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.
Penola Golf Club has staged a successful Bendigo Community Bank Autumn Tournament weekend with 115 players taking part over the two days. The weather was perfect with little to no wind and plenty of sunshine highlighting the picturesque course. The most prestigious trophy, the Men’s Open Champion was won by Trevor Smith from Naracoorte. Smith won his first title back in 2015 and added to his trophy cabinet despite a late charge from James Norcock.
Smith posted a 3-over 75 to take the title by two shots. Smith got to 1 under after 4 holes before three bogeys in the next 6 holes slowed his charge somewhat. He continued to play solid par golf with only a bogey on the 14th blotting his copybook. His consistent golf was good enough and he deserved his victory.
Norcock on the other hand was all over the shot with bogeys on two of the Par 5’s costing him vital shots, especially the Merrett’s logging forest he hit into on the third. His score of 77 was still a handy effort for a player not happy with his form.
Lindsay Storer was the best of the locals with 81 off the stick for a nett 73 to finish runner up in the Nett competition. He was pipped by John Boneham who also had a nett 73.
In the B-Grade, John Wilkinson reversed his form from the previous day to card an 86 to win the event by one shot from his playing partner, David Murray. Wilkinson was helped substantially by holing out from 138 metres in the rough for an eagle. Murray collected the Digiorgio wines prize as Runner up.
The B-Grade Nett was won by the course superintendent himself, Mr Peter Walker who is a bit partial to a drop of Digiorgio red himself. His nett 71 was 3 shots clear of his closest rival, Jamie Boneham.
The C-Grade was won by Sam Hill who is in ominous form approaching his annual golf trip. He was pretty consistent with a bonus birdie on the 9th in his winning score 91 off the stick. He was two shots ahead of club captain, Shane Anderson.
Lee Bateman won the nett division with nett 73. This was a welcome return for Bateman who has only just returned from three months in the states.
Along with the tournament field, 50 pennant players from across the South East played the 5th round of the Pennant season, with Mt Gambier saluting in the A1 division over Blue Lake.
Penola’s Pennant teams resume next week at Millicent with both teams looking to continue their winning ways.
Mossop and Evans Claim Title
The Saturday competition on the Bendigo Community Bank Tournament weekend was a four ball, better ball stableford competition. Played in pairs, players need to combine well to score as many points as they can.
The duo of John Mossop and Curt Evans took home the DiGiorgio package after combining to score 46 points. This was mainly due to John Mossop’s outstanding form. Mossop parred the front nine for 23 points, as the team had 24.
They finished one point clear of the team of Peter Ey and Mal Redman. Despite wiping the first hole, the team improved immensely to score 45 points in the next 17 holes. Ey’s score of 43 on his own was a major contributor to the team. He had 4 pars and a birdie on the front nine in a dominating display.
This was a great effort form Peter Ey, particularly after the passing of his mother, and Penola Golf club regular and much respected member, Bobbie Ey. Our thoughts go out to the Ey family.
Lucindale visitor, Peter Justin and local Grant Stephenson were unlucky to miss out also scoring 45 points and losing on a countback.
In the ladies competition, Karen Cahir broke through for her maiden tournament win, combining with Judith Georgeson for 37 points. Her three pointers were very handy for their total.
The two days were well attended and the full clubhouse for presentations on both days demonstrated the popularity of events held at Penola Golf Club.
In blustery conditions Nathan Williams won the A Grade IGA Monthly Medal with a net 70, including a solid 37 off the stick on the outward 9 to end up 1 shot clear of Lindsay Storer on 71, and a further shot back was Jeremy Briggs on 72.
In the B Grade, Johnny Wilkinson carded a great winning score of 69. Wilkinson, who has one of the best memories in the club, knew exactly where to place his approach shots, and on the anniversary of his last win, finished one shot clear of the 2017 Top-Dog Champion Mikey Redman on 70, and two shots clear of Peter Walker on 72.
Shane McPherson took the honours in the C Grade and overall nett round of the day with a nett 68, six shots clear of second place Sid Jones on 74 who beat Alan Meyer on a countback 74.
Nearest to pin winners were Peter Walker on the Par 3 9th and Tony Gleeson on the par 3 7th
Long drive winners were Lindsay Storer, Andrew Hutchesson and John Gregory.
Putting competition winner was Shane Anderson.
On Wednesday October 18th at Penola Golf Club the ladies celebrated the end of the winter season with a social game of golf, scrumptious lunch and an awards ceremony. The ladies were thrilled to welcome life member, Judy Edwards and patron Claire Larkin who presented their awards.
The club will hold its presentation night on 4th November when further awards will be made
The summer season of golf for the ladies commences Wednesday 25th hitting off at 8.30 am. With the golf course in peak condition , good numbers are expected to come out and enjoy the sunshine
Shane Anderson has shrugged off the disappointment of losing the B-Grade Championship last week to win the A-Grade division of the Prince of Wales Hotel Monthly Medal at Penola Golf Club on Saturday. Players were blessed with a beautiful day and the course in pristine condition.
With pin positions still tight from the recently held championships, scoring well was expected to be difficult. However, a number of players had great scores, making competition very tight in some grades.
In the A-Grade, Shane Anderson headed the field and had round of the day with nett 68. His back nine of 39 off the stick was the difference as he hammered home 6 pars in a run of 7 holes, only having 12 putts for the nine in the process. After a slow start Anderson parred the 3rd, 4th and 5th to kick start his round.
Only one shot further back was Don Ferguson, who would have been confident of the win as he sat down to enjoy a beverage after the round. As per usual, Ferguson was on fire with the putter; his 26 putts enough to win the putting competition. He has ten pars in his round to finish with nett 69, but had to settle for the Runner’s Up prize.
In third place was Jock Agnew who posted a somewhat robotic nett 72. He did his best work on the back nine where he had 39 off the stick with six pars. Lindsay Storer finished in fourth position with nett 74.
In the B-Grade, Brett Williams continued his good form both on the course and in the fashion stakes with him shooting nett 69 in an outfit that wouldn’t be out of place on Ricky Fowler. Consistency was the key with two 43s. The highlight was the birdie from off the green on the 9th hole, making the halftime break much more enjoyable.
Andrew Hutchesson was runner up with nett 72, his birdie on the 12th helped him to 20 points on the back nine.
The old stalwart, Peter Walker, had nett 74 to finish third, with John Wilkinson two shots further back.
In the C-Grade, Trent Nankivell blitzed the opposition with nett 70, not bad after six weeks out of the game. His four pars and relatively consistent scoring helped him finish with nett 70.
Four shots further back was Bill Cheers with nett 74. Allen Meyer finished third with nett 77.
The longest drives were won by Nathan Williams, David Boyd and Ant Mathys. Nearest the pins were taken out by Leo Price, Peter Walker and Shane Anderson.
The encouragement award of the chocolates was won by Mal Redman, which I am sure will go well with a glass of red.
The competition also served as the Monthly Medal Winner’s Stroke play Championship which will see three players presented with their prize at the Presentation Night on November 4th. Presentation night will include dinner and happy half hour for $25.