The Tour Elephants are a group of social golfers from various suburbs of Melbourne who have been travelling to Marysville each year since 2016 to play the local golfers in an annual challenge. Last Saturday the Marysville golfers hosted the 2023 challenge with all players playing a stableford round. The lady’s winner with the best score of the day was Lesley Rundle (31) with 42 points followed by Jillian Chandler (26) with 34 points. This was Jillian’s last game at Marysville before relocating to Phillip Island. Duncan Talbot (11) won the men’s section with 38 points and Robert Coleman (35) with 36 points was the runner up on a countback from Ray Jones and Travers Stow. The nearest the pins were won by Richard Knight, Duncan Talbot, David Mitchell and Chris Suckling and the longest drives on the 8th fairway were won by Jason Perrott and Jody Doran. Captain Colin Davies put his mathematical skills into play and announced at presentation that Marysville had won the lovely Challenge Trophy with 30.75 points from The Tour Elephants with 27.09 points.
The club thanked the Tour Elephants for their ongoing support and friendly competition. Thanks were given to Colin Davies, Helen Howard and Alan Howard for organising the event, to all the members for providing the delicious lunch, to Marilyn Johnson for her assistance in the shop and Bar and to Kellan Fiske and the volunteers for presenting the course in such good condition. The visitors were very complimentary about their visit and will return next year for another challenge. Next Saturday golfers from Lakeside Golf Club in Albert Park will play their annual challenge against Marysville with a 9.00 am registration for a 9.30 tee off.
On Sunday the first round of the Dalhousie Men’s pennant competition was held with Marysville who are in Handicap Div 2 playing Strathbogie at Yea. Congratulations to Marysville for beating Strathbogie 3 and 2. Members thank Steve Coker, Duncan Talbot, Richy Clark, Keith Atwell and Alan Howard for playing in the match. They next play Yea at Eildon.
On Monday a Marysville team played in the ladies Bowl at Mansfield and on Thursday a team will play in the Jean Wallder Bowl at Seymour. Results will be given in next week’s report.
The second of two golf clinics for women will be held on Friday 31st March and the weekly Friday fun night will be held with the usual few holes of golf at 4.00pm before some putting and attempts at a Hole in One with the unique clubs provided. All this activity is followed by drinks, nibbles, chats and raffles in the clubhouse. All locals, visitors, golfers and non-golfers are very welcome to attend this fun evening.