Officials said this year’s Mallacoota golf Open was “enormous”, but filled with fun and laughter.
The club welcomed players from north to Shell Harbour and Catalina as well as Sale and Lakes Entrance in the south to name a few as well as strong contributions from Eden, Bega and Bermagui.
Officials said there was some afternoon breezes, but play was never threatened by rain across the full four days of competition.
”It seems every year our tournament gets bigger and better,” a spokeswoman said.
“The atmosphere in the Golf Club was truly amazing - it’s like a reunion, with the participants from both the north and south of us mixing so well.”
The opening and final day of competition were both mixed events, while ladies play ran on Friday and men’s events were held on Saturday.
Officials said fantastic fields took on each of the events and carded some good scores on the course.
The opening ladies stableford was won by Victoria Balfour and Glenda Graham with 46 points.
The winning men’s pair was Queenslander Peter Hegarty and Bermagui’s David Balmain with 47 points.
On ladies day, Pambula-Merimbula featured in the gross results with Carlene Ramsay winning from Lynda Jolly.
The nett favoured Tura’s Myriam van Hock over Lynda Plummer.
Tura also featured in the silver salver with the team of van Hock, Plummer and Lorraine Arnaudon claiming the shield.
Mick Venables took out the overall men’s stroke win with 74 from runner-up Darren Warne on 75.
The nett result went to Mallacoota local Ollie Liedtke with 66.
The final day was the mixed 4BBB aggregate and the local pairing of Rae Howell and Tom Nolan took the prize with 77.
Runners-up were another Mallacoota pairing of Jayne and Bruce Gaudion with 73.
The spokeswoman said organisers were thrilled with the feedback.
“We received some wonderful comments from the visitors regarding the beautiful condition of our course … and thanks go to the ground staff, who have done a splendid job,” she said.
Officials thanked everyone who took part.
Day 1. 4BBB Stableford : Men’s & Ladies :
Sponsored by: Bendigo Bank & Mallacoota Foreshore Holiday Park
Ladies Winners: Victoria Balfour and Glenda Graham from Pambula/Merimbula with 46 spts.
Runners up: Judy Filmer (Bega) and Dianne Berryman with 44 spts. on a c/b
3rd: Glenda Weeks and Liz McKay (Mallacoota) with 44 spts. on a c/b
NTP: A grade: 6th -
B grade: 14th Pauline Hillyer - Mallacoota
C grade: 3rd -
A grade: Di Dickson (Lakes Entrance)
B grade: Jan Meares (Tathra)
C grade: Jacki Kilner (Palm Springs)
Men’s Winners: Peter Hegarty (Qld.) and David Balmain (Bermagui) 47
Runners up: Rex Kermode and Eric Waterson (Tathra) 46
3rd: Doug Blair and Brian Jones (Bermagui) 45
NTP: 3rd - Ollie Leidtke (Mallacoota)
6th - Jeffrey White (Jack Rabbit) (Yarram)
14th - Tom Nolan (Mallacoota)
Longest Drive A Grade: -
B Grade: Scott Williams (Shell Harbour)
C Grade: Carl Crnic (Mallacoota)
A Grade Gross winner: Carlene Ramsay 84 Pambula/Merimbula
Runner up: Lynda Jolly 88 Pambula/Merimbula
B Grade Gross winner: Judy English 94 Eden
Runner up: Barb Ubrihien 97 Bega
C Grade Gross winner: Diane Gray 104 Lakes Entrance
Runner up: Judy Auland 106 Tathra
A Grade Nett Winner: Myriam Van Hock 71 Tura
Runner up: Lynda Plummer 72 Tura
B Grade Nett Winner: Jayne Gaudion 73 Mallacoota
Runner up: Sue Howland 74 Tathra
C Grade Nett Winner: Gillian Petersohn 74 Bega C/b
Runner up: Pam Bobbin 74 Mallacoota
Tournament Champion: Carlene Ramsay
Men’s Day – Stroke:
Open Champion Gross Mick Venables (Pambula/Merimbula 74
Overall Nett Winner Ollie Liedtke (Mallacoota) 66
A Grade Runner up: Darren Warne (Pambula/Merimbula 75
A Grade Nett Winner: Ian Smith (Pambula/Merimbula) 75 c/b
B Grade Gross Winner Gordon Symons (Mallacoota) 88
B Grade Gross Runner up: Laurie Bilman (Bega) 89
B Grade Nett Winner: Howard Filmer (Bega) 69
C Grade Gross Winner: Lee Cross (Bega) 95
C Grade Gross Runner up: Gus Hummell (Bermagui) 98
C Grade Nett Winner: John Hillyer (Mallacoota) 70
Triple Golden Shot: Ryan Westall (Pambula/Merimbula)
NTP: 6th Alan Roberts (Pambula/Merimbula)
NTP: 14th Darren Warne (Pambula/Merimbula)
A Grade: Kim Robinson (Pambula/Merimbula)
B Grade: Nick Dunbar (Mallacoota)
C Grade: Jeffrey White (Yarram/Mallacoota)
NAGA Award: Scott Milstead (Tathra)
Teams Event: Lee Cross, Laurie Bilman and Howard Filmer. (Bega) 213.
Day 4. Sunday - Mixed 4BBB Aggregate – Sponsored by:
Riviera Golf Bairnsdale: (Don and Di Dickson)
Winners: Rae Howell and Tom Nolan (Mallacoota) 77
Runners up: Jayne and Bruce Gaudion (Mallacoota) 73
3rd: Terri Owen and Gary Warren (Mallacoota) 71
4th Yetti and Peter Mitford-Burgess (Tathra) 68
NTP: 3rd Howard Filmer (Bega)
6th Jacki Kilner (Em/Lakes)
6th Brian Mitchell (Mallacoota)
14th Judy Shallard (Tathra)
14th Tim Cashmore (Mallacoota)
14th Duck, Duck wine winners: Tim Cashmore and Judy Shallard.