11-year old Annelise McKee ‘holes in one’ at Grafton

Last Wednesday saw an 18-hole Stroke, 5th Round WGNSW Medal, Legacy Day, and qualifying round for the single Matchplay Knockout series. This event also incorporated round 2 Gwlad Murray event for Veteran component of the women players, and Round 9 of MJO Legal winter consistency trophy. 

Sponsor for the overall trophy of the day was donated by Ben Hallett and Natalie Petty. A field of 67 starters enjoyed the perfect golfing conditions, but some pin positions put many players to the test and with slick greens, balls were running well. 

Also in attendance at the presentation was Robert McFarlane, representing Legacy. Robert was pleased with the turnout for Legacy day and thanked all present for the generous donation to local Legacy. 

Overall winner on the day was Sharyn O’Grady with a fine 67 nett. Sharyn certainly had the putting down pat with many one putt greens. This scribe played with her and could only watch the good putting as I couldn’t buy a putt… but that’s golf. 

Div 1 winner went to Jen Townsend with 74 on a c/b from Hollie Fuller; Div 2 winner saw Kerry Harding also having a top round with a score of 71 nett from Liz Fisher on 73; Div 3 winner was ever consistent Brenda Cooper with 72 with r/up Jan Davis on 75. 

NTP draws were: 1st – Peg James, 6th – Dot Newton, 10th – Millie Harris. Ball competition went to score of 78 or better.

The draw for the single handicap Matchplay Championships is on the women’s notice board. The first round to be played on or before the July 27. Please book your times at the Pro shop. Good luck to all participants and if a referee is required for any match please contact Captain Janette.

There were 35 starters contested the 18-hole Stroke round on Friday in Grafton’s fabulous winter weather, with no woollies needed. 

Div 1 winner saw Kerry Harding taking out the prize with 72 nett from Hollie Fuller with 73; Div 2 went to Liz Fisher with 68 nett from Soo McPherson 73. 

Draw of cards for the NTP prize went to Margaret Manahan and Marianne Mannell. Ball winners were on a score of 76 on a c/b. 

Also on Friday our very young junior golfer, Annelise McKee, at 11 years of age and who just loves the game, decided to do some practicing in the afternoon. Standing at the first tee, wobbling her backside for position and comfort, swung her club and placed the ball on the green to see it roll to the hole and fall in. I believe there was many acrobatic moves on the tee after the great hole-in-one. Congratulation Annelise your now level with dad – 1 each.

Saturday’s 18-hole Stroke had 11 starters hit off from the 10th tee. After this Scribe’s group finished putting and moved off, we turned to see one of our koala’s holding up play as he/she walked across the fairway to the top side of the 10th green. The men following were most patient while our native resident decided which tree was the best for him. After all the conversation around the koala the results were announced with the overall winner being Annelise McKee with 68 nett.  Annelise has certainly hit form. Runner-up Janeen Roberts had fine 75 nett even with many of the course trees getting a workout from her. Draw of the nearest the pin prize went to Sonya Baker. A score of 76 on a c/b won a ball.

Congratulations to our captain Janette who represented Dougherty Property in the Pro-Am putt off last Friday afternoon. This was carried out on the greens in front of the Clubhouse and entailed a putt from one practice green, over the path and onto the next green to the flag pin. With great expertise Janette left the ball 30cm short and won the putt-off, well done Netty.

Shirley Goodger