APRIL 2017

Although this is the blog for April, it would be remiss not to mention Malcolm Glase Day played at the end of March in a Par and 2bbb vs Par round. Dr Glase has been sponsoring this day for a number of years, and many of our members in turn have been supporting his skills as a surgeon on their knees and hips – win win! Speaking of wins, congratulations to Kaye McKay, Carol Hartwell and Norma Harris who were ahead of the pack in their divisions, with Heather Burrett and Del Taylor winning the 2BBB.

Unfortunately for finalists Josie Cadden and Hien McManus, the Singles Knockout began on a rain soaked course. While there were not enough players to make up a comp for the daily event, these two intrepid women made the decision to go ahead with their match, which was ultimately decided on the 19th hole with Josie winning her first knockout. Well played.

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There was a good turnout for the April Medal, (possibly because the rain had finally retreated), with 91 starters. Also, just to reiterate, as well as playing for the medal, other rounds such as the Goodwill Plate, the Golf NSW Medal and the Shoot Out are all running in the background for those who entered for these at Registration.

Once again Kaye Mckay was atop the leaderboard for Div 1 with a score of 71. Kaye mentioned in her speech, she was going through a ‘purple patch’ at the moment, that she hopes continues! Bobbie Moran won Div 2 with a score of 74, and Rhonda Barron (who is no stranger to the winners’ circle) headed up Div 3 with 73 nett. And, Gwen Gray achieved what most of us could only wish for – an eagle on the 15th hole.

The Everglades Open Charity Day once again thankfully sponsored by Peninsula Village was a great success with a starting field of 120 players from Everglades and other clubs from our district. The game was an Irish 4ball Stableford with each team member allowed an underarm throw out of trouble and a mulligan, interpreted on the day as a free shot – which I imagine all of us were grateful for! Robert Taylor and Shayden Binder did the honours for a $2 hit across the water on the 4th – thanks fellas. The 1st prize winners on the day were Rhonda Wright, Lynnette Magill, Fay Spence and Marg Murray with an amazing score way ahead of the field with 93 points.

We had an array of many marvellous prizes set out most attractively for the raffle, so with the combined proceeds from the raffle and the $2 fourth hole, thank you especially to Gary’s Leading Edge Jewellers of Woy Woy for providing us with a beautiful pendant, won to great excitement by Rhonda Barron. Thank you also to House of Beauty Jewel on the Glades for a generous voucher. Everglades Women’s Golf will be presenting our charity, Shirley’s Shuttle with a cheque upwards of $3,100 with more coming in – a wonderful result. Shirley’s Shuttle is a service on the Central Coast providing cancer patients with transport to attend treatment centres and appointments.

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Easter Club Day was fun and thanks to President Donna for providing those of us who attended presentation with plenty of chocolates. Not many takers for golf this day, however the winners were grinners; no more so than Pat Clarke who was jubilant she had won her division after having to contend with second place so many times. Raelene Biddolph came top in Div 2 with Val Stanford winning in Div 3.

Commencing on Saturday 13th May, four lines will be made available each week on the Saturday time sheet at 12 to 12.30pm for our women members. You will also be able to ask a visitor or a man to play. Certainly a boon for the working woman, and those of us who would enjoy a game on Saturday.

Golf is a nice relaxing way to get really frustrated and, super disappointed in yourself’…

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APRIL 2017

Death by Chocolate – Thursday 17 September

Thanks to the $200 sponsorship from Brian Reid of Coastal Funerals at Umina this day was again a success. All the prize winners received the usual prize money plus large boxes of chocolates and there were also extra boxes of Llindt to provide a total of eight raffle prizes on the day.

As the rest of the coast was experiencing rain, hail and storms somehow Royal Everglades missed it completely with all players able to finish their round without a drop, amazing! The greens were rolling nicely after coming back from their recent renovation and should be at their very best in time for the upcoming Pro Am in early October. The fairways also had more grass coverage which reflected in the better scores with the DSR being a respectable 72.

Brian Reid was in attendance to present the prizes to the winners who appreciated the kisses n’ chocolates, congratulation goes to:-

Div. 1     Denice Dickson(19)         +3

Div. 2     Raelene Biddolph(27)    +2

Div. 3     Coral Walker(32)              +4

Div. 4     Maria McCarthy(40)        +5

2BBB Winners:- Maria McCarthy(40) and Rhonda Wright(43)       +10c/b

Death by Chocolate – Thursday 17 September