• Ladies Golf Report – Week ending 14th July 2019

  • The ladies golfing week started with the small but very dedicated Tuesday group playing their 9 hole round. The low scores were indicative of the heavy conditions, with only Glenis Skinner seemingly being able to master the course, taking out Division 1 with a good 17 points. Best of Division 2 was Annie Watkins, but we will not mention the score!
    On Wednesday 16 ladies turned out for their Stroke round and also the playoff of the qualifiers for the Golf Australia Silver Spoon event. Competing for this prestigious trophy and the opportunity to go on to the State Final in Melbourne was Millie Cumming, Sue Parsons and Gayle Wells (plus Robyn Baker who is off in warmer climates and could not compete). A very confident Wells declared in her usual jovial way before the round, that she intended to come in with nett 74. You guessed it….nett 74 was her winning score, taking out the day and the Silver Spoon club qualifier!! Don’t we wish we could all predict our performances so easily!! Wells won the day on a countback to Linda Brook (runner up) and Glenis Skinner (1st line ball) both also with lovely nett 74’s. Further line balls went to Marg Knapp 77, Sam Bailey and Nicki Cooper both 79, Millie Cumming 80 and Sue Parsons 82. NTP on the 3rd was Gayle Wells, Sue Parsons won the closest chip and Nicki Cooper the daily putting with 27 putts.

    The 10th green covered in hailstones which drove us off the course for a while!

    No ladies braved the weather on Thursday and by Saturday the “Arctic blast” was well and truly upon us when 9 mixed pairs joined a few men’s pairings for Captain’s Day. The conditions required lots of layers, beanies and wet weather gear, as well as true dedication. Conditions deteriorated half way around and the horn was sounded for players to come in, as driving wind and hail rendered the course temporarily unplayable. After a short break and a warm up in the Golf Shop we ventured out again with the sun actually breaking through but the temperature still very chilly! As for the golf, the format of a 4 ball multiplier stableford had players nervous of wiping any holes – we all know zero multiplied by anything our partner might get, still equals zero! Combining well however, were the mixed pair winners, Lyn Poulson and Rod Sargent with 55 points, whilst the pairing of the two Captains – Phil Conway and Linda Terry also did well with 52 points.

    Finally, a reminder that if there are any ladies who would like to give golf a try out, we are having some sessions on the driving range during July and August on Sundays and Tuesdays – contact the Golf Shop for details.

    By Linda Terry

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