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Golf Report - 27 May

The ladies Dalhousie pennant qualifying rounds have been held every Monday since the 17thApril with players playing at Seymour, Kilmore, Euroa, Broadford and Lancefield. Marysville played in Division 2 alongside Yea, Lancefield, Trentham 2, Broadford and Romsey. At the end of the qualifying rounds Marysville were on top of the ladder and on Monday 22 May played Yea in the final held at Broadford. Five ladies play in each round and each lady plays her corresponding player in a match play format. Marysville ladies are to be congratulated on winning their final match 4-1 and therefore the 2023 Pennant Trophy. This was an excellent effort especially as a number of the ladies played in each round. The club thank Jody Doran, Mim Page, Helen Howard, Lesley Rundle, Jenny Coleman, Heather Jenkins, Margaret Blair and Beverley Bellman for their contribution to the pennant team and are thrilled with the result. In the final of Div 1 the Alexandra ladies were defeated 3-2 by Seymour. There were some very close matches, and all were played in great spirit.

Non golfers often don’t realise that there are many formats and ways of scoring in golf. Par is one of those formats when an individual golfer takes on the course hole by hole playing against their handicap with three possible results - the player wins (+), the course wins (-) or it is a draw (square). Last Thursday the nine holers played Par on the back nine holes. The winner was Glen Rattay with +1 followed by Bob Emblin with square. The nearest the pins were won by Jim Bisset and Colin Davies. The Thursday nine-hole competition is held every week from 12.30 for a 1:00pm tee off and costs just $2 for members. Visitors and beginner golfers are welcome to join in with the friendly nine holers and enjoy the company and the course.

Last Saturday both the men and ladies played a stroke round with the ladies round incorporating the third round of their Championships. The lady's daily winner was Lesley Rundle (28) with nett 75 followed by Gail Leigh (10) with nett 79. The men’s winner was Ross Ansell (13) with nett 68 and the runner up on a countback from Ming Kuan was Steve Coker (18) with nett 69. The nearest the pins were won by Heather Jenkins, Ming Kuan and Ross Ansell who also won the Golden Shot. Jody Doran won the putting with 28 putts and her dog Albert Talbot won the raffle - again. Next Saturday both the men and ladies will play stroke for the June monthly medal.

Club members were saddened to hear of the death of long-time member Max Owen. Max was a great supporter of the club and held many responsible positions. He had lived in Marysville for over 30 years and his extraordinary feat of saving his own house and assisting neighbours during the Black Saturday bush fires was legendary. Our thoughts are with Max’s friends and family.

Due to unreliable weather the Friday Fun afternoons are now in recess and will start again in the Spring. Also, the vouchers which clinic participants were given are now invalid. The club members thank Jody Doran, Jim Bisset and Sally Kindness for instigating the Friday Fun sessions.

Lesley Rundle

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