Women’s Golf – October Update
September began for 72 starters with hope in their hearts vying to win the Club Medal, but to regurgitate an old cliche – there can only be one winner, and as it happened the three division winners were all first timers. For Division 1, Gayle Colley was delighted to win her first ever Medal, followed by Lorraine George pipping Karen Myles on a countback for runner up. In Division 2 one of our newer members, Judith Lawson was also a very thrilled first time Medal winner, with Ann Meyn as runner up on a countback to Judy Hocking. A very elated Rhonda Wright won the 3rd Division Medal, also on a countback to runner up Josie Cadden, with Fay Spence in third place.
We said cheerio with flowers to unflappable Marina who served us all with a wonderful smile and humour in a thoroughly professional way.
The final of the Shootout dawned on a great day for playing golf, beautifully organised by our Committee. The day was enjoyed by an enthusiast group of players teeing off, taking 30 minutes to complete the first hole! All players stayed ’til the last, even after they were knocked out. (It’s not hard to walk around in the sunshine drinking pink champagne!). Ten players teed from the first and were slowly whittled away, with one player knocked out on each hole. Last women standing were Chris Cayley and Ann Kane. Both players proceeded nicely down the ninth fairway with Chris ending on a thin lie just out from the hazard, and Ann close to the right rough. Both had awkward length shots so Ann played her famous Texas wedge (putter) into the opening, just off the green and Chris hit up and just through the back of green. The hole had been placed in that nasty spot top right, and Ann hit a great Texas wedge to within a foot of the hole. Chris used her putter and with everyone expecting the ball to go well pass the hole as per usual, and looking forward to the first ‘chip off’ of the day. However, Chris managed to restrain herself and just softly touched the ball and miraculously it held its line and bang went in the hole, what a magnificent finish! Chris won the day and Ann should get that putter of hers gold plated! All players played with great spirit and enjoyed the day, especially the champagne, and lunch together in the Clubhouse. Congratulations to Chris and a great win.
Food for thought – ‘knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit…wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.