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PORT FAIRY GOLF CLUB NEWS for 28 October, 2010

Women’s golf draws to a close.

Thursday 11 November will bring the close of the Women’s golf season for 2010. On the day a nine hole competition with a 9.30am shot gun start will be followed by annual presentations and afternoon tea. Past members are most welcome to join in the post match activities at approximately 11.30am. It would be appreciated if those interested could contact Anne Eccles on 5562 6349 by Monday 8 November. 

Whilst the season is drawing to an end plenty of excitement remained in the week’s matches with the Singles Knockout producing some very close results. In last week’s semi-finals Cathy Wagg Jean Wilson won their respective matches 1 up and then slogged it out in the final for 19 holes before Cathy finally prevailed. 

On Thursday the women’s annual Guest Day was well supported with an excellent field of 72 players. The competition was 4BBB Stableford and the eventual winning pair was Port Fairy stalwart Vi Fenwick and S. Haylock of Warrnambool with 47 points. In second place was the team of Port Fairy’s Beryl Duncan and D. Howland of Warrnambool who just missed out with 46 points. 

Other events

The Stableford event on Saturday drew a good field of 124 players which was the largest for some time. Clearly the brighter, warmer spring weather has induced a number of members to dust of their clubs and have a game. Luke Dwyer won A Grade, David Baulch was successful in B Grade while the best score of the day came from veteran C grade golfer Warren Roney who posted 44 points. This score was equalled in Wednesday’s Pro Comp by Rod Maher and was again good enough to win the event. 

Busy times ahead

The next few weeks are a very active time for the golfing community. The Club’s Annual General Meeting will occur at 8.00pm on Thursday, 28 October. This will be followed by a Stableford event on Melbourne Cup day and Friday, 5 November will see the Club host the Annul Presentation night. Next on the calendar is the annual Moyne Senior’s Classic that will take place on Thursday the 25th and Friday the 26th.




PORT FAIRY GOLF CLUB NEWS for 21 October, 2010

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New developments

Work has begun on the implementation of Clayton Golf Design most recent master plan for course development. The club has been most fortunate to acquire the services of Mr Bruce Grant, who worked closely on the project whilst employed by Clayton Golf Design, to oversee the works. The initial work includes a number of relocated and alternate tee boxes. The effect of these changes can at times be subtle however they create interest among members and visitors alike which ensures the quality of the course remains a talking point within the golfing community. 


PHOTOS: Hardworking ground staff prepare the newest Tee Box overlooking the dunes and ocean.


Busy times ahead

Members are facing a busy time over the coming weeks. The social club will host Grange Golf Club this Sunday, whilst the club Annual General Meeting is scheduled for 8.00pm, Thursday 28 October. A Melbourne Cup Day Stableford kicks off November with Presentation night to follow on Friday 5th.  Also in November is the Women’s golf final day whilst the annual Moyne Senior Classic will be held on Thursday 25 and Friday 26th.

Women’s golf draws to a close.

Thursday 11 November will see the Women’s golf season close. Annual presentations and afternoon tea will follow a nine hole competition beginning with a shot gun start at 9.30am. Past members are most welcome to join us for the post match activities, at approximately 11.30am. It would be appreciated if those interested could contact Anne Eccles on 55626349 by Monday 8 November.


PORT FAIRY GOLF CLUB NEWS for 14 October, 2010

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‘Legacy Day’

Saturdays annual Legacy Charity Day attracted 156 competitors. Danny Smith playing off a handicap of 11 was successful with 43 points, whilst the Ex Servicemen trophy was awarded to Simon Cole from Barwon Heads with 35 points. All golfers embraced the spirit of the day whilst competing for a number of novelty events and contributed to funds raised through their competition fee and raffles etc. It is expected that in excess of $2000 will be raised.

Victorian Country Spring tournament

Last week fifteen Port Fairy women golfers travelled to Mildura to compete in the annual Victorian Country Spring tournament. The tournament was played at Mildura and Coomealla golf courses which were both described as challenging. These courses proved no challenge to evergreen Port Fairy player, Viola Fenwick. Vi won both the Tuesday’s B grade 18 hole gross and nett divisions, the tournaments B grade 36 hole gross division as well as two team events on Wednesday. Also successful in the teams event on Wednesday were Beryl Duncan and Di Grieves.

PHOTO: Vi Fenwick

Cumper / Leishman Day

Another annual event was held on Monday 11 October. This time it was the golfing veterans turn with the Cumper / Leishman trophies to be decided. Sixty nine golfers from across the district took part with the honours sitting squarely with Port Fairy members at the end of the day. The coveted ‘Cumper Shield’ was awarded to Tony Eccles for his excellent score of 42 points whilst second place was filled by Peter Smith one point short on 41. The ‘Leishman Trophy’, for golfers aged 66 years plus, was presented to Port Fairy veterans club president, Evan McLaren, after a return of 39 points.

PHOTO: Laurie Cumper presents Tony Eccles with the ‘ Lionel Cumper Memorial Shield’

Victory to the Presidents Team

The final round of the Club Team Championship was held on Sunday 10 October under a single handicap match play format. Once again the Presidents team were too strong, out playing the Captains team 7 matches to 1. The overall standing at the completion of this event saw the Presidents team victorious 17 matches to 5.

PHOTO: The victorious Presidents team. (Back )Roger Wake, Rory Quigley.(centre) Paul Williams, Nelson Williams, Mark Jenkins, Luke Dwyer, Paul Dwyer. (front) Evan McLaren

PORT FAIRY GOLF CLUB NEWS for 7 October, 2010

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Top rounds required to win Monthly Medals.
Monthly Medals were decided in both women’s golf and men’s Saturday competitions during the past week. The number of sub 70 nett scores returned gave an indication of the quality of both the conditions and the golf played. In Saturdays club competition nett 68 was needed by Dylan O’Keefe and Ross Manniche to win A and B grades respectively, whilst the medal was taken out by Bill Millard with nett 66 in C grade. The women’s section on Saturday saw two outstanding results with both Carolyn Demeye and Linda Creek carding nett 61. Linda who was defeated on count back must wonder what she needs to do to get a win.

Women’s  Medal.
September’s medal was decided on Thursday last with another sub nett 70 required for victory. On this occasion, Helen  Rix, was the winner with nett 66 in C grade whilst Pam Brebner and Marlene Hoy returned nett 67 in their respective grades. The best score off the stick was recorded by Anne Dwyer with 82 who also took out the putting section with 27 puts for the 18 holes.

PHOTO: Helen Rix, September Monthly Medal winner.

‘Legacy Day’
Members are reminded that the annual Legacy Charity Day will take place on Saturday 9 October, with all completion monies being donated to the Warrnambool Branch of Legacy. Please enter early and support this event.

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