18 September 2019

Saturday Golf

Gary Thorne (6) won the Greenwood Mugge on Saturday with a score of 40 points. In the Ladies Event, Jan Harry (15) won the Silver Goblet with 39 points.

Thorne who started on the back nine was even par at the turn, recording two birdies and two bogies, but started the front nine poorly, recording a three over par after the first three holes. A steading birdie on the fourth hole, followed by birdies on the final two holes sealed the win for Thorne on count-back over Shane Dibsdale (13).

Dibsdale also found trouble over the first three holes but turned the front nine in only four over par. Two birdies in the first three holes on the back nine saw Dibsdale surge back into contention, only to fall away with two bogies and then a double bogy on the final hole. Martin Hughes (21) completed the minor placings with 39 points.

In the Ladies, Harry showed the form that saw her win at Barham, with steady tee-to-green play, finishing strongly, for an easy win over Rosie Laughlin (38) who recorded 33 points and Michelle Dillon (9) who returned 31 points.

Ross Nesbit and Peter Jones completed the ball pool.

Nearest to the pins: N/C (3rd), Alan Free (5th), Ron Schultze (9th), Jan Harry - Superpin (13th), Jan Harry (16th). Ash Meehan won the pen. Gary Thorne had the best round of the day, a two over par 73.

This Saturday’s event is Stableford.

Thursday Golf

Enigmatic Doug Ellwood (23) produced a top round on Thursday September 12, to win the Stableford Event with 40 points. Despite a miss on the par 4 fourth hole and four double bogies in his round, Ellwood scored well when it counted to hold off Rob Fabry (23) who returned 37 points, despite an up-and-down round that included a miss.

Ken Williams (21) finished third with 37 points and will rue missed opportunities on holes five and seventeen.

Tony Laughlin and Tony Hall completed the ball pool.

Nearest to the pins: Gary Thorne (3rd), Alan Free (5th), Terry Turvey (9th), Terry Turvey (13th), Luke Hadfield (16th). Ron Schultze won the pen. Gary Thorne had the best round of the day, a six over par 77.

Please Note: Thursday golf is open to all golfers. Registration from 12noon. Tee-off 12.45pm.

Ladies Report

Wonderful Spring weather greeted the Ladies for their first round of the Club Championships on Wednesday. Seventeen Kerang Golf Club members and two from Lakeside Golf Club took on the beautifully manicured course with multi Club Champion Michell Dillon, leading the way with 83. Junior sensation Olive Spitty sits second, returning 86 ahead of Meryl Cameron who is two back on 88. In B Grade Colleen Free and Marg Learmonth are equal first with 95. Michelle Barker is next best on 97. In C Grade Deaniee Henderson set the pace with 100, followed by Nola Robinson on 105 and Rosie Laughlin with 106.

The winner of the day’s event on countback was Lorraine Bray recording 98-30-68 from Rosie Laughlin who finished with 106-38-68, while Nola Robinson was third on 105-37-68. Ball pool: Ruth McAlister 92-23-69 and Deaniee Henderson 100-30-70. Colleen Free won Chino’s vouchers for NTP on 9th and 13th holes. Michelle Dillon had the least putts (28). The pen went to Jan Harry.

The second round of Club Championships is 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.

Premier League

Six teams have now entered for this year’s Premier League. For further information contact Geoff Williams or Scott Harry.

Upcoming Events

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.