The summer season of golf started with a stroke monthly medal event sponsored by Drummond Golf.
The Mary Lally Summer Cup points began on the front nine and will alternate with the back nine throughout the summer, as will the summer eclectic competition.
Heather Long had not played for a few weeks but returned to play some of her best golf, winning A-grade and the monthly medal with 88-18-70 nett. Runner-up was Janette Hayward with 73 nett on countback from Joan Hill. B-grade was won by Sue Turnbull, scoring 100-27-73 nett.
Francis Mark was runner-up with 77 nett on countback from Mandy McGrath.
Ball winners: Joan Hill 73, Terri Wangeman 76, Many McGrath 77, and Di Day 78 nett.
Nearest-the-pins: third Gallery Café, Heather Long; sixth Tatura Hot Bread, Di Ballantyne; ninth Café Alofa, Sue Turnbull; 14th One4One, Lyn Fanning.
Nine-hole competition: Lois Rogers played well to win the voucher with 34 nett, while Roylyn Harris took home two balls for her 35 nett.
Pennant: A win in the final game against Parkland at Parkland was both daunting and crucial to the outcome for the Hill Top pennant team.
Hill Top came into the game on top of the ladder by a slim margin and needed the win to play off for the pennant against the winner of the east zone.
The game was in the balance as all focus came down to the last pairing.
Hill Top girls gathered around, anxiously waiting for the result, and were overjoyed to hear they had won, giving Hill Top a 3-2 win against Parkland.
The excitement was palpable throughout the week as the girls prepared to play Cobram at Kialla yesterday in the pennant final.
A summer 4BBB pennant final has not been won by Hill Top since 2005, so win or loss there was cause for celebration last evening.
Golden putter competition: It has been some weeks without the golden ball being holed, but Bev Roberts glided the 10m putt smoothly into the hole to take home the bootie, even though she was without such luck on the course.
Wednesday’s event: 4BBB stableford. Draw for partners. Sponsored by Décor Blitz. 8.30am to 9am start. Nine-hole competition: stableford-back nine.