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Month: May 2016

Dandenong Club Wine & Cheese 4BBB Stableford Tuesday 31/5/16

Dandenong Club Wine & Cheese 4BBB Stableford Tuesday 31/5/16

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Leongatha Golf Club Tuesday, 31 May 2016 Competition Presentation Report Competition :

Wine & Cheese 4BBB Stableford Type : Four-ball











4th  de BONDT, FRED 5.10m

7th  BROWN, RODNEY 5.3m

14th  GILL, FRANK 2.27m


Inverloch Hotel Super League Results and Finals Draw – Sunday 29th May 2016

With the completition of the final round of Super League today, the following results for matches were recorded:

Saints 117 (Henry Sedelies 31, Chris Leaver 30) def Demons 115 (Ted Bruinewoud 31)
Pies 133 (Neil Mackenzie 35, Trevor Steer and Denis Wallace 34 each) def Cats 120 (Doug Clemann 34, Wendy Parker 32)
Tigers 128 (Norm Hughes and Rod Brown 37) def Blues 115 (John Eabry 32, Gene van der Zalm 31)
Hawks 127 (Jon Smith 34, Peter Waters 33) def Dogs 120 (Bec Thomas 35, Jeff Brewer 32)

Player of the round was Norm Hughes (37 points) on count back from Rod Brown. Norm receives the Esplanade Hotel Inverloch Voucher for his effort.

After 7 rounds of competition the final four features the Hawks undefeated on 7 wins, the Tigers with 5, the Cats with 4 wins and the Dogs with 3 wins on percentage from the Blues. The semi finals to be played this week include the Hawks versus the Dogs, and the Tigers versus the Cats.

For those involved in the finals and playing on Tuesday in the 4BBB event, please keep a separate card to your team card and have somebody mark it. Your score will then count for your Super League team as well as your daily 4Ball team. Good luck to those involved.



Captains and President’s Day – Sunday 29th May 2016


Members of the Winning Team representing the Men’s Captain, Peter WatersIMG_2186

L-R: Shirley Welsford (Women’s captain), Ryan Thomas, Chris Leaver (President), Rebecca Thomas, Rod Brown and Peter Waters (Men’s Captain).

The Club held a successful Captains and President’s Day today, Sunday 29th May. Players were allotted to one of the 3 teams on the basis of their handicap, and each player played an individual stableford round. The scores for each player in the team were counted towards an aggregate team score.

The event was won by the Team representing the Men’s Captain (439 points), Peter Waters, who comfortably saw off the team representing the President(417 points) Chris Leaver and the Women’s Captain, Shirley Welsford (394 points) . In addition to team prizes, an award was made to the best player from each team. It was a family affair with Rod Brown 37 (Men’s Captain team), daughter Bec Thomas 35 (President’s team) and grandson Ryan Thomas 38 (Women’s Captain team) winning these prizes!

Thanks to all who attended and made the day a success and to those who brought along a plate.  The afternoon tea was great!  We intend to make this a regular event in our Club’s calendar.

2016 Men’s Pennant Player of the Year Award

After yesterday’s dramatic and hugely successful conclusion to the Men’s Pennant Season, the only thing that needs to be done is to announce the winner of the  2016 Pennant Player Of The Year Award.

As you could expect in a year when we were successful in all 3 divsions, there were a number of our players who had great seasons. In fact a total of 13 of our players  can boast win/loss records of 4/2 or better! However, only two of our players were undefeated – Leroy Sharrock and Brendan Simon. Leroy won all 5 of the regular season matches he played in, while Brendan won all 6 of those, and then butterd up in the Div 3 final yesterday to make it a full season clean sweep!  Not surprisingly, this outstanding performance has been rewarded by Brendan winning this year’s Pennant Player of the Year Award!

Throughout the season points were awarded for games played, games won, and the ease of win or loss. As the table of the leading players below shows, Brendan was a comprehensive winner.


Name Played Won Lost Total Points
Brendan Simon 7 7 0 39
Matt Bowey 7 5 2 33
Tom Sorrell 6 5 1 33
Anthony Sparkes 5 4 1 32
Bryan Sword 7 5 2 28
Denis Wallace 7 5 2 26.5
Leroy Sharrock 5 5 0 26.5
Tom Williamson 5 4 1 25.5
Bryan McCorkell 5 4 1 25.5
Colin Bear 6 4 2 25
Ben Ferrari-Mela 5 4 1 24
Peter Dowling 5 4 1 23.5
Dan Poynton 5 4 1 23

For his outstanding performance, Brendan will receive the 2016 Pennant Player of the Year Award at the Club Presentation Night in early Decemeber.

Men’s Pennant Flag-Winning Teams Photos

The following photos of our flag-winning teams were taken at the completion of the 2016 pennant finals held yesterday:

Leongatha Division 2 2016Pennant  Premires

Leongatha Division 2 2016 Pennant Premiers

L-R: Tom Williamson, Chris Leaver, Matt Bowey, Tom Sorrell (Captain), Bruce Hutton, Russell Williams and Anthony Sparkes.

Leongatha Division 3 Winning 2016 Pennat Team

Leongatha Division 3 Winning 2016 Pennat Team

L-R: Nathan Wardle, Brendan Simon, Bryan Sword, Ben Ferrari0Mela, Dean Brown (Caddie), Chris Indian (Captain) and Peter Dowling. John Dalton was absent.

Leongatha Division 4 Pennant Flag winning team

Leongatha Division 4 Pennant Flag winning team

L-R: Mark Anderson, Peter Jaspers, Colin Bear, Denis Wallace, Andy Bassett (Captain), Bryan McCorkell, and Dan Poynton.

2016 Pennant captains and their Pennant shields

2016 Pennant captains and their Pennant shields

Vicrotious Leongahta Pennant Players after 2016 Pennant Wins in Divisions 2, 3 and 4.

Victorious Leongathta Pennant Players after 2016 Pennant Wins in Divisions 2, 3 and 4.


It is believed that this is the first time that our Club has won 3 Men’s Pennant Flags in a single season. Well done guys!!!

Men’s Pennant Final Results – Sunday 22nd May, 2016

I am delighted to announce that all three of our Pennant teams were successful in their finals today. All four divisional finals were played at Korumburra today in good weather for golfing.

Our Div 2 team took on Wonthaggi and struggled early. At the half way mark we were behind in most of the 7 matches, and even after 15 holes things did not look good. A 5-2 or 4-3 loss looked a likely result. However, to their great credit our guys dug deep to level the match 3-each and with Captain Tom Sorrell and his opponent on the 18th hole, Tom only needed to halve the hole for him to win and for the team to win 4-3. Tom’s opponent fought hard to the finish and was on the front edge of the green for 2 on the par 5 18th, while Tom’s second shot missed the green left and ran down the hill some 20 metres. A brilliant chip saw Tom recover to about 1.5 metres for the pin. His opponent 2 -putted and Tom calmly tapped in the putt to square the hole and for his team to win 4-3! Well done to all involved, it was a great effort.

Div 3 played Meeniyan, and strong performances from Peter Dowling, Brendan Simon, Bryan Sword and Ben Ferrari-Mela saw us win 4-3 also. Brendan went through the entire season undefeated, winning all 6 round matches he played in and his final match. A tremendous achievement!

Div 4 played Wonthaggi, and another close encounter ensued. At the completion of 18 holes, we had 3 wins in the bag from the 5 matches decided at that point, with 2 matches going to extra holes. Bryan McCorkell squared the 19th with his opponent, while Dan Poynton cracked his tee  shot to within half a metre on the downhill par 3 10th hole. Dan calmly tapped in his birdie put to clinch the win! Having seen this happen, Bryan and his opponent called it quits and headed for the bar!

Our guys may well have created Club history today. Bruce Hutton, a member of our div 2 team this year and pennant player at our Club for the past 45 years, cannot recall us winning 3 pennants in a single year. He can recall 2 pennants several times, but never 3. Each player who played pennant for us this year, not just those that played today,  can be justifiably proud of this achievement! It was a great team effort.

I was absolutely delighted to observe the good sportsmanship our players showed and the good-natured way the games were played right throughout the season and today. It bought great credit to yourselves and our club.

On behalf those who played today I would also like to thank those people who supported our players, some even caddying for them. The players really appreciated your support.

As well as congratulating all players, I would particularly like to thank the captains, Tom  Sorrell, Chris Indian and Andy Bassett/Colin Bear, who worked hard behind the scenes to ensure that we were able to field 3 teams each week. Also the excellent on-course leadership set high standards that your teams followed.

Peter Waters

Men’s Captain


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