WARWICK WOMENS GOLF NOTES for Wednesday 17 July 2019
In women’s golf this week all the attention has focused on the matches being played in the Single Handicap Matchplay event. In the quarter-finals played during the week Jill Barnes defeated Gwen Mills 1 up in a very close tussle, Nachacha Craggs defeated Mary Young on the 19th in an even closer match, Ros Darton beat Donna Keogh 2 up and Di Evans played well to defeat Judy Lester 4/3. The semi-finals played on Saturday resulted in Jill Barnes beating Ros Darton 2up, not a bad outcome considering a very nervous Ros was four down after four holes. Di Evans and Nachacha Craggs flew around the course in just over two and a half hours with Di prevailing 6/4, an ominous sign of things to come. On Sunday a good crowd of ladies were on hand to witness an excellent match when Jill Barnes and Di Evans played the final. Di got off to a bad start, losing the first three holes, but soon found her mojo and made good use of a couple of strokes to be only one down after nine holes. An easy birdie on the 10th quickly saw the match all square. On the crucial 15th hole at one down Jill was unable to capitalize on two super shots down the fairway leaving her approach short of the green. Di’s approach putt hit the stick giving her an unexpected square. With Di dormie after the 16th Jill played five good shots to win the 17th and take the match to the last hole. Again Jill had two long and accurate shots but left her third shot out to the right, within metres of Di’s fourth shot. As on 15th Di’s approach putt was almost a gimme. Jill had a pressure putt to take the game to an extra hole but it wasn’t her day with the putter. The six newer players who had just played a 9 hole Ambrose were treated to a great display of good golf and good sportsmanship and were quietly willing the game into extra holes. A celebration followed in the clubhouse with Captain Mary presenting both players with her sponsored trophies.
While some women were busy playing semi-finals the rest of us played a single Stableford for the Red Rooster sponsored trophy, and on a blustery cold afternoon a hot roast chicken dinner sounded very enticing. Anna Cox was the lucky winner with a good round of 36pts, just below her handicap. Marg Adcock, with 35pts won the runner-up balls on a countback. Run-down balls went to Donna Keogh with 35pts and Mary Young with 33pts. Anna and Marg also won two pins each, including the Stoney’s Fish Voucher to Anna and the Pro Pin to Marg. Other balls went to Donna, Vonnie Pinington and Tracey Spinetti. Scores were as follows: J Lester, Y Pinington 30, G Mills, T Roberts, D Longville (visitor) 29, E Casey, A Lyons, J Davis 27, T Spinetti, M McLennan 26, H Olsen, P Kerr 20, L Carey.
Last Wednesday a field of twenty-one players had a tough time of it locally in the Style Shoes sponsored 9/18 hole Stableford event. A very surprised Helen Olsen accepted the winner’s voucher with a score of 30pts. The nine hole trophies were won by Jean Fysh with 16pts on the front nine and Marlene Vincent with a great 20pts on the back nine. What was in your half-time drink Marlene? Anne Lyons won the Pro Pin and the All In Approach and Di Evans and Judy Stiff also won a ball each in the pin shots. Scores were: D Johnston 30, P Eastwell 29, D Evans 28, M Vincent, J Burt 27, A Cox, J Davis, J Bowles, T Spinetti 26, P Hemmings, L Gibson 25, A Lyons 24, L Wilson, E Casey, M Wright, J Stiff 23, G Porter 22, J Fysh 21, A Ellis 17, A Tomkins.
Meanwhile those nine players who travelled to Oakey to represent the club were also having a tough time of it with an equally surprised Trish Bell scoring 40pts and winning not a thing. Warwick scored 6pts in the Open Day Pennant competition and are now leading by one point with three games to go. Vonnie Pinington scored her first eagle, a two on a par four, and won an accurate drive; Judy won an all-in pin and Carole won the Div 3 Stab with a great 41pts.
Next weekend is a full weekend of golf with the President’s Day single Stableford on Saturday, sponsored by our Club President Don Stewart and Patron’s Day on Sunday. This is a mixed 4BBB Stableford event for trophies provided by Club Patron Rodney Macdonald. This is also an honour board event so either find yourself a male partner or ring Mary or Captain Tony for help and let’s try for a big field. Cabarlah Open Day is coming up on Tuesday July 23rd so let Melanie know if you are interested in travelling to Borneo Barracks for the third last Open Day on our District calendar. Yet another of our members suffered the loss of a parent this month so our sincere sympathies go out to Anne and Danny Lyons following the passing of Anne’s father at the good old age of eighty-nine.