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Former Grafton golfer is NSW Country Champion

The WGNSW Country Champion for 2015 is former Grafton Junior player, Sue Reguson (nee Dahl) of the Coolangatta-Tweed Club. Following the first day’s play at Monash Country Club, Sue was 6 shots behind the leader, but stole the show on the second day at Warringah to storm home to take the 36-hole scratch win and the Mabel McKenzie Cup. However, following 2 consistent rounds of 88 hits each, Sue had to endure a c/b from her friend and club colleague, Jodie Rockliff. A thrilled Sue spoke of her absolute delight and honour of winning such a high pressure event. After approximately 5 years of attending the Country Week of Golf, this is the first time that Sue has captured the prestigious individual event. She thanked the Grafton Lady Golfers for their support and encouragement with her golf. Sue enjoyed the celebrations and her time in Sydney with all the 35 travelling golfers. Our president, Heather Robinson was also in the winner’s circle and a part of the joyous celebrations on the Tuesday night. Heather was awarded Day 1 (Monash) Div 2 Nett over 18-holes on 73. It was a very big party for Heather, as together with her Grafton golfing friends, she was also a part of the Maitland golfers’ “Ruby Red Girls” who were celebrating 40 years of WGNSW Country Week meetings. The Foursomes event was played on the Thursday at Wakehurst. Just to add the icing to the already gourmet cake, 2015 Country Champion Sue Reguson teamed up once again with Jodie Rockliff and made it a hat trick by winning the scratch event with 91 for the Vera Rankin Trophy for the 3rd year in a row. Div 2 saw the always competitive Grafton and Maclean combination of Millie Harris and Kim Moore come in as the nett r/up on 87. Forty four ladies kept the home fires burning and enjoyed an 18-hole Stableford competition last Wednesday. Fay Shields’ shivering did not stop her from playing lovely golf to come in as the winner of Div 2 on a great score of 38pts. Helen Packwood placed 2nd on 32 with Jan Hamilton 3rd on 31 c/b. Cheryl Shanley took the win in Div 1 on c/b from Shirley Avery on 37. With Dot Newton all set for her match play final, she gave it her all to come in 3rd on 35. Div 3 saw Susie Byrnes in the winner’s circle for the 2nd time during the week, when she placed 1st on 34, followed by Helen Irving on 33 and Bev Snowdon on 32. Captain Noeline announced the winners of this year’s Golf New South Wales Women’s Medals at Club Level. Gold medal winner was Elaine Shand, the silver medal went to Julie White, the bronze medal was taken out by Lorraine McLaughlan and the weekend medal winner was Chrissy Danvers. There was no ladies competition held on Friday of last week. However quite of few of our ladies participated in the 13th annual Westlawn Finance Ltd Corporate and Charity Day. The four person Ambrose event provided for the usual social and fun day of golf. No matter your golfing ability, there is always a chance that you may win a prize on this most worthwhile Charity Day. The perpetual “B Team” of Beryl, Marie, Noeline and Helen came in this year with a much improved score, which prevented them from taking their usual prize. According to her playing partners, Helen Commerford of Westlawn Finance Ltd. was on fire with the putter and perhaps this was the reason for their elevation in the results list. The other ladies team of Liz S, Norma, Brenda and Marie Leonard (Yamba) upstaged the perpetual “B Team” to claim THE prize for this year. Congratulations and thank you to Mark Dougherty, Leanne Cameron and all the organisers, workers and players on Westlawn Day for your continued contribution to our local charities. On Saturday, 12 ladies competed in the 18-hole Stableford event with our ladies captain, Noeline Smith, the winner on a count back from former ladies champion, Jean Dahl, on 35 points. Noeline also took the nearest to the pin on the 17th with her second shot. Julie White