Rogers’ Tuesday win

We were very fortunate with the weather last week, a bit cold to start but later on the sun came out and there was no wind - the jumpers were coming off.

Tuesday, May 9, was a stroke event played on the front nine and won by Gelske Rogers with nett 35 on a countback from Michelle Hart who has been playing very well.

Ball winners were Glenda Davies nett 36, Audrey Discombe and Val Callaghan nett 37, Maree Farr nett 38 and Marg Lewis and Jacqui Kerr nett 39 on a countback from Marge Nicholls.

Sweepstakes went to Marge Nicholls and Helma Bambridge.

Glenda Davies had a birdie on third and Michelle Hart had a turkey on the second.

Thursday, May 11, the stroke event saw some great scores.

Winner in division one was Raelene Foubister with a nett 70 with 100 off the stick, on a countback from Val Callaghan nett 70 with 83 off the stick.

Val's score included two birdies and she was unlucky with a couple of putts not to score more birdies.

A fantastic score, lovely to watch.

Winner in division two was Marge Nicholls with a nett 72 which included two penalties and she is still having trouble putting missing some by the merest amount.

She has now broken her handicap and next week will be back up in division one.

Runner-up in division two was Audrey Discombe with nett 74.

Ball winners were Gelske Rogers, Glenda Davies, Diana Slater and Di Thorpe.

Sponsor on the day was The Teddy Shed. Many thanks for their support.

Nearest the pin on the seventh was Val Callaghan and Heather Prosser, and Maree Farr and Marg Lewis on the 18th.

Sweepstakes went to Helma Bambridge and Val Callaghan.

Turkeys on the day were Maree Farr 10th, Robyn Phillis 18th and Diana Slater 6th.

The Port Augusta Open was held on Monday, May 15. Good luck to the 10 girls going up from Whyalla.

Port Broughton is hosting the Northern District Foursomes and Glenda Davies and Di Thorpe along with Val Callaghan and Gelske Rogers will be going from Whyalla.

A few of our members went up to the Riverland to compete with the Adelaide Vets.

Gelske was runner-up one day and they all were ball winners.

Some were lucky to win raffles.

The morning's were very cool but the days were great and as usual the courses were picturesque.

Player profile

Name: Maree Farr

Birth place: Australia

Years playing golf: Four years

Favourite footy team: North Whyalla

Favourite food: Pasta

Favourite TV programme/s: New Tricks, Silent Witness

Favourite pastime: Sewing

Morning or evening person: Morning

Best advice ever given: Don't sweat the small stuff

Best three inventions: Battery operated golf carts, computers, hair dryers

If possible, three things you would change in the world: Poverty, illness, President Donald Trump

Dislikes: Negative people, bullying, Kim Jong-un

Although Maree has only been a golf competitor for four years, her sharp rise in the ranks can be attributed to natural ability, the desire to learn (from coaches, etc) and the will to improve.

Although Maree has only been a golf competitor for four years, her sharp rise in the ranks can be attributed to natural ability, the desire to learn (from coaches, etc) and the will to improve.

Her handicap stands at 22 at the moment from a maximum of 45 and it will continue to get lower in the future.

Many trophies have been won already by this talented lass with the most recent being the Shylie Rymill Foursome event recently when she paired up with Val Callaghan.

Maree has adapted to golf with ultimate ease, conquering every facet of the game including etiquette and fair play.

For many years now Maree has had the responsibility of bar manager at the club whereby her agreeable and pleasant personality has attributed to excellent managerial diplomacy.

This of course is very vital in any club.

Many times during the year her services come free re wakes, Vets Day, etc, proving her a loyal servant of the club.

Previous sports Maree was involved in included basketball, netball and handball.