Darrie Nightingale is Yamba 2020 Club Championship

We were blessed with perfect weather for the penultimate round of this year’s Ladies’ Championships; however, Friday’s torrential downpour certainly tested the skills of even the most experienced players.

Once again, Darrie Nightingale is a very worthy Ladies’ Club Champion after four impressive rounds in the recent 2020 Championships. Leading A Grade comprehensively after the first two rounds, she continued to play strongly with rounds of 85 and 88 off the stick in Rounds 3 and 4. Her final gross score of 350 had her finishing 25 strokes ahead of her nearest rival. A few the A Grade ladies played strongly in the initial rounds but unfortunately were not able to consolidate at the pointy end of the competition. Gross r/up was Jennifer Fagan (375 c/b) while Helen Collins finished strongly to take out nett winner (301) just ahead of Janelle Carpenter (305).

Any B Grade lady who played with Glen Czarnota in any of the four rounds throughout the competition would have seen consistent, thoughtful play. She did not falter at any time, scrambled well when times proved tough and, with a final gross score of 396, took out B Grade gross Champion. Jane Bonner also scrambled well on the final day and came in B Grade gross r/up (408). Julie Campbell was a very worthy nett winner in B Grade (298) and, recently welcomed into B Grade, Jen O’Neill was thrilled to take out nett r/up with a score of 305.

C Grade player, Moira Morrow, did not start the competition playing her best golf, but certainly came home with a wet sail, coming into the final day as leader. Her final round of 104 earned her the title of C Grade gross Champion with a final score of 436 ahead of gross r/up, Maiva Burnham (449) who also played excellent golf throughout the championships. Sandra Russo played consistently to take out C Grade nett Champion (318) ahead of Judy Palich on 326.

Our nine-holers also contested their 2020 Championships recently. Sue Quilty was named nine-hole Champion with a score of 28 with Annie Green a worthy r/up. 

Congratulations to all our winners and runners up and many thanks to the 41 ladies who, through their participation and sportsmanship, helped to make this year’s competition so successful.

Leigh Robertson


Darrie Nightingale was too strong and dominated from the start to take out the Yamba 2020 Club Championship. Image: contributed