Women - 22/1/2020

Women’s Golf notes for Wednesday January 22 2020 

It was great to have a field of 22 last Wednesday and be able to give out the full complement of trophies. Melanie McLennan continued her good form winning the KFC stableford with 33 pts, with Judy Lester runner-up with 32 on account back from Liz Cockram. Liz had to settle for the first ball in the rundown along with Helen Olsen, Diane Johnston and Trish Bell all having 31. The all-in-pin went to Judy with the graded approach going to Melanie, Annice Payne and Sharron Cooper. Welcome back to golf Sharron and are looking forward to seeing you up at the course regularly. Remainder of the field:- A Payne W Rhea 30, M Kahler V Bennett Y Pinington 28, D Evans S Cooper 26, R Darton M Young P Eastwell T Spinetti 25, N Craggs 24, A Ellis 23, A Cox 22, J Byrne 21 and G Young. Many thanks for KFC for their valued sponsorship.     

After some lovely rain on the course on Friday,16 ladies played in the 4BBB stableford sponsored by Betta Home Living on Saturday. Judy Lester and Nachcha Craggs won with 42 pts on a countback from Danielle Seibel and Melanie McLennan, all attracting the attention of the Handicapper! Many thanks to Kate from Betta Home Living for generously giving us sponsorship each year. The only rundown couple were Helen Olsen and Janet Davis with 37pts on a countback from Wendy Rhea and Sam Hinze. Remaining scores were T Spinetti and A Cox 36, M Scotney and L Cockram 36, M Kahler and D Evans 35 and Y Pinington and J Barnes with 34. The all-in -approach went to Sam with Melanie and Tracey winning the graded ones. The ProPin went to Nachcha earning 2 balls and Di just the remaining 1 on offer. 

Captain Mary emailed the February program to all members a few days ago, with extra copies available in the Presentation Room. Please understand that all sponsors are not yet finalised. The yearly program will be ready for our Opening Day soon. 

By now you should have paid your $40 for the various Competitions running throughout the year, including the shootout if you plan to be in it. Please remember to enter the various competitions before you play your first game to have your scores counted. Envelops are ready in both the lady’s restroom and presentation room. 

Today we are playing our January Mid-Week Medal on the white course. At the time of writing the RSL sponsorship has not been confirmed for 2020. Saturday is a single stableford from the red markers with Red Rooster for the take home trophy of the day. Next Wednesday January 29thwe are trying out a new form of foursome play called Pinehurst, owing to Golflink being down for a few days as our new World Handicaps are calculated. Please add your names to the morning timesheet in pairs and indicate your intention to play in the afternoon to hopefully have enough pairs to play in fours when the draw is done. Remember the afternoon draw is at 11.40am for an 11.45am start all year round now. 

We are hoping to see good support for a couple of club days coming up – Australia Day 2 ball ambrose Monday January 27thwith a BBQ and drinks on the deck sponsored by Warwick Real Estate and our official golf year Opening Day on Sunday February 2ndwhich is a 4BBB medley stableford sponsored by our Pro Sam Eaves. Both events are shot gun starts at 12 noon. Please register in the proshop as soon as possible and then nominate by 11.30am to ensure a timely start. If you require a partner for either event please see the friendly boys in the proshop.

As you will have read in Captain Tony’s email to all members, play will only commence from 7am during the Championships which are in early March to allow time for the ground staff and volunteers to prepare the course as necessary. If anyone plays earlier than this time their cards will not be considered for Championship results.

Membership for the coming year is due by the end of the month. Please ensure you have paid this before playing once February starts. 

Congratulations on behalf of all the lady members to Danielle Seibel for the time she is spending with the juniors. Each Thursday afternoon and Sunday morning Danielle, together with Brendan Landrigan is supporting Connor and Steve in encouraging juniors to learn to play. Last Sunday was a very successful Come & Try day which attracted more than 50 juniors, many of whom were girls. Together with the help of other members these kids had a wonderful morning. Thanks for everyone who helped.