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Weekly Golf Report

Tuesday February 13th

A Puttose event was held with Alan Curtis, Paddy Carton, Cliff Schindler and Geoff Ervin combining well to pip John Stone, Peter O’Halloran, Shane Mills and John Paterson for the major prize. Dave Cockroft was obviously let down by his partners as he had two nearest the pins on his own! There were one hundred and thirty-four golfers on the West course with 50 strokes winning a voucher.
A Grade: Alan Curtis, Paddy Carton, Cliff Schindler & Geoff Ervin (48 Strokes), 1. John Stone, Peter O’Halloran, Shane Mills & John Paterson (49 Strokes), 2.
NTP’s: 4th – Steve Presser, David Cockroft & John Stone. 8th – Ivan Kirkby, David Cockroft & Les Barned. 13th – Dave Kelly, Craig Opie & Alan Curtis. 16th – Darren Burr, Robert Thomas & Ray Hunt. Super-pin – John Potter $97.

Thursday February 15th

Mick Gibson had the best par round of the year to win B Grade with Committeeman Rob Kilgour in second place. Brian O’Neill defeated Steve Presser in a countback for the A Grade honours and Paul Boek had a great score in C Grade to pip KD Martin and Albert Heil. There were one hundred and eighty-two golfers on the East course with Plus 2 winning a voucher.
A Grade: Brian O’Neill (Plus 4), 1. Steve Presser (+4), 2. Joel Watson (+3), 3.
B Grade: Mick Gibson (Plus 9), 1. Rob Kilgour (+6), 2. Geoff Burke (+5), 3.
C Grade: Paul Boek (Plus 7), 1. KD Martin (+5), 2. Albert Heil (+5), 3.
NTP’s: 3rd – Stan Davis, Nev Toohey & Barry Page. 8th – Alan Eacott, John Clohosey & John Kelly. 13th – Alan Eacott, Stan Berry & Garry Jones. 16th – Lee McCullagh, Peter McLaughlin & Arthur Byrnes. Super-pin – Lee McCullagh $144.

Saturday February 17th
A huge field of one hundred and ninety-nine golfers played the East course with 37 points winning a voucher. A three-way countback decided the A Grade event with Andrew Jacobs coming out on top. Steve Manly also survived a countback to win B Grade, but Murray Matthews blew the field away in C Grade with a great score of forty-three points. Adam McCrae eagled the 5th, Ray Carr got within a metre of the pin on the eighth to win the eagle’s nest and Flipper Wilson had a huge payout for winning the super-pin.
A Grade: Andrew Jacobs (41 Points), 1. Andrew Jacobs (41), 2. John Tomlinson (41), 3.
B Grade: Steve Manley (41 Points), 1. David Sparks (41), 2. Mick Young (40), 3.
C Grade: Murray Matthews (43 Points), 1. Bernie McGrath (39), 2. Ted Retallick (38), 3.
NTP’s: 3rd – John Tomlinson, Baz Forrester & Ted Retallick. 8th – Ray Carr, Frank Grillo & Peter Bawden. 13th – George O’Sullivan, Chris Boxtel & Shane Phelan. 16th – Peter Baldock, Damian Gleeson & David Wilson. Eagle 5th – Adam McCrae. Eagle’s Nest – Ray Car $60. Super-pin – David Wilson $177

Summer Pennant

Goulburn Murray Summer Pennant Report – Round 6
The Division two side went down to Kialla 4-1 at Mooroopna on Sunday and now have to have results go their way next week to advance to the grand final in a fortnights time. John King and Terry Jeoffreys went on their winning way to be the only winners on the day.
John King & Terry Jeoffreys Won 3/1
Col Johnson & Steve McCoomb Lost 1 down
Ian Yeo & Craig Griffin Lost 4/3
Mick Mahady & Simon Putna Lost 3/2
Mick Young & Brian O’Neill Lost 4/3

Captain's Report

*2018 Committee – Vice Captain Joel Watson, Secretary Rob Kilgour, Handicapper Stewart Mancer. Terry Jeoffreys, Noel Bailey, Ted Fordham, Keith Jenkinson & David Cockroft. Welcome to David and thanks to Steve Jones for his contribution over the last few years.

* Trainee Tournament
– congratulations to all involved as word from the players was that the course was magnificent and they had a great week. The Peter Fraser long drive comp. is always a fun event with the winner hitting it 321m, (halfway up the hill on the first west!). The amateur event went to Tyson McCoomb on 301m to pip Rowan Hill on 298m. Rocket and another “youngster” Joel Watson were next in line.

*Golf Course News
– The left hand side of 16 west – Andrew Johnson’s plan is to thin and remove plants from the tee to the bunker. From the bunker to the front gate it will be grassed with small patches of plants to break it up.
Rake Stickers – will be put on the rakes with green handles. Andrew and Tim have purchased some new rakes with different heads to improve playability out of the stand.
Bees on 10th East - Foam has been placed over the hole and they will be sprayed.
The bell on the 12th West will be removed as it is a hazard when hitting towards the green from nearby. Can you remember the last time you heard it ring?
4th West - The area in front of the tee has had sprinklers installed and will be grassed before the weather starts to turn cold.
Tree branches sticking out - areas mentioned include 4th, 5th and 17th west also 11th and 13 east. An arborist is coming out to have a look at them.
Tee Markers - To give social players options and hopefully a more enjoyable golfing experience, black, blue, white and red markers will be put on all tees. They can then choose which length of course they wish to play.
The aim this year is to re-vamp 30 bunkers on the East Course adding capillary concrete to separate the sand from the clay. A new type of sand is also being looked at.
Andrew and Tim have purchased a moisture meter to use on the course – primarily the greens. They are excited about how it will help them to prepare the greens.

*Premier League – Entry forms are in the Pro-shop for this exciting event which starts in March. $60 covers the entry fee, a free drink each week supplied by CUB and the presentation night dinner, which is great value. Reluctant Heroes are the defending champions. If you want to be in a team see the Pro-shop.

*Summer Pennant – After five rounds the Division one team lead by David Cockroft is undefeated. Simon Putna’s Division Two team have fought back after losing in the first round to now have three wins. The final will be held at Rich River on Sunday March 4th. Thanks to our sponsors Mawson’s Concrete and Quarries Echuca, Natrad Echuca, Deni & Echuca Fire Service and Echuca Locksmiths.

*Handicap Matchplay – the February Monthly medal was the qualifying event with the top eight nett scores in each Grade going into the draw.
A Grade – Kevin Drennan vs Luke Keogh, Greg Cadd vs Joel Watson, Guy Galvin vs John Main & Andrew Purdy vs Mark Scholes.
B Grade – David Sparks vs John Devitt, Raymond Kissell vs Michael Badura, John Taylor vs Tony Fusti & Mike Mangiameli vs Wally Portwine.
C Grade – Cliff Schindler vs Geoff Kelly, Jack Keogh vs Glenn Ogden, Terry Jeoffreys vs Peter Hazelman & Barry Dixon vs Stuart Milgate.

*If you have suggestions or see something on the course that needs attention do not hesitate to talk to one of the committee or contact me. 

Don’t forget, if you cannot hit them long, hit them straight.
David Pearson.
Scratch Kirk Ardley 68 (twice) 
Nett  Grant Scott 62 
Stableford  John Bracher 49 
Par  Len Drill +7 
4Ball Peter Boek & Steve Tonkin 50 
  Craig Opie & Theodor Hojnik 50
  Mick Mulvahill & Denis Cairns 50
Aces  Peter Colliver, Steve Jones & John Devitt

February Golf Syllabus

Tuesday 13th4 Person Puttose
Thursday 15th Par
Saturday 17th Stableford
Tuesday 20th Stableford
Thursday 22nd 
Saturday 24th 4BBB Stableford
Sunday 25th  Men's & Ladies Stableford
Tuesday 27th Stableford

Privilege Cup

You hold the cup until it is next played for and you may ask any member to fill it for you for the period you hold it. If you ask a member twice in the period you must buy him the same size drink. It may be filled with any tap beer or soft drink if you are not a drinker.

A junior may win the Privilege Cup but it is only to be filled with soft drink if the junior is under drinking age.

January  Mick Young
February  Mitch Pearson

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