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Golf Report - 10 Apr 2022

It was a full car park at the Marysville golf club last Saturday as the Tour Elephants group came to play the annual Marysville challenge. This group of social golfers have been coming to Marysville since 2017 to play for the beautifully crafted wooden trophy. They were delighted to win it for the 5th successive year with an average of 35.23 compared to Marysville’s score of 30.32. Richard Knight from the Tour Elephants thanked the Marysville members for their hospitality and expressed how much they look forward to the challenge. He complimented the green keeping team for presenting the course so well and expressed how much his group enjoyed playing on it. During the presentation Jenny Webb from Barry Plant Real Estate in Healesville was thanked for her ongoing sponsorship of this event and Alan and Helen Howard and Colin Davies were also thanked for coordinating the golf and the catering. The Tour Elephants winners were winner of A Grade Chris Wayland (15) with an excellent 46 points and Adrian Fleming who won nearest the pin on the 11th The Marysville daily winners were A Grade runner up Duncan Talbot (11) with 39 points, B Grade winner Adam Littlejohn (22) with 35 points on a count back from Mark Bambery. The ladies winner was Rebecca Lee (26) with 39 points and Gail Leigh (9) was the runner up with 36 points. Nearest the pins were won by Duncan Talbot, Jim Bisset, and Adam Wild. Members welcomed visitors Lauren Howard, Adam Wild and Mildred Lyon to the competition.

Last Thursday Romsey was the venue for the ladies Dalhousie District Bowl event. Seven Marysville ladies played in the event, came home empty handed but had a very enjoyable day on the interesting Romsey course. Congratulations to the ladies from the Goonawarra Golf Club for winning the Bowl and our thanks to the Romsey ladies for their hospitality. On Monday 11th April ladies will play in the Dalhousie Jean Wallder Bowl at Yea.

Last Friday Golf PGA Professional Travis Harrison travelled to Marysville from Spring Valley Golf Club to run a day of group and private golf lessons. The classes were run for complete beginners, those returning to golf and for experienced club members and all benefited from Travis’s expertise and his clear and concise instructions. Our thanks to those who attended the clinic, to Travis for sharing his knowledge and to Jillian Chandler for organizing the day.

On Sunday the men’s pennant team had their second win of the season beating Strathbogie at Eildon 3/2. Our thanks to Steve Coker, Alan Howard, Peter Jeffery, Duncan Talbot and Andrew O’Shea for representing the club. They next play Alexandra at Strathbogie on 24 April.

Next Saturday both the men and the ladies will play a stroke round for the April monthly medal.

Lesley Rundle

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