Yes… golf can be fun. Pictured from the front: Jo King, Jennifer O’Neill, Julie Vernol and Leigh Robertson at last week’s VW Scramble. Image: contributed

Yamba ladies VW Scramble

Last Wednesday we held the first monthly medal, veterans, gross and putting competitions. It was a stifling day for the 47 ladies who played, but scores were strong, despite the heat.

A Grade (0-24) winner was Lee Daley (75) with gross winner and runner up, Janine Zietsch, scoring 93 and 76 respectively. Jeannie Doolan won the putting with 29. Lyn White won B Grade (25-30) scoring 73 and Leigh Robertson followed closely, winning gross winner and runner up with 100 and 74. The B Grade and overall best putting winner was Mary Hogan with 28. C Grade (31-45) winner was Prue Leggoe (81) and Ann Schuhmacher featured strongly, winning gross winner (114), runner up (82) and putting (30).

Our daily winners were Janine Zietsch (A Grade), Lyn White (B Grade) and Prue Leggoe (C Grade). Balls were awarded to 81c/b.

Thanks go to our local, small businesses for sponsoring weekly NTP prizes. Winners were Yamba Medical Centre 3rd – not awarded; Debbie May, Yamba Florist 2nd on 3rd – Julie Vernol ; Leonie May Millinery 2nd on 9th – Prue Leggoe; Yamba Fair Butchery 10th – Mary Hogan; The Shoe Boutique 12th – Sue Wilson; Clovelly Fashions, Maclean – Val Pate and The Block 2nd on 17th – Noni Rixon

Our five Yamba teams welcomed visiting teams from Lismore, Grafton, Coffs Harbour and Sawtell for this year’s VW Scramble last Friday and, at the end of the day, the visiting teams featured in the winners’ circle. The weather was perfect, the course was in tip top condition and the teams arrived with expectations of fun, companionship and great golf. They weren’t disappointed.

Results were – 1st – Lismore – 71 gross (8.5 h/c) 62.5 nett; r/up – Coffs Harbour – 70 gross (7 h/c) 63 nett and 2nd r/up – Grafton – 73 gross (8.875 h/c) 64.125 nett.

Our best performing local ladies were Julie Vernol, Jennifer O’Neill, Jo King and Leigh Robertson scoring 80 gross (15.5 h/c) 64.5 nett.

NTP were won by Darrie Nightingale (9th and 12th); Jo King (10th) and by visitor, Jodi Murdoch, (2nd shot on 17th).

The winner from the 11 nine holers who played last week was Susan Boyce (15pts). Runner up was Annie Green (13 pts). Susan, Thelma Weston and Jacki Penfold won NTP. We also welcome Sue Morris into the golfing ‘family’.  

Drizzle and mozzies didn’t deter six ladies who played on Saturday. Kathy Parker won with a respectable 31pts followed by Mary Hogan with 30. Mary also won NTP.

We’re all looking forward to playing at Iluka on Wednesday and another great week of golf. See you then.

Leigh Robertson