Gwen Gadd Memorial and Friendship Day

ABOVE: Daniel Gadd presenting Mary Atkins with her Gwen Gadd Memorial & Friendship Day prize.
ABOVE: Daniel Gadd presenting Mary Atkins with her Gwen Gadd Memorial & Friendship Day prize.


A wonderful day of golf, fun and friendship was enjoyed by all last Wednesday for our annual Gwen Gadd Memorial and Friendship Day. Approximately 20 retired and or injured lady golfers joined us for our presentations and a scrumptious afternoon tea following our Stableford competition.
President Heather was delighted to welcome Daniel, the grandson of the late Gwen Gadd to our presentation. Daniel’s parents, Paul and Allison together with his Aunt Debbie were unfortunately unable to join us this year due to commitments elsewhere.
Captain Noeline announced the winner of the event for this year as Mary Atkins with a great score of 39pts. Daniel presented Mary with the perpetual wooden hand carved clock together with a beautiful sparkly bedside clock as a keepsake for her win.
The Gwen Gadd Memorial Day has been running for 15 years and our ladies are very grateful for the generous support of the Gadd Family towards this event. We are all looking forward to continuing this tradition for many more years to come.
With her recurrent love affair with our course, Howlong golfer Kaye Murdoch was the Div 1 winner on 35. Norma Carter was r/up on 32 with Sharyn Rowles coming in 3rd on 31 on a c/b. Div 2 winner was Kay Eccleston on 37, Sonya Baker placed 2nd on 33 and Heather Miller was 3rd on 32. Julie Bennett was the Div 3 winner on 34 with Marie Watsford 2nd on 33 on a c/b from Marilyn Powell.
Our NTP winners were Peg James (1st), Denise Llewellyn (6th), Norma Carter almost chipped in with her 2nd shot on the 10th and Millie Harris took the 17th with her 2nd shot.
The Coraki Ladies Open Day which was held on Tuesday of last week attracted a great field of 60 ladies from all parts of the Northern Rivers. Robyn Trotter, President of WGNR was in attendance and congratulated the very small Coraki club, who have approximately 11 lady players in their competitions each week, on putting together such a tremendous day.
Noeline was excited with her Div 1 prize. Marilyn had the best score (34) of the 3 Grafton players; winning a ball and Julie enjoyed her day. The raffle prizes of a golf bag, chipper/putter, meat tray and vegetable tray made for some very happy winners.
Friday ladies enjoyed their Stableford competition which saw 29 starters. Peg James came in with a very nice 36 points to take 1st place in Div 1. Janet Croft was r/up on 33 followed by Elaine Shand in 3rd place on 31.
Jan Davis was once again in the winner’s circle as the winner of Div 2 on 32 c/b from Fay Shields with Judy Burt 3rd on 30 c/b. Nearest to the pins went to Julie Bennett (1st) and Marianne Mannell (17th).
Our Saturday Stableford competition welcomed our Coolangatta-Tweed golfing family of Sue, Jodie, Liz and Jenny who had arrived ready to join Sunday’s Country Week bus. A great morning’s golf and socialising in the clubhouse was had by all the 18 players.
Our 2015 May Tournament Champion, Jodie Rockliff (off 6) played some impressive golf, including her 230m drive on the 4th hole. She just missed an eagle putt on the 2nd but still managed to walk off with a birdie and executed another birdie on the 5th. Jodie took the winner’s “cheque” on 35. 2nd place went to Maclean visitor, Kim Wiblen on 34 with Glenda Chad coming in 3rd placed on 33pts.
Balls went to a score of 30pts c/b. Julie White took the NTP on the 1st and also claimed a chip in for a birdie on the 2nd. The Ken Casson Mazda Aggregate winner for the month of August was Chrissy Danvers. This win was no doubt helped by Chrissy’s fantastic birdie on the 15th and her medal winning 71 nett round last Saturday.
Our travelling golfers to this year’s WGNSW Country Week departed Grafton on their bus at 6.00 a.m. on Sunday and from all reports are having their usual busy and fun time in Sydney. Today, Wednesday will see them with a “rest day”; however some of the group will take in the musical, Matilda. The final event, a foursome, will be held tomorrow, Thursday at the challenging Wakehurst Golf Course before the ladies travel home that night.
The final of the Handicap Singles Match Play Championship, which was washed out last Monday, has been rescheduled for Monday 7 September.
Julie White