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Thursday, April 18, 2024

New greens draw a crowd

The investment in artificial turf greens has proven to be a triumph for the Corryong Golf Club, attracting over 50 players from the region to participate in the annual tournament on Sunday, marking the largest turnout in many years.

The standout moments of the day included Dana Lampitt securing victory in the Women’s Division 1, setting a new course record of 84, while Gordon Webb delivered an impressive performance in the A Grade Men category with a score of 77, marking the second-best round on the revamped course.

Results:

A Grade Men (Stroke):

1st – Gordon Webb 77

2nd – Wayne Dubois 78

3rd – Derek O’Donovan 85

A Grade Men (Stableford):

1st – Shane Bannon 38 points

2nd – Andrew Hockey 32 points

3rd – Derek Burgess 31 points

B Grade Men:

1st – Robert Newnham 34 points

2nd – Kelly Galbraith 31 points

3rd – Simon Mohr 30 points

C Grade Men:

1st – Dan McInnes 35 points

2nd – Richard Bennetts 34 points

3rd (on countback) – Karl Grouenwoud 34 points

Women’s Division 1:

1st – Dana Lampitt 84

2nd – Sylvia Spring 94

Women’s Division 2:

1st – Belinda Attree 37 points

2nd – Joy Bennetts 36 points

Notable Performances:

Nearest to Pins:

  • B Men: Alan Atherton
  • C Men: Tony Jarvis
  • Women Division 1: Dana Lampitt

Longest Drives:

  • A Men: Shane Bannon
  • B Men: Derek O’Donovan
  • C Men: Dan McInnes
  • Women Division 1: Dana Lampitt
  • Women Division 2: Joy Bennetts

Straightest Drives:

  • A Men: Gordon Webb
  • B Men: Mark McFarland
  • C Men: Steve Kishere
  • Women Division 1: Dana Lampitt
  • Women Division 2: Joy Bennetts

Additionally, the club has commenced its junior development program, welcoming a dozen enthusiastic youngsters for training sessions every Monday at 4:30 pm. The program is open to all school-aged children, with equipment provided and tuition delivered by qualified community instructors.

For enquiries about the junior program, contact the coordinator, Richard Bennetts, on 0419 101 820.

Upcoming Events:

  • Sunday 3/3/24: 2-Person Ambrose (SOP) over 18 holes (8:30 am shotgun start)
  • Sunday 9-3/24: 2-Person ‘Cup Recovery’ Ambrose (SOP) 9 holes (9:30 am for 10 am start)
  • Saturday & Sunday 16-17/3/24: Stableford – front 9 (anytime)
  • Sunday 17/3: Walwa Open Tournament
  • Sunday 24/3/24: Monthly Medal – 18 holes stroke (8:30 am start)
  • Sunday March 31: Corryong Grande 3-Person Ambrose (8:30 am start)

Weekly Events:

  • Mondays: 9 holes ($5)
  • Wednesdays: 9 or 18 holes ($6)

Note: For 9-hole weekend competitions, place $5 entry and scorecards in the green fees box. Saturday & Sunday competitions and 18-hole monthly medals are open to both men and women.

Welaregang Golf News:

Eight golfers participated in the 9@9 last Saturday, with Billy Bond having a mishap.

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