Last Thursday the Marysville ladies hosted their annual Dalhousie tournament. In recent weeks due to water logged courses a number of similar events have been cancelled or postponed. The Marysville course is so well maintained and drainage so effective that it has remained open all year. The main concern leading up to the tournament was that the forecast heavy rain would deter golfers from attending but after consultation with the green keeping team it was decided to go ahead as planned. Fortunately, there was a good break in the weather on Thursday and 31 players from 10 clubs played and they all enjoyed being out on a golf course again. Tournaments such as these require a great deal of organisation and all the Marysville ladies and men were thanked for their contribution to the day. The main winners were from Seymour, Yea, Romsey and Marysville.
A number of Marysville ladies were going to play in the Woodend tournament on Thursday but to quote a Marysville member ’another one bites the mud’ and has been cancelled.
Last Saturday the men played the 2nd round of their Championships and the daily winner was Andrew O’Shea (7) with an excellent nett 65. The runner up was Alan Howard (19) with nett 73. The ladies played a stableford round for the Mavis Hadfield Trophy. Jody Doran (11) was the winner with 38 points followed by Caz Hay (25) with 36 points. The nearest the pins were won by Steve Berry, Paul Martin and Richy Clark and Alan Howard won the putting with 24 putts. Congratulations to all our weekly winners.
Next Saturday the men will play the final of their Championship and the ladies will play the final of the Barton Shield.
The annual Woodlands v Marysville challenge will be held on Saturday 22nd October. The Woodlands golf club members have been supporting the Marysville community since the 2009 bushfires and a special relationship has developed between the two clubs. Members are asked to please register for the challenge with Colin Davies or Alan Howard and are reminded that the entry fee for members will be $15.