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Women’s Golf Grafton

Partner games usually attract a good number of entries into a competition and this was the case last Wednesday when 60 players participated in the South Grafton News and Gifts sponsored Canadian Foursomes event. Most players feel a little less pressure in partner events; however, we are not sure that this was evident on Wednesday. The pairing of Helen Irving and Jean Milne produced the best result for the day with 77 ¼ to come in as the winners closely followed by the combination of “two champions” Jen Townsend and Mary Atkins with 77 7/8. In 3rd place was Sue Petty and Dell Burke on 78 with Marilyn Powell and Liz Smith placing 4th on 78 ¼. Balls were given to a score of 81 nett. NTP winners were Julie White and Narelle Butcher on the 1st. Sue Petty and Dell Burke were the winners on the 10th. Friday saw another good number of entries in the 18-hole Stableford event with 37 ladies taking to the fairways. Good scoring was once again the order of the day with the purple patch lady Soo McPherson winning Div 1 with 36pts c/b from Noeline Smith. Peg James placed 3rd on 35. Sue Byrnes won Div 2 on 37 from Mary Katte 35 and Jan Davis was 3rd on 34 on a c/b. Judy Page is becoming a regular Friday player and was rewarded with 1st place in Div 3 on 35pts with Tess Bloomer placing 2nd on 34 followed by Sally Beresford on 32 on a c/b for 3rd place. NTP winners were Marie Hayes (1st) and Soo McPherson (10th). Balls went to a score of 30pts. The ladies who travelled to Murwillumbah last Thursday and Friday for the Mount Warning Classic all reported having a great time although no prizes made it back to Grafton. There was no Saturday ladies competition held last week as the annual Ken Casson Motors sponsored Holden Scramble was played on that day. However, approximately 17 of our ladies participated in a few of the teams in the Scramble event and all thoroughly enjoyed their “rewards”. The final of the Handicap Singles Match Play Championships will be held next Monday, 24 August and any lady who has a free morning is more than welcome to come out and follow the progress of the games and support the players. A reminder that our annual Gwen Gadd Memorial and Friendship Day is to be held on Wednesday next, 26 August. The day will commence with a shotgun start at 8.30 a.m. We would appreciate it if all players could please bring a small plate of food to share for afternoon tea on the day. A special invitation is extended to all past or non-playing lady golfers to join us at 2pm for afternoon tea which is scheduled to commence at 2.30pm. As always, we look forward to your presence on this day. Julie White