One of the great things about golf is that anyone can play with anyone. It does not matter if you are male, female, young, old, experienced or a raw beginner, the handicap system puts everyone on a level footing.
This Sunday the Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club held a 4 person Mixed Ambrose event.
Ambrose is a fun game where everyone hits off the tea and the best balls is chosen.
Everyone picks up their ball and places it within a club length of the best ball and everyone hits again. This continues until the balls is holed.
A minimum of 3 drives are normally required from each person, so strategy is require to obtain the best score possible.
Ambrose is a great game especially for those people just beginning as it introduces you to competition without the fear factor.
All handicaps are added together and divided by 8, so people with a high handicap are welcomed into a team with open arms.
Sunday’s event was played in beautiful winter conditions on a golf course which is in absolute mint condition.
The sun was definitely shining on the eventual winners, Judy Langford, Richard Hogg, Ros Gray and Phil Clarnette as they managed a brilliant score of 54.25 to edge out Jay-Ar Martin, Georgia Maklan, Anne Quinn and Leigh Thomas on a count back.
After the round everyone gathered for drinks and most stayed for the magnificent Sunday Smorgasbord Dinner.
Tuesday, June 27 Murray
Stableford, total entrants: 72
A Grade 6 Balls Barry Sullivan (12) 38 pts, 4 Balls Brian Hore 915) 37 pts, 2 Balls Bernard Steele (15) 36 pts, B Grade 6 balls Robert Glare (19) 39 pts, 4 Balls John Hogan (21) 37 pts, 2 Balls Alan Scott (16) 36 pts, C Grade 6 Balls Terry O’Sullivan (23) 40 pts, 4 Balls Gregory Jarrard (26) 6 pts c/b, 2 Balls Ronald Wilson (31) 36 pts, Balls to 3 pts or better, NTP 2nd hole Nick Moraitis.
Lake Stableford, total entrants: 74
A Grade 6 Balls Peter Oldfield (15) 42 pts, 4 Balls Robert Dick (13) 36 pts c/b, 2 Balls Tom Crozier (13) 36 pts, B Grade 6 Balls Peter Bennett (19) 37 pts, 4 Balls Brian O’Brian (18) 35 pts, 2 Balls Alan Ogden (18) 34 pts c/b. C Grade 6 Balls Graeme Mulder (26) 36 pts, 4 Balls Roy Pini (27) 35pts, 2 Balls Glenn Tytler (31) 34 pts c/b, Balls to 29pts or better, NTP 2nd hole Peter Bennett.
Thursday, June 29 Murray
Par, total entrants: 50
A Grade 6 Balls Ray Mountney (19) +5, 4 Balls Steve O’Sullivan (16) +3, 2 Balls Keith Holt (11) +2, B Grade 6 Balls Fredrick Tooley (33) +3, 4 Balls Peter Ferguson (21) +2 c/b, 2 Balls Robert Stapleton (23)+2, Balls to -4 or better, NTP 2nd hole Andrew Shell.
Lake Par, total entrants: 72
A Grade 6 Balls Christopher Bell (13) +2 c/b, 4 Balls Phillip Waite (14) +2, 2 Balls Neville Hawke ( 10) +1 c/b. B Grade 6 Balls John Futcher (19) +5, $ Balls Ian Cooper (17) +4 c/b, 2 Balls Tony Rice (19) +4, C Grade 6 Balls Bill Mann (28) 0 c/b, 4 Balls John Redpath (28) 0 c/b, 2 Balls John Duncan (19) 0, Balls to -3 or better, NTP 2nd hole Christopher Bell.
Saturday, July 1 Murray
Stableford, total entrants: 54
A Grade Winner Peter Warner (3) 36pts, Rubber up Robert Hall (18) 35 pts, B Grade Winner Rick Orr (23) 36 c/b, Runner up Joe Borg (31) 36 pts, Balls to 28 pts or better, NTP 17th hole Michael Cooke.
Lake Stableford, total entrants: 88
A Grade winner Greg Moore (12) 37 pts, Runner up Alfred Spera (12) 34 pts c/b, B Grade Winner Milton Elliott (30) 34 pts c/b, Runner up Peter Skewes (21) 34 pts c/b, Balls to 28 pts or better, NTP 7th hole Lawrence Bridgeman.
Sunday, July 2 Lake
4 Person Mixed Ambrose, total entrants: 72
Winners Judy Langford, Richard Hogg, Ros Gray & Phil Clarnette, Runners up Jay-Ar Martin, Georgia Macklan, Anne Quinn & Leigh Thomas, Balls to 59.5 or better, NTP 2nd hole Stephen Cooper, 14th hole Ros Gray.
YMGCR Ladies Golf
9 Holes Ladies
Monday June 26 Stableford with 34 players - Executive Nine
Section 1 Winner: Maree Old 17 points c/b, Runner Up: Joan Bond 17 points c/b
Section 2 Winner: Silvia Beveridge 19 points, Runner Up: Barb Long 18 points
Section 3 Winner: Carol Cox 16 points c/b, Runner Up: Di Cooper 16 points c/b
NTP: Heather Kelly
Wednesday, June 28 Stableford with 45 players - Executive Nine
A Grade Winner: Jenny Gonera 18 points, Runner Up: Marg Walker 15 points
B Grade Winner: Chris Vickers 20 points, Runner Up: Denise Sullivan 17 points
C Grade Winner: Lyn Jones 16 points, Runner Up: Marg Irvine 16 points c/b
D Grade Winner: G. Williams 15 points, Runner Up: Betty Myers 14 points
NTP: Beth Littler
18 Holes Ladies
Wednesday, June 28 Monthly Medal – Stroke with 24 players - Lake Course
Winner: Jo Anwin (22) 75 nett c/b Medal & Pewter, Runner Up: Glenys Durrant (19) 75 nett
NTP: 2nd Hole - Sharyn Wilson
Murray Course with 29 players
Winner: Rosemarie Sandow (29) 70 nett Medal & Pewter, Runner Up: Julie Anne Kennett 72 nett c/b
Saturday July 1 Stableford with 48 players - Murray Course
A Grade Winner: Carol McDonald (18) 37 points Pewter, Runner Up: Anne Johnson (27) 34 points
B Grade Winner: Jan Murphy (33) 31 points c/b Pewter, Runner Up: Cath Lowrie (29) 31 points
NTP: 7th Hole - Irene Thompson
Yarrawonga Golf Mens Nine Holers
July 27, Stableford.
Blue – winner Jo Cilia (17) 21pts, runner-up John Dunstant (17) 20pts.
Red – winner Kerry Pendergast (10) 16pts, runner-up Peter Tudor (13) 16pts.
NTPs – Blue 2nd Peter Rosenboom, 6th Neil Loveridge. Red – 7th Graeme Bayley.
July 29, 2 Man Ambrose.
Blue – winners G Duffy/B Bindloss (7.75) 32.25, runners-up D Mc Neilly/J Kapp (5.5) 32.5.
Red – winners L Winkworth/G House (4) 35, runners-up R Brown/R Sissons (5.75) 35.25.
NTPs – blue 4th B Sanders/K Dyer, 8th D Ringholt/P Gregory.
NTps – red 2nd P Byrne/J Haigh, 7th T Latta/P Viner.