• Men’s Mansfield Golf Report – Week ending March 26th

  • A BIG congratulations to Beau Purcell on winning the Horns-Up Sponsored March Monthly Medal on Saturday.

    A quick quote for this week-

    The moment the average golfer attempts to play from long grass or a bunker or from a difficult lie of any kind, he becomes a digger instead of a swinger”.  – Bobby Jones

    Tuesday was a stableford event with a field of 11 players fronting the starter owing to the inclement weather.

    The winner was Michael Aistrope (11) with a 40 points. Runner Up was Steve McMahon (5) with 39 points. Ball rundown went to 32 points.

    Nearest the pin went to Michael Aistrope on the 3rd, Steve McMahon on the 16th.

    Neil Walker hits one down the middle

    The daylight saving Wednesday 9 hole competition is still running with 25 golfers attending for a Stableford event on the front nine. The winners for the day were J. Herridge with 25 points from O. Shaw with 20 points, G. Brown and t. Jones both with 19 points. As this Wednesday is the last for this summer, please ensure you attend and enjoy the last of the daylight savings event for the season.

    On Thursday we had a good field of 53 players front the starter for the regular Stableford event. The Gold Event had five contestants.

    The Division 1 winner was Brian Russell (16) with a great score of 44 points with Rob Healy (15) the runner up with 41 points. The winner of Division 2 was Vin Smith (25) also with a great score of 43 points from Peter Dolling (20) with 40 points. Ball run down went to 36 points. Nearest the on the 7th was Brad Grant, 9th was Steve McMahon, 12th was Rob Fankhauser and the 16th Warren Shepherd. Keith Murphy collected the pro pin on the 3rd, and the nearest the pin 2nd shot on 18 was won by Geoff Payne. Second shot on the 10th went to Phil Conway. A new event called the Super Holes, now takes over from the Hidden Holes. This week the Super Holes were won by Bill Taylor for Holes 16 – 18 and Peter Baddeley for holes 7 – 10. Rabbits for this week are Charlie Heath (again) and Geoff Brown.

    The Gold Course winner was Peter Healy (32) with a great 43 points from Graham Smith (29) with 38 points.


    Weekend Results

    Saturday saw the March Monthly Medal sponsored by the “Horns Up” golfers being contested.

    With a field of 55 players competing, once again some fantastic scores have been returned.

    The winner of Division 1 was Brandon Kay (3) with a brilliant nett 68 (71 off the stick) and the runner up was Bill Parsons (15) with a nett 69.

    Division 2 and medal winner was Beau Purcell (25) with a great nett 65 from Ross Brown (22) with a nett 72.

    Ball rundown went nett 76 on a countback. Nearest the pins were on the 7th Kane Blunt, 9th Paul Richardson, 12th Dion Sheahan and the 16th Tony Cooksey. The Pro Pin on the 3rd was won by Rod Sargent and Bill Parsons won 2nd shot on the first hole. David Octigan took out 2nd shot on the tenth hole, David Smithwick won 2nd shot on the seventeenth hole. Best score Holes 1 – 5 for Division 1 was Brandon Kay, and for Division 2 was Aaron Sargent. Brandon Kay also took out the JD Perks scratch for March.


    On Friday Jarrod Heath and Brad Grant contested the final of the J.D. Neely singles matchplay. Jarrod came out the winner with a 6/5 victory.


    On Sunday the Men’s Handicap Pennant team had a loss against Rutherglen at Benalla 3 and 2.

    A quick tip for this week: Practicing with a short, lofted club encourages better posture and cleaner ball striking. Everybody gains confidence in seeing a nice high ball flight. Too little loft encourages golfers too use a destructive scooping action to get the ball upwards.

    Upcoming events:-

    Saturday April 1 – 4BBB Stableford, combined with the Parsons Father and Son and Family golf events.

    Saturday April 8 – KJ Evans Men’s and Ladies 27 Hole Foursomes.


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