Grafton lady golfers – we have good news!

Due to restrictions being reduced by Golf Australia and NSW Golf the match committee have decided to resume our scheduled programme of events from May 20. There will be a few changes, but NTP’s will still be a draw of the cards.

Our monthly medals sponsored by Toast Espresso will be on Wednesday May 27 and Saturday’s game will be on May 30. Time slots are now in groups of four but still carry the rule of distancing to one person per cart.

Our Ann Bawden Matchplay semi-finals are now back in play and are to be played before or on June 1 and the final to be played on June 8 at 9.30am.

Our Championships will start on Friday June 12. Players who are playing are to nominate, with their own pen, at the Pro Shop on entry sheets for our match committee to do a seeded draw. Please, entries must be in by Wednesday June 3 for weekdays and for weekends for this draw to be finalised.

The foursomes will be rescheduled, and notice will be given later.

With our May Tournament being postponed due to the COVID-19 virus the match committee has now reset the dates of 23, 24, 25 and 26 of September as our COVID Revital Tournament. We are extremely hopeful that this Tournament will go ahead. Time will tell.

Last Wednesday we had a ‘Day for Kay’ and it was lovely to see so many players dressed in red & white and donate to Muscle Dystrophy. A total of $300 was raised.  The McLennan family was very appreciative of the thoughts Grafton lady golfers paid to her foundation.

Results from Wednesdays 18-hole Stableford with 59 starters were:

Div 1 (0-25) winner – Marianne Mannell 38pts; r/up – Janette Blair 37pts; 2nd r/up – Sue Petty 36pts.

Div 2 (26-30) winner – Kerry Harding 39pts; r/up – Shirley Goodger 36pts c/b; 2nd r/up – Judy McFarlane 36pts.

Div 3 (31-54) winner – Jan Beattie 38pts; r/up – Jean Milne 35pts; 2nd r/up – Julie White 32pts.

NTP draw of the cards: 6th M.J.O. Legal – Del Burke; 10th Clarence Valley Tyres – June Cavanagh; 17th Dougherty Property – Di Alderman.

Ball rundown 32pts.

A reminder that even though we are now moving to 3 & 4 players social distancing is still required both on course, Pro Shop, and clubhouse surroundings. 

Friday had 32 starters for our 18-hole Stableford and our winner of Div 1 (0-27) with a magnificent score of 42pts and off a handicap of (7) was Hollie Fuller; r/up – Jean Dahl who was playing her first game back from self-exile due to Covid-19 with 36pts.

Div 2 (28-52) winners was very consistent Jean Milne on 35pts, from r/up Robyn Wilkes with 34pts.

NTP draw of the cards (sponsor Ann & Peter Gibbons) was Trish Clarke; (Grafton Golf Club) – Liz Fisher. 

Ball winners 33.

Saturday’s 18 hole-stableford had 17 starters and Heather Purtill played good golf with 36pts winning on a c/b from Julie McKee also on 36 (and who is improving each week); 2nd r/up – Jen Townsend has bounced back with 35pts. Good golfing ladies. 

NTP draw of the cards (sponsor – Grafton Motor Group) Mark Hopkins.

Ball winners 33pts c/b.

Our new club shirts that we have been waiting for have now arrived and have been embroidered ready for pick-up from the clubhouse. Payment must be made before collecting your garment.

News from Northern Rivers Golf. The WGNR Tournament has been cancelled. The WGNR 4BBB v Par Championship cancelled and the WGNR District Medal playoff was cancelled. The WGNR three players team event is unsure at this point.

All this news will be on the notice board in the lady’s room for further viewing. 

The Gwlad Murray competition has also been cancelled.

Shirley Goodger