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Photo Jane Anderson (Friday’s winner) who posted the best score we have had all year – 47pts. Quite amazing. Image: contributed

Best score of the year for Yamba’s Jane Anderson

Numbers in our competitions have been outstanding and, with lockdown restrictions ending, we are hoping the trend will continue. Last Wednesday September 8 was no exception with 82 players in the 18-hole competition and 11 in the nine-holers followed by Friday’s field of 80.

Results

In Wednesday’s single Stableford round, Helen Collins starred (37pts c/b) in Div 1 to edge out Margaret Fishburn (37pts c/b).

The winner in Div 2 was Lynette Ford (38pts) and Jean Whitby (37pts) was r/up.

Julie Vernol had a fabulous score (41pts) to win Div 3, beating Sam Brown (38pts).

Balls were awarded to 35pts c/b.

Our nine-hole competition played a single Stableford format on the back 9. Congratulations to Sue Moten (Maclean) who had an excellent score of 21pts to win.

The best score this year was posted last Friday by Jane Anderson. Jane came in with a whopping 47. Her handicap will surely take a beating after that. We’re all thrilled for Jane for playing such fabulous golf.

Last Friday, we also welcomed a familiar face to us all, Kerry Marsh, who certainly hasn’t forgotten how to play after her long break from competitive golf.

In Div 1, the winner was Val Pate (40pts c/b) who came in just ahead of Jenifer Moody (40pts).

Jo Simmons was a worthy winner in Div 2 (39pts c/b) beating Kerry Marsh who also scored 39pts.

Jane Anderson (47pts) blitzed the field well ahead of her Div 3 rivals to beat Margery Allison (40pts).

Balls went to 34pts c/b.

Due to COVID restrictions there have been no NTP prizes over recent weeks, but our generous sponsors are still acknowledged: Flots and Jets; Valley Finance; Peter Campbell Physio; Kitchen to Table; Amie Rose Beauty; Nicholson’s Fine Foods; Yamba Pharmacy; Yamba Medical Centre; Yamba Florist, Debbie May; Leonie May Millinery; Yamba Fair Butchery; The Shoe Boutique; Clovelly Fashions, Maclean and The Wobbly Chook.

A field of 14 ladies contested the Saturday competition. It was a welcome feeling to return to celebrating on the deck after golf. Congratulations to Gwynne Thomas who was the winner (39pts). Runner up was Tana Lowe (37pts), with a highlight being her birdie on the 18th (Par 5).

Many thanks go to our ladies for being so patient regarding changes to fields and events. We’re very hopeful that our LGA can avoid any additional COVID restrictions so our golfing calendar can continue uninterrupted. Happy golfing.

Leigh Robertson

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