• Ladies Golf Report – Week ending December 18th 2016

  • Christmas is coming…

    MANSFIELD lady golfers never miss an opportunity to celebrate, and last Wednesday was no exception.

    HIT AND GIGGLE: The golfing ladies’ Christmas lunch is traditionally preceded by a lighthearted round of golf, undertaken in full Christmas regalia. This year, only three clubs were allowed for the round. Getting into the spirit are (from left) Sheryl Sargent, Marion Foster, Nikki Coffey, Marion Sargeant and Marion Mitchell. PHOTO: Wendy Hunt

    Christmas was celebrated with 14 holes of Canadian Foursomes (No need to play those troublesome par fives), using only three clubs.

    Much discussion about the wisdom of taking a putter, or should one putt with the driver?

    Is the seven iron the most versatile club, or is it the fairway metal?

    Horses for courses, with lots of different combinations and permutations.

    Difficulties were compounded by some spectacular Christmas costumes, with santa hats snagging in trees and tinsel ropes winding around clubs.

    Great fun.

    Golf was followed by a traditional Christmas lunch, with more fun and games the order of the day.

    The day before, a more sober nine hole competition took place, with six ladies playing.

    Winner on the day was Pam Abbott with 16 points, from Glenis Skinner and Lyn Holland, both also on 16.

    Thurday’s nine hole stableford went to Donna Sedgman with 18 points from Lesley Anderson and Shirley Nolan, both on 16.

    Saturday was Monthly Medal, with a field of 11 taking to the course.

    The winner was Robyn Baker, scoring a nice 73 nett, from Marion Sargeant on 75.

    Donna Sedgman took nearest the pin on the seventh and Andrea Marsden took the 16th.

    The putting was won by Lyn Holland and Donna Sedgman won the ‘twos on par threes’ competition.

    Line balls went to Gayle Wells on 77 and Donna Sedgman and Lyn Holland on 79.

    At this stage, Glenis Skinner is winning the ladies Summer Eclectic with 41 points from Sam Bailey on 40, Linda Terry on 37 and Sue Parsons on 36.

    There should be some fierce competition before the competition comes to an end.

    Happy Christmas to all the Mansfield golfers, and wishing you all lower handicaps in the new year.

    By Wendy Hunt

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