Monday 14th August the Downs & South Western District Ladies Golf Assoc. Inc. held the Ladies District Foursomes Championships at Toowoomba Golf Club. The 130 plus ladies enjoyed the day with great weather and beautiful course conditions. We would like to thank the managment and Ladies Committee at Toowoomba Club for all their support and great work for having the course in such great condition. Of course the beautiful morning tea it was delicious.
Ladies travelled from a wide area of the district to compete and I am sure they were not disappointed with the day as it was a good warm up to the two days to follow.
The Overall Gross Winners were Margaret Richards(City) and Sam Hinze(Warwick) with a score of 88 Gross. The Overall Nett Winners were Cathy Merker and Sandra Speers(Chinchilla) 73 1/2 Nett.
Our Federation Cup this year was played at Inglewood we had 17 teams nominated with players from City, Chinchilla,Stanthorpe,Cecil Plains,Texas,Pittsworth,Clifton,Cabarlah,Oakey,and Warwick.The ladies had a most enjoyable day with beautiful weather and lovely food provided by the Inglewood ladies. The course was in perfect condition and a pleasure to play on thank you Inglewood Golf Club. The winners of the Federation Cup with 46 points on a count back was
M. Adcock and M.Young (Warwick) and runners up were M.Richards and G.Murray(City)46 points.
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.”