The Weekly Advertiser

PHOTOS | Record number of players tee off in Nhill golf tournament

OUT OF TROUBLE: Bill Bussau, a world-ranked top 30 amputee golfer, hits out of a bunker during Nhill Golf Club’s annual tournament. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

OUT OF TROUBLE: Bill Bussau, a world-ranked top 30 amputee golfer, hits out of a bunker during Nhill Golf Club’s annual tournament. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Nhill Golf Club has again proven itself to be one of the premier attractions in the region, with record numbers for its 99th annual June Tournament at the weekend.
More than 40 women competed in the Memorial Stroke event on Thursday, with Libby Lacey, 72, shooting the best nett score.
On Friday a field of 118 players contested the men’s four-ball, best-ball par. The winners were Barry Turnbull and Graham Pilgrim with a score of plus-seven on countback from six other groups.
A whopping 162 players contested the men’s and women’s four-ball, best-ball Stableford on Saturday.
Despite playing their last hole in the dark, a team of Lynne Smith and Janine Grover won the women’s event with 47 points, while David Ryan and David Crouch used local knowledge to their advantage to rack up 46 points and win the men’s section on countback.
Mixed Pinehurst and men’s stroke events were on Sunday, with another excellent field of 132 golfers.
Libby Lacey and Oliver Smith won the Pinehurst with a score of 70, while David Staples needed a countback to defeat David Flood in the men’s stroke.
The tournament concluded on Monday with a 36-hole stroke event, attracting 43 players including some of the best Wimmera talent. An additional 25 players played an 18-hole stroke event.
David Flood broke through for his first win in the 36-hole scratch event with two rounds of 74 and a total of 148.
In the 18-hole stroke, David Staples won A Grade with a score of 73.
Next year the club will celebrate the 100th year of this event and plans are already underway.

Tim Coffey, Stawell, playing in Nhill Golf Club's annual tournament.

Tim Coffey, Stawell, playing in Nhill Golf Club’s annual tournament.

Tim Coffey, Stawell, playing in Nhill Golf Club's annual tournament.

Tim Coffey, Stawell, playing in Nhill Golf Club’s annual tournament.

David Ellis, Nhill, doesn't like his fairway shot playing in Nhill Golf Club's annual tournament.

David Ellis, Nhill, doesn’t like his fairway shot playing in Nhill Golf Club’s annual tournament.

Daniel Staples, Ballarat, playing in Nhill Golf Club's annual tournament. Daniel plays off a +3 handicap.

Daniel Staples, Ballarat, playing in Nhill Golf Club’s annual tournament. Daniel plays off a +3 handicap.

David Ellis, Nhill, playing in Nhill Golf Club's annual tournament.

David Ellis, Nhill, playing in Nhill Golf Club’s annual tournament.

Tim Coffey, Stawell, playing in Nhill Golf Club's annual tournament.

Tim Coffey, Stawell, playing in Nhill Golf Club’s annual tournament.

Rod Gillin, Horsham, playing in Nhill Golf Club's annual tournament.

Rod Gillin, Horsham, playing in Nhill Golf Club’s annual tournament.

Trevor Polkinghorne, Nhill, playing in Nhill Golf Club's annual tournament.

Trevor Polkinghorne, Nhill, playing in Nhill Golf Club’s annual tournament.

Brent McIntyre, Horsham, playing in Nhill Golf Club's annual tournament.

Brent McIntyre, Horsham, playing in Nhill Golf Club’s annual tournament.

Jayden McLeod playing in Nhill Golf Club's annual tournament.

Jayden McLeod playing in Nhill Golf Club’s annual tournament.

Shane Grover celebrates a birdie in Nhill Golf Club's annual tournament.

Shane Grover celebrates a birdie in Nhill Golf Club’s annual tournament.

Shane Grover watches Matt McLeod putt in Nhill Golf Club's annual tournament.

Shane Grover watches Matt McLeod putt in Nhill Golf Club’s annual tournament.

Shane Grover, Nhill, playing in Nhill Golf Club's annual tournament.

Shane Grover, Nhill, playing in Nhill Golf Club’s annual tournament.

Brendan Etherton, Nhill, playing in Nhill Golf Club's annual tournament.

Brendan Etherton, Nhill, playing in Nhill Golf Club’s annual tournament.

Heath Braybrook, Nhill, playing in Nhill Golf Club's annual tournament.

Heath Braybrook, Nhill, playing in Nhill Golf Club’s annual tournament.

Alistair Taylor playing in Nhill Golf Club's annual tournament.

Alistair Taylor playing in Nhill Golf Club’s annual tournament.

Danny Cappellani playing in Nhill Golf Club's annual tournament.

Danny Cappellani playing in Nhill Golf Club’s annual tournament.

Ken Latta playing in Nhill Golf Club's annual tournament.

Ken Latta playing in Nhill Golf Club’s annual tournament.

Bill Bussau playing in Nhill Golf Club's annual tournament. Bill is world ranked 29 amputee golfer.

Bill Bussau playing in Nhill Golf Club’s annual tournament. Bill is world ranked 29 amputee golfer.

Danny Cappellani playing in Nhill Golf Club's annual tournament.

Danny Cappellani playing in Nhill Golf Club’s annual tournament.

Nhill Golf Club's annual tournament.

Nhill Golf Club’s annual tournament.

Nhill Golf Club's annual tournament.

Nhill Golf Club’s annual tournament.

The entire June 12, 2019 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!

Short URL: http://www.theweeklyadvertiser.com.au/?p=79324

Posted on Jun 12 2019

Posted by on Jun 12 2019. Filed under FEATURED, Sport. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Advertising:


Consortium Private Wealth


3WM


MIXX FM


Bowel Cancer Australia

Photo Gallery

The Weekly Advertiser - ACE Radio Broadcasters Pty Ltd