Seymour and district golf news | Dec 23

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There has still been plenty of golf played around the festivities of the past few weeks.

On Wednesday, December 23 there were competitions for those looking to get in that last hit before Christmas.

The women played stableford and Ricky Rickman (14) had the best score of 34 points to win the day. The extra competition was the best even holes which was also won by Rickman with 17 points. The ball pool went to Rickman and Di Byrne with 33 points.

In the men’s results, Dave Newson (14) had the top score of the day to win A-grade with 40 points. The B-grade winner, also with a good score, was Chris Martin (14) with 39 points.

The nearest to the pin on the fourth was Danny Fountain, on the sixth Chris Martin was the closest, Dean Gardner won the 12th and Ian Richardson was nearest on the 17th. A score of 36 points was needed to be in the ball pool.

The mixed nine-hole winner was Duncan Chisholm (36) with 15 points on a countback from Stubby Byrne with the same score. Phillip Block also made the ball pool with his score of 12 points.

On Saturday, December 26 a small group of golfers went out to work off any Christmas overeating by playing a stableford round. The results were identical to Wednesday with only the handicaps changing for the winners.

Dave Newson (13) had 40 points to win A-grade and Chris Martin (14) had 39 points to win B-grade. The nearest-the-pins went to Chris Martin on the sixth, Lachy Mullins on the 12th and Mick Prorok on the 17th. A score of 37 points was needed to get into the ball pool.

On Wednesday, December 30 there was a great overall turnout of players for the stableford competitions. In the women’s results, Liz Gee (33) had a great round to win with 39 points. The extra competition was the second shot on the sixth with Glenda Woods the closest. The ball pool went to Gee, Irene Davey and Jane Fletcher with 35 points.

The A-grade winner for the men, with the best round of the day, was Matt O’Sullivan (3) with a very nice score of 40 points. The B-grade winner was John Callaghan (12) with 35 points and C-grade was won by John Ryan (23), also with 35 points. The nearest to the pin on the fourth was Greg Pell, on the sixth Jerry Bender was the closest, the 12th went to Ben Davey and the 17th was claimed by Terry Lemon. A score of 35 points was required to be in the ball pool.

The mixed nine-holes was won by Phillip Block (27) with 16 points with the next best Duncan Chisholm with 15 points. Stubby Byrnes also made the ball pool with 14 points.

The first competition for the new year on Saturday, January 2 was both the monthly medal and the first round of the Beale Family Summer Cup.

The medal winner for the men was Graham Kiper who had a good score of 84-14=70 which also made him the B-grade winner.

The winner of A-grade was Greg Pell with 77-4=73 on a countback from Peter Sawyer and Dean Gardner. The C-grade winner was Bill Stevens with a steady score of 91-19=72.

The best scratch score of 77 was shared by Greg Pell and Peter Sawyer.

The nearest to the pin on both the fourth and 12th was Matt O’Sullivan, on the sixth Lachy Mullins was the closest and on the 17thGraham Welsh had the best shot to the green.

The drive and pitch on the eighth was won by Craig Zotti and on the 15th it was Dave Newson. A score of net 74 was needed for the ball pool.

The women’s monthly medal winner was Sue McCall with 95-21=74 on a countback from Tania Zentveld. They were also the only recipients in the ball pool. The nearest to the pin on the 17th was Paula Britton.

This Friday the social nine holes is stroke over holes 7 to 15, while on Saturday the Beale Family Summer Cup continues with its second round. The game will be stroke for both men and women.

NAGAMBIE

December 23-30 results

The best card of the year was saved for the last round of 2020 with a mammoth 53 stableford points compiled by David Clonan. Forty-six points had been the score to beat, which was posted by Des Phelan back in November 2019, but an extended season caused by COVID-19 saw that benchmark get crushed on Sunday, December 27.

Clonan turned at the halfway with 25 points, only to better that with a closing 28 to comfortably steal the honour board spot from Phelan.

Runner-up on the day went to Troy Clonan, who was a whole 12 points behind the winner carding 41.

Rounding out the top three was the previous week’s winner, Ryan Ezard, who maintained his good form but hurt his handicap with 41 points.

The nearest-the-pin prizes were all what was left to win after David Clonan’s stunning runaway victory.

Rifling it onto the third was Wayne ‘the bullet’ Le Cerf before Peter Davies roared one up to the 16th.

● Nagambie Golf Club’s chicken run results for December 24 saw 21 players compete, with John Humphries the winner with +3 on a countback from Shaun Spicer.

There were no nearest-the-pins brought in.

December 31 – January 5 results

Nagambie golfers took to the course for the first time in 2021 with rain threatening but not eventuating.

Shaun Spicer exploded from the blocks, taking the win and a Monthly Medal with a finely crafted 84-17-67.

Spicer was consistent off the tee before getting the job done with his troublesome putter to win by two. Runner-up was David Love with another good number of 83-14-69, but as they say in golf “he left a few out there”.

Rounding out the top three with some very solid ball striking — as reported by his playing partners — was an in-form Michael Roberts with 76-5-71.

The nearest to the pins were achieved by Jeremy Ezard attacking the eighth, Lindsay Hall for a kick-in birdie on the 13th and Glen Evans doing something similar on the 16th.

This week will see the beginning of a summer four-ball best-ball pennant season with Nagambie taking on Rushworth at Mooroopna. This will be the first time any pennant has been played in 12 months. Meanwhile local golf will continue with a stableford event being played with J. Ezard on office duty and T. Baldwin in the bar.

● Nagambie’s chicken run winner on the back nine on December 31 was Rob VanTilburg with a good score of 43-13.5=29.5 nett.

With the same numbers playing as the previous week, Terry Lowis was able to strike both the 13th and 16th greens.

The chicken run will continue each week as there are no breaks for this during the holiday season. This week will be a stableford round on the front nine.

All players are reminded to tick the entry amount when paying to play.

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