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The first David Baulch Memorial Trophy event drew a large field of 191 players on what, weatherwise, was a great day for golf. The golfers were particularly conscious of the meaning of the day and the valuable work of beyondblue and donated a total of $2000 to that organisation. That was $1350 donated on the day and a cheque for $651 from the Wednesday Afternoon Golfers. Trevor Greenberger, Rob Gibson, Danny Smith and Gavin Nunn won the excellent trophy, that was made and donated by Max Holmes, with an excellent eight under par 64 off the stick for a Nett score of 55 1/8.
The weather was brutal on Wednesday but that didn’t stop Nathan Bant from winning the Pro Comp for the second week in a row. His 41 Stableford points was one better than last week and easily defeated runner-up Rod Maher by four points.
The women’s event on Thursday had a good roll up compared with last week and some fine scores were posted. Rhonda Hassell produced 41 points to win C grade, Elaine O’Neill had a solid 38 points to triumph in B grade while a workmanlike 37 saw Jane Thompson take the A grade honours.
And a Merry Christmas to all from Port Fairy Golf Club.
A Four Person Ambrose competition for the David Baulch Memorial Trophy will be held for the first time on Saturday. All proceeds from the event will go to beyondbluethe organisation that works to reduce the impact of depression and anxiety in the community.
The bore currently being drilled beside the old water tank is expected to be finished by the time you read this. The bore is a replacement for the one that was destroyed in the shed fire of May 2011.
The rare occurrence of beautiful, warm, sunny weather greeted the field on Saturday. Wayne Ryan in C grade took full advantage to score an excellent Nett 63 to win the monthly medal. Winners in all grades cracked the elusive 70 shot barrier with Ben Small winning A grade and Gary Thomson prevailing in B grade.
Conversely Captain Julie Carter described Thursday’s weather in terms of rain, hail and terrible winds. Only 21 players braved the conditions with Beryl Duncan and Helen Rix coming out as the A and B grade winners and none of the players able to break the 30 stableford point barrier.
Nathan Bant won the ProComp on Wednseday with a solid 40 point round.
The Moyneyana Senior Classic was held with a fantastic turnout of 100 golfers on Thursday & Friday. Whilst unfortunately the weather wasn’t at its best the players were and a fantastic time was had by all.
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