Valentine’s Day was well celebrated at Hill Top last Wednesday, with players wearing anything red as they prepared to hit-off in the Stableford event.
‘‘Windy Wednesday’’ saw many a player hanging on to everything as they tried to play their shots. Jan Coe had an exciting day, scoring a hole-in one on the ninth hole, with much jollification from fellow players being heard as far afield as the 10th green.
Jan scored her first hole-in-one in 2012 on the third hole — most golfers only dream of having one ace.
The four points Jan scored on the ninth helped her win A -grade with 36 points, just edging out Terri Wangeman who scored 35 points.
B-grade was won by Josie De Ieso with 35 points. Phyl Fiddes who has only recently started her career in golf, was runner-up with 34 points.
President Francie, showing her creativity, gave the women a special treat following golf to celebrate Valentine’s Day, by decorating the tables with red glitter and tempting chocolate red hearts.
The regular raffle was exceptional too, with the addition of gifts prepared by Francie, as well as beautiful roses from Sue Turnbull’s garden. A fun day was had by all players.
Ball winners: Judy Baker 34, Gail Meneilly, Robyn Downs and Lyn Fanning 31 points.
Nearest-the-pins: third Gallery Café, Phyl Fiddes; sixth Tatura Hot Bread, Barb Nation; ninth Café Alofa, Jan Coe (hole-in-one); 14th One4One, Lyn Flett.
Nine-hole competition: Winner Lois Rogers, runner-up Judy Ashcroft.
On Friday the final of the summer four-ball knockout was played in perfect conditions. Terri Wangeman was the low marker and had to give three shots to her partner Robyn Downs and 12 shots to both the opposition players Di Day and Sheryl Curran.
Sheryl quickly took advantage of a couple of short drives and used her extra strokes to win the first two holes. Di parred the third, fourth and fifth, so Di and Sheryl were four up after five holes.
Terri parred the third, sixth, seventh and 11th and Robyn the ninth, so they were back in the game, only one down after the 12th.
The convoy of carts and walkers coming down the hill on the 13th was quite spectacular. It was great to see so many ladies out supporting the players. Sheryl won the 13th and then had a great drive and put her ball on the green to par the 14th. Sheryl and Di were back to three-up and squared the next two holes to win three and two. Congratulations Sheryl and Di, It was a great match to watch.
On Saturday it was great to see lots of women playing golf again. Josie De Ieso was the winner on a count back from Mandy McGrath with 38 points.
Balls down the line went to Phyl Fiddes 37 points and Joyce Baird 36 points. Well done to Phyl, who has played some lovely golf this week and has broken her handicap for the first time.
Wednesday’s event: Stroke: nine-hole competition: Stroke: back nine.