Kate Brims receives her winning voucher from Vets captain, Jim Lowe. Kate is the first time lady winner of Vets and was very happy and bubbly about her win. Image: Contributed

Iluka Veterans golf Kate Brims blows the guys away in the strong winds

Last Tuesday week’s event was an individual Stableford played in gale force winds, against the backdrop of a very eerie, heavy, smoky atmosphere giving everyone a grim reminder of the devastating fires surrounding our district. The common thread of conversation was the huge effort played by our firefighters and how grateful we are to them, and thoughts for those people suffering loss as a result of the fires. How grateful we are to be playing golf!

The day was sponsored by our treasurer, Jeoff Turner, back from fly fishing in frozen NZ creeks.

The shotgun start enabled all to finish together and share the fun of the presentation and join in congratulating Kate Brims on a magnificent win.

As the headline above announced, the winner on the day with a massive 40 points was first time lady winner of Vets, Kate Brims, who was able to tame the gale force wind and blow all the guys away. Kate was very happy and bubbly with her win, much to the chagrin of hubby, Barry Brims, who posted a very modest score. Kate explained that she was able to keep the golf ball low all day and under the wind, a superb strategy. Runner up with a very good 38 points was, Noel Chambers, the crusty old soul made the comment “what wind?” when asked how he handled the heavy conditions. Noel obviously made light work of the conditions and soldiered on in his usual style.

NTP’s 1 / 10 was Barry Brims, a face saving golf ball to take home, 6 / 15 was Roy Ellery and 8 / 17 was Neil Grady.

Mr Skinner bobbed up again to get a mention for the Roy Ellery 3rd shot on 3 / 12.

The ball rundown went to 10 players with 32 or better which reflected the tough windy conditions.

The Barry Robbie Mars Bar & Porcelain Mug went to Jim Hartcher, who was delighted to take something away from such a difficult day at the office.

Bob Wissink

Jim Hartcher holding the Robbie Barry Mars Bar & Porcelain Mug was all smiles even though his effort was a far cry from his win last week. Joining in the fun was Roy Ellery. Image: Contributed