It's that time of year when Penola's best golfers fight it out for the championship glory proudly sponsored by Patrick of Coonawarra.
This year's Men's finals:
Open: Nathan Williams v Jock Agnew
B-Grade: Curt Evans v Paul Harmer
C-Grade: Shane McPherson v Peter Walker
D-Grade: John Gregory v Ant Mathys
This year's Women's finals:
Open: Claire Mossop v Deb Redman
B-Grade: Sue Kilsby v Sam Evans
C-Grade: Janice Coote v Tanya Mourbey
An insightful breakdown of each match can be found in the coveted Penola Golf Club Championship Budget.
Saturday saw an enthusiastic gathering of golfers converge at the Penola Golf Club for the DiGiorgio Family Wines Monthly Medal.
Winner of the day was Paul Harmer in A-Grade with a sensational nett 67, a clear 5 shots clear of John Mossop who came 2nd on countback from Greg Hutchesson.
Captain Shane Anderson took the honours in B-Grade on nett 71, 2 shots clear of Graham Pope. Andrew Hutchesson was a shot further back in 3rd with a nett 74.
A tighter contest in C-Grade took place with scoring proving to be difficult. Peter Ey eventually took home the wine on nett 75, 1 shot clear of Ant Mathys. Mal Redman claimed third with on nett 77.
Nearest the pin winners were Greg Hutchesson on the 7th and Jock Agnew on the 9th.
Long drives went to Greg Hutchesson in A-Grade, Anderson in B-Grade while Redman belted one down the middle for C-Grade honours.
The encouragement award went to everyone’s favourite local grocer – Shane McPherson.
The Penola Golf Club Opening and Sponsors Day will be held on March 23rd. With a great day planned, it is the perfect time to hit the course. If you’re interested in playing and not currently a member, contact the club via Facebook if you have any questions. All warmly welcomed.
Saturday saw an enthusiastic gathering of 27 golfers converge at the Penola Golf Club for the Penola IGA Fresh Monthly Medal.
The winner of the day was Captain Shane Anderson in B-Grade with nett 69, three shots clear of Brett Williams. Rounding out the placings was Jamie Boneham with a nett 73.
In A-Grade, John Boneham claimed victory, shooting a nett 72, one shot better than Grant Stephenson while Done Ferguson and Paul Harmer needed a countback to separate 3rd from 4th with a nett 74.
A tight contest took place in C-Grade with countbacks required for all placings. Mark Edwards got the better of Bill Cheers and Shane McPherson with a nett 73.
The putting competition was claimed by Paul Harmer who needed the flat stick 28 times.
The encouragement award was hotly until David Boyd submitted his card, easily claiming the chocolates.
Next Saturday will see a stableford event with tee-off from 11:30am.
The Penola Golf Club Opening and Sponsors Day will be held next month on March 23rd. With a great day planned, it is the perfect time to hit the course. All warmly welcomed.
Saturday saw an enthusiastic gathering of golfers at Penola Golf Club for the Parker Estate Monthly Medal.
The clear winner of the day was Peter Walker in B-Grade who channelled past form to shoot a sensational nett 67, 5 shots clear of Andrew Hutchesson. Rounding out the placings was Paul Harmer with a net 73.
In C-Grade the monthly medal specialist Allen Meyer recorded another victory with nett 72, 1 shot clear of Brett Williams and Peter Ey.
A-Grade scoring proved to be tough once again with Greg Hutchesson claiming honours over Lindsay Storer.
The putting competition was claimed by Captain Shane Anderson who only used the flat stick 23 times.
The encouragement award was hotly contested by many but it was Craig Bell who managed to walk away with the chocolates.
Next Saturday will feature a Stableford event with tee-off from 11:30am. All welcome.
The Penola Golf Club would like to acknowledge the passing of much-loved long-time member Brian Larkin. Our thoughts are with Claire and family at this time.
An enthusiastic gathering of golfers took to the Penola Golf Course last Saturday for the Katnook Monthly Medal. Despite slightly cooler than expected conditions, scoring in large was excellent.
Round of the day and B-Grade winner went to Andrew Hutchesson with a sensational nett 64. Starting on the back nine, Hutchesson finished the 9 with a healthy 21 points. After a healthy half-time snack, Hutchesson blitzed the back nine, claiming a birdie on both the par 5 3rd and 8th. A mere 6 shots off the pace was Peter Walker in 2nd spot on countback from Grant Stephenson with a nett 70.
Scoring in C-Grade was just as good with Ant Mathys claiming the honours on countback from David Boyd, both with a nett 65. John Gregory rounded out the placing’s with a respectable nett 71.
Over in A-Grade there was a tight battle all day between Lindsay Storer and Greg Hutchesson. Storer held his nerve however and took top spot with a nett 72, 11 shots clear of Hutchesson. Well done Greg!
Nearest the pins went to Storer on the 7th while Mathys came closest on the 9th.
Long drives went to Storer in A-Grade, Leo Price in B-Grade and Gregory in C-Grade.
Mathys had a great day out with the putter, using it 26 times on the ball and once to threaten a playing partner.
The encouragement award went to…Greg Hutchesson…wait, didn’t he come 2nd in A-Grade? That’s right, he didn’t want that mentioned.
Next week features the 2nd round of the Summer Cup, a stroke event. All welcome!
John Mossop has defeated Nathan Williams on the 33rd hole to claim his second Open Championship.
Mossop played accurate and steady golf in the first half of the day to go to 6 up before Williams showed his class to fight back to 3 down. In the end the early lead was the difference, and Mossop was able to keep Williams at arm’s length for the rest of the round.
In the B Grade, David Murray dropped a 25 footer to defeat Leo Price 2 up on the 36th and last hole of the day, in what was a high quality match.
In the C Grade Johnny Wilkinson defeated Steven Skeer on the 35th hole. Wilkinson and Skeer played solid golf all day, with the lead changing hands often.
The D Grade Lee Bateman defeated Peter Ey in another spirited cliff hanger finishing on the 36th hole of the day.
Men’s D grade: Lee Bateman defeated Peter Ey on the 36th hole
Men’s C grade: Johnny Wilkinson defeated Steven Skeer on the 35th hole
Men’s B grade: David Murray defeated Leo Price on the 36th hole
Men’s Open: John Mossop defeated Nathan Williams on the 33rd hole
John Mossop and Nathan Williams will go head to head over 36 holes next Sunday to see who will be crowned the Penola Golf Club Open Men’s’ Champion in 2018.
Williams will be keen to get his name on the honour board for the first time, whilst Mossop if good enough will bag his second.
On Sunday during the quarter and semi-finals, Mossop won his matches against Don Ferguson, and Ian Agnew to go through, whilst Williams won against George Kidman and Greg Hutchesson.
During the post-match presentations, Williams said “look the big man is in great form, but I think I’m in with a very good chance here”. Mossop, said he was honoured to play against Williams, and glad to be cleared of any caddying responsibilities.
In the B Grade, Leo Price will take on David Murray in what looms as a great match. Price won his matches against Mikey Redman, and Curt Evans, whilst Murray won against Chris Holden and Jamie Boneham.
In the C Grade Steven Skeer is up against Johnny Wilkinson. Wilkinson confident, that some unexpected cattle work may arise early on Sunday morning declaring him the winner of the match. Skeer won his earlier matches against Alan Meyer and Mal Redman, whilst Wilkinson beat his uncle Peter Walker and the club president Bill Cheers.
The D Grade players were able to make the most of the daylight savings changes, with two matches in the afternoon deciding the final. Peter Ey won his match against Trevor Williams, and Lee Bateman won his match against the long hitting David Boyd.
Tee Times for The Men’s Finals
9.00am Men’s D grade: Peter Ey V Lee Bateman
9.10am Men’s C grade: Steven Skeer V Johnny Wilkinson
9.20am Men’s B grade: Leo Price V David Murray
9.30am Men’s Open: Nathan Williams V John Mossop
The ladies matches will follow the men’s matches.
Here is how it all happened:
A field of 30 players descended upon Penola Golf Club for the Wynns Monthly Medal which also featured the first round of qualifying for the men’s championship.
In C-Grade, Terry Devlin shot a sensational nett 65 to take out the round of the day, 5 shots clear of the President Bill Cheers. In 3rd place was Peter Ey with a nett 71 while John Gregory came 4th with a nett 73.
In A-Grade, Don Ferguson showed he could still play with a nett 67. John Boneham claimed second place on countback from Jock Agnew on nett 70 while Greg Hutchesson came 4th with a nett 72.
Over in B-Grade Sam Hill took the honours, finishing with a nett 71, a comfortable four shots clear of Peter Lunnay who beat Curt Evans on countback with nett 75. Fourth place went to Peter Walker with a nett 76.
Nearest the pin winners were Ey on the 7th, Hill on the 9th and Boneham on the 14th.
Longest drives went to Hutchesson in A-Grade, Evans in B-Grade while Peter Ey continued claiming prizes as he took out the C-Grade.
The NAGA went to Paul Harmer.
Next week sees the continuation of club championship qualifying with another stroke round. Tee-off from 11:30am, all welcome.