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Very keen wet weather golfers at Grafton ladies

A cool morning greeted the 54 players who contested last Wednesday 4BBB Stableford incorporating the WGNSW Bowl. Sponsor for the day was Bank of Queensland. 

Winners, with a exceptional score of 44 points were Brenda Cooper and Jan Patterson, runners-up were Sue Byrnes and Jan Davis on 43 taking out that position from Sue Blake and Vale Franey on the c/b.

Draw for nearest the pin on the 1st were Kaye Murdoch/Elaine Shand and 10th Cheryl Shanley/Kerry Harding. Ball competition went to score of 39 on a c/b. Certainly a great round of golf played and to have a partner to enjoy the day was even better.

The singles Matchplay knockout round saw in Div 1 Jane Wolfe taking the match 3 and 2 from Sharyn O’Grady; Peg James defeated Marianne Mannell also 3 and 2; Kaye Murdoch was too good, defeating Jen Townsend 4 and 3; a very tight match was played between Janette Blair and Kathy McMullan with Janette coming out the victor on the 19th hole. 

Div 2 matches were Kerry Harding too good for Helen Packwood winning 6 and 4; Di Chapman defeated Sonya Baker 1 up; Robyn Wilkes and Shirley Avery had to go to the 19th hole for a result with Robyn taking the win and at the time of printing Dell Burke and Judy McFarlane match is still to be played. 

Div 3 saw Brenda Cooper survive over Marilyn Powell 3 and 2; Soo McPherson was on her game defeating Helen Irving 4 and 2; Sandra Gleeson winning from Jan Davis 2 up; very close friends Sue Byrnes and Sue Heath had to play each other with Sue Byrnes winning 6 and 5. Next round draw is up on the notice board in the women’s locker room. Please contact the Pro shop to arrange your times.

Fourteen players braved the weather conditions to play the 18-hole Stableford on Friday last. There are some very keen golfers at our Club and even with rain Sonya Baker returned a score of 38 points to be the overall winner on the day; r/up Mary Atkins had to survive a c/b to receive the prize. Draw for the NTP went to Jean Milne. Ball competition you needed a score of 33 on a c/b.

Speaking of weather, the 10 weekend starters who arrived for the 18-hole Stroke, monthly medal round were caught in some very heavy showers. With rain not falling at beginning of play, the round was not suspended as it was also a qualifying round for the weekend single Matchplay event. Wet weather gear was the fashion of the day and with wet clubs, hats and gloves out, overall winner was Peg James 74 nett on a c/b. 

Draw of cards went to Maddie McKee. Ball competition score was 76 nett. Winner of the putting was Peg James 27putts. Draw for the 1st Round of the Matchplay knockout series is up on the women’s notice board. Again please arrange your times with the Pro shop.

A big thank you to the Grafton women golfers who travelled to Iluka on Monday last for their open day. It is wonderful to support our small neighbouring Clubs.

Shirley Goodger

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