Goulburn Valley Ladies Golf Association Inc.




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Quality Teams Player of the Year  Award - 2013



as at 11th September, 2013




































Warmest Congratulations to the Winning Teams in our

2013 Winter Pennant Season.

Division One:          Tocumwal One

Division Two:          Valley View

Division Three         Valley View One

Division Four:          Hill Top

Division Five:           Rich River

This was a hard fought season, and thank you to all who participated.  Pennant is a wonderful way of playing great golf courses, meeting like-minded women, learning the Rules of Golf and generally, having a marvellous time!  If you didn’t play Winter Pennant, make sure that you sign up for Summer Pennant (where you even have a partner to help!)


GOLF VICTORIA State Team Manager’s Report: Perth Trip 2013

The girls arrived at the airport dressed, as asked, in their light blue trousers, white golf shirt, black shoes and blue Golf Victoria blazer. They all looked extremely smart.



2013 State Team:  left to right: Annette Pell, Team Manager;  Bianca Ling, Captain;  Darren Cole, Coach; Olivia Kline, Julienne Soo, Montana Strauss, Evelyn Clark and Georgia Macklan.


From the airport we had to go straight to the Western Australian Golf Course, as lunch was organised there for us.  After lunch we all changed and headed out on the course for our practice round for the Interstate Series. The girls were given Course Maps which assisted in their practice round.

The accommodation was at the Assured Waterside Apartments in South Perth and were excellent, with a full kitchen which gave me the option to cook several meals for the girls.  All meals were had in the Team Manager’s room. The laundry in each room was extremely handy. The girls had two rooms, one had two beds whilst the other held five, single beds.   Su Oh met us at the golf course and was with us for the next five nights leaving on the Saturday morning.

UNIFORMS:  The girls loved the uniform, especially the orange skort,  and the option of the four coloured shirts. The white shorts looked good, but were not always a practical colour.  Our uniforms were the envy of the girls from the other states.  Many favourable comments were given especially when the girls wore their black shirts with the orange skort.  Fashionable, stylish and the best dressed were comments received.



The weather was extremely hot in Perth for our first week, with temperatures in the mid 30’s.  A practice round was held at Mt. Lawley on the Tuesday, and as we had not been booked in, we had to wait until 13:30 to hit off. The girls had a long afternoon by the time they played the course, plotted distance and green’s maps.

Results for the Junior Championships are as follows:

Su Oh:                                     74    71   72   71           -4       288          3rd place                                                                   

Julienne Soo:                          77    74   75   75          +9       301          5th  place

Bianca Ling:                           77    80   80   80        +25       317        18th  place

Olivia Kline:                           85    81   88   81        +43       335        33rd place

Evelyn Clark:                          86    84   78   90        +46       338        38th place

Georgia Macklan:                   84    86   84   84        +46       338        38th place

Montana Strauss:                    76    73 (Withdrawn)

Saturday was our day off and some retail therapy was had.  This was followed by a trip to The Western Australian Golf Course for some chipping and putting practice, as we were unable to get on the course for another practice round.


Order of  Play:  1-5:  Julienne, Bianca, Georgia, Olivia, and Evelyn.

Sunday AM:              Vic. 2.5 / QLD 2.5

Sunday PM:               Vic. 4   / South Aust.  1

Monday PM:             Vic. 2   / W.A.  3

Tuesday AM:             Vic. 3  / N.S.W.  2  (In this Match,  Evelyn played at 3, Georgia 4 and Olivia 5)


As Team Manager, I would like to say that all the girls were a pleasure to look after. There were no problems of them going anywhere unsupervised. They were all up and going on time each day. I found them all encouraging of each other. They all got on together when not on course, and this made it very easy.  Most of the girls had homework and chose to do that rather than going out.

Especially at the interstate matches it was wonderful to see the interaction of the girls with the other teams. It seemed the Vic. and N.S.W. girls formed a special bond, which was evident after their match.

Victoria and N.S.W. on Tuesday 16th April:  Victoria won  3/2

Congratulations go to the Queensland Team on a great effort, and it was wonderful to see all teams in with a chance.

To our own girls, congratulations on a job well done, considering that we did not have any reserves to call upon,  and the positions of the girls were hard to alter. Victoria did a wonderful job to end up equal 2nd with N.S.W..

Annette Pell - Golf Victoria State Team Manager


Goulburn Valley Ladies Golf Association Inc. 

Joyce Broadbent Shield

 Held at Numurkah Golf Club on 7th March, 2013

 On Thursday, 7th March, the 41st Joyce Broadbent Shield was held at Numurkah on what was a very hot, sunny day.  This event was first played in 1972 at the Cobram Barooga Golf Club and the Joyce Broadbent Shield was donated by Numurkah Life Member, Fay Powell.  The late Joyce Broadbent was a great promoter of women’s golf in the Goulburn Valley and was an outstanding contributor to golf in the Goulburn Valley and indeed, throughout Victoria.  Joyce was President for 5 years of the Victorian Ladies’ Golf Association and played consistently off a low handicap, well in to her late 70’s.  This event is run each year, as a tribute to Joyce and her contribution to golf in our region, and this year's worthy winners were Jenny Tom, Marg. Howell and Janice Pendlebury from Cobram Barooga.

 2013 Shield Winning Team from Cobram Barooga Golf Club.


(Left to Right)

Jenny Tom,  Marg. Howell and Janice Pendlebury


Division 1 Winner:                      Sandra Williams          39 pts.          Tocumwal

Division 1 Runner-Up:               Shireen Moore              36 pts.          Shepparton

Division 2 Winner:                      Helen Ward                    36pts.           Ky. Valley View

Division 2 Runner-Up:               Barb. Fayers                   33pts.           Numurkah

Division 3 Winner:                      Sue Lowe                         37pts.           Nathalia

Division 3 Runner-Up:              Marilyn Ross                  36 pts.          Ky. Valley View

Veteran’s Winner:                       Sandra Williams                                  Tocumwal

Nearest the Pins 7th & 18th       Maree Brown                                       Rich River





 It with much pleasure that we announce the 2013 inaugural running of the “Quality Teams - Player of the Year Award.”

 Thanks to the very generous sponsorship of Paul, from Quality Teams in Shepparton, we have instituted this award in an effort to encourage more participation at ALL Clubs’ events, but specifically, at the nominated events eligible for this award. (Please refer to attached list.)

 In order to be eligible to receive points towards this event: - 

A Player must be a financial member of a G.V.L.G.A. Inc. Affiliated Club.

Points will be awarded to the G.V.L.G.A. Inc. players who return the best scores in the 18 Hole Individual Events - please see following list.

Points towards the "Quality Teams - Player of the Year Award", will be awarded as follows: -

   1 Point          -           allocated to every G.V.L.G.A. Inc. entrant to the event.

   5 Points        -           allocated for Best Scratch Score, in each grade, for Stroke

                                    events only.

   5 Points        -           allocated for Best Nett, Par or Stableford Score, for each

                                    Grade/Division on the day

   4 Points        -           allocated for Second Placegetter, for each Grade/Division on

                                    the day

   3 Points        -          allocated for Third Placegetter, for each Grade/Division on the    


In the event of a Tie, in a daily event, a Countback is to be in accordance with the recommendations of Golf Victoria.

The "Quality Teams - Player of the Year Award" will be presented to the player who has scored the highest points.  In the event of a Tie, the player with the most 5 points, then 4 points, etc., will be declared the Winner.

The G.V.L.G.A. Inc. Match Committee will have full control over the final result.

Results to be forwarded to Anne Beveridge on the Result Form provided, along with a list of the full field, within 7 days of the event being held. (Please print clearly)

Results may be emailed to a.bev@bigpond.com

Following, is the list of eligible events for the “Quality Teams - Player of the Year Award”, so make sure that you enter as many events as possible.  There is a wonderful trophy up for grabs.  Check this website for the latest results.

Golf - The Game for Life 






Thursday   7th  March

G.V.L.G.A. Joyce Broadbent Shield       



Tuesday 26th March

K. & K. Toy’s Day

Kyabram Parkland






Friday 12th April

Shepparton Challenge Bowl



Thursday 18th April

Menzies’ Challenge Bowl

Kyabram Valley View


Tuesday 23rd April

Bell Day - Teams of 3

Kyabram Parkland






Thursday 9th May

Open Team’s Day - Teams of 3



Friday 10th May

Riverview Bowl

Cobram Barooga


Friday 24th May

Gillian Gaylard Bowl

Tatura Hill Top


Monday 3rd June

G.V.L.G.A. Winter Pennant Flag Day

Rich River


Tuesday    4th June

Kialla Ladies’ Challenge Salver



Friday 14th June

Gold Watch 4B Aggregate Stableford

Kyabram Valley View


Thursday 20th June

Open 18 Hole Tournament



Monday 1st July

G.V.L.G.A. Ann Johnston Team’s Day



Tuesday 9th July

Challenge Bowl



Friday 12th July

Rich River Bowl

Rich River


Monday 15th July

Tocumwal Challenge Bowl







Tuesday 6th August

S.R. Palmer Bowl



Friday 9th August

G.V.L.G.A.  18 Hole C’Ship &  Final of  G.V. Brooch



Monday 12th August

Fay Powell Glynmawr Salver



Tuesday 13th August

Rochester Challenge Bowl



Friday 16th August

18 Hole Open Championship



Tuesday 20th August

     (2nd Day)

Edna O’Brien Open Championship

Cobram Barooga


Friday 23rd August

Ladies’ Open 18 Hole Championship







Friday 6th September

Bamawm Bell Day



Thursday 12th September

Ladies’ Open Championship

Tatura Hill Top


Monday 16th September

G.V.L.G.A. Sand Green Championship



Tuesday 24th September

        (2nd Day)

Betty Senior Ladies’ Classic



Friday 27th September

Ladies’ Open 18 Hole Championship






Thursday 10th October

Open 18 Hole Tournament



Friday 1st November

Rich River Open Tournament

Rich River





Goulburn Valley Ladies Golf Association Inc.

Ann Johnston Team's Salver

Kyabram Valley View Golf Club,

on Monday 25th June, 2012

On a well presented Course, Sandy Harvey and Jan Coe from Tatura Hill Top, won the day with a combined score of 145.  Valley View's Marie Watt and Leanne Busch were Runners-Up on a Countback from another Valley View pairing, that of Anne Hawking and Helen Armstrong, all with 151.  Although Ann Johnston herself, was unable to attend, she sent her best wishes for a successful day and congratulated everyone involved with the day.

Nearest the Pin on the 3rd (Handicap 0 -18): -  Anne Beveridge (Tocumwal)

Nearest the Pin on the 15th (Handicap 19+): -        Marion Whatley (Rich River)


Goulburn Valley Ladies Golf Championships

Numurkah Golf Club 12 August 2011


Mooroopna golfer Sandy Millett handled the wet condition of Numurkah to win her 3rd Open G.V. Championship, with a score of 84. Runner Up on a countback was Jan Coe of Hill Top Golf Club with an 89. 


Sandy Millet


Bronze Championship winners were from Numurkah Golf Club, Yvonne Clark scratch 95, and Runner Up was Rosemary Rutledge with a 97.



Yvonne Clark Scratch Winner 95


Handicap Perpetual Cup Winner was Jan Coe from Hill Top Golf Club.


Siver Handicap Winner: Jan Coe from Hill Top 89-16 -73, Runner Up was Nola Dalton from Numurkah 89 - 16 - 73.  


Bronze Handicap Winner:    Rosemary Rutledge Numurkah 97 - 24 - 73 Runner Up: Yvonne Clark Numurkah 95 - 19 - 76  


Winner of the Goulburn Valley Broach was Mignon Campbell with a nett 82 from Hill Top, on a countback from Ruth Stephan from Shepaprton Golf Club.  

Nearest the pins: 7th: Wendy Williams

                         18th: Sandy Millet



Royal Womens Hospital Winners


Marg Jacabson and Bernie Nichols 40 points

Mooroopna Golf Club.


Runners Up: Joy Reeves and Suzy Philir-Limon 30 points



Amy Johnson Teams Salver

Merrigum Golf Club 27th June 2011



Bette Sandalands & Joan Scott Mooroopna 133 Nett.


Runners Up: Sandy Millett & Dawn Watters Mooroopna 134 Nett.


Edna Starritt Fourball

Cobram Barooga Golf Club 25th June 2011



Lyn Cogger & Judy Holland (Anne Starritt Middle)

Shepparton 46pts


Runners Up: Sandy Millett and Mary Williams 43pts



Winter Flag Day

Hill Top Golf Club

June 6th 2011


Division 1 Winners:


Nola Dalton, Tracey Clouston, Felicity Booth, Helen Schmedje, Kate Moore


Division 2: Cobram Barooga



Marg Rhode, Marg Howell, Faye Doyle, Heather Miller, Jenny Tom


Division 3: Numurkah



Bev McIntosh, Pauline Davies, Moira Blake, Jan Stevens, Yvonne Clark.


Division 4 Mooroopna



Dawn Noia, Mary williams, Di Newman, Helen Kiss, Shirley Rae, Jan Beggs


Divsion 5: Tocumwal


Anne Frrestone, Petra Wilmot, Barb Bell, Rosemay O'Brien, Elsie Sparrowhawk, Veronica Condy









18 Holes Foursome Championship


Mooroopna Golf Club hosted the event on the 20th May,

The results held spectators enthralled to the end.87 off the stick had the 2 teams of Tracey Clouston and Kate Moore (Numurkah ) facing a play off holes with Sandy Millett and Brenda Broughton (Mooroopna.)  After both teams paring the 18th hole they went onto the 10th hole, Kate Moore placed her ball within birdie distance. Sandy and Brenda could only manage a bogie and the playoff holes was won by Tracey and Kate.

HANDICAP WINNERS:    Ellen Chard & Val Bambrook    112-39=73  Shepparton Golf Club

Runner-up Handicap winners: Jenny Tom  & Vanessa Raneen    98-23 ½ =74 ½ Cobram Barooga Golf Club

NEAREST THE PIN: 7th Chris Hall (Card Draw) Shepparton,    10th Lorraine Smith Mooroopna


2011 Joyce Broadbent Shield

Nagambie Golf Club

Friday the 15th of April 

Goulburn Valley Ladies Golf Association held its first event, The Joyce Broadbent Shield at Nagambie Golf Course.
 With Great Autumn weather and improved condition due to more rain this year and hard work by the men and women of Nagambie golf club. 54 players represent the Goulburn Valley.

The Shield was first played in 1972 to honor Joyce for her accomplishments in golf. Joyce became the first Goulburn Valley Ladies Golf Association Life member in 1975. She was a great golfer, a delegate for Victorian Ladies golf, vice president, promoted women golf in the Goulburn valley.

The Shield donor was Fay Powell ladies life member of Numurkah Golf Club who also a loved and she promoted golf in Numurkah.

On the shield for 2011 will be the Team names of Sally Bazeley 40 pts, Deirdre Kleinig 35 pts and Jan Mckay 35pts combined pts of 110 from Nagambie Golf Club. One shot back on a count back with was Hill Top Golf Club Jan Coe, Sandy Harvey, Loretta Wiffin from Mooroopna’s players Bette Sandland, Verity Steward and Judy Tucker. 
They were very delight to win a prestige Goulburn Valley event. Nagambie Golf Club also won the event in 1991.
Division 1 winners-  Joy Kelly from Rich river Handicap 16 with 40pts from Jan Coe(16) 39pts Hill top.
Division 2 winners-Marilla Macauley  Kialla Handicap 27 with 42 pts from Sandy Harvey (25) 41pts Hill Top.
Division 3 winners- Betty Sandland Handicap 36 with 40pts from Joan Herman (36) 39pts Mooroopna.


2010 Ladies Pennant

Mooroopna Golf Ladies were all smiles after winning the flag at  Numurkah Golf Club in the final’s  over Numurkah .
L to R Faye Johnson, Dawn Watters, Dawn Nioa, Jan Colbert, Margaret Jacobson Verity Steward, Joan McAuliffe, Lorna Grant ,Mary Williams, Di Newman, Judy Tucker , Shirley Rae - absent Jeanette Davidson.

Goulburn Valley Ladies Golfers Win


The Country Team Golf is played across various metropolitan Clubs and Teams are selected from players in each district across Victoria.

The matches are played in three divisions with promotion and relegation. Goulburn Valley is in division 2 after relegation in 2009.
The matches were played at Northern Golf Club on Tuesday 31st of August Goulburn Valley Def Dalhousie 4/3 in the Morning in very cold conditions. The afternoon rounds belonged to Goulburn Valley winning over south Gippsland 5/2.

On Wednesday at Kooringal Golf Club there was only ½ a game separating East Gippsland and Goulburn Valley. So every match was important. Goulburn Valley had 3 matches in early, and eagerly watched their Team mates play the last couple of holes in the rain.

Goulburn Valley defeating East Gippsland 5/2. Great team effect with hard thought matches. Kate Moore from Shepparton playing No 1.  Backed up by Maryanne Davis and Michelle Fields Geraldine O’Callaghan from Rich River played 3th and 4th and went under defeated. First time young gun Kacey Heywood was in the middle and did very well. The tail was Kim Morris from Shepparton, Tracey Clouston from Numurkah, and Sandy Millett from Mooroopna Golf Club who played 7th position and went undefeated.
Well done Players and caddies.

The Alice Coltman Cup Division 2 belonged to the Goulburn Valley winning 14 games/6 points to East Gippslands 10.5 games/ 4 points. Goulburn Valley promoted to Division 1. Division 1 was one by N.E and Bendigo won division 3.In 1980 was the last time Goulburn Valley one Division 1 .


Goulburn Valley Ladies Golf Championships


Shepparton Golf Club

13 August 2010


Open scratch winner was Rich River 2010 Club Champion Kacey Heywood. Kacey mastered the wet and cold conditions with 5 over par 78. Kacey’s playing of a handicap of 6 , she started laying 2 ½ years ago!  Maryannie Davis also from Rich River shot 80 to come runner up.

Bronze Championship winner was Jan Coe with 93 from Hill Top Golf Club. Runner up was Lorraine Smith 94 from Mooroopna Golf Club.



Silver Handicap winner was Mooroopna’s Club Champion Sandy Millett  81-10-71. Runner up Kacey Heywood 78-6-72




 Bronze handicap winner Janice Pendlebury  104-32-72 Cobram Barooga from Judy Geer 100-27-73

Goulburn Valley Brooch winner Janice Pendlebury 104-32-72 Cobram Barooga golf Club

Nearnest the Pin  2nd  Julie Shanahan       Mooroopna

                                   12th Judy Hammond     Shepparton

Goulburn Valley Country Teams

The Team was announced at the G.V.L.G.A. Championships on Friday. We wish the team good golf and success in Division 2. Tuesday 31 August the Team plays 36 holes at Northern Golf Club. Wednesday 18 holes at Kooringal Golf Club.

Michelle Fields            Kim Morris

 Kacey Heywood      Maryanne Davis

Kate Moore                Tracey Clouston

Shirley jean                Sandy Millett

Liz Nicholls                 Geraldine O’callaghan                                      





Edna Starritt Fourball


Royal Women’s Hospital


Rich River Golf Club   30th July 2010

Edna Starritt Fourball Winners

The day started with overcast skies and heavy condition on the fairway. It was a winter golf day. But two ladies from Rich River Golf Club Lesley Gray & Wilma Curnow handled the condition well, and come in with a terrific score of 48pts. Runners up winners were Nola Dalton & Moira Blake from Numurkah Golf Club with 45pts.

Nearest the pin 
4th Rose Priestly Shepparton

13th Felicity Booth Numurkah

Royal Women’s 4BBB Winners

Lesley Gray & Wilma Curnow with 48pts from Rich River will represent the Goulburn Valley in Melbourne.

Runners up Tracey Clouston & Janet Stevens from Numurkah who had 44pts.

In 2006 Women’s Golf Victoria choose the Royal Women’s Hospital Pelvic Floor Unit as recipient of their fundraising effects.

It is the Leader in Research and treatment for incontinence which effects one in three over the age of 35.

The Royal Women’s 4BBB which is played at golf clubs around the state has donated more than $100,000 to the Women’s on behalf of their members. We had a special guest from the Foundation of the Royal Women’s Hospital which was Sarah White, she thanked us for our support plus talked about how important the role of The Royal Women Hospital is to all women in the state.

Ann Johnston Teams Salver

Rochester Golf Club 28th of June 2010

On a very cold day at Rochester Golf Club the Ann Johnston Teams Salver was held and the winning team is the lowest nett aggregate score. Ann Johnston was there to present the winners. It was good to see Ann again. Ann played golf at a state level and we were lucky to have her in the G.V country Teams.

Winners Lorraine Healey 69 nett with Toni Beck 75 nett combined score of 144 nett.



Runners Up winners Sandy Millett 74 nett and Jan Beggs 73nett

144 combined score.

Nearest the pins 5th Roseanne Sharp Rich River

                             12th Joy Kelly Rich River


Winter Pennant Flag Day - LADIES GOLF


Tocumwal Golf Club was the chosen course for the Goulburn Valley Ladies Golf Association Pennant Flag day held on Monday June 7. Over seventy ladies from surrounding clubs hit off with a shot gun start which was a social round organised to bring the Winter Pennant matches to a close and the presentation of Flags.

Twelve clubs were represented and thirty five teams participated in the Pennant competition which began on March 20 and concluded on June 7. Division one is match play scratch and the lower divisions are handicap play.

Division One was won by Shepparton Gold; Division Two by Rich River; Division Three by Cobram Barooga; Division Four by Shepparton and Division Five by Cobram Barooga.

Winter Pennant Flag Day

Division 1 Flag winners Shepparton Golf Club   

Captain: Judy Hammond


Viv Love Marie Brown
Kim Morris, Cheryl Mahon Emergencies: Sandy DeCrespigny  

Division 2 Flag winners Rich River Golf Club

Captain: Bev Clark

Players: Barb Sands, Colleen Armstrong, Cath Kelly Marg Young, Emergencies: Lyn James, Nancy Goldrick

Division 3 Flag winners  Cobram Barooga 

Captain: Jenny Tom

Betty Cranston, De Spackman, Vanessa Ranken,        Liz Ewing Emergencies: Ruth Ward,  Marg  Hazelgrove,  Kathy Doyle, Marg Manguel ,Joy Mynard

Division 4 Flag winners:     Shepparton Golf club 

Captain: Heather Phillips

Players: Mort Davies, Di hands, Maree Tonkins, Di Ingram, Emergencies: Corinne Bugg Heather Groves

Division 5 Flag winners   Cobram Barooga Golf Club 

Captain: Jill Toohey

Players: June Whiteman, Janice Pendlebury, Kerri Kreutzer Emergencies: M . Rodger, Rhonda Rettke, Evelyn Dalton   




By Sandy Millet







Sue Pappas Awarded Bronze Medal

Tocumwal golfer Mrs. Sue Pappas has been awarded a Bronze Medal for her golfing ability by Golf Australia.


Sue, who plays off a handicap of 13 and has been a member of Tocumwal Golf Club for just on twenty years, received the award as part of the Australia wide Amateur Ranking System. There are four divisions – Junior, Open, Senior and Super Senior with Sue included in the latter division.


She was very surprised to receive the medal in December despite her contribution to ladies golf in the area. Some of her many successes include runner up in the Victorian Senior Open in 2009, Club Champion and Captain at Tocumwal Golf Club and her keen interest in regional golf.



Goulburn Valley Ladies Golf Association

Joyce Broadbent Challenge Shield

The first event on the calendar for the Goulburn Valley Ladies Golf Association was the Joyce Broadbent Challenge Shield which was held at Cobram Barooga Golf Club on 16th of April.

The Shield was donated by Fay Powers in honor of Joyce. Mrs. Joyce Broadbent was a life member of the G.V.L.G.A. Not only was she a great player of golf in the Goulburn Valley winning Club championship, G.V. Championship, played Country Teams 35 times, she encouraged many ladies and juniors to play golf including me, As a 16 year old junior I went to Cobram Barooga with Joyce,
I had a 12 on the 4th, today I had a 79 off the stick.

Thanks to Joyce and others who promote golf.

Thank-you ladies at the Cobram Barooga Golf Club for holding this event the weather was prefect, course in great condition and lovely hospitality.                                                       


 Winners of the 2010 Joyce Broadbent Challenge Shield 

Cobram Barooga Team of Terri Mentha 37pts  Helen Adkins 33 pts  Jan Curran 34pts,  total of points of 104.


Div 1 : Winner Sandy Millett 38pts Mooroopna


r/up:  Ann Churches 36pts Ky Valley View

Div 2: Winner Lou Pritchard 34pts


r/up  :Annette Pell 33pts Ky Parklands


Div 3 Winner :Sharon Harrison 36pts Ky Valley View


r/up :Tracey Wade 35pts Ky Valley Veiw

 Nearest the pin :  8th Bev Willis  Cobram Barooga


                          : 12th Julie Neale Ky Valley View

Veterans : Terri Mentha 37pts

Submitted by: Sandy Millett      





A team of junior girls representing the GVLGA, have taken out Division 3 in the 2010 Kay Maylook Shield. The team comprised Jess Scapin aged 10(hcp 27, Ky Parklands), Step Vogel aged 11 (hcp 21,Cobram-Barooga), and Rachael Wilkinson aged 17 (hcp 33, Numurkah).

The Kay Mahlook Shield was first played in 1987 to foster positive participation opportunities for country girls. It is a major event on the State Junior Calendar.

Division 1 team was lead by 16 year old Rebecca Wright from Rich River Golf Club, off a handicap of 7, Alex Radevski from Mooroopna (hcp 11), and Jaydon Vaenute (hcp 13) from Cobram Barooga.

The event is handicap match play over three rounds of golf, played on three different courses. This year it was Eaglehawk, Neangar Park, and Marong Golf Clubs.

Goulburn valley Division 1 came 2nd overall to East Gippslands 6 points/6 1/2 games to Goulburn valleys 4 points 6 1/2 games. Rebecca Wright was undefeated, Alex Radevski had a win, a square, and a loss, and Jaydon Vaenute 2 wins and loss. Well done GV girls! A great effort, you can handle all types of golf courses well.

The Team of Step Vogel, Jess Scapin, and Rachael Wilinson won all its matches with 6 o\points and 7 games. Rachael was undefeated and Jess and Step had 2 wins and a loss. The girls were very excited with their results.

A good time was had by all. President Sue Pogue and Brenda Broughton enjoyed the fine weather and seeing the girls do well. The girls increased their knowledge of golf and match play. Hopefully we will be seeing these names for a long time in the future of golf.

Sandy Millett

Rachael Wilkinson, Jess Scapin, Alex Radevski, Step Vogel, Jaydon Vaenute, & Rebecca Wright

2009 GVLGA Pennant Winners

Rich River

Judy Vise and Pat Melville Contemplate the next holeThe Rich River Support CrewBeryl Clack & Cath Kelly (Rich River) and Mavis Birrell & Felicity Booth (Numurkah)Rich River Winners, Back (L to R) Toni Beck, Mary Boek, Leanne Cregan, Colleen Armstrong, Judy Vise, Beryl Clack, Pat Melville, Front (L to R) Maree Brown, Cath Kelly (Captain), Lesley Gray


The Club congratulates the Rich River team on their win in the Goulburn Valley Ladies Golf Association’s Summer Pennant at Kialla on Monday 23rd November.

Its been a very determined effort, having had to play a sudden death match with Hill Top last week to win the Western Division and a place in the final against East Division winners Numurkah.

The Summer Pennant has been running since the early 80’s and Rich River had never won, so the team set out to do their utmost to bring the shield home.  Numurkah were equally focussed as they had also not won the event.

The final was therefore set for an exciting finish to the competition and did not disappoint expectations.  After 4 matches were decided it was 2 wins each and the 5th match needed to play through to the 21st hole before a result.  Beryl Clack and Cath Kelly won the sudden death tie breaker, giving Rich River the victory.

All team members, including emergencies, Di Symons, Lyn James, Nancy Goldrick, Lucille George and Joy Kelly are congratulated on their excellent


Excerpt from the Shepparton News:

“It’s rich icing on the cake

Rich River is celebrating its first ever Goulburn Valley Ladies Golf Association Summer 4BBB Pennant win after defeating Numurkah in a play-off for the final at Kialla Golf Club on Monday 23rd November.

Rich River’s 3-2 win against Numurkah need one pairing to play three extra holes after a 2-2 tie in the initial pairs match-play competition.

Team captain Cath Kelly and Beryl Clack were Rich River’s winning pair, holding their nerve on the putting green to win the title.

Rich River had also needed sudden-death to see off Hill Top on the road to Monday’s final.

Rich River team member Pat Melville said the club had been trying to win the summer four-ball pennant since 1982 and the celebrations were fitting for the drought-breaking win.

Both teams followed the play-off contest around the three decisive holes, Rich River literally jumping for joy when victory was sealed.

“We have been trying to win this for 27 years and never managed to do it,” Melville said.

“Fortunately we’ve had a lot of luck this year.  We’ll have a big party to celebrate.”

Melville said the whole squad, fill-in players as well, had been important in taking Rich River to the title.”

Ann Johnson Teams Salver

Kialla Golf Club 29th June 2009.

Kialla Golf Club was a bit wet and muddy on monday, but the pairing from HillTop of Jan Coe (16) and Loretta Liffen (27), had no trouble with the conditions and were delighted to win this special event.

Kialla Golf Club is known for its hospitality, so if your golf's not good, don't worry. A big thankyou t othe Ladies for having us there.

The proceeds of the day support the Ladies G.V. Country Teams. Helen Michael donated the Salver trophies. This year Anne Johnson was unable to attend. Anne was  a member of the Cobram-Barooga Golf Club, and she has played in the Victorian State Squad, G.V. Country Teams, is a winner of Cobram-Barooga Ladies Championship, Metropolitan Championship, Victorian Country Champion, Goulburn Valley Champion of Champions, Goulburn Valley and Victorian Sandscrape Champion, Riverbelt Open. She also has numerous course records and a VLGU Laurel Wreath Brooch. In 1992, Anne's handicap was a 1.
In my first Country Team's, I had the pleasure to be her caddie. Great golfer and great person. At the moment, Anne's a bit busy with her family of 4 boys. Hopefully in the future, we will see her playing again.

The winning team was the very consistent Jan Coe, 74 Nett, and Loretta Wiffen 75 Nett from HillTop Golf Club with the lowest Nett aggregrate score of 169.

Runner-Up on a countback was Sandy de Crespigny 72 Nett, and Liv Love 78 Nett, team total Nett 150, from Marie watt 73 nett, and Dot Bennet 77 Net, total Nett 150 from Ky Valley View Golf Club.

Nearest the Pin Trophies went to Kay Luscombe Kialla, and Marion Whatley Rich River.

Sandy Millett



Goulburn Valley Ladies Golf


Association Flag Day





                                Division 1    Tocumwal
                    Val Moore Lynne Parry Sue Leggate Sue Pappas


 Michellee Fields Sue Pappas Kim Morris Anne Beveridge Lynne Parry

Monday June 1

Rich River Golf Club held the 2008 Flag Day with the end of winter Pennant and the start of some winter weather   “rain”.  This year there were 5 division, 35 teams .

Division one is match play  scratch and the lower Division is Handicap pennant.

Division One Tocumwal,  won the Flag  but with Tocumwal ‘s loss to Rich River, they were keen to know the result of the game between Shepparton and Mooroopna .
Mooroopna won and Tocumwal had it’s Flag. Good to see Numurkah with a team in division 1. Tocumwal had some new players Kim Morris and Michelle Field with Sue Pappas ,Lynne Parry,Val Moore and Sue Leggate.

108 players from around the District played stableford on Flag Day.

Division 1 Winners

Cheryl Ashworth  32 pts Rich River

R/up : Collen Armstrong  32 pts

Division 2 winners

Joan Mcauliffe  35 pts Mooroopna

R/up: Lois Pritchard  34 pts Valley Veiw

Division 3 winner

Marlene Top 32 pts Valley View

R/up: Ruth Stephan 31 pts Shepparton

Nearest the pin

Pat Morison Tocumwal

Linda Dallas Rich River




Division 2 Cobram Barooga

Marg Howell, Helen Adkins, Fay Doyle, Heather Miller, Marg Rhode, Terry Mentha



Division 3 Ky Valley

Judy Greer, Sharon Harrison, Gill Tharson, Marilyn West,
 Julie Neale, Fay Gollan, Alyson Slimmon




Division 4 Cobram Barooga

Kath Doyle, Marg Manuel, Liz Ewing, Betty Cranstan, Ruth Ward, Fran Thatche



Division 5 Cobram Barooga

Jill Tooley, Evelyn Dolton, Lorraine Welch, Jenny Tom, Lynette Forster

Absent:  Kerri  Wilkie, Rhonda Rhettke and Kathy Russell.

                                          From Sandy Millett

                                         Publicity Officer  G.V.L.G.A.

 2009 GVLGA RoseBowl Championship

 The 2009 Rose Bowl Trophy Cup was held at Shepparton Golf Club on the 15th May, over 36 holes.

Winners of the Scratch Section were Jeanette Nelson and Felicity Booth, with a score of 85 + 90 = 175.

The Goulburn Valley Ladies
Foursomes Championships was first played in 1963. The Rose Bowl Trophy Cup was donated by Mrs. A. Tweddle, and her daughter Jan Dunlop's name appears 8 times with different partners. 

But on the dates 2009 will be the pair from Numurkah Jeannette Nelson and Felicity Booth with scores of 85 + 90 = 175. This combination seen to be working because this is the second time their names will be on the cup. Both are single figure players.

Runners up Kim Morris from Tocumwal and Marie Brown from Shepparton with
scores of 88 + 89= 177. The handicap winners from Hilltop were Jan Coe and Heather Long nett 154 runners up Judy Hammond and Heather Brain 155 nett from
Shepparton Golf Club.

Nearest to pins 2nd Hole Sandy Millet and on the 12th Hole Ann Beveridge
Clubs represented were from Cobram Barooga, HillTop, Ky Valley View, Mooroopna, Nurmurkah, Rich River, Rochester, Shepparton and Tocumwal Golf Clubs.

Submitted by Sandy Millet

Womens Winners at Kyabram Parkland Bell Day Event.

Joan Byham, Margaret Rhode, and Kathy Doyle from Cobram-Barooga Golf Club, with a total score of 118 Aggregate Points won the Bell Day event at Ky Parklands recently.