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The mens match play championship finals were held Saturday 25 May 2013 with some exciting matches. Troy Richardson won the A Grade championship from Glen Mahony.
Paul McNamara won B Grade from Paul Glynn and Sam Wilson won C grade from Ed Hoy. All matches played in great spirit and they were fitting finales to a wonderful hard fought championsip. Congratulations to Troy, Paul and Sam as winning these events are hard.
Some Juniors also went to a junior tournament at Apollo Bay on Sunday and represented the club extremely well. Johanna Flaherty was runnerup in the Under 18 girls with a net 72. Georgia Bryden won the Under 15 girls with a net 80 while Rebecca Bryden was runnerup with a net 81. Matt Cameron was runnerup in Boys under 15 with a net 68 and Lindsay Bryden won the under 12 girls competition. The junior program is getting stronger and the club is so proud.
Two special days for the Golf Club were held at the course this week.
The Ladies Charity day was held on Thursday the 16 May where 104 brave ladies turned up to play. The day was dedicated to raising money for the Friends of Moyneyana House. We had players from many different clubs from the region helping raise over $1700 for the Charity. The Friends of Moyneyana put on lovely teas and lunch which was appreciated by all.
As soon as the ladies hit off the weather was kind and no one got wet. Some excellent golf was played. The ladies committee led by Judy Austin were congratulated on a great day. In very difficult circumstances the Captain Helen Rix and her match committee did a great job to get the field away and all players appreciated their approach.
On Sunday the 19 May the Social club celebrated the memory of some special people by running the G & Y Donohue Cup a Pynehurst event and again enjoyed good conditions. Family members again made the trip from Melbourne to play and present the trophies. The Donohue Perpetual trophy was won by the pair of Lynn Bryden and the up and coming junior Chris Roberts. The Andrew and Anne Dwyer pairing won the scratch event. A great day enjoyed by all and the Social Club are to be congratulated on their organisation
The mens match play championship finals are on this Saturday to end an exciting few weeks.
Image: Chris Roberts and Lyn Bryden the winners of the perpetual Donohue cup for Sunday 19/5/2013
A tough day on Saturday with fresh crosswinds making scoring difficult. Stuart Blignaut came in with 38 points to win B grade and the only player to match that was Edna Halliwell who was the best of the women. Jake Spada and Charles Povey were the A and C grade winners with 37 pts.
Sam Wilson won the Pro comp on Wednesday and 38 points again proved to be the winning score beating Hank Moritz by a shot.
Jill Rasmussen turned in the score of the week to win the women’s event on Thursday with a classy 39 point round.
Monday’s veteran’s event was played in cold, wet and windy weather however 23 golfing fanatics turned up to play. None of them could play to their handicap but Clive Gavin came the closest scoring 34 points to win by two shots.
The men’s monthly medal was up for grabs on Saturday and Rory Quigley went around in six shots better than his handicap to record a sterling nett 66 and win the prize. Angus Baulch wasn’t far away with a solid nett 67 to miss out by a shot while Glen Mahony in A grade posted a fine nett 69 to win that grade. These three players were the only ones in the field to score better than nett 70.
The weather was atrocious on Wednesday but Tiger Wettenhall coped remarkably well to register 39 points and win the event from Neil Cahill who finished with 37 points. Neil shouldn’t be complaining about coming second though as he managed to win the chicken runs on Wednesday and Friday.
The women played four person Ambrose on Thursday and Jill Philipe, Helen Rix, Jill Rasmussen and Judy Stephens had a nett 623/4 that was good enough to win the event.
Fields were settled for the men’s Match Play Championship on Saturday with eight players in each grade set to contest round two over the coming weekend. Good luck to all those who qualified.
Fresh northerly winds buffeted the course for Saturday’s 4BBB Stableford round and the winning score was six to eight shots lower than what normally wins this type of event. John Harris and Stuart Blignaut handled the conditions better than anyone and posted a 42 point round to win on count back from genuine long shots John Ellard and Alan Rasmussen.
Peter Chamberlain shot a sterling 44 point round to win Wednesday’s Pro comp by two shots from Mark Gramms.
Chris Hayes won the women’s April Medal on Thursday with a fine nett 73 while Judy Stephens fired a solid 94 for the best scratch round.
Saturday’s stroke round is the qualifying round for the men’s Match Play Championship. The top 8 players in each grade qualify. All players are encouraged to have a go.
Club members were saddened by the loss of former committee member John Brebner who died on Anzac Day. His presence, commitment to the Club, ideas and energy will be missed by all. Sincere condolences to Pam and her family from all at the Club.
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