Women's golf

December 22, 2017

Hill Top Brooch winner Deb Reilly receiving the hill Top Brooch from retiring Captain Bev Roberts and president Francis Mark.

Mandy McGrath with her winning decorated buggy.

Foursome winners Jan Coe and Janette Hayward.

The weather was perfect as was the course for the foursomes event, preceding the Christmas lunch and the presentation of trophies for the winter season of golf.

The spirit of Christmas was in the air as many golfers decorated their carts and buggies with Santas, tinsel and baubles, and the best were awarded prizes.

Mandy McGrath was awarded for the creative decoration of her buggy with a Santa apron.

Jan Coe and Janette Hayward scored 69 nett to win the day, while Jan also won the best Christmas decorated cart.

Judy Baker and Lyn Flett were runners-up with 72 nett.

Ball winners were Wilma Saunders/Deb Reilly and Tracy Lowry/Gail Wooton on 76 nett.

Nearest-the-pins went to Sue Turnbull on the third (Gallery Café), Tracy Lowry on the sixth (Tatura Hot Bread), Lyn Fanning on the ninth (Café Alofa) and Lyn Flett on the 14th (One4One Café).

Christmas lunch and presentations

President Francis Mark gave a warm welcome to golfers and the many retired golfers who came to enjoy the company and lunch with their golfing friends.

Lunch was followed by frivolity and laughter, as Francis and Sue Turnbull took to the stage with a hilarious take on ‘Not Bloody Golf Again’.

The talents of these girls are obviously not limited to just golf.

Retiring captain Bev Roberts presented trophies to the individual winners and thanked all donors for their contributions.

Glad Robbins Singles event winner Di Day was presented with a trophy from the Robbins family.

Edna Starritt 4BBB winners were Jan Coe/Sue Turnbull with donor Di Ballantyne.

Deb Reilly was awarded the consistency trophy with Pam Wells the donor.

The veterans event Eve Ballantyne Perpetual Trophy was won by Bev Roberts with donor Di Ballantyne.

Foursomes championship

Winners of both the scratch and handicap were Heather Long and Robyn Downs with donors Elaine Dunk and Julie Gregg.

The most improved golfer for the season was Roylyn Harris, reducing her handicap from 34 to 25; trophy donated by Janine Morgan.

The Star medallist, with a fine score of 65 nett in the play-off, was Karen Ballantyne with trophy donated by Drummond Golf and ladies committee.

The top award, the Hill Top Brooch, likened to the Brownlow Medal, was won by a surprised Deb Reilly. Deb won by one stroke from Liz Mulcahy.

The day was not complete without a visit from jovial Santa Wilma and elf helper Deb, who delivered the many presents in style.

As this golfing story is the last one for 2017, W.O.F. wishes everyone a happy Christmas and new year, good health and good golfing in 2018.

Wednesday’s golf

Stableford, 8.30am to 9am; nine holes: back nine.

— W.O.F.

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