Drive & Chip
Steve Kohut Jnr
No. of players - 32
Saturday, 29 March 2014
Longest Drive 18
A Grade - Mykola Charenko - 73 net on countback from Steve Kohut Jnr.
B Grade - Leon Charuckyj - 70 net - runner-up Steve Kohut Snr
C Grade - Ray Cymbalak - 76 net - runner-up Steve Hubik
Steve Kohut Snr, Steve Kohut Jnr, George Makohon, John Semanium, Mike Gembarovski, Steve Felniak, Ihor Radywyl, Lydia Lesiw, Paul Lesiw
Charlie Lesiw, Ray Lesiw, John Ward and Igor Malejew
Drive & Chip
Longest Drive 18
Sunday, 30 March 2014
A Grade - Michael Gembarovski - 71 net - runner-up Paul Lesiw
B Grade - Jerry Cymbalak - 74 net - runner-up Leon Charuckyj
C Grade - Mike Senjov - 73 net - runner-up Ray Cymbalak
Leon Charuckyj, Paul Lesiw, John Semaniuk, Tony Kastropil, Mykola Charenko, Michael Masendycz, Stan Niemczyk, Lydia Lesiw, Ray Cymbalak, Steve Kohut Jnr
Drive & Chip
That time of year has come around so quickly and it is the club championships. This year the committee selected Lakes Entrance Golf course.
Thirty-two players made the pilgrimage to this coastal tourist destination, where there were so many things to attract both players and their families.
The weather was glorious on the first day, 32 players plus 4 visitors assembled at the golf club by the Pacific ocean to exhibit their skills at mastering this challenging course. And what a challenge it was!
Some of our players were out extra early practising at the driving range, some played a round on the Friday, while others were on the putting green trying to make each stroke count, and to get that little white ball in the hole(that is the object of this game).
The course was in very nice condition. The greens were true and fast after the morning dew lifted. Playing off the back markers made it a test for each and everyone of us. Lakes Entrance is a long course and one of the hardest courses that we have played. A lot of our players have been asking for a challenging course and I believe that this course was the answer. There has been a lot of feedback thus far and to date it has been positive.
There were so many highlights during the first round of our championship -- some that come to mind was the short par 3 hole over the water where Stam Niemczyk placed 7 balls into the water before finally getting onto the green - not to say that some of these were from the ladies tee. There was also the group of Jerry, Wally Steve Podolczak and Steve Hubik who were laughing so much that between them they also placed 7 balls into the water.
Then on the second day while Steve Hubik was about to tee off - Steve Podolczak yells out FISH and Steve Hubik ended up placing 4 balls into the water as well. Plus to the ones that I also placed into the water not to mention the shot of Mick Lesiw on the 18 hole where his ball tried to swim to the other side - I counted at least 15 bounces on the lake, and Mick really wanted to win this hole as he and his brothers Ray and Charlie and John Ward were sponsoring an extra drive and chip prize. There were so many stories that will live on in our memories and we will be talking about them for quite a while.
It was great to see some of our old faces Steve Hubik, Mike Zylan and Stefania Zylan who at 87 yrs young came out after 12 yrs absence to have a hit again. At the BBQ on Saturday night, we all ceremoniously sang her Mnohaya Lita!
The Sunday morning was wet to start as the rain was coming down quite heavy, this made it more of a challenge but after 4 hole the sun came out and it turned out a magnificent day for playing golf. This has been reflected in the scores and believe me there have been some very good scores as I have had quite a few count backs.
All in all I believe that everyone had a good time. I would especially like to thank Ray, Charlie (Myroslave) and Mick Lesiw and their families and the Irish Ukrainian, John Ward for the warm welcome that they gave our club and the sponsoring of the extra feature holes on both days. Thanks to them also for having the course in such good condition, as I believe they volunteer their time towards the upkeep of the course.
I am looking forward to our next club championship as it is a great feature on our yearly calendar.
Roman Popowycz - Club Captain
Best Aggregate Score
This competition will be run on an annual basis, July to June, for singles handicap games. Points will be awarded for the top five place getters, irrespective of grade, at the rate of 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. The player with the highest number of points after the June game will be awarded the ‘Best Aggregate Score’ Trophy.
Best Aggregate Scores after March games:
21 points:- Leon Charuckyj (5)(5)(3)(5)(3),
14 points:- S Kohut Snr (5)(5)(4),
8 points:- Michael Lesiw (5)(3), George Makohon (3)(4)(1),
7 points:- Michael Charenko (4)(3),
6 points:- Richard Lyszczarz (3)(1)(2), Steve Kohut Jnr (2)(1)(3),
5 points:- E Michaelsen (4)(1), Michael Gembarovski (5), Jerry Cymbalak (1)(1)(3),
4 points:- John Sadowy (4), Steve Galas (4), L Michaelsen (4), Michael Kwas (4), Michael Senjov (4),
2 points:- Michael Masendycz (2), Michael Wityk (2),
1 point:- Wally Kolody (1), Pau Lesiw (1),