The Downs and South Western Ladies Golf Association held their 2011 District Championship at the St George Club on 9th to 11th August.
120 women golfers converged on St George for an 18 hole Foursomes Championship and 36 holes of the Single Championship which was played in three divisions.
The golfers were challenged by the interesting course layout with long par 4's, demanding par 3's and for many players the additional test of sand greens. The rigorous process of preparing your own putting track with a smooth path to the hole and raking the green again for the group following behind put a different complexion on the game for those golfers used to playing on grass greens.
The Wandoan Golf Club is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a weekend of golf in June.
The celebrations commence with Happy Hour at the Golf Club on Friday 17th June from 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm.
The golf commences on Saturday18th June, with a 9 hole two person mbrose. Please have your names in by 1.00 pm. As an alternative to golf you can just browse the memorabilia in the Club House and catch up with some of the members from the early days. Lunch and afternoon tea will also be available at the Club. In the evening a Smorgasbord Dinner will be served.
The 2011 D&SW Federation fourball competition was held at Jandowae on Monday 5 June.
The course was in excellent condition and the 34 participating players had perfect weather, with sunshine and a light breeze.
The overall winning pair was Cheryl Francis and Jenny Bradford, City GC, with 55 points; Division 1 was won by Laurie Didsman and Margaret Grant, Gatton GC, with 42 points; Division 2 was won by last year's defending champions, Barbara Mann and Jean Payne, City GC, with 51 points.
Congratulations to all the winners and the players for attending this event, which will be held at Wallangarra Golf Club in 2012.
The Queensland Country Women's Golf Championships concluded at Rydges Golf Course at Yeppoon with Downs and South Western players figuring keenly amongst the hierarchy. Approx 400 women golfers from all country districts in Queensland competed in the event
Tops of them all was young Samantha Foley one of our junior players from Inglewood, now a Warwick member. She took out both the Championship and Silver net on a count back from local players. A first round score of 79 was followed by a superb par round of 72 on a very difficult course to give Samantha the title.
Other Downs and South Western players gave good showings to make the Top 10 in various Divisions.
The Ken Layton Memorial Day is being held in conjunction with the District Junior Championship at the City Golf Club on Sunday 1st May 2011. There are nett events as well as the championship events. All junior boys and girls are encouraged to attend. More information can be obtained from the City Golf Club ph. 46369000
On Monday 2nd May 2011, the Gatton Jubilee Golf Club, in conjunction with the Greg Norman Golf Foundation, is holding their annual Junior Pro-Am and Junior Classic. This event is open to both boys and girls with a GA Handicap. There is a best gross and a best nett trophy for each division for boys and girls plus a ball rundown. Divisions will be decided at the close of entries on 25th April 2011. Entry Forms for this event are available from the Events Section of this website. The draw will be available from the Golf Club and also on the Greg Norman Foundation website - www.gngf.org.au
Paige Large and Stacey Reck from Gatton and Keely Buckley of Dalby entered the Junior Postal Pennants in 2010. Paige Large was the winner with 9 points with Keely Buckly a very close second with 8 points