Feast fit for a tribute

September 22, 2017

Glenn Newton and Tim Balfour enjoyed the win on Sunday.

Mr and Mrs Villani surrounded by their family at presentations.

The two-person ambrose competition on Sunday was sponsored by the Villani family, who catered lavishly for the Italian tribute day.

The 100 entrants enjoyed a barbecue out on the course and pizza and profiteroles later in the clubhouse. The golfers showed their appreciation with loud applause as trophies were distributed.

Tim Balfour and Glenn Newton won the day with 67-62.25 after a blistering 31 on the front nine that included four birdies from the fourth to the seventh holes.

James Stewart and Ron Popple were runners-up with 62.5, while consolation balls went to Steve Whiting-Scott Carter, Dylan Burls-John Dellar, Mick Trevaskis-Fred Andrews, Julie Gregg-Elaine Dunk, Geoff Coolahan-Anthony Devine, Hayden Young-Matt Miller, Ray and Lyn Flett, John and Lyn Fanning, Darren Carter-Glen Pearce, Ian Raglus-Col Barlow, Terry White-Graham Meneilly, Heather Long and Bec Jeffers 66.5.

Ian Raglus and Jan Coe won nearest the pins on the third hole, Fred Andrews and Julie Gregg won on the sixth, Michael Dimichelle and Julie Gregg won on the 14th and Terry White and Jan Coe won on the ninth, with Coe also winning the jackpot.


Bruce Gross was the A-grade winner on Saturday with a stableford score of 38, with Michael Downs the runner-up on 36.

Gross scooted around the front nine for just 39 strokes and 22 points, then struggled home with 16 points on the back nine.

Paul Berg won B-grade with 38 points on a countback from Glen Pearce. He also limped home with a solitary point from the last two holes.

In the ball run-down, Jeff Baker and Yerly Vasquez had 37s, Mike Jeffers and Colin Barlow 36s, Peter Caldow 35, and Steve Zolich, Geoff Coolahan and Brian Coulston 34 on countback.

Michael Downs won nearest the pin on the Lewis Homes’ third hole, Peter Caldow won on the sixth (Tatura Post Office), Geoff Coolahan won on the 14th (A-1Freight) and Freddo McMahon won nearest the pin on the ninth (Tatura Engineering) and the jackpot.

Joyce Baird won the women’s competition with 36 points off a 21-handicap and Mandy McGrath was runner-up with 34.

Baird also won a ball for her nearest the pin.


Golfers played the front nine holes twice on Tuesday as greens on the back nine were not fully recovered from coring and sanding.

Frank Hill found the sanded greens to his liking, winning the day with 42 stableford points from Michael Downs with 39, who was runner-up on a countback from Terry White.

Barry Dennis won a ball for his nearest the pin shot on the ninth hole.

The greens were running true on Thursday for the stroke competition that was won by Ross Kelly who had 92-25-67, with Freddo McMahon runner-up with 91-22-69.

Kelly had a disastrous quadruple bogey on the first and a double on the second, but recovered to turn on 45 and play the back nine in 47.

John Fanning and Jeff Baker had 70s, Barry Dennis 72 and Bryan Miller won nearest the pin.

IGA chook run

The winner on Thursday was John Bunn with 33 and Jeff Huddle was runner-up with 35.

John McCallum had 36, John Mapson 37 and Dave Roberts 38, while Scott Carter had 39 on a countback and also won nearest the pin.

Coming events

The event for Saturday is American foursomes and on Sunday there will be a four-person ambrose which will be sponsored by Col Barlow.

— Foozle

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