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PORT FAIRY GOLF CLUB NEWS for 24 February, 2011

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Giving Golf A Go’

Twenty three beginner golfers enrolled in the Vic Health and Golf Victorias ‘Give Golf a Go’ program have begun a three week program comprising three one hour clinics conducted by Club Professionals Paul Smith and Anthony Warburton. In overcast but calm conditions all participants enjoyed their first hit out on Tuesday and will progress to playing on the course over the next weeks. It is hoped many will progress into our Tuesday new golfers program and then on to full club membership to enjoy all that golf has to offer. 

PHOTOS: Clinics conducted by club Professionals Paul Smith and Anthony Warburton 


Match Play Championships Finals

The Finals of the Club Match Play Championship have reached the last pairings. This Saturday will see the winner of the A Grade match between Troy Richardson and Glen Mahony crowned Match Play Champion for 2011, whilst Bob Crispe and Gavan Nunn will contest B Grade. Colin Lynch and Paul Farley will round the completion off in the C Grade Final. 


Thursday Women’s Golf Returns

The opening of this seasons women’s golf program will kick off today with a Shot Gun Start, 9 hole competition, at 9.00am followed by afternoon tea. The annual competitions begin in earnest with the 1st round of the Silver Spoon next Thursday 3 March. 


PORT FAIRY GOLF CLUB NEWS for 17 February, 2011

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Stuart Appleby Junior Golf’ Regional Series

Thirty two junior golfers from across the state participated in the Stuart Apple Junior Golf Regional Series at Port Fairy on Sunday 13 February. Mitch Sheather from Long Island Golf Club, who plays off a handicap of 2, was successful with a round of 71 off the stick. The B Grade division winner also recorded a nett 69. In all 9 of the 18 players in A and B Grade returned score of par or better. In the C Grade stableford event, Antony Majstorovic from Waverley, playing off a handicap of 34 returned 49 points to claim victory.  

PHOTO: A happy band of Junior golfers from across the state enjoyed Port Fairy Golf Links

 Match Play Championships move into the Semi Final Stage

After Saturdays Par event the remaining Match Play contenders have now been narrowed down to 4 in each grade. The A grade semi finals will see Rex Grady taking on Glen Mahony, whilst Troy Richardson will play Kevin Leddin. B Grade sees Bob Crispe playing Roger Wake and Jay Everall taking on Gavan Nunn. The competitors in C Grade are Colin Lynch verse Matthew Cameron and Paul Farley playing Ian Abrahams.

PHOTO: 2011 Regional Series Port Fairy



PORT FAIRY GOLF CLUB NEWS for 10 February, 2011

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Match Play Championship begins.

Saturdays captains Cup and Monthly medal also doubled as the qualifying round of the clubs Match Play championships. Competition was keen in all divisions however C Grade was a stand out with an excellent round from Rod Dunstone, nett 62, pushing Greg Kelly into second place although presenting with a nett 63.  Those competing in the Match Play Championships are reminded to check with the pro shop for tee times each Saturday.

Memorabilia on offer

The club has uncovered a collection of old tee signs used around the course some 15 to 20 years ago. The signs were originally purchased through generous donations from then members and feature a carved hole layout together with the allocated hole number and details.  The club is offering these pieces of memorabilia, free of charge, to interested parties.  Not all of the hole numbers still exist and preference will be given to those members who originally sponsored the purchase of the signs.  If interested please contact club manager, Trevor Brown.

Give Golf A Go’

The club, in conjunction with Golf Victoria and Vichealth, will be conducting a series of clinics aimed to introduce women to golf.  The program begins with a come and try day on Tuesday 15 February followed by the three 1 hour clinics on consecutive Tuesdays at 10am.  The total cost is $30 with giveaways and equipment supplied where necessary.  To register contact Serrin Cooper – serrin@womensgolf.org.au or 03 85456200.


PORT FAIRY GOLF CLUB NEWS for 3 February, 2011

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Port Fairy golfers continued to enjoy ideal summer golfing conditions over the weekend and naturally a number of excellent scores were recorded. Peter Holcombe was the star of the day with a superb 46 stableford points that narrowly defeated Noel Read’s 45 points. John Pound won B grade with 44 points and this was an excellent follow-up result after his win in the Moyneyana Tournament last week. The women’s competition was won by Marlene Hoy with a solid 41 points.

In the Wednesday Pro comp Neil Cahill defeated Jay Everall on count back after both players recorded excellent 44 point rounds. The highlight of the days play was a hole in one by club Vice President Evan Mclaren at the par three eighth hole. All a matter of routine for Evan as he had previously scored a hole in one at Port Fairy in 2003.

Port Fairy veterans completed their first event for 2011 on Monday and 33 players rolled up for the event that was played on the newly rated White Course. This course is some 800 metres shorter than the Blue Course that the men usually play and consequently has a rating of 68 compared to the 72 of the Blue Course. This resulted in some remarkable scores. Les Christie recorded a score of 50 stableford points that defeated Hank Moritz who scored 48 points. Leo Carey carded 47 points and there were several scores in the mid forties.

The 2011 Programme book was finished and sent to the printers this week and should be available to members in a week or two. The preparation of this book is a difficult and time consuming task and generous thanks and rounds of applause are extended to all those whose diligent work has finally brought the project to completion.

Members are again reminded that their annual membership subscription fee is now overdue and that from this week onwards they will not be permitted to enter club competitions and will need to pay green fees if they wish to use the course.

Photos: Club Vice President Evan McLaren indicates the date of his 2003 hole in one, a feat that he repeated on Wednesday.

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