Updated: Jan 23
Whilst during the Christmas and New Year period golfers have continued to play each Saturday and Thursday as per the syllabus the Dalhousie and inter club events have just recently commenced.
On Saturday 14 January the Yea golf club hosted the first round of the Foodworks Murrindindi Masters. This competition was instigated by Norm Reddrop, a member of the Alexandra Golf Club, in 2011 as a way of golfers from the Murrindindi clubs, Alexandra, Eildon, Marysville and Yea gathering together for a game of golf on each course. The competition continues to be generously sponsored by Foodworks for which all clubs are grateful. A total of 105 golfers played at Yea which was well organised under the coordination of Vicki Clements. The Ladies Mini Master winner was Helen Findlay from Alexandra and the Men’s section was won by Russell Wealands from Yea. Congratulations to Helen and Russell. Trophy winners from Marysville were Miriam Page and Rebecca Lee winner and runner up in A Grade, Travers Stow runner up in B Grade and Yewls Kuan, Rebecca Lee (2) and Beverley Bellman each won a nearest the pin. The second round of the Masters will be hosted by Marysville on Saturday 28th January.
Last Thursday the nine holers played stroke on the back nine. The winner was Richy Clark with net 35 followed by Ray Jones with net 36. Brian Worcester won the nearest the pin on the 18th hole missing a hole in one by about 1.5 cms.
On Saturday both the men and ladies played a stableford round with the men’s round incorporating the first round of the Barton Cup. The men’s winner was Jim Bisset (19) with an excellent 42 points and Yewls Kuan (13) was the runner up with 36 points. Alan Howard and Steve Berry were the other two qualifiers. Lesley Rundle (34) won the ladies section with 40 points followed by Jody Doran (12) with 38 points. Brian Worcester, Jim Bisset and Jody Doran (2) won the nearest the pins and Jody won the Golden Shot. After play members welcomed Mildred Lyon to the competition and celebrated the birthdays of Alan Howard and Peter Lilley.
On Thursday 26 January six pairs from Marysville will play in the Australia Day 4BBB at Seymour Golf Club.
Friday Night Fun at the Golf Club is a new initiative organised by Jim Bisset. All locals, visitors, golfers and non-golfers are invited to gather at the club for some fun and games. This week members and visitors will play a 6 hole competition from 4pm followed by some putting games on the putting green. The bar will be open from 5pm for drinks on the decking.