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The annual Moyneyana Open Tournament took place on Saturday with a good sized field that included a dozen or so visitors that figured strongly in the results. The main feature was the 27 hole stroke event and this was won comfortably by M. McGonegal of Bacchus Marsh with a score of 112 playing off scratch and this was five shots better than M. Brasher of Kew. Port Fairy’s Matt Cameron won the B Grade section with a solid 128.
M. Groves from Hamilton scored a nett 109.5 from a handicap of three to win A Grade in the 27 hole handicap event while N. Hewitt of Box Hill triumphed in B Grade with a nett score of 109.
Only six women were brave enough to tackle the 27 holes and the winner was Anne Dwyer of Port Fairy with a fine score of 126. The women’s handicap event was won by B. Drake of Warrnambool with a nett score of 109.
Whilst the weather was fine for golf the wind did become strong and gusty in the afternoon and the early starters had the best scores in the 18 hole Stableford event. The best rounds of 41 points were recorded by Wayne Jenkins and G. Thomson with Wayne winning B Grade on a count back. John Dean won A Grade with 37 points and Ashley Kelson had 39 points to win C Grade. Mandy King won the women’s event with 34 points pipping Linda Creek on count back.
Duncan Mcphee of Royal Melbourne shot the round of the week in Wednesday’s Pro Comp, a stunning 47 points from a handicap of 25 and that was just good enough to account for Matt Baxter who registered a fine 46 points.
New manager Kerry Bond has settled in well and has posted the plans for the clubhouse and cart shed over the trophy cabinet in the main clubhouse room. Constructive comments are invited from members.
Memberships are now overdue and any golfers not financial by February 1st will be required to start paying Green fees.
The first main event of 2012 gets underway on Saturday and there are still a few tee times available for the annual Moyneyana Open Tournament that features both a 27 hole and an 18 hole event. The weather forecast is looking quite reasonable at this stage so put your name down straight away.
A field of 156 players tackled the course on Saturday and David Baulch in A grade scored 41 points which was good enough to relegate John Boromeo to second place. Glen Mansbridge played all 18 holes without a miss and recorded a fine 40 point round to win B Grade from Trevor Shaw while the ageless Kevin Haberfield posted 39 points to win C grade.
Wednesday’s Pro Comp was crushed by the weather. Gale force winds and rain saw 160 players enter for the event but in the end only 53 of the sturdiest men in town were able to complete the course. Kevin Haberfield is clearly on a hot streak and undeterred by the inclement weather he played to his handicap and scored 36 stableford points and that was good enough to win the competition from Brendan Rix with 34 points.
Tuesday the 7th of February is the start of proceedings for New Women Golfers. Any ladies wishing to take up the game can contact Beryl Duncan on 5565 8436. Instruction in the etiquette and technique of the game is provided and a great social time is guaranteed.
The excellent holiday weather has continued for another week and good fields of 167 players on Saturday and 165 on Wednesday enjoyed the conditions. Generally speaking good weather produces good golf and Saturday’s scores proved the rule. Warwick Taylor playing in B grade topped the day with a stunning 47 points off a handicap of 16 and that was three points better than the next best score of 44 points by Chris Roberts in C grade. In A grade Ashley King playing off a nine handicap shot an excellent 75 off the stick to score 42 points and take the A grade honours.
Wednesday’s Pro Comp saw Kim Freeman score 42 points and that was good enough to defeat John Nottage who posted 39 points.
Golfers are again reminded to get their entries in for the Club’s annual Moyneyana Open Tournament that features both a 27 hole and an 18 hole event.
New club manager Kerry Bond commenced her term at the Club on Monday, 9 January and we wish her a long and successful stay.
The holiday season combined with fine weather saw a large field of 175 players tee off on Saturday’s stableford competition. The 15 women in the field were set a difficult task to win by Chris Hayes who posted 45 points to take the honours on the day. David Smith in B grade recorded the best score among the men with a fine 44 points. This was closely followed by Ashley Kelson in C grade with a solid 43 points.
Wednesday’s Pro Comp saw Gordon Duff with 42 points win on count back from Rex Grady also with 42 points, however Rex had the last laugh with a hole in one at the 8th.
Golfers are reminded to keep Saturday the 21st of January free for the Club’s annual Moyneyana Open Tournament that features 27 hole and 18 hole events.
New club manager Kerry Bond commences her term at the Club on Monday, 9 January.
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