JUNE 2016


‘Tempus fugit’ – or, for those of us who don’t speak Latin … Time flies! Where did the first half of 2016 get to?

June began with the Bendigo Bank monthly medal, also incorporating the 4th round of the Golf NSW medal and the shootout, so a lot to play for each month – no pressure!
Division 1 winner was Karen Myles, for Division 2 Maureen Muncey and Rhonda Barron came up trumps for Division 3. Well played to these women.

Pennants on Monday 6th was a complete washout, thanks to the atrocious ‘east coast low’ that hit NSW that weekend. We have one more round to play, but, unfortunately despite the tremendous enthusiasm and effort by all our players no trophies for Everglades this year.

Halfway through the month we played a par and 2ball vs par game which was also a qualifier for the GOLF NSW Fourball Championship, terrific play by Kaye Mckay and Judy Andrews will see them representing Everglades in the final, played at Shelly Beach in October. The individual division winners on the day were – Kaye McKay, Mon Capitan and Cathy Byrne.

I think the following will resonate with all of our members, and thank you to Ann Woods for sending it on:-
A Group of Girlfriends

A group of girlfriends, all age 40, discussed where they should meet for lunch. Finally it was agreed that they would meet at the Ocean View restaurant because the waiters there had tight pants and nice buns.
10 years later, at age 50, the friends once again discussed where they should meet for lunch. Finally it was agreed that they would meet at the Ocean View restaurant, because the food was good and the wine selection was excellent.
10 years later, at age 60, the friends again discussed where they should meet for lunch. Finally it was agreed that they would meet at the Ocean View restaurant, because they could dine in peace and quiet and the restaurant had a beautiful view of the ocean.
10 years later, at age 70, the friends discussed where they should meet for lunch. Finally it was agreed that they would meet at the Ocean View restaurant, because the restaurant was wheelchair accessible and had an elevator.
10 years later, at 80 years of age, the friends again discussed where they should meet for lunch. Finally it was agreed that they would meet at the Ocean View restaurant, because they had never been there before.

Enjoy your friends and your golf.

JUNE 2016

April 2016

Presentation of chocolates for Easter was highlighted by President Jan in her ‘bunny ears’ and as you can see by the pictures she is able to carry off with great aplomb and a little amusement!  Winners on the day – Pat Clarke Div 1, Jan Weiley Div 2 and Denise Manfredotti Div 3.

April kicked off with the Bendigo Bank Monthly Medal, Div 1 was won by a very happy Kaye Mckay with a terrific score of 69, and as an added bonus Kaye also won the Goodwill Plate, which puts her in the running to become the NSW Winner. This is determined by the number of strokes (if any), the nett result is under the AWCR of the course on the day of play.  Goodonya Kaye.  The winner of Div 2 was Maureen Muncey, (69) who also won the March medal – 2 in a row!   A great effort Maureen. Another extremely happy winner was Robyn Taylor in Div 3 (72), this is Robyn’s first medal.

Pennants has started for the year, with rounds 1 and 2 unable to produce a team victory, however in the 3rd round Banksia had a win and Wattle squared – so we’re on the up and up – go Everglades.

Everglades Open Invitation Day was a great success with 176 starters for the day, 88 in the morning field and 88 in the afternoon field. Unfortunately those of us who played in the morning copped a drenching for a few holes, which made playing fabulous golf shots challenging! But as golfers we are ever dauntless, – we soldiered on with little complaint (I say that mockingly!)  President Jan, Mon Capitan Wendy and  the committee made the day appear seamless, and the spread for both morning and afternoon tea was tremendous. The winners at both sessions were won by visitors, and congratulations to both teams, hopefully that ensures they will be back next year. Everglades got a 3rd in the morning and a 2nd and 3rd in the afternoon.

Charity Day was greeted by a cloudy sky – no rain though.  142 starters for the day – 84 men and 58 women. The winners were announced at a presentation at the end of play. The team event with a score of 94 was won by Leonie Wheeler, Lynette Magill, Carol Hartwell and, (a ring in) Darrin Turner. Leonie Wheeler held off the field in Div 1 with a score of 39, and Nina Skripkina in Div 2 scoring 40 points. Marg Hockley was the lucky winner of the BBQ in the Charity Raffle, and Pat Myles winning a round of golf at Kooindah Waters.

Tat tah  ‘til next time.

April 2016

February 2016

Welcome back ladies to the 2016 golfing year which, owing to ‘lousy’ weather our opening day began a week later with much enthusiasm by all our members who played on the day.

It was good to be at Presentation again, and warmly welcomed by President Jan & Mon Capitan Wendy, and suitably oiled with champagne and chocolates dispensed by Donna.

As always, the first order of business at the beginning of year is the presentation of the Summer Cup, generously sponsored by Edwards Butchers. Our winner this year (by a country mile) is Gwen Gray – congrats Gwen on your great play. The prizes were presented by Jo Edwards.

There are also a couple of milestones this year – we all congratulate Jan Binstead for her 40 year membership of Everglades, and to Lois Elworthy who is now an octogenarian… great going Lois.

If you have put your name down for Pennants this year now is the time to either bone up or refresh yourself on the art and the rules of match play. There are plenty of members who have pennants experience and would be happy to help.

Slightly different this year, in putting your name on the sheet for a medal round. Please fill out across (not down) the line in your division.

All those who qualified for the Singles Knockout – enjoy your game and play well.

It may seem a little early in mentioning our Open/Invitation Day (April 12), but it would be great to have many visitors, so get a team organised in plenty of time.

Enjoy your golf and have fun.







February 2016

January 2016

2016, and ready for another year of great golf and good friendships.

Just a bit of housekeeping before the year begins –

Everglades Country Club Merit Awards were presented last year to Donna Mitchell and Heather Burrett for their 10 (or more) years of service. Congratulations to both women for this well deserved award.


Registration Day on Feb 2. Your compulsory costs will be $27, if you wish to be eligible for the 3 optional competitions – Goodwill Plate, Golf NSW Medal and the Shootout, your total cost will be $37, and you are urged to take a $20 raffle book to sell tickets for our charity raffle. The full list and explanation of all the payments are in the locker room.

Opening Day & presentation of the Summer Cup on Feb 4. A Stableford team event with 3 scores to count, so get your team organised – maybe wardrobe coordination between the 4!

A reminder that each player will be now responsible for the recording of their own ‘gobblers’ each round. There will be a sheet up in the locker room all year for this purpose.

There is a new format for District Pennants this year, the explanation of this is also on the notice board in the locker room.

CCWGA District Open Day, Monday 22 Feb at Gosford GC.  A Stableford team event, so get a team together and support our District.

Housekeeping done…

January 2016


We had a marvellous turnout for this years Presentation and lunch, held in the auditorium. The tables were dressed beautifully and looked most festive, as did all our ladies.

An address by President Jan, followed by Captain Wendy began the formal part of the day, then on to the presentation of trophies and prizes. As usual, there were many surprised and jubilant winners throughout the proceedings. It’s always a thrill to find out you’ve won a prize and then of course, that’s what brings you back to golf each and every time, throughout the peaks – and troughs of our golfing year!

Anne Woods and Jan Binstead were both acknowledged by President Jan for their 40 years as members of Everglades Women’s golf.

The luncheon was widely praised and enjoyed by all, and as always, the staff were terrific.

As there was no Christmas show this year (maybe next year?), the committee voted, with some trepidation, to have a jukebox, and what a hit that proved to be. The dance floor was packed,- some interesting moves were noted, none more so than during ‘Nutbush’ – it was obvious quite a few of the ladies had had line dancing experience!

Enjoy this Christmas with family and friends, and if it’s not too hot – see you out on the course.





Mufti Day – Thursday 26 November

You could say it was hot! The mercury reached 38 celsius (100 degrees).  Thankfully it was decided by President Jan, costumes need not be worn on the course, however there were those that had no shorts to change into, so those brave souls soldiered on with good grace. Needless to say, the air conditioning inside the clubhouse was most welcome, as was the wonderful champagne punch and fruit cake, again organised and served by Donna, a fitting end to our Closing Day for the year.

The game was a 4 person waltz stableford won with a score of 89 by Ann Kane, Jan Patterson, Cathy Yu and Jackie Moore, closely followed in second place with a score of 88 by Maureen Botha, Ann Crowe, Vena Kennedy and Tina Lane, who also won the prize for best costume.


Mufti Day – Thursday 26 November

Captain’s V President’s Day – Thursday 9 October

It looked fantastic, you could see red and blue across the course everywhere, all teh players certainly got into the spirit of the day. At the first tee both the Presidents and the Captains carts were decorated in their appropriate colour and it was game on between Wendy and Jan… the Vices were simply there to keep the peace throughout the 18 hole battle.

The prizes were again sponsored by Bendigo Bank which boosted the prize pool considerably and provided a ball for all those who played on the winning side and again thank you Brian for attending presentation and receiving kisses.

Congratulations again went to the Captains side for the fourth year in a row with the final overall score – Presidents 878 to the Captains 892, only fourteen shots between them! Be assured the Presidents side will bring a fierce fight back next year… well played in fantastic spirit to all who attended:-


Captains side:-

Winner:                Caro Roope (20)               39

R/up:                     Margaret Quinlivan (43)   38

3rd place:              Margaret Murray (24)         37

4th place:              Lisa Swan (24)                    36


Presidents side:-

Winner:                Rhonda Wright (42)         38

R/up:                     Lesley Wells (24)            37

3rd place:              Lois Elworthy (40)            36c/b

4th place:              Donna Mitchell (15)           36


2BBB Captains side:-

Winners:              Margaret Quinlivan (43) & Jill Fraser(34)             47

R/ups:                   Caro Roope(20) & Wendy White (20)                 46

3rd place:              Margaret Murray(24) (24) & Delia Shipley (31)    45


2BBB Presidents side:-

Winners:              Lois Elworthy (40) & Jan Weily (25)                45

R/ups:                   Lesley Wells (24) & Heather Burrett (20)       44c/b

3rd place:              Julie Elliott (27) & Lorraine George (20)          44029025

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Captain’s V President’s Day – Thursday 9 October