Last week, the Niners had a Rod and Ray day for a change.
Ray Peake was the winner with a score of 53-15-38, with Rod McAsey (57-17-40) finishing as runner-up.
Ray also claimed NTP 5th and the straightest drive 9th while Rod had the best putter of the day with 14 putts.
The ladies didn’t have a competition this week.
Denise Pappin and Naida Belot played Mitiamo’s 4BBB last Tuesday and got a win.
Saturday’s golf was played in perfect winter weather with our best field of the season, while we welcomed back Shane Bywaters for his first hit in over a year.
Peter Anderson finally had a win with +1 in the par event, as president Ian Clark (square) finished as runner-up with Steven Bubb and Jake Wright a stroke further back.
In the short course event — playing off the white tees — Gary Charnas had the best score of the day +5, Tim Quinlan back from overseas was next best on -1.
NTPs: 3rd — Neil Coghill; 5th — Charnas; 8th — Alex McQuibban; 9th/18th — Wright.
Another good field saw new member Ken Lambert draw treasurer Steve Malley to take out Wednesday’s combined 4ball stableford event over the shortened back nine with 40 points.
Peter Anderson and Kevin McCormick were runners-up on 39 followed by Peter Hyden and Rob Vise (36).
Tim Quinlan and Vise were nearest the pin winners.
Des Gallagher is looking for players wishing to go to Avoca for the Victorian Sand Green Championships to be played over the weekend of September 7 and 8.
Rochester has been represented in this annual event since its inception and has been fortunate to host the tournament on two previous occasions.
This Saturday is the first round of our club championships and captain Leigh Hicks is looking forward to good numbers over the next three weeks where the best two rounds will be taken to determine the winner in all grades.
A new trophy will also be struck for the best scores over the revised short course for those members wishing to play off the white markers.
Louise Williams won last Friday’s ladies event, with president Jenny Major reminding players of all abilities to come and join the ladies every Friday from 9am.
The course was in excellent condition for Saturday’s stroke round.
Best on course was Travis Mancer with a great round of 81-16-65, which won him the monthly medal, the Giddings Supermarket player of the day voucher and B grade honours.
Grant Humbert played some super golf to finish with a 2-under par 68 for a nett 66 to win A grade in a competitive finish from Steve Holt (82-15-67), Mat Dennis (75-8-67) and Kevin Humbert (79-10-69).
Bruce Haines (91-22-69) was the B grade runner-up, with Darren Carnie (90-19-71) next best.
JD Wright (93-26-67) won C grade on a countback from Tony Brooke (101-34-67), thanks to his terrific inside nine of only 43 off the stick, next best was Tom Scurrah (95-24-71).
Gartside Cup qualifiers: Travis Mancer, JD Wright, Mat Dennis; standby – Tony Brooke.
NTPs: 3rd – Ian Maddison; 2nd shot 11th – Steve Holt (A), Jeff Carnie (B), Blake Humbert (C); 2nd shot 18th for the 6-pack smack – Grant Humbert.
Spike’s longest drive on the 15th, sponsored by Hot ‘n’ Cold Plumbing: Mat Dennis (A), Ian Maddison (B), Blake Humbert (C).
A number of Lockington golfers travelled over to Mitiamo and enjoyed playing in their annual tournament.
Terry Thomas was in the winner’s circle when he teamed up with Rick Connors to win the men’s 4BBB Division 1.
Upcoming events: Wednesday July 10 – Stroke. Duty: Carolyn Mitchell, Pam Pollock. Saturday July 13 – Par – Privilege Cup. Duty: Don Muhleisen, Darren Carnie.
Last Tuesday started off cold but soon became a nice sunny morning for the chicken runners.
A big welcome back to Wayne Goodyear but we soon confused him by playing off the yellow markers, he had club selection problems with his second shot.
Stroke was the choice of play and it was won by Phil Mace with a 32 nett, as count putts went to Stuart Ayson with 14 putts.
Our ladies have been representing our club very well in the last few weeks and it paid off for Sherryn Pedersen by winning at Mitiamo.
Lorna Wilson also came home with a nearest the pin.
Next Sunday the men will be playing the first round of their championship and monthly medal.
The ladies will be playing stableford, monthly medal and count putts round 3.
The club’s captain’s day was held on Sunday, and unfortunately the weather took a turn for the worse and not everyone finished their round.
The ladies elected to spilt their rounds into nine and 18 hole competitions.
Winner of the 18 hole competition was Kate McMahon with 37 stableford points, and winner of the captain’s day trophy was Louise Williams with 32 points.
Anita Ward won the nine hole tournament with 18 points, while Kate McMahon from Ballarat won the longest drive.
The winner of the men’s trophy with 40 stableford points was Todd Louttit as Ian Hunter finished second with 35 points.
NTPs: 4/11 and 4/13 — I. Hunter, second shot; 7/16 — F. Lee. Hunter also won the six-pack on the third shot.
The longest drive went to S. Dyson and the metre beater was worth $61.
Next week is an important club day with Ward/McAsey day being played as a stableford roun, with all members encouraged to play.
The following week is the first round of our club championship.