PORT FAIRY GOLF CLUB NEWS for 25 August, 2011
Finally some sunshine.
After a week of wet and windy conditions that resulted in small fields and the Thursday women’s event being shortened to 9 holes, the weather finally provided a chance for the course to dry out. Saturday’s field of 110 thought they had the best of it, however the visiting trainee professionals found conditions on Monday nothing short of unbelievable.
Twenty of the state’s future professional golfers enjoyed 18 holes going head to head on Monday morning with forty amateurs joining them for another 18 holes in the afternoon. The ‘Trainee Pro Am’ was organized by local trainee Dylan O’Keefe and attracted the next generation of golf professionals from across the state. Although conditions were perfect, the course still remains a challenge for professionals or amateurs alike. Cameron Aisher from the Yarra Bend Golf Club was the only player to record successive par rounds of 72 to take out the trainee section with Paul Williams returning a winning score of 39 points in the amateur stableford section.
The club thanks Dylan for his efforts in showcasing Port Fairy Golf Links and another event is in the planning for a combined event with Warrnambool Golf Club early next year. Ironically, the change of date being considered for next year was to provide sunnier conditions!
The Locket trophy is now in the semi final stage with Kevin Johnson and Bill Millard booking the first final position by defeating Luke and Andrew Dwyer 2 up; whilst Rex Grady and Mark Jenkins come up against Kevin Cameron and Malcolm Habel for the second spot in the final to be played by Sunday 4 September.
PORT FAIRY GOLF CLUB NEWS for 18 August, 2011
(for detailed results click on 'RESULTS', click images for detail)
The weekend's weather provided a hint of spring conditions to come in the not too distant future! The par event drew 96 players out with ‘plus 5’ being recorded by a number of players across the grades. The highlight of the day however was reserved for club president, Peter Smith, who produced an eagle 3 on the 465 metre 12th hole. This was the first eagle scored in the past thirteen weeks and so Peter will not have to purchase a golf ball for quite some time. Unfortunately, being a par event, his score for the hole was the same as if he had used an extra two shots!
Photo: Club President Peter Smith who ‘eagled’ the 12 hole on Saturday.
Trainee Pro Am
On Monday 22 August an event with a difference has been arranged so that local amateur golfers can pit their skills against the next generation of up and coming ‘professionals’. Organized by PT Golf’s trainee professional, Dylan O’Keefe, the event will commence will the trainees playing 18 holes in the morning with amateur golfers joining in after lunch for a further 18 holes. It will be interesting to see how the young guns perform if Port Fairy turns on the wind!
The Locket trophy has now entered the semi final stage with Luke and Andrew Dwyer tacking on Kevin Johnson and Bill Millard, whilst Rex Grady and Mark Jenkins come up against Kevin Cameron and Malcolm Habel before Sunday 28 August with the final played by Sunday 4 September.
PORT FAIRY GOLF CLUB NEWS for 11 August, 2011
Monthly Medal and second round ‘Riddell Cup’
The Monthly Medal for August was decided with Saturdays Stroke event. A smallish field of under 100 took part with father and son, Kevin and Les Johnson, requiring a count back to separate them in the A grade division. The medal round belonged to Neil Cahill in B Grade with a fine nett 67. This event was also the second round of the Riddell Cup with the third and final round scheduled for Saturday 3 September.
The Thursday women’s stableford ofAugust 4, was the setting for the playoff for this year’s ‘Silver Spoon’ with Anne Eccles the excited winner.
Photo: Anne Eccles; winner of the Silver Spoon.
Competitors are reminded that the second round of the Lockett trophy is to be completed by the 21 August whilst the semi final should be completed the following week with the final played by Sunday 4 August.
Special General Meeting.
A Special General Meeting is to be held tonight at 7.20 for the purpose of appointing an auditor for the 2010 / 2011 financial year.
PORT FAIRY GOLF CLUB NEWS for 4 August, 2011
Saturday’s 4 Ball Aggregate Par event doubled as the qualifying round for this year’s ‘Lockett Trophy’. Forty three pars took to the links however concerns centred on availability in future rounds restricted the number of eligible qualifiers. The qualifiers and the second round draw is as follows: E. McLaren and Kevin Johnson will play Andrew and Luke Dwyer; Ross Manniche and Glen Smith will play Kevin Johnson and Bill Millard; Gavan Nunn and Warwick Taylor will play Rex Grady and Mark Jenkins whilst Kevin Cameron and Malcolm Habel will play Adrian Jones and Daryl Squires. Competitors are reminded that this round is to be completed by the 21 August whilst the semi final should be completed the following week with the final played by Sunday 4 August.
The monthly medal for July was conducted last Thursday with a competitive field of 41 women golfers. Di Gordon, Karen Conlan and Barbara Mahony won A, B and C grades respectively with nett scores of 73 to tie for the medal. A playoff is required to separate the three so they will now approach the August 25 event keen to replicate their efforts in an attempt to claim the July and August titles.