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Golf Report - 20 January 2024

Since the last report written in December 2023 the planned syllabus was followed with members playing on Saturdays during the holiday period and a number of holiday makers enjoying the beautiful course. We were pleased to welcome Naomi Gist as a new METROSIXTY 12 member and it was great to see a number of our weekender members playing golf during their holidays in Marysville.

On Saturday 13 January the second round of The Foodworks Murrindindi Masters was held at Eildon. An excellent field of 104 golfers played and that included 30 players from Marysville. The Marysville winners were Heather Jenkins (17) who with 35 points was the runner up in A Grade and Brian Worcester (16) was the runner up in B Grade with 34 points. Well played Heather and Brian and congratulations to Alison Rouget from Alexandra and Wayne Kupke from Eildon for winning the Eildon Mini Masters titles. All the players thanked Foodworks for their very generous ongoing sponsorship of this event.

On Saturday in excellent conditions the golfers played a stableford round. The ladies winner was Jody Doran (12) with 36 points on a countback from Heather Jenkins. The club President Steve Coker (19) must have benefited from his summer holiday scoring an excellent 44 points to win the men’s section. Travers Stow (19) was the runner up with 38 points. Travers also won two nearest the pins along with Jim Bisset and Margaret Blair who also won the Golden Shot.

On Friday 26 January a number of Marysville golfers will play in the Dalhousie District Australia Day 4BBB event at Seymour Golf Club. At Seymour, having won the 2023 Dalhousie Player of the Year event Helen Howard will be presented with her trophy.

Next Saturday a stroke round will be played by both the ladies and the men. Upcoming competitions include the 3rd round of the Murrindindi Masters at Alexandra on Saturday 3rd February, the 4th round on 10th February at Yea, and a stroke round for the February monthly medal on 17th February.

The official name of the Marysville Golf Club is the Marysville Community Golf and Bowls club and the all-weather bowling green is a great community asset. A number of local and visiting groups have regularly hired the green and all the equipment and enjoyed some fun games of Barefoot Bowls which is a game suitable to all ages. On Saturday 27 January locals and visitors are welcome to come to the club for a laid-back family friendly evening of Barefoot Bowls. From 5pm-8pm and for $5 per person there will be drinks at Happy hour prices, free snacks and some great music in the background. We hope to see many people enjoying the Bowling green on Saturday night!

Lesley Rundle

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