Kerang Golf Club had some wonderful results over the past week, winning several events against the more fancied Murray Downs and Barham Golf Clubs.
At the NDGA Grass Green Championships held at Barham last Sunday, Andrew Spitty won the Men’s Championship after a playoff against Stuart McMillan from Murray Downs. Both players finished their round with two over par 75’s. Both players bogied the first playoff hole held on the ninth and was eventually decided on the par 3 tenth hole after McMillan conceded. In the Ladies, current Club Champion Jan Harry won the A Grade Handicap event and while she might not be happy with her winning score, it was a terrific effort considering the poor weather conditions experienced by the players throughout their round.
After winning the NDGA ‘Vets’ Sand Scrapes Championship at Lakeside Golf Club earlier this year, Gary Thorne claimed the NDGA ‘Vets’ Grass Greens Championship title which was held at Cohuna Golf Club on Tuesday. Ken Williams and John Murphy also had success in their graded events.
Only six brave souls managed to complete their round at Saturday’s Men’s Monthly Medal Event. In terrible weather, Geoff Williams (19) won with a net score of 69, with Andrew Spitty (1) returning a net 70 and Scott Harry (15) finalizing the minor placings with a net 76.
In the Ladies Event, junior sensation Olive Spitty (14) won with a net 70.
Nearest to the pins: N/C (3rd), N/C (5th), N/C (9th), Roger Pay - Superpin (13th), Andrew Spitty (16th). Roger Pay won the pen. Andrew Spitty had the best round of the day, a six over par 77.
This Saturday’s event is the Greenwood Mugge.
Don Ross (11) finally showed the winning form that secured three Club Championships on Thursday 5 September to win the Stableford event with an outstanding 42 points - even more impressive considering he failed to score on the par 3 ninth hole.
In second place, also scoring 42 points, was Gary Pay (17) who was very solid during the middle section of his round and only struggled on the par 4 fourth hole with a double bogy. Graham Wyte (14) was his usual steady self, claiming third place on count-back with 38 points over Lachlan Gillies (29).
Nearest to the pins: Chris Waterson (3rd), Casey Gillian (5th), Chris Waterson (9th), Don Ross (13th), Ron Schultze (16th). Ray Gannon won the pen. Gary Pay had the best round of the day, an eleven over par 82.
Please Note: Thursday golf is open to all golfers. Registration from 12noon. Tee-off 12.45pm.
Beautiful weather greeted eight Ladies for the Chinos Voucher Event on Wednesday with Rosie Laughlin winning with 37 points. Rhonda Willoughby was second recording 35 points, while Michelle Dillon was placed third on count-back ahead of Jan Harry. Both players finished with 34 points. Michelle Dillon won nearest the pin voucher on the ninth hole.
Ladies Club Championships commences on 18 September with Jan Harry defending her title. Second round on 25 September with the final round on October 2. Hit off 10am sharp.
Note: June Cullen’s send-off and presentation night October 2 at Sporties. Ring Michelle Dillon on 0475471105 for bookings.
One more Team required for the Premier League. Please enter your team on the board in the Club rooms by September 16.
Friday 27 September: AFL Grand Final Eve 3 Person Ambrose (any combo) sponsored by Visual Appeal. “Wear your Team Colours”. Assembly 12noon.
Sunday 29 September: Men’s Gold Watch 4BBB Event sponsored by Wisharts The Jewellers. BBQ from 11.30. Hit-off 12.30.
Note: Entry Forms for both events are now on the notice board in the Clubrooms.