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Golf Report - 16 April 2023

Whilst this report is being written the rain is bucketing down outside and pursuing indoor activities will be the order of the day. Fortunately, on Saturday golfers enjoyed good conditions for their competition and the rain began to fall just as players were leaving the club. The ladies played a practice matchplay game in readiness for their pennant season. Matchplay is the game played in all pennant competitions and the format is quite different from that played in regular competitions such as stroke and stableford. The ladies enjoyed their matches and hopefully their skills were honed for the upcoming season. The men played a stroke round and the winner was Alan Howard (16) with nett 70 followed closely by Steve Berry (9) with nett 71. Steve also had the fewest putts for the day with 27. This was an excellent display of putting considering the greens had been cored during the week which made them difficult to play. The nearest the pins were won by Brian Worcester, Mark Bambery, Steve Berry and Colin Davies who also won the Golden Shot. Next Saturday both the men and the ladies will play a stableford round and the men’s round will be the 3rd round of the Barton Cup. It is also a Charity Day with all competition fees and raffle money donated to Foundation Murrindindi. Members are reminded that Saturday tee off time is now 9.30 for 10.00.

Last Thursday six ladies travelled to Romsey to play in the ladies Bowl. It was an enjoyable event and although Marysville ladies didn’t win any trophies one lucky player did win a superb hamper in the raffle. Kilmore won the Bowl and were congratulated for doing so.

On Sunday the men played the 3rd round of their Dalhousie pennant competition. They played Alexandra at Strathbogie and Marysville won 3-2. Well played Marysville and members thank Mark Alexander, Alan Howard, Steve Coker, Richy Clark and Mark Leitinger for representing the club. The ladies played their first pennant round on Monday meeting Romsey at Kilmore. The result will be given next week.

The Friday Fun Time is now being held on Friday afternoons. From 1.00pm players of all standards can play either 4 or 6 holes of golf before attempting the Hole in One challenge with a modified club and green off the 10th tee. The bar will be open and there will be some free coaching available for any beginner golfers. This Friday Fun will continue each week until Spring but in the event of poor weather on the day the organisers will probably stay at home in front of the fire. Thanks to Jim Bisset and Sally Kindness for continuing to supervise this very popular activity.

Lesley Rundle

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