Ladies were treated to glorious weather for their 18-hole stroke event kindly sponsored by the Sundowner Hotel/Motel.
Ongoing sponsorship is much appreciated by all lady golfers.
The weatherman seems to have Wednesdays slotted in for extremely chaotic, windy conditions for the men who play golf, however, we (the women) are certainly in the good books re Tuesday and Thursdays.
Maree Farr is right at the top of her game and came in with an excellent score once again, being nett 70 to win Div I.
A top effort, Maree!
This lass is really going places.
Runner-up on the day was Leonie Kellaway with a result of nett 76.
In Division II the winner was Annette Cotter on nett 75.
Cotter has had much success with this season and is progressing as a player of the future.
Runner-up was Heather Prosser who played steadily to score nett 77.
In the run down, ladies to win a ball comprised Thelma Murray nett 79, Glenda Clayton 80, Audrey Discombe 81 and Jean Brown 81.
The lucky ball draw saw Margaret Lewis and Margaret Herbert the winners.
The McLeod Motor Company sponsors the seventh nearest the pin for the two closest on the day.
Two veterans were the winners, being Margaret Lewis 1.60 mtrs and Heather Prosser 3.43 mtrs from the flag.
Good effort, ladies!
Nearest the pin in the 18th is for the closes in each grade (division) being the second shot!
Division I was a very close affair for Glenda Davies was just .26cms from the hole while Robyn Phillis featured again in Div II this week being 2.86 mtrs from the target.
Only one ‘turkey’ chip-in result on the day, that of Diana Slater on the 12th. Well played.
Only a small contingent of ladies participated in the bisque-par event on Tuesday player over nine holes due to the funeral of our past member in Jan Fischer.
Robyn Phillis was the outright winner with a super score of +3.
Next was Diana Slater +1, Leonie Kellaway square and Thelma Murray -1.
Sporting clubs in Whyalla are indeed fortunate to have such loyal business houses in our city who have supported us all through thick and thin with much needed and much-appreciated sponsorship. Thank you all!
We trust our members will support locals.
Reciprocation is the name of the game!
Many times it has been written that golf keeps one fit.
A classic example is in keeping with this fact - that on Thursday the last groups of ladies played in threes.
The average age of the last group was 83 and the second-to-last group being 84. How about that!
Resilience and determination can achieve many things.
Our oldest playing member recently celebrated a milestone birthday celebration.
In bingo, they refer to the number as two fat ladies.
This lady is certainly not fat but is fit and still hits the ball with much oomph!
A wonderful achievement indeed.
To Thelma Murray, we all say congratulations and many more happy birthdays.
The ladies’ end of season luncheon will be held on Tuesday, October 24.
An Irish stableford will get the day underway followed by an annual general meeting (short and sweet) then lunch and trophy presentations.
Please bring a plate.
The theatre night presented by the Whyalla Players will take place at the club on Saturday, October 28, 7pm for a 7.30 start.
It is a bring-your-own supper event with a cost of $20pp entry.
Tickets can be purchased from the golf shop or from myself (8645 8623).
Info has that it is a very funny show titled Jungle Fever.
So there will be laughs aplenty!
The players are a very dedicated group of first-class actors who continue to provide Whyalla residents with quality live productions.
This show will be no exception.
Two of the club’s ‘flu’ victims are on the mend, being Wickie and Charlie Agett.
Our best wishes go to Bob Dickeson, Donny Jurgens and bowlers Terry Jones and Bill Nelson.