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2010 Country Week Details

 Monday, September 20, 2010
2010 Country Week

The Goulburn Valley will be out to defend the Country Week Shield this year, with the first shots being fired on Monday 27th September 2010, with the Country Championship at Patterson River.

Full details of the itinerary and results are on the Country Week Webpage.

Why not bookmark it now to keep track of the players and their progress this year.

Go GV!

By clicking on the comments link below, you can send the team a message of support, so show them support.

Hill Top teams dominate 2010 Gray Barton Teams Event

 Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Last Sunday 9 teams participated in the annual Gray Barton team’s event at Rich River Golf Club.  The course was presented in excellent conditions given the amount of rain experienced in the district over the last couple of weeks.

This year’s event was taken out by the Hill Top team of Peter Baird, Mark Baird, Michael Buckley & Michael Haynes with a solid score of 147 points.  They were followed into 2nd place by another Hill Top team consisting of Fred Andrews Snr & Jnr, Laurie Nicholson & Timothy Nicholson with a score of 139 points.

Individual honours went to Lachlan Wilson from Rich River with a fantastic score of 42 points with runner up going to Dean Brown from Nagambie Golf Club with 38 points.

NTP’s were taken out by Michael Haynes & Max Ryder.

Geoff Devine
GVDGA Captain

Vic Boys Championships. 2010

 Sunday, September 12, 2010
The Vic Boys Championship tees off this year on Monday 20th Sept at Long Island GC. The 2nd Round to be played at Royal Melbourne GC, on Tuesday  21st Sept.

We have 3 Boys in the field this year, Luke Petherick (Mooroopna) Lach Devine (Shepparton) & Kyle Michel (Shepparton).

The format is, 2 rounds stroke play, best 8 players move through to the match play rounds which start on the Wednesday. To win this event, 5 rounds on great courses, it will take a lot of great golf & focus.

Luke will compete in the Open under 18 age group. He will start the event as a major contender after his form over the last 6 months. Luke will need to out play Ben Rogers, Ben Eccles, Sean Ong and the like. Luke can play at the top level, if the A game is on we may see a good week. I don't believe we have had a Vic boys Champion from the GV. Luke is a good chance.

Kyle will compete in the under 14 age group. He also will be out for a good tournament, currently sitting 7th on the Geoff Ogilvy Rankings in his age group. Kyle's group has Fraser Droop from Yarrawonga, he is out to win the grandslam of junior golf. Droop has won the waverley Masters & the Vic Championships already this year. Can Kyle stop Droop, I think he can. It will be a fun (long) week, lets hope we see a Michel V Droop listing on Friday, (Kingswood Gc) the final.

Lach will complete in the under 16 age group. A tough group, Lach will be looking to make the top 8 come Tuesday night, predicted 83,83 may get him into Wednesday. This may be higher due to Sean Ong & Ben Eccles possibility qualifiering in the open group therefore moving the score out for the under 16 group. 

The 3 boys have been to this tournament before, if they, be patient, stay focused & enjoy the week, the result will looking after it's self. 

I will post updates through the tournament.

Tennyson Blake.
GV Junior Manager. 


Junior Pennant 2010

 Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Junior pennant will be a new format this year, the season will run from the second sunday in October. The new format is as follows.
1.    handicap pennant. (match play)
2     all players must be under 18 years on the day of the first round.
3.    no handicap restrictions
4.    all teams must play in handicap order.
5.    players may be Boys &Girls
6.    5 players per team.
7.    We would like your best 2 players to play & encourage the younger members of your club to play.
8.    Play to be Sunday mornings.

Can all clubs who would like to be involved please contact me. I would like to have the draw in place by the 1st of October, therefore can the club Captains please contact me before september 25.

Tennyson Blake
Junior manager.

2010 Country Week side Announced

 Thursday, September 02, 2010

2010 Country Week side selected


At the conclusion of the 2010 GVDGA championship the country week team was announced to defend this year’s Div 1 title.  The team is as follows:


Terry Vogel                         Captain

Ash Umbers

Aaron Coates

Ben Docking                       Selector at C/W

James Zappelli

Luke Petherick

Ash Blake

Daniel Adem

Andrew Storer

Ben MacGibbon

Tim Watson

Jeremy Rath

Geoff Devine


The support team is as follows:


Junior caddies:


Chris Thomlinson

Dylan Grandell

Lachie Devine

Kyle Michel

Tom Moss




Peter Fraser                      Liasion officer / Selector

Wayne Gould                    Team Manager / Selector

Mike McGregor                 Swing & Fitness Coach / Caddy / Selector

John Love                          Official



On behalf of all members of the GV we would like to wish the team the very best of luck.


Once again our base will be at the Keysborough Hotel / Motel and the team will travel together by bus.  Details of travel arrangements will be forwarded shortly.


Geoff Devine

GVDGA Captain

Results 2010 Mens GV Championship

 Thursday, September 02, 2010

Ben Docking Claims 2nd title


Rich River GC’s Ben Docking won his second GVDGA Championship at Cobram Barooga GC on the weekend with a two under par total of 142.  Ben posted two consistent rounds of 71 to take the title by two strokes from Shepparton GC’s Ash Blake who posted the morning’s best round of 2 under par 70 followed by an afternoon 74.

Chris Thomlinson from Cobram Barooga GC won the GV junior title with rounds of 77 / 79 from Locky Thurston who after posting a great score of 75 in the morning shot an 84 in the afternoon.

The A Grade handicap event was taken out by David Cartwright with a nett score of 148 over the two rounds with the Leighton Keast Trophy for the B Grade handicap event going to Locky Thurston with a nett score of 139.

NTP’s were won by Chris Thoplinson, Glenn Cartwright, Tim Watson and Scott Royden.


Clubs represented were as follows:

Shepparton 7, Numurkah 3, Cobram Barooga 3, Hill Top 2, Ky Parkland 2, Rich River 1, Mooroopna 1

Geoff Devine
GVDGA Captain

GV Ladies 2010 Championship Results

 Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Results of the Goulburn Valley Ladies 2010 Championship are now available on GV Ladies webpage. Congratulations to Kacey Heywood of Rich River Golf Club, being crowned this years Champion.

GV Veterans Results for August 2010

 Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Check out the Results of the Veterans latest competition by going to their webpage.

GV Championship Draw

 Friday, August 27, 2010
Find below the draw for the 2010 GVDGA Championship at Cobram Barooga this Sunday 29th August.

The AM event will be held on the west course.

8:00am 12 noon 1st Tee Tim Watson  Mitch Grandell Jason Welsh
8:06am 12:06pm 1st Tee Jeremy Rath Scott Royden Locky Thurston
8:12am 12:12pm 1st Tee Ash Blake Ben MacGibbon Chris Thomlinson
8:18am 12:18pm 1st Tee Daniel Adem Luke Petherick Kyle Michel
8:24am 12:24pm 1st Tee James Zappelli Ben Docking Dylan Grandell
8:30am 12:30pm 1st Tee Andrew Storer Vacant Vacant

Geoff Devine
GVDGA Captain

Gray Barton Teams Event

 Friday, August 27, 2010
The Gray Barton teams event will be held at the Rich River Golf Club on Sunday 12th Sept.  The shot gun start stableford event is scheduled to tee off at 9am with teams being required to report in to the starter by 8:30am.

Gray Barton Entry Form

Geoff Devine
GVDGA Captain