The number of golfers playing last Saturday was affected by the closure of the Maroondah Highway- Black Spur. Whilst some of the metropolitan members traveled up from Melbourne on Friday a number were not able to travel the extra hour it would have taken to divert through Yea. Traditionally the monthly medal is an event the golfers play on the first Saturday of each month. Due to the course being closed on two Saturdays in November the monthly medal was played last Saturday. The ladies winner was Helen Howard (25) with net 75 followed by Gail Leigh (11) with net 77 on a countback from Miriam Page. Brian Worcester (18) with net 72 won the men’s medal from Ross Ansell (12) with net 73. The nearest the pins were won by Travers Stow, Jillian Chandler, Ross Ansell and Peter Lilley who also won the Golden Shot. Helen Howard won the putting with 26 putts.
Next Saturday both the men and ladies will play a stableford round for the Captains Trophy and the Neil Murphy Trophy and after play the ladies golf section will hold their AGM. A group from Rossdale Golf Club who have reciprocal rights with Marysville will join the competition.
Unfortunately, two ladies Dalhousie events have recently been cancelled due to water on the courses so ladies will not be travelling to Romsey or Yea. The club thank Heather Jenkins, Miriam Page and Jody Doran for playing last Thursday in the annual ladies charity day at Heritage Golf Club. The Marysville ladies certainly enjoy playing on other local courses.
On Friday 25 November during the day the Building Industry Golf/Cycling event will be held and in the evening members will host the local emergency service volunteers for a sports night which includes some lawn bowls, putting and a nearest the pin competition. After the fun and games the visitors will enjoy some nibbles in the clubhouse and drinks at members prices.