SATURDAY saw the staging of the Farley mixed Canadian Foursomes championship at Heathcote Golf Club and it was pleasing to have 14 pairs vying for the gross and nett trophies.
The winners of the gross with an excellent score of 75 were Stephanie Wearne and Kent Davies closely followed by Chelsea Wearne and Gerard Ellis on 76 and Tristen Wearne and Mitchell Hogg 79. Chelsea and Gerard were best in the nett event with 70.
Ball winners were Tristen Wearne and Mitchell Hogg; Greg and Amanda Long; Dot Trott and John Dunn; Daphne Hall and Terry Shiels; June Roberts and David Baldock; and Joyce Safstrom and Steve Ryan.
Birdie ball on the 8th went to Greg and Amanda Long.
The concurrent single stableford event was won by Geoff Cutting on 39 points on a countback from Alan Healy.
Other ball winners were: David Clouston, Cathy Shaddock and Bryan Wearne who all posted 35 points. The encouragement award went to Justin Gardiner with 20 points. NTPs were Adrian Goudie (B grade), Simon Leak (C grade and superpin) and Dot McGillivray (Ladies).
Ten ladies played a stableford event in perfect weather on Wednesday, May 10 at Heathcote Golf Club on a course in peak condition.
Regina Driver won with 36 points and it was pleasing to see her good pennant golf form in evidence again in a competition round.
Dawn Hudson was 1st runner-up with 33 points on a countback from Joyce Safstrom.
Regina also won NTP 18th hole and Faye Lyall took out NTP 2nd shot 18th hole.
The second semi-final of the singles knockout was played with Margaret Sims defeating Carol Stuart 4/2 in a good battle. Margaret will now play Dawn Hudson in the final and for both ladies it will be their first board event.
Thirteen pairs played a stableford aggregate on Thursday with David Baldock and Phil Thomas taking home the spoils with a total of 71 points.
Ball winners were Ron Blachford and Alan Healy and Joe Zurek and Richard Higginbottom both with 68. The pairs encouragement award went to Kent Davies and Brian Davis who finished with 54 points.
The individual winner was John Gastin with 38 points and the encouragement award went to Ian Furneaux on 21. Birdie balls went to Adrian King, Chris Dunn and Bryce Pianta (8th), Kent Davies (13th) and Son Quach and Phil Thomas (16th).
NTPs were Kent Davies (A grade) and Paul Spedding (C grade and superpin). Basil Kapoulitsas lodged his third card and is now ready to take on all comers with a 32 handicap.
On Monday May 8, the Heathcote ladies played against pennant leaders Castlemaine at Bendigo and produced their best effort of the season to win 3-0.
Carol Stuart won 2up, Regina Driver 1up and Helen Carlin 3/2. A very impressive win considering the three ladies were required to give up to 14 shots to their opponents.
The Heathcote team is now in first place in division 3 but still needs to win the final match at Axedale against Neangar Park No 4 to ensure the pennant is theirs. May the force be with Carol, Regina and Helen!
Today: Ladies puttose.
Tomorrow: Men’s stableford.
Saturday, May 20: Ladies and mens stableford.
Monday, May 22: Ladies Pennant presentation day at Bendigo GC.
Sunday, June 4: The first of the monthly 4BBB stableford events. Any combination for a 12 noon start.