PORT FAIRY GOLF CLUB NEWS for 31 March, 2011
The 2011 ‘Police and Community Charity Day’ has been hailed as a great success. Police teams from across the state together with local business identities competed in the annual charity golf day on Monday 28 March. A great day of golfing was had by all, with the St Kilda Police team repeating their previous victory in the event. The focus of the event is of course fund raising for a chosen charity, with this year’s recipient being ‘Peters Project’. Goods were donated by businesses and suppliers from across the region and local organizations such as Red Cross , SES, Probus, Rotary and Lions provided the labour. All competitors paid an entrance fee and were encourage to ‘dig deep’ during the goods and services auction. The hard work by the Port Fairy Police coordinating all aspects of the day again provided the energy and drive to ensure this year’s event returned a record result with $11,000 handed to “Peters Project’ by the end of the evening.
PHOTOS: The victorious St Kilda Police team.
PHOTOS: Port Fairy Rotarians man the BBQ.
Club Events Progress
The Women’s Club Champion event will move into a match play setting after the completion of the third round of stroke play today, 31 March. The top 4 qualifiers in each grade will compete in two rounds of match play, over the next two weeks, to decide the 2011 Champion and division winners. Mean while the ‘Lockett Cup’, under a 4 Ball match play format, began for Saturday golfers last week with a qualifying round of 4B aggregate Par. The Men’s championships are scheduled to begin on Saturday 14 May.
PORT FAIRY GOLF CLUB NEWS for 24 March, 2011
The 2011 pennant season is upon us with five of the six men’s teams hitting the road this Sunday for round one. The club is fielding three scratch teams together with three handicap teams, with the Division 4 scratch team playing host to round one at Port Fairy. To women’s season will opens on Monday.
To prepare for the match play format the players have been sharpening their skills in the Sunday ‘Trade Pennant’ series which concluded Sunday 20 March. The series was keenly fought with the ‘Water Blaster’s’ victorious with 11 ½ wins. The remaining five teams were all within two wins.
PHOTOS: The victorious ‘Water Blaster’, Phil Laird, Tony Ryan and Eddie Hoy.
Local trades folk rounded out their week as guests of Coates Hire and Dehlsens Building Centre at a golf day on Friday 18 March. As well as an ‘Ambros’ competition the competitors were challenged in a number of novelty events including chipping into a cement mixer and putting to a near impossible target.
PHOTOS: All fun at the Coates Hire & Dehlsens Golf Day
Another ace was recorded on the 8th hole last week with Lynda Creek playing the perfect shot in the Women’s Thursday event. Her name will soon be recorded on the honour board which I am sure her husband, Greg, will be reminded of at each visit to the club house.
PHOTOS: Lynda Creek to be included on the Hole In One board.
PORT FAIRY GOLF CLUB NEWS for 17 March, 2011
Annual ‘Jean Whitehead Bowl’
One Hundred and fourteen players from eighteen local clubs competed for the ‘Jean Whitehead Bowl’ on Tuesday 15 March. This annual event is a highlight of the Port Fairy Women’s golfing calendar and was played in ideal conditions. A course record 74 (4) 70 from Debbie Rix; a nett 67 from A Grade winner Carol Bennett and a fine nett 72 from Faye Rundle saw the bowl go to the Cobden Team. An outstanding 104 (42) 62 from C Grade winner Betty Aitkins helped lift the Terang team into second place.
PHOTO: Ros Whitehead (left) help President Kaye Patterson (right)congratulate the winning team of Debbie Rix, Faye Rundle and Carol Bennett.
PORT FAIRY GOLF CLUB NEWS for 10 March, 2011
Although on annual leave Course Superintendant, John McIlroy, could not miss his regular Saturday competition round. His dedication paid off with a win in A grade with an excellent 75 (7) 68 and included an ‘ace’ on the par 3 eighth hole. The captains cup was taken out by Chritopher Eales with a nett 66 in C Grade.
PHOTOS: John McIlroy after his Hole In One on Saturday
‘Give Golf a Go’ concludes.
The third in the series of golf clinics sponsored by Golf Victoria and Vic Health was held on Tuesday. Twenty participants were again guided by club professionals Paul Smith and Anthony Warburton through the basics of our game. All attendees expressed their appreciation of the sessions and it is hoped that many will continue onto the New Golfers Program.
PHOTOS: Paul Smith gives a little guidance
PHOTOS: (left) Anthony Warburton explains the finer points (right) Clinic participants
Great interest has been sparked by the sand being shaped at the entrance to the course. The work being carried out under the watchful eye of course designer, Bruce Grant, well result in a greatly improved practice area for members to hone their short game skills.
PHOTOS: New practice area takes shape.
PORT FAIRY GOLF CLUB NEWS for 3 March, 2011
Match Play Championships Finals
The finals of the clubs Match Play Championships were completed during the past week. Six time winner Troy Richardson proved too strong for Glen Mahony winning his seventh championship on the fourteen green, whilst in B Grade Bobbie Crispe added to his 2009 victory defeating Gavan Nunn, winner of C Grade in 2008, 2up with 1 to play. The C Grade final returned the closest result with Colin Lynch’s experience showing through with a 1up victory over Paul Farley. Colin has had previous victories in the B Grade division during the 1990’s.
PHOTOS: Troy Richardson back to work after winning the clubs Match Play Championship
Golf Victoria Four Ball Championship Regional Qualifying
Twenty seven pairs from across the state competed for a place in the ‘Golf Victoria’ Four Ball Championship finals field by playing at Port Fairy Golf Links on Sunday 27 February. Three qualifying men’s teams and one women’s team will proceed to play the 36 hole final to be held at the Rosebud Country Club and the National Golf Club in March. The winning teams on the day were from the Beaufort, Warrnambool and Springvalley Golf Clubs. We congratulate them and wish them well in the final.
Women’s Golf Opening.
A very encouraging turn out of sixty one players played a nine hole competition on the women’s opening day last Thursday. Winners on the day were Margaret Parkinson and Julie Carter.