eiThe Executive Challenge this year was to be held at Allora but unfortunately had to be cancelled due to hugh rainfall in the district. The District Committee would like to thank the clubs that travelled on the day only to be told it was cancelled due to the course being unplayable.We would also like to thank Allora Golf Club for all their efforts in having the course ready for the day and the morning tea. The District Committee held a meeting on the day, and thank you again to the ladies that stayed, it was decided to reschedule the tournament to a later date but unfortunately had to be cancelled again due to more rain received.
Our District Matchplay Championships for 2017 were played this year at Stanthorpe with a good number of nominations from around the District. Stanthorpe put on a great couple of days with great weather,with some awesome golf played. Thanks to the Stanthorpe Club for their hospitality.
This years champions were Silver Division Margaret Richards(City) Bronze 1 Division Deb Wilmot(Stanthorpe) Bronze 2 Division H.Jones(Stanthorpe)
This years Meg Nunn Salver was hosted by Sunshine Coast Burnett & District at Kingaroy Golf Club from the 5th-8th September 2016. Our team this year consisted of Natalie Hollis 7(Toowoomba Club), Cate Wilmot 11(City),Cheryl Nugent 13(City),Ann Cass 14(Goombungee),Carol Champion 14(St George),Sharon Middleton 17(Pittsworth).Team Captain Iris Thompson and team Manager Aleicia Freeman. Congratulations to Central Qld & Central Highlands as the winners again after 20 years, they were so excited. Our ladies came 5th overall great effort. On behalf of the District I would like to thank all the ladies in the team for making themselves avaliable for such a prestige event we are proud of your efforts and contributions to our Meg Nunn event. We would also like to thank our caddies who gave up their time for the week to support our team,your hard work and support to our ladies has not gone unrecognised. Our Meg Nunn Salver next year will be at McLeod Club.
The 10th annual Particularly Pink Golf Day met all expectations as a gaggle of giggling ladies took to the green fairways in St George and sent pink balls flying in a fun day to raise money for the local breast care nurse.
The nine hole, three ball Ambrose, sponsored by Rob McConnell Pro Golf Shop, Newforce Livestock, O’Brien Toyota and Webster’s Foodworks, saw 36 experienced and not-so-experienced players teamed together.
On Tuesday the 13th of September the fairways echoed with laughter and shrieks of “Fore!” as the ladies enthusiastically swung through the nine holes and raced back to a lavish champagne lunch at the Club House.
Welcoming the golfers back, St George Golf Club Associates President, Cheryl Brimblecombe said while numbers were down, quality was up. The ladies erupted into excited chatter as they tried to determine what Cheryl meant by the word ‘quality’.
Team of three winners on the day were Ginny Jamieson, Astrid Turner and Donna Halpin. Runners-up were Helen Turvey, Kay Collier and Kerry Gorring.
Second Runners-up were Bevis Sullivan, Irene Hourn and Kay Coutts and the Don Bradman Award for a cricket score effort on course went to Blanche McNelley, Deena O’Connell and Kathy Avery.
A special welcome back was given to renowned A Grade player Irene Hourn who was playing her first game in two years after recovering from illness.
Organiser of the day, Bindy Mace, then handed out the Bra-vo Awards for those who had war stories of tangling with trees, wildlife and each other.
Mrs Mace said everyone was tickled pink with the day which raised $1,383 for the local branch of the Breast and Prostate Cancer Association of Queensland.
“We’re all looking forward to doing it all again next year.”
This years District Championships was hosted by Goondiwindi Golf Club and what a great turn up we had, Tuesday we held the Foursomes Championship with 130 ladies nominated great support from our District Clubs and visitors from Tenterfield and Armidale clubs. The winners were Samantha Hinze(Warwick) and Carmel Macdermott(Toowoomba) with 89 gross.The Nett winners were Kerri Peariman and Kaye Sage(Goondiwindi) with 71nett. Tuesday night was our annual dinner hosted at the club house with a beautiful meal and a fashion parade during dinner. The models selected from around the district by the Goondiwindi Ladies Golf Club put on an excellent display, modelling some beautiful outfits from selected businesses in Goondiwindi. This added abit of humour to our night as some of the ladies really strutted their stuff, thank you ladies you were all very brave job well done. Wednesday was the start of the individual championships with over 120 ladies nominated for the two day event. All divisions were strongly contested with a number of ladies on 71 nett at the end of our first day. The course was absolutely beautiful to play on, a real credit to the Goondiwindi Golf Club I would say one of the best in the district due to the recent rain they received.Thursday continued with some great golf displayed by all grades having some close finishes and a number of countbacks. We had a play off for the District Veterans Champion(Val Fooks Memorial Trophy) between Carmel Macdermott(Toowoomba) and Carol Champion(St George) the ladies played three holes but Carmel was the winner at the end, Carol put up a great fight, well done girls. On behalf of the District Committee I would like to congratulate all the winners and runners up, and all the ladies that travelled to Goondiwindi for the Championsips as without you all the event would not be so much fun. It's always good to see old and new faces at these events.
Queensland Inter-District Match-Play Championships 4th-7th July 2016. The opening round of the 33rd Queensland Inter District Match Play Championship competing for the Junior Jug was played at the Gatton Jubilee Golf Club today in wintery conditions with our visiting team players certainly feeling the cold weather. Seven Districts, Far North Queensland, Golf North Queensand, Central Queensland/Central Highlands, Sunshine Coast Burnett, Women's Golf Gold Coast, Brisbane & District and the Downs & South-Western District played their opening rounds today with competitiveness. The locals (Downs & South-Western District) played their first match against Far North Queensland with a halved match, followed by Sunshine Coast/Burnett versus North Queensland also with a halved match and Central Queensland/Central Highlands against Brisbane and District continued the trend with a halved match. Gold Coast and North Queensland both had one bye today. This afternoon matches were a win to Sunshine Coast/Burnett and Central Queensland/Central Highlands, a halved match between Brisbane & District and Gold Coast. With our home District & Far North Queensland matches resulting in losses.