FAR NORTH QLD TAKES HOME THE MEG NUNN SALVER - 10 - 14 Sept 2012
The Downs and South Western District team of Natalie Hollis (8), Dana Beutel (9), Carmel Macdermott (9), Marie Cook (11), Lyn Case (12) and Sharon Weatherby (14) to represent the district at the Inter District Matchplay Tournament in Coolangatta was announced at the recent district championships in Warwick.
The team, together with Captain Margaret Adcock and joint Managers Aliecia Freeman and Adele Roberts was hoping to improve on their joint second placing from last year's event. Alas this was not to be as the players struggled with the fast, undulating greens. All team members tried hard and played their best during the week of competition.
The event is demanding requiring players to tee off from 7am for their first matchplay competition and then be back on the tee at midday for the afternoon matches over four days of play. It wasn't until Tuesday afternoon that the team secured a shared win against their Brisbane rivals.
The Gold Coast district hosted the event at the Coolangatta/Tweed Golf Course and this meant a rest day for everyone on Wednesday. This was fortunate for team member Lyn Case, as the day off allowed her to rest her wrist, which was injured on a tree root Monday afternoon.
During the week it was obvious that North Qld and Far North Qld teams were the ones to beat. Both teams had been unbeaten all week and were drawn to meet in the final matches on Friday. These matches were going to be very close..........and the result was just that, a squared team result. However Far North prevailed and won by 1½pts. Downs and South West finished in 5th place.
It was a great week for golf, renewing friendships and also witnessing the dedication of so many golfers from all districts, be it as a player, caddy, captain, manager or team supporter.
Next year will be hosted by North Qld District in Mackay.