“THE STAR”, Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - PAGE 47
thestar.com.au Veterans FOLLOWING a night of persistent rain and heavy and frequent early morning showers 22 South Gippsland Veteran golfers arrived at Woorayl. Hope was springing eternally, but I think all were expecting to find there would be no game at all. As the last of the players arrived, all rain ceased, blue skies took over and the sun beamed with benevolence on the course. The stableford competition started at once on a course that was thoroughly wet in parts and wet in the remainder. The greens played magnificently and were a pleasure to putt on. With so few players all were combined in the one grade with the winner being Woorayl’s Graham Calder (13), with a magnificent 37 points. John Little (13), from Korumburra came in with 36 points another great effort given the soggy conditions. Nearest the pins went to Bob Beilby on 8 and John Little on 17 while the remaining players received a ball for their efforts. The home made soup and sandwiches were delicious and the company memorable. Next game is scheduled for Wonthaggi Golf Club on Tuesday, September 10. This will be a shotgun start and you need to get your entry in soon by either emailing Don Burke at email@example.com or ringing him on 5672 2660.
Korumburra THERE were 25 players for the par competition on Saturday, August 17, with trophies by Bob Stiff. A Grade (12 hcp): T. Jones +3, runner-up J. Watts +2. Ball down the line to D. Austin +1. B Grade (15 hcp): I. Cash +2, runner-up P. Vanagtmaal sq. Balls down the line to K. Pope, B. Pope, I. Gibson all sq. Nearest the pin: 1st I. Gibson, 7th R. Ludenia, 10th T. Fowles, 13th A. Worthy. NAGA: B. Clasby -8. Tuesday’s winner was R. Spokes 36 pts, and Thursday’s winner was R. Spokes 34 pts. Notices: Knockouts both singles and fourball need to be played by September 1.
Korumburra ladies THERE were no players on Wednesday as the poor weather discouraged many from venturing out on the course. On Saturday there were not enough players for a competition but three hardy enthusiasts went out for a ‘social’ nine holes. Considering the recent rain, the course was in good condition with the strong winds drying out the fairways quite a bit. Upcoming events are our ‘Clayton’s’ bus trip this Wednesday, please be at Inverloch at 9.30 for a 10 am start. Even if the weather is poor I’m sure we’ll all enjoy a nice lunch together! Good luck to our three teams going to the Lang Lang bowl on Friday, one of our teams are the current holders and could break all the records if they bring the Bowl home again! On Wednesday 28th we’ll be playing a Modified South African Fourball with drawn partners on the day.
Woorayl OUR sponsors on Saturday were Calder’s Landscaping and Garden and the fourball stableford event was won by Graeme Salmon and Brian Wilson with 46 points. Runners-up were Trent Walters and Jim Newton with 45 points. The balls went to B. Thomas, L. Lancaster; P. Burgess, T. Ryan; R. Goodwin, B. Hogan and G. and P. Challis. Lance eagled the second hole. Nearest the pins went to Jack Howard and Greg Fennell and the ball raffle went to ‘No Luck’ syndicate. Next week we will play a stableford event sponsored by Paul Beck, Handley’s Funeral Services.
Leongatha WINDY conditions made scoring difficult on Saturday but Ian Barlow playing off 16 did well to amass 37 points and take out the A Grade prize. Denis McDonald (17) won the B Grade event with 32 points.
Henry Sedelies won the Pro Pin on the 14th and Merv Stubbs took out NTP on the 16th. DTL Balls went down to 30 points and were awarded to Stuart Roberts and Robert Kualheim who were both visitors and also to Peter Rayson, Doug Clemann, Geoff McDonald , Tony Goldie, Peter Stivic, Ron Findlay, John Eabry, Bryan McCorkell, Jon Smith and Peter Hartigan. A small field took part in a Stableford competition in wintry conditions on Tuesday. Chris Leaver playing off 9 took the honours with 36 points. NTP’s were Geoff Maher on the 14th and Rod Brown on the 16th. DTL Balls were awarded to Grant McRitchie, Rod Brown, Peter Walsh, Ian Murchie, Geoff McDonald, Eddie Poole, and Geoff Maher. The poor weather continued through the week and Thursday’s event had to be called off due to rain.
Meeniyan SATURDAY was a single’s stableford event with the sponsor for the day being Handley Funeral Services. The A Grade winner was Dave Thomson with 35 points. Runner up was Col Graeme with 31 points. The B Grade winner was Col Stewart with 35 points. Runner up was Wino Reilly with 34 points on a count back. Balls down the line went to Peter Wilson 34 points and Peter Riddle with 32 points on a count back. Nearest the pin on the 17th was won by Lloyd Redpath. The pro pin on the 2nd was won Lloyd Redpath. The raffle winners were Col Graeme and Wino Reilly. The members draw was won by Brett McKnight was not present so it jackpots to next week. The winner of Tuesday’s single stableford event was Frank Peile with 36 points. Balls down the line went to Reg Hannay 35pts and Fred Stalker with 33 points. Nearest the pin on the 2nd was won by Greg Burridge. Best nine was won by David McIntyre with 21 points. Thursday’s event was washed out. Next week is a singles stroke and flag day.
Foster IT was another wet week with a bit of late wind – the course was quite heavy. Mid week golf was all washed out. On Friday, August 16 Geoff McKenzie (13) got the chook with 16 points. The DTL ball went to brother Lloyd also on 16 points. Both NTP’s were won by the Milkman Kevin Flett. On Saturday, August 17 it was the Barry Soderlund Me-
On the green: Veteran golfers, from left, Joe Harvey, Mick Bourke, Rod Walker and Peter Magnussen at Woorayl on Thursday. morial 4BBB Par – sponsored by Gary Clavarino and Geoff Prue. The clear winners were Cam Downing (9) and Kane Esler (16) with a good score of +9. DTL ball winners were Fred Tyers (13) and Neil Chandler (17) +6, and Colin Pulham (15) and Greg Paine (16) +6. The NTP’s went to Kevin Witheridge, Greg Paine, Peter Dight, Trevor Jones and Colin Pulham. The encouragement award was won by Noel Black and Peter Dight with square. The 4th qualifier for the Barry Soderlund Trophy playoff rounds was Gary Clavarino (15) and Trevor Jones (23) on +5. Thus the playoff matches are C Downing/ K Esler versus G Clavarino/ T Jones, and F Tyers/ N Chandler versus C.Pulham/ G Paine. You certainly get a bit of everything with Kevin Da Silveira as your partner. Kevin was on fire at the start, but struck trouble on the 8th. He reached the greenside bunker in 2, and I was watching him prepare to play his bunker shot. Before I could yell “stop” he had leaned over and picked up a leaf that was near his ball. I then caught his attention and was just explaining it was a penalty shot for picking up the leaf when he rested his club on the sand while he listened to me. When I explained he had now clocked up a second penalty shot, he decided to call it quits before he made things worse. However worse was to follow when Kevin had a triple “granny” off the 9th tee. However you will be pleased to know that Kevin showed great strength of character to rise above the chaos and knock it on in regulation to 8 feet on the 10th to make an easy par. Funny game this golf. Ladies - the winner was Gayle Reid(20) with 26 points. The Club Foursomes Championship is on Saturday August 31. Get your partners for this honour board event. There are trophies for both scratch and handicap events. Russell Gow was a worthy winner of $1200 in the member’s draw. It will start again at $500 this week. You need to be in the clubhouse when the draw is made at a random time between 6.30 – 8 pm to be eligible to win. The club has introduced new benefits for the golfing members. There will be a draw from the cards of all competition players on both Wednesday and Saturday. The person whose card is drawn will have the choice of a bottle of wine or a 6 pack of stubbies. The person drawn will not have to be present to be eligible to win the prize. There will be a $200 cash draw on each of Wednesdays at 2pm (for the ladies) and Saturday at 5.30 pm ( for the men ) . Both full members and country members are eligible, but you
must be present at the time of the draw to win it. Each draw will jackpot by a further $20 the next week if not won. This adds to the many other bonuses introduced recently for people to join the club and enjoy golfing at Foster – with all subs also reduced by around 25 per cent. The Saturday card draw last week was won by Gayle Reid , and the golfers cash draw for $220 was won by Peter Wright.. Golf Pro. Trevor Hollingsworth is coming on Thursday, August 29 – lessons are between 10.30 and 4.30 and are $45 for a 30 minute lesson. Please put your name on the sheet in the clubhouse to book a lesson. After a review of the club’s constitution the committee has prepared a list of numerous proposed changes – mainly to bring the constitution up to date, but also to implement a few changes. An information session on the proposed changes is to be held at the clubhouse at 6.30pm on Monday, August 26 and everyone is welcome. The proposed changes will be put to the AGM which is on Thursday, September 19. Coming events Thurs. Aug. 22nd – Stableford Fri. Aug 23rd - Chicken Run – Holes 10 to 18 Fri. Aug. 23rd - Members Draw - $500 - 6.30 to 8.00 pm Sat. Aug .24th – Stroke – Flag Event – Trophies from Trevor Jones Sat Aug 24th - Golfers $200 Cash Draw at 5.30 pm Mon Aug 26th - Info. night re constitution changes Tues Aug 27th – Stableford Thurs Aug 29th – Trevor Hollingsworth Visit Sat. Aug 31st – Foursomes Championship The Happy Hooker
They returned: coming back for the catch-up of the 1978 Leongatha thirds premiership side were, back row from left, Gary Young, Terry Clark, Terry Hogan (captain), Michael Roughead, Graham Wightman, Michael Gwyther, Allan Beasley (coach), Peter Warren, Owen Kindellan; front row, Brett Wightman, Brendan O’Laughlin, John Bourke . Con de Bondt and Steve Van Rooy also attended the evening.
Parrots of ’78 get together THE Parrots thirds premiership team of 1978 got together on Saturday night to celebrate and revisit their flag glory of that year. According to coach of the side, Allan Beasley it was a very successful night. “John Bourke and Brendan O’Laughlin said a few words and then every player later got up and spoke about the 1978 season and just how they enjoyed it immensely and had so much fun,” Allan said. “There were a lot of positive comments and I would like to thank Michael Roughead for getting the night organised.” Allan Beasley is a life member of the club and for the past 30 years has been involved in the training side of things after finishing his playing career in 1983. Shave-off As well as this a huge shave-off was held in the rooms to raise money for A Call to Arms, a
charity raising money for cancer research. A number of players were auctioned off, giving the highest bidder the opportunity of doing the shaving or nominating which part of the head would be shaved. Some players had Mohawks, others were minus their eyebrows. Others like Kristian Gray decided on the body waxing and this proved to be quite painful for Pistol. But it was all for a good cause with some $7,500 raised on the night. This adds to the considerable sum raised recently from the “yellow shorts” day. Despite some good money “on the table” none of the women at the night could be persuaded to participate! Players have been hugely into the cause this season due to the shock of Dwayne Holt’s illness which rocked the club earlier this year. Holt, who has one more treatment of chemotherapy to go, is keeping very positive as he fights off leaukemia. He was at the fundraiser with his wife Chelsie.
Memories: Brendan O’Laughlin (vice-captain), Allan Beasley (coach) and Terry Hogan (captain) share a moment at the 1978 Leongatha Under 18’s premiership catch-up.
Wonthaggi ON Saturday we played a stableford event with 58 players, and the course really stood up very well and was very playable considering the rain we endured throughout the week. I will probably have to have no carts on this course during the week but will definitely have carts able to be on the course on Saturday. Saturday’s results: A Grade S. Lowe 39 pts, B Grade P. Young 40 pts, C. Grade M. Loughran 45 pts. Balls down the line: D. Garry 41, M. Foster 39, G. Crawford 38, P. Mitchell-Dawson, D. Crellin, I. Baudonaro, K. Jamieson, J. Redpath 37; J. McEachern 36. Nearest the pin: 2nd K. Jamieson, 8th B. Howard, 13th J. French, 17th B. Fennel. Don’t forget we are hosting the South Gippsland fourball championships on Sunday, September 8. Entry forms will be available this week or call Danny Crellin on 0409 167 690
Great cause: there were some weird and not many wonderful creations as Leongatha players held a shave-off for a cause on Saturday night at Leongatha. to register your interest in participating. Our annual general meeting is coming up on Tuesday, September 17 at 7pm. We are looking forward to strong support from all members as we have some very exciting, challenging and rewarding times in front of us. Good golf, take care out in the wet weather and I will see you all next Saturday.
PS - Thanks Jason for your continued donations.
Mirboo North THE winner of the stableford competition played on Thursday, August 15 was Joe Kus (13) 38 pts countback. Down the line: Shannon Borg 38 pts. On Saturday, August 17 a par competition was played and
the winner was Neil Whitelaw (12) +3. Down the line: Simon Duff, Garry Shandley, Simon McInnes 0; Peter Chapman -1. 2nd shot nearest the pin 1st hole: Simon Duff. Nearest the pin: 4th Phil Garlic, 6th Ray Hoskin, 13th John McFarlane, 16th Terry Donnison.