The 2022 golf syllabus has started as planned and hopefully those plans will continue throughout the year. The first two Saturday games were stroke rounds for the Summer Aggregate. The men’s winner over the two rounds was Andrew O’Shea (9) with nett 141 on a count back from Travers Stow. The ladies winner was Jody Doran (14) with nett 150 followed by Heather Jenkins with nett 156. Congratulations to all these winners.
Last Saturday the second round of the Foodworks Murrindindi Masters was held at the Alexandra Golf Club. Those who teed off early were able to return to the clubhouse before the hottest part of the day but the humidity was quite a challenge for all golfers. The course, thanks to the band of green keeping volunteers, was in excellent condition and all 101 players very much enjoyed playing on it.
Twenty-nine Marysville golfers played in this event and a number were successful. They are grateful to Foodworks for generously supplying the trophies. Sabrina Stow (24) had the best score of the day in the ladies section with 41 points and was declared the 2022 Alexandra Mini Master. Keith Atwell (21) with 39 points won the 2022 men’s title. The A grade winner was Jody Doran (14) with 38 points followed by Heather Jenkins (20) with 35 points. Lesley Rundle (33) won the B grade competition with 35 points and Miriam Page, Rebecca Lee and Nicole Koek each won a nearest the pin. Margaret Blair and Heather Jenkins won a raffle prize.
Days such as these take an enormous amount of organizing and all golfers thank the Alexandra members who worked so hard to create such a successful event. Special thanks to the ladies Captain Helen Findlay who coordinated the day.
Over the Christmas and New Year holidays a number of green fee players enjoyed their games at Marysville and the hard-working green keeping team maintained the course beautifully. Thanks to Kellan Fiske for leading the team and for all his work in setting up the new payment system in the shop and Bar. Thanks to the club committee for dealing with the administrative issues, to Gleywnis Marilyn and Kay for welcoming the visiting golfers and to Jody Doran and Duncan Talbot and others for assisting with the carts.
Next Saturday all golfers will play a stroke round and the following Saturday 29 January the third round of the Foodworks Murrindindi Masters will be held at Yea. The final round of the Murrindindi Masters will be played at Marysville on Saturday 12 February.