Winter spread its frosty tentacles this morning for the Women’s 18 Hole Par event. Twenty eight players took to the course having donned many layers of winter woollies in the hope of keeping out the icy atmosphere which was exacerbated by the even cooler breeze and the shaded fairways. The ladies were all seeking out the sunny spots on the course while awaiting their turn to take a stroke. As if it isn’t hard enough just playing a Par round, numbed fingers found it difficult to establish a strong grip on the club and the excess clothing restricted the swing so that the desired “squares” and pluses” were difficult to achieve on the earlier holes.

As the sun rose higher in the sky above the trees, the temperature improved somewhat and gradually the layers were peeled off which assisted the state of play. It turned out to be a beautiful, clear but crisp Winter’s day and we all enjoyed being out in the sunshine with the results overall turning out to be reasonable for a Par event.

The Division 1 Sues claimed the two winning spots with Sue Beazley just sneaking in front with minus 3 on a count back from Sue Hunter. In Division 2 Jenny Brown with minus 2 was pipped at the post by Robyn Moore who produced the best score of the day with minus 1. In Division 3 Anne Newton came in to take the number one spot with a score of minus 4 and Barbara Howsan managed to claim the runner’s up position with minus 5.

The ball competition went to minus 8.

Nearest to the Pins

8th – Division 1 Cathy Ison; Division 2 Shirley Moore; Division 3 not awarded

12th – Division 1 Jill Levi; Division 2 Robyn Moore; Division 3 not awarded.

Sue Beazley had a very successful day by adding the raffle prize to her winnings.

Next week is a 4BBB Stableford event. Wear your winter woollies and bring a smile.