Golfers have been exceptionally lucky with some lovely spring weather for the campaspe Golf Club’s play days.
Monday Niners played a stroke game and Ray Peake romped home with (50-161/2-331/2).
He also had the straightest drive on the 9th.
Tony Murray was runner up on (44-71/2-361/2).
New member, Frank Broucek claimed NTP 7th second shot and Dick Henderson had 15 putts.
Another busy day for the Ladies hosting their Clock Day.
Beautiful weather saw a great field of 14 teams from Axedale, Bamawm, Belvoir Park, Elmore, Kyabram Valley View, Lockington, Marong, Mitiamo, Neangar Park, Quarry Hill, Rich River, Rochester and Bridgewater.
Scratch Winner — Di Walker (82)
Division 1 — Winner: Prue Skinner (88-16-72), runner up: Janet Simmie (92-20-72).
Count Putts — J Bauerle (25).
NTP 5th — Noeline King.
Str Drive — Joy Rasmussen.
Division 2 — Winner: Barb Bannerman (100-26-74), runner up: Barb Schmidt (107-30-77) on a count back from Julie Leahy (121-44-77).
Count Putts — Barb Schmidt (28).
NTP 2nd shot — Lyn Twigg.
Str. Drive — Roberta Foster.
The winning team to hold the Clock for the next 12 months is a thrilled Kyabram Valley View with a score of 225.
Elmore and Neangar Park both had 236 and close behind them were Axedale and Quarry Hill on 238.
Wednesday Ladies played a social game to unwind, but tomorrow it’s back to serious golf.
It is stroke M/M and Shirley McAsey on duty.
In extreme weather conditions with gusty South Westerlies blowing all day the players were relieved acting captain Lee Hicks moved all the markers forward to the short course white tees.
Steven Bubb handled the conditions the best, with his penetrating drives into the wind and some magnificent long drives down breeze setting up a few eagle chances that unfortunately went begging.
His stableford score of 41 was enough to win from in-form golfers in Des Gallagher and Robert Vise on 40 points.
New member David Fuller recorded his best round of 39 points and a new handicap.
All those lessons from his father Bruce over many years is finally paying off.
Great to see Matt Jean visiting the club from Queensland.
Jean’s drive of over 300m on to the 9th scrape was a delight to witness and a deserving ball winner for nearest the pin.
Jean also was the closest on the short 5th.
Peter Hyden (3) and Bruce Bryant (18) were the other ball winners.
Laurie Radley won Wednesday’s 9 hole event in perfect spring conditions on a three-way countback from the unlucky Trevor English and Tim Quinlan all on 24 stableford points.
Spencer Broom once again was the nearest the pin winner this time on the 16th.
Next Friday is the ladies final monthly medal event for the season with a stableford round.
Jenny Major played to her handicap to win last weeks stroke round 91-21 net 70 from Julie Leahy.
Major also won nearest the pin on the 3rd while Leahy (8th) and Carole Prigg (16th) were the other nearest the pin winners.
Reminder to get your teams together for the club’s MND charity four-person Ambrose event on Friday, September 28.
Hit off is from 11.30am to 12.15 pm.
There are great prizes for a great cause. All enquiries to Peter Anderson 0418 505214.
The men played stroke, Monthly Medal and count putts yesterday.
Mac Whittle was the winner with 75-7-68.
Lachie Mangan 102-33-69, was the runner-up.
Putts winner was Mac Whittle with 24 on a count back from Glenn Mangan 24.