Ladies slash strokes off handicaps

November 29, 2017

NINE ladies vied for the prizes in the stroke event at Heathcote Golf Club on Wednesday which incorporated the first round of the Summer Cup.

Carol Stuart played superbly to post 84-15-69 and was rewarded with a narrow win from fellow in-form player Dot McGillivray who posted 90-20-70.

Lynne Fouracre came in third with another solid score of 104-31-73.

Carol has achieved her lowest ever handicap of 14 while Dot has lopped four strokes off hers in the last few months. That’s great golfing by the ladies.

Thursday, November 23:

The monthly medal competition on Thursday attracted 16 men who enjoyed a far superior golfing day as compared to the previous week. Brian Davis continued his sweet swinging to win the monthly medal, scoring 85-15-70. Ball winners were: Ian Furneaux and John Dobie while the 18th hole NTP went to Stephen Hudson. Captain Laurence Jonathon Maxwell made short work of the NAGA event with his 98-6-92 completely demoralising the opposition.

Saturday, November 25:

The ladies played a GOTY stableford and a round of the Summer Championships on Saturday.

Tristen Wearne was best on the day with 33 points in division one while Sue Green played a blinder to amass 42 points in division two.

Laurence Bargibant, a visitor from New Caledonia, took out the NTP 8th hole while Tristen Wearne was closest on the 18th.

Twenty men competed in the final monthly medal for 2017 with some excellent scores posted. Gerard Ellis produced one of his best competition rounds to win the monthly medal and A grade with 72-7-65.

Sir William Ring was close behind with 82-16-66 to take out B grade and Geoff Cuttings 92-20-72 was good enough to claim the C grade trophy.

Ball winners were: Adrian King 67, Ian Frost 68, David Clouston 68 and John Dunn 71.

Birdies went to: Gerard Ellis, Dean Jones and John Dunn on the 8th hole; Sir William at the 13th; and David Clouston at the 18th hole. NTPs were Sir William (13th), Ian Frost (16th) David Clouston (A grade 18th) and John Dunn (B grade 18th). Stephen Hudson had a narrow win in the NAGA race with 102-17-85.

Molly McLean is in Adelaide:

Talented young Heathcote golfer Molly McLean is taking part in the under 12 school sport Australia Pacific School Games in Adelaide this coming week.

Molly, 11, who now plays off a handicap of 11, is one of only four girls in her age group who will represent Victoria in the 72-hole competition.

Molly has been in fantastic form and we wish her all the best for the tournament.

Coming events:

Today: Ladies 3-person drop-out ambrose.

Tomorrow: Mens stableford aggregate, own partners.

Friday, December 1: All-comers 9-hole stableford chicken run 3pm start.

Saturday, December 2: Ladies stableford, 2nd round Summer Championships and mens stroke and final McCarthy Medal.

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