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Golf Report - 26 August 2023

After a few Saturdays of inclement weather last Saturday golfers were able to enjoy the sunshine and warmer temperatures. It is a credit to Kellan Fiske and his team of volunteers that the course has, with good drainage and good management, been playable throughout the winter and the syllabus has mainly been adhered to. Although a number of members are away travelling those who have played were grateful that their golf games could continue. Visitors to the area and local golfers are very welcome to come and play on our beautiful course either as social players or competition golfers.

Last Saturday two pairs played the penultimate round of the mixed match play competition. They were both close matches with Brian Worcester beating Jody Doran 1 up and Richie Clark winning against Mark Bambery 2 up. Richie and Brian will play the final on Saturday 9th September. The other golfer played a stableford round. The ladies winner was Bec Lee (24) with 32 points followed by Gail Leigh (12) with 31 points on a countback from Margaret Blair. Peter Lilley (13) won the men’s section with 35 points and Steve Berry (9) with 33 points was the runner up on a 3-way count back. The nearest the pins were won by Ming Kuan, Yewls Kuan, Steve Berry and Rebecca Lee who also won the Golden Shot.

Next Saturday after the AGM in the clubhouse at 9.00am a stroke round for the September monthly medal will be played and the ladies round will include the third round of the Barton Shield.

The dates for the 2023/4 Foodworks Murrindindi masters have been decided. This is a highlight of the golfing year for the clubs in the Murrindindi Shire – Alexandra, Eildon, Marysville and Yea- with each club hosting one round. The first round will be held at Marysville on Sat 18th November, Eildon will host the second round on 13th January 2024, Alexandra on 3rd February and Yea on 10th February. The 27th January has been avoided due to the long weekend.

A number of golfers can relate to this poem called The Thing Called Golf by e Sam Parker

On the first tee, I am so anxious

This is going to be my day

I aim it down the left side

But it goes the other way

Trees pop up from nowhere

Sand traps call my name

I second-guess my sanity

As I play this silly game

I aim left, go right, aim right, go left

I hit it fat, or thin

But after 18 holes of frustration

I can’t wait

To tee it up again.

Lesley Rundle

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