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Golf Report - 14 October 2023

Last Saturday the men played the first round of their three round Championships. The daily winner was Brian Worcester (19) with net 70 followed closely by Kellen Fiske (20) with net 71. The ladies played a stroke round for the Mavis Hadfield Trophy.

Congratulations to Heather Jenkins (20) for winning the trophy with net 71 and her round included just 25 putts. Gail Leigh (12) with net 72 was the runner up. The nearest the pins were won by Heather Jenkins, Andrew O’Shea and Brian Worcester (2) who also won the Golden Shot. After play on Saturday members helped Gail Leigh celebrate her birthday with a delicious cake made by Helen Howard. Next Saturday the men will play the second round of the Championships and the ladies will play a stableford round. Next Friday, Saturday and Sunday the TARMAC rally will be using the clubhouse as their communications HQ.

On Thursday it was the Marysville golfers turn to host the ladies Dalhousie tournament. With the weather forecast for Thursday deteriorating, food purchased and prizes organised, last minute changes were made to the format of the competition. It was decided to play a nine - hole stableford game. On Thursday a number of attendees, many of whom had travelled long distances, were persuaded to play and then retreat to the clubhouse for lunch, raffles, prizes and some fun. All 30 players were prepared to play in atrocious conditions and we thank them profusely for doing so. A lot of fun was had by all players who had time to dry out before driving home. Major trophies went to golfers from Avenel, Kilmore, Strathbogie, RACV Healesville and Marysville. These major changes were only able to be implemented because the Marysville ladies were willing to be flexible and assist with the new plan. Members thank these ladies for their assistance. Thanks to Kellan Fiske and his team of volunteers for preparing the course so well for this and every event held at Marysville.

Members are asked to note that the mixed Woodlands/Woodend challenge will be held on Saturday 28 October alongside the third round of the men’s championship. The men’s Tournament on Sunday 12 November will now be a mixed event and the first round of the Foodworks Murrindindi Masters will be held at Marysville on Sat 18 November. The second round of the Murrindindi Masters will be at Eildon on 13 January 2024.

Lesley Rundle

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