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9th Green re-opens.

This update is made in particular, for our city based members who have not as yet had the opportunity of getting down to our wonderful Leongatha Course in recent months, due to the Covid lockdown.

Saturday 3rd October saw the opening of the re-developed 9th green for play. Whilst it blew a gale, a score of 45 points was able to be made, so the course is not playing too badly.

The surface of the 9th presents as quite firm and the young turf is still settling in and continues to thicken. Currently the green is cut at a height of 5 mm where as the other greens are cut at a height of 4 mm. The slope of the green from back to front, has been reduced and now has a more friendly fall of between 2 and 3 degrees across the whole surface.  The playing area of this green is larger than the previous green and the back of the green has been re-shaped and has a more gentle run off.  I suspect, even on the hottest, windiest days, you may have a better chance of chipping on from off the back, and your ball remaining on the green. The green is also recovering quickly from the heavy rains we have been receiving recently.




I played on Tuesday and really enjoyed my (two) putts on the new 9th.  The friendly pin setting in the middle of the green wasn’t too challenging although I am sure it won’t take long before we are tested out with some selective pin placements.








The concensus so far from other players I have spoken to, including Maryanne, Deb and Anne,  is “Good job”  Dylan and Denis, a great improvement over the original green.



















The opening of the green also coincides with the engagemnet of two new groundstaff with qualified green keeper Joel Kent (ex Settlers Run GC) starting last Monday and new apprentice, Ethan Lamens who has been doing 1 day a week work experience at LGC  for the past year, now coming on board as a full time apprentice.

New Staff - Ethan and Joel

If you see the boys around (and can recognise them with their Covid masks on) please give them a warm welcome.

So for all those who haven’t played at LGC in recent months, the Course is only getting better and we can’t wait to have you all back on the tee.


Vale George Hines

On behalf of all past and present members of Leongatha Golf Club we extend our sympathies to the family of our past member, George Hines, who passed away recently.

George joined the Club in 1988 and was a prominent and popular member for many years.

Vale Bruce Gibson

It is with regret that we announce the passing of long-time member, Bruce Gibson. Bruce passed away on Wednesday after brief illness.

A thorough gentleman, Bruce was a member of our club for nearly 30 years and during that time he and his wife Anne have been generous sponsors of it. Had it not been for the shutdown of golfing at present, the annual B & A Gibson American Foursomes Stableford event would have featured in the women’s April calendar of events.

The Club would like to extend our sincere condolences to Anne and family for your loss.


The Board of Leongatha Golf Club  have decided that in light of the continued rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus throughout Victoria, we can no longer keep the club open for either our members or the public. As a result, THE COURSE, CLUBHOUSE AND PRACTICE FACILITIES WILL BE CLOSED FROM 25TH MARCH FOR ALL GOLFERS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.


We thank you for your understanding in making this decision, we have your health and safety, and the health and safety of our staff  at the forefront of our minds. We look forward to the day when we can announce the  recommencement of golf at our beautiful course. Stay safe, and please abide by the directions the Government is giving regarding isolation etc. This is serious, and we want to all of you to return.



Stableford – March 19

A big field of 80 players enjoyed perfect conditions for some hot scoring.

The man we know as Hoots, John McInnes, was the hero of the day with a hole in one on the 14th hole.  Congratulations John, top shot.  John becomes our 5th hole in one hero this year.

Tony Gedye won the day’s event with a very hot 39 points knocking off Ian Barlow on a countback.   Ian had to be satisfied with his $30 prize as the B grade winner.  Peter Buttinger and Allan Edney were our C and D grade winners with 38 points each.

Click here to view all the prize winning players and their scores

Stableford – March 17

Thank you to all of you for embracing our new COVID19 response of having a rolling start for our game today (and for the foreseeable future)

We have made a few other COVID19 changes with cards now being pre-printed and feed through the computer by one person only.  Nearest the Pin, which involves a manual check of all cards, has also been put on hold for now and replaced with extra Down the Line balls.

Both President Peter and Captain Col had quite a few members approach us to say thanks for taking prompt action in the way we do things in response to the COVID19 pandemic.

Regards today, congratulations to David Child on winning today’s event.  David – make sure you let the family know that you won today and that you are in tip top shape.

A mention to Ken Smirk who is the Round 5 Super League prize winner following his outstanding 42 points last week.  Ken – you’ll have to just pick up your voucher from the counter now that we have no presentations and a chance to laud your praises.

Good hitting and good health to all as we weather this current hardship.

 Today’s results attached for your viewing pleasure.


Stroke – March 3

Being the first Tuesday of Autumn, today was the first round of the Four Seasons Medal with future rounds to be played on the first Tuesdays of Winter, Spring and Summer.

A special thanks to Peter Brownlie and his mates from Box Hill Golf Club who joined us today to help make up a bumper field of 90.

The hottest golfer today was Ian Barlow, from B grade,  who shot a handy 67 nett to take today’s big prize.

Grade winners were Winton Knop (A grade) 68 nett, Allan Edney (C grade) 72 nett and Frank Smedley (D grade) 69 nett.

Click here to check out all today’s winners

Saturday Stableford- February 29

In a once every four years event, 71 players hit off in the February 29 shotgun start.

The women’s event was won by Ashleigh Hutton in A grade with 37 points and B grade by Maryanne Gartner with 31 points

The men’s event was won in C grade by Thomas Warby with 39 points.  Michael Thomas’s 37 points earned him the A grade prize and Frank Gill’s lovely putt to finish wom him the B grade prize on 37 points, on a countback.

Click here to view all today’s women’s results and

Click here to view all today’s men’s results


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