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The tradition continues and at Port Fairy Golf Club that means that the last Saturday event before Christmas is a four person Ambrose. It’s not everybody’s favourite game but this year it attracted a field of 152 players and the winners, M. Seargent, D. Coolahan, D. Beks and T. Richardson produced an excellent score of 56.5 from a handicap of 6.5 to run out narrow winners.

Wednesday’s Pro Comp saw Michael Hunt win on count back from Tiger Wettenhall with both players registering scores of 40 stableford points.

Golfers are reminded to keep Saturday the 21st of January free for the Club’s annual Moyneyana Open Tournament that features a 27 hole and 18 hole event.





The major news item this week is the selection of a new manager. Kerry Bond, previously general manager at Portarlington Golf Club for two years will start at Port Fairy on 9 January. Kerry has also had a brief spell with the LPGA in America during the early part of this year. The Committee and members of Port Fairy wish her a long and enjoyable stay as manager of the Club.

On a much sadder note the Committee and members of the Club were sorry to hear that highly regarded and long time member Terry Dwyer passed away on Sunday night. His presence in the field for every Wednesday, Saturday and Veteran’s event will be greatly missed. The thoughts of all Club members are with his family and friends at this time.


The weather has remained pretty good for golf however the wind did get strong and gusty on Saturday afternoon. That didn’t prevent a few good scores though and George Noonan shot a great plus seven to record the best score on the day. George played off a 27 handicap but that will be the last time he has that privilege. Gary Thomson won B grade with a fine plus five and a plus three by Brian Solomon was good enough to win A grade.

Once again two eagles were recorded on Saturday. One by Jarrod Chatfield on the 5th and another by John Boromeo on the 6th. Well done to both players.

Wednesday’s Pro Comp saw Harry Bracegirdle shoot a fine 41 points to win on count back from Dave Missen.

Golfers are reminded to keep Saturday the 21st of January free for the Club’s annual Moyneyana Open Tournament that features a 27 hole and 18 hole event.



Following an extremely busy November that featured two major events, the AGM and Club Presentation night the last week has brought a return to normal with Wednesday’s Pro Comp and Saturday’s Stableford event being the only competitions on the calendar. The weather was kind on both days and player numbers totalled 250.

The best scores on Saturday were a great 45 points by Trevor Shaw and that was closely followed by 44 point efforts from Gavin Nunn and Tony Hoy. These are the best Stableford scores for some time and demonstrate the impact of summery weather and plenty of run on the fairways.

Two eagles were recorded on Saturday. One by Aaron Finnigan on the 3rd hole and the other by Paul McNamara on the 12th. Well done to both players who are each richer to the tune of 10 golf balls.

Wednesday’s Pro Comp saw Craig Lee shoot a fine 42 points to win on count back from Harry Ponting.

Golfers are reminded to keep Saturday the 21st of January free for the Club’s annual Moyneyana Open Tournament that features a 27 hole event.

The final version of the Club’s master plan for cart storage and the clubhouse was tabled at last Thursday’s committee meeting and these will soon be on display.




Fair weather prevailed for the last Captain’s Cup and Monthly Medal competition of 2011 and winning scores of Nett 70 or less were recorded in all grades. Derek Southey won A grade with a fine nett 68 while Paul Farley was too good in B grade with a nett 70. The best score on the day was recorded in C grade where David Brown shot a red hot 66 to win the monthly medal.

Wednesday’s Pro comp. took place in cold, showery and windy weather and only 66 golfers were tough enough to cope. Mark Conlan scored 40 pts to win the competition from Daniel Madden.

The Social Club held their final event for the year on Sunday. An Ambrose event that saw John Duncan, Neil Cahill and Allen Shiels prove themselves better than the rest and come away the winners with an excellent score of 68 (7) 61.

The official opening of the Club’s new short game practice area occurred on Sunday and Vice President Evan McLaren cut the ribbon before hosting the first competition on the 3000 square metre area of putting green. This was the first of many proposed events on a first class facility that should see many members greatly improve their short game skills.



(for detailed results click on 'RESULTS', click images for detail) 

Colac's Greg Welsh won the final Doug Bachli event for 2011 with a one-stroke victory at the Golf Victoria Moyne Senior Classic played at Port Fairy Golf Club on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th November.

In fine, warm and windy conditions over the two days, Welsh won with scores of 78 and 72 for a two-round total of 150 to finish a stroke clear of Commonwealth’s Alan Bullas and Ross Percy from Cobram Barooga on 151. The National's Paul Lulofs finished in fourth place a further two strokes in arrears.

The nett (handicap reduced) trophy went to Ignatius Duivenvoorden of Yarram with nett scores of 70 and 65 for a two-round total of 135 playing from a handicap of 19. Paul Lulofs playing from a handicap of six was the runner-up on 141 with Port Fairy's Kevin Johnson third on 145 from a ten handicap.

The event was a great success with 84 golfers representing 41 clubs participating over the two days. 

Top Photo: Winner Greg Welsh and PFGC President Peter Smith.
Bottom Photo:  NETT Winner Moyne Senior Classic, Ignatius Duivenvoorden of Yarram (right) with PFGC President Peter Smith (left).






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