The main event at Merrigum on Saturday was the Greenwood Memorial mixed Canadian, while for those men without a partner for the mixed, the event was stroke.
The first golfing day of the winter season was played in fine, cool conditions. The not so popular Par event was sponsored by W.B. Hunter, of Tatura.
The Queen’s Birthday Weekend Tournament was blessed with pleasant weather and sponsors Ken Muston Automotive, Valley Funerals and Brown Brothers Milawa.
Consecutive statement wins have helped Tatura make third place in the Goulburn Valley League its own and remind the competition it intends to be a force this season.
Captain Greg Hall is about as cunning as it gets when it comes to choosing a team for Merrigum’s gentsomes event last Saturday. Doubting his own ability after giving up the B grade championship in the final round last week, he picked the two club champions, Simon and Tash Doherty, to team up with for this novelty event. A wise move it was too, not only playing with the club champions, but with a woman in the team to make the most of the holes on which the ladies get a significant head start. The trio went on to score a narrow win with 93 points. For those who don’t know how gentsomes is played, all three members of the team drive and the best one (in most circumstances) is chosen. From there all three members of the team play out the hole individually and the best two stableford scores for each hole count towards the final score. The only stipulation is that at least four drives per player need to be taken, which can lead to some interesting choices in the latter part of a round when one player has struggled with getting their drives in. The ball competition winning team was Rod Newham, Frank Leyden and Andrew Wood who scored 91 points. They also won the chook shed challenge with 21 points. All the other teams who participated were left in the dust so to speak with 74 points being the next best. Only one nearest the pin went off and that was to Tash Doherty on the jackpot twelfth.
Tatura Indoor Bowlers compete for W J Williams Shield..
Tatura bounced back from the previous weekend’s disappointing loss with a brilliant performance against Mansfield on Saturday at Tatura Park.
Tatura Primary School students braved the winter chills on Friday for the annual winter sports competition.
The final round of the men’s Merrigum club championships was played on Saturday.
Shepparton made a big Goulburn Valley League statement in producing its biggest win of the season on Saturday, proving far too good for Tatura at Deakin Reserve.
There was a fantastic turn-out for the Fitzsimmons Memorial three person ambrose at Merrigum on Saturday and the weather didn’t let anyone down either. It was a perfect autumn day and the recent rain has the course in as good a condition as it has been for a long time. Not only did the extended Fitzsimmons family do a great job of organising the day, they also boosted the numbers considerably. Despite the large number of visitors, it was the locals who dominated the day, with Tash Doherty, Cory Berghofer and Jeff Newham running out narrow winners with a score of 68-7.2-60.8. Within their team they pretty much had all facets of the game covered; a ladies’ club champion, a very consistent A-grade player and a player who has no trouble playing lower than his high teens handicap. The runner-up team was Rhonda Eberle, Nicole Doherty and Ash Sanders with 77-15.8-61.2, so once again the Doherty clan has had a good day, and hopefully Ash had another towel among his prizes (Ash’s wife collects them and has no trouble finding a use for them) to add to his collection. Ball competition winners were Bernie McGrath, Andrew Wood and Bill Johnson with 61.5 and Tim Balfour, Glenn Newton and D. Cornwell with 62.2. Men’s and ladies’ nearest-the-pins respectively were: on six Tash Doherty and D. Burls, on 12 Tash Doherty and Bernie McGrath and on 14 Ina Hogeboom and Michael Mulcahy. Tim Balfour won the winner takes all jackpot on the ninth and that would have been a very tidy sum given the size of the field. Ladies’ and men’s novelty event winners respectively were: longest drives Tash Doherty and Jason Brun, straightest drives R. O’Brien and J. Gilbo. The back-yard hacks were D. Papaioannou, D. Pilling and J. Sterk with 92.5. Once again thank you to the Fitzsimmons family for organising what has been one of the big two golf days on Merrigum’s calendar and now unfortunately may have that title on their own. It was a great day.
Wednesday’s golf was contested by a very good field of players. The day’s competition was Stroke and Silver Spoon and was the second round of the club championships. The sponsor for the day was another one of our new sponsors, Tatura Family Butchers.
The march towards the top of the AFL Victoria Community Championships rankings ladder continued for the Goulburn Valley League on Saturday with a comfortable victory against Western Region Football League.
A delightful day for golf on Saturday but it is interesting that the scores on the longer blue course cannot match those of the shorter white course played mid-week. Michael Downs won A-grade (much to the despair of attendees’ ears at presentations) and Ron Popple won B-grade, both with 39 points. Paul Berg Jnr was runner-up in B-grade with 38 points and Darren Carter finished with 37 points to be runner-up in A-grade.
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