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Golf Report - 21 May 2023

During last weeks National Volunteer Week one of the Marysville golf clubs longest serving and popular members and dedicated volunteer was named The Murrindindi Senior Citizen of the Year. Congratulations to Bob Emblin who was recognised for his service to the Triangle community for many years as a member of the Marysville SES, The Marysville Lions Club, the RSL and the golf club. He and his wife Jan, who has also been an energetic volunteer, have lived in and served the Triangle community for many years and for that we are very grateful. Congratulations to Bob. All clubs rely heavily on volunteers to keep their clubs viable. The Marysville golf club members would like to acknowledge all the volunteers who work so hard to make the club the beautiful place it is and one which is enjoyed so much by members and visiting golfers.

On Monday 15th May the ladies pennant team played the final round of the qualifying rounds at Euroa and with a 4.5-.5 win against Broadford they finished on top of the ladder. Well played Jody Doran, Mim Page, Helen Howard, Lesley Rundle and Jenny Coleman on their victory. On Monday 22nd May they played Yea in the Division 2 final at Broadford and the results will be given in next weeks report. In Division 1 Alexandra played Seymour. With Eildon recently winning a division of the men’s pennant all the Murrindindi clubs were well represented in the 2023 Dalhousie finals.

Last Thursday Kilmore was the venue for the Dalhousie ladies event and Marysville had two teams of three playing in the Bowl. Helen Howard won B Grade with 35 points and gained 4 player of the year points. Jenny Coleman was a member of the winning small teams event and gained 1 player of the year point. Congratulations to the Seymour team who won the Bowl on a countback from Gisborne.

On Saturday despite a poor weather forecast a few stoic golfers were prepared to play but as the morning progressed conditions deteriorated and after nine holes it was decided to call the 18-hole competition off. Ming Kuan won the men’s competition with +5 followed by Peter Lilley with +3. The ladies winner was Beck Lee with -4 on a countback from Lesley Rundle. The nearest the pins were won by Peter Lilley, Beck Lee, Lesley Rundle and Keith Atwell who won the Golden Shot. Next Saturday both the men and the ladies will play a stroke round with the ladies game incorporating the third round of the Championships. During presentation Helen and Alan Howard and Ray Jones were wished safe travelling as they travel to warmer climes in their caravans.

As the weather becomes less reliable the Friday afternoon fun session has gone into recess and will be reinstated in the Spring. The special offer for clinic participants is also now invalid. The club thank Jody Doran, Sally Kindness and Jim Bisset for introducing and coordinating this new initiative.

Lesley Rundle

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