Convincing win in multiplier

February 13, 2018

Saturday's winners Michael Suster and Jack Risstrom with sponsor John Mapson.

John Mapson was sponsor for the medley multiplier stableford on Saturday that was won convincingly by Michael Suster and Jack Risstrom with 99 points.

Playing off a 20 handicap, Suster scored 41 points with just one wipe.

Risstrom (22) had 43 points, also with one wipe, but they combined well enough to win by 11 from Lou and Rocci Villani.

Jeff Huddle and Dave Roberts were third with 86 and run-down balls went to John and Lyn Fanning 84, Clive Merrigan-Bruce Gross 80, Les Walsh-Jody Webber 76, Graham Meneilly-Joe De Ieso 72, Lyn Flett-Sue Turnbull 72, John Dellar-Drew Curtis 71.

Les Nation and Heather Long won nearest-the-pin trophies on the third hole, David Cornwall and Mandy McGrath won on the sixth, Graham Meneilly and Phyl Fiddes won on the ninth, David Cornwall and Lyn Fanning won on the 14th and Graham Meneilly once again won the jackpot on the ninth.


Rushworth and Hill Top were first away in the GMGA Summer Pennant and the Hill Toppers were too strong with a 4-1 win.

The Tatura first pair of Ashcroft and Cornelius finished all square with Campbell and Geisler and then Hill Top started a convincing run with Barca and Webber defeating Hardie and Harrap 4-3.

Hunter and Keller defeated Curtis and Geisler 2-1 and the two young guns, Miller and Risstrom, put in a great effort to beat Rushworth stalwarts Cheong and Rathjen 1-up.

Elder pair Howson and Roberts drew with Crespan and Barlow, leaving Hill Top second on the ladder behind Rich River.


Bob Wildes missed a few weeks of golf recently while retuning his body and it paid dividends on Tuesday when he won the stableford competition with 42 points.

He scored four pars on the front nine, another four on the back and had no worse than double-bogey in his round that saw him clear of runner-up Ron Popple, who had 40 points with no necessity to climb trees at any stage this round.

Lou Villani knocked his tee-shot to within a metre of the flag on the ninth to win nearest-the-pin comfortably, but he missed the putt.

Simon Russell had 39 points, Greg Summers and Graham Meneilly 37, while Rocci Villani also won a consolation ball for his 36 points.

When on a roll, keep it going as long as you can. Bob Wildes backed up from his win on Tuesday and won the stroke event with 86-20-66, with Rocci Villani one shot behind.

Wildes flew out of the blocks with six pars and a birdie but faltered on the eighth with a triple-bogey seven followed by a double-bogey on the ninth.

He had a more sedate 47 on the back nine, including another triple-bogey on the 18th which surely elicited comments from his playing group as to the possibility of the handbrake being applied. But surely, no.

Bob Hunter (69), Fred McMahon and Ray Flett (71) each won a consolation ball and Rocci Villani won nearest-the-pin.


The field of 54 this week showed this competition is still popular as a Thursday afternoon nine-hole event.

John Dellar won with 36-9-27 and John Bunn was runner-up with 44-15-29, while Di Day won nearest-the-pin on the ninth hole.

Alex Howson and Joe De Ieso each had 29.5, Aidan Maher 30, Billy Cooper and Jono Kerrins 31.5, Simon Marshall 32, Drew Curtis and John Mapson 32.5, Dale Clarke and Josie De Ieso 33.5,Ty Guiney and Darren Carter 34 in the ball run-down.

Coming events

Entry forms are now out for the Golf Victoria Four Ball Championship to be played at Hill Top on Sunday, March 4, and the following weekend, Labour Day weekend, there will be both 18-hole and 36-hole four-ball events. The Monday is Erwin Day with a stableford competition and further great prizes.


The problem when playing in a group of six is to know where everyone is and whose shot it is.

Dave Cornwall lost his bearings on Saturday and headed up to the green on the 14th without properly checking his surroundings.

Mappo was still to play as Dave walked into his line of fire unaware of the danger.

Fortunately, Mappo was also unaware of Dave and chipped his ball beautifully straight over Dave’s head on to the green. Of course, he could have been using Dave as a sighter.

— Foozle

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