ROB Reid was a surprised winner of the Monthly Medal in Saturday’s stroke event at Parkland.
Rob carded 78-24-54 to also win the C Grade trophy. All grade winners finished on a net 54.
Runner-up was Fred Roberts with 77-21-56 after a countback from Barry Scott 76-20-56.
A grade went to Kevin Stone with 66-12-54 while John Ellis was runnerup on 65-10-55. John Bauerle was third with 69-13-56.
B Grade was won by Max Jenkins 69-15-54 after a countback from John Thompson 70-16-54.
Sue Reid won the women’s A grade with 73-21-52. Runner-up was Bev McLay on 73-21-52 after the countback.
Heather Sleeth was third with 73-15-58 after a countback from four others.
Jan Gentle won B grade with 84-28-56. Runner-up was Lyn Fraser on 81-23-58 while third went to Marg Flint with 86-28-58.
Ball winners were Marg Tucker, Thelma Wootton-Jones, Pauline Laidlaw, Barney McDonald, Bruce Walkeden, Paul Dickens, Harry Wayland, Paul McInnes and Les Jones.
Nearest the pins went to Kevin Stone 1st, Kathy Fanning 9th and Fred Roberts 18th. Vouchers were supported by Drummond Golf.
A touch of Continental golf was played on Wednesday by the men. Six holes of Pinehurst, ambrose and best ball created the Chop Suey flavour.
Brian Prendergast and John Thompson were declared the winners with a net 44.5 while David Wassall and Mal Baker were runnerup on the same score.
Third were Rob Reid and Doug Cox on net 45 after a countback from the Glen Smith and Bernie Elliott combination.
Ball winners were Harry Wayland/Vaughan Moss, Neville Thompson/Roden Brady, and Don McKenzie/Raff Ludeman.
Nearest the pins went to Barney McDonald 1st, Brian Prendergast 9th, Peter Fraser 15th and Kevin Jewell 18th. The encouragement award went to Bob Troy and Len Flint.
JUNIORS: Tait Peterson won the only grade on Saturday with 79-26-53. Runner-up was Joshua Cartwright with a net 57.
Golfers are reminded that presentation day will be held on Sunday, September 17 starting at 9.30am-10am for the junior-adult event.
Juniors and members were able to witness through live streaming of the climbing of the Crown Metropol Hotel towers by Wayne Peterson and many other CFA members for the raising of money for mental health.
Saturday: Mixed Pinehurst and Singles Stableford. Duty: Noon-12:30pm. Shotgun. Duty: D.McKenzie. Bar: J.Ellis.
Monday: Goulburn Valley Veterans.
Tuesday: Ladies Medley (6x6x6). Choose own partners. 9:30am-10am. Shotgun. Footy Day. Duty: B.Howard, K.Bell, L.McInnes, F.Toms.
Wednesday: Men’s Two Person Ambrose. Duty: G.Ward. Bar: K.Bell. Kitchen: J.Bauerle.
Ladies event this week was stroke round with best net score sponsored Ky Pizza & Pasta.
A grade winner was Kathy Fanning 78-22-56 net. Runner-up was Sue Reid 79-22-57.
B grade winner was Pamela Spokes 83-31-52 on a countback from runner-up Noalene Key 81-29-52.
Ball competition: Marg Flint 53, Sally Powderham 56, Daphne Jewell 57, Daphne Smith 57, Bev McLay 58. Nearest the pin: Chris Coleman. Best scratch score: Pamela Spokes who was also the winner of Ky Pizza & Pasta.
ANOTHER Valley View veteran wound back the clock on Saturday with Dom Cerrone winning his first medal in some years.
As with July winner Kevin Bauerle, Dom tells his last medal dates back to the days of the Medalist’s Mug.
On Saturday The Godfather posted 88-18-70 in a remarkably consistent round that comprised three pars and 14 bogies with the only hiccup a triple bogey eight on the par five eigth.
Dom won the medal with one shot to spare from B Grade runner up Graeme Harrison, who carded 93-22-71, and A Grade winner Ash Kuiper who posted the day’s best gross round of 79 to finish with net 71 also.
Ash finished well in front of the rest of the A Grade field with Peter Blackmore finishing as the A Grade runner up with 93-17-76 in a four way count back from Kevin Bauerle, Mick Coyne and Paul Kuiper.
The women also posted some good scores with Jan McHale prevailing with 94-24-70 by two shots from Judy Greer who posted 94-22-72 and picked up the voucher on the 15th along the way.
For some reason the radar was not working on the day and only one player found the target on the third with Bill Murray winning the A Grade NTP Ball.
Nancy Saunders (net 73), Peter Mangan (73), Bill Stone (74), Marie Watt (75) and Sharon Harrison (75) all picked up balls in the ball comp.
Next week we will contest the rescheduled Buckell – Cooper day which will be a Stableford event.
The day will start with a barbecue lunch at 11am before the assembly at 11.30 for a 12.15pm shot gun start.
Saturday, September 9: (Barbecue 11am. Assembly 11.30am). Buckell-Cooper Stableford. Duty: G Armstrong and C Larcombe.
Saturday, September 16: (Assembly 11.30am). Par. Sponsor: Kerr’s Pharmacy. Duty: A Hausler and B Thorsen
Tuesdays: Stableford: Assembly 11.30am.
Our Golden Day last Tuesday was most generously sponsored by Kyabram Showcase Jewellers.
The winners, Megan Carr and Emily Fowler from Mooroopna, were delighted with their beautiful bracelets, as were the local runners-up, Jenni Bauerle and Leanne Busch.
Leanne and Jenni should have been very pleased with their net 66, in the 4BBB Stroke event, but as they acknowledged in their acceptance speech, they could have reviewed their game many times and never come up with the six strokes that forced them into second place.
Julie Daniel from Numurkah won our inaugural Pot of Gold on the 15th, while Loraine Smith, Marlene Topp and Beryl Krake took home the more conventional Nearest the Pin prizes.
Balls down the line went to Marg Smerdon and Marilyn Ross, net 67, Julie Daniel and Nola Dalton, Jan McHale and Marlene Topp and Gill Thorsen and Helen Emery all on 68, and Nancy Saunders and Lorraine De Ravin on 69.
A number of district clubs were represented and it was wonderful having so many visitors enjoying our hospitality.
The following day saw a small group of hardy golfers fronting up again for the Stableford event. Jenni Bauerle continued her terrific form to take the A Grade win with 35 points, followed by Janice Johnstone on 33, on a count back from Julie Neale. Another count back in B Grade sorted Bev Lyon as the winner from Jan McHale, both on 35 points. Helen Emery was closest to the pin.
Next week will be a Stableford event sponsored by Valley View.
GLENN and Kim of Newton’s Parcel Service put on another sensation day of golf at Merrigum on Saturday.
They, along with their supporting sponsors, provided amazing prizes that were so numerous that nobody went home a loser, and that is saying something given the size of the field that contested the pairs ambrose event.
The amount of work put in by Kim and Glenn was evident the moment one set foot in the clubhouse with tables full of the day’s trophies.
The course was in fantastic nick thanks to our hard working volunteers so all we needed was good weather.
After two great days weatherwise on Thursday and Friday, the forecast rain for Saturday threatened to derail the day, however fortunately it didn’t come to fruition and the day for the most part remained reasonably mild.
Cory Berghofer and Clare Doherty were in hot form and easily won the day with a score of 73-13-60, a massive four shots ahead of their nearest rivals.
Cory is the most consistent golfer in the club at the moment despite not playing as regularly as most and Clare has shown that she is becoming a really good golfer.
As a team they proved to be as formidable a combination as you might find. The runners-up were J. Kerrins and B. Kalder with 64 net while Simon Doherty and Zaylee Newham finished in third place with 64.75.
It was after that when the logjam occurred with little separating quite a few of the pairs. Winners of the ladies event were Sue Turnbull and S. Curran with 76.75.
Men’s and ladies nearest the pin winners respectively were, on the sixth Bill Bray and Tash Doherty, the ninth Simon and Tash Doherty, the twelfth Cory Berghofer and Sue Turnbull and the fourteenth Mick Mulcahy and Nicole Doherty.
The longest drives were won by Brendan Spittles and Zaylee Newham and the nearest second shots on the eighteenth were taken out by R. Stannard and Jan Christou.
Once again the Merrigum Golf Club is indebted to Glenn and Kim and Newton’s Parcel Service for their ongoing support and the effort they both put into making the day a success, not only with trophies but with the number of visitors they attracted to the club for the day.
It is very much appreciated by our small club.
This Saturday’s event is par so come along and challenge yourself.