".....it (Port Fairy) is the best value golf in the world - without question." Golf Australia
This week we saw the number of players drop off as some lucky golfers head north for the warmer weather. So those who brave the conditions have much better odds with less competitors to beat. The week started on Wednesday with the Vice President Evan McLaren showing the way with a score of 35 points followed closely by Eddie Hoy with 34 points.
On Thursday we only had 36 players and it was Di Robinson with the best score of the day with 36 points who took out A Grade followed closely by Helen Wake with 35 points. In B Grade Edna Halliwell with 34 points was the winner with Dorothy Gleeson with 33 points the runner up. C Grade was won by Dot Hughes with 34 points from Kaye Patterson with 31 points.
Then on Saturday there was 84 players but this produced some good scores with Luke Dwyer winning A Grade with a great score of 4 up and John Dean runner up with 2 up. In B Grade Paul McNamara was too good with 2 up from Laurie Keane all square. The C Grade winner was Chris Roberts with square from Tony Eccles close behind with 1 down. The ladies event was won by Lynn Bryden with 1 up from Marlene Hoy with 3 down. The junior winner was Fraser Marris with a score of 4 up from Matt Cameron on 2 down.
We are currently offering 2 for 1 green fees for 18 holes through until September, so if there are any winter golfers out there looking to experience the Port Fairy course now is a good time to book a round at the Pro Shop (03) 5568 2866.
With the success of local pro golfer Marc Leishman in the USA, now is a good time to get into golf. We are offering reduced pro rata membership until December, so call the Port Fairy Golf Club on (03) 5568 1654 to find out more details.
Good Golfing everyone
Well winter is well and truly upon us now. However golfers soldier on through all conditions. This week we started on Wednesday with the Pro Comp which saw Eddie Hoy with a magnificent score of 40 points prevail from Bernie Waixel with 38 points.
Then on Thursday only 23 ladies braved the conditions. The President, Judy Austin, was the only one to master the conditions with a wonderful score of plus 2 to win A Grade from Jan Willey minus 5. While in B Grade Ros Saunders had minus 2 to win from Lorraine Whitty.
Saturday saw 101 players take to the greens to fight it out in the 4 Ball Best Ball Stroke event and Brian Soloman and Geoff Leddin were too good with 66 nett to win the day from Kevin Leddin and Gerard Gleeson with 67 nett. While the other categories was won by Greg Best and Noah Best with 54 nett.
As the weather gets colder and the golf club gets quieter we are looking to arrange some new activities in the clubhouse. So keep an eye out for whats happening in the coming months.
This week was the build up to our June Long Weekend tournament so Wednesday was the last chance for some players to get some match practice in. Colin Lang was a clear winner with a good score of 42 points from Richard Chapman with 39 points.
Then on Thursday the ladies played the Doris Chambers Qualifier. Sue Waterhouse and Nicki Atkinson were the winners with 37 points followed by Helen Rix and Anne Dwyer with 35 points. Helen and Anne will represent Port Fairy at the final in Melbourne later in the year.
Saturday was the first day of the tournament. The weather was very kind to us for the weekend and that was reflected in some excellent scores. On Saturday the locals were on target with Chris Dunn (A Grade) Chris Johnston (B Grade) and David McCosh (C Grade) taking out the gross awards. While the nett sections were won by Troy Richardson ( A Grade) Anthony Foy from Ballarat (B Grade) and Peter McMillan (C Grade).
In the Womens event Alison Sinclair from Warrnambool won the gross and Denise Harman won the nett.
On Sunday the visitors were too good with Noel Harrington and Tony Foy from Ballarat winning the mens 4BBB. And in the Mixed Pinehurst L Jennings and K Davis from Sanctuary Lakes were far too good. We did have some local success with Andrew and Anne Dwyer recording the best mixed Pinehurst gross score for the day.
The final day Monday was an individual Stableford event. The mens under 55 was won by Paul Clarke from Warrnambool with a wonderful score of 42 points. The 55 and over section was won by Geoff Waldron from Ballarat with 37 points. The womens event was won by Di Goodall from Warrnambool with the score of the day of 43 points.
With the 3 day tournament a great success we will look at extending it next year to accommodate more people and events, as many visitors are keen to come back next year to compete for more prizes and bragging rights. Thank you to all the sponsors and volunteers for the weekend.
Photos below: Women's Stableford winner, Di Goodall; Women's Stableford runner-up, Vicki Waldron; Women's Stableford 3rd place winner, Glenda Clarke
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With all the hype from our Pennant success over the past few weeks it was back to normal this week. The weather is starting to turn very wintery now so the golfers will be braving some cooler conditions. The week kicked off on Wednesday with Allen Shiels winning the day with an outstanding score of 41 points from Chris Poutis with 38 points.
Then on Thursday the ladies played their monthly medal with Marlene Hoy the winner of the day with a score of 69 nett. Marlene also won C Grade from Rhonda Hasell with 71 nett. A Grade was won by Beryl Duncan with 71 nett from Jane Thompson with 72 nett. And B Grade was taken out by Jan Willey with 71 nett from Jill Millard with 75 nett.
On Saturday we saw a field of 108 players battle it out for the monthly medal. The A Grade was taken out by Matt Cameron with 69 nett on a count back from Mark McLaren with 69 nett also. B Grade saw David McCosh with 72 nett the winner from Darren Bryden with 74 nett. In C Grade Peter Menz had an great score of 68 nett to win from Brad Hewett with 69 nett. Peter Menz was the day winner and the monthly medal. In the womens event Nicky Atkinson 71 nett was the winner from Joanna Flaherty with 74 nett. The Junior winner was also Joanna Flaherty with her 74 nett.
The Port Fairy Tournament will be held on the Long Weekend in June. It is time to get your entries in now so you don’t miss out. Entry forms can be collected from the Club or go to the club website and down load one now. There will be more than $3000 worth of prizes available to win so don’t miss out, including a large flat screen television for the first hole in one. If you would like any further information regarding the tournament please contact the Club Manager, Kerry Bond on (03) 5568 1654.
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