Finally; – this month, the rain went elsewhere, bringing joy to a golfers heart!
We began May with the main event on our golfing calendar, the Club Championships. 75 women stepped out onto the course with high hopes of hitting straight and true, with putts finding the hole! – Oh well…
Nevertheless, after three rounds, rising above the pack were these winners.-
Our Club Champion this year was a jubilant Gwen Gray with 258 gross. Karen Myles (264) was runner up in Division 1. Denise Dickson came up trumps as the Division 2 Gross Champion with a score of 301, followed hot on her heels by runner up Ann Kane (302). Division 3’s Gross Champion this year is Pat Myles with 327, and Rhonda Barron was runner up with 333. Fantastic play by these women.
The 54 Hole Nett winners for 2017 were Division 1’s (most delighted) Pat Clarke (225), and runner up Trish Melnik (229). The (excited) winner of Division 2 was Ros Ross (230), and (a bemused) Stella Hunter was the winner of Division 3 (229), Merryll Mead was runner up on a countback (244). Congratulations to all.
The Vets Championship is also run over the first two rounds in conjunction, the Vets Gross Champion this year is Gwen Gray in Division 1(171), with Karen Myles a close runner up (172). Trish Melnik topped the nett with 149 points, Mella Weatherstone, runner up with 152 points.
Linda Birrell was Vets Champion in Division 2 (193), and Ann Kane runner up (198). Nett winner in Division 2 with 152 points was Jackie Crawford, followed closely by runner up Marg Murray who had 153 points.
The Division 3 Vets Champion was Pat Myles (220), with Rhonda Barron (221) very close behind. The Nett winner was Stella Hunter (156 points), and Jan Monty runner up (159 points). All pretty great for a bunch of ‘old birds’!!
The culmination of our Champs saw us playing a most amusing Ambrose (9holes)/Foursomes (9holes). There appeared to be some confusion through the ranks re the playing of this game, which caused Captain Wendy to muse that we may have to rethink the format next year!
The beautifully presented and tasty lunch was terrific, the theme being – ‘build a bun’. Prize Presentation was a very happy affair, with many thanks to Damien at Umina Podiatry for their continued sponsorship; and also to President Donna, Captain Wendy and the committee for all the preparation required to run events such as these.
We also had the Monthly Medal played on the Thursday of the Champs, Div 1 Medal was won by Mella Weatherstone (71), and Gwen Gray was runner up (73). Div 2 winner this month, and her first medal at Everglades, was Kathy Yewdall (73 c/b), and runner up Ros Ross (73). Div 3 saw Pat Myles as the winner (72), and runner up Judy Anderson (73).
Thank you once again to the proshop for the sponsorship of Darren Chivas Day, single par and 2bbb. Scottie did the honours this year, and presented Gayle Colley with prizes for winning Div 1(+1), and runner up Jenny Simmons (-1 c/b). Vicki Gray won Div 2 (o) and Ros Ross runner up (-1). Veronica Jordan led the pack in 3rd Div (+2), and Pat Myles r/u (+1).
Rhonda Barron & Pat Myles were the happy winners of the 2BBB, followed in second place by Lynette Magill & Stella Hunter.
I’m about 5 inches from being an outstanding golfer….that’s the distance my ears!