Another glorious day to be out on the golf course - we have to keep asking ourselves what season is it, although the occasional cool wind does confirm
it's still winter. The course is looking absolutely perfect. The wettest
areas are drying out, the rest of the course is perfect for those of us who
like to get a bit of run on our shots (and isn't that everyone?). The
greens are not too bad, considering it has been dry and windy. Well done to
the Greenkeeping crew, and of course our volunteers - your doing a great
job, and we appreciate it every time we are out enjoying the course.
We played a Par event, with a 3BBB in conjunction (Capt Kaysie throws these
in to alleviate the discomfort of a Par game - it is unforgiving - so much
easier when you share the pain). Results as follows -
Winner - Del Sullivan +1; Runner up - Carole Kemp, square - on a countback.
Nearest the Pins - (4th) C. Kemp; (5th) S. Kelly; (7th) C. Kemp; (13th) C.
Baker-Turley; (14th) J. Clay; (16th) J. Douglass.
Elva's Flag - J. Douglass; Isa's Hot Shot - J. Clay.
Ball Run down - C. Baker-Turley, square; I. DeWeerdt -2 c/b J. Clay -2; K.
Vincent -3; D. Hill -4.
Winning 3BBB team - Carole Kemp, Caryl Baker-Turley and Stella Kelly +8.
Thanks to Lavon and Ann Finlay for doing the Starting, and on Cards, Kaye
and Robyn were the busy bees.
It was lovely to have our globetrotter (Irene) back home after seeing a
little bit more of the planet (surely she has seen it all by now?) - she is
probably the only one who can tell it's winter after returning from the
northern hemisphere's summer. Welcome home Irene.
We have an important Medley coming up on 9 August - The Marilyn Ringk
Memorial Event, where we celebrate a wonderful golfer and a great lady, in
the best way possible - play golf, of course. In an attempt to attract
more men to this event we are bribing them with the promise of a delicious
2 course meal (BBQ and sweets) - shotgun start, partners are drawn out of a
hat, and we would love to have enough men to go around all our women
golfers - so come on guys put your name down for this fun day.
Our Mixed Foursomes Championship was on this weekend. Congratulations to
everyone who stayed the distance over two days - even bigger congratulations to our
Champs: Scratch Winners - Robyn Whittaker and Ian Brown, and Nett Winners, Irene De Weerdt
and John Whitford. Thanks to Capt Pato for lunch and Mel for the Mars Bar
Slice - for many of us it was only the thought of that slice that kept us going - yum!
The Happy Hacker.