“Hey diddle diddle we fiddled and diddled
To score a plus was the goal.
How the kookaburras laughed to see such fun
As the ball ran away from the hole.”
Apologies to Mother Goose for that little rhyme but it aptly describes how it feels for most of us when playing that uncompromising Par game. There were lots of “oooh’s and aaah’s” to be heard on numerous occasions around the course as many a ball missed its mark to result in a nasty minus score for many a hole.
However, all 24 of us plowed on with the courage and the persistence of “warrior women” in search of the ultimate prize – a plus score at the end of 18 holes. It was a victory claimed by only one amongst us and for the rest of the field it proved to be an unachievable task. At least the battle was fought in stunning weather, a beautiful Indian Summer day. The mirror like river glistened in the sunshine, the trees whispered in the gentle breeze and the birds chattered as they played within the branches. The derisory chuckles from the kookaburras, however, were certainly not appreciated.
Warrior Woman status is awarded to Lyn Hatchman for her smashing battle and ultimate victory over the course. Her very creditable result of plus two gave her the best score of the day as well as the winners trophy in Division 2. It seems that Sandra England is in the habit of bringing in the winners lately as it was the case today – so well done Sandra again.
Linda Trusler claimed the runner’s up trophy in Division 2 with a minus three score and the equal next best result of the day.
In Division 1 Robyn Moore put in a comparatively strong performance to slide into the top position with minus three while Sue Hunter was the bridesmaid finishing with minus five.
Lyn Hatton and Di Pritchard battled it out in Division 3 vying for the prize. Lyn came out as top Warrior Woman” with minus three on a count back. No shame there Di.
Mention should be made of Lyn Ashton’s round today. Lyn managed a minus four result which gave her third place in Division 3. Well done Lyn on a great game.
The ball competition was keenly contested and the successful scores went down to minus six:
Val Wilson, Lyn Ashton – minus four
Ellen Ryan, Linda Weatherill, Sandra England, Sue Stephens, Donna Hewat – minus five
Marj Burns – minus six.
Farewell Sue Stephens
It is with much regret that we will wave goodbye to Sue Stephens as a member of our club. Sue is playing her last WGN game next Thusday and is joining the St Georges Basin club. Sue is sad to be leaving us but she finds she does not relish the drive in from Jervis Bay.
Sue has been a wonderful member and has served on the WGN Committee as Secretary, President and committee member. Although we will miss her smiling, friendly face each week, we look forward to seeing her back now and then for Open Days and Vets days.
All the best Sue – we promise to keep in touch.