Although rain threatened to dampen the enthusiasm for a much loved team game scheduled today, 33 members intrepidly took to the course to contest the annual Sandra England sponsored 3BBB Stableford.

The course is providing tough conditions due to the consistency of rainfall particularly overnight. This ensures that there is always plenty of moisture around in the morning for tee off, making it heavy going with absolutely no run on the fairways. Prevailing cloudy skies prevent the sunshine needed to dry up the precipitation. However, there are no complaints as our course looks magnificent and we consider how fortunate we are to be out there to admire it.

It transpired that rain did not impact the day’s competition and it was quite obvious that some teams found it an easy day out on the track and managed to come in with some stunning scores.

Leanne Robson and Lyn Ashton teamed up with the experience and competence of Joyce Wallace to handle the conditions with aplomb. Their score of 48 points ensured that they were in an incomparable position to take out top honours.

Ellen Ryan teamed up with two visitors from Worrigee Links, Margaret Little and Christine Tyrell, to slink into the runners’ up spot with a creditable 43 points on a count back. Margaret and Christine always enjoy playing on our course and commented favourably on its great condition.

Unlucky to be pipped at the post were Lyn Hatton, Sue Beazley and Donna Hewat who also had 43 points but were not quite strong enough on the back nine to cause an upset.

We thank Sandra for her generous, ongoing sponsorship.

Nearest to the Pins

The hard conditions on the course played out in the results of the NTP’s today:

8th – Division 1 Gloria Davis; Division 2 Lyn Hatton; Division 3 not awarded

17th – Division 1 Gloria Davis; Divisions 2 and 3 not awarded.

Ball Competition

42 Points – Lyn Hatchman, Maree MacLean, Gloria Davis

41 Points – Kirsten Themsen, Jill Levi, Robyn Lenehan

40 Points – Trish Austin, Sue Hunter Di Pritchard; Val Wilson, Colleen Lymbery, Nancye Massingham

38 Points – Cathy Ison, Linda Weatherill, Robyn Moore; Sandra Rigney, Anne Newton, Linda Trusler; Marj Burns, Margaret Ford, Jill Downie

31 Points – Angela Boadle, Jenny Brown, Sandra England.