Cathy Parker finds her way out of the bunker.

Yamba ladies golf

Last Friday (August 9), Darrie Nightingale was announced as the 2019 Yamba Ladies Golf Club Champion.  

Darrie had a score of 351 over the four rounds and is a really worthy winner of this prestigious event. Congratulations Darrie.   Congratulations to our B Grade Champion Julie Campbell and also to our C Grade Champion, Toni Elliott.

Everyone who played suffered a postponement of the second round which is always a little disruptive however all grades were hotly contested in most cases and even the C Grade Championship was eventually decided on a countback. 


Club Champion and Grade 1 (0-23) winner – Darrie Nightingale 351; r/up – Jennifer Fagan 373. Nett winner – Loraine Glock 312; r/up – Jeannie Doolan 315 c/b.

Grade 2 (24-32) winner – Julie Campbell 409; r/up – Glen Czarnota 412. Nett winner – Robyn Wiblen 301; r/up – Alison Caller 309 c/b.    Grade 3 (33-45) winner – Toni Elliott 453 c/b; r/up – Gail Scobie 453. Nett winner – Noni Rixon 322; Sandra Russo – r/up on 324.

Wednesday 7th was the 3rd Round Club Championship; Gwlad Murray; Goodwill Plate; 6th GNSW medal; 7th Monthly Medal and Vets.  

A Grade winner – Kerri Grieg, 77.  Gross winner – Darrie Nightingale 91; runner up – Loraine Glock 78 c/b.  Helen Collins – putting 29.  B Grade winner – Jane Bonner with a fantastic 68 nett. Jane also won the gross on 97; r/up – Jenny Moody with another great score of 69. Jo King was the putter with 26.  

C Grade winner – Sandra Russo had 76 c/b. Gross winner – Lesley Love, nett r/up – Judy Palich on 76 c/b. Dulcie Nurse – putting 32.         Medal winners were Loraine Glock, Jane Bonner and Sandra Russo. Balls to 78 c/b. Best overall putter – Jo King 26.  

Free lesson went to Kath Lollback.

Regular sponsorship as follows: Yamba Medical Centre (3) – Di Sigle; Yamba Florist, Debbie May (second on 3) – Julie Vernol; Leonie May Millinery (second on 9) – Jo King; Yamba Fair Butchery (10) – Alison Caller; The Shoe Boutique (12) – Lyn Rowland; Clovelly Fashions, Maclean (17) – Kathy Parker; The Block (second on 17) Jen O’Neill.

Our 9 hole golfers played the 1st Round of their championship last week on holes 1-9. They had 15 players and Judy Turnbull won the day with 17 c/b. Runner up on 17 was Bev Schofield Brownlow. 

NTP went to Jacky Penfold.

The daily events for Friday 9th were contested by 43 players and Grade 1 winner was Loraine Glock 74. Gross winner and nett runner up was Darrie Nightingale 86/78. Darrie was the putter also with 29.

Grade 2 winner – Julie Campbell nett and gross 96/70; r/up – Jane Bonner 72 also won the putting 30 c/b.  

Grade 3 winner – Penny Cope nett and gross 107/73; r/up was Shirley Mulligan 74 nett. Gail Scobie won the putting 32 c/b.

Our regular sponsors for the NTPs: Flots and Jets (3) – Leigh Robertson; Valley Finance (second on 3) – Penny Cope; Peter Campbell Physiotherapy (second on 9) – Val Pate; Kitchen to Table (10) – Janine Zietsch; Melt Massage and Beauty (12) – Loraine Glock; Beachside Bargains (17) – not claimed; Yamba Pharmacy (second on 17) – Lesley Love. Balls to 79 c/b.

Four ladies played in Murwillumbah in the Mt Warning Classic last week and Suzanne Wilson was r/up over the two days in Div 4.  Leigh Robertson had a wonderful 41 points and won day one in Div 3. Leigh also won the long drive Div 3. Jo Simmons won in the run down.  

The Mike Macqueen Memorial Shootout begins on August 21 and takes in August 23 and 28. The draws are being compiled soon, so if you’d like to take part in this popular three day event, a partner you will need, then make an entry on three draw sheets.  

We have 200 veteran golfers visiting our golf course. We welcome them to Yamba and hope they enjoy their week with us.

Jeannie Doolan