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Port Fairy Golf NEWS for 17 June 2010

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Annual June Open Tournament

The Annual June Open was played over the three days of the Queen's Birthday weekend with golfers coming from golf clubs across the state including Ballarat, Horsham, The Dunes, Kingswood, The National, Southern and Curlewis.
One hundred and thirty eight competitors competed in the Open stroke event on Saturday with Port Fairy members Tony Allen, Wayne Jenkins, Barry McCosh, Robert McCosh, Kim Freeman, Sandy Maconachie, Anne Dwyer and Anne Rendell taking out first place in all respective divisions.

With ever improving weather conditions fields of 64 and 40 players took to the links on Sunday and Monday respectively.

Again Port Fairy members were successful with the pairing of John Duncan and Colin Greene taking out the men's division of the Sunday four ball with a solid 49 points whilst the run was halted by Curlewis pair, Christine Barnett and Jenny Alderdice with 46 points in the women's division.

Monday's more relaxed format of Mixed Pinehurst was enjoyed by all competitors with John McIlroy pairing with Sundays winner, Christine Barnett, taking the honours.

Photo: Robbie McCosh presented (captain Pat Grant and v President Peter Smith) with trophy for best A grade Handicap







Photo: Jenny Alderdice and Christine Bennett from Curlewis winners of the 4BBB Stableford.










'Doris Chambers' Stableford
Thirty two players competed in the club qualifier for the state wide  'Doris Chambers' stableford event on Thursday 10 June.

Judy Stephens and Denise Harman took out first place and will represent the club during October at either Rosanna or Spring Valley golf Clubs.

Congratulations and good luck for the final!


Photo: Denise Harman and Judy Stephens



NEWS for 11 June 2010

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Activity at the Club was close to normal this week following the somewhat hectic schedule over the past few weeks where Club Championships and Pennant Finals provided plenty of interest. Congratulations again to the winning Pennant team and Club Champions Dylan O'Keefe and Anne Dwyer.

Winter affects scoring for Captain's Cup and Monthly Medal
A brisk cold front with fresh to strong and gusty winds and showers affected the field on Saturday.
The first real wintry weather experienced so far this year and scores on the day were consequently a little higher than we have been used to.
It has in fact been quite a while since a nett 76 was good enough to win a ball.
Stirling play then from those who were able to cope with a fine nett 70 from John Moore being the best score recorded and making him the winner of the Captain's Cup and Monthly Medal.
Garry Lindsay prevailed in B Grade and Peter Fisher won C Grade while the women's event was won by Joanna Flaherty for the second week in a row.

PHOTO: John Moore winner of the June Captain's Cup and Monthly Medal

Women's Stableford
Judy Austin, Pam Brebner and Helen Rix were the Grade winners in the women's stableford event on Thursday with Helen's 44 points being the best round in that competition.

Pro Comp
Marcus Wilkinson won the Pro Comp on Wednesday with 45 points going one better than his second placing the Wednesday before.

Safety on course
Safety is always an issue when playing golf.
Well struck golf shots travel at high speed and are extremely dangerous.
A golfer was recently struck in the hand by a shot from one of his playing partners and received a nasty cut.
He was off to the side but slightly in front of the person playing the shot that skewed out to the side. A lot of shots don't go on the intended line and members are reminded of the dangers of  being even slightly in front of another golfer playing his shot.
"Safety first please"!.

Women's Anti Cancer Day
The women golfers have an important competition on Thursday the 17th when they hold their annual Anti Cancer Day event.
They will no doubt raise a significant sum of money in support of this worthwhile cause as they do for several others.
Pink will naturally be the preferred clothing colour and hopefully sunny weather will encourage a large group of participants.

Discussion new course plan.
Yesterday, Bruce Grant, one of the main contributors to the latest improvement plan for the Golf Club, attended a meeting with the Club Committee to explain the detail and reasoning of the plan.

June Tournament
The annual June Tournament takes place this weekend and all members are encouraged to participate.


NEWS for 3 June 2010

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Club Championships Conclude
The 2010 Club Championships concluded with the third round on Saturday 29th May followed by the final on Sunday 30th.
The weather for the final exposed the eight competitors from each grade to testing conditions with 18 year old Dylan O'Keefe able to maintain his excellent form to produce a rarely seen par equalling total of 288 for the four rounds to claim the championship title.
Gary McCosh and Peter Nyikos were successful in B and C grades respectively whilst the 54 hole event for 55 to 65 years was taken out by Rex Grady and the 65 years plus by John Rahilly.

Photo: Dylan O'Keefe



Women's Club Championship
The final round of the women's championships was held in perfect weather on Thursday 20th May.
This resulted in another win for A grade player, Anne Dwyer with a gross score of 324 the runner-up, Diana Robinson with 330.
Anne's win is her fourth consecutive championship and brings her tally to six from the last seven years.
B grade winner, Judy Austin with 377 and runner-up Carmel O'Keefe with 389
C grade winner, Elena Hammond with 409 and runner-up Rosalie Bunge with 427.

The 54 hole event played over the first three rounds of the championships resulted in a win in A grade for Diana Robinson nett 212.
B grade winner Judy Austin nett 215 and C grade winner Elena Hammond nett 214.

Photo: Lena Hammond (C Grade Scratch) Anne Dwyer (Women's Champion) and Judy Austin (B Grade Scratch)



New Course Record for Women
Port Fairy golfer, Diana Robinson, has achieved what most golfers can only dream of, that of breaking the course record.
Playing in the recent club championships, Diana came in with an almost perfect score of 74-12-62, breaking Debbie Rix's previous course record, held since 2003.
It was a red letter day for Diana as she also won the monthly medal, best gross score, least putts and a nearest the pin.

Photo: Diana Robinson


June Tournament
The Annual June Tournament is quickly approaching and members are reminded that entries are required by Saturday 5th June to enable draws to be finalized.
This year the 4 Ball format returns as the Sunday event with a mixed Pinehurst scheduled for Monday. The popular Sunday breakfast is also scheduled again this year.


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