Three young teenage golfers have outscored their dads who include two professionals at Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort.
In a recent Thursday stableford event on the Lake Course during the school holidays, Baxter Droop, playing off a handicap of two, had a big grin on his face.
“I beat Dad for the first time!” the 14-year-old proudly told the Yarrawonga Chronicle. “I finished with 43 points, four under. Dad finished one over. I was pretty happy!”
His Dad of course is head professional, Evan Droop, who chipped in beautifully, in response, to the Yarrawonga Chronicle. “Do you know what happens to a race horse father when it retires?” he asked.
“It’s very important to know the blood lines - I could be in the paddock or a good coach!”
Interestingly, in that particular stableford event, pro shop professional and playing group member Dale Corothers, off plus two, fired an eagle on the 18th Par 5 hole to pip Baxter.
Ben Casley had the pleasure of eclipsing his Dad, professional Shane Casley, in a more recent Saturday stableford event.
“Pretty rapt!” was how the 15-year-old, six-handicapper described his inaugural victory over Dad. “I’d been after him for a while and I got him!”
Scores that day don’t matter, although the senior person, off five, must have been thinking about his Hawks in scoring 83 off the stick. “Neither of us played great golf,” Shane said. “But he got me!”
Oliver Ridley overtook his nine-handicap Dad, Brett Ridley, last year. “It was about a year ago,” the 13-year-old with a seven handicap advised. “Now I beat him regularly!”
Brett doesn’t mind. “It took a while for him to catch me. I’m happy for him.”
Off the Tee
YMGCR 18 Holes Mens
Our touring Pro Adam Burdett has just completed a Japanese event in Chikushigaoka.
Adams scores were 67, 68 and 72 giving him a total of 9 under par and tied for 8th place.
Well done Adam.
Tuesday 17th April: Murray – D McGrillen & D Young 70.5. Balls to 78.75. NTP D McGrillen. Lake – S Blackley & J Conway 70.5. Balls to 84.5. NTP K Holt
Thursday 19th April: Murray – A: G Cooper 65, B: T Forristal 69, C: B McCallum 67. Balls to 78. NTP R Kingsley. Lake – A: J Thomson 71, B: A McKenzie 72. Balls to 78. NTP R Jolley.
Saturday 21st April: Murray – A: K Holt 40, B: D Ferguson 40. Balls to 30. NTP D Gorman. Lake – A: D Roome 39, B: T Peacock 40. Balls to 28. NTP P Byrne.
Sunday 22nd April: Lake – L Ramsdale 42. Balls to 27. NTP G Page.
YMGCR 9 Holes Mens
Tuesday April 17 – Par – 82 players
Blue – Winner Maurie Harwood (17) 3 up C/B, runner up Doug Ringholt (14) 3 up. NTPs 4th Gary Presnell, 8th Glen Perkins
Red – Winner Geoff Burgess (5) 2 up, runner up Digger Dunne (13) 1 up. NTPs 2nd Geoff Burgess, 7th Terry Strickland
Thursday April 19 – Social Day – 78 players
Winners Blue (Foursomes) P. Byrne/F. Reece 29.5 nett
Winner Red 4BBBB mixed C. Rosser/A. Quinn 20 pts.
YMGCR 9 Holes Ladies
Monday, April 16: Stableford with 42 players - Executive Nine. Section 1 Winner: Dianne Duffy 20 pts, Runner Up: Olive Ryan 18 pts. Section 2 Winner: Avril Smith 19 pts c/b, Runner Up: Anne Byrne 19 pts c/b. Section 3 Winner: Lynda McNelly 16 pts c/b, Runner Up: Yvonne Dowling 16 pts c/b. NTP: 8th Hole - Lynda McNelly
Wednesday, April 18: Bev Williams Trophy Round 2, Stroke with 51 players. A Grade Winner: Kathy Hunter 34 nett, Runner Up: Sue Evans 35 nett. B Grade Winner: Chris Vickers 34 nett, Runner Up: Vernettia Kingsley 35 nett. C Grade Winner: Lynda McNelly 32 nett, Runner Up: S.Mulvenna 35 nett. NTP: 2nd Hole - Faye Sullivan
YMGCR 18 Holes Ladies
Wednesday, April 18:
Monthly Medal A & B Grade – Stroke with 29 players - Murray Course Winner: Sandra Bozzola (24) 71 nett, Medal & Pewter Runner Up: Fran Arnold (22) 72 nett c/b. NTP: 2nd Hole - Donna Hancock
Monthly Medal C & D Grade – Stroke with 25 players - Lake Course Winner: Cath Lowrie (31) 74 nett Medal & Pewter, Runner Up: Cathy Spinks (31) 77 nett c/b
Saturday 21st April: Stableford with 55 players - Lake Course – A Grade Winner: Anna Castles (17) 39 pts Pewter, Runner Up: Karen Droop (10) 35 pts c/b
B Grade Winner: Liz Jensen (29) 36 pts Pewter, Runner Up: Gloria Roome (30) 35 pts. NTP: 2nd Hole - Wilma Ridley
Pennant Final: On Tuesday, April 17, our Division 2 Team, comprising of Anna Castles (Capt), Di Mahlstedt, Glenys Durrant, Pat Cook & Liz Jarrad - plus caddies and a group of keen supporters travelled to Bright GC for the Pennant Finals. The Mansfield team were victorious after very close matches. YMGCR had 1 match go to the 18th, 2 matches go to the 19th & 1 go to the 20th. Final result – Mansfield 3.5 def YMGCR 1.5
Success Away: Four teams of 3 ladies played in the Shepparton Challenge Bowl on April 13.
A great result for Jean Rapkins, Lynn Soutter and Pam Andreasen, who won the Bowl. Well Done!
NEDGA-MDGA Division 1 scratch: Played at Yarrawonga; Corowa 4.5 d. Howlong 0.5; Yarrawonga/Mulwala 4 d. Commercial Albury 1; Thurgoona 4 d. Jubilee 1
Ladder: 1. Thurgoona 5-20.5 2. Yarrawonga/Mulwala 4-15.5 3. Commercial Albury 3-11 Corowa 2-13.5 5. Howlong 1-9 6. Jubilee 0-5.5
Final: Thurgoona v. Yarrawonga/Mulwala 10.00am
NEDGA-MDGA Division 2 scratch: Played at Wodonga: Wodonga 2.5 drew Mansfield 2.5; Yarrawonga/Mulwala(1) 3 d. Thurgoona(2) 2; Thurgoona(1) 5 d. Yarrawonga/Mulwala(2) 0
Ladder: 1. Thurgoona(1) 5-20 2. Yarrawonga/Mulwala(1) 4-14.5 3. Mansfield 2-11.5 4.Yarrawonga/Mulwala(2) 2-9 5. Wodonga 1.5-10.5 6. Thurgoona(2) 0.5-9.5
Final: Thurgoona(1) v. Yarrawonga/Mulwala(1) 9.30am
Handicap section 2: Played at Yackandandah; Jubilee 4 d. Benalla 1; Yackandandah 3 d. Yarrawonga/Mulwala 2; Myrtleford 3 d. Beechworth 2
Ladder: 1. Jubilee 4-17 2. Beechworth 3-16 3. Benalla 3-10 4.Yarrawonga/Mulwala 2-13 5. Myrtleford 2-11 6. Yackandandah 1-8
Final: Jubilee v. Beechworth 9.30am
Junior handicap: Semi-finals played at Myrtleford: Thurgoona 4.5 d. Benalla 0.5; Jubilee 3.5 d. Yarrawonga/Mulwala 1.5
Final: Thurgoona v. Jubilee 9.00am
All finals to be held at Jubilee Golf Club.