Superb Jacqui Kerr in dazzling form

A change in the program brought about the playing of a nine-hole stableford event on Tuesday with quite a respectable field fronting despite the hot, blustery weather.

Played on the front nine that has had many areas repaired in the last few weeks posed problematic situations for some golfers with shots hindered by protective netting.

I guess, however, that they are they breaks!

The outright winner was Maree Farr who came in with a very creditable score of 21 stableford points.

Farr is really in overdrive of late and is enjoying her golf with sheer enthusiasm that is so good to witness. Well played!

Diana Slater was runner-up, just beaten on a countback also carding 21 stableford points.

Slater is just another example of a golfer deriving happiness from her effort.

In the run down of ball winners it was Michelle Hart 17 points, Colleen Howell 17 and Raelene ‘Raz’ Foubister.

Maree Farr was delighted to birdie the sixth with an excellent chip from “afar”. No pun intended!

Nearest the pin on the seventh was won by Diana Slater whose accurate drive despite the head win fell 3.19 mtrs from the flag. Great effort!

It was surprise, surprise for Leonie Kellaway who won the lucky ball draw for the first time this season.

Kellaway only had to wait eight months for her name to appear on the computer. Not too long Leonie when you say it quickly.

Well, the weather goes from one extreme to another, on Tuesday 34C then on Thursday for the ladies 18-hole stableford event just 20C.

Most ladies donned jackets. Personally, I enjoyed feeling ‘cool’. It’s hard to please everyone!

The scratch rating on the day was 74. Sponsorship was provided by Top of Town Lingerie. Many thanks to Anne and Mike Cain of Beaurepaires.

Your generosity is most appreciated.

Well, some things get kept in the family and golf can certainly be one such thing.

Maree Farr has been making headlines of late, now it is sister Jacqui Kerr’s turn.

Kerr was in dazzling form and finished the game on 37 stableford points.

My, oh my! What an effort!

This lass has put spit and polish to her stroke making and has taken her handicap from 35 midway through the season to 29 at this point in time!

A great achievement indeed!

Naturally, Kerr won the Div I section. Kay Freeth was runner-up on a creditable score of 36 stableford points.

Div II was won by Thelma Murray who finished on 33 stableford points, that is a very good effort.

Heather Prosser continued to play well and was runner-up on 30 points.

In the run down, ladies to win a ball included Maree Farr 36 points, Colleen Howell 35, Jean Brown 34, Beverley Shiell 31 and Leonie Kellaway 30.

Kay Freeth had her ‘eye in’ for she birdied the 14th from a classy chip-in gaining her a ‘turkey’ (a double header!). Well done!

Her skill did not cease there however for the seventh hole gained her yet another ball re nearest the pin with a drive being 3.03 metres from the hole.

Audrey Discombe was the second recipient to gain a ball on this hole her drive finishing 3.80 mtrs off the target.

The McLeod Motor Company provide sponsorship for the seventh NTP.

On the 18th the awards are for the second shot for both divisions and weren’t they classy shots.

Div I saw Colleen Howell just .27cms from falling (her ball that is) into the hole with Robyn Phillis close also being .41cms from the target to win the Div II section.

The two winners of the ball raffle were Maree Farr and - wait for it - Audrey Discombe who finally broke the drought!

To wait until the last day of winter golf to have your number drawn, how could that be! Blame it on modern technology, Audrey (the computer).

Sponsors day will be held on Sunday, October 29 in the form of a four-person ambrose followed by a barbecue.

For further details contact the golf shop.

Volunteers day is to be held on Tuesday, October 31.

A sheet for volunteers’ names and preference of meat is available in the golf shop to assist with catering requirements.