JUNE 2017

After all the excitement of Championships and the Presentation lunch, this month we had the great pleasure of presenting a cheque for $4000 to our charity, The Shirley Shuttle, made up to that amount by the donation of $500 from the Country Club. Pam Warton accepted the cheque on behalf of the organisation, which was bought to our attention by one of our long standing members, Colleen Guy who has been using this service over many of the past months, for transportation to treatment centres and specialist appointments.

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This month the Club Medals were won by Patsy Elliott in division 1 (77 c/b) followed hot on her heels by Heather Burrett. Division 2 saw a very excited Jan Weiley on the microphone after winning her first medal (71), with Marg Hockley as runner up. Susan Bourne was top of the leaderboard in 3rd Division (71),with her good mate Carmel Brown the next place getter.  Also, this month we had a Par and 2B Par event, with Trish Melnik winning Division 1, Judy Andrews Division 2, and Lynette Magill Division 3. Irene Hyland and Jill Fraser won the 2B.

At the time of writing, we are up to the third round of the 2B Knockout, so good golfing to all participants.

The final day of the Interclub Matchplay had Everglades in with a chance to win the season, however this was not to be, and we were pipped at the post by Morisset , who also took out the Margin Shield. Congratulations to Morisset and also to all our women who competed so sportingly in their matches. Next year!

Next on our calendar is our Day of Golf on the 11th July, – the Everglades Salver, Bowl and Longmarkers Cup, sponsored by the House of Beauty at Woy Woy. Hopefully all your entries are in by now. Also, it’s now time for teams to be thinking about fabulous costumes for Xmas in July Mufti Day on July 27th – get sewing ladies!

Enjoy your golf and, appreciate your friendships.

JUNE 2017

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’…

APRIL 2017

FEBRUARY 2017

Welcome back ladies to the 2017 season, and may the golfing gods give us all, confidence and clarity to play great golf this year!

Opening Day was a great success fielding 92 players, with Wendy White, Carol Hartwell and Fran Slade winning their divisions. Refreshments at Presentation were most appreciated in the form of good old fashioned Pimms and lemonade decorated with various fruits (so you see, a health drink!), accompanied by cup cakes.
Jo Edwards from Edwards Butchers presented the prizes for the hotly contested Summer Cup, congratulations to Lyn McMurray claiming 1st prize, followed by El Presidente Donna, Caro Roope, Ann Meyn, Ann Radford and Heather Burrett. Well played ‘lovely’ ladies.

Also on the day, Vets President Lorraine presented gifts to Pat Myles and Life Member Irene Quintrell on attaining the status of octogenarians. Pat is still playing a very handy game of golf, often up on the winners podium. Patsy had a few extremely amusing words to say about Irene and herself in earlier times – great to hear.

Jan Monty was presented with a badge for a Hole-in-One, which she achieved on a Sunday – ‘goodonya’ Jan.img_2530

I’m sure we are all aware by now of the very exciting 60 years of Everglades celebrations coming up in early March, culminating in a cocktail party after the Men’s vs Women’s mixed event on Sunday 12th with a shotgun start at 8.30. Both committees encourage participation in the day, it will be great fun for all. Our women’s events on Tuesday 7th and Thursday 9th will be a combined 2B aggregate, (with a hope there will be quite a few golfing outfits of the fifties and sixties striding the fairways on the Thursday!)

img_2898Without  any thought to her personal safety, Maggie Coutts gallantly braved the waters on the 4th to retrieve her ball – and this is the result (sans glasses which are gone forever)!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The CCWGA Opening Day was held at Everglades on the 20th, the course was in great condition, as was noted by many players from other district clubs. The Stableford event with 2 scores to count was happily won by a home team – Gwen Gray, Ann Meyn, Jan Patterson and Cathy Yu with a score of 83.img_3085

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On a very sad note, Murrell Jarvis passed away on February 8th. Murrell will be very much missed by all of us.💐

 

 

 

Good golfing, and, as a dj on Sydney radio used to say – ‘be kind to each other’.

FEBRUARY 2017

NOVEMBER 2016

November, and we’re now at the pointy end of 2016 (remember when we were kids, and a year seemed to last forever!), the continuous competition has finished and the Summer Cup has commenced.

The Vets Closing Day was held in, thankfully fine weather and was enjoyed by all, President Donna and the committee did a bang up job with the lunch and presentation of the prizes.
Congratulations to a very happy June Cooper, winner over the field. The age winners were young Di Voss in the Over 50’s, Gwen Gray Over 60’s, Irene Hyland Over 70’s and, a very young at heart Lorna Turner for the Over 80’s.

The course was a delightful sea of various shades of pink for our Pink Ribbon Day, one of the special days on our calendar. The four person ambrose, plus the pink survival ball made for a truly fun game and day. Thank also to Ann Kane for the effort she put in making decorations outside the proshop area. Feeling in the ‘pink’ were the winners Karen Myles, Maria McCarthy, Rhonda Wright and Marilyn McAlpine, followed in a very close second by Ann Radford, Margie Moxham, Sylvia Saunders and Yvonne Kerkin, and hot on their heels were Judy Andrews, Nelly Szelid, Judy Hocking and Caro Roope in 3rd place, with Sandy King, Lorraine George, Ros Ross and Dr Helena taking out 4th.

There have been a couple of tournaments played recently that our women have featured in, notably at the Women’s Country Meeting, Lyn McMurray was the Division One overall nett winner – atta girl! Also, the CCWGA Annual Tournament was held over two days at Toukley and Gosford with a large field of players, and our women again making their mark. Congratulations to Jan Monty who was the runner up for Division 3 in the 36 hole open championship, followed by Norma Harris in 3rd place and Cathy Byrne in 6th. Norma and Cathy also came 2nd in the 2B Aggregate.
In the Monday 18 hole Stroke event, Ann Kane for Division 2 was successful in winning the day, and Cathy Byrne in Division 3 Stableford gaining 3rd place, Cathy and Norma again featured in the 18hole 2B Aggregate with a win. Tuesday’s 18 hole event reaped successes also, with Jan Monty winning Division 3, and also runners up along with Margaret Coutts in the 2B Aggregate. Super play from our Everglades girls, and I’m sure they all have ‘lovely’ days.

Closing Day is coming up on the 24th, wear something ‘Christmassy’ if the mood grabs you. As this is also our final weekly presentation, there will be Christmas cheer in the form of bubbly and cake.

As always, our members and their families who have health issues are in our thoughts.

NOVEMBER 2016

October 2016

Hi Ladies,
Apart from the eagerly anticipated Vets Closing Day on the 25th, October is the month we start to wind down all the ‘serious’ games, and look forward to team events such as the very worthy Pink Ribbon Day, so even if you don’t have an ounce of pink in the wardrobe, please at least give a nod to the day with some token of pink, – you never know, it may be your colour!
Earlier in the month the Medal of Medals for the medal winners over 7 rounds during the year was played within a stroke round, with Pat Myles emerging as the ultimate winner on the day. Pat will be presented with her trophy at our Presentation Day on December 1st. The winners in the event of the day were Denise Dickson Div 1, Jan Weiley Div 2, and this is Jan’s first medal, and Pat Myles for Div3.

 

Captains vs Presidents Day – what a day for the Reds. After a drought of four years, the Presidents team romped home with a resounding well deserved win, most satisfying for President Jan in her final event as president- there was joy in the land! Congratulations to all who participated, it’s always a fun day.img_2677

 

The new committee for 2017 was finalised at this years AGM held on October 20th. Leslie Wells and Margaret Hockley stepped down after great service and dedication to our committee. Our new President Donna, welcomed Sharon Smith into the Secretary’s chair, and Lorraine Linnert, who will be fulfilling the role of Vice President and the Vets Delegate.

In view that the wind seems to have been blowing incessantly for months – remember when you’re out there on the fairway’- if it’s breezy, swing it easy’….

October 2016

Vets Closing Day – Tuesday 27 October 2015

It was a 8am shot gun with players arriving from 7am and there were 76 starters which was a great roll up considering the grey showery weather conditions. The event was a Single Stableford with prizes OTF and in age groups with a 4 person team with 2 scores to count in conjunction. There were 28 prize vouchers presented for great golf scores and 16 prizes for the NTP and wavy drives plus the ‘No Mobile Phone Trivia Quiz’ which proved to be very challenging for all groups. If you weren’t lucky enough on course there was always the raffle which was generously supported with many donations, thank you again to those who so kindly contributed.

Well done to the winners on the day, great scores and some great fun had!

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Numbers of starters:-       76                   Weather Conditions:- showers 20C
DISCRIPTION NAME H/CP SCORE PRIZE  
OTF        
Winner Carol Hartwell $50.00
Runner up Yvonne Kerkin $40.00
3rd place Ann Meyn $30.00
4th place Jenny Simmons $25.00
OVER 50 years NAME H/CP SCORE PRIZE  
Winner Pat Clarke $20.00
Runner up Raelene Biddoff $15.00
OVER 60 years
Winner Judy Shanks $20.00
Runner up Jan Weiley $15.00
OVER 70 years
Winner Sandra Balneaves $20.00
Runner up Lynnette Magill $15.00
OVER 80 years
Winner Lorna Turner $20.00
Runner up Margaret Quinlivan $15.00
4 Person Team SCORE PRIZE  
Winners
Marie Gaven Sandy King
Carol Hartwell Yvonne Kerkin 4 x $25
Runners up
Vicki Gray Jenny Simmons
Judy Shanks Lorna Turner 4 x $20
3rd Place
Raelene Biddoff Lorraine Stevenson
Merryll Mead Ann Kane 4 x $15
4th Place
Fay Spence Pat Clarke
Josie Cadden Lesley Wells 4 x $10
NTP WINNER WAVEY DRIVE WINNER
Div. 1 – 4th 0-22 Jackie Moore Over 50 – 18th Mella Weatho
Div. 2 – 4th 23-29 Vicki Gray Over 60 – 18th Pat Taylor
Div. 3 – 8th 30-36 June Cooper Over 70 – 18th Denice Dickson
Div. 4 – 8th 37-45 Lois Elworthy Over 80 – 18th Fay Spence
NTP WINNER
Div.1 – 12th 0-22 Jackie Moore 12 x Box Chocs and 32 balls
Div. 2 – 12th 23-29 Margaret Hockley
Div. 3 – 17th 30-36 Denise Manfredotti
Div. 4 – 17th 37-45 Lois Elworthy
BALLS TO – SINGLES: 30 4 Person Team: 81
TRIVIA P. Clarke, L. Wells, J. Cadden and F. Spence ………………………….
Vets Closing Day – Tuesday 27 October 2015