2016 Club Matchplay Championships

Both the Individual and team Matchplay Championships have reached critical stages in this year’s events.

Many close and interesting matches have been played with opportunities gained by competitors to play against other members that they may not have met.

The Fourball team Championship has progressed to the semi-final stage and the cream has certainly come to the top.

Round 1 action saw Arthur Bosanquet and Wayne Arnott defeat John and Alan Paul 2 up; Matt Tedeschi and Con Kiayias defeat Chris Leckey and Anthony Smith 2 up; Paul Rodgers and Ron Hewson defeat Peter Young and Tony Dawson 1 up; and Tony McRae and Peter Francis defeat Scott Hainsworth and Tony Panecasio 4/3.

Round 2 saw Matt and Con defeat Arthur and Wayne on the 19th hole; Paul and Ron defeat defending champions Pat Paris and Chris Goodwin 5/4; Tony and Peter defeat Ray Orr and Pete Munro on the 18th.

Tim Young and Shane Townsend have managed to progress being the lucky beneficiaries of injuries and withdrawals by their opponents. Clearly they have a reputation that creates fear in their opponents.

The first semi sees the team of Matt Tedeschi and Con Kiayias set to play  against Paul Rodgers and Ron Hewson. Will the team of A graders be too consistent for the experienced Rodgers/Hewson combination?

The other semi sees Tony McRae and Peter Francis up against Tim Young and Shane Townsend in a match so close that a large gallery should be in attendance to witness what promises to be the match of the year between two evenly matched combinations.  Which team will find that little extra?

The Individual Championship has progressed to the final and like the fourball many close matches have been played in the preceding rounds.

Round 1 saw Shane Townsend defeat Leon Polestcico on the 19th; Tom Zimmermann defeat Pete Saunders 1up; Chris Goodwin defeat Brian O’Hare 3/2; Mark Cassel, using his White Horse Cup experience, defeated B pennant tyro Anthony Smith 2/1; and Ron Hewson defeat Vince Brynes 4/3.

Round 2 saw White Horse Cup captain Col Booth progress against Matt Tedeschi who had to withdraw with an injury; Tim Young defeated his  C Pennant captain Chris Leckey 3/2; Tom Zimmermann defeated Shane Townsend 4/2 in an impressive performance; Tony Panecasio defeated Larry Kent who had to withdraw due to work and refereeing commitments; Paul Rodgers just defeated Chris Goodwin on the 18th; Johnny Bermudez impressively defeated Ray Orr 4/2; Ron Hewson benefited by the withdrawal of last year’s champion Boyd Sylvester; and John Paul played very well to defeat Mark Cassel 4/3 in the battle of the big-hitters.

Quarter final action saw Tim Young defeat Col Booth 3/2; Tony Panecasio defeat Tom Zimmermann 1 up; Johnny Bermudez defeat Paul Rodgers 2/1; and John Paul defeat Ron Hewson 2/1.

In the semi-finals Tony Panecasio accounted for the consistent Tim Young on the 18th in a very tense match. A very close encounter worthy of a semi-final.

In the other semi-final Johnny Bermudez again played very solidly against John Paul and won his match easily in the end 5/3. Having to cede 9 shots as well as contend with Johnny’s very good play was too much for John P to overcome.

This leaves our two finalists as Tony Panecasio and Johnny Bermudez. Will the solid ball striking of Tony be enough to overcome the consistent Johnny?  Johnny will receive several shots from his A grade opponent and has already accounted for a bevy of our club’s A graders in his previous matches.

It will be a very interesting contest.

News From the Course 21 August

Men’s Foursomes

Congratulations go to Jarrod and Adrian Gehrmann on their 2 shot win in the Foursomes Championship. Their round consisted of scores in the thirties for each of the 3 nine holes played. Trailing by one with three holes to play they played the last three holes in sensible manner taking only 14 shots. Opponents Tony Panecasio and Scott Hainsworth became another victim of the dreaded 16th taking a 7 to lose the lead and finish second, playing the same stretch of holes in 17. They were consoled with the prize of best nett score of the day. Ray Orr and Arthur Bosanquet finished third best while Bruce Byers and Lew Dare along with Pat Paris and Adrian Bell finished equal fourth.

The other pairs were not as successful but still had a lot of fun hacking out of bushes and from under trees.

Congratulations to the 2016 champions and also well done to the other pairs who through their attendance helped support our club.

The trees strike back!

Two of our members are starting to believe that the trees are alive and want to play. Phil Hellmund not only found his ball in a tree on the 10th but also his club. A ball scoop was required to rescue both. Then Mick Bartlett had his sun glasses snatched by the bush just to the right of the third. On inspection I swear the tree was wearing them!

Watch out, the trees are on the move.

Pitch Marks, Divot Holes and Scuff Marks

Currently the greens are running very fast and there is nothing worse to look at your putt and find 5 badly repaired pitch marks on your line. Come on gentlemen. Please tap down scuff marks and use a pitch repairer to fix your pitch marks, even those small ones made by a chip shot.

Don’t just tap a pitch mark down with the back of your putter.

Also, if you make a divot on a tee or on the course, use the sand in your sand bucket to repair it.

If you want to have good greens, tees and fairways then all of us have to do our bit.

Slow play

Your place in the field is directly behind the group in front of you not in front of the group behind you.

All of us play bad shots on occasions and it is often necessary to look for the offending ball. If you lose a hole doing this and can’t make up the gap, call the group behind you through. It’s not about egos. It’s about having courtesy for your fellow members.

This week’s results

A blustery end of the week sorted out the men from the boys on Saturday and Sunday, but otherwise a lovely week to play golf.

A good week for Graham Kuskey, Ray Pearson and Scott Hainsworth with each winning 2 prizes.

And welcome back from Ireland to Col Booth with a second prize on Saturday.

Wednesday saw Ladies European Tour Player Bree Arthur play in our competition along with Drummond Golf manager Kris Morrison. Bree struck the ball impressively and only a lack of local course knowledge and poor advice on club selection caused her to shoot a score higher than her ability suggested. Still she played the back nine under par.

Well played to all of our members who supported our comps this week.

Sunday 21 August 2016 – Men’s Foursomes Championship – 27 holes

Foursomes Champions: Adrian Gehrmann & Jarrod Gehrmann 114

Nett Winners: Scott Hainsworth & Tony Panecasio 103.25

Saturday 20 August 2016 – Men’s and Ladies Stableford

A Grade: Winner Scott Hainsworth 36 pts

B Grade: Winner Eddie Cram 35 pts (c/b) 2nd Col Booth 35 pts

C Grade: Winner Graham Kuskey 37 pts 2nd Brian Bennett 36 pts

D Grade: Winner Geoff Boxsell 39 pts

Ladies Winner Robyn Gregson 33 pts

Wednesday 17 August 2016 – Mens and Ladies Stroke Including Just Bathrooms Mystery Nine

A Grade Winner Ray Orr 71 Nett

B Grade Winner Greg Seymour 61 Nett 2nd Lew Dare 64 Nett

C Grade Winner Graham Kuskey 62 Nett

D Grade Winner Ray Pearson 66 Nett (c/b)


Tuesday 16 August 2016 – Ladies Stableford

Div 1 Winner: Judi O’Brien 37 Pts Runner Up: Dell Brand 36 Pts

Div 2 Winner: Margaret Stephens 39 Pts Runner Up: Robyn Boles 36 Pts

Div 3 Winner: Marlene Trethowan 35 Pts Runner Up: Lois Olfen 33 Pts (c/b)

Monday, 15 August 2016 – Veterans – Stableford

Winner Ray Pearson 37 Pts (c/b) 2nd John Pringle 37 Pts 3rd Bob Crooks 35 Pts

Don’t forget about the Annual General Meeting this Wednesday at 7 pm.

13th August -Weekly Update from the Course

A great week of golf with almost perfect weather conditions attracted good sized fields to our club competitions. The greens are fast and hold true to their line and the winning scores are starting to climb as a consequence.

Congratulations go to Marie Farrant and Pat Paris on their win in the mixed foursomes championships. It was very closely contested affair and their winning score of 133 over the 27 holes was one better than the runners up, Kay Brennan and Bruce Byers. Marie is a very accomplished foursomes player having won this title several times and Pat is also quite good at this alternate shot format as well having won a men’s foursomes in the past. Together they are quite a formidable team.

Marie Farrant and Pat Paris Mixed Foursomes Champions

Marie Farrant and Pat Paris Mixed Foursomes Champions

Next year we would love to see more pairs giving it a go. I can attest that it is quite a fun day and very challenging to both partners. More so to the ladies who are not used to playing their shots from where their male partners put them. You know, under trees or into water hazards!

The Men’s foursomes and Ladies foursomes are coming up soon. Grab a partner and have a go. Take yourself out of your comfort zone and be challenged.

The Ladies contested the Dena Kyle Trophy on Tuesday and I note that Judi O’Brien scored 36 points to have the best score in all grades. Well done Judi.

Keith Hales is back from OS and already back into his winning ways with a solid performance on Saturday. Gordon Dill has put his hammer away after repairing the western wall of the members’ room. He grabbed second prize on Saturday.

Unfortunately on Saturday several players forgot to sign their cards. Please don’t forget as we hate to DQ you for such a simple oversight. Make sure your marker signs it too.

Chris Goodwin celebrated his 64th birthday with style on Wednesday having 1 putt for each of his years on Earth (so his playing partners said). If you see Chris this week give him the traditional punch in the arm.

And finally, congratulations to all those members who helped with the mulching day last week. The gardens are looking fantastic and a great credit to you all.

This Week’s Results

Saturday 13 August 2016

Men’s & Ladies Stableford

A Grade Winner Arthur Bosanquet 37 pts (c/b)

B Grade Winner Shane Townsend 37 pts B Grade Runner Up Chris Leckey 34 pts

C Grade Runner up Daniel Smith 38 pts C Grade Runner Up Gordon Dill 36 pts (c/b)

D Grade Winner Keith Hales 36 pts

Ladies Winner Kay Ison 36 pts


Wednesday 10 August 2016

Mens Stableford

A Grade Winner Greg Tarrant 36 pts

B Grade Winner Bob Neilson 40 pts B Grade Runner up Brian O’Hare 35 pts (c/b)

C Grade Winner Geoff King 37 pts (c/b)

D Grade Winner Michael Sheridan 35 pts (c/b)


Tuesday 9 August 2016

Ladies Stableford – Dena Kyle Trophy

Div 1 Winner: Judi O’Brien 36 Pts Runner Up: Jenelle Anderson 32 Pts (c/b)

Div 2 Winner: Lois Olfen 33 Pts Runner Up: Lisa Bell 30 Pts


Sunday 7 August 2016

Mixed Foursomes Championship – 27 holes

Mixed Foursomes Champions Marie Farrant & Pat Paris 133

Nett Winners Dell Brand & John Brand 108.75

Gardens Mulched

P1050297.jpgWhy everyone is blown away by the beauty of our course. Marg and green staff were  well organised last Monday with 15 volnteers doing a marvellous job on all gardens. Anyone wishing to come and enjoy this satisfying club help and manage a small garden call Margaret Stephens0ns 0491113459

Specials in the Golf Shop

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all shirts will have the club logo

Come September, golf shirts embroidered with the club logo will go on special. They are blue in colour and come in all sizes.

Start saving now to take advantage of the great bargains that will be available.

Remember, if we don’t have what you want in stock then we can get it in for you. No problems.

Mixed Foursomes 2016

Marie Farrant & Pat Paris 2016 mixed foursomes champs 2

Marie Farrant and Pat Paris, 2016 Mixed Foursomes Champions


“The pat on the back, the arm around the shoulder, the praise for what was done right and the sympathetic nod for what wasn’t are as much a part of golf as life itself”. Gerald  Ford

Sunday saw the playing of the 27 hole Mixed Foursomes Championships at the club. The winners were Marie Farrant and Pat Paris with 133. They defeated Kay Brennan and Bruce Byers by one stroke in a very closely contested affair.

Kay and Bruce led for the majority of the round until they came to the ‘Bermuda triangle’, the dreaded 16th, 17th and 18th holes, the holes where a good round disappears mysteriously without a trace. They were left thinking of what might have been as they once again faulted with victory in their grasp scoring 22 over this stretch. Marie and Pat also suffered on these holes scoring 17 but held on to record the victory.

Dell and John Brand also played an excellent round scoring 138 over the 27 holes. This allowed them to easily win the best nett prize with a nett score of 108.75.

It is often said that a foursomes is the hardest of golf games and a sure way to wreck friendships with the constant hitting of your partner’s ball into hazards or under trees. I am glad to report that all competitors still seem to be talking to each other despite the golf that was played and the short putts that were missed. It doesn’t always need to be a large field to have a great event.

Congratulations to all the competitors.


1000th Footgolf Player

Thomas Chouw was here to celebrate his upcoming wedding with mates from Sydney. Little did he know he was our 999th Footgolf player—his mate was 1000th and presented the shirt to him.

The guys had a great day. To the sounds of Pretty Woman Thomas came out of the closet in the starters shed and then headed out to enjoy the game, which also saw a hole in one.