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PORT FAIRY GOLF CLUB NEWS for 30 September, 2010

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Presidents team extends lead.
Saturday’s, pre grand final, foursomes event was contested by 88 golfers including those competing in the third round of the Club Teams Championship. Although not successful in the club competition the Presidents representatives were able to extend their lead by another two matches to take a 10 to 4 advantage into Sunday weeks final.

Women’ golf.
Women’s golf took centre stage over the past week with the annual 30 to 45 markers day attracting 39 players from local clubs. Port Fairy was well represented at the trophy presentations with Carolyn Demeye winning the 30 to 39 handicap group from Cheryl Hill, whilst Wendy Starling was runner up in the 40 to 45 handicap section. The fun continued at the weekly Women’s Thursday competition with all involve taking on the AFL theme by competing in the team colours for the day.

PHOTO: Winners 30 to 45 Markers Day




PHOTO: AFL theme even at golf.

‘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.






PORT FAIRY GOLF CLUB NEWS for 23 September, 2010

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Alec Calvert’ Junior Open

The annual ‘Alec Calvert Junior Open’ was conducted on Monday 20 September. Participants and graduates from the clubs junior development program competed for the Open Boys and Girls Championship together with divisions for higher handicap and non handicap junior golfers. An outstanding performance by Nelson Williams with 76 off the stick will see his name engraved on the perpetual trophy which also includes the name of local golfing professional Mark Leishman who won the event twice when competing in the junior ranks. Another quality performance from Joanna Flaherty gave her the Open Girls title to add to her list of achievements.

PHOTO: Winner from Junior Open event. Joanna Flaherty (Open Girls) Nelson Williams (Open Boys) Matthew Cameron (Division 2) Ben Williams( Non Handicap)

Saturday 4BBB and Teams Event

Saturdays 4 Ball event doubled as the second round of the Captains verse Presidents Teams Championship. Some very solid golfing saw the Presidents team win the day 2 matches to 1, extending the teams lead after the second round to 5 matches. Pressure will be on the Captains team this week to reverse the trend.

Course Rating Official

The club has been awaiting official notification of its course rating under the newly adopted USGA system. Although conducted on a very calm day a good deal of weighting was given to the wind factor for Port Fairy’s links with the Men’s Championship Course (blue markers) receiving a Scratch Rating of 71.6 and the Women’s Course (red markers) a Scratch Rating of 72.7. A short course (white markers from the women’s tee box) for some junior and super veterans events was rated at 68.4. These ratings will be converted to a ‘Slope Index’ to allow for handicap adjustments, when visiting other courses, under the full USGA system to be implemented in stages over the coming year.


PORT FAIRY GOLF CLUB NEWS for 16 September, 2010

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Amenities Day
Fifty women golfers from across the district came to Port Fairy on Thursday 9 September for the annual amenities day.  With weather conditions on the improve, all players enjoyed the keen competition under the 3 BBB format with the best two scores counting. Winners on the day, Bev Bourke, Jill Millard and Cheryl Hill hail from both the MacArthur and Port Fairy Golf Clubs whilst second place went to the Warrnambool team of Sue Haylock, Jenni Sock and Jennifer Bullivant. 

PHOTO: President Anne Eccles congratulates winning team Cheryl Hill, Bev Bourke and Jill Millard.



‘Alec Calvert’ Junior Open
Junior club members warmed up for the upcoming ‘Alec Calvert’ Junior Open on Saturday with a nine hole stroke event for handicapped and non handicapped players. Late entries will be accepted for the junior open to be held on Monday 20 September. Enquiries should be directed to Evan McLaren on 55611727 or 0407537438.

PHOTO: Up and coming Junior golfers prepare for Junior Open.









Event Deciders.
Over the past weeks two of the clubs prestige events have drawn to their conclusions. The ‘Riddell Cup’, played over 3 rounds of stroke play has been won by Shane West with a nett total of 219 whilst the inaugural ‘Jim Fitzwilliam’ Shield, awarded to the Veterans Champion has been awarded to Philip Laird after three rounds of Stableford competition resulted in a 113 point total. This gave Phil a one point win over Veterans President, Evan McLaren.

PHOTO: Shane West ‘Riddell Cup’






PHOTO: Evan McLaren congratulates Phil Laird.













PORT FAIRY GOLF CLUB NEWS for 9 September, 2010

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Weather wins again.

Most golfers were reluctant to venture onto the links with the forecast as it was for Saturday. The field of 43 was bolstered by those committed to representing our Captain, Pat Grant, and President, John Rahilly, in the Club Teams Challenge. The first round saw the teams of eight battle it out in a single stroke format with best nett scores deciding each match. The Presidents team, led by Evan McLaren have taken an early lead by defeating Pat Grants team six games to two. Round two coincides with the 4BBB Stroke competition scheduled for Saturday 18 September. Tee times for the teams will be from 11.45am.

PHOTO: Pat Grant (Captain) and Evan McLaren (representing President John Rahilly) face off for the Club Teams event.

Women Beat the Pro

Thursday 2 September was one to celebrate for many of our women golfers who gained bragging rights over club professional Paul Smith. In the annual ‘Beat the Pro’ day 20 of the field of 30 managed to post a higher stableford score than the Pro who was gracious in defeat and presented all victors with a new ball.

PHOTO: Club Professional Paul Smith

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