Despite the great run on the course at present the ladies generally found it difficult to score well in the Stableford event today. Unfortunately, the very dry and warm weather which has persisted over recent months is starting to take its toll on the course. Many  sections of the fairways are beginning to brown off and there are some very rough and thin lies to be experienced. Good soaking rain is desperately needed to enable the grass and the greens to have a growth spurt before the colder winter is upon us.

As a result, the scores returned were unimpressive but the ladies battled on in an attempt to find those elusive three pointers or better.

Di Pritchard continued to shine and brought in the best score of the day of 38 points in Division 3 and the only other really notable score was a worthy 34 points by Fay Wright in Division 2.

In Division 1, the “Sues” were victorious with Sue Hunter being amazed to have claimed the winners’ spot when she recorded 30 points on a count back from Sue Stephens in second position.

Runner-up to Fay Wright in Division 2 was Jeanette Bright with 29 points and in Division 3, the second prize went to Jill Downie with 30 points. The ball competition went down to 27 points.

The “Nowra Niners” (9 Hole Competition) was won by Kirsten Themsen with a creditable 64, also scoring her first “gobbler”. Well done Kirsten. Second place was claimed by Jennny Manning and the Encouragement Award was taken out by Lorraine Frew. Keep up the good work ladies – you’ll be playing the whole course before you know it.

Nearest the Pins

8th – Division 1 Jill Levi; Division 2 Dot Burton; Division 3 Di Pritchard.

16th Drive and Pitch – Division 1 Sue Stephens; Division 2 Robyn Moore; Division 3 Nancye Massingham.

Next week our event is generously sponsored by Trish Austin. We will be playing a 2 Person Special 6’s Team Stableford. This means that on holes 1 to 6 both scores are added together, then the scores are multiplied together on the next six holes  (7 to 13) and on the final six holes the better score of the pair is recorded on the card. It’s always a killer when you have to multiply points but it should be a lot of fun so please find a partner and support Trish’s day. Don’t forget it is a shotgun start at 8.30am.