Oakey ladies host the 2014 Federation Cup Fourball Competition - 2nd June
Under unusually warm winter skies, 54 ladies played the fourball format for this year's Federation Cup. Not long after everyone headed to their respective tees for the shotgun start, there seemed an inordinate amount of attention being directed at the creek near the 8th green........OOOPS! buggy in creek. Most players take a spare set of clothes for wet weather not to rescue a golf buggy from a creek, however Chris Tannock came to the aid of her Borneo partner and the clubs and bag were retrieved but the battery remains on the creek bed. Luckily the wallet was found on a ledge of the creek bank. After a quick change of clothes, Chris and her partner were back on the course - this time in a cart to complete their round. There were some very good scores on the day and the course and greens were in very good condition. Click here for results.
That little event caused no end of chatter over the lovely lunch provided by the Oakey ladies. A General Meeting of the District followed with some discussion on the new slope system.
It was Downs and South Western District's turn this year to host Golf Qld's Women's Country Week Championships and the District clubs were well represented from near and far amongst the 350 nominated players over the three day event.
Toowoomba's Middle Ridge and City Clubs were the venues for players to test their skills. Both courses provided challenges for the visitors and locals alike - City with it's slick greens and Toowoomba's slower greens and varied layout - however the weather was near perfect for the event.
The Foursomes event was held on Monday with Sunshine coast pair Annabelle Harris and Debbie Macauley holding off Toowoomba players, Margaret Richards and Carmel Macdermott for second on a countback from Leanne Palmer and Robyn Muir. Former Toowoomba junior and last year's winner, Samantha Foley carded a 77 at Middle Ridge in the first day of the stroke event, two shots ahead of Hollie Sinclair from Beerwah. The local city girls were topping the leaderboard in Division 1 & 2. Cara Fries, Cheryl Francis, Gail Weedon, Jenny Jenner, Del Webster and Jenny Bradford all took home prizes in their divisions at Wednesday night's presentation dinner. City Junior, Lori Ryan, finished 7th overall. Past City player Nance Flohr, now at Pacific Harbour, was also amongst the prize winners.
Hollie Sinclair played a steady round of 80 on Wednesday to edge out 2013 District Champion, Paige Large, who played an impressive second round and Samantha Foley finished in third. It was Hollie's first Silver Championship win in this event.
Two hole-in-ones were recorded throughout the tournament. Cathy Roberts from Horton Park on the 14th at Toowoomba and Jean Bury-Porter on the 15th at City on Wednesday.
The Ladies Committees from both clubs were congratulated for coordinating the smooth running of this successful event.
The 2015 Country Week Championship will be held in the Far North Qld district and hosted by Cairns and Half Moon Bay Golf Clubs.
St George does it again with another Particularly Pink Day in March at the Golf Club, raising funds for the local Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer Association.
Golf Day held Tuesday 18th March 2014 - Swinging into a Particularly Pink Day It was a day of infectious laughter as 70 western women hit the St George Golf Course for a Particularly Pink Golf Day in mid-March. The annual Three Ball Ambrose competition, which teamed experienced golfers with the not-so-experienced, was played in scorching conditions making the ladies faces as pink as their shirts. Returning to the Club House was a welcome relief with the women greeted with chilled champagne, a scrumptious sit-down lunch and air-conditioning. A boisterous afternoon followed which raised more than $2,800 for the St George Branch of the Queensland Breast and Prostate Cancer Association to help fund the position of local Breast Care Nurse, Lana Russell. Instigator of the event, Bindy Mace from the St George Golf Club, said every year the day grows bringing more and more women together from further afield. "So many people put so much effort into making our Particularly Pink Golf Day amazing and it’s a wonderful reward to see everyone leaving with big smiles on their faces." Article submitted by Sally Rigney Click on the image to open gallery
EXECUTIVE CHALLENGE - STANTHORPE 24th February 2014
11 clubs nominated 33players to play in this years challenge. The District Committee fielded 5 players, while Ruth was tournament director. Borneo Barracks won the day with 100pts followed up by Oakey with 97pts. The best Single Stableford was recorded by Virginia Jamieson from St George with 39pts. The GREEN greens obviously didn't worry her! This was our first district event using the new handicapping system with players using the Daily Lookup Charts. Thanks Stanthorpe for your hospitality. Our next event is the Match Play Championships at Goondiwindi on 31st March and 1st April.
Darcy continues to impress. On Australia Day, Darcy Habgood (TGC) had an exciting victory to claim the Royal Queensland Junior Open title. Her round of 73 was enough to hold off Australian Amateur Championship runner-up, Karis Davidson on a countback. Darcy is now playing off '1'.
The Junior Pennants season starts next week.
Middle Ridge Club Junior Darcy Habgood(Handicap 3) played some of her best golf to card a par round at Indooroopilly in the Qld Girls Amateur Event last week. She followed this up by running 5th in her 13yr old age group at the Greg Norman Junior Master this week.
On Monday 4th November, 102 players participated in the 2013 Mixed Vets Foursomes Championship which is held annually at Middle Ridge Golf Club. Everyone enjoyed the condition of the course at Toowoomba under warm spring skies. The Gloria Victor Memorial Trophy was won by Garry and Margaret Richards with 81gross. For all Results click here.
Thanks again to Willowglen Retirement Village for sponsoring the event.