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REMINDER – Footjoy Rep Visits Yea Golf Club tomorrow!

A reminder that the Footjoy representative will be at the clubrooms of ‘Royal’ Yea Golf Club tomorrow (Wednesday 16 August) irrespective of the weather so, if it’s too wet/cold for you to enjoy a round of golf please come along for lunch.

Footjoy are best known for their terrific Golf Shoes, but they also have a great range of clothing apparel and golf accessories.

Now here’s an idea ….Father’s day isn’t far off (Hint: for all those kids looking for a pressie for their golfing old man!)

Members are requested to bring something to share, enjoy a BBQ snag and get yourself a nice new pair of Footjoy shoes for the coming spring/summer. Even get two to finish off the winter if your current pair is starting to leak.

If working tomorrow you are still welcome to pop out for a short while to see the display. Get yourself a great discount and also help the Club make a small profit for the day.

Budding golfers and Members from neighbouring clubs are all invited to come along too and pick up a bargain.


Sam Wright hits form

A field of twenty players competed in a par round on Saturday.  Sammy Wright(20) with a +2 was a clear winner.  The course was in brilliant condition after the recent rain.  Second was John Tanner(19) with -1.  Third with -2 was President Greg Clements(14) with -2 and fourth was Bruce Kindred (30) with -3.  There was no NTP on the 11th and the Club Award was won by Rick Wills.


Club Award winner Rick Wills

Can you help?..more volunteer caterers

‘Royal’ Yea Golf Club’s ability to keep its annual membership fees low year after year is primarily dependent on it’s many volunteers…..and I would like to offer all Members and partners an opportunity to join in, have some fun and share the load.

With winter coming to an end, weeds to spray, plantings to be done,  sprinklers to find, greens to sand, grass to mow or whipper snip we would like more Men to take on a task or two.

A small band of our ladies do a fine job catering for Rotary, while othets help out keeping the Clubrooms clean, maintaining the gardens around our tees etc. ….but again, the tasks needed to keep our Course and clubrooms in tip top order become more like jobs unless they are shared between more members.

All Members and partners are invited to make an offer and take on a role that lightens the load on their fellow members. It can be as big or small as you have time for……but rest assured, it will be appreciated!

Some tasks like approaching local businesses and seeking out sponsors for our Tee signs, helping to get results up on the Club’s website, or just helping fill out the results at completion of play dont even involve getting one’s hand dirty and can be done at the game or from home.

Give it a try……volunteering is fun, gives back more than it takes…and is what our great Club is built on. If you aren’t giving your not getting the most from your membership!

The views expressed above are mine, …. not the Club’s Executive (although Im sure they’d agree) and I accept full responsibility for them.

Good golfing!

Russ Wealands – Web Administrator


Spagnolo on a Roll

Michael Spagnolo continued his run of good form on Wednesday to win the daily stable ford competition. His 34 points made him a clear winner from Jeff Aurisch on 30. Peter Johnston was next on 29 and Billy Dredge took the Club Award on 21. No-one secure the NTP

Spagnolo on Par

There were 14 men players contesting a par event on Saturday at Royal Yea.  Michael Spagnolo  playing off a single  figure handicap of 9, scored -1 to win from Alan Pell(10) and Neil Peterson(13) on CB.  Michael was also nearest the pin on the 11th hole.  Malcolm Bett won the Club Award on CB from he.  He didn’t have a good golfing day but not to be outdone, won the super draw for chook lotto!

New member Christine Simmons playing her second round at Yea won the ladies event.  Many thanks to Miranda and Rob Gill who stepped in at the last minute to cater for Rotary on Thursday night.  Another example of the great workers we have at Yea Golf Club.


Strong Start by the Men

The 1st round of the 3 week, winter gender challenge started at Yea Golf Club on Wednesday. Unfortunately for the ladies, with quite a few away, their numbers were down and the men dominated the results, albeit with some very good scores. Mick Spagnolo was the winner with an excellent 39 points from Martin Lowe on 38, Jeff Moss 33 and a number of players on 32. Vicky Butler, fresh from her Italian sojourn, was best for the women with 30 points. No-one was nearest the pin. The club was pleased to welcome new member Christine Simmons for her first round. The battle continues over the next 2 weeks culminating with a Christmas in July lunch on the 19th.

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.