Strathmerton golf

By Cobram Courier

After merging the men’s and women’s clubs, Strathmerton Golf Club is looking to launch its midweek and weekend competitions beforeEaster.

Club president Michael Cleary said the amalgamation meant more resources and a stronger club, with the nine-hole course starting next month.

The course will be open until September with holes ranging from par three to par five with sandscrape greens.

There are two weekly competitions — a mid-week competition on Thursdays from 9am and the weekend competition on Sundays from 10am — and both have weekly prizes and annual trophies on offer.

The club’s opening day for the weekend competition is Sunday, April 7, which organisers said would be a fun day with a nine-hole two-person ambrose.

A barbecue lunch will follow play and club sponsors are invited to join in the day.

The mid-week competition starts on Thursday, April 11, also with a two-person ambrose competition with lunch to follow.

All players are welcome to both events and potential members are invited to join.

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Tuesday, March 12, veterans’ four-ball best-ball stableford, old course

Winners: Kevin Ansell (28) and Ray Findlay (17) 49 points; runners-up: Paul Ryan (18) and Reg Miller (13) 47 points.

Nearest the pin: eighth — Ross Lacy; 12th — Colin Rankin; 17th — Dennis Stephens. Balls down the line to 42 points.

Wednesday, women’s stroke monthly medal, west course

Medal: Pam Power. A-grade: Margaret R Wallace (18) nett 75; B-grade: Helen Barclay (25) nett 74; C-grade: Pam Power (39) nett 64.

Balls down the line to nett 78.

Thursday, stableford, old course

A-grade: Ross Percy (3) 38 points; B-grade: Ivan Fox (16) 39 points c/b; C-grade: Mick Pearce (23) 39 points.

Nearest the pin: sixth — Ross Percy; eighth — Scott Saunders; 12th — Lyle Herrick; 17th — Russell Jappe. Balls down the line to 34 points.

Women: Sue Herbison (31) 37 points. Nearest the pin: eighth — Steffi Vogel; 17th — Steffi Vogel. Balls down the line to 32 points.

Saturday, men’s and women’s stableford, old course

Men: A-grade: Greg Cox (7) 39 points; B-grade: Rob Dishon (17) 41 points; C-grade: Gary Baldwin (22) 39 points.

Nearest the pin: sixth — Neil Pettitt; eighth — Joe Hrdina; 12th — Dom Coppola; 17th — Luke Clarke. Pro pin: Joe Hrdina. Balls down the line to 33 points.

Women: Margaret Wallace (18) 37. Nearest the pin: eighth — Maxine Sadler; 17th — Bev Willis. Balls down the line to 32 points.

Sunday, slomen, front nine, west course

Sponsored by club captain. Winners: A-grade: R McDiarmid (6) nett 36; B-grade: W Magee (14) nett 41. Balls to 39.

Nearest the pin: fifth — Tim Nolan; eighth — R McDiarmid. Long drive: T Nolan. NAGA: J Dobbie.

Next week: back nine, old course.