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Adelaide Trip Success

Pelly’s budget tours saw 3 Yea golfers head to Adelaide midweek.  Sam Wright, Alan Pell and Jeff Aurisch flew to town and played golf at North Adelaide, Blackwood and Stirling golf clubs over three days.  Greens were fast and the ground had more bounce than Royal Yea as well as bunkers!!!  Sam won on day one and Alan on CB from Jeff on day two. Total scores  were all tied after 45 holes with Alan finally getting home by 5 points overall.

Jeff, Alan and Sam at North Adelaide

Blackwood GC

Staying at the Adelaide Inn in North Adelaide and travelling first class on Tiger Airways ( always looking for sponsorship) the boys hired a car from East Coast Rentals which included  travelling to the Adelaide Hills for golf on the last two days.

Stirling GC

The boys accompanied Pelly to the football on Thursday night against the Power.  Suggestion for next year’s trip may be to Brisbane; the only team the Hawks might beat!

Rob O’Halloran Wins Stableford

Royal Yea saw 13 men compete for the second round of the NJ Murray Trophy on Saturday.  Winner of the day was Robert O’Halloran(16) with 38 stableford points.  Runner-up was Greg Clements1(14) with 37, while new member Brian SImmons(12) was third on CB with 36 points, from Michael Spagnolo(10) and Alan Pell(10).

Rob O’Halloran

Nearest the Pin on the 18th was Sam Wright and the Club Award was won by Malcolm Bett.

Winner of the NJ Murray Trophy was Michael Spagnolo with 78 points from Rob O’Halloran with 73 points and Brian Simmons 72.

Spagnolo Hits his Best

Michael Spagnolo

Michael Spagnolo(11) with a brilliant 75 off the stick blitzed the field to record 42 stableford points on Saturday.  It was his finest round played at Yea.  There were 15 men competing in the first round of the N.J. Murray Trophy at Royal Yea.

Second with 36 points was new comer Brian Simmons(13). With 36 points followed by Rob O’Halloran(16) with 35.  NTP on the 14 th was Michael and Peter Keast secured the Club Award.

Bob Glenister Prevails

Royal Yea Golf Course with a field of 12 men on Wednesday, started play at 8:30am with no fog!  Bob Glenister (7) with a nett 73 won the day on CB from Rob O’Halloran (17).  Rob won the putting competition with a astounding 24 putts and also claimed the NTP on the 14th.  Bill Dredge fought hard and narrowly won the Club Award.

Allan Thatcher and Bob Glenister

Good to see new member Allan Thatcher amongst the group on Wednesday.

Bruce in the woods?

Bruce Kindred had his ups and downs on the day but his par on the long  par 4 17th was highlighted by a great putt.

Kindred’s Boys Runner-Ups

Players line up for the Presidents Cup

Yea hosted the Dalhousie Vets president’s Cup on Thursday.  Their were 80 golfers participating in the 3 person Ambrose Event.  Despite the early fog conditions were good with many compliments from visitors on the course condition.

Winners from Seymour were Phil Jarvis and friends with a nett 57 (63 off the stick).  Runnera-Up with a nett 59 2/3 (69 stick) were Yea members of Bruce Kindred, Russell Wealands and Alan Pell.

The Club received  close to $1400 from the day thru golf fees, bar and raffle, before expenses. Many thanks to Mary-fran, Lorraine, Sue and Myrna in the kitchen, as well as Jeff Aurisch with the paper work, who worked tirelessly.

Busy week/s continue at Yea Golf Club

Saturday – 6 May

Playing off a handicap of 10, Alan Pell and Russ Wealands, off a burgeoning 18 handicap provided further proof that, after a decade of Hawthorn’s AFL dominance these two Hawk supporters  have turned their attention to improving their golf game this footy season!

Yes, they returned the best two scores in Saturday’s 18 Hole Stableford event, with Al carding 37pts (23 Putts can you believe that?) and Russ 35. Mick Spagnolo, the third playing member was  third with 34 points. None of the 12 players managed to hit the green on the 2nd Hole.


The Men’s final pennant round is at Eildon today. While unlikely to make the final even if we win this round, the Club has fielded teams.

The Ladies Pennant is being hosted by the Yea Ladies tomorrow.

Thanks to all who have represented our Club and/or helped with catering and preparing the course – it looks fantastic!


Yea GC host the Presidents Cup, a 3 person Event of the Dalhousie District Vets this Thursday. WIth an anticipated field of some 50-60 players …….the Yea Golf Club is, and has been well used!


That’s Two in a Row for Yea Golf Ladies!

Dewy Mornings at Royal Yea are beautiful

2017 Ladies Yea Bowl Results

The Club was thrilled to host 55 players from 17 Clubs today on a sunny Yea day, after a brief, yet beautiful frosty start.

Each player enjoyed 18 holes of stableford golf followed by a delicious lunch.

Yea Bowl 2017 Winning Team
Adrianne Anglin, Vicky Clements and Di Elliott

Winners of the Bowl, for the second year in a row were the Yea Team comprising Vicki Clements – 34, Adrianne Anglin – 33, Di Elliot – 32 with a total Team score of 99 points.

A Grade winner with 35 points was Alma Fonda-Russell from Yarrambat Park GC.

B Grade was won by Judy Pearson from Alexandra with 34 points.

53 Ladies thoroughly enjoyed the golf, a sumptuous lunch and social chat

….and this was leftovers?

C grade prize went to Karen Sangster from Yea with 32 points.

Nearest the Pins:

2nd – Sue Mc Call from Seymour.

14th – Di Elliot from Yea.

18th – Susan Inness from Broadford.

Teams Event with 100 points was won by Millie Cumming – Mansfield, Vicki Clements – Yea and Kerry Peterson – Gisborne.

Thanks to all involved for making it such an enjoyable day.

Five Men went into the Fog and Missed (pun)

A small field of 6 hardy Men teed off in the fog this morning for today’s Stableford event. Others chose to stay warm in bed, pay excessive amounts for weak black tea in Italy, prefer the warmth of the classroom or are simply away seeking warmth up north …. or even one member chose to stay home gathering strength to blow out the 65 candles on his Birthday Cake! (Happy Birthday Peter Johnston.

Mick Spagnolo showed the others the way consistently driving the ball down the centre (unlike the Bombers Joe Daniher) with a fine 35pts. Rob O’Halloran with 31 Pts was runner Up while Bruce Kindred, despite strong opposition was the Club Award recipient.

Our pet Member, ‘Wombat’ is slowly returning to the field …. seeing out 11 holes before succumbing to exhaustion. Its great to have him back though

With the course in tiptop condition after all the rain (and mowing that followed) an excellent field of 53 Ladies are due to hit the course tomorrow morning. Teams of 3 players, representing 17 Golf Clubs from as far away as Yarrawonga and Gisborne will be doing their best to be winners of the sought after ‘Yea Bowl’.

Congrats to the event organisers, especially Ladies Captain Jan Wealands who has done a great job once again.

Vicki and Greg Clements take out the Baynes Trophy

Barb Fisher presents the family trophy to Vicki and Greg Glements

Vicki & Greg Clements returned an excellent net score of 64.5 to comfortably take out the Jack & Edna Baynes Memorial trophy from in today’s Mixed Canadian Foursomes – being played in its 31st year.

The Baynes Family were well represented with Barb Fisher and her brother Murray Baynes teaming up with 12 other teams for a most enjoyable day following the good rains. With the newly scarified and sanded Greens running a tad slow, and the damp grassed fairways playing shorter, the course provided some challenges ….but played extremely well.

Wayne, Murray Baynes, Barb Fisher and Kay Baynes

Carl Maffei and Susie Huggins were runners up on countback from Mick Spagnolo & Di Elliot both with a net scores of 67.5.  

It was great to have Life Members Myrna Patterson and Betty Berkery in attendance

Wednesday 5 April – Golf results

Fresh back from a week’s golf and socialising at Merimbula, Russ Wealands (35pts) led in a good field of 11 men to win today’s Stableford round. Bob Glenister also had 35pts but, unfortunately for him scored 21 of his points on the front nine, thereby coming runner up. Johnathon Fisher was NTP on the 2nd. 

Vicky Butler (also fresh back from the trials and tribulations of Merimbula) and Karen Sangster carded excellent rounds in the Ladies Stroke event with nett 69’s – with Karen winning this time on countback. With this win, Karen won the Trifecta – the Monthly Medal round, the first round of the Silver Spoon.

Miranda Gill  was NTP and also the winner of the Putting competition using it just 22 times!