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SGWBC Versatility Fives tournament

ABOVE: Top: All the clubs for happy snap and (l-r) first, second and third placings. Images: Contributed.
What a surprise to get a call at 7.15am on Tuesday of last week from greenkeeper Warren stating he and Wayne agreed both Greens (ours and South Ex Services) were up for the event. I doubt even one of us imagined Monday evening that there was any chance at all of play following the previous week’s rainfall, and we were all pretty resigned to a day of Hoi and other inside delights. Things were pretty hectic for a while with some unfortunate teams still blocked off due to flood water; but on the whole most were able to make it and with no small amount of juggling from our clever Match chairperson, Pam Harvey, and the teams were sorted. During the reading of the draw the women were highly amused to see president Pat Donaldson of Red Rock WBC step up to receive hers; dressed in life vest, snorkel and flippers. It was a lovely way to get started and president Janet soon had the chuckling ladies out on the Green for a happy snap then straight into the morning rounds. Teams included players from Red Rock Corindi, Maclean, and Grafton District Services and of course South Grafton WBC. Never mind Yamba, Iluka and Wooli, next time the weather hopefully will be kinder. After a delicious lunch break, catered by Phyll Knox and her top social committee, it was back out for the afternoon’s rounds. Though both morning and afternoon saw quite heavy showers, still the women took it all in good part. It was nice though to end the day back in the clubhouse with a drink in hand, be it hot or cold. Competition prizes were drawn and then the tournament winners were announced. Our sponsors couldn’t be with us in person but we are very grateful for their continuing support. Without their generous help there wouldn’t be these larger events held. So thanks from all to Bendigo Community Bank, Holiday Coast Meats and TLE Electricals. Thanks also to umpires Bernie and Col and to South Ex Services for the loan of their Green one more time. Much appreciated. Results 2017 Versatility winning team (South Grafton): Bobby Robinson, Noelle Graham, Shirley Austen, Anna Bunn, Heather Nichols. Second place (composite team): Sue Mandelc, Diane Fitzsimmons, Evelyn Triffitt, Meryl Buckley, Jen Axon. Third place (South Grafton): Ailsa Milligan, Jeanette Bultitude, Leanne Perrett, Gwen Ryan, Iris Heppell. Any time we get together with our sister clubs it’s always a jolly good excuse to catch up on the goss’ with friends we haven’t seen for a while and all agreed rain or no rain it was well worth the effort. Thursday June 15. No results forwarded. Good luck to all competing in the CRDWBA championship open & senior fours at Iluka Tuesday June 20. D McLachlan