If golfers were lucky enough to have an early tee off at the Eildon Foodworks Murrindindi Masters last Saturday they were able to park close to the clubhouse. Those who had a late tee off had to park at the bottom of the hill and puff their way up to the clubhouse to register.
The car park was full to capacity as 102 golfers and some volunteers attended the event. This was the first round of the 2021/22 Foodworks sponsored tournament and the 13th year since the event was instigated by popular Alexandra golfer Norm Redropp.
Unfortunately, Norm was not able to attend the day but he would have been thrilled to see so many golfers participating. His son Michael travelled to Eildon to personally deliver the generous trophies. Many thanks to Norm and Michael.
The course was beautifully prepared by the volunteers and the weather was perfect. The scores however mainly reflected the lack of tournament play but all players were thrilled just to be out playing and catching up with their golfing friends.
Marysville had 29 golfers playing and the winner of the Ladies Eildon Mini Master with the best ladies score of the day was Gail Leigh (9) with 35 points. Other Marysville winners were Paul Martin (30) who was the C Grade runner up with 35 points and Brian Worcester who won the nearest the pin on the 14th hole. Congratulations to all the Marysville winners and those from other clubs.
Our thanks to all the Eildon members for their hospitality and for organising such a successful day. The ladies who coordinated the catering also deserve many thanks. The second round of the Masters will be held on Saturday 15th January 2022 at Alexandra and hopefully they too will have a full field and a car park at capacity. The Murrindindi Masters is a major fundraiser for each club and it is important that golfers support all their local clubs.
At Marysville next Saturday 27th November the AGM will be held at 9.00 am and a game of stableford will follow the meeting.