Women - 2/2/2021
WARWICK WOMENS GOLF NOTES – 1st February 2021
With the first month of the new year well underway our fields are beginning to pick up with twenty-three ladies taking out cards in the single stableford event on Wednesday. Jill Barnes generously sponsored both the winner and runner-up prizes and was very happy to hand over vouchers for the Weeping Mulberry to an excited Anne Lyons whose excellent 38pts was three clear of the field. It wasn’t a surprise after hearing husband Danny wax lyrical about her play in the two ball Ambrose the day before. A little research would suggest that this was Anne’s second best round ever and continuing her steady progression downward she now finds herself on a handicap of 22.9. Anne is still a relevant newcomer to the game but puts plenty of time and effort in. Well done Anne. Runner-up with 35pts was past member Lynne Hamilton. After an absence of several years Lynne has joined our club again and obviously hasn’t lost the touch. Lynne also received a Weeping Mulberry voucher, courtesy of Jill. Balls in the run-down went to Helen Olsen 34, Anna Cox 34, Mary Young34, Jill Barnes 33, Wendy Rhea 33 and Kath Devereux 33. Other scores were: Majella Kahler 31, Marg Adcock, Janine Stewart 30, Annice Payne, Yvonne Pinington 29, Tub Ingall, Joan Burt 27, Marie Carey 26, Vicki Bennett, Michelle Wright, Di Macdonald 25, Joely Singleton 21, Di Johnston, Marge Burley, Judy Stiff 18.
On Saturday eleven couples tried their hand at the Canadian Foursomes, a game we haven’t played for some time. Wendy Rhea and Sam Hinze handled the stressful format better than anyone, returning a creditable 72.125nett to win the vouchers kindly donated by the Warwick Junior Golf Club. Junior Master Danielle Seibel was on hand to present the trophy to a modest Wendy who assured those watching that Sam ‘had been of some help.’ Danielle teamed with in form Anne Lyons to take home the runner-up vouchers with a close score of 72.375 nett. Anna Cox and Vonnie Pinington and Mary Young and Louise Carey won the balls in the run-down with 75.625 and 76 nett respectively. Other scores were: Ellie Casey and Di Macdonald 76.125, Michelle Wright and Gwen Mills 77, Molly Scotney and Liz Cockram 78.5, Trich Bell and Janine Stewart 79.875, Jill Barnes and Merisa Ots 80.125, Tub Ingall and Annice Payne, Helen Olsen and Joely Singleton 80.75.
A bonus day of golf on Australia Day attracted a great field of 158 players, a credit to the organizers. Past junior member Eliza McLennan teamed with Connor Cruice to win the day with a superb 55.5 nett in the Ambrose. Mother Mel was the other lady member to win a trophy when she teamed with Rhys Farrell to be the runner-up in the Mixed event with 62 nett. Promising junior Dakota Landrigan won a pin shot teaming with her dad Brendon. Perhaps the happiest golfer was Anthony Seidl who scored a hole-in-one on the 11th, making it the second one so far in 2021.
Next weekend is a big weekend of golf with the traditional opening of the season being played on Sunday. Opening Day goes back as far as the Club’s history but back then the season didn’t ‘open’ until March or even April in some years. This Opening Day will be a medley aggregate stableford so find any partner and put your name on the shotgun timesheet. Simply play your own stableford game and combine your score with your partner’s score at the end of play. Our Pro Sam is sponsoring Sunday’s event so thanks to Sam for his support. Things will be a bit more serious on Saturday when we play for the February Monthly Medal. The Condamine Club Hawker Road has agreed to come back on board with the sponsorship of our Monthly Medals this year and we are appreciative of their support.
The Warwick Golf Club lost one of its long standing members this week with the sudden passing of John Devitt and our sincere condolences are extended to Melanie, Scott, Eliza and Sam as they say goodbye to their much loved father, grandfather and friend. He was always a strong supporter of women golfers and he will be missed.