The team for the annual Thyne Trophy has been announced.
To be played at Claremont Golf Club on the weekend of May 1-2, the trophy, named after the late Laurie Thyne, is played between the North, Nort- West, Southern Metropolitan and Southern Country.
The Northern team is to be managed by Martin Brown and captained by Launceston's Mitch Van Noord. Team members are Andrew Hendry (Riverside), Jack Blair (Prospect Vale), George Waller (Mowbray), Mat Marston, Shayne Walker, Josh Molendyk and Brett Churchill (Launceston).
The emergencies are Robbie Berne (Prospect Vale) and Isaac Roberts (Riverside).
The women's North versus South team to play at Pittwater Golf Club on the same weekend is due to be announced shortly.
School holiday junior competitions got underway at Prospect Vale on Tuesday and will be followed by Mowbray on Friday, April 16, then Launceston on Friday, April 23.
Girls and boys are welcome, the start time is 9am and cost is $5.
Women's pennant action continues through April and in division one Prospect Vale are undefeated at their halfway stage.
Division two sees a much tighter race with any of Prospect Vale, Riverside and Launceston capable of winning. Division three is a different story with Riverside unbeaten and their squad all playing well.
Men's pennant continues this weekend and in division one Launceston and Prospect Vale both have home games and will be desperate for wins to stay in the hunt against a strong and hungry Riverside team.
Launceston A and B are both at home in division two and will be favourites against Prospect Vale and Deloraine respectively.
Division four sees Launceston at home to Mowbray and trying to assert superiority after a fright against Riverside last match. Mowbray is coming off a strong win and will be keen to push its rival, even away from home. Prospect Vale is the cellar dweller, but at home will be keen to get a win on the board should Riverside show any complacency.
In division five, Launceston, away, should get the bikkies after two big early wins while Prospect Vale and Mowbray seem evenly matched.
Division six has this week's two home teams in the box seat, Greens Beach and Mowbray. Division seven matches see two evenly-matched teams fighting for survival in George Town and Tam O Shanter. Home advantage to George Town may count. In the other match the Scottsdale home turf should be enough to see off Mowbray.
Good luck to all teams.
Launceston took a contingent of 20 players to Thirlstane for their annual shield challenge.
With the top 10 scores from each club to count both home and away, Thirlstane presented their course, and morning tea, in splendid order.
Reigning Tasmanian senior amateur champion and Launceston veterans club champion, Shayne Walker led the way with a fine four-under-par 39 points.
Playing off plus-one handicap, Walker had two bogeys and six birdies in his round.
At day's end, Thirlstane led by 35 points with the return round to be played at Launceston on Monday, April 19.
No doubt Thirlstane will bring a large busload to attempt to retain the trophy.
St Helens veterans play their annual NTVGA tournament on Thursday and Friday (April 7-8). The following Thursday, April 15, sees the final event of the NTVGA season, the goodwill tournament, to be played at Riverside.
Moorina Golf Club have their annual April tournament on April 16 (associates entry, 17th members entry and 18th mixed and members two-ball ambrose).
Enquiries can be made to Lyn Mullins on 0438 542413 or Anders Loren on 0447 740435.
Exeter have a ladies' invitation day on Tuesday, April 27.
The day is a Canadian foursome and entries to email@example.com.
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