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Month: March 2017

Friday Night 9 Hole – Big Hole Competition.

With the end of daylight saving, Friday night Big Hole events have well and truly finished. Commencing  in line with daylight savings, the Friday night 9 hole competition uses bigger  diameter holes on the back nine greens at LGC.

Anyone can enter and handicaps are not necessary.  It’s a case of come out amd play golf and enjoy yourself.

The  competition begun over the Christmas holiday period and each player’s best four stableford rounds were taken into account for the overall winner.

This year the winner  is Louise Schache with 81 points. Well done to Louise.

Wendy Brown and Colin Bear tied for second with 77 points just nudging out Rod Brown with 76 points.

Many thanks to all players and visitors who joined in the fun of a Friday night’s Big Hole comp.



Andy Bassett

Men’s Captain.

Final of the 2017 Summer Putting Competition

A vocal crowd of golf players and spouses watched the finals of this year’s summer putting competition. In a new format to the draw to reduce walkovers in the early rounds, the resultant finals were played as a round robin format between three players on either side of the draw.

In a change from last year, this years final was an all Men event with all the Women having been early casualties.

The Greenkeepers had prepared a very slick putting circuit with the green like glass and hole layout challenging from the very short puts to a long par 3 like hole.  The layout had a touch of  “Dennis” about it if I may say so, as it was a very testing track.  A very good course for putters at this high level of competition nevertheless.


Group A

Barry Stevens played Hugh Goodman in a close encounter before Hugh finished the match on the 17th hole 2 up.

Barry then played Doug Clemann and missed a chance on the 18th to seal a win before Doug bounced back and won the 20th hole to win the match.

Doug then played Hugh Goodman, and by this stage had his eye in and finished the match 5/4.  With two wins, Doug earnt his spot in the grand final.

Group B

Peter Waters continued on his 2016 winning form with a very tight win over Dave Vorwerg finishing the match 2 up. It was an ominous sign as Peter sank some very good long putts.

Pete then played Craig Hams and the 1st 9 holes was fairly even with Craig saving a very long missed 1st putt on the 9th to square that hole. Craig then hit his straps and sank everything in sight, finishing the match in great style winning 5/4 over Peter.

At one game each to Peter and Craig, it seemed they might be going towards a sudden death knock out game with all three players in the same match, if Dave Vorwerg could beat Craig Hams in what was possibly the last round robin match.

Dave and Craig battled well with each taking the lead at one stage but in the end, Craig had his putting stick on fire and eventually won 3 /2 up, putting Craig straight into the grand final playoff against Doug Clemann.

The putting final between Doug Clemann and Craig Hams was another tight match through the first 9 holes without either securing a match winning lead.

The putting was excellent with some great putts holed by both players, however Craig finished in top gear winning the contest on the 16th hole 3 up-2 to go.

A great win and well deserved.Putting Champs 2017


2017 Putting Champ Craig Hams with runner up Doug Clemann.

Congratulations to everyone who competed.



Andy Bassett

Men’s Captain.

Thursday 28 March 2017 – Stableford

What a lovely day for golf, great weather, excellent Course and good company. Best round of the day was produced by Helen Mackenzie with a score of 45 points. It’s good to see more Women golfers playing on the Tuesdays and Thursday’s and we had a good contingent today.  For full results click here;

Wednesday March 29th VIP Stroke Green Course

Forty players took part in the inaugural VIP stroke round on the Green Course. Best scratch round was achieved by Bec Thomas with a score of 71. The nett winners were  A Grade Maxine Eabry with a 72 nett, B Grade Glenys Day 70 nett & C Grade Bronwyn Debenham with a 76 nett. Sponsors today were Shirley Welsford & Colleen Touzel with Jill Steer  providing the raffle prizes.

Ten players took part in the 9 hole comp with the evergreen Marion Chalmers winning with an amazing score of 24 points.

Please click here for 18 hole results

Please click here for 9 hole results


Stableford – March 28

50 people competed in today’s event in perfect golf conditions.

Les Newton, with 40 points, was the star of the day.  Congratulations Les.

Colin Bear with 39 points won A grade.

Click here for a full list of prize winners

Leongatha Golf Club Women’s Pennant Results 27/3/2017

Once again a mixed bag of results for our players this week, with Section 1 defeating a strong Wonthaggi team, and Section 4 defeating Korumburra, Section 2 just went down to Meeniyan and Section 4 were soundly defeated by Wonthaggi.

Sec 1, Toni West def M. Johnson 6/4, Dot Stubbs lost to Anne Walker 4/3, Wendy Parker def Di Grimmond 3/1, Marg Berry def Irene Walsh 4/3 and Colleen Touzel lost to Jan Beaumont 4/3. Leongatha remain equal on points with Wonthaggi (8) 4 behind Meeniyan (12)and 2 above Foster (6).

Sec 2 just went down in a very close encounter with Meeniyan which leaves them second on the ladder (equal with P/Is) (6), two points behind leaders Korumburra(8) who they play next week. Trish Owen def Veronica Park 4/3, Maxine Eabry lost to Heather Poletti 3/4, Marea Maher lost to Faye LePage 1 down, Pat Pease def Jan Trease 1 up, Kerry Hogan lost to Sue Hoskin 2/3.

Sec 3 remain firmly on the bottom of the ladder after going down to Wonthaggi 3 1/2 /- 1/1/2  Coral Gray lost to Robyn Wilkinson 2 down, Shirley Welsford lost to Geraldine Prentice 7/5, Glenyce McRobert sq with Marg Ryan, Marianne Leaver def Betty Bownman 1 up, Louise Schache lost to Lorraine Peters 3/1

Loris Clark continues to lead her new players to success in Sec 4 and they remain in 2nd place on the ladder(10), 4 points behind leaders Woorayl (14) Against Korumburra Marg Griffiths lost to Barb Twite 6/4, Loris Clark sq with Marg Young, Sue Bowler def Jan Hewitt 5/3, Lianne
Adamson sq with Kath Welsh, Karen Orford def Jenny Blackmore 4/3.

Round 2- Men’s Pennant Sunday 26th March 2017

Round 2 of Men’s Pennant resulted in losses to all three teams although well fought out.

Div. 2 Team

Beaten 4/3 by Korrumburra at Lang lang, during which  two matches were lost on the 19th and Captain Tom Sorrell beaten on the on the 18th, so a very close result without our strongest team playing. And considering Tom’s travelling back and forth from NSW to play, it’s a mighty effort.

Div 3 Team

The team did better than last week, although playing at Meeniyan and losing to Foster  3/4.  Captain  Brendan Simon  says ” I feel our winning streak is just around the corner (fingers crossed)”.

Stuart Harry had a blinder, winnning 7/5. and Bryan McCorkell also had a solid 4/3 win. Peter Dowling, playing #1, held tough on his return to pennant with a win on the 19th.

Mick Oliver was valiant in defeat, losing on the 19th. Geoff Maher was also in it up to his ears, losing 2/1. Bruce Hutton and myself lost 3/2.

Div. 5 Team

Div 5 were beaten by Lang Lang at home going down 2-5 . However the silver lining was Nick Hill and Tony Roberts both winning their matches 2/1.

With a near full list back this week all sides will be fielding very competitive sides.  Many thanks to all those players who put their hands up to fill in so we could get our Teams on the field this week.


Well Boys, the Women Pennant Teams have thrown down the gauntlet my having more wins than us again.  Congratulations to the Ladies involved.

Guest Day- Stableford 25 March 2017

A great day on the Course and in the Club rooms by a good field of members and their guests during today’s Guest Day.  The winning scores came from the afternoon crew whom had the benefit of playing fuelled by a great lunch.

Unluckiest player was the birthday boy, Bruce Hutton who finished with a winning A Grade score of 41, but fell short of the Best Score of the Day which went to C Grade winner, Donald Smith with an awesome 42 points.

For full field report click here:

Col Sperling Stableford Day – Thursday 23 March 2017

A great day sponsored by our mate and life member Col Sperling saw some excellent scores with the B Grade Winner and overall winner  on countback, Fred de Bondt on 40 points just nudging out A Grade winner Michael Thomas, also with 40 points. Michael also played some very good golf getting an eagle 3 on the par 5 18th hole.

For full results click here:


Sponsor & Life member Co Sperling with todays winner Fred de Bondt


Sponsor & Life Member Col Sperling with today’s winner Fred de Bondt.


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