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.
A field of 27 took to the Penola Golf Course on Saturday for the Koonara Mixed and Men’s 2-Ball Better Ball Stableford Competition with wintry conditions threatening.
Winners for the day in the mixed event were Curt and Sam Evans on 47 points, 5 shots clear of Shane Anderson and Karen Cahir in second place on countback from Hutcheson and Penny Young.
In the mens event, John and Jamie Boneham claimed victory with 44 points, 1 shot clear of Robert Kuhl and John Wilkinson. In third place was John Mossop and Don Ferguson who managed to edge out the combinations of Grant Stephenson/Peter Walker and Sam Hill/Jeremy Briggs on countback with 41 points.
John Boneham claimed nearest the pin on the 7th while Anderson took the honours on the 9th while Pat Boyd had the best ladies score of the day.
Next week feature is a Par event with the 5th Round of the President’s Trophy. Tee-off from 11:30am.
A field of 23 golfers took to the Penola Golf Course on Saturday in pleasant conditions for the 4th round of the Captain’s Trophy.
Runaway winner for the day in B-Grade was Andrew Hutchesson with an impressive 43 points. Peter Walker came 2nd with 38 points while Blue Kuhl claimed 3rd with 36 points.
In A-Grade, Jeremy Briggs took the honours on 36 points while Tony Gleeson claimed 2nd on countback from Paul Harmer, both with 33 points.
Nearest the pin winners were Briggs on the 7th, Hutchesson on the 9th while President Bill Cheers had the best 2nd on the 10th.
Next week will feature the 4th round of the President’s Trophy with tee off from 11:30am. All welcome.
A field of 23 golfers took to the Penola Golf Course on Saturday for the Rabobank Monthly Medal with trying conditions making scoring difficult.
Score of the day and C-Grade winner was Peter Ey with a nett 71, the only score for the day below handicap. Runner-up was Andrew Hutchesson with a nett 74, well clear of 3rd and 4th placed Ant Mathys and Mal Redman, both with nett 79.
George Kidman took the honours on A-Grade with a nett 73, one shot clear of Ian Agnew. David Murray, nett 75, and Nathan Williams, nett 77 rounded out the other placings.
In B-Grade, Grant Stephenson claimed a comfortable victory with a nett 73 from runner-up Shane Anderson on nett 77. Greg Hutchesson claimed 3rd on countback from David Boyd, both with Nett 78.
Nearest the pin winners were Agnew on the 7th, John Mossop on the 9th while Murray claimed the best 2nd on the 11th.
Longest drives went to the ghost that walks in A-Grade, Mikey Redman in B-Grade and Ey in C-Grade.
Anderson claimed honours in the putting competition on countback with 28 putts.
The NAGA went to everyone’s favourite principal Paul Harmer with a nett 84.
Next week will hopefully see sunny conditions as the club hosts the 4th Round of the Captain’s Trophy. Tee-off from 11:30am, all welcome!
A field of 22 players took to the course on Saturday in pleasant conditions for the 3rd Round of the Club Stableford Trophy.
Walkaway winner for the day was John Mossop in A-Grade with 39 points. Don Ferguson and Ian Agnew both had 36 points with the former winner on countback while Lindsay Storer finished 4th with 34 points.
In B-Grade, Shane Anderson claimed victory in a 3-way countback from Andrew Hutchesson and Peter Walker, all with 36 points. In 4th was John Gregory with 35 points.
Nearest the pin winners were Peter Ey on the 7th, Mossop on the 9th while Greg Hutchesson claimed the best 2nd on the 12th.
The NAGA went to local greengrocer Shane McPherson with a commendable 27 points.
Next week will feature the highly anticipated Rabobank Monthly Medal with tee-off from 11:30am. All welcome!
A field of 23 took to the Penola Golf Course in ideal conditions to compete for the Lakes Caddyshack Monthly Medal. With prizes up for grabs across 3 grades, scores proved to be tight with only an occasional four putt separating the victors.
The winner of the day was John Wilkinson was a nett 70. Fresh off an eagle on the 3rd the weekend before which saw an approach with a 7-iron that a pro would be proud of, Wilkinson proved too strong and ensured the winnings would be spent at a nearby local tavern.
In second place and two shots further back was Jamie Boneham with a nett 72 followed by Tony Gleeson and Mikey Redman with a nett 73 and nett 74 respectively.
In C Grade, club junior champion Sam Hill won on countback from Shane McPherson with a nett 71. John Gregory with a nett 73 and Robert Kuhl with a nett 74 rounded out the placings.
In A Grade the scoring wasn't quite as tight as Lindsay Storer proved too strong with a nett 71. Two shots further back was 19(?) time club champion Jock Agnew with nett 73. Greg Hutchesson was third with a nett 73 while Stump Murray held of Leo Price for 4th on countback with a nett 80.
Nearest the pin winner were Storer on the 7th and 9th while Chris Holden claimed the nearest 3rd on the 17th.
The putting competition was taken out by Storer with 22 measly putts, ensuring that he took home more balls than....
The NAGA was handsomely won by the monthly medal specialist Allen Meyer with a nett 86.
Next week will feature the 2nd Round of the Club Stableford Trophy which will be played in nearly ideal conditions with little wind and plenty of sunshine.