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PORT FAIRY GOLF CLUB NEWS for 28 April, 2011

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Busy Easter

The links were extremely busy over the extended Easter and ANZAC weekend period.  The Saturday competition field consisted of 174 members and guests, whilst the tee booking for casual golf after the competition field extended well past 3.00pm.  With the weather improving the keen golfers took the chance to complete extra rounds with many returning each day.  Monday's Social club event was well attended and played in excellent conditions although the late finish did prove challenging into the setting sun.  The next Social Club event is the popular ‘Donohue Day’ to be held on Sunday 22 May and members are asked to get their names in early.

Men’s Club Championships

Members are reminded that the Men’s Club Championships are scheduled to begin on Saturday 14 May. Entries must be placed at the entry table in the club rooms by Wednesday 4 May to allow for a draw to take place which will be displayed in the pro shop from Saturday 7 May.  The match committee wish to advise that allocated tee times and playing groups must be adhered too.

 

PORT FAIRY GOLF CLUB NEWS for 21 April, 2011

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Women’s Championship

The final round of the women’s club Championship was conducted in ideal conditions on Thursday 14 April. A keen group of onlookers who followed all three pairings over the concluding holes witnessed quality golf and good spirited competition.

The C Grade division was first to finish with Helen Rix chipping close to the pin on the 13 hole to establish an unassailable lead over Helen Greene of 7up with 5 holes to play. The other divisions were decided later on the course with Di Grieves claiming victory over Pam Brebner 2 up with 1 to play, whilst our new 2011 Champion Martina Whelan prevailed on the 15th green to defeat Di Robertson 4 up with 3 to play. Martina’s victory has been hard fought over the past weeks where she firstly eliminated 2010 champion, and 6 time winner, Anne Dwyer in the semi final to take her place against Di in the final.

Photos:  Images of the 2011 Women's Championship

  

  

 

 

Men’s Club Championships

Members are reminded that the Men’s Club Championships are scheduled to begin on Saturday 14 May. Entries must be placed at the entry table in the club rooms by Wednesday 4 May to allow for a draw to take place which will be displayed in the pro shop from Saturday 7 May. The match committee wish to advise that allocated tee times and playing groups must be adhered too. 

 

Course Development

As mentioned in previous articles the new practice facility is taking shape with the latest step the spray seeding completed on Monday. We all look forward to the greening of this area. Those of us with a ‘sand allergy’ cannot rest easy though as new bunkers have appeared on the 7th, 10thand 12th holes.

 

PORT FAIRY GOLF CLUB NEWS for 14 April, 2011

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Women’s Championship

The final round of the women’s club Championship will be conducted this morning, Thursday 14 April. The Club Champion will be decided through a match play round between Di Robertson and Martina Whelan after the later defeated defending champion Anne Dwyer at the 20th hole last week. The B Grade is to be contested between Di Grieves and Captain Pam Brebner whilst C Grade will see Helen Rix and Helen Greene competing after they all recorded solid wins last week.

Autumn is Pennant Season

Pennant is in full swing with golfers experiencing the full force of unfavourable autumn conditions in their recent rounds. The third round of the CDGA competition was held in driving rain on Sunday with only two of our five teams managing to return wins. Also in their third round, the WGWD competition was held on waterlogged courses on Monday after record rains were recorded across the district.

New Practice Facility

Great interest has been shown in the development of the new practice facility at the entrance to the course. This short game practice area will provide all the challenges required to keep those practice hours interesting. The area has been treated with a fumigant prior to seeding and all club members, and the general public, are advised to avoid the area for their personal safety and to ensure a quality finish is obtained.

 

PORT FAIRY GOLF CLUB NEWS for 7 April, 2011

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Monthly Medal

TheApril Captain’s Cup round was conducted in ideal golfing conditions last Saturday with scores from all grades testifying to the quality of golf played. In A grade, Club Captain, Pat grant put his hand up with an impressive 80(13)67 for a shot at his own cup however it was not to be with results from the other grades outstanding. Paul Farley, B Grade, returned with 85(19)66 only to be outdone in turn by Michael Johnson, C Grade, with the cup winning score of 86(22)64.

Women’s Championship

The 3 qualifying rounds of stroke have been completed for the Women’s Championships and in the next 2 weeks there will be 2 rounds of Match play for the 4 qualifiers in each grade. The qualifiers are; A grade Di Robinson, Anne Dwyer, Martina Whelan and Denise Harman; B Grade Helen Wake, Karen Conlan, Pam Brebner, Di Grieves and C Grade Helen Greene, Helen Rix, Jan Willey and Julie Carter,

Semi finals will be contested on Thursday 7, April with the final scheduled for the following Thursday. We extend our best wishes to all qualifiers.

Belfast Classic

The annual Belfast Classic event was conducted over the weekend. This year the numbers were slightly down, however this group of members and supporters again enjoyed their golf and post match revelry and along the way raised funds for the ‘Alec Calvert Junior Development Fund’. This fund now retains a healthy level consisting of donations from the Belfast Classic group and matched by the club in general. The interest earnings are directed toward junior development within the club on both an individual and group basis.

New Practice Facility

Great interest has been shown in the development of the new practice facility at the entrance to the course. This short game practice area will provide all the challenges required to keep those practice hours interesting. The area has been treated with a fumigant prior to seeding and all club members, and the general public, are advised to avoid the area for their personal safety and to ensure a quality finish is obtained.

PHOTO: The short game area is taking shape.



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