Sonya Baker with one of her best rounds for the year at Grafton

After last weeks boisterous wind conditions, how lovely was it to come out and play in perfect golf conditions last Wednesday August 26 and 55 players contested the August Monthly Medal and Captain’s Trophy 18-hole Stroke competition.

Overall winner of the Toast Espresso event was Marianne Mannell with a top round of 67 nett. Div 1 winner went to Millie Harris on 69; Div 2 went to Jean Dahl on a c/b from Judy McFarlane both on 70; Div 3 was taken out by Jan Davis on 71. 

Gross winners for the day in Div 1 was Sharyn O’Grady 84; Div 2 went to Jean Dahl 93 and Div 3 Jan Davis 102. 

OBE going to Marianne Mannell.

Medal winners Div 1 was Marianne; Div 2 was Jean and Div 3 went to Jan. 

Putting on the day was won by Elaine Shand in Div 1 with 28; Ann Gibbons in Div 2 with 30, and Val Franey Div 3 with 29. 

Ball to scores of 74 on a countback.

On Friday August 28 there was something in the air for Friday’s 18-hole Stroke with excellent scores returned, with 33 women playing. 

Div 1 winner was Sonya Baker with one of her best rounds for the year on 66 nett on a c/b from Noeline Smith. Div 2 winner with a smashing score of 62 was Val Franey, Val was the winner of the Clock Tower August monthly aggregate on 138 points and only two days before was complaining to the scribe that her golf had left her.  Goes to show “never give up”.  Ball winners went to 74 on a countback.

Congratulations to June Newsome. She landed an Eagle on the Par 5 2nd hole. What a thrill for June and her fellow players to see. 

This scribe was also told a certain player played the first hole before she realised to her dismay that the battery for her cart was still in the boot of her car.

Saturday August 29 was again a 18-hole Stroke for the weekend August Monthly Medal, which Kate Thomson took out with a fine 74 nett. Sixteen players took part and the winner (once again) was Marianne Mannell with a top round of 67 nett. Runner-up Kerry Harding 69. 

NTP went to Sue Blake and balls to a score of 76 on a c/b.

Monday players

Nine hole players are coming in with some great score lately. This is a lovely group of men and women who enjoy the opportunity to play 9-hole on Monday mornings, stay and have a drink and a few laughs. Results from Monday August 24 with 26 starters contesting the Stableford event saw Div 1 winner Marg Ross with 22 points from Wendy Butcher on 20; Div 2 winner Jan Pilgrim with 25 points on a c/b from Denise Pavlovic also on 25.

Shirley Goodger

A star in the making – As mentioned last week, up and coming junior golfer Hollie Fuller has been selected into the Jack Newton State Development Squad, with only 24 juniors selected from 90 applicants and out of that 24 almost half (10) are girls. Image: contributed.