Superb Rogers claims stableford

Lady golfers hit off the first for the scheduled nine-hole stableford event on Tuesday with the weather just ideal for an enjoyable game.

A good field participated and some excellent scores resulted. The scratch rating was 37.5 on the day. Gelske Rogers played superbly to record 22 stableford points to be outright winner. The handicap of Rogers may plummet after this great score. Well done!

Ball winners on the day were Thelma Murray on 19 points, so too Val Callaghan 19, Beverley Shiell 18, Annette Cotter 17 and Glenda Clayton 17.

Rogers, Callaghan and Shiell have just returned from country week so it seems the home course was welcoming as their scores suggested. Nearest the pin on the seventh hole was won by Val Callaghan whose drive was 5.12 metres from the flag.

Callaghan has the skill level to be consistently in the mix for accuracy. The ball raffle was won by Thelma Murray and Diane Slater.

Several of our ladies entered in various locations for country week being Clare, Barmera and Naracoorte. Whilst no victory as such, Callaghan and Ceri Nicholson combined well to record 84 gross in the foursomes at Clare with Val gaining a nearest the pin that was almost into the hole.

Shiell was handicap winner on day two at Barmera which was pleasing and Jo Gogan added a bottle of wine to her collection in the raffle at Naracoorte. All golfers had a very enjoyable week away!

My oh my! How fickle can our weather be for Thursday’s 18-hole stroke event as it was just freezing out on the course for the third round of the Peter Calliss Cup.

A good field of competitors entered for the competition and we thank the Sundowner Hotel/Motel for sponsoring the day. Her almost permanent residential status on the golf course is certainly paying dividends for Diana Slater for she was the winner in Div I on 75 nett and is experiencing a brilliant season. Well done!

Raelene Foubister (Raz) was runner-up and just beaten on a countback also scoring nett 75. This lass is also at the top of her game featuring on the winners’ list with regularity.

Div II was won by Glenda Clayton whose nett score was 79. The par five 14th and 16th proved costly particularly around the greens. Drat!

Heather Prosser was runner-up on nett 81 and she will have a clean, shiny car along with Raelene Foubister courtesy of Car Bath who provided vouchers for runner-ups.

Ladies to win a ball included Glenda Davies nett 76, Leonie Kellaway 77, Val Callaghan 78, Maree Farr 78 and Beverley Shiell 79.

The 14th proved to be a delight for Annette Cotter whose fourth shot was just a few feet from the green which she accurately slotted into the hole for five and the joyous shouts could be heard far and wide. Excellent golf!

The McLeod Motor Company nearest the pin award for the two nearest drives on the seventh went to Heather Prosser 3.14 mtrs from the hole and Glenda Davies 4.5 mtrs away.

On the 18th the second shot determines the winners in each grade for nearest the pin. Raelene Foubister (Raz) was within .52 cms of the hole re Div I while Margaret Herbert took the honours in Div II being 6.43 off of the target.

Turkeys (chip ins) were achieved by Annette Cotter on the 14th, Diana Slater 12th and Leonie Kellaway the first. Well played!

In the lucky ball draw it was Colleen Howell and Val Callaghan to accept the prizes. From memory it was Howell’s second success for the year, and we nearly had to pick her up from the floor!

Our Whyalla Open is fast approaching being Thursday, August 24 the Whyalla Women’s Open, a mixed pinehurst, and the Men’s Stableford on the 25th, the Whyalla Men’s Open (round one) stroke men’s 36 hole on Saturday 26th and round two of 35 hole event culminating on Sunday, August 27.

It will be a very busy time at the club. The club’s AGM for golfers and bowlers alike will be held at the golf club on August 16 (Wednesday).

Members who administrate and ensure that the club keeps progressing in a business-like manner will appreciate your attendance.

If you have any suggestions this is the opportunity to table some and have your ideas discussed.

With Father’s Day not too far away, a reminder to persons looking for a gift that will really be appreciated by dad or hubby, look no further than our golf shop!

There is something for everyone from golf clubs, bags, accessories, boxes of golf balls, gloves, shoes, socks, wet weather gear and a new range of micro-fleece sleeveless jackets in assorted colours.

Make your gift selection easy - visit the golf shop!

Jerry, our house manager, or one of the assistants will only be too glad to oblige.