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Grafton women golfers see no change to format at this stage

Well another week has come and gone and with no changes to the restriction from Golf Australia and NSW as well as State Government and we are carrying on with the same golfing format. 

I know we are all looking forward to the day when we can sit in the Club house, have some lunch from Dean and Tracey, a cool thirst quencher from Angie and discuss our round of golf, be it good or bad, with our fellow players. It will come soon, I hope.

Last Wednesday saw 56 starters out and enjoying an 18-hole Stableford. Di Alderman hit the ball well and had a fantastic round with an over score of 40 points. Well played Di. 

Results were:

Div 1 (0-24) winner was Kaye Murdoch with 38 points from runner-up Maddie McKee 37; 2nd runner up Marianne Mannell on 36. 

Div 2 (25-31) winner was Judy McFarlane 35 points from runner-up Mary Atkins 34 on a countback; 2nd runner-up Shirley Avery also on 34. 

Div 3 (32-54) saw Di Alderman taking the win with her 40 points from runner-up Jean Milne with 34 on a countback from Jan Davis also on 34. 

Ball winners were those on 31points or better on a countback. 

A draw of cards, by Janeen Roberts, for the sponsored NTP event, which cannot be held the usual way because of COVID-19, will be held each Wednesday. 

NTP winners were Sonya Baker for the MJO Legal sponsored 6th, Robyn Wilkes the Clarence Valley Tyres 10th and Helen Irving on the Dougherty Property 17th. 

Friday saw 32 starters contest an 18-hole Stableford with scoring still good. Best of the bunch was Sue Blake with 40 points. Sue enjoys her golf, so it is great to see her playing well. Consistent Marianne Mannell had a good round with 38 points taking out Div 1 (0-25) winner position from runner-up Sue Petty on 35. 

Div 2 (26-54) was Sue Blake with her 40 points from runner-up Jean Milne on 37. 

Balls went to 33 points or better on a countback.

Draw of cards by David Morgan for the sponsored NTP trophy were Marie Hayes for the hole sponsored by Ann and Peter Gibbons and the Grafton Coffee Club sponsored pin was Robyn Wilkes. 

Saturday had a good inclusion of 21 women play with an awesome course at the present (thick green fairways and slick greens). 

There has been some great golf played, none more so than Mary Atkins with a winning score of 41 points, closely followed by ever consistent golfer Marianne Mannell on 40. Marianne is now coming to terms with the compulsory “flag stick in while putting”. Janette Blair was 2nd runner-up with 37 points, now enjoying her new handicap of 18, but I am sure it will not be long before that is reduced again. 

The Grafton Motor Group sponsored NTP for Saturday was also a card draw, this time done by Maggie Blair and won by Kate Thomson. 

Monday saw 23 starters with Div 1 winner Meredith Corrigan on 18 points on a countback from Colette Abrahall on 18. Division 2 Jenny Porter won with a fine round of 23 from Wanda Jones on 18.

On Monday we played an 18-hole Stableford, this was still called Kay’s day and members were asked to give a small donation for Muscular Dystrophy Foundation, from Grafton Women Golfers. Next year this event will revert-back to being sponsored by the McLennan family, as this cause was very dear to Kay. 

Shirley Goodger

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