YMGCR’s 2016 Club Championships concluded last Sunday with Jay-Ar Martin adding an eighth title to his overflowing collection.
Four brilliant rounds of 75, 64, 75 and 69 for a five under par total of 283 saw him salute the judge fourteen strokes clear of Vagg Shield winner Troy Robertson.
On Sunday with a large crowd of members in attendance, Jay-Ar turned one under the card on the front nine of the Lake course and birdied the 10th before treating spectators to a free masterclass with an amazing par save from the right hand side of the treacherous 12th green.
Further birdies, following exquisite iron shots at the 13th, 14th and 18th then sealed the deal for the modest champion.
Veterans champ Andrew Baird spoke to golf notes after the final round and said, “What a performance by Jay-Ar, he’s been in terrific form for a long time now and to win the champs on top of his outstanding unbeaten pennant season caps off a sensational year for him”.
“It was a pleasure for me to play with him over the last two days and watch him go about his work.”
At presentations afterwards Jay-Ar thanked his family and friends for their well wishes. “With the support of Joy and Kerth and Mum and Dad, I have been able to put some time into my game and today’s result is testament to their help and encouragement of me and my golf,” he said.
Golf notes congratulates Jay-Ar on his magnificent victory and all competitors who participated in the premier event on our golfing calendar.
In other championship news, NEDGA Pennant Captain Jordan Bovalina has followed in older brother Caleb’s footsteps by adding his name to the YMGCR Junior Championship honour board following his nine stroke victory.
Well done also to Ben Casley and Baxter Droop on finishing second and third respectively.
Congratulations also to Trevor Reed who saluted in B grade by a comfortable margin with last year’s runner-up Corny Boers again relegated to a second place finish.
Fantastic performances as well by Ian Cooper and Ian Cumming in taking out the C and D grade titles respectively.
Coop’s win left Ian Davis in the runner up position while young pennant star Baxter Droop, playing in his first club champs, was only two strokes behind the winner.
Speaking of young, congratulations to ‘Young Vet’ Andrew Baird and back to back winner Rob Board for their successes in the Vets and Super Vets sections of our champs. Well done also to Kerry Parker and Jim Colla in finishing a close pair of runners up.
Finally, well done to all winners in the 2016 Club Championships, and a special thank you to Chris Burgess and his staff on the wonderful presentation of our golf courses.
31st May- Stroke Pot.
1st June- Peninsula Hospice 4 person Ambrose.
4th June- Stableford Medal.
Good golfing to all.
Tuesday May 24- Par (151 players)
Murray course- A grade 6 balls K Holt (10) +5, 4 balls S Cooper (16) +3, 2 balls L Quinlivian (7) +2. B grade 6 balls B Ellaway (27) +5, 4 balls C O’Connell (25) +3, 2 balls E Holder (28) +2. NTP 2nd K Jensen. Ball comp -4 or better.
Lake course- A grade 6 balls W Levens (16) +1, 4 balls G Fawcett (15) +1, 2 balls G DaCosta (2) Sq. B grade 6 balls B McCallum (24) +3, 4 balls D Prighel (21) +1, 2 balls B Mitchell (24) +1. NTP 2nd J Conway. Ball comp -5 or better.
Thursday May 26- Stableford (26 players)
Lake course- 6 balls L Quinlivian (7) 38pts, 4 balls J Michael (12) 38pts, 2 balls B Synott (13) 37pts. NTP 2nd B McCallum. Ball comp 29pts or better.
Saturday May 28- Stroke 3rd Round Championships (98 players)
Murray course- A grade winner D Edwards (2) 70nett, R/up K Parker (6) 72nett, B grade winner B McCallum (24) 74nett, R/up C Towe (14) 74nett. NTP 2nd T Robertson, 17th R Hammond. Ball comp 83nett or better.
Sunday May 29- Stroke Final Round Championships (32 players)
Lake course- 6 balls S Campion (5) 70nett, 4 balls J Stapleton (6) 71nett, 2 balls J Payne (7) 71nett. NTP 14th J Martin. Ball comp 84nett or better.
2016 Club Championship Final Scores (76 players)
A grade Gross- J Martin 283, T Robertson 297. Nett- J Payne 289, T Robertson 293. B grade Gross- T Reed 330, C Boers 345. Nett- T Reed 294, A Skewes 301. C grade Gross- I Cooper 261, I Davis 274. Nett- I Cooper 216, I Davis 229. D grade Gross- I Cumming 292, B Droop 294. Nett- I Cumming 226, B Droop 231. Junior Gross- J Bovalina 267, B Casley 278. Nett- J Bovalina 228, B Droop 231.
CMC Vagg Shield- T Robertson 218, D Edwards 219, I Cooper 219. Veteran Champion Gross- A Baird 238, K Parker 241. Nett- J Payne 219, A Baird 220. Super Veteran Champion Gross- R Board 274, J Colla 282. Nett- I Cumming 226, L Bozzola 232.
Sunday May 29- Stableford (34 players)
Murray course- 6 balls D McCormick (24) 38pts, 4 balls A Costello (13) 36pts, 2 balls S Blackley (14) 36pts. NTP 2nd R Keane. Ball comp 28pts or better.
YMGCR Ladies Golf
Ladies Championship Presentation Dinner held at the Club on May 25 proved to be a very successful night enjoyed by all.
After an opening address and welcoming of life members and guests by Lady President Gloria Roome presentation of trophies was made by Lady Captain Karen Droop and Vice Captain Julie Kirchen.
Congratulations to all winners and thank-you to all ladies who participated over the three rounds to make it a great competition.
27Hole Foursomes Championship 2016: Gross Winners: Aileen Buckley and Judy Kruger 122 gross. Runners-Up: Sue Dawes and Glenys Durrant 132. Nett Winners: Liz Jensen and Irene Cocks nett 104 ½. Nett Runners-Up: Elaine Bellis and Jan Murphy nett 107 ½.
2016 Ladies Championship: Veterans (60-69) Best score over 3 rounds on handicap of each day. Winner Nett: Cathy Tippet 223 Winner Gross: Judy Kruger 248 Super Veterans (70+) Best score over 3 rounds on handicap of each day. Winner Nett: Edith Mason 227 Winner Gross: Karen Droop 267 Nett: Best Nett score over three rounds played on the handicap applicable on the first day. Trophy donated by Julie Kirchen.
D Grade Winner: Jan Murphy c/b 239 D Grade Runner-Up: Mary Hockley 239. Trophy donated by Alison Collins
C Grade Winner: Edith Mason 227 C Grade Runner-Up: Gloria Roome 228. Trophy donated by Irene Cocks
B Grade Winner: Fran Arnold 222 B Grade Runner-Up: Julie Trask 229. Trophy donated by Ricky Buller
A Grade Winner: Cathy Tippet 223 A Grade Runner-Up: Judy Langford.
Palframan Trophy: Best nett score over 3 rounds on handicap current on each day. Winner: Anne Johnson 218 Runner-Up: Cathy Tippet 223.
Gross: Best gross score over three rounds played on the handicap applicable on the first day.
D Grade Champion: Jan Murphy 335 D Grade Runner-Up: Mary Hockley 335 C Grade Champion: Anne Johnson 292 C Grade Runner-Up: Edith Mason 302 B Grade Champion: Fran Arnold 286 B Grade Runner-Up: Julie Trask 286 – trophy donated by Bill Hidson in memory of Mary.
A Grade Runner-Up: Judy Kruger 248
Club Champion 2016: JUDY LANGFORD 246.
Wednesday 25th May Lake Course Stroke with 14 players. Overall Winner: Pat Cook (18) 76nett 5 balls Runner-Up: Dot Ringholt (27) 77nett 3 balls. NTP 7th: Raem Towe Balls to 82nett.
Saturday 28th May: Lake Course Stableford with 53 players A Grade Winner: Anne Johnson (24) 34 pts Runner-Up: Sandra Bozzola (21) 33 pts c/b B Grade Winner: Glenda Moraitis (25) 34pts Runner-Up: Barbara Hopkins (26) 33 pts NTP 7th: Pat Cook. Balls to 27pts.
9 Hole Ladies Golf
Monday 23rd May: Stableford contested by 34 players. Section 1 Winner: Marg Rogers 18pts Runner-Up: Marg Hore 17pts Section 2 Winner: Carol Cox 22pts Runner-Up: Virginia Fergus 20pts NTP: Marg Maloney
Wednesday 25th May: “Your Golf Pro Trophy” Stableford with 53 players. A Grade Winner: Marg Rogers 20pts Runner-Up: Sue Curran 19pts B Grade Winner: Chris Vickers 19pts Runner-Up: Beth Littler 17pts C Grade Winner: Helen Hollingsworth 17pts Runner-Up: Marg Brennan 16pts c/b D Grade Winner: Judy Drake 17pts Runner-Up: Lorraine Duffy 16pts. NTP: Lorraine Wales
Yarrawonga Golf Mens Nine Holers
Tuesday, May 24, Stableford: Blue – winner Corny Boers (3) 19 pts c/b, runner-up Graeme Bayley (6) 19 pts. Red – winner Peter Mansfield (8) 18 pts, runner-up Dave Hall (10) 17 pts. NTPs Blue – 4th Steve May, 8th Corny Boers. Red – 2nd John Taylor, 7th Greg House.