Midweek titles to Golf, Trentham and Macedon

Kyneton Golf's victorious division one pennannt side after their victory over Gisborne in the grand final.

Kyneton Golf's victorious division one pennannt side after their victory over Gisborne in the grand final.

: Farewell present:  Kyneton Golf Bowling Club president Colin Schmidt (at left) and club stalwart Alan Firth were instrumental in their side’s midweek division one premiership victory. It was a  fine farewell present for Firth, playing his last Central Highlands pennant match after an illustrious bowls career spanning 45 years from the time he began as a 21-yar-old with Kyneton. Firth has moved to retire in Geelong, and among his fondest memories are being a member of eight out of nine of Golf’s last premiership sides, and the great record he holds with compatriot John Smith in pairs titles at various levels.

: Farewell present: Kyneton Golf Bowling Club president Colin Schmidt (at left) and club stalwart Alan Firth were instrumental in their side’s midweek division one premiership victory. It was a fine farewell present for Firth, playing his last Central Highlands pennant match after an illustrious bowls career spanning 45 years from the time he began as a 21-yar-old with Kyneton. Firth has moved to retire in Geelong, and among his fondest memories are being a member of eight out of nine of Golf’s last premiership sides, and the great record he holds with compatriot John Smith in pairs titles at various levels.

Trentham won the division two midweek bowls premiership by defeating Kyneton.

Trentham won the division two midweek bowls premiership by defeating Kyneton.

Macedon won the CHBD division three premiership for the third season in a row. Team members are pictured with divisional chairperson Dorothy Evans.

Macedon won the CHBD division three premiership for the third season in a row. Team members are pictured with divisional chairperson Dorothy Evans.

Midweek bowls grand finals took place in ideal conditions on an excellent green at Lancefield last week.

Kyneton Golf followed up its division two success last season by taking out the division one flag against Gisborne.

"I thought we were gone at one stage," Golf's president Colin Schmidt said when accepting the premiership shield from Dorothy Evans, the CHBD chairperson.

 Golf was struggling when trailing Gisborne by 12 shots well into the final, but won eight of the last nine ends to prevail by six shots (49-43). It was a huge comeback by the Golf brigade.

 Evans congratulated the premiers in all grades, and said it was lovely to have the three divisions at the one venue for the grand finals.

 The large contingent of spectators were thanked, as was the host club.

 The division two and three finals were won in convincing style by Trentham and Macedon, against respective opponents Kyneton and Kilmore.

After a close tussle early, Trentham edged clear to prevail by 22 shots, with the Rod Justice and Max Hinneberg rinks too accomplished for their opponents.

 Macedon won division three for the third season in succession, with Stapleton's four 26 shots clear, while Norm Hughes had a close battle with Noel Beard.

Midweek bowls grand finals took place in ideal conditions on an excellent green at Lancefield last week.

Division 1

Kyneton Golf 49 d Gisborne 43

I Lonsdale, G Williamson, J Trounce, C Schmidt (s) 24 d D Houghton, D Evans, V Foxford, S Boslem 20; Alan Mathison, G Heathcote, J Smith, A Firth 25 d J Evans, M Wilson, P O'Farrell, G Quaife 23.

Division 2

Trentham 53 d Kyneton 31

A Brockmuller, K Robins, T Kelly, M Hinneberg (s) 26 d J Cooper, O Regan, M Magnusson, R Short 19; P Hodges, A Hodges, R Capener, R Justice 27 d S Else, C Plowman, D Carey, R Ackroyd 12.

Division 3

Macedon 54 d Kilmore 30

N Ryan, A Cieleilski, M Keenan, R Stapleton (s) 36 d S Beard, A Jarrett, D Haymes, W Jarrett 10; M Elliott, J Guymer, H Kennedy, N Hughes (s) 18 lost to G Thompson, N Mayberry, L Davey, N Beard 20.

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