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.
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.
Carol Champion from St George Golf Club has been chosen in the 3 person team to represent Queensland at the Victorian Womens Sandgreens C'ships being held at Charlton Golf Club next week. Carol, on a handicap of 9, has had to travel many miles to many courses to fit in her golf as her home course, St George, suffered flooding early this year as well as in 2011. A true Champion. All the best, Carol!
Junior Girls Matchplay is over with two tired girls arriving home tonight. They can be very proud of their efforts in their first Junior Jug experience. Wide Bay Burnett were the winners, followed by Far Nth Qld, Gold Coast, Nth Qld, Downs & SW, Brisbane & District then Central Qld. WELL DONE GIRLS!
28th June 2012
The two Downs and South Western District juniors playing for the Junior Jug in the Interdistrict Matchplay at Yeppoon are flying the team colours in between showers of rain, wet bunkers and blustering winds.
Paige Large from Gatton and Darcy Habgood from Toowoomba both off 10 are currently in Yeppoon for the event. After a slow start in the inclement conditions, they bounced back well on Tuesday with a team win. Darcy played to her handicap to win 2up and Paige came back strongly from 3 down after 11 holes to square her match. A rest day Wednesday worked in their favour as they gained another team win against the in form Gold Coast girls on Thursday morning and in the afternoon match against Brisbane & District, Darcy won 5/3 against a 6 handicapper and Paige staged a good comeback to again end up square against a 1 marker.
They play their last match tomorrow against North Qld. Anything could happen on the last day of competition. GOOD LUCK GIRLS!
Recently Goondiwindi Golf Club held their Open Day and Holden Scramble. What a great two days we had! We couldn’t have wished for better weather, the numbers for both days – 44 for the Holden Scramble and 55 for our Open day were fantastic and I have to thank everyone who contributed to these two days. We are extremely lucky that we have so many people willing to offer their support in all different ways to help make these days the success that they are. It takes a lot of time and effort to make sure that everything runs smoothly and a very big thank you must go to our Captain, Di Uebergang, for organising things so beautifully. The results from the Holden Scramble Day are: 1st: C Brimblecombe, K Webster, K Knight and our very own Joan Baty. 2nd: C Champion, P West, T Crank and D Armstrong. 3rd: Kerrie Pearlman, M Leitch, J Moses and P Jones.