Success for club’s Open

WHYALLA OPEN: Winners in the Whyalla Open played on Thursday, August 23.
WHYALLA OPEN: Winners in the Whyalla Open played on Thursday, August 23.

Tuesday, August 21, stableford comp

Winner Val Callaghan 23pts. Runner-up Johanna Gogan and Kay Freeth 19pts. 

Ball winners Linda Winterborn 18pts, Audrey Discombe, Colleen Howell and Marcia Smith 17pts. 

Nearest Pin Val Callaghan. Lucky Ball Thelma Murray.

Thursday Ladies Whyalla Open

A Grade Gross Winner Linda Winterborn 87. A Grade Gross Runner-up Ilona Hansen 90. 

A Grade Nett Winner  Gelske Rogers 74 nett. A Grade Nett Runner-up Jean Brown 75 nett. 

Long Drive Val Callaghan. Nearest Pin Leonie Kellaway 3.04. 

B Grade Gross Winner Kay Freeth 93.  B Grade Gross Runner-up Helma Bambridge 102. 

B Grade Nett Winner Janet Whittaker Nett 75. B Grade Nett Runner-up Di Slater nett 75.

Long Drive Jacquie Kerr. Nearest Pin Janet Whittaker. 

C Grade Stableford Winner Annette Cotter 40pts. Runner-up Heather Prosser  38pts. 

Ball Winner Michelle Hart and Wendy Donkley. Long Drive Annette Cotter. 

Nearest Pin Audrey Discombe. Veterans Trophy Kay Freeth. 

Teams Events Gross Ilona Hansen, Helma Bambridge and Annette Cotter. 

Nett Teams Event Jean Brown Kay Freeth and Wendy Donkley.

Many thanks to all the helpers on the day and the grounds staff.

Special thanks to Charlie Agett for doing the cards as Marge ended up in hospital for the day having an arthroscopy on her knee.


Firstly, the Golf and Golf Bowling Club has lost three absolute gentleman members in recent times being the passing of Gordon Prosser, Vin Higgens and Grahame Eaton. Condolences to Heather, Betty and Eleanor along with family members. They will be long remembered. 

It is most pleasing that Heather Prosser is back in action on the golf course and do you please also back in the winners circle straight off. Well done, Heather. 

Margaret Dunn has also returned to form and so well deserved. 

Have I heard correctly? Don't tell me that Marge Nicholls has injured her good knee! Recently Marge had a hip replaced and was coming good - now this. Some people can't have a trick!

Margaret Lewis has had another stint in hospital. I told Marg that we all need another artist that can erase us and draw us again. A few will put their hand up I'm sure. 

Dianne Thorpe will soon be swinging her clubs again after rehab from knee surgery and doing all of the right things!

The four-day Whyalla Open was a great success with fine weather adding to the pleasure of competing. Congratulations to all who gave of their time and expertise and indeed energy in any way to make the event such a successful event on our golf calendar. You have done the club proud. 

The season is fast coming to an end with September upon us already. Our ladies' closing day is in early October when trophies will be presented thanks to our loyal sponsors. 


Pictured are: Janet Whittaker, Annette Cotter, C Grade Winner, Diana Slater, Gelske Rogers, Heather Prosser, Jean Brown, Linda Winterborn, A Grade Winner, Kay Freeth, B Grade Winner, Ilona Hansen and Helma Bambridge.