• Shorter game proving popular

    It seems that the women golfers are enjoying the shorter nine hole events, either to hone their skills for the upcoming Pennant season, or because their busy lives find these comps convenient.

    Either way, the numbers for Tuesday and Thursday are continuing to grow.

    Nine locals and one visitor from Ballarat played in the nine hole stableford on Tuesday, with visitor Cheryl Fitzpatrick stealing the win from the locals with 18 points.

    Marg Franke-Williams came in second with 17, and line balls went to Pam Abbott on 16 and Nancy Stephens on 14.

    Wednesday’s field of 19 was divided into eight in Division One and 11 in Division Two.

    Div One winner (Sam Bailey) and Div Two winner (Norma Friday) both came in with 38, with Donna Sedgman second in Div One with 35 and Shelly Comerford second in Div Two with 36.

    Sam Bailey also took nearest the pin on the seventh and the Hidden Holes.

    Meg Broomfield took the nearest the pin on the 16th, and Marion Foster took the Pro Pin third hole.

    Glenis Skinner won the Shootout, and Nikki Coffey and Norma Friday could not be separated in the closest putt.

    Line balls went down to 30.

    There was a field of 12 on Thursday for the nine hole stableford, won by Kay Rose on 16, in a countback from Gayle Wells and Donna Sedgman.

    Line balls also went to Jacqui Smithwick and Nicki Cooper.

    Eight ladies played in Saturday’s 18 hole stableford, won by Sue Parsons on 33.

    Sheryl Sargent took second with 31, on a countback from Gayle Wells and a line ball also went to Donna Sedgman on 29.

    Ladies are reminded that Opening Day is on March 1, so get your names down for a fun round of golf and a tasty lunch.

    By WENDY HUNT