Ladies tee off in four-round stableford competition

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Last Wednesday 37 women golfers participated in the first round of the Hudson Plumbing Stableford competition.

Damien Hudson is the event sponsor and the competition will run over four rounds with the best of three rounds counted for the final result.

Due to the long and difficult course set-up no-one played to their handicap with long standing member Di O’Donnell (20) had the best score of the day with 35 points.

Contributing to her A Grade winning score was a great birdie on the par three 6th hole and three pars on holes 1, 4 and 7.

She recorded splits on her card of 20 and 15 points.

Second placing in Division 1 went to golfing enthusiast Janina Morrision (25) registering 19 points on the front nine and 16 points on the back having five three-pointers on her card.

First placing in Division 2 (26-45) was taken out by evergreen Lorraine Bruhn (37) conquering the most difficult back nine carding 20 points including four three pointers.

These efforts were enough to count out unlucky Helen Heaver (34) also on 34 points.

Relatively new to golf Heaver also had a better back nine having one wipe-out but four three pointers on her card.

Nine balls were presented to the players with 34 points down to 31 points they were Jessica Parsons, Vicki Clark, Pauline Paterson, Rosalie Hunt, Chris Galpin, Sue Downes, Faye Mainwaring, Libby Furner and Anne Schrapel.

The Pro Shot on the 8th par three went once again to the specialist Bernie Jennings, earning herself three balls.

Second shot on the 16th hole par three was where the speciality prizes were set-up and was won by A Grade Leanne Hunt, B Grade Janina Morrision and C Grade Rosalie Hunt all receiving a ball.

A stableford competition was held last Saturday for 16 lady golfers and the conditions on the long and difficult course were fine but windy with fairways running well.

The difficult course set-up made no difference to Helen McIntyre (20 handicap) who came in with 39 stableford points – her split being 18 points and 21 points.

McIntyre had a great day out and registered five pars on the front nine and 21 points on the back nine.

Consistency is Faye Mainwaring’s (13) game and that enabled her to take out second place with an even split of 18 points on both nines which included seven pars across the day.

Only one shot behind her sister was Helen Gregory (13).

Gregory shot 15 points on the front but blitzed the back with 20, which included a fine birdie on the par three 16th hole.

Next week Wednesday is the second qualifying round of the Club Championships where the top three grades play a Stroke round, while D Grade (37 – 45 Handicappers) conducts a stableford competition.

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