In what was nearly not, was a Yass Golf Club A Reserve side entry into the ACT Monaro DGA pennant competition for the 2015 season.With doubts about numbers and the side’s strength against the Canberra sides, the decision was almost made to pull the pin on the side
and concentrate on the other divisions, but into the 10th hour, Sammy Porter made a few calls and side was formed and the commitment was made. Things didn’t look to good after round one with a 6 nil defeat at the hands of Federal, but that was to be the worst of the season results and only defeat, and the boys ended up finishing equal top of the ladder at the end of the rounds. Well, all those doubts were unjustified in the end, with the boys coming through to win the Flag with a 4 to 3 win over Gungahlin Lakes in the Final at the Federal Golf Club last Sunday. Congratulations to boys on an excellent win for the Club. The players in the winning side in the final were, Tim Smith, Jamie Stanford, Lachlan Kemp, Sam Porter, Michael Coggan, Luke Corcoran, Brad Porter and the proudest team manager Buck Harmer.In other pennant news, on Thursday the Senior Handicap side would have taken on Gungahlin Lakes at Belconnen in their Semi-final for hopefully another good result, while on Sunday the B Scratch side also, have a Semi-final at Belconnen against Gungahlin Lakes. Good luck to all those boys. In the Junior competition the boys were unfortunate last weekend to go down to the combined side of Yowani / Gungahlin Lakes in their Semi-final, in what was an excellent effort for the boys for the season. The B Handicap boys didn’t quite make the finals missing out by a point to make it through.Weekend Competition Results: Saturday March 14: Stableford Event.Winners: A grade: Michael Bell (12) 43 points. B grade: Peter Ellis (18) 40 points Ocb. Ball winners: M Bell 43, G Butcher 42, P Ellis, J Goldsworthy, D Douglas, R Perceval 40, B Abbey, G Fleming, C Kemp, G Kerin 39, D Morgan, W Scheffler, M Coggan and B Greig 38 points. The Australian Hotel nearest the pins went to Steve Curtis 480cm on the 8th and Gary Butcher 140cm on the 16th. The Yass Valley Tyre Service 11th hole went to Nev Matthews 190cm and the Mick Curtis sponsored nearest the pin after 2 shots on the 4th went to Callan Kemp 406cm.Sunday March 15: Stableford Event. Winner: Mark Partridge (17) 38 points Ocb. Ball winners: M Partridge, J Brady 38 and S Sheedy 36 points Ocb. The nearest the pins on the 16th went to Mick Curtis 440cm.
Dad’s Army Competition for March 12:
The foggy start for the eleven Troops in the Dad’s Army Competition last Thursday didn’t seem to hinder a couple of the players as they had big scores, with Graham “The Lade Vale Lad” Howlett, finishing with a withering run to score 23 points and take the money. Graham just won as Ken Reidy’s 22 points would have won easily on any other given day but a ball was his prize as was Merv Wright’s 19 points. Quite a gap in the scoring as one would imagine going from 23 down to 10 points. Until next week good golfing “boys”.
Mid-Week Competition to March 13:
Winners: A grade: Mick Curtis (15) 23 points. B grade: Ray Colburn (21) 21 points. Ball winners: R Neilson 21, V Giuca, M Curtis, R Colburn 20, C Bennett, W Scheffler, S Curtis and A MacIntyre 19 points.
Business House Competition to March 13:
It was the second last round in the Business House competition for the season last week, before heading into the final next week. The Green and Orange divisions have their finalist decided with Bateups Carpentry and Transformer having to big a lead to miss out. In the Yellow division there could be any of the top three heading into the final with only a margin of 5 ½ points between them and 6 points available with a win, so there could be some golf being played in those teams this week.
Winners: A grade: Cal Kemp (5) 28 Net. B grade: Peter Dawes (13½) 27½ Net. C grade: Graham Howlett (15½) 26½ Net. Ball winners went from 28 to 32 Net. In the team’s event after the 7th Round, the ladder is at: Green Division: Bateup’s Carpentry 33, Elders 25, YGC Cricket 21, Murra Mongrels 17 and Dad’s & Lad’s 11 points. Yellow Division: B&V 27 ½, Davis Faulkner 23, Mac’s Mob 22, Bernie’s Boys 21 and Golden Girls 10 ½ points. Orange Division: Transformers 39, Fisho’s 28, The Tradie’s 21, Shire Boys 10, Oh Nine 2 and the Putting Pirates 1 point. A complete list of results can be seen on display on the notice boards at the club house.