Rochester golf

By Campaspe News


New captain Leigh Hicks has continued his consistent form over the last few weeks by winning last Saturday’s stroke event with a solid 79- 7 net 72 from Peter Hyden 109-36 net 73.

Both Richard Feuk & Russell Anderson were next best on net 74, Hicks won 5,9 and 18 for nearest the pins while Robert Vise (3) and Bruce Bryant (8) were the other nearest the pin winners.

Note, that the Saturday of the tournament apart from being election day is now a Mixed Yankee or Men’s Yankee event hit off from 12 noon and Sunday May 19 is the first 3 person ambrose we have tried over the tournament.

A barbecue will follow this Wednesday’s nine-hole event. Assembly from 8.30am.

Last Wednesday Tim Quinlan and Russel Anderson combined for a score of 45 stableford points to defeat Robert Vise and Graeme Whitehead (42) and Ken Lambert and Richard Feuk (40), Anderson was nearest on 12.

The club passes on our condolences to the family of Ruby Parsons, her death last week brings to an end the great partnership that she and her late husband Ces had over many years.

Ces in particular was a driving force in the formation of both the Rochester and Lockington Golf clubs and in their relocation to their present sites.

Ruby’s life will be celebrated at the Rochester Golf Club on Monday, April 29.

The club also is saddened to hear of the passing of long time member, C grade champion, house director and local sporting personality Trevor (Trout) English.

The club sends its condolences to his family and many friends.


The Niners had a tussle between John Oakley (53-171/2-351/2) and Frank Broucek (43-71/2-351/2) to find a winner.

John won the countback by two thirds of a stroke. There were no claimants for the NTP on the 5th or 7th.

Frank shot the straightest drive on the 9th and had the best putter with 14 putts.

Yes, there were others playing as well.

Campapse also drew their Easter raffle with Bob Lea winning first prize and Mick Hassell holding the second prize ticket. Thankyou to all who support our raffles.

The Wednesday ladies saw an elated Faye Latter come in as the winnerwith a great score of (55-22-33).

We believe that there were signs welcoming Tiger Faye when she returned home.

Ruth O’Connor was the runner up on (61-211/2-371/2) on a countback from Florrie Bickley (51-131/2-371/2).

Ruth was NTP on the 5th, Florrie had the straightest drive on the 3rd and Faye had the sharpest putter.

Pauline Robinson won our raffle via Wayne.

We will be having our Anzac Day event on Thursday, noon assembly for a 12.30 hit off, followed by eats supplied by our members, so don’t forget to bring a plate to share.


Graeme Hodgens enjoyed a day to remember at Lockington on Saturday.

On a day when the scoring was almost as hot as the temperature on course, his best-ever round of 99-36-63 won him the monthly medal, the Giddings Supermarket player of the day voucher and C grade honours.

Phil Stanford performed well first up from a spell with a solid round of 78-10-68, to win A grade on a countback from Rochester visitor Jake Wright (74-6-68) and Grant Humbert (71-3-68). Next best was Mat Dennis with 78-8-70.

Ray Brereton went back-to-back in B grade with a fine 85-19-66, ahead of Jeff Carnie (86-19-67).

C Grade runner-up Ron Dixon played some great golf to score 89-24-65, ahead of Don Muhleisen (94-27-67) and Tom Scurrah (92-24-68).

Numbers were boosted on Saturday with visitors from Rochester, and good to see Alex Maiden putting in another handicap card, and really pleasing to see Rohan Chugg out for his first hit of the season.

Best scratch scores: A grade – Grant Humbert 71; B grade – Ray Brereton 85; C grade – Ron Dixon 89. NTP’s: 7th – Jason Wakefield; 2nd shot 9th – Grant Humbert (A), Jason Wakefield (B), Ian Maddison (C); Second shot 18th for the six-pack smack – Jason Wakefield, capping off an excellent day winning three nearest the pins.

Spike’s Longest Drive on the 2nd, sponsored by Hot ‘n’ Cold Plumbing: Jimmy Hodgens (A), Will Hardess (B), Blake Humbert (C) – successive weeks. Neither the Echuca CIH eagles nest, nor captain Will’s yardstick prize was won.

Last Wednesday the ladies had their first hit for the season, a three-person ambrose drop-out.

Winners on a countback were Lois Chugg, Marg Eade, Kathy Connors and Annette Brereton with 40-12.65-27.35, from Chris Turner (Bamawm), Janine Wiltshire (Mitiamo), Sherryl Jones and Sue Harris (40-12.65- 27.35).

Second runners-up were Phyll Macfarlane, Carolyn Mitchell and Pauline Humbert, while Kathy Connors won the nearest the pin.

Golfers had a lovely day, capped off by a delicious bring and share lunch.

Coming events

Wednesday, April 24: Stableford – Monthly Medal – 10am assembly, 10.30am start (and for the rest of the season). Duty: Sue Harris, Annette Brereton.

Saturday, April 27: Par. Duty: Kevin Humbert, Will Hardess.


Chicken run started last Tuesday. Everyone had a great time, playing stableford.

Winner on the day was president Max Williams with 18 points on a countback from Tom Carboon also 18 points. Nearest pin also went to Tom Carboon.

Everyone is welcome to have a hit on Tuesdays so come and have fun.

The ladies on Wednesday played stableford, nine holes.

With a great game Lorna Wilson won with 19 points with Tanya Niven coming in as runner-up with 18 points just pipping Joy Rasmussen also on 18 points.

Next Wednesday, will be stroke, the start of all yearly events. The men will be playing stroke with results towards the monthly medal.

Good luck to our pennant ladies on the 29th April playing Bridgewood at Marong.

Golf Clinic

To all golfers and non golfers, we welcome you all.

On Monday, May 13 at 9.30am, Len Prior will be attending Elmore Golf Club to give a clinic.

It is open to everyone. The cost will be $5. That will include, clinic, equipment, morning tea and a few holes of golf.

If anyone has small children who need looking after, one of our members will be there to help.

Please come and have fun. If you are interested please phone Joy Rasmussen 0439 628 618 or Marilyn Butcher 0417 326 070

We would like names and numbers in by Thursday, May 9 for catering purposes.

Come for a fun time.