Thursday May 11 – Yea Bowl

A heavy fog transformed into a lovely day at Yea for their Challenge Bowl.  The locals took best advantage of the well prepared course to win the event with Sharon Grogan, Karen Sangster and Miranda Gill scoring a total of 94 points.
Romsey was represented by Darlene Baker and Jenny Hartley. Darlene managed to win NTP on the 14th and both players enjoyed the hospitality of the Yea members.

Wednesday May 9th – Rd 1 2023 Women’s Championships

The reigning club champion, Jenny Hartley, has a one shot lead over Darlene Baker after the first round of Club Championships. Conditions were quite heavy underfoot although there was still some run on the fairways.  The greens were slick having been cut early in the morning and we thank the green keeper, Steve, for his preparation for the championships. He and his team have the course looking very good.  Lorraine Robb played consistent golf to win the daily competition. The day’s results were;
1st; Lorraine Robb   127/46/81    C/B
2nd; Jenny Hartley    100/19/81
3rd;.  Darlene Baker    101/17/84
Least Putts: Darlene Baker – 29

Monday May 8th – Rd 4 2023 DDGA Women’s Pennant

The women’s pennant team travelled to Seymour to play the undefeated Yea team on a chilly but sunny Autumn day. This fourth round match turned out to be quite a tussle with all matches going to the 16th hole or further.The course was in very good condition and a lovely lunch of soup and slices was served after the match.     RGC results were;

Jenny Hartley – L 1Dn, Beryl Cole – L 1Dn, Darlene Baker – W, Elaine Scanlon – W and Kath Jekabsons – W .

Romsey D Yea – 3/2

Saturday May 6th – Rd 1, 2023 Men’s Club Championships

After steady rain fell over most of Friday afternoon, evening and into the early hours of Saturday fairways, surrounds and greens were softer than in recent weeks and players faced a far longer course for the 1st round of the club championships;  While the rain held off for most of the round there was a SW wind pushing into the mid 20’sKph that gave all players pause to think carefully about club selection.  As always at Romsey, accuracy off the tee and when approaching the greens, was going to be the key.   However, despite the conditions there was some excellent scoring.    Results of the 1st round of the Men’s 2023 Club Championships were;

Daily Competition

1st; Simon Donovan – 82/16/66

2nd; Mitch Atlas – 74/7/67

3rd; Michael Squire – 74/4/70

A Grade          

Scratch; Michael Squire & Mitch Atlas – 74

Handicap; Mitch Atlas – 74/7/67, Michael Squire – 74/4/70, Mal Mottram – 80/9/71

B Grade        

Scratch; Simon Donovan – 82

Handicap; Simon Donovan – 82/16/66, Davey Kenney – 87/13/74

C Grade          

Scratch; John Freestone – 101

Handicap; John Freestone – 101/25/76

Wednesday May 3rd – Stableford, 3rd Rd Silver Spoon

The 3rd round of The Silver Spoon was held in very windy conditions with intermittent rain squalls and the temperature hovering around 12 degrees.
1st      Jenny Hartley.        (19)     34 points c/b
2nd     Kath Jekabsons    (37)     34 pts
3rd      Lis Manktelow       (30)    30 pts

Monday May 1st – Rd 3 2023 DDGA Women’s Pennant

The Romsey Women had a good win against Trentham in the third round of pennant held at Kilmore.

RGC results were; Darlene Baker -W, Elaine Scanlon  -W Lorraine Robb –W, Jenny Hartley -L and  Beryl Cole -L

Romsey D Trentham – 3/2

Sunday April 30th – DDGA Men’s Pennant Rd 5

The final round of the 2023 DDGA Men’s Pennant saw the Scratch team take on Broadford at Mt Macedon and the Handicap team take on Hidden Valley at  Woodend.  A clear, sunny day with a temperature in the mis teens.  Light wind from the SSE.  Mt Macedon was its usual picturesque self and handled the four teams well. Woodend had recently cored their greens and while they were a little sandy  they putted quite well.

Scratch;   Mal Mottram – W, Daniel Wright– L, Dylan Harris – L, Andrew Clement – W & Mitch Atlas – L.

 Broadford D Romsey – 3/2

Handicap results;  Luke Lyons;  W3/2, Davie Kenney; W4/3, Pat Chisholm; L2/1, Scott Williams; W3/2 & John Freestone; L21st

Romsey D Hidden Valley – 3/2.  

Final results for the 2023 Div 3 Handicap season were; Woodend 3 wins, Broadford 2 wins 12 games, Lancefield and Hidden Valley 2 wins 9 games & Romsey 2 wins 7 games.  The final will be; Woodend Vs Broadford

Saturday April 29th – April Medal, stroke & putts

The autumn Monthly Medal began on another beautiful mid autumn day; sunny with a light wind.  Some overnight rain had softened the fairways making the course play longer than over the last few weeks.  With excellent cover on the fairways everyone was able to get good lies and attack the greens with their approach shots.  The greens were again in top nick, a credit to Steve Wilkins. There was some excellent golf played with a number of golfers scoring under their handicaps. On a top afternoon the results were;

1st & April Medalist; Clive Mensforth – 110/41/69

2nd; Scott Williams – 87/17/70

3rd; Mal Mottram – 80/9/71

NTPs; 15th– Mick Squire

Least Putts; Scott Williams – 25

RGC Captain, Mal Mottram with 2023 April Medalist, Clive Mensforth

Wednesday April 26th – April Medal, stroke 7 Putts

Kath Jekabsons continued her great form to win the Daily Comp and is in the running to win the April Monthly Medal with another consistent game and good score. Lorraine Robb showed her consistency on the green by winning the Least Putts with 31 and Rob Slade took out nearest the pin on the par 3, 1st.  The day’s results were;
1st    Kath Jekabsons     109/37/72
2nd  Rob Slade                  89/16/73
3rd   Elaine Scanlon        108/34/74
Least Putts; Lorraine Robb – 31
NTPs;  1st – Rob Slade

Monday April 24th – DDGA Women’s Pennant, Rd 2

The 2nd round of pennant for the women was at Seymour.  RGC took on Broadford and came home with a strong 5/0 win.  

RGC results were; 
Wendy  Gosden – W6/5, Jenny Hartley – W5/4, Darlene Baker – W4/3, Beryl Cole – W 4/3  & Elaine Scanlon – W3/2
A good result all round