Portarlington Golf Club – February 22, 2018
A BIG talking point at the club lately has been the Wednesday night members draw, which takes place weekly. The jackpot has reached $4,800, attracting 300+ members into the club for the carvery and the three draws that take place, and you have to be present to claim the prize money. If members wish to attend, it is now absolutely essential that they book a table at least two to three days prior to the event. It is a great atmosphere, and we enjoy it for the social interaction that comes along with it, as well as the chance to win the money.
Tuesday February 13, Men’s Stroke
A field of 147 hopefuls arrived in great weather and conditions, but it was George spence who had the time of his life, putting together a sensational net 65 to win Trophy of the day and d Grade from visitor Josh Bowen’s 67. a 68 from Lindsay Powell was good enough to top the a Graders by a point from dennis Wood, Jim Trevillian and Henry Wasiak were best B Graders, both with 67, and Kevin Godfrey headed the C Grade table with 69 by a point from Ron McLaughlin. The NTPs were collected by John Powell, Matt Salter and Ross Murrihy, and Matt Gordon claimed the ProPin.
Thursday February 15, Men’s and Ladies Stableford
With the Ladies day cancelled due to high winds, I will report on the very popular Thursday competition, which attracted a total of 114 players with the men’s and ladies’ 18-hole and 11-hole comps included. Of the 88 men playing 18, Ray Hazell topped the lot with 45 points, also comfortably winning a Grade from Darren Heaton’s 40. also on 45 was Darren Orr, who won B Grade from a 43 by Rob Moorcroft, and the NTPs were scored by Matt Salter, Richard Gordon and Peter newland. Best of the 14 ladies was Sue Hazell with 37, and the 11-hole winner was Bill Reid Snr with 25.
Saturday February 10, Men’s and Ladies Stableford
A bumper field of 183 men, including a contingent of 11 visitors from Cobram-Barooga. Highlight of the day was the hole-in-one on the 2nd by shane Myers, following it up with a NTP on the 5th and 41 points for the day. Well done shane. Top score of the day went to the hot Josh Williams with 44, also taking out B Grade with 40, a Grade winner was Mark Corridan from Cobram with 41, C Grade went to Rob John with 41 and d Grade to Jim Wilson with 39. The only NTP left was claimed by Sean Rodwell, and Mark Beasley won the ProPin. Of our 33 ladies, Jeanette Johnson’s 40 won the day from Pat Peacock’s 39, Lynne Kirby and Karen Thomas got the NTPs, and Janny Pearson the ProPin.
Saturday February 24: Men’s and Ladies’ Stableford
Tuesday February 27: Men’s 4BBB Stableford
Wednesday February 28: Ladies Stroke, March Medal
Thursday March 1: Men’s and Ladies’ Stableford