Grafton women’s golf

Eighteen starters played a four person 9 hole Ambrose last Monday. The winners were Denise McCleery, Kim Perl, Janelle Worthy and Lyn Smith, with 32 and 1/8 points. Very good to see the new girls playing a new format and returning such a good score. Runners up were Nettie Bennett, Sandy Donnelly and Debbie Brooks with 32 2/3. This was a great result from a three person team. Wednesday we played an 18 hole four player teams event with the two best scores to count. The day was proudly sponsored by Reg McLennan and the day was in memory of Kay and was the Muscular Dystrophy Day, a passion very close to Kay’s heart. It was a beautiful day, with all the girls dressed in red and white symbolising colours for muscular dystrophy. Sixty one ladies played. The day was very enjoyable, with lots of fun, and about $1,000 was raised for muscular dystrophy. Winners were Millie Harris, Marilyn Powell, Dell Bourke and Lyn Dahl, with an amazing 78 points. It was a wonderful day with free glasses of champagne shared by Cathy and Vicki (Kay’s daughters) with all the players. On Friday there were 22 players for an 18 hole Stableford. Winner was Sue Byrnes with 32 points; starting to hit some form Sue. Runner up was Julie Bennett, with 31points, who is really starting to hit form after a slow start to the year. Second runner up was Eve McPherson with 31 points. A great score after returning from the sidelines from injury. Saturday 10 players competed in a two person Ambrose. Winners were Chris Danvers and Janette Blair with 68.25; a really great score. All girls seem to be hitting form with the annual May Tournament just next week. Friday is 18 an hole Stableford and day two of the Stephen Donnelly Financial Services Aggregate. We really appreciate the continued sponsorship of golf by Steve and Sandie. Saturday ladies play an 18 hole Stroke, 3rd WGNSW Medal and the Mabel McKenzie Brooch (Vets), and it is the second day of the Ken Casson Aggregate. We are so appreciative of the continued sponsorship of Ken Casson Motors. Girls, we all need to hone our skills for the 55th May Tournament, which starts next Wednesday, so let’s hit the course. Numbers are very promising for the Tournament, and we are looking forward to four days of continuous golf. Remember to get your names in for the mixed event on Saturday, as we want to have as many as possible on our great course. Results in for Pennants, in which Grade 1 had a win against Casino at Yamba. Three wins, a draw and one loss. Very well done girls. Grade 2 also had a great win over Casino at Yamba – four wins and one loss. Our girls are doing great at Pennants and it is all credit to them that we are having such great success this year. Keep it up girls, we are very proud of you all. Marg Rickwood