Anniversary Cup
Good conditions prevailed Sunday 28 July when the Boyup Brook Golf Club held their Anniversary Cup sponsored by MacNeils on Sunday.
   
The Club’s premiere event, ‘The Anniversary Cup’, a singles stableford event held over 27 holes. This year’s winner was Grant Downing with 58 points and the runner up was Peter Marshall on 56 points on a countback from last year’s winner, Matthew Blechynden and 4th was Les Marsden.
 
The event was played in conjunction with the Blackwood Districts Golf Association Singles Championship event which was won by Evan Sewell 119 gross and runner up was John Cowan with 120 nett both from Manjimup.
 
 
BDGA winner, Evan Sewell said that the course was in excellent condition and thanked  Course Manager, Simon Purse for his and his team’s hard work and dedication.
 
There were 67 players in the field coming from Northcliffe, Manjimup, Bridgetown, Donnybrook, Collie, Royal Fremantle, Pinjarra, Harvey and Boyup Brook.
 
Director of MacNeils, Maureen Pipe, as an advocate of Boyup Brook spoke wise words on spending locally to keep our country towns healthy and wealthy.
 
President, Michael Wallace, Sponsor, Maureen Piper from MacNeils, winner, Grant Downing and Captain, Simone Boccia

Ladies Open Day 

Much laughter and gaiety abounded at the Boyup Brook ladies Open Day when the visiting players found themselves in the middle of an Election. They were greeted in the car park by hecklers demonstrating that they vote for their party; the Afternoon Tea Party, the Birthday Party or the Cocktail Party.  The voter thumbs were inked and the voting was carried out at the polling booth under strict scrutiny.
 
There was more hilarity when a bus with 22 nuns dressed in traditional habit drove in alias the Bunbury golfers.
 
“A lot of thought and hard work by club members went into providing not only a game of golf for our visitors but also a whole day of entertainment and fun for those attending.  The winning party at the ABC Election Day proved to be a very popular choice once their policies and first official gifts were announced by the Cocktail Party President, Ginny Mitchell,” said Ladies President, Jann Mead.
 
83 players representing 14 clubs played an individual Stableford event with Christine Simmonds from Manjimup the Nett winner with 42 points, runner up was Marilyn Littlewood from Bunbury with 37 points.  The Gross Winner was Kate Goddard from Binningup with 26 points and gross runner up was Annette Coote from Bunbury with 25 points.  Third net was Tracey King from Bunbury with 35 points, 4th was Kerry Carnaby from Donnybrook on a countback from Cathy Loton from Harvey.  Best am round went to Joan Barron from Bunbury with 20 points and the best pm round went to Helen Wehr from Boyup Brook with 20 points.
 
“Thank you to Anne Thompson from Boyup Brook IGA and Craig Thorpe from Busselton Hyundai for their continued and valued support,” said Ladies Captain, Helen Robertson.
 Winner, Chris Simmons with Captain, Helen Robertson

  Local Golfers Reach National Final

Simon Purse, Simone Boccia and Michael Wallace, recently won the State’s John Deere Trans-Tasman Challenge which was played at the Karrinyup Golf Club.  The event was open to all WA Golf Clubs members who held a Club Office position.

The Boyup Brook team was 8 under the card with 64 with a nett of 59.  The closest Club, Karrinyup, playing on their home course, were 3 shots behind.

The Karrinyup course was in magnificent condition although daylight was against them, with all teams finishing in the dark.

“Everything just fell into place for us,” said Simone Boccia. “If one person didn’t make a putt, the next one did, if one person missed a green, the next one got it. It was the best we could play in that kind of format.” 

Locals Win the National Final

Three Boyup Brook Golfers have pulled off a wonderful victory playing at Lakelands on the Golf Coast in Queensland to win the John Deere Trans-Tasman Challenge. The three intrepid golfers, Simon Purse, Michael Wallace and Simone Boccia had won the State section of the John Deere Trans-Tasman Challenge when they played at Karrinyup Golf Club in July.

 

With twelve teams participating the Boyup Brook Team came in with 60.89 which was two shots ahead of their nearest rival.

 

The weather was magic, the course fantastic and the John Deere Company looked after us very well,” said Simone.  “We made great contacts and met some awesome people.”

 

They each won a John Deere lawn mower.

 Michael Wallace, Simone Boccia and Simon Purse

Ladies Pennant Team Win the Day 

Combined Boyup Brook/Bridgetown ladies pennant team, Misfits, played in the final of the South West District Ladies Golf Association Pennants, having won the Division Two South section. 

The final was again a nail biting finish when the Misfits played against the winner of the North Division Two, Pinjarra.

Di Smith, Rhonda Parker and Jenny Aird waited in the clubhouse with the score on 2/1 in the Misfits favour.

Tension rose when both Penny Tweedie and Sue Wallace were all square on No 18 fairway and had to go onto play the 19th hole.

There was great jubilation when both Penny and Sue won their match thus making it a 4-1 win.

"It is nearly 20 years since Boyup Brook has entered a pennant team and to win the major prize in our first year back is fantastic," said Rhonda Parker.

 B Grade Pennant Winners, Sue, Di, Jenny, Penny and Rhonda

Mead Win Ladies Championship

Strong winds and blustery conditions proved difficult when the Boyup Brook Ladies Championship and Plate Finals were played.  Playing Match Play, the Championship was over 36 holes and the Plate, 27 holes.

The Championship Final played between Jann Mead and Lyn Willett was won on the 35th hole by Jann Mead. A close match which saw both of the ladies play an excellent 18 holes each with Jann’s second 18 being the better.

Congratulations to Jann for being a first time winner of this important event in the Club.

“The Final was a most challenging match and I congratulate Lyn on the quality of golf played,” said Jann. “It is a privilege to have my name alongside some of our Club’s most talented golfers.”

The Plate event was won on the 23rd hole when Sue Wallace defeated Ginny Mitchell 5 up with 4 to go.

“Fortunately I seemed to be on top of my game,” said Sue.  “Ginny, of course, never gives up and she putted extremely well as usual.”

 

 

Wallace Wins Championship

This year the Boyup Brook Golf Club chose to change the format of the Men’s Championship from Match Play to off the stick with the best gross score from three rounds to be the winner.
 
Michael Wallace with gross scores of 77, 82, 81 was declared the Boyup Brook Golf Club’s 2013 Men’s Champion.  The runner up was Ian Tweedie with 81, 82, 82.
 
Peter House was the Men’s Net Champion with great net scores of 67, 70, 61.
 Men's Champion 2013, Michael Wallace

Mixed Foursomes Championship

The Mixed Foursomes Championship was played over the weekend with Jenny Aird and Ian Tweedie winning the event with a great gross score of 87 and Lyn Willett and Matt Blechynden were the runners up with 95 gross.  Net winners were Jane and Peter Hilder, 71 and runners up were Ginny Mitchell and Peter House with 74.

 

Ladies Foursomes Championship

Eight pairs competed over 27 holes for the Ladies Foursomes Championship. A tough and evenly matched competition occurred between Lyn Willett/ Susanne Connor and Jann Mead/Helen Robertson with Lyn and Susanne running out gross winners on the final hole. Helen Wehr and Sue Wallace were convincing winners of the Nett competition.