Grafton Ann Bawden Matchplay semi-finals

The Ann Bawden Matchplay semi-finals were played last Monday week in perfect golf conditions. 

Noeline Smith/Marianne Mannell were 1 up after a close 1st 9 holes being played against Janette Blair/Kathy McMullan, by the 12th hole the game was all square. The match see-sawed throughout and by the 18th there would be extra holes to play with Noeline and Marianne 1 up after 20 holes. 

In the second semi-final Peg James/Jan Patterson were 3 up on Sue Petty/Jean Dahl after their first nine. Sue and Jean fought well but Peg and Jan took the match which ended on the 18th hole. Two great matches were played and congratulations to the winners. 

The final was played on Monday June 1. 

On Wednesday of last week there were 58 starters and some excellent scores were returned. Our 18-hole stroke monthly medal sponsored by Toast Espresso was won by Jean Milne with a score of 69 nett on a c/b from Millie Harris and Kerry Harding.


Div 1 (0-24) winner – Millie with her 69 nett; r/up – Janette Blair 72 nett; 2nd r/up – Sharyn O’Grady 73 nett.

Div 2 (25-30) winner – Kerry Harding also with her 69 nett; r/up – Di Chapman 70 nett; 2nd r/up – Sonya Baker 73 nett.

Div 3 (31-54) winner – Judy Burt 72 nett (a lovely round Judy); r/up Pam Kenway 75 nett c/b; 2nd r/up – Julie White 75 nett.

Medal winners Div 1 – Millie Harris; Div 2 – Kerry Harding; Div 3 – Jean Milne.

Gross winners Div 1 – Kay Murdoch 86; Div 2 – Di Chapman 97; Div 3 – Jean Milne 102.

O.B.E. Marianne Mannell 98,

Ball winners 77 c/b.

Putting Div 1 – Noeline Smith 30 putts; Div 2 – Sonya Baker 31 putts; Div 3 – Jean Milne 30 putts.

On Friday we had 40 starters for an 18-hole stableford. 

Div 1 (0-26) winner – Janette Blair with 36pts c/b; r/up – Noeline Smith 36pts; 2nd r/up – Kaye Murdoch 35pts.

Div 2 (27-54) winner – Julie Bennett 36pts; r/up – Sonya Baker 35pts c/b; 2nd r/up – Cheryl Creighton 35pts c/b.

NTP draw for cards (sponsor Ann & Peter Gibbons) – Jane Wolfe and Grafton Golf Club – Elaine Shand. 

Ball winners 31pts c/b.

Please remember Ladies you only have until June 3 to put your name down on the nomination sheet for our Championships.

On Saturday we were notified that we are now allowed to have two bags on a cart but still only one person to a cart. 

There were 17 ladies contested the weekend stroke monthly medal sponsored by Toast Espresso. 

With a score of 70 nett Robyn Wilkes took out 1st place closely followed by one of our young players Hannah Blundell with 71 nett; 2nd r/up – Mary Atkins 74 c/b. 

Putting – Maddi McKee. 

Monthly medal winner – Hannah Blundell.

Ball winners 75 nett. 

A lovely round and well played Hannah.

Ladies if you play or would like to have a game on Saturdays could you please nominate online early as the Saturday sheet fills up quickly. We would prefer morning play for our lady players.

Shirley Goodger