Kevin McCormack was the runaway winner of our Niners competition.
He scored 42-91/2-321/2 and also took nearest the pin on the seventh.
David Marshall and John Oakley battled it out for runner-up with David (54-17-37) winning the countback.
Rod McAsey is back in form, with the straightest drive on the ninth, the putting (11) and the Monthly Medal.
Wednesday Ladies played a stroke round and the short break up north did Naida Belot good, as she scored 59-211/2-371/2 to win the day.
Straightest drive on the third went to Naida as did the putting (15).
Faye Latter was runner-up (62-22-40).
Our new summer member, Jennifer Broome was the recipient of the raffle. A nice welcome for Jennifer.
Tomorrow is our last winter game for the ladies, playing stroke. Faye Latter on duty.
Our course is playing very well and it would good to see more players taking advantage of the excellent conditions. Come along and try it.
Our closing day is Monday, October 9 with a combined day playing Yankee. Any combination.
9am for 10am hit-off, followed by a free luncheon.
Summer Golf Opening is Sunday, October 15, 12.30 pm for 1pm hit-off, followed with a sausage sizzle.
Again it will be a mixed Yankee of any combination.
And don’t forget, the AGM is October 18, 7.30pm at the club rooms.
The 39th Joy Bickford Rose Bowl event was played last Tuesday.
Golfers enjoyed glorious weather and the course was in excellent condition, some terrific scores returned before a delicious meal
Fourteen teams contested the Bowl, with players from Axedale, Bamawm, Belvoir Park, Bendigo, Calivil, Campaspe, Castlemaine, Drouin, Elmore, Mitiamo, Neangar Park, Quarry Hill, Rich River and Rochester.
Melva Howell, Joy Bickford’s daughter, has been trying to win the Bowl for a few years with various Rich River teams, and this year was finally the year.
Together with team members Sally Hojnik and Di Johnson, they combined brilliantly to score 123 points to win the Bowl. It was a very special moment for all with Joy presenting the trophy to the absolutely delighted winning team.
Runner-up was from Elmore (Joy Rasmussen, Janet Simmie and Lorna Wilson) with an excellent 116, with another Rich River team (Lyn Kingston, Marion Whatley and Di Gallagher) three points back in third.
Individual winners: A grade: Lyn Kingston (Rich River) 40, c/b; runner-up Joy Rasmussen (Elmore) 40.
B grade: Sally Hojnik (Rich River) 45 (the days best score); runner-up Chris Pearce (Quarry Hill) 43.
C grade: Annette Holmes (Axedale) 41; runner-up Chris Turner (Bamawm) 35. Lockington members: Kathy Connors 39.
Nearest the pins: 3rd: Chris Kelly (Rich River); 17th: Jan Clymo (Calivil); second shot 9th: Joy Rasmussen (birdie). Ball comp: 39 Melva Howell, Di Johnson, Joan Hughes, Janet Simmie; 38 Debbie Bish (Axedale), Di Gallagher, Gayle Gerrish (Neangar Park); 37 Denise Pappin (Campaspe), Lorna Wilson.
There was more golf on Wednesday, with Pauline Humbert best-on-course for Wednesday’s stableford round with a fine score of 37 points.
Nearest the pin third shot 12th: Sherryl Jones.
The final of the 2017 Handicap Matchplay Championship has been decided, with the title going to Sherryl Jones, who defeated Annette Brereton.
There was a good turn-up for Saturdays three-man ambrose event. Andrew Harris, Kevin Humbert and Grant Humbert combined brilliantly to return the day’s best scratch score of 58 (12 under par) and best nett score of 54.5.
Nett runners-up were Jeff Carnie, Blake Humbert and Darren Carnie with a solid 68-9.5-58.5, ahead of Terry Thomas, Steve Holt and Jayden Wright (59.5).
James Hodgens, Tim Staley and Matt Higgins were next best with 68-8-60.
Kevin Humbert had a day out winning four nearest the pins(9th, 13th, 17th and secondnd shot 11th for the six-pack smack). The others were won by Tim Staley (3rd), Jayden Wright (7th) and Phil Stanford (16th).
Spike’s Longest Drive on the 15th, sponsored by Hot’n’Cold Plumbing: A grade: Grant Humbert; B grade: Blake Humbert; C grade Matt Higgins.
Neither the Echuca CIH eagle’s nest on the third, nor Captain Terry’s yardstick prize on the 16th were won.
Upcoming events: Wednesday, October 4: Final Day nine hole novelty event. Duty: Bev Muhleisen, Pauline Humbert.
Friday, October 6: Lockington Lions Club Golf Day 4BBB. Hit off from 11am. Enquiries to Tom Scurrah on 0428 345 914.
Saturday, October 7: Novelty Day.
Sunday, October 8: Closing Day four person ambrose, any combination. Hit off from 11am.
Saturday, October 14: Presentation Night, 7.30pm. Bring and share casserole tea, special members draw.
Jason "Dusty" Cartlidge, decked out in his Tigers gear, led his team to victory at the MND charity day, with a best on ground performance.
In true Dusty fashion, Cartlidge covered extra meters, however his brute strength and the short game ability of his teammates took home the MND premiership cup with a great score of 10 under 61 in the four-person ambrose event last Friday.
The near capacity field of 100 players enjoyed fine weather and with the white tees in play the scores were red hot.
The team of Les Headington, Chris Trewin, David Fuller and Peter Palmer showed their hidden ability to win the handicap event (64 net 50 1/2), from the Kialla team led by Ross Campbell (62 net 51 1/4) on a count back from husband and wife combination of Dick and Karen Ballantyne and Wayne and Louise Williams (63 net 51 1/4).
The Lockington team of Kevin Humbert, Andrew Harris, Graeme Hodgens and Darren Carnie were the next best (62 net 52 5/8), big hitting and low handicap player Grant Humbert’s team of Rachel Major, Karen Taylor and Stuart Newton playing some great golf to shoot 62 net 53 1/8 to finish in the top five.
Other good net scores and ball winners were the teams of Peter Lawford, Kim Mundie, Georgina Roberts and Judy Anderson and Tim Cottam, Brad Major,Travis Lee and Rod Montague and the Collier crew.
Grant Humbert showed why he plays off a one handicap by winning the longest drive with his drive of over 250 meters and Anita Ward had a great hit down the 15th to win the ladies her the Ladies long drive.
Mary Rodger and Mark Holt were closest to the string on the 10th, Peter Palmer, former Rochester resident Winnie Lavery, Sheryl Jones and Tim Staley were the nearest the pin winners and Andrew Purdy took home the super pin prize of a dozen balls for his nice shot on the 12th.
Captain Lee Hicks congratulated every one for making the day such a success, in particular the members, sponsors and visitors who contributed in raising over $2,000 going to such a worthwhile cause as the Motor Neurone Disease Foundation.
Next Sunday is our annual trip away to Cohuna Golf Club. The bus will depart at 9.45 from outside the Swimming pool, final names and handicaps to be forwarded to Peter Anderson by Wednesday 2pm at the latest as we will be playing in Cohuna’s spring four ball event.