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

Sunday April 23rd – DDGA Men’s Pennant Golf Rd 4

Round four teed off on  another stunning, mid autumn day.  Scratch took on Strathbogie at home while Handicap took on Lancefield at Hidden Valley.  Both courses were in great condition however, a strong SE wind kept everyone on their toes.  Results were;

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

Romsey D Strathbogie – 4/1

Handicap; Luke Lyons – W 6/4, Scott Williams – L5/3, Pat Chisholm – W6/5, Mick Nicholls Jnr – W5/3, Chris van DerVliet-  L8/6:

Romsey D Lancefield  – 3/2

Saturday April 22nd – Final Algie Mitchell Shield & Par.

With temperature hovering around 20C and virtually no wind it looked to be a good day for a round  The final of the Algie Mitchell Shield, Mal Mottram Vs Davey Kenney, both generally long and straight off the tee,  looked to be an evenly matched competition.  The short game would most likely decide the day.  All others played Par, often a frustrating game but one the purists call the fairest of all however, not sure how many purists were in the field. With the course in top condition and the weather excellent there were a number of very good scores.  The Algie Mitchell final was close fought all day and it was all square going down the 18th, the course’s most difficult hole.  In the end both players pared but as one had a shot that was the shield.  It was a top effort by both, the loser shot four under his handicap the winner shot five under.  On a stunning day to be out on the park the results were; 

1st; Mitch Atlas (9) +3 C/B

2nd; Mick Nicholls Snr (25) +3

3rd; Jenny Hartley (20) +2

NTPs; 1, 15 & 16 – Luke Lyons

Final of the 2023 Algie Mitchell Shield

Davey Kenney (4) D Mal Mottram (0) 1up.