On Thursday 10 March five Marysville ladies travelled to Woodend to play in the annual ladies Bowl. Woodend golf course is a very pretty and well maintained course but is very hilly and challenging with steep hills and elevated greens. We were thrilled when the Marysville team were declared the winners of the Bowl with Jenny Coleman, Heather Jenkins and Helen Howard combining their stableford points for the winning total of 91 points. Congratulations to Jenny, Heather and Helen on their win. Jenny (25) with 36 points was also the winner of B Grade, she was a member of the winning small teams event and received 5 Dalhousie Player of the Year points. Our thanks to the Woodend ladies for their friendly hospitality. This week Kilmore is the venue for the ladies Dalhousie event.
Last Saturday the ladies played the first round of their club championships and also the March monthly medal. Heather Jenkins (19) is hard to beat at the moment and won the day and the medal with an excellent nett 68. Congratulations to Heather. The runner up was Meredith Doery (26) with nett 73. The men played a stroke round and the winner was Travers Stow (16) who equaled Heather’s round with a nett 68. The runner up was Duncan Talbot (12) with nett 69. The nearest the pins were won by Yewls Kuan. Steve Coker, Travers Stow and Paul Martin with Travers and Paul also winning the Golden Shot. Brian Worcester with 25 putts won the putting on a countback from Heather Jenkins. The second round of the ladies championships will be held on Saturday 26th March. It was great to welcome so many of our members who have holiday houses in Marysville to the competition and hopefully they enjoyed the game and the long weekend. Both Miriam Page and Rebecca Lee celebrated their birthdays last week and this was acknowledged by members during presentation.
On Friday evening a number of members gathered on the decking for a social evening with drinks and nibbles. The green keeping team had kindly driven most of the machines they use on the course up to the practice green so that members could be educated about Workman, Rough Cutters, Back Hoes and various mowers. Bob Emblin gave a very informative talk about each piece of equipment and we now all realise that assisting with the course maintenance is not just about sitting on ride on mowers in all weather. This machinery has to be handled with safety and respect and very regularly maintained. Our thanks to the volunteers and also to Bob for his talk.
On Friday 8th April a golf clinic will be held at the club. Clinic A - 9-11am for new and returning golfers, Clinic B -11-1.00 pm for intermediate and advanced golfers and individual lessons from 2-5pm. Accredited coach Travis Harrison will conduct the clinics. For more information including cost and payment please contact Lesley Rundle 0357747630 or by e mail email@example.com. Places are limited.
The Marysville Golf Club Footy tipping competition is about to start. Members who wish to join this competition are asked to contact Miriam Page as soon as possible on 0439404742.
Next weekend a Rotary International District 9790 Conference is being held in Marysville. On Friday a number of Rotarians will ride in a cycling event whilst some play golf. We look forward to welcoming the golfers to the club and the cyclists will also have afternoon tea there.
Next Saturday a Par round will be played by both the men and the ladies. Visitors are most welcome to join the competition teeing off at 9.30am.
The Marysville ladies Sandy Wilson Memorial Bowl will be held on Thursday 24th March.