Our first medal round of the year was played in conditions that made the course feel like a Swedish sauna for 4½ hours, but a least it wasn’t raining! Those who came up trumps on the day were Steph Rapmund (Div 1) who won on a c/b from Hien McManus with 75 nett, Robyn Taylor (Div 2) who also won on a c/b from Chris Cayley with 72, and June Cooper (Div 3) with 75, followed by Merryl Mead with 78. There is no putting comp in the medal rounds this year, instead the committee has instigated a gross ball for each division.
Next cab off the rank for March was the Everglades 60th anniversary celebrations. This was marked by the women with a very enjoyable two day combined 2B aggregate event. Thursday was ‘dress up’ day endeavouring to evoke an earlier era – not very stylish but certainly eye catching, no shorts in those days!Congratulations to Hien McManus and Mella Weatherstone who came up trumps as the winners of the two day combined 2B. In the combined singles, the following ladies came consecutively 1st, 2nd and 3rd – Mella Weatherstone, Pat Clarke & Kaye McKay in Division 1, Marg Hockley, Anne Kane & Del Taylor for Division 2, and Rhonda Barron, Ann Crowe & Rhonda Wright in Division 3. Well played over the two days ladies.
A huge thank you to Patsy Elliott for the mighty effort in the gathering together, collating and writing three volumes of the history of our club. As they said in that ad from another era – ‘we’ve come a long way baby’.
Capping off the celebrations, Sunday 12th began with a shotgun start for the mixed event followed by a cocktail party in the auditorium. According to all who attended, the finger food on the day was fantastic, Patsy was given an award in recognition of her contribution in documenting the history of Everglades. Entertainment by the 3B’s in the evening had the crowd up dancing. Big day, but a tremendous amount of fun.
Suffice to say the weather has been appalling, so naturally no golf, however on the upside, all our waterways are full, the bird life is abundant and the course is as green as it can be.
Malcolm Glase Day (Par & 2B vs Par) was played March 23rd on what bookies refer to as a very heavy track, most of us found it tough going, however, there were some to whom this was not obviously the case, namely – Kaye Mckay who came in square, followed by Trish Melnik with a -1. For Div 2, Carol Hartwell had -2 and Marg Murray – 4. Norma Harris won on a count back of -2 from Fay Spence in Div 3. And, Heather Burrett with Del Taylor got home in the 2B with a score of +4. Good going for those great scores.
Interclub Matchplay (Pennants) begins on March 27th, we have 2 great teams this year, so – Go Everglades!
Just a truism to end with -‘Never try to keep more than 300 separate thoughts in your mind during your swing’! 🏌🏻♀️