LGC Presentation Night
On Friday 2nd of December 2016 our Leongatha Golf Club Annual Presentation Night and Christmas party was held. A good crowd of ninety players, family and guests were present for the evening. It was particularly good to see all of the Club’s current life members present on the night, as well as a number of children, giving it a very good family feel.
There were a number of apologies on the night, the latest from Barry Stevens who had a health scare that day which prevented him from attending to pick up his Hyland Cup trophy, so we have our fingers crossed that Barry is recovering quickly.
Congratulations go to all the Women’s award winners and in particular, to the Women’s Club Champion for 2016, Rebecca Thomas.
|2016 Club Champion
& A grade winner
|B Grade Champion||Pat Pease||LGC|
|C Grade Champion||Evelyn Indian||LGC|
|D Grade Champion||Isobel Sutherland||LGC|
|Senior Champion -Scratch||Wendy Parker||LGC|
|D & M Stubbs Trophy – Nett||Wendy Parker
|Match Play Champions|
|A Grade -18 Hole final||Toni West||Brian Hogan (Hayes Jewellers|
|B Grade||Nancy Sperling||Brian Hogan (Hayes Jewellers|
|C Grade||Jill Steer||Brian Hogan (Hayes Jewellers|
|Star Medallist||Toni West||Elsa O’Brien Family|
|McMicking Plate||Wendy Parker||Nancy McMicking Family|
|Nancy Sperling 4BBB Par||Marea Maher & Karen Orford||Nancy Sperling|
|Lois Cameron Memorial||Bec Thomas & Sue Woods||Rod Cameron Est|
|Cashin Trophy – Match play||Anna de Bondt||Mavis Zenner Family|
|G & P West Mixed Canadian Foursomes||Else & Tony Gedye
|B & Gibson American Foursomes||Bec Thomas & Kate Dwyer||B & A Gibson|
|R & M Hodges 4BBB Mixed||Glenn Marsham & Rebecca Wilson||Blair Hodges|
We also congratulate all the Men’s award winners and in particular the A Grade Champion and Men’s Club Champion, Tom Sorrell.
|2016 Club Champion
& A grade winner
|CC – B Grade Champion||LGC||Nathan Wardle|
|CC – C Grade Champion||LGC||Kevin Castwood|
|CC – D Grade Champion||LGC||Hugh Goodman|
|CC – Senior Champion
|CC – Junior Champion
|CC – R.E. Cameron Trophy||RE Cameron Trust||Tom Sorrell|
|Hyland Cup||LGC||Barry Stevens|
|Zenner Family||Colin Bear|
|A.E. Edney 4BBB Par
|Alan Edney||Geoffrey Tyson & Greg Welsford|
|Owen McMicking Plate||Colin McMicking||
|Tom Welsford Memorial Trophy||Welsford Family
– Shirley and Frank
|Leroy Sharrock & Bryan Sword|
||Mary McCaughan||Jason Dennerley & Leroy Sharrock|
||Mary McCaughan||Ian Murchie & Andy Bassett|
|Elizabeth & Anthony Gedye|
|Vern Pease Ambrose Fours||Daryl Pease
|Michael, Ryan & Lachlie Thomas & Rod Brown|
|Bob Pattinson Memorial Shield||Nancy Pattinson||Ryan Thomas|
|John Westaway Shield||Westaway Family||Michael and Ryan Thomas|
|John Westaway Shield||Westaway Family||Rodney Hopcraft & Geoffrey Tyson|
|Tuesday Championship||LGC||Michael Thomas|
|Mark Edwards Thursday Championship||LGC||John McLennan|
The Men’s Pennant sides competed in the South Gippsland District Golf Association Pennant Competition in 2016 and had great success winning Divisions 2, Division 3 and Division 4 flags in very tight final games.
Although Pennant is a Team event, clearly there were some very good individual players whom performed well each week. The outstanding Men’s pennant player of 2016 was Brendan Simon
The BJS Insurance Top Gun Shoot Out was held in November and Ian Murchie outlasted six chip off’s to win his first Top Gun title after seventeen contenders fell by the wayside and before beating Geoff Maher on the 18th hole. Frank Gill holds this year’s Pop Gun title after being first out of the shootout, losing a chip off on the 1st hole.
Of course all of these events were extremely well covered in the local papers and we thank our No. 1 news hound, Bryan McCorkell for his continued support in filing stories with the local press.