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Month: February 2018

18 Hole Stableford Green Course 28.02.2018

Todays 18 Hole competition fielded 37 entrants and was sponsored by Mary-Anne Gartner.  A Grade winner Pat Pease (20) 41 points.  B Grade winner Sue Woods (30) 40 points.  C Grade winner Pam Christensen (39) 39 points.

Todays 9 Hole competition had 7 entrants with the winner being Marion Chalmers with CB 20 points.

Please click here for 18 hole results

Please click here for 9 hole results

27 February – Stableford

We saw some sizzling scores on a perfect day for golf.  Joe Lowell was the best performer of the day with 42 points.  80 year old Joe shot 78 off the stick and beat his age for the first time.  Top effort Joe.

Terry Grace  also shot 42 points winning D grade after being pipped on a countback for the main prize.

A number of members from Box Hill Golf Club joined us today and Box Hill member John Barron won today’s B grade prize.

David Child cleaned up in C grade with a tidy 37 points.

Ian Caine knocked one to 55cm on 14 to win nearest the pin.  Peter Horman hit a beauty to well under 2 metres to win the NTP on 16.

Click here to see all the down-the-line winners

News of former Trainee Pro’s that have played Leongatha

For the past 4 years our club has run successful Trainee Pro-Am events where we get the opportunity to play with some future stars.

Several of the Trainee- Pro’s have gone on to bigger and better things. For example, our own home-grown Trainee Pro Reanna Matthews and her partner, Ashley Blake are now  joint pro’s at Mooroopna Golf Club in the Goulburn Valley, and Reanna also plays on the Women’s PGA circuit.

Another Trainee-Pro that has played in our event (Josh and I played with him in our 2016 event) is a guy from Curlewis  Golf Club by the name of Deyen “Digger” Lawson. Lawson was the hot-shot in the trainee ranks in 2016, playing off a +7 handicap and having won 9 of the 10 Trainee-Pro events at the time he played Leongatha. He turned Pro only about a month after our event and since then he has played on the Asian, Chinese and Australasian circuits with some considerable success. He was 10 under after 2 rounds at the 2017 Victorian Open event at 13th Beach, and finished 2nd with 13 under in the 2017 Northern Territory PGA Championship. Yesterday, he finished equal 2nd in the New Zealand  PGA Championship at Palmerston North after having been tied for the lead after 3 rounds. He finished with 16 under the card. Other names in the event you would be familiar with included David Smail (NZ), Nick Flanagan, Peter Wilson and Stephen Leaney.

Clearly, the guy can play! I still recall his drives on our 15th and 17th holes where he cut the doglegs on both holes to put them close to the green on both occasions. Both were wonderful, audacious shots – but then again, what else would you expect from a hot-shot 20 something year old!

I look forward to next year’s event and suggest that you do too. It’s a great chance to get to see how good these guys and gals are, and how they play your course!

Peter Waters



Today we had 62 players for the A.E Edney 4BBB Par event.

Overall Winners: Allan & Martin Edney with +9


Pictured above are today’s runaway winners, Allan & Martin Edney who returned a great score score of +9 today!

Overall Runner’s Up: Wayne Keen & John Mclennan with +7

14th NTP: Russell Williams

16th NTP: Barry Attwood. Hole in One!!


Massive Congratulations to Barry Attwood on his Ace on the 16th Hole today!

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We also had 11 participants in our individual Par competition.

Winner with a brilliant score of +5 was Ian Debbenham

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H.V (Vern) Morcom Tribute Plate- Friday 23/2/2018

The inaugural H.V (Vern) Morcom Tribute Plate was played at Leongatha Golf Club on Friday 23rd February 2018. The game was Gentsomes.  Vern Morcom (dec.) was the Course Architect of Leongatha Golf Course and designed or re-developed many other Courses throughout South Eastern & Western Australia between the late 1920’s-1960.

Vern followed in his father, Michael (Mick) Morcom’s footsteps into golf Course construction and design, after Mick Morcom laid out the Kingston Heath Golf Course in 1923 based on the design of 1903 Australian Open Champion, Dan Soutar.

Dr Alister Mackenzie laid out the bunkering at Kingston Heath in 1925 and Vern assisted in that project.

Vern was later offered the position of  Head Greenkeeper at Kingston Heath GC which he accepted and remained there between 1929-1967.

The H V  (Vern) Morcom Tribute Plate was played between Clubs which were designed, constructed or redeveloped by Vern Morcom with a view to linking all such Clubs as a trail which golfing devotees can follow.

Teams representing Kingston Heath GC, Rosanna GC, Riversdale GC, Moe GC, Trafalgar GC, Cobram -Barooga GC, Flinders GC and Leongatha GC played off for the Plate, amongst on overall field of 68 players or 17 Teams. 11 other Clubs gave apologies but supported the event.


The winners of the H.V (Vern) Morcom Tribute Plate for 2018 were the Leongatha Golf Club team of life members Pat Pease & Alan Edney, General Manager Josh Hall and Women’s Champion Rebecca Thomas with a score of 106 stableford points.

It was said the short game of Life members Pat and Alan (who was still celebrating his 88th birthday from the previous day) cemented the win ably assisted by the long games of Beck & Josh.



The H.V (Vern) Morcom trophy was presented to the winning team (Beck Josh Alan & Pat) by Guy Murfey and his sister Gail Chatziyakoumis, grandchildren of Vern Morcom.

Runners up  in the Plate were Flinders GC  team of Dean Burrows, John Hall, Laird Gordon & Jeffrey Smith on 96 points, with Kingston Heath GC team of Alex Cairncross, Rick Miller, Tim Miller & Cliff Mitchell, third with 95 points.

The winners of those Teams not playing for the Plate, on 105 points was the Team of  Maryanne Gartner, Michael Thomas, Lianne Adamson and Karen Orford, ahead of the team of Alison Strong, Faye Quilford Peter Waters & Ted Bruinewoud with 101 on c/b ahead of the team of Bert Borg, Terry Grace, Marea Maher & Geoff Maher also on 101 points.

The Women revelled in the Gentsomes format with top efforts coming from Karen Orford (49 points), Maryanne Gartner (45 points) & Lynda Bassett 44.

Well done to all. The H.V (Vern) Morcom Tribute Plate will be bigger next year from feedback already received, and played at another Morcom Course.




The 2018 Invy Espy Super League is up and running. Starting this Monday 26th February.SL. TeamsMatches SL

Teams and matches have been posted in the club house.

This year weekly qualifying matches will run from Monday to Sunday.

All scores in any weekly Golf Link competitions (at LGC only & cards must be entered on Golf Link. ) will go towards your teams best scores.

Once again Dylan Clark  from Invy Espy Hotel, is sponsoring the B & F competitions. 

Each week the B&F winner will receive a $25 meal voucher. And at the completion of the competition the winners of the Pat Pease Ladies B & F and the Daryl Pease Men’s B & F will also as part of their prizes will be award the Invy Espy Vouchers.

Thanks to all that have entered, and especially the 19 ladies, several of these being newer members. 

All you now have to do is Play Golf, and we will do the rest.. Results each week will be posted asap after the completion of the Sunday’s competition. 

Congratulations to Bec Thomas and Brendan Simon

Hi All,

I thought you would like to know that two of our golfers were successful in this year’s South Gippsland Classic 2-day event held at Foster on Saturday 17th  and Sunday 18th at Yarram. This event was the culmination of 9 days of the Classic which commenced on Saturday 10th at Mirboo North.

Bec Thomas continued her wonderful form to win both yesterday’s Women’s Stroke event at Yarram, and the overall 2-day Classic Stroke event. Congratulations Bec. She posted a 79 at Foster on Saturday and followed this up with a 76 at Yarram yesterday.

Brendan Simon also had success, being runner-up in yesterday’s B Grade Stableford event with an excellent 42 points, and also being runner up in the 2-day B Grade Classic event with a cumulative total of 75 points. Had it not been for Weshpool’s Alan Hayes’s blistering scores of 43 yesterday and 37 at Foster, Brendan would have won yesterday and also repeated his B Grade Classic win of 2 years ago.

I had the pleasure of playing with Brendan yesterday and while we were waiting to tee off on the 186m par 3 18th hole, related the story of how Dan Poynton had managed to put his shot into the clubhouse during a pennant match at Woorayl about 4 years ago. Brendan had been smashing some great drives all day and must have been keen to emulate Dan’s feat because he flushed his 2 hybrid drive on the 18th, whistling it high of the green and heading rapidly towards the clubhouse too. Had his shot not hit the South Gippsland Classic President, David Phelan, he would have done so! David recovered enough to later award Brendan his prizes!

Thanks you to the many players from our club who supported this event by playing one or more days at courses other than ours. It spreads good will among the local clubs and visitors to our region.


Peter Waters


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