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Grafton Womens Golf

Our Bendigo Bank sponsored Summer Consistency competition, which is now just over the half way mark, continues to see some good scores being posted and showing a very close leader board.
The ladies are endeavouring to avoid the heat by playing their games in the cooler part of the day. Our wonderfully cool air conditioned clubhouse is also a very welcome spot to be after your game, where our bar hostess Bernie can provide all with an iced cold beverage or two.
Last Wednesday’s Stableford competition saw a good field of 19 starters including a few of our regular school holiday players. The 2015 Summer Consistency Queen, Marianne Mannell, came in with a great score of 39 Stableford points to take the win on a c/b from Julie White. The last group of the day brought in 3rd placed, Narelle Butcher on 38pts, who was certain after her round the previous week, that her score would be the winning one on Wednesday. We feel your pain Narelle!
Balls were awarded to Kate Thomson (35); Anna Bidstrup (34), Elaine Shand (33) and Carol Toms (32).NTPs were recorded by Elaine (1st) and Kate (17th).
Marianne played some nice shots during her round which included a great chip in for par on the 13th. Her lovely chipping skills continued during Saturday’s Stableford, when she chipped in for a birdie on the 6th for a 4 pointer.
Kate Thomson provided some great entertainment and showed off her accurate golfing skills also on Saturday after a not so great start on the new par 4 tricky 15th hole. Placing her long drive into the trees off the tee, followed by a shank further towards the outskirts of the course and a duff straight afterwards, Kate (still in the trees) pulled off the shot of a lifetime holing a 120m shot for 3 points!
With another of our adventurous big hitting A Graders also managing to claim a few trees, one of her unfortunate holes was the par four 8th . With her 2nd shot hitting a tree dead centre, on the left side of the fairway, it ricocheted back to her. She then proceeded to have a little fish (of which there appears to be an abundance of at the moment), followed by another dead straight shot, but this time straight out to the right hand side under the trees. There was, sadly, no holing out or three points for our medal girl.
We had 17 keen ladies on a lovely cool morning, for the Saturday event with a count back once again being used to determine the winner. Carol Toms continued with her flourishing purple patch to take “the cheque” ahead of president Heather Robinson on 35pts, who played a nice round up the middle of the fairways.
Chrissy Danvers placed 3rd on a c/b with 34 and Janette Blair took the NTP on the 10th. Ball winners were Lorraine McLaughlan, Elaine Shand, Cheryl Shanley and Julie White.
Julie White