Golf report

By Benalla Ensign


The annual charity golf day for beyondblue, run by Kaitlyn Hocking, is being held on April 21.

It is a stableford event with a team combined section for $5.

The idea being to make as many pairs as you have money in your hand, with no handicap necessary.

Wayne or Travis in the pro shop will give you a Callaway handicap for the day.

The day includes prizes and activities, such as a hole to bet how close you will be to the pin; auctions, and a coin toss — closest to the bottle of whiskey with a gold coin takes it home.

Kaitlyn asks those who cannot attend on the day to give generously to beyondblue to help her beat last year’s tally.

To book, phone the golf shop on 57622404.

Women’s golf

Last Thursday’s Monthly Medal was won by June Braumann with a score of 69 nett.

Division one’s winner was Lauri Morgan with a 91-18=73 score, while division two was won by June Braumann with a 98-29=69.


Ball competition: C. Day 72, J. Baker 73, H. Briggs 75, R. Foletta 75, G. Morton 75, M. Watson 75.

Nearest the pins: 3rd H. Briggs, 8th G. Morton, 12th T. Barry, 13th J. Baker, 14th M. Watson.

A stroke round was played on Saturday. Division one winner was Gay Morton with 96-23=73, while division two’s winner was Jean Martin 103-30=73.

Ball competition: J. Baker 74, E. Madden 74, L. Morgan 74, D. Shanks 74, N. Cavedon 75c/b.

Nearest the pins: 3rd B. Lang, 8th M. Felmingham, 12th L. Morgan, 13th J. Baker, 14th N. Cavedon.

This week the Alma McDonald Memorial four-ball aggregate will be played on Thursday, and a stableford round on Saturday.

St James

In a remarkable renaissance under the direction of club president Jim Kelly and club captain Mick Traczyk, the club hosted its annual pub versus pub challenge on Monday.

The contest, which started last year, has proved to be a winner throughout the district.

Enthusiastic teams came from Tungamah, Thoona and Devenish to St James to represent their local.

Outstanding talent was on offer and the results were close.

In the end, the St James Hotel, represented by Wayne Bate and his merry men won the day with an Ambrose score of 35.

The modest entrance fee guaranteed guests nine holes of golf plus a 10am bacon and egg breakfast and a barbecue lunch and desserts to finish the day.