4 on a count back from Murray Boswell.
Nearest the pins on the 3rd were won by Nobby Noble (A) Geoff Squires (B) Marg Smerdon (Ladies) and Chris Oman won on 15th.
Balls went to Murray Boswell +4, Paul Kuiper and John Flett +3 Marlene Topp +2 Tiger Livingston +1.
Ash Kuiper rounded out a handy day with an eagle on the 4th hole.
The honour board event, Isaac Memorial Four Ball, has also been completed and the winning pair was Les Hall and Geoff Squires. Congratulations Les and Geoff
Tuesday’s stableford round resulted in another win to Chris Oman with 38 points from Paul Kuiper 35points and Andrew Purdy picked up a ball with 34. Paul Kuiper also won nearest the pin.
Saturday November 5: Stroke / Medal Round. Sponsor - Knight’s Building Supplies. Assembly 11.30 am. Hit Off 12.15.
Tuesday November 9:. Stableford. Assembly 11.30 am. Hit Off noon.
Saturday November 12: Stableford - 1st Round Summer Cup. Sponsor - Techies Tyres. Assembly 11.30 am. Hit Off 12.15.
Valley View women
Our prestigious golfer of the year award was announced at the annual presentation night last Wednesday, congratulations also go to Julie Neale. Julie also won the olympic medal for the best scores in nominated Par, Stableford and Stroke events.
Other award winners were: Saturday Medal: Jan McHale. Silver Spoon: Helen Armstrong. A Grade Eclectic (63): Janice Johnstone. B Grade Eclectic (66.5): Helen Armstrong. C Grade Eclectic (70.5): Shirley Soares. Yearly Putting: Helen Emery. Most Goblers: Gill Thorsen. Most Birdies: Helen Armstrong and Emery. Most Pars (30+ handicap): Wanda Hacon. The Scratch event played on the day produced some excellent scores. Judy Greer had a stunning 90-24-66 to be the B Grade Scratch winner, and followed that up with the least putts (27). Jan McHale was the net winner on a countback from Nancy Saunders, both with 69. In C Grade, Shirley Soares was the Scratch winner, 102-34-68 and Dot Bennett was the net winner with 69. Jenni Bauerle in A Grade was the Scratch winner on 92-15-77, while Janice Johnstone had net 72. Runners-up were Tracey Wade in A Grade and Wanda Hacon from Val Powley in C Grade. Nearest the Pin winners were Anne Churches, Nancy Saunders and Robyn Norton.
Summer times start today: 8.15 am assembly for 8.30 am hit-off.