Following on from the fantastic Easter weather, lady golfers lapped up the replica on Tuesday for the scheduled nine hole stroke event played on the back nine.
The scratch rating was 36.5
Considering the playing conditions, scores didn’t really reflect that in the results as is often the case.
Outright winner was Maree Farr who finished the game on nett 38.
Farr constantly features in the winners list and has brought consistency into her game. Well played!
Next in line on nett 39 was Val Callaghan who is yet another to display her class on a regular basis, followed by Beverley Shiell nett 40 and Jean Brown nett 41.
The four winners are all A Grade golfers who will feature high on the tally board come trophy time at the end of the season.
Nearest the pin on the 18th (a difficult hole at the best of times) saw an accurate drive by Beverley Shiell. Great effort!
Val Callaghan was delighted when her name was drawn in the lucky ball raffle.
The match play results saw Colleen Howell win from Marge Nicholls, Glenda Clayton over Gelske Rogers, Kay Freeth successful over Johanna Gogan and Helma Bambridge successful over Glenda Davies.
Colleen Howell will now play Glenday Clayton in the semi final and Kay Freeth oppose Helma Bambridge.
The two winners of course advancing to the grand final.
Conditions just perfect for golf were the order of the day for ladies on Thursday for their 18-hole stableford event.
Due to course maintenance, the front nine had to be played twice with the course racing 37.5 for each nine.
Even though the greens had been sanded, some excellent putting resulted.
Donots for the day included Helma Bambridge and Car Bath.
The club is indebted to sponsors, and members are most grateful.
The Division I saw Gelske Rogers take the honours with a stableford score of 35 points. Well played.
Runner-up was Beverley Shiell who carded 33 points.
Thelma Murray was in excellent touch to record 37 stableford points to easily account for Division II.
Many members jokingly said ‘we want some of what she is having!’.
Unfortunately, Thelma did not divulge any information.
Helma Bambridge was runner-up on 34 stableford points, having absolutely creamed the par three holes, gaining nearest the pin on the seventh along with a par and chipping in on the eighth for a ‘turkey’.
An excellent day out in most people’s’ language. Well done!
In the ball run down, ladies to win a ball featured Audrey Discombe 33 points, Annette Cotter 32, Marcia Smith 32, Diana Slater 31 and Glenda Clayton 31.
All golfers had two bites of the cherry re nearest the pin on the seventh which is sponsored by McLeod Motor Company.
The clever ladies included Maree Farr, Val Callaghan, Marcia Smith and Helma Bambridge as previously mentioned.
Michelle Hart had a ‘turkey’ on the fourth and Glenda Clayton scored poultry for Christmas on the ninth (from a long distance away).
The lucky draw for golf balls saw Val Callaghan and Robyn Phillis’ names come up. Some mothers do have them!
Mention must be made of our ‘new’ player Pam Beinke from Cowell.
Every Thursday this lass travels on a road notorious for kangaroos to play golf at our club.
We certainly welcome Pam to our fold and admire her immensely for her love of the game and participation.
She has fitted in to the club magnificently and will soon benefit from match practice and getting to know the layout of the course.
Pam is an avid golfer indeed!
We will all reap the benefit re coring and sanding of the greens shortly, when watering and mowing will have them in tip top condition.
Well done to those volunteers who have helped Garry, our course manager, in any way.
Paul Knight is a member ready to volunteer for the benefit of the golf club in any way possible.
The latest effort is giving all of the electric hire buggies a good wash and shine. Good effort, Paul!
A reminder to members that the golf handbooks have now arrived and available in the golf shop.
School holidays commence on Friday, April 13, from break-up time and finish on Sunday, April 29.
The mixed foursomes championship will take place on Sunday, April 15.
Whyalla will host the Northern District Men’s Vets 18-hole competition on Monday, April 23.
A mixed stableford event will be played on Anzac Day, April 25.
There should be a good roll up of competitors being a public holiday.
Start the day by honouring our war heroes and vets who lost their lives to protect our country, then venture out to the club for a game of golf.
The Commonwealth Games will feature our sporting heroes. Go the Aussies!
It seems that we all worry unnecessarily about the brand, type and number of the golf ball preferred for competition.
A very knowledgeable young man informed us at a meeting recently that they are all the same.
It just goes to show that so many quandaries we face in this game we love so much is all in our heads!
One learns something new every day. Thanks for that information, Chad!