Whyalla Open set for end of the month

Well! After all of the preparation and excitement that was generated at the golf club re the State Silver Event held recently, normality reigns once again. There were many tired yet satisfied members of our club that would 'star' in that bracket.

The next 'big' event on the agenda is the Whyalla Open that will take place on August 22, 23, 24 and 25. For further details refer to your golf club handbook. Major sponsorship for the event will be supplied by McLeod Whyalla Motor Company, the Whyalla News and Drummond Golf to whom we are most appreciative.

The Wednesday veteran golfers struck it very cold again for their nine-hole stableford event. Winner of the competition was Rick Molyneux who finished with 18 points on a countback from Johnny Wade. Yet another keen tussle to be victorious. Well played!

On Saturday, the nine hole men's competitors were very limited with several not fronting for the stableford event. Maybe there is sickness in the camp but I've not heard of any!

Ken Foubister was rewarded with top billing scoring 17 stableford points in a very consistent effort. Well played! Runner-up was Tony Jones who came in with a score of 16. Jones has been hitting top form of recent times.

August is certainly the month for birthdays within our club with several ladies lined up for celebrations.

Jacqui Kerr is first on the list with her birthday on August 6 followed by Audrey Discombe the 8th, then Heather Prosser the 13th, next is Maree Farr and Michelle Hart on the 18th and Val Callaghan on the 25th. Val's birthday always coincides with the Whyalla Golf Open! Some of the ages of the ladies certainly are significant with one turning 88 on the eighth day of the eighth month. They make the call of 88 in bingo as two fat ladies, however, that does not apply to our Audrey! More about that in next edition. I thank that the most telling factor is sport, in particular the game of golf is beneficial to the body and mind. Keep on keeping on, ladies!

Bags of used golf balls can be purchased from the golf shop for $5 re ten balls. The return to the club is 100 per cent profit courtesy of donated balls and cleaning agents etc and labour by Bob Clayton.

A big thank you to Terry Brown and Allan Slater for their ongoing collection of 'lost' golf balls and others who donate. There has been an upsurge of late in the purchase of this commodity that makes the effort all worthwhile.


Tuesday, July 30, nine-hole stableford comp. Winner Jacquie Kerr 19pts. Ball winners Annette Cotter, Di Thorpe, Glenda Davies, Jean Brown and Maree Farr all on 16pts. Nearest Pin 7th Jean Brown and Lucky Ball Bev Shiell. Thursday, August 1, stroke event. Winner Bev Shiell nett 76 Garden Shop voucher. Runner-up Di Thorpe nett 77 Car Bath. Ball Winners Jacqui Kerr nett 78, Jean Brown nett 79, Marcia Smith nett 81 Anette Cotter and Glenda Davie nett 82. Nearest Pin 7th Jacquie Kerr and 18th Bev Shiell, Lucky Ball Raz Foubister.

- Glenda Clayton & Marge Nicholls