Whyalla Golf Open set for the weekend

Tuesday championship foursomes – Winners Div 1 Glenda Davies and Ilona Hansen 91. Runnerup Div 1 Val Callaghan and Jean Brown 98. Winner Div 2 Colleen Howell and Thelma Murray 111. Runnerup Div 2 Marcia Smith and Michelle Hart 116. Ball winners Leonie Kellaway and Gelske Rogers 104 and Johanna Gogan and Diana Slater 106

Thursday stroke round, third round, Peter Callis Cup – Winner Div 1  Diana Slater nett 74 on countback from Val Callaghan nett 74. Winner Div 2 Marcia Smith nett 78 runnerup Annette Cotter nett 79. Ball winners Leonie Kellaway and Maree Farr nett77. Jean Brown and Gelske Rogers Nett 78 and Glenda Davie Nett 79. Birdie Ilona Hansen on 8th. Nearest Pin 7th J.Gogan 13.86 m and 18th Div 1 Colleen Howell 6.32m and Div 2 Marcia Smith 3.20m. Lucky Balls Linda Winterborn and Audrey Discombe. Turkeys Jean Brown and L.Kellaway 12th, Glenda Davies 6th, Michelle Hart 4th and R.Phillis 1st

Our warm wishes go out to Glenda Clayton who is still on the sick list and also to Di Thorpe - hope you are both on the mend soon.


It has been a busy month of birthday celebrations for lady golfers. Jacqui Kerr led the way on August 6 followed by Audrey Discombe the 8th, Heather Prosser the 13th then Maree Farr and Michelle Hart on the 18th, Val Callaghan on the 25th and former member Fay Jurgens the 29th of August. It is certainly a popular month! Margaret Herbert will reach a milestone birthday in September. Lady golfers will help Margaret celebrate on Tuesday, September 18, with a luncheon. The starting time will be 12 noon - 12.30. Friends of Margaret are most welcome. A small plate of food from all attendees is required. The celebrant will supply liquid refreshments. Should be fun.

In 30 years of my involvement, the cancellation of women's golf has only occurred twice. Recently for dangerously high winds and the last was when 'Darren' was our 'pro' and the undulated greens collected the large volume of rain that had fallen with the depth about 10 inches deep (at the bottom) making it impossible for putting.

The Whyalla Golf Open will take place this weekend. It will be a busy, busy time for organisers. Many visitors will enter the competitions and will be impressed with the well manicured golf course and quality of trophies along with the catering that is always something to enjoy. It is to be hoped that the weather man does the right thing and switches on 'the fine weekend' button.

It is pleasing to know that Malcolm Shiells is home after enduring major surgery recently. A real stalwart of the club, Malcolm has contributed many, many hours of volunteer work in several categories, being toiling on the golf course, work in the golf shop and administration. All members of the golf club wish him well in his time of recovery, and we trust that he will soon be back on track for more games of golf showing the expertise he possesses. Nurse 'Beverley' is certainly doing an excellent job in her new vocation.