Tat Chat | Merrigum golf

By Shepparton News

Merrigum golfers contested a stroke round for the Privilege Cup on Saturday and also competed for least putts, sponsored by Simon and Tash Doherty.

It was also the penultimate opportunity to earn a place in the next "Tiger Cup" play-off which is a sought-after honour within the club.

The evergreen veteran Phil Savage continues to play handy golf and was the winner with a round of 90-21-69.

What Phil might have lost in the way of distance over the years is more than compensated by his ability to keep it simple and just play up the middle.

Phil also overcame a sore elbow which has threatened to curtail his golf to score the win.

Hopefully he will be able to take his place in the "Tiger Cup" play-off at the end of March.

Ball competition winners were Ash Sanders with 71 and Jeff Parry with 72 on a countback from John Fuller.

Nearest-the-pins were won by James Campbell on the ninth, Barry Webber on the jackpot 12th and Andrew Wood on the 14th. Jeff Parry also won least putts with 29.

Last Thursday's twilight competition was won by Gary Eden with a score of 52-15.5-36.5.

This was probably Gary's inaugural win in his short time at the club but there will certainly be many more to come as he becomes more consistent as he gains experience.

There is probably no-one who gets more enjoyment out of a round of golf than Gary and can take the positives as an inspiration for the next time he hits the course.

Andrew Wood was the runner-up with 41-3-38. Woody has had a fantastic twilight competition to date and has put an impressive gap between himself and the next best in the overall standings.

Craig Doherty took the nearest-the-pin on the 14th and Bill Bray won least putts with 15 on a countback from Woody. The two point cut was 41.5.

Summer pennant had the long weekend off but resumes on Sunday at Valley View.

Merrigum will play Nagambie, hitting off from the first tee at 7.45 am.

Saturday's event is stableford.