Hill Top Golf

September 27, 2017

Darryl Phillingham launches a drive down the eighth fairway.

Saturday’s competition was American Foursomes which was won by Michael Downs and Colin Barlow with 65.25 while Matt Miller and Tim Dickinson were runners-up with 65.625.

Although it is an event rarely played on a Saturday, players quickly adapted and enjoyed the different format. Michael Barca and Bryan Miller had 65.625, Bruce Gross and Terry O’Brien 66.75, Peter Collison and Paul Berg 68, Dylan Burls and Adrian Parsons 69.625.

Paul Cornelius won nearest the pin on the third, sponsored by Lewis Homes, Fred Andrews won on the sixth (Tatura Post Office) while Peter Caldow won nearest the pin (Tatura Engineering) and the jackpot on the ninth hole.


The four-person Ambrose, sponsored by Col Barlow, was won by Matt Miller, Hayden Young, Bryan Miller and Ty Guiney with a scratch score of 60 and a nett of 55.625.

The talented group, with a total handicap of 35, notched up 10 birdies and brought back memories of the Dream Team of the nineties which included Paul Mulcahy, Paul Ranson, Terry O’Brien and Graham McIntosh that birdied every hole apart from the par-threes.

Peter Baird, Col Barlow, Darrell Whitley and Maurice Crespan were runners-up with 57.125 while consolation balls went to Peter Hutton, Tracy Lowry, Trevor and Gail Wootton 58.75 and to Frank and Joan Hill, Andrew Parker, Barry Dennis 59.125.

Nearest the pin trophies went to Fred Andrews, Jan Coe, Col Barlow and Joe De Ieso and Barlow also won the jackpot.

Elaine Dunk and Dylan Burls won a ball each for their longest drives on the 10th.

Order of Merit

With one week to go in the September Order of Merit for the Brady Bourke sponsored meat vouchers, Michael Downs leads on 123 ahead of Matt Miller and Terry O’Brien, both on 117.

For the women, Mandy McGrath 73 leads from Janine Morgan 68.


Brad Deane played a fine round on Tuesday when he won the stroke competition with 76-7-69.

A bogey on the seventh was the only blemish on the front nine and he immediately birdied the 10th to get back on the card.

Four more pars helped him to a 40 on the back nine for a one-stroke win over Andrew Parker.

Bob Hunter and Allan McGrath won a ball each for their 71s and Deane won nearest the pin.

Bob Hunter destroyed the field on Thursday when he shot a 79 off a 21 handicap for a whopping 49 stableford points.

He was just four over on each nine and only blinked on the last hole with a double-bogey.

Ray Flett was runner-up with 40 points on countback from Angie Serra and Brad Deane while Ross Kelly had 39, Allan McGrath 38 and Barry Dennis 37.

Angie Serra also won nearest the pin on the ninth hole.

IGA Chook Run

Sheryl Curran won Thursday’s competition with a nett 32 with John Bunn runner-up on 33 on a countback.

Garry Reese and Yvonne Kartner had 33s, Dale Clarke, John Dellar and Scott Carter 34s and Reese won nearest the pin on the sixth hole.

Coming Events

It will be Grand Final Day on Saturday and many golfers, especially Tiger fans, will be hitting off in the morning in the stableford competition for the Privilege Cup which is sponsored by Shepparton BMW.

The event scheduled for Sunday October 1 has been cancelled.

Entries for the Rolling Pin Day on October 8 can be made in the golf shop.

Some changes have been made to the rating of holes and these will come into effect on October 7.

The ratings will be marked on the scorecards although they will not affect the stroke competition on that day.

- Foozle

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