IT WAS a beautiful day on the course on Sunday with the men competing in a stroke round.
The winner of the day with a score of 83-15-68 was David Winchcomb, runner-up was Jeff Carnie with a score of 86-16-70 on a count back from Sam Newth.
NTP 7/16 Ray Hanson, NTP 8/16 Sam Newth, NTP 4/13 David Winchcomb.
Longest drive was Graham Turner.
Next week will be the closing day with a four person ambrose competition (any combination), everyone welcome. Hit off between 10.30am and 11.30am.
ON TUESDAY September 5, the chicken runners played stableford on the back nine.
The weather was cold, windy and showery but these chicken runners were a resilient bunch and they turned up to play on all occasions.
Alan Campbell was the winner with a runaway score of 20 points from Bruce Rasmussen who came in with 15. Well done Alan.
On Wednesday, the women had a social day and no official scores were recorded.
Next Wednesday is the final of all yearly events and the mystery trip is on Wednesday, September 27.
On Sunday, the men played stroke from the yellow markers and the winner was Tom Carboon with 62 from Max Williams (65).
Nearest the pin in one shot on the fourth was Greg Holmberg and on the sixth Dan Dockery.
The club closing and presentation day is Sunday, September 24.
The game is stableford followed by dinner in the club house.
PHIL Stanford had a terrific round in Saturday’s par event at Lockington.
His brilliant score of plus-eight was clearly the best on the course and won him the Privilege Cup, the Pentreaths Supermarket player of the day voucher and A grade honours.
Rick Connors was the distant runner-up in A grade with plus-one, ahead of Grant Humbert (+1) and Brett Stone (-1).
B grade was won by Darren Carnie with a good plus-five, from Barry Graham and Jeff Carnie, who both finished square, with Jason Wakefield (-1) next best.
Mark Lyons won C grade with a fine plus-four, ahead of Tom Scurrah and Don Muhleisen (both square) and Will Hardess (-1).
Nearest the pins: 16th, Darren Carnie; second shot ninth, Grant Humbert (A grade), Ron Dixon (B grade), Mark Lyons (C grade); second shot 11th for the six-pack smack, Grant Humbert.
Spike’s longest drive on the 14th, sponsored by Hot ‘n’ Cold Plumbing: Brett Stone (A grade), Blake Humbert (B grade), Mark Holt (C grade).
Neither the Echuca CIH eagles nest on the third, nor Captain Terry’s yardstick prize on the 16th was won.
Jayden Wright and Steve Holt have progressed to the final of the Digits Championship, with a gutsy comeback victory over Andrew Harris and Tom Scurrah, four-up.
Their rivals in the final will be Blake Humbert and Gary Milligan.
On Wednesday the women played a stableford round.
The winner of the Pentreaths Supermarket player of the day voucher was Annette Brereton with a solid score of 36 points, ahead of runner-up Pauline Humbert.
Nearest the pin was Annette Brereton.
Upcoming events: Wednesday, September 13, stroke and count the putts on duty will be Pat Schram and Yvonne Stansfield. Saturday, September 16, stroke, monthly medallists final and eagles nest day on duty will be Ray Brereton and Matt Baulch. Sunday, September 17, club mixed American championships. Friday, September 22, 4BBB fundraiser for the Lockington and District Bush Nursing Centre.
THE VICTORIAN Sand Greens Championship was held last week at the Wedderburn Golf Club.
Although only 12 men and less women play in their regular competition days, the course was a credit to the volunteers with magnificent mowed and maintained fairways, and the small scrapes were still a challenge and at times difficult to judge the break.
Jenny Major won a nearest the pin on the first round of the women’s event and was unlucky not to win another on the same hole during the second round, although none of them played to their handicaps they all enjoyed the experience.
Des Gallagher came out all fired up after Richmond’s big victory in the AFL finals.
Wearing his lucky tiger socks he shot a great round of 77 (net 64) in Saturday’s first round, unfortunately both his socks and score were on the nose by the end of Sunday’s round as his 92 put him out of the running in B grade.
Gallagher and Peter Anderson (84 and 83 respectively) were the best of the six Rochester members and finished in the top 50, Gallagher also won nearest the pin on Saturday.
Tim Quinlan declared this was going to be his last championship after playing in the first at Yea in 1972, but after his net scores of 71 and 77 the word is he will front up at Rutherglen next year.
Peter Lawford, Bruce Bryant and Richard Feuk played well in patches but found the slower scrapes not to their liking.
Congratulations to captain Lee Hicks and Darren White in winning at Kialla last Friday.
White’s first eagle in completing his three for five points was a big boost in getting them over the line with 46 stableford points.
Brad Major, Jason Cartlidge, Jake Wright and James Walsh competed in the Holden Scramble at the Sands Golf Course in Torquay and their five-under score of 65 was a great effort considering the difficult fast greens and number of bunkers in the middle of the undulating fairways.
Gary Charnas (+4) did just enough to win last Saturday’s par event from Laurie Jackel (+3).
White was nearest the pin winner while Leisa Evans won the women’s event.
Both men’s and women’s competitions will now be held on Saturdays until the end of the current season.
As Rochester is out of the GVL finals we look forward to welcoming both footballers and supporters every Saturday, hit off from 11.30am until 12.15pm.
On Wednesday the nine-hole event was once again taken out by Trevor English from Spencer Broom and Alex McQuibban.
Richard Feuk won the nearest the pin.
Tomorrow’s event is a men’s Yankee hit off from 10am.
Limited seats are still available for our trip away to Cohuna on Sunday, October 8, and don’t forget to get your teams together for the annual MND charity day on Friday, September 29, good prizes have already been sourced and with the course in good condition a great fun day is assured.