The recent rain has played havoc with the course causing considerable damage to many of the holes. With extensive unplayable wet areas close to the escarpment, the course Superintendent has had to limit play to a composite course of nine holes which for competition purposes has to be played twice. There is always some confusion when the regular track is not in play and it took a little while for some players to get their bearings and to adjust the thinking around the different indexes. The upside was that all bunkers were out of play and the weather was beautiful.
The course, while presenting as stunning, was not cooperating as heavy conditions prevailed because of the beautiful thick growth on both fairways and rough. In complete contrast, the greens were like grease lightning. However, when the going gets tough, the tough get going and the competition was hot for this annual sponsored prestigious event with all teams vying for top honours.
It certainly was close with three teams coming in with 38 points as club house leaders. The count back was applied to determine the victory and the team of Sue Hunter, Jenny Brown and Sue Stephens claimed the prize from Sandra Rigney, Anne Newton and Robyn Moore. The third position was claimed by Marj Burns, Margaret Ford and Sue Beazley.
The Nearest to the Pin
4th Division 1 – Jill Levi; Division 2 – Lyn Hatton; Division 3 Margaret Ford.
15th hole Division 1 – Robyn Moore; Division 2 – Marj Burns; Division 3 – Di Pritchard.
Lyn Hatchman, Linda Trusler, Gloria Davis 37 points
Kirsten Themsen, Lyn Hatton, Angela Boadle – 36 points
Di Pritchard, Jill Levi, Robyn Lenehan – 34points