Pink ladies tee off for cancer

March 15, 2017

The ladies had a good field of 14 at Heathcote Golf Club on Wednedsay.

THE ladies had a good field of 14 at Heathcote Golf Club on Wednedsay, March 8 for the Tee off for Cancer pink day with the slogan ‘Hope, faith and cure’.

The winning team in the knock-out ambrose format comprised Carol Stuart, Faye Lyall and Dot McGillivray with 84-12-71.

Jan Case, Cathy Shaddock and Dot Trott formed the runner-up team with 90-17-72.

The after golf social activities were enhanced with thoughtful messages courtesy of Decorations-by-Dorothy.

Thursday March 9: This was yet another hot day for the 18 men playing a secret partners stableford and several scores matched the weather.

Chris Norris continued his good form winning both the best individual award (41 points) and the best aggregate of 76 with Ron Blachford. A distant second was the team of Paul Rolfe and Bryce Pianta on 70 with Stephen Hudson and Bill Ring filling third place with 69.

Birdie balls went to Paul Rolfe (16th) and Brian Davis (18th) and a par ball to Ron Blachford. Alan Healy and Phil Coleman shared the encouragement award.

Saturday March 11: Tristen Wearne continued her winning form in A and B grade with 31 points and likewise June Roberts was best in C and D grade with 37.

Tristen played a deadly accurate shot on the 8th to take out NTP and the birds nest. It was nice to see young Molly McLean playing off an 18 handicap at the age of 10!

The men’s stableford event attracted a field of 24 including two visitors — Paul Kermac and Lochie McLean. Lochie is 8 years old, plays off 36, and already has a hole-in-one to his credit!

The A grade winner was Gerard Ellis with 38, Steve Ryan won B grade with 41 and Gary Boyes in a return to form won C grade with 40.

Ball winners were David Ellenby 36pts, Mitchell Hogg 35, Bryce Pianta 35 and Willie Laird also on 35.

Birdies to Alan Healey (8th), Steve Ryan (13th) and a 18th hole par ball to Gary Boyes.

NTPs went to Steve Ryan (13th) and at the 18th hole Mitchell Hogg (A grade and superpin), Paul Kermac (B grade) and Geoff Cutting (C grade).

Ladies Kyneton Trip: On Tuesday, March 7, the Heathcote ladies ventured to Kyneton with two teams entered in an Irish 3-ball event in a field of 75.

Cathy Shaddock, June Roberts and Carol Stuart were ball winners but Dot McGillivray was in the successful team with two locals that posted 86 points to win on a countback.

Dot also took out a NTP to round off a good day. The second team of Helen Carlin, Dawn Hudson and Dot Trott enjoyed the delicious sweets at lunch without touching any of those nasty trophies.

Free Clinics:

Saturday, March 18: 9.30am for beginners and 10.30am for first-year players.

Monday, March 20: 5.30pm for experienced players. Contact Bryan on 0407 844 500 as numbers are limited.

Coming events:

Today: Ladies stroke and first round singles knock-out.

Tomorrow: Men’s stroke.

Saturday, March 18: Ladies and mens stableford aggregate pairs, own partners.

Sunday, March 19: Jean and Kevin Paton 4-person ambrose any combination.

Good Friday, April 14: 4-person ambrose any combination.

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