Bar and Competition Starter Rosters
These are now available for members on the Club Captain's Noticeboard. Please keep to your times, or if you need to make a change, arrange a swap with another member then contact the Club Captain, Alan Hopkins.
Sue Byrne wins women's championship
The third and final round of the Trentham women's club championships was held on Wednesday June 24th, on a gorgeous winter's day. While there had been a few players pull out due to illness, the competition in all grades was still very closely fought.
The women's club champion for 2015 is Sue Byrne, with an aggregate scratch score of 284. This is the third year in a row that Sue has won, so well done Sue. The runner-up was Veronica Maher, who was only four strokes behind.
The B Grade trophy was won by Anne Cooper, who was tied with Jan Baczynski after three rounds with an aggregate score of 318. The trophy went down to a close three-hole playoff, with Anne winning.
C Grade was won by Lee Nugent with an aggregate score of 328, and the veterans was won by Marg Brierley on a countback from Veronica Aston.
Congratulations to all the winners.
(Left to right) Club champion and A Grade winner Sue Byrne, B Grade winner Anne Cooper, C Grade winner Lee Nugent and Veteran champion Marg Brierley
Doubles matchplay really was a 'knockout'
'Big Dennis' Wilkinson and 'Little John' Hudson played like Robin Hood, stealing the trophy and leaving their opponents in their merry wake in the final of the Trentham Men's Doubles Knockout for 2015. In a one-sided final, Dennis and John defeated Dave Nugent and Jake Prewett 8 and 7, the match only lasting until the 11th hole.
Both pairs had good form coming into the final, with Dennis and John defeating the well-fancied Tom Mossop and Doug Hartwig, and Jake and Dave defeating the consistent James Hannan and Darrin McLean in the semi-finals.
Jake reported that they had no answer to Dennis and John's outstanding 'par' golf, while Dave was asked where it all went wrong and replied, 'after the photo on the first tee'.
Pre-event photo: All smiles as Dave Nugent and Jake Prewett (left) and Dennis Wilkinson and John Hudson (right) wait to tee off in the Men's Doubles Knockout final.
The Trentham Doubles Knockout trophies are sponsored by John and Marie Bell.
Fun and learning in the Play Golf clinics
Ten beginning golfers participated in the first lesson of the Play Golf clinics at Trentham Golf Club on Sunday June 21st. The program is being taken by Golf Victoria's Bendigo Regional Development Officer, Mark Bamford, assisted by Trentham Golf Club members. All aspects of playing golf and the golf swing are covered during the clinics, and the first week was simply an introduction to the golf swing.
In the first lesson, participants were initially amused when they were given large golf clubs and tennis balls, rather than normal golf clubs. Mark explained that by doing so the complexity of using a small-headed golf club was removed, allowing the participants to concentrate on stance, alignment, grip, swing plane and action without stressing about making good contact with a small golf ball.
Participants used large clubs and tennis balls during the first lesson.
The one-hour clinics continue on 28th June, 5th July, 12th July and 19th July 2015, with the cost of the clinics only $50 in total, or $10 per week. Light refreshments are provided afterwards, and this time is also used to review the lessons.
Trentham wins two pennant finals
The 2015 Dalhousie pennant season has concluded, and Trentham has won two pennants, one in the men's competition and one in the women's. Three out of the four Trentham teams made the final, with Trentham Men's Section 3 Handicap team being the unlucky ones to miss out.
|Trentham Men's Section 4 Handicap team:
(back row) Tom Mossop, Russell Hanson, James Hannan, Shane Robinson (front row) Darrin McLean, Chris Evans, James Bowen.
|Trentham Women's Division 1 Handicap team: Dawn Hinneberg, Mary Campbell, Mandy Bestwick, Gwen Justice, Editha Ott and Sue Byrne.|
In the Men's Section 4 Handicap final, held at Broadford, the Trentham team of Tom Mossop, Russell Hanson, James Bowen, Shane Robinson, Darrin McLean, James Hannan and Chris Evans defeated Kilmore 5½ to 1½.
In the Women's Division 1 Handicap the Trentham team of Sue Byrne, Mary Campbell, Mandy Bestwick, Dawn Hinneberg, Editha Ott, Gwen Justice and Shirley Shelton defeated Seymour 3½ to 1½. It was a great win as Seymour has won Division 1 for the last three years, and it was Trentham's first since 2009.
Trentham Women's Division 2 Handicap team of Veronica Maher, Ann Bainbridge Robb, Rhonda Bradley, Anne Cooper, Jan Baczynski and Ruth Duffy put up a brave effort in the final at Kilmore, but lost to Woodend 3 to 2.
Congratulations to all players for their performance and for representing the club so well.
Trentham Golf Club is an excellent choice if you are looking for an inexpensive golf club membership. Easy to walk and with some of the best greens in Victoria, Trentham was voted by Golf Australia magazine as one of the best-value, quality courses in Australia. You can discover five reasons why Trentham is a great club to join. Full adult membership is only $450 per year and there is a one-off joining fee of only $60. Economical family, student and junior memberships are also available.
For current members, memberships are due on March 1st. You can renew your membership now by going to our online membership payment centre. There is the option of paying your yearly membership, or if you have approval, paying one of your instalments.
Trentham 'top value for quality' under $40
In the June 2014 issue of Golf Australia Magazine, Trentham is included in a list of 80 Australian courses (22 in Victoria) that offer the best value-for-money golfing experience in the country. The criteria for being listed is that the course must be of good quality with a green fee of under $40.
The 15th hole at Trentham (foreground) starts an 'impressive run of four holes back to the clubhouse', according to Golf Australia magazine.
The article, titled Dollar dazzlers: 80 courses you can play for $40 or less, begins by saying "with household budgets often stretched to snapping point, it might make you feel like you can't afford to play as much golf. But, as we reveal here, there are plenty of quality courses throughout Australia offering a great value-for-money golfing experience".
According to the review, "Trentham is a hidden gem that can be easily reached from Melbourne via the Calder Highway. Lush playing surfaces, including the best greens in the region, are flanked by mature native trees, while the topography presents enough variation to offer a superb mix of holes. The short downhill par-3 15th marks the start of an impressive quartet of holes leading back to the clubhouse".