• Sixteenth green taking shape

    THE new 16th green is beginning to show its contours, and there appears to be some interesting hollows that may turn out to be bunkers.

    Time will tell, but in the mean time golfers are battling with the very short temporary 16th, which despite its length and straightness, is causing quite a few difficulties.

    Even with bunkers, the new green will be very welcome.

    Millie Cumming gets out of the trees during a recent round

    Millie Cumming gets out of the trees during a recent round

    Last week, the course showed signs of drying out and six ladies took part in the nine hole Tuesday stableford event.

    Winner on the day was Marion Mitchell with 13 points, followed by Pam Abbott on 12.

    Abbott also took out the Thurday nine hole with a stableford score of 10.

    Wednesday showed signs of spring, with the course improving and spirits rising when it was announced that the ladies would play off the yellow tees for a bit of a change.

    These tees are well forward of the normal tees and are designed to make a round of golf less taxing and more enjoyable for senior golfers.

    Despite the shorter distance from tee to green, not all the 15 ladies who played found the going as easy as it seemed it would be.

    Not so Marion Sargeant, who came home with a sensational 40 points, a shot to the better of Andrea Marsden on 39.

    Sargeant also took out the 18th hole shootout, and Marsden nearest the pin on the third hole.

     

    Line balls went to Shelley Comerford on 36, Marion Foster and Sue Parsons on 34 and Shirley Nolan on 33.

    Comerford also won the Hidden Holes.

    Friday was groundhog day as far as the weather was concerned, with a good inch of rain falling on the course and setting back the drying out process once again – sensibly, no women were tempted to take on the mud in the Saturday competition.

    We can only hope that the forecasters who are predicting more rain this week have got it wrong.

     

    By WENDY HUNT