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Leongatha Golf Club -Course Update – April 2020

Although our Leongatha Golf Course has been closed to members and visitors for playing golf, work that was commenced some time ago by Dylan and his team, on the removal of encroaching couch grass from the greens, has been steadily progressing with the assistance of a number of volunteers, led by Peter Seth.Although our Leongatha Golf Course has been closed to members and visitors for playing golf, work that was commenced some time ago by Dylan and his team, on the removal of encroaching couch grass from the greens, has been steadily progressing with the assistance of a number of volunteers, led by Peter Seth.

To date, the works included removing a grass verge collar 2.1 metres wide from around the green and cutting out areas of couch that had encroached into each of the greens.  This was done to a depth of 100 mls, then filled with a blended sand mixture before being compacted.

Turf from the new fescue nursery was cut and rolled then palleted to each green, and laid around the green to form a fescue collar (7) seven rolls or 2.1m wide. 

Bentgrass turf was also needed to replace the greens turf which had been removed from each. Planning at our Greens Committee meeting in November 2019, had committed us to reduce the slope on the 9th green at this time, so the process of finishing off each green with turf from the 9th green was started and was well underway before the COVID-19 situation exploded, and the Course shut. As a consequence, this work left us with the 9th green devoid of turf.  The surface area of the 9th green had provided only just enough turf to repair all of the other greens. Work on the 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th and 18th greens has now been completed.

The fescue and bentgrasses are knitting in well and time will see these greens come back better than ever. Some greens are slightly larger, which gives Denis even more tricky pin placements to test us with.

As COVID-19  ramped up, a decision was made to complete renovations on the 9th green, in house. After Dylan and the boys had cleared the green and surround of all remnant turf on Wednesday,  yesterday local contractor Darren Harris became available at short notice.

Darren is well regarded in golf course circles, for his skill with his Terex, and in particular his skills when shaping greens. He also has had a long association with LGC dating back around 2008.  Darren has completed many projects over that time, including work on the practice putting green and a number of tees, just to mention just a few.

The topsoil and thatch were removed off the 9th green and under Dylan’s guidance, Darren reshaped the green so it has a 3 degree fall from back to front.

The green is far from completed but from this position, Dylan and Denis are well placed to be able to finish the project with minimal cost. All things being equal Dylan is aiming to have the final shaping of the green, irrigation work and seeding completed in the next couple of weeks, providing we have some good weather and subject to COVID-19 impacts.

Mother nature will then hopefully do the rest. It will certainly give playing the course an extra boost.  I can’t wait.

 

3 finishing the 12th green 2 Fescue Nursery

 

 

4 Scalping turf off the 9th

 

5 Darren Harris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 setting levels

 

 

 

6 Removing the 9th

 

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Tuesday Hi Lo Stableford

We had 17 groups playing in today’s Hi Lo Stableford competition. The winners on the day were the defending champion team of Greg Ellt, Colin Bear, Garry Friend and Peter Walsh with a score of 69 points. Runners up were the two teams of Don Smith, Allen Edney, Brad O’Brien and Warren Dummett as well as Fred DeBondt, Fred DeBono, Ted Bruinewoud and Ed Poole on 68 points.

Best Score outside the winning group was Don Smith with 38 points

Nearest the Pin on the 16th was Brad O’Brien 2.82m

 

Lois Cameron Canadian Foursomes Wednesday September 11th

Seventeen pairs competed in the Lois Cameron Canadian Foursomes Board event today. The winning combination were Liz Hodge and Bronwyn Debenham with a nett 79.5. Runners up, with 81.875 were Karen Bear and Wendy Parker. These players will now compete in a match play foursomes before October 27th. Thank you  to Sue Woods for the raffle donation.

INVY ESPY HOTEL 2019 SUPER LEAGUE

  Invy Espy Hotel Super League Round Seven (7) & Final Home & Away Results

  As we say in golf, it’s not over until the 19th hole.

  As expected some teams rose to the occasion and there was plenty of movement amongst the top five teams.

  Possums 9 point win over Wombats moved them from 3rd place to 2nd on the ladder and in doing so dropped Wombats from ladder leaders to 3rd on the ladder.

Rosellas 8 point win over Kangaroos saw them end the season on top of the ladder, and at the same time knocking Kangaroos out of the top four.

Kookaburras 5 point win over Echidnas  moved them from 5th into the top four to play off in the semi final against Rosellas.

  Round 7 ‘ROD BROWN’ Best & Fairest Winner was Wendy Parker with 39 Points  “Well Done Wendy”

BELOW IS THE TEAM PLAY OFF’S FOR THE SEMI FINALS THAT WILL RUN FROM SUNDAY 21st APRIL UNTIL SATURDAY 4th MAY

Rosellas (1st) Vs Kookaburras (4th)          &             Possums (2nd) Vs Wombats (3rd)

 

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Gary was another Happy Rod Brown Best & Fairest Winner.

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Marea Maher with her Rod Brown.. Invy Espy Hotel Best & Fairest Voucher.

Nine & Dine Golf

Tonight saw a good field of 30 players enjoy our Nine & Dine competition

A-Grade winner: Andy Basset with a  great score of 23 points

B-Grade winner: Phil Baron also with a great score of 23 points

NTP 16: Peter Hart with 4m

 

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Bad luck to Jason Dennerly who missed out on the Members Draw tonight.

Wednesday Stableford January 8

Today we had 54 players in our Stableford event

 

A-Grade Winner: Craig Hams with 38 points

B-Grade Winner: Colleen Touzel with 38 points

C-Grade Winner: Jean Chaplin with 37 points

14th NTP: Rebecca Thomas with 1.6m

16th NTP: Rebecca Thomas with 3.1m

 

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Guest Day Satbleford Saturday September 23

Today we had a great field of 89 players take to the course in our Guest Day. The field enjoyed perfect golf weather and we had some great scores that showed it. A-Grade was taken out by Bruce Hutton with 37 points. B-Grades winner was Peter Brownlie on 33 points. C-Grades winner was one of our new members, congratulations to Garry Rotteveel on his first win at the club with a score of 36 points. But the best score of the day went to Stuart Harry with 38 points. Congratulations to all of today’s winners.

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2017 Junior Leongatha Open

Junior Event SAJG

 

Winners from the 2017 Junior Leongatha Open.

Conditions were the opposite from yesterday’s cold and windy day as players basked in a magnificent sunshine with only the slightest breeze to mention. The temperature was steady as it reached into the high teens. Drying out the course from the deluge that fell night before and the days leading up to the weekend.

Toby Walker took home the overall boys winner by three shots after firing rounds of 74 & 76.

Chelsea Dunne from Latrobe took home the overall girls title.

To View all winners please click on the link below.

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