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Results for 25th October 2008

Well today certainly was a high scoring round, Mehmet must have thought he had it in the bag with 44 stableford points but no…Mal Fleming¬†knocked him off with an excellent 45 points! In fact all the top places were 38 or better so once again the club average handicaps are dropping down just like the financial markets but the opposite degree of happiness!!
To those staying in Melbourne have a good stroke round on Saturday…for the others going to Rich River travel safely!
Results for today are

Melbourne Cup Weekend – Details

Paddle Wheel Motel 385 High St Echuca 5482 3822
Accommodation 2 nights. BBQ Sunday. 2 rounds of golf.
Breakfast and evening meals on your account.
-Hot Meal $12 average
-Continental $10 average

Booked in at the Moama Bowling Club for Friday and Saturday nights.
Bus pick up 6pm both nights

Tee Off. 8.04am Saturday and Sunday
Rich River Golf Club Tel. 1 800 035 634




It was an emotional and fitting win when Derek took out the initial Fred Kitson Memorial, although it was never planned to be played as a memorial competition. I think without exception we all wanted Fred to be in attendance as his first competition was played. No one could deny Derek a tear in his eye as he accepted the trophy for as he explained “Fred wasn’t just a father in law he was a mate”. And what a beautiful trophy it is crafted with love by Fred’s brother who made the presentation.

If Derek was weepy when he accepted the trophy, you should have seen the tears when Stuart slugged him for his club shirt.

There’s only one bone left to pick. Next time you go out to win a comp. Derek, show a little humility and don’t bury the rest of the field.


After travelling to the world’s hot spots Emilio came to Ivanhoe only to come under Terrorist attack. Cruely felled on the sixteenth by a well fired missile. Chris was overhead to say “That bastard deflected my ball, I’ll never reach the green from here.” Emilio was heard to say “Galbally want’s to know if your insurance is fully paid.”

A few questions for Chris:  

1  Was he educated at Xavier ?

2  Was he wearing a balaclava ?

3¬† According to Puppy, Arn’t Burners supposed to go straight ?

Lets see what happens this week.

Thanks for making life interesting.




Fred Kitson Inaugral Competition – Final Results

The inaugral Fred Kitson Par competition could not have had a better outcome today with Fred’s son-in-law Derek McDonald playing the two rounds of his life to win the competition with an aggregate par score of +14 !!. The trophy, specially prepared by Fred’s brother-in-law was an exquisite touch to what was an emotional and golf-charged day. Fred would have been very proud of Derek’s achievement and it was especially poignant for Jacinta and the rest of the family.

Kazim Akdag once again showed he’s a rising talent and although 7 behind Derek still put in a great two rounds for a joint second placing with the ever present club captain, Damien Lee.

The final placings for the competition were

1st – Derek McDonald +14
2nd – Kazim Akdag +7
2nd – Damien Lee +7
3rd – Jan Siemon +5
4th – Ken Grist +3
5th – Mehmet Akdag +2
5th – Laurie Mannix +2

It was also an eventful day as Gordon reported

‘Apparently Emilio was coming up the 16th, Chris Priems was teeing off the 14th and the twain DID meet. . . . well Chris’s ball met Emilio’s skull. He was escorted to hospital with a big gash, blood and was heard to be saying “insurance, insurance, my kingdom for some insurance!”

He is playing this week like a real trooper.’

Gordon kindly sent in the photos…thanks Gordon