Four-ball stableford won

August 25, 2017

John Mapson manages to keep his feet dry on the fifth hole.

Bill Ashcroft presents trophies to John Steen and Les Nation.

Tom McConchie hits to the green.

Dawes Vary Riordan was the sponsor for Saturday’s four-ball stableford competition which was won by John Steen and Les Nation with 45 points.

Playing off a 27 handicap, Steen scored 7-1 on the first hole, 5-2 on the second, 3-3 on the third and 5-4 on the fourth but was unable to continue to progression with Nation (17 handicap) winning the next two holes.

They turned with 21 points and scored 24 on the back nine to win by two from runners-up Terry White and Graham Meneilly.

Matt Miller and Hayden Young had 41, Clive Merrigan and Ron Popple 40, Jeff Huddle and Bill Ashcroft 40, Col Barlow and Anthony Devine 39, Darren Carter and Glen Pearce 39 on a count-back for a ball.

Tony Feehan won nearest-the-pin on the third hole, sponsored by Lewis Homes, Brad Goodman won on the sixth (Tatura Post Office), John Steen won on the 14th (A-1 Freight) while Geoff Kerr won nearest-the-pin on the ninth (Tatura Engineering) and the jackpot.

Goodman, from Valley View GC, also won a sleeve of balls for his eagle-three on the 10th hole.

Jan Coe and Sheryl Curran won the women’s competition with 40 points with Curran dominating the front nine holes and Coe taking over on the run home.

Playing off a 30 handicap, Curran was on the card six times as they accumulated 22 points at the turn whereas Coe was on the card seven times on the back for their 18 points.

Sharon and Rebecca Jeffers were runners-up with 38 points while Bev Roberts and Barbara Nation won a ball each for their 37.

Julie Gregg won nearest-the-pin on the third hole, Sheryl Curran won on the sixth, Janine Morgan won on the ninth and Di Day won on the 14th.

Order of Merit

With just one Saturday round to be played this month, Bec Jeffers and Rocco Barca are in the lead and hoping for a solid performance this week.


The Tuesday competition was wiped out by rain and the course was soft on Thursday for the stableford competition which was won by Clive Merrigan with 35 points.

Merrigan had a wipe on the fourth hole and could only garner 16 points at the turn but managed 19 points on the back nine and beat runner-up John Steen by two.

Garry Russell won a ball for his 33, Col Barlow had 32 and Terry White won nearest-the-pin.

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Scottie Carter won Thursday’s competition with 36 on count-back from Darryl Phillingham and Steve Zolich.

John McCallum and Dave Roberts each won a ball for their 39s and Bev Roberts won nearest-the-pin.

Coming events

The stableford competition on Saturday is for the Privilege Cup, sponsored by Shepparton BMW and the four-ball stableford competition on Sunday, sponsored by Jeff and Judy Baker, is the qualifying round for the Hill Top Mixed with the two best scores to play for the title.

Bogan Bingo is back on Saturday, September 2 with the opportunity to dress as a bogan, enjoy the competition and disco that follows. Bookings at Links Bistro are required.


‘‘Any time you get the urge to golf, instead take 18 minutes and beat your head against a good solid wall! This is guaranteed to duplicate to a tee the physical and emotional beating you would have suffered playing a round of golf. If 18 minutes aren’t enough, go for 27 or 36 — whatever feels right.’’

— Mark Oman

— Foozle

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