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Yamba’s favourite mother and daughter-in-law combination, Dulcie Nurse and Joan Berry who play lots of fabulous golf together. Dulcie has been a member for 43 years. Image: contributed

Great conditions for a week of Yamba ladies’ golf

We had a magnificent day for last Wednesday’s Pro Shop’s Ladies’ Summer competition, and it was great to see such a large field comprising 62 players, including four visitors from Royal Sydney, Mudgee and Moree clubs.

Helen Collins (37pts) was the Div 1 winner ahead of Janelle Carpenter (36pts) and Jane Bonner (35pts).

Tiffany Lee starred in Div 2 with her great score of 40pts. Lyn Rowland was r/up (36pts) and Denise Ginn was 2nd r/up (34pts c/b).

Nadene Carroll won Div 3 (36pts) beating Sandra Russo (34pts c/b) and Kathy Lollback (34pts).

Some of the day’s highlights were Nadene Carroll’s first-ever birdie, Tiffany Lee’s excellent score of 40pts to win Div 2 and Sandra Russo’s great round after her club adjustments.

The ball rundown went to 31pts c/b and our NTP winners were 3rd – Sarah Inglis (Mudgee) and 12th – Nadene Carroll.

With another picture-perfect day on Friday, we welcomed eight visitors from Grafton, Royal Sydney, Mudgee and Moree clubs into our competition comprising a field of 57 players.

Carol MacPherson scored her first competition win with a fabulous score of 38pts and Gwynne Thomas’ played an almost faultless round of 41pts. Janelle Carpenter and Fay Gimenez have been the ‘bridesmaids’ for two consecutive rounds with impressive scores over the past week.

The Div 1 winner was Ann Groom (39pts) followed by Janelle Carpenter (37pts) and Lee Daley (36pts c/b).

Gwynne Thomas was the best in Div 2 (41pts) with Fay Gimenez (37pts c/b) and our visiting Mudgee player, Sarah Inglis (37pts) vying for the minor placings. 

Carol MacPherson was thrilled to win Div 3 (38pts) and our Moree visitor, Tempe Onus, (37pts) was r/up and Lynne Eke (35pts) was 2nd r/up.

The day’s ball rundown went to 33 pts and the NTP winners were: 3rd – Lesley Love; 12th – Tempe Onus (Moree) and 17th (2nd shot) – Gail Gore-Brown.

Eight ladies enjoyed very warm conditions last Saturday morning for their competition. Kathy Parker continued her great form, winning with 37pts and r/up was Julie Campbell with 32pts. Kathy also won the NTP.                                                          

Details regarding Opening Day to be held on Wednesday February 2 will be emailed soon. The format will be a shotgun start 11-hole Par 3 round. There’ll be loads of great prizes and raffles so please save the date.

Leigh Robertson

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