For many of the Marysville golfers the Liesfield Trophy is one of if not the most sought after trophies of the golfing calendar and last Saturday was the 14th year since the inclusion of this trophy in the calendar.
Young members James and Matthew Liesfield and their mother Elizabeth were among those tragically killed in the Black Saturday bushfires in 2009. Matthew had played in the monthly medal competition on that Saturday morning and won the medal with an excellent +6. The Liesfield trophy is played each year in memory of the family and all the golfers are keen to have their name engraved on the cup. It is always a pleasure to welcome Marianne and Colin Easton, Uncle and Aunt of James and Matthew, from Ararat who for the last 4 years have come to Marysville played in the competition and presented the cup to the winning pair. They leave their sheep farm for the weekend and enjoy a restful weekend in Marysville.
On Saturday 14 pairs of players played a 4BBB stableford round and the winners with an excellent 48 points were Brian Worcester and John Norfolk. The runners up with 46 points were Heather Jenkins and Ming Kuan. The nearest the pins were won by Keith Atwell (2) Gail Leigh and Richard Clark. Gail also won the Golden Shot. President Steve Coker officially welcomed and thanked Marianne and Colin for attending such a special occasion and Marianne kindly presented the cup to the winning pair. Greenkeeper Kellan Fiske knew the boys well and we were delighted that he was able to play in the competition on Saturday. He and his team of volunteers were thanked profusely for preparing the course so well. Jim Bisset and Myles Coker were also welcomed to the competition.
Next Saturday Marysville will be hosting the final round of the Murrindindi Masters and hopefully there will be a full field with golfers from Yea, Alexandra, Eildon and Marysville playing.
On occasions such as the upcoming Murrindindi Masters the Bar in the clubhouse is a busy place and more members with their RSA qualifications are required to assist behind the Bar. The club will pay the RSA course fee for anyone who would be prepared to do the on line course and who would be willing to serve behind the Bar when available. Please contact Steve Coker if you are interested in this offer.