Reminder: Golf club fees are now due

It's that time of the year again! Fees are now due.

The importance of being a paid-up member will ensure that you are eligible for trophies etc. if by chance you either have won or you are in the running for one.

Subscriptions may be paid at the bar or to a golf shop attendant.

The club offers sincere condolences to Jean Brown at the passing of her mother recently being Nessie White, a long time citizen of Whyalla, a member of the Town Bowling Club and several organisations within our city.

She will be long remembered.

We also have been saddened at the passing of Bennie Cohen, the late husband of Gerry.

Ben was a well-known businessman in Whyalla for many years.

Gerry handled the money for the ladies' golf committee over the course of a decade and was an astute and trusted treasurer indeed!

May Ben rest in peace.

Former well-known Whyalla tennis and hockey player Pam Deacon was laid to rest in Adelaide after succumbing to a lengthy illness.

Husband Trevor and family may be comforted by the fact that their loved one was well respected within our city.

Trevor was once the manager of the Housing Trust in Whyalla and a member of our golf club.

The nine-hole veterans stableford event on Wednesday was played in ideal golf weather.

Murray Peters is back on track with his golf and made the most of the outing to win the competition, scoring 18 points.

Several 'had been' regulars returned to the scene on Wednesday, some of whom had been on holidays recently.

Richard Dunn was one such golfer whose thermostat has finally been regulated since his return from Darwin where the average temperature there hovered around the 30C mark.

It was quite a shock to return to 14 and 15C, hey Richard!

The Saturday veterans nine-hole stable event was won by club president Brian Cotter who played exactly to his handicap scoring 18 stableford points in a very consistent display of golf.

Bob Clayton was runner-up on 17 points.

The ladies' Pat O'Brien Match Play competition on Tuesday, being the quarter final, saw Glenda Davies advance to the semi finals and she will compete against Audrey Discombe.

The other winners were Jacqui Kerr and Helma Bambridge who will be opposed in the semi. Good swinging to all!

The two matches should prove very interesting!

John Smith paid a visit to the club on Saturday to catch up with some of his friends.

Great to hear the news, John!

To those who are planning a party, engagement, wedding or conference, look no further than the golf club as the venue of choice.

Catering can be arranged with several well qualified chefs on hand in which to choose.

Bob Worby was not a happy chappy on Saturday when a 'feathered' crow swooped down on to the ninth green where his golf ball was positioned not far from the cup and flew off into the distance with it.

Because his partners had witnessed the 'taking', Bob was able to replace a ball in the same spot thankfully.

Some expletives came forth and Bob was heard to say if the bl..... crows beat us tonight I'll come out tomorrow and shoot every crow on the course!

Being a Power supporter, Bob was certainly saved that arduous task and breathed a huge sigh of relief on Saturday evening. The yo-yo season continues.

Graham Butt popped in on Sunday with several new golf balls to be donated to the Northern District Veterans. A nice gesture!

Results

Stableford, played Tuesday, July 2

We were having computer troubles Tuesday but ...

Winner Bev Shiell 19pts

Runner-up Robyn Phillis 17pts

Ball winners Maree Farr 17pts , Raz Foubister and Gelske Rogers 15pts

Stroke competition, played Thursday, July 4

Winner Bev Shiell nett 74, sponsored by Sundowner

Runner-up Colleen Howell nett 75, Car Bath voucher

Ball Winners Jacquie Kerr and Gelske Rogers nett 76, Jan Kenny a visitor from Streaky Bay and Ilona Hansen nett 79,Glenda Davies nett 80 and Wendy Beames nett 81 c/b Marg Dunne and Val Callaghan

Nearest Pin 7th Jan Kenny and 18th Gelske Rogers

Lucky ball Thelma Murray

Turkey Val Callaghan 6th

- GLENDA CLAYTON AND MARGE NICHOLLS