Bruce MacPhee, environmental agronomist with the Australian Golf Course Superintendents Association Couch has kindly placed a call to its members to provide couch sprigs for the Yea Golf Club. Bob Glenister is pursuing this in our behalf. The article in the recent AGCSA NEWSLETTER follows
The AGCSA has been contacted by Yea Golf Club (Vic) this week to help assist them source some couchgrass sprigs for a fairway conversion project. The club, which is located just under two hours north east of Melbourne, relies solely on volunteers to maintain the course and is about to undertake a project to convert its cool-season fairways to warm-season.
The AGCSA is putting the call out to other clubs in Victoria to see if they can assist by providing couchgrass sprigs/scarifyings (Santa Ana is the preferred variety) around the start of November. If your club is able to assist, please contact AGCSA senior agronomist Bruce Macphee on (03) 9548 8600 or email email@example.com.
Bruce has a possibility of sprigs bring sourced from Kingston Heath G C.
Then….all we need is a broader band of club members to join in and do the preparation and sowing of a couple of fairways!
Go Royal Yea GC!
On a typical spring day on Saturday, a field of 13 men competed in a stableford competition. Cold bursts of rain were matched with sunny spells to find the course playing very well.
Winner of the day was veteran Bruce Kindred (30) with 34 points from Alan Pell (12) with 33. Third on CB with 31 was Bill Dredge (22) from Peter Johnston (16). President Greg Clements took out the NTP on the 14th and Ivor Brayley took out the Club Award.
Next Saturday because Yea Golf Course will be closed due to the Garden Expo, it has been suggested that we go to Strathbogie to play on Saturday. Either be there by 12:00 or at the Yea footy ground at 10.45 for a ride.
Thirteeen men competed on Wednesday in an individual par event as well as a 4 Ball Par event. Weather was typical spring, with sunshine broken by short bursts of rain!
Winner of the individual event was Jeff Aurisch (16) with -2 on CB from Bill Dredge (22). Jeff and Martin Lowe (16) had +4 to win from Bill and Carl Maffei (25) with +3 in the team event.
Club Captain Gary Pollard (9) was unable to lift himself after Geelong’s loss on the weekend and secured the Club Award with a -10. Gary’s 4 ball partner Bob Glenister stated that unless Geelong find a way to beat Sydney, it could be a dismal spring for Gary!
Alan Pell(12) won the Monthly Medal on Saturday with a nett 73 on CB from Neil Peterson(14). Brian Simmons(9) was third with 75 and fourth was Bruce Kindred(30) fourth on CB from Jonathon Fisher(15) on 76. Sixteen players contested the day which saw the course in excellent condition.
Neil Peterson won the putting with 26 putts, while Alan won NTP on the 11th. Ivor Brayley won the Club Award.
With bitter wind howling and ice cold temperatures only 14 players ventured out to compete in Wednesday’s Competition.
Mick Spagnolo (32 Pts) was best for the Men while Russ Wealands, spurred on from his recent Club Awards, carded a creditable 30 Pts to be Runner up pipping Bob Glenister on countback.
Vicki Clements won the Silver Spoon play off with net 78 from Miranda Gill and Karen Sangster. Vicki now goes on to compete in the final at Eastern GC in November.
Seven players competed for the Monthly Medal. Adrianne won with net 72 and also won the putting with 28 putts. Miranda was NTP on the 14th.
Yea Golf Club’s Annual Corporate and Trades event is coming up once again on Friday October 27th. Elders Yea has agreed to be a major sponsor again this year, ably supported by Davis Sanders Homes. Local rural contractor DindiAg has also come on board to sponsor an event on the day.
It’s time to get you Ambrose team of 3 together and come to join in a great day. Booking and enquiries to Gary Pollard on 0410773241 or firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a link below for the event flyer
Saturday saw the second mixed event of the week with a 4 ball aggregate competition. Winners on the day were Vicki Clements 37 points and Neil Peterson with 35 (total 72).
Second were Christine Simmons and Jeff Aurisch with (63). Winners of the men’s aggregate were Brian Simmons 40 points and Bruce Kindred with 68 points.
Ball winners on the day went to Brian Simmons and Ivor Brayley 62), Russell Akers and Peter Johnston (61), Rick Wills and Alan Pell (60) and Marianne Peterson and Michael Spagnolo (59). Brian Simmons also won NTP on the second.
Trevor Connell and Marge Wright took out the Club Award
23 players joined in our mixed two person Ambrose event on Wednesday to raise funds for Cancer Research. After a draw for partners, players enjoyed both sun and rain throughout the 18 holes. Winning pair for the day was Bob Glenister and Chris Simmons from runners-up Mick Spagnolo and Di Holdsworth. Nearest the pins – 2nd – Chris Simmons (and a birdie), 14th – Di Elliot, 18th – Martin Lowe.
Everyone enjoyed lunch together and along with raffle and donations we raised $288. Thanks to all who contributed to a fun day.
Michael Spagnolo (9) with a fine 78 off the stick won the Monthly Medal Saturday with a nett 69. Second was Neil Peterson (15) with a nett 70. Third was Captain Gary Pollard with a nett 72. Brian Simmons was the winner of the 54 hole event and Trevor Connell was the Club Award winner.
Neil Peterson won the putting with 24 putts, from Rick Wills and Martin Lowe both on 25.
The Men’s Dalhousie Tournament was held at Seymour Sunday. Yea’s only win was Alan winning the last 9 in B Grade with a 41.