Portarlington Golf Club – March 22, 2018

March 21, 2018 BY

GET ready for the new footy season, which kicks off on Thursday, March 22. Join the fun in the biggest and best Footy Tipping competition on the Bellarine by entering either on the clip board in the clubhouse foyer, or calling reception. For a $30 entry you are in the running for a minimum of $1,000 first prize (depending on entries, usually higher) to the highest tipster for the season, with cash prizes for the top six tipsters, and a weekly jackpot if you tip the card on any given week. The results of each round and progressive totals for every player are available after each round on the club website or on the noticeboard in the clubhouse. Footy knowledge or skill are definitely not a prerequisite for success!

Thursday, March 15, Men’s Stableford
With the course closed for coring on Tuesday, the Men had their day on Thursday, and 133 took to the course. Sean Rodwell enjoyed the day by putting together a winning score of 43 points, also topping A Grade from Brian Hazell’s 41. B Grade winner was Stuart Barry with 41 from Bob Thomson’s 39, Andrew Barti was the best C Grader with 40 from John Scott’s 38, and David Cominie headed the D Graders with 39 on a countback from Ian Davis. The pinshots were struck by Ray Hazell, Martin Shembrey and Brian Bell, and Dennis Wood collected the ProPin cash.

Friday, March 16, Ladies’ Stableford
In lieu of the regular Wednesday comp, Friday saw 49 ladies on the course, and top of the tree was Jean Pardy with 39 points, also winning B Grade from Jenny Durante’s 36. Best A Grader was Marg Burchell with 37 ahead of Donna Utt’s 35, and Joanne Wood was best of the C Graders with 38 followed by Jan Rain with 36. The NTPs were played by Diane Roede and Julie Milne, and the ProPins by Joy McGregor (0-25) and Christine Watson (26-45).

Saturday, March 17, Men’s and Ladies’ Par
A field of 162 men and 22 ladies enjoyed excellent conditions for the unforgiving game of par. One of the Kelly gang in Dennis won Trophy of the Day with 5 up, also leading the C Graders from Ian Deller on a countback. Steve Miller was best D Grader with +2 by a shot from Alan Kerry, Richard West’s +4 put him on top of B Grade from Gary Hayward on a countback, and Darren Heaton’s had a profitable day by winning the ProPin on his way to the A Grade voucher with +5 from Neale Walter’s +4. The NTPs were collected by Craig Finnemore, Geoff McGarry and Hugh Orton. Top of the ladies was Margie Mascoll with +3 by a shot from Angela Royal, the pinshots going to Angela and Geraldine Collison, and the ProPin to Jean Pardy.

Coming Events
Saturday March 24: Men’s and Ladies’ Foursomes Championship
Tuesday March 27: Men’s Stableford
Wednesday March 28: Ladies’ Stroke – April Medal
Thursday March 29: Men’s and Ladies’ Stableford