Friday, May 31, 2024



Allora golf report

On Sunday, prior to teeing off for the Ty Gardner Concreting Monthly Medal, the Allora Sports Club Secretary, John Ellwood, paid tribute to club member Ray O’Leary. John spoke of Ray’s love of golf, and his commitment, together with Doreen, to keeping the greens in top condition. Ray shouted everyone a drink and a minutes' silence was held.

Sienna takes on the world

Manager of cluBarham’s Golf and Sports Club Sienna Voglis will represent Australia in this year’s Women’s PGA Cup in Oregon in October. Sienna is one of five women on the Australian team after two days of qualifying at Sandhurst Club.

New greens draw a crowd

The investment in synthetic grass greens has proved a winner for the Corryong Golf Club with more than 50 players from across the region competing in the annual tournament on Sunday - the largest field for many years. The highlights of the day were Division 1 Women’s winner, Dana Lampitt, shooting a new course record of 84 and Gordon Webb recording the second best round on the new course with a 77 in the A Grade Men section.

St Therese’s goes putt putt golfing

On Friday we ventured out to “Baakindji Village” to try our hand at Uncle David's Putt Putt course. What a great time!

New greens get thumbs up

The official launch of the Corryong Golf Club’s new synthetic greens on the weekend attracted players from throughout the region and drew many favourable comments about the new surface ... After the 2019-20 bushfires and the onset of the pandemic a few months later the course was essentially out of action for two years.

Club gets back on track

After being closed for the past seven years, a new committee hopes to restore the Khancoban Country Club to its glory days. The committee is intent on "nursing the club back to health." ... Named ‘The Weston’ the bistro is being run by Benjamin Weston, a young local who moved to Khancoban just over one year ago.

Willy wins the Allora Golf Open

For the first time in many years, a local golfer has won the Open Championship at the Allora Golf Club. Talented sportsman Willy Duff won the event from an incredible field of 85 local and visiting golfers at the Allora course on Sunday. The field was the best contesting an Allora Open for at least 10 years.

25 titles just par for the course for Marion

Serena Kirby. Golfer Marion Nelson has been Denmark’s ladies’ golf club champion 25 times. But that is just the start of Marion’s golfing achievements. She has achieved a rare hat trick by winning GolfWA’s Provincial Cup three times in a row and one other time as well ...

Students explore sports without senses

Pam Dillon. Tennant Creek Primary School was recently visited by Lucas Hayden, the Inclusive Practice Coordinator from the School of Sport Education. Students participated in a variety of activities and games that involved using some senses more than others, such as hearing more than sight.

Places filling fast for opening events

The Corryong Golf Club has received strong interest in two events scheduled for the weekend of November 18 and 19 when the new synthetic greens will be officially opened ... Interest in the sport is growing with Corryong College students playing golf as part of this semester’s sport curriculum ...

Sports club enjoys bumper year

The Allora Sports Club President, Kev Harrison reported a fabulous result for 2023 at the club's Annual General Meeting held on Monday evening. At the best attended AGM in almost 10 years, Kev was ecstatic with the performance of all three club activities, namely golf, bowls and social functions.

From push to mighty mower

Who will ever forget the image of the Allora Golf Course voluntary groundsman Hethe Ramus mowing the first fairway by hand back in March 2022 ... Those days will be a distant memory for Hethe with the Golf Club today taking delivery of a brand new Kubota Baroness Gang Mower ...

Six of the best

Following the installation of synthetic greens and associated groundworks, the Corryong club has opened its first six holes for social play.While grass is being established around the perimeters of the greens a three-metre Ground Under Repair (GUR) zone will apply.

Golfing in the dark

Organised by Matt Clark, approximately 25 keen golfers enjoyed a barbecue to start off their night golf game, in Donald ... Strategically placed flashing green markers along the center of the fairways, pink markers around the scrapes, a green marker at the top of the flag stick with two pink markers mid-way down ...

Charlton ladies’ golf winds down

Eleven jazzed up ladies fronted in their eclectic outfits to play a 9-hole Pinehurst closing day game.  President Pat welcomed players and thanked the club for a successful year this being her last official duty.

Businesses set to tee off for Corporate Golf Day

Barkly businesses are preparing for a big afternoon of golf for the annual Tennant Creek Corporate Golf Day. Sponsored by Barkly Regional Council, the NT Chamber of Commerce event will tee off from 11am.

Nhill Golf Club hosted school golf tournament

Shane Grover. On Tuesday 20th June 2023 Nhill Golf Club hosted the Golf Australia Nhill Primary School Tournament ... 30 students were selected by travelling Golf Pro Tony Collier from Dimboola Primary, St. Peters Dimboola, Nhill Lutheran, St. Patrick's Nhill and Nhill College.

Down the middle?

On Wednesday thirteen ladies contested the second round of the Donald Golf Club Championship, sponsored by Love Shack Gifts ... “Grant me the serenity to accept the shots I miss, the courage to try again and the wisdom not to throw my clubs in the dam.”

Easter Hole-in-One

Bob Briggs. Participation in this year’s Hole-in-One had been eagerly awaited by many golfers as a major event within Maldon’s Easter Fair Program. Many visitors to Maldon during the Easter period are regular competitors and great supporters of this very enjoyable activity at the Maldon Golf Club.

Tatt and Spitty take top titles at the 50th Golfanza

After winning in 2022, both Ben Tatt and Olive Spitty have defended their Northern Victorian Triple Golfanza Championships played at Cohuna on Saturday, Barham on Sunday, and culminating with the final round at Kerang on Monday. The 50th staging of this prestigious event saw a full field playing at both Cohuna and Kerang, with the rolling start at Barham having 170 players participate. 

Getting in the swing

The Corryong Golf Club hosted its first ‘Get Women into Golf’ session on Saturday morning with instruction being given by Albury-based coach, Penny Graeber (pictured showing Belinda McKimmie the ropes) and assisted by local golfers.

Our day – We salute our local heroes

Local people and organisations were recognised for their community service at breakfast ceremonies in towns across the Towong Shire on Australia Day ... The joint Citizens of the Year are former Corryong pharmacists, Catherine and Stewart Ross, who have had a long involvement in community affairs ... Local cafè owner, Stuart Spratt, was presented with a Special Recognition award ... Community Group of the Year award went to the supporters and committee members of the Corryong & District Memorial Hall and the RSL Hall ...

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