Kohut senior scores an Easter miracle

Clint Williams won the A Grade round on Friday after parring the course at Garfield. 330461 Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS


Steve Kohut senior ensured the 2024 Easter four-round Cup was one to remember, nailing a hole-in-one on the 16th hole during Saturday’ second round.

The brilliant day continued for the Kohut family with Steve Kohut junior winning the A Grade on countback.

Here’s how the rest of the week played out.

Yet another great week weather wise for anything outdoors with some much needed rain due to arrive Monday into Tuesday.

The Easter four-round Cup kicked off on Good Friday with a field of 85 lining up.

Clint Williams was the star of the day as he parred the course getting the A Grade win with a great round of 40 points playing off his low mark of just four.

Peter Marquis returned to the winners list by scoring a count back win for the B Grade event from Ben Barrett with a round of 39 points.

A final count back score of 35 points was required to finish in the money.

Matt Skinner provided the other highlight of the day by scoring an eagle two on the 15TH hole.

On Thursday, a good size field of 84 presented for a game of single par with a final round of square required to finish in the money.

Kevan McMillan broke a run of outs to get the A Grade win by a count back from Ray James with a round of plus three.

However it was James who scored the day’s highlight with a great eagle two on the par four second hole.

Deirdre Pilkington got one up for the ladies by winning the B Grade event with a score of plus two.

On Saturday, a great field of 128 turned out for the second round of the Easter Cup with Steve Kohut snr providing the week’s highlight with a hole in one on the 16TH, to go with his runner-up place to Darren Manley with a round of 42 points.

Manley scored an excellent round of 44 points.

Steve Kohut jnr made it a great day for the family by scoring the A Grade win with a final count back score from Peter McNeish with a total of 38 points.

Trevor Thompson won the B Grade event with a signed for card of 41 points whilst the C Grade event was a three-way countback, with Peter Kelly coming out on top with a score of 40 points.

A final score of 34 points was required to go down the line and was achieved by a total of 34 players.

Shane Male, showing some good recent form, scored 36 points playing off his mark of three.

Whilst a total of seven A Grade golfers played or bettered their handicap for the day, including Chris Davies, Steely Mateariki and Leon Mateariki.

Brenton Hollingworh is a golfer enjoying a hot run of success, having won last Sunday’s event with a great winning score of 44 points.

The veteran’s tour travelled to Trafalgar on 25 March with a field of 105 presenting for a game of single Stableford.

Our very own John Scale had a great day out by finishing runners up for the A Graders with a handicap beating round of 39 points.

A good day was had by all that attended although it was played in very cold conditions on a course in great condition all followed up with an excellent meal to complete proceedings.

The next veteran’s event is at Traralgon on the 22 April.

There is a regional challenge, East, West & South Gippy at Meeniyan on 15 April via a shotgun start, with five tee times set aside for Garfield Members.

For all enquiries contact John Scale.

Next Saturday is the April Monthly Medal.


– WGVA Veterans/Trafalgar 25 March/Single Stableford/Field of 105

A Grade: Robert Piner (Drouin) 39, C/B, second John Scale (Garfield) 39.

B Grade: David Rash (Morwell) 38, second Royce Thompson (Lang Lang) 37.

C Grade: Laurie Snowball (Trafalgar) 40, second Graeme Higgins (Warragul) 37.

Down the lines went down to and including 32 points (34).

Nearest the pins went to 2ND Alan Bogan, 5TH Tim Tulloch, 11TH Trevor Male, 13TH Greg Donoghue, 15TH John Curtain.

– Sunday/Single Stableford/Field of 36

Winner: Brenton Hollingworth (17) 44, second David Kitchen (21) 39, third Steely Mateariki (8) 38 C/B.

Down the lines went down to and including 37 points (6).

Nearest the pins went to 8TH Graeme Coates, 9TH & 11TH David Manning, 13TH David Kitchen, 16TH Darren McKerrow.

– Monday/Single Stableford/Field of 54

A Grade: Andy Armanasco (16) 36, second Gavin De Jager (22) 35 C/B.

B Grade: Don Macdonald (29) 39 C/B, second Daniel Phillips (24) 39.

Down the lines went down to and including count back scores of 33 points (10).

Nearest the pins went to 4TH Trevor Guille, 8TH Karli Van Der Horst, 9TH Jim Accettura, 11TH Frank Groen, 13TH Barry Hay, 16TH Heath Barclay.

– Tuesday /Ladies/Single Stableford/Field of 15

Winner: Deanna Hargreaves (30) 45, second Jill Gay (21) 41, third Karli Van Der Horst (17) 40.

Nearest the pins went to 4TH Bernie Clark, 8TH Deanna Hargreaves, 11TH Nola Kerslake.

– Thursday/Single par/Field of 84

A Grade: Kevan McMillan (10) plus 3 C/B, second Ray James (5) plus 3, third Tom Fowler (22) plus 2.

B Grade: Deirdre Pilkington (31) plus 2, second Alex Green (27) SQR C/B, third Geoff Clingin (27) SQR C/B.

Down the lines went down to scores of SQR (10). Eagle: 2ND Ray James.

Nearest the pins went to 4TH Tom Fowler, 8TH Michael Carrigan, 9TH Trevor Franklin, 11TH Harry Elyasie, 13TH Nick Hoghton, 16TH Trevor Male.

– Good Friday/Single Stableford/Field of 85

A Grade: Clint Williams (4) 40, second David Manning (7) 39, third Tim Cornell (9) 37 C/B.

B Grade: Peter Marquis (18) 39 C/B, second Ben Barrett (25) 39 C/B, third Steve Bloomfield (20) 39.

Down the lines went down to count back scores of 35 points (14). Eagle: 15TH Matt Skinner.

Nearest the pins went to 4TH Phil Barling, 8TH David Manning, 9TH Tim Cornell, 11TH Martin Atkins, 13TH Gary Bassett, 16TH Tony Mafodda.

– Saturday/Single Stableford/Field of 128

A Grade: Steve Kohut jnr (7) 38 C/B, second Peter McNeish (7) 38, third Chris Davies (8) 37.

B Grade: Trevor Thompson (12) 41, second Peter Glasscock (12) 38 C/B, third John Blair (13) 38.

C Grade: Peter Kelly (19) 40 C/B, second Joe Tonso (16) 40 C/B, third Hayden Newnham (17) 40 C/B.

D Grade: Darren Manley (24) 44 second Steve Kohut snr (23) 42 C/B, third Rod Norton (26) 42.

Down the lines went down to count back scores of 34 points (33).

Nearest the pins went to 4TH Hayden Newnham, 8TH Tym Davey, 9TH Brenton Hollingworth, 11TH Bob Collins, 13TH Chris Kondarios, 16TH Hole-in-one: Steve Kohut snr.

– Saturday/Ladies/Single Stableford

Winner: Kerrie Davey (10) 34 C/B.

Nearest the pins went to 4TH & 8TH Kerrie Davey, 16TH Amanda McLure.

-Terry Webster