For 128 women golfers from all over the district and beyond, Warwick Golf Club was the destination for the annual championships from 20 -22nd August. The players had a chance to test out the course, which has a new and very interesting 18th green, on Monday in the Foursomes event. This event was won by current Toowoomba Golf Club Champion, Natalie Hollis, and partner Trudy Dunne with a 79gross.
The annual dinner gave everyone the chance to try another "Sand Bunker" or "Oh Dam", possibly a "Nineteenth Green" or a "Hole in One" - these of course were delectable cocktails made by the wonderful staff of the Condy Club at Warwick Golf Club.
After the first round of the stroke championships, Hollis was in the lead, followed by Carmel Macdermott from Toowoomba, Marie Cook from Wallangara and local player, Samantha Hinze. Warwick, Vice- President, Margaret Adcock was also hot on their heels. The visitors all agreed that Sam would be the real threat after carding a course record of 76 earlier in the year.
Eventhough players didn't have to contend with sand greens this year, the grass greens were fairly slippery and approaches difficult.
Sam Hinze, contesting her first district championships, played solidly on Wednesday with two birdies on the 6th and 10th to storm home with a final round 78. Her two day gross score of 162 was three ahead on Adcock and Macdermott.
Bronze 1 Division was won by Toowoomba player, Bindi Bridle with a brilliant first round of 88 followed by 95. Bronze 2 winner was Barbara Mann from City Golf Club. Margaret Adcock won the District Veteran's Championship.