WOMEN’S GOLF NOTES FOR DECEMBER 5th
With the Christmas Breakup just around the corner it’s time to start thinking about how you are going to get in the festive spirit and celebrate our great year of golf. Please decorate your buggy or cart and yourself for our 9 holes of golf and lunch on Wednesday Dec 12th. The presents will be swapped using Mel’s clever story of ‘right left left right’ and so on which is so much fun. The yearly winners of the Winter Cup, the Gillam Family Memorial Trophy, International Bowl, Golf Qld Foundation Brooches, Eclectics and Gobbles will also be announced.
The final Mid-Week Medal for the year on Wednesday Nov 28th played by 21 ladies was won with an excellent score of 67 by Marg Adcock in Div 1 and Justine Washbourne with 71 for Div 2. These girls were both already in the final of the Medal of Medallists which is being played today. Runner-ups in both Divisions playing consistent golf were Tub Ingall and Joan Burt respectively with scores of 74. The putting was no surprise as Marg and Joan took home our embossed wine glasses after having just 29 putts each. Well played ladies. The rundown went to E Casey 74, C Brandon 75, D Johnston 76 and J Barnes 78. The all-in approach went to Marg and the graded one to Jill Barnes, Justine Washbourne and Patricia Eastwell. To cap off a good day Justine also won 2 balls in the Pro’s Approach together with Jill and Tub winning one ball each. We thank the RSL Memorial Club for their generous sponsor vouchers given to our winners and runners-up each month.
Remainder of the field:- Div 1 – E Casey 74, J Barnes 78, J Lester G Mills 79, A Cox 84, M Kahler 85, H Olsen 86. Div 2 – C Brandon 75, D Johnston 76, G Young 79, P Eastwell 81, P Hemmings J Singleton 82, Y Pinington 84, J Stiff 88 and S O’Connell 92 and M Vincent.
On Saturday December 1st 24 ladies played for the Red Rooster trophy with Marg continuing her excellent form to win by 2 strokes with 38 points. She told us at presentation that her putter is still behaving itself with her new style. Let’s hope it continues for her throughout the Medal of Medallists and the Shootout given her handicap reduction. That’s the only problem with golf – low scores mean lower handicap in most cases! Janine Stewart came in with 36 points to be runner-up. The rundown went to 3 ladies with a close 35 – Anna Cox, Tub Ingall, Trish Bell and Liz Cockram being the best of the 34’s. Approaches were won by Marg on the 7th and Judy Lester, Carole Brandon and Patricia Eastwell on the 11th. With 5 balls being given out by Pro Sam for his approach, Anna took home 2 and Liz, Roslyn Darton and Molly Seibel one each.
Remainder of the field:- E Casey R Darton 34, J Lester G Mills 33, J Burt 32, H Olsen A Lyons 31, M Seibel J Davis 30,M Kahler G Young 29, T Spinetti 28, Y Pinington P Eastwell 27, D Keogh 26, C Brandon 25, Z Crook J Barnes 24.
As mentioned earlier, today we play the Medal of Medallists for the Betty Phelan Memorial Honour Board event. For the first year this is a combination of all Wednesday Mid-Week Medal winners and Saturday’s Monthly Medal winners throughout the year, co-sponsored by the Condamine Club and the RSL. A stroke off the white markers will be played in conjunction for all other starters. A red course single stableford is on the program for Saturday.
The 19 starters for the Suds Laundromat Shootout have been finalised for next Sunday December 9th. In order of scoring and hitting off are:- Trish Roberts, Mel McLennan, Jill Barnes, Tracey Spinetti, Molly Seibel, Janine Stewart, Yvonne Pinington, Anne Lyons, Karen Mackie, Gwen Mills, Marg Adcock, Judy Lester, Janet Davis, Donna Keogh, Trish Bell, Mary Young, Judy Stiff, Liz Cockram and Shann O’Connell. Congratulants to these players and many thanks to Marg for the hours of work throughout the year monitoring scores and updating the board. Sponsor Vicki Bennett will be on hand offering condolences, congratulations and prizes as the day progresses. Please wear black shorts / shirts and be ready for shirt presentations at 8.30am, followed by a group photo and 9am hit off. Conditions of play for this event are in the presentation room. Tickets for the Shootout raffle to have a chance of ‘winning a player’ are available for $5 in the clubhouse. Names will be drawn after golf on Saturday. A lucky combination of ticket holder and good golfer will be all smiles on the 18th green during the afternoon. Please come along and follow this fun day is you are not involved.
Please also support the Christmas Raffle by buying some tickets this week. All money raised goes back into the club as the Committee and members have donated all the prizes.
Looking forward a busy end of year golfing program supported by everyone.