Women’s golf

By Tatura Guardian

The Christmas spirit was in the air as the women golfers came dressed in their finest Chrissy garb, along with their decorated carts.

The best decorated cart was chosen before play, with Josie De Ieso declared outright winner.

The day was Captain’s Choice, which saw Terri choosing a Par 3 event over 16 holes.

The ground staff co-operated well as they shifted the red markers down the fairways.

Players enjoyed this novelty set-up, which made it a fun day for everyone.

A traditional Christmas lunch, prepared by chef Andrew, was enjoyed by players and retired players following golf.

Committee members and players put a huge effort into making the presentation day a success, providing hampers, and many articles for the multi raffle, setting the tables in the Christmas theme, including the trophy and raffle tables.

Santa and his elfin helper had fun giving out the Kris Kringle gifts to all present.

The A-grade winner of the par 3 event was Di Day who scored 50.5 nett.

Runner-up was Joan Hill with 51 nett.

The B-grade winner was Lynda O’Shannessy who had an excellent score of 46 nett.

Runner-up was Wilma Saunders with 46.5.

Ball winners: Barb Nation 47, Roylyn Harris 49, Heather Long 51.5, Gail Wootton 52, Judy Baker, Sue Turnbull and Joyce Tavener 52.5.

Nearest-the-pins: Third Gallery Café: Sue Turnbull; sixth Tatura Hot Bread: Lynda O’Shannessy; ninth Café Alofa: Alyn Flett; 14th One4One Café: Wilma Saunders.

Winter trophies: Captain Terri and president Francie announced the winners of a successful winter season of golf.

Liz Mulcahy played well in the winter season and was rewarded with the Veterans Trophy, Star Medallist, Silver Spoon competition and the Hill Top Brooch. She had won her first one about 20 years ago, and was thrilled to win this highly sought after trophy again.

Colleen Johns won the A-grade Scratch and nett Eclectic events and the Birdie competition.

Robyn Downs took home the Glad Robbins singles trophy, the runner-up in the Edna Starritt 4BBB event and the best dressed on the day, in her striped socks and creative Christmas gear.

Sue Turnbull was rewarded with a trophy for being the most consistent player over the season, while newer player Phyl Fiddes was awarded the Most Improved player, reducing her GA handicap from 35.9 to 27.5.

Jan Coe won the Putting competition with 121 putts.

Wednesday’s event: Stableford: Sponsor Tatura Newsagency. Hit-off 8.30am to 9am.

— W.O.F.