Women - 1/8/2019


The course has continued to be the winner this week, playing so hard that no-one has managed to play to their handicap in either of the week’s events.

A field of twenty-four women nominated in the Mid-Week Medal last Wednesday hoping to win a dinner at the RSL thanks to our good sponsors there. With the top score of 74 nett Janine Stewart beat off two others to take home the Div 1 voucher. After a time away from golf of late Janine is finding some form and some consistency again. Well played Janine. Marg Adcock was awarded the runner-up voucher on a countback and the ball rundown included Dianne Evans, the other 74 nett, and Jill Barnes, Justine Washbourne and Judy Lester, all on 75 nett. In Div 2 Donna Keogh was the clear winner with 76 nett, beating Marlene Vincent into second place with 78 nett. Congratulations to both golfers. The best putters on some difficult greens were Helen Olsen and Diane Johnston. Pins were won by both the winners, as often happens, and by Judy who also took out the Pro Pin with the other balls going to Marg and Jill. Remaining scores were: Div 1 H Olsen 76, M Young 79, M McLennan 80, T Ingall 82, G Mills 83; Div 2 T Spinetti, L Gibson, P Eastwell 79, J Burt, P Hemmings 80, D Johnston, G Young 81, V Bennett 86, L Wilson 87, A Ellis, J Stiff 88.

The clear blue skies and spring-like weather certainly enhanced a great Jumpers & Jazz weekend but it did little to improve the scores in the medley Stableford played on Saturday. The field of twenty-five included three visitors from Cabarlah and Goombungee who enjoyed the festivities down town before venturing up the hill. One was our Past Captain Barbie Weier who came back again on Sunday to take in some more of the event. Gill Young showed what a fickle game golf is, going from near the bottom on Wednesday to a win on Saturday with 33 pts. Gill is a believer in using a bad round as practice and it obviously paid off. Gill’s voucher was donated by new sponsors Southern Downs Ag and the Club welcomes them warmly as supporters. With the same score Nachacha Craggs was beaten on a countback to be runner-up. Balls in the run down went to Molly Seibel 32, Ellie Casey and Majella Kahler 31, and Janet Davis 29. Sam Hinze had her short game working, taking the pin on 11 and the Pro Pin. Other Pin balls were won by Danielle Seibel, Janet Davis, Chris Tannock, Ellie Casey, Mary Young and Judy Lester. Many golfers got into the J&J theme on the day and prizes were awarded to Tub Ingall and Mary Young for the best dressed buggies. Scores for the rest of the field were as follows: H Olsen, T Keogh, J Barnes, Polly West (Cabarlah), S Hinze, Y Pinington 29, L Wilson, R Darton, P Eastwell, D Seibel 28, Barb Weier (Goombungee), J Lester 27, T Ingall 26, Z Crook 25, A Tomkins, Chris Tannock (Cabarlah), M Young 24, L Carey 23, G Mills 20.

Last week nine of our members travelled to Cabarlah for their Open Day, bringing home several trophies and more importantly gaining the eight points to now put us ahead by two in the Open Day Pennant Comp with just two events to be played, including our own Open Day. Mel McLennan had a great round of 71 nett to win the best nett in Div 1. Vonnie Pinington also played well to win the Div 3 gross with 99. Jill Barnes won the Div 1 Stab event with 35pts including a whopping 5 pts for an amazing hole-in-one on the 17thhole, for which she was also awarded the pin shot, and Marg Adcock won the Div 1 long/accurate drive. Congratulations Jill. It’s a great hole to do it on as the group was able to watch every inch of the ball’s journey and I think Mel McLennan was every bit as excited as Jill. Our Adam Falconer pennant match against City was also played this week at Toowoomba and despite a valiant effort from the team we were soundly beaten by the current leaders. Mel McLennan kept up her good pennant form to be our only winner and newcomer Ros Darton played strongly to be narrowly beaten by one of City’s most experienced pennant players. Jill Barnes and Justine Washbourne also had narrow defeats after giving a lot of strokes to a couple of strong City performers. Liz Cockram had the misfortune to come up against one of our district’s best golfers having a good day, a scary task Liz. Thanks to you all for representing us so well.

Our best wishes go out to club stalwart Marge Burley who is currently in hospital learning how to adjust her golf swing to her new knee. We wish you a speedy recovery Marge and look forward to seeing you back and scoring well soon. Next Saturday’s event is the Monthly Medal and on Sunday we play the Mixed Foursomes Championship, which is a 36 hole event with both gross and nett trophies sponsored by Carey’s Meats Yangan. If you need to find a partner please let Mary or Captain Tony know.

Nominations close shortly for both City Open Day on Tuesday 6thAugust and Laidley Open Day on Wednesday 7thAugust so contact Mel if you are interested in attending either of these.