Yamba Veterans’ Country Championship round

Wednesday’s monthly medal and Veterans’ Country Championship round attracted a field of 44 ladies.

Div 1 player, Gail Gore-Brown, has been playing fabulous golf and her streak continued with a winning score of 72. Darrie Nightingale was the gross winner (85) and r/up (74). Darrie also won the putting.

In Div 2, Lyn Rowland played solidly to win (69) and also take out the gross winner (95). Penny Cope was r/up with 76 c/b and Sue Wilson was the putting winner (27). Sues’ accuracy also won her the day’s overall best putting.

Kathy Lollback had the best net score of the day (68) to win Div 3. Noni Rixon also played well, winning gross winner and r/up with scores of 107 and 75 respectively. Judy Palich was the winner of the putting (30).

Congratulations go to Gail Gore-Brown (Div 1), Lyn Rowland (Div 2), and Kathy Lollback (Div 3) who were the monthly medallists.

NTP winners: Yamba Medical Centre (3rd) – Jennifer Fagan; Yamba Florist, Debbie May (3rd 2nd shot) – Noni Rixon; Leonie May Millinery (9th) – Di Sigle; Yamba Fair Butchery (10th) – Gail Gore-Brown; The Shoe Boutique (12th) – Jennifer Fagan; Clovelly Fashions (17th) – Julie Grant and The Wobbly Chook (17th 2nd shot) – Judy Palich.

Balls were awarded to 78 c/b.

Wednesday’s nine-hole competition had 16 players. Liz Ware was the winner (19pts) and Trish White was r/up. Liz also won the NTP 12th.

With last Friday’s single Stableford competition’s numbers only reaching 38, there was only one division. The winner was Penny Cope with a great score of 39pts followed closely by Jen O’Neill (38pts) and Jo King (37pts).  

The NTP winners: 3rd – Flots and Jets – Suzanne Scott; 3rd (2nd) – Valley Finance – Penny Cope; 9th (2nd) – Peter Campbell Physio – Jennifer Fagan; 10th – Kitchen to Table – Kathy Parker; 12th – Amie Rose Beauty – Janelle Carpenter; 17th – Nicholson’s Fine Foods – Jennifer Fagan and 17th (2nd) – Yamba Pharmacy – Gail Scobie.

Balls went to 34pts c/b. 

Saturday morning’s cool temperatures must have deterred the regulars because there was only a field of five who participated. Gwynne Thomas was the winner (32pts).  

This week, we will be saying a fond farewell to John and Natasha Wright who are relocating to the QLD Sunshine Coast. They will be sorely missed by our ladies who have many fond memories of them both from their 11 years running the Pro Shop and their support of all things golf. Yamba ladies wish them all the best for the many adventures which lie ahead.

Congratulations to our winners and happy golfing.


Leigh Robertson