Young Molly a golf champion

August 16, 2017

Heathcote Golf Club Junior Molly McLean won the Macedon Ranges Junior Girls Tournament on Sunday which was played in Romsey.

Cathy Shaddock was the ladies' winner on Wednesday.

Heathcote Golf Club Men's Stableford A & B Grade winner on Saturday Kris Mueck.

MOLLY McLean, a junior member of Heathcote Golf Club, has taken out the Romsey round of the Macedon Ranges Junior Golf Tournament on Sunday.

Molly posted the best gross score of the day to be crowned the 2017 girls champion and receive the Gary Watts Shield.

It was a great effort for an 11 year-old playing off a handicap of 13.

The young golfer hopes to follow in the footsteps of her father, who is golf professional at Sorrento Golf Club.

Molly’s mother Kate said her daughter has always been involved with the game and picked up a golf club from an early age.

“She loves the challenge of the game and how every course is different. She has a natural sporting ability,” she said.

“Molly practices three times per week and plays in a competition every weekend where possible.”

Club news:

Four ladies played a stableford event at Heathcote Golf Club on Wednesday with Cathy Shaddock scoring a well deserved win.

Cathy’s 28 points just shaded Carol Stuarts 27 points. Margaret Sims took out the NTP 2nd shot on the 18th.

Thursday, August 10:

Thursdays ‘competition was a stroke round that attracted 20 men including two visitors.

Larry Maxwell fired 79-6-73 to win division one while Tony Hunter’s 92-20-72 was sufficient to take out division two.

Ball winners were Joe Zurek 97-24-73, Adrian King 84-10-74, Adrian Goudie 84-10-74 and Kent Davies 79-5-74. Kent eagled the 3rd hole while Joe Zurek and Willie Laird scored par balls.

Adrian King and Brian Davies won a pairs knockout round 2/1 from Ian Furneaux and John Dunn.

Saturday, August 12:

The only competition held on Saturday was the mens stableford. Kris Mueck shot a great 64 off the stick to take out A and B grade with 39 points.

Ron Blachford had another win in C grade with 37 points.

Best of the six visitors was Marc Chappell with 38 points. Ball winners were Phil Coleman 36, Doug Osborne 36 (visitor), David Clouston 34 and Craig Hough 34. Par ball went to Arden Moore (another visitor).

NTPs were won by Gerard Ellis (13th) and David Clouston (16th) with Larry Maxwell winning A grade at the 18th hole. The C grade NTP and superpin went to Craig Hough. Michael Chilcott handed in a handicap card.

Heathcote winners are grinning:

Tristen Wearne and Ian Frost have continued their great golf with another win in a Pinehurst competition, taking out Saturday’s scratch event at Axedale Golf Club with a fine 72. Dot McGillivray also had a win in the same tournament on Wednesday in the ladies stableford aggregate.

Dot teamed with Ruth Iser and Joy Kennedy to post a winning total of 96 points.

Not to be outdone, Bryan Wearne ran a close second at the Bribie Island Pacific Harbor pro-am which is one of the tournaments on the legends tour. Well played all!

Heathcote Golf Club Annual Tournament September 7-10:

This should be a great tournament with the course in perfect condition. Further information and entries at or Dot Trott on 0418 572 364.

Other Coming Events:

Today: Ladies stroke.

Tomorrow: Men’s stroke and 7th round of mid week medal.

Saturday, August 19: Ladies and mens GOTY stableford.

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