My apologies for the tardiness in posting the May blog – time just gets away!
On Thursday April 28, President Jan on behalf of Everglades women’s golf was delighted to present $1000 worth of pantry and household goods to the Umina Salvation Army for the use of families in need on the Peninsula.
As I’m sure you are all aware, our Club Championships began on Tuesday 3rd May to blue sunny skies that continued onto the 2nd round on Thursday and the 3rd and final round the following Tuesday. Nerves were not outwardly evident, however both the practice nets and putting greens were given a more than usual workout for the three rounds! The Thursday was also our medal round for this month. Well done to Lyn McMurray, Raelene Biddolph and Rhonda Barron for winning medals in their respective divisions. The last day of the Champs was our Ambrose/American Foursomes ‘fun day’. This day proved very popular with our members both this year and in 2015 with 104 entrants for the day. The happy winners were Hien McManus & Peggy Mitchell – well played ladies.
The luncheon that followed was well received, and a thank you to Everglades staff who prepared and served us (always with good grace). President Jan set up the prizes table with a fabulous gladioli display.
The Championships once again were sponsored by Umina Podiatry, represented by an always smiling Damian presenting the trophies. Apart from a few, most of our winners were not aware of their achievement until their name was announced by Mon Capitan, resulting in very surprised and happy women.
Our Club Champion for 2016 was Karen Myles with a score of 261, after a hotly contested 3 hole playoff with Sylvia Saunders . This is the 8th year Karen has won this event – a stunning achievement by anyone’s standards. Gross Runner up was Lyn McMurray with a score of 268.
Division 2 Gross winner was well by deserved Judy Shanks posting a score of 303, with Irene Hyland runner up on a c/b of 321.
The Division 3 gross was won by a most surprised and mighty happy Carmel Brown, with a score of 343. Coral Walker on a score of 345 on a c/b was runner up.
The Nett for 54 holes in Division 1 was deservedly won by Sylvia Saunders (228), with a new member, Stephanie Rapmund runner up (229), a jubilant Judy Andrews topped Division 2 (231), and Jan Patterson was runner up (237 c/b). Meryll Mead topped the Division 3 leaderboard (236), with runner up Ann Crowe (241). At the time of this blog post, I do not have photos of the nett winners, but I will rectify this a sap.
The weather appears to be a bit more brisk in the morning, so I guess it’s now time to pack away those shorts, get the long pants out, air those jumpers and buy a packet of hand warmers at the chemist.
Keep enjoying your friends and your golf.