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Golf Report - 27 Mar 2022

It was reported last week that the Marysville ladies had won 3 of the 4 2022 Dalhousie Bowls played at Hidden Valley, Alexandra, Woodend and Kilmore. Last Thursday Marysville hosted their Sandy Wilson Memorial Bowl with 62 players from 11 clubs competing. Conditions were perfect, the course had been beautifully prepared by Kellan Fiske and his team of volunteers and all those present were very positive about the hospitality shown by the Marysville members. The Marysville team comprising Gail Leigh with 38pts, Heather Jenkins with 28pts and Margaret Blair with 32pts narrowly won their home Bowl making it the 4th out of 5. Congratulations to the Marysville team. Gail Leigh also won the Veterans event and had a nearest the pin on the 11th hole. Other major winners were from Romsey, Mansfield, Kew, Heritage and RACV Healesville and a number of players were happy to take home a raffle prize. Events such as this take an enormous amount of organizing and its success depends on the club members working as a team. This certainly was the case on Thursday and all members of the club were thanked for their contribution to this successful event. This week the venue for the Dalhousie Bowl event is Seymour and four Marysville ladies will also play in the Mansfield Bowl on Friday.

Last Saturday the ladies played the second round of their Championships. The daily winner was Nicole Koek (45) with an excellent nett 68. The runner up was Helen Howard (25) with nett 73 on a countback from Gail Leigh and Meredith Doery. Nicole is a new member of the club and members were thrilled that she had such an excellent score for her first competition win. The putting was won by Helen Howard with 27 putts on a countback from Jody Doran. The men played a stableford round for the first round of the Barton Cup. The daily winner was Ricky Mc Clean (3) a visitor from Barwon Heads GC with 38 points followed by Alan Howard (17) with 36 points. Qualifiers for the Barton Cup final later in the year were Alan Howard, Peter Doery, Keith Atwell and Jim Bissett. The nearest the pins were won by Richard Clark, Ray Jones, Jim Bissett and Mark Bambery. At the presentation visiting players Peter and Lorraine Barnes and Ray Lingham were welcomed to the club.

During the annual Grand Prix Festival the members of the Lakeside Golf Club in Albert Park have to vacate their club. During this time they have, for many years, been coming to Marysville to play in the Lakeside v Marysville Challenge. On Saturday this challenge will be held with all players playing a stableford round and teeing off with a shotgun start at 9.30. If members wish to play in this challenge please inform Colin Davies. Also, members are asked to bring a small plate of ready to serve slices, biscuits or cakes to be eaten after the main meal.

Lesley Rundle

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