• Mansfield Ladies Golf Report

  • Glenis Skinner Wins Bill Reardon Matchplay Championship

    Sue Parsons congratulating Glenis Skinner on her matchplay victory

    After a postponement early in July due to bad weather, the Bill Reardon Matchplay Championships were played out this weekend in absolutely stunning conditions. For the ladies, Sue Parsons and Glenis Skinner were up against each other for this 27 hole board event. Both ladies played some great golf, but it was Skinner who held her nerve to take the lead and put on a show of consistently good golf, to grab the lead on the back nine the first time around. Parsons did well to close the gap on the 19th hole, but Skinner went on to win the match on the 24th hole 5/4. Congratulations to both ladies for reaching the finals, but especially to Skinner for her great win. Congratulations also the winner of the men’s event Dean Seccull, who was the victor against Rod Sargent on the 20th hole. By all accounts, both men played great golf, but Dean pulled out an absolute stunning round that was impossible to match on the day.
    Earlier in the week, 10 ladies played their 9 holes of stroke on Tuesday with Robyn Baker taking the money for Div 1 with nett 37, while Marion Sargeant did one better with nett 36 for Div 2. Lovely scoring ladies.
    It was clear that the drier weather and course conditions was bringing out some much better scores on Wednesday. The 16 ladies who played were all happy to see their scores heading back into the 30’s where they should be – none more so than this writer! But better than all, taking the win, was Lyn Poulson with 37 points, on a countback to runner up, Sam Bailey. Balls went to Linda Terry and Gayle Wells 35, Lyn Holland 34, Sue Parsons 33, Glenis Skinner 32, Marg Knapp and Linda Brook 31. Gayle Wells won the Hidden Holes, and the best score on the par 3’s was shared by Mary Chiodo, Sam Bailey and Gayle Wells
    Saturday saw a great field of 19 taking advantage of the “spring” weather (where did winter go?). Again the scores were looking more positive in the great conditions and the winner was Linda Terry with 33 points on a countback to none less than 4 others – Marion Sargeant (runner up), Marg Knapp, Heather Anderson and Lyn Poulson. Balls went down the line to 29 points. The best score on holes 13-18, was shared between Robyn Baker and Linda Brook.