The District held the Federation FourBall at Chinchilla this year on 4th June with 36 players nominating for the event. Winners of the event this year were Bethel Thompson & Coral Walton from Toowoomba City Club. Last year’s winners, Cheryl Francis and Jenny Bradford from City had to settle for Div I winners this year. Division 2 was won by Jenny Jenner & Gail Weedon also from City.
The annual D&SW District Ladies Golf Handicap Matchplay Championships were held at Borneo Barracks on 16th & 17th April. Many clubs were represented from the district with players coming from as far as Goondiwindi and Chinchilla to participate in the event.
The first day results saw some players relegated to contest the plate and flight events after up to 36 holes of matchplay competition.
Rain and thick fog threatened day two of the event, but that did not deter the competitors who teed off at 8am with only 80 metres vision on the fairways and the possibility of another 36 holes to play.
Sunny skies in the afternoon made way for junior, Tyanna Cox(17), from Crow’s Nest to defeat the host club’s player Annie Hewitt(10) 5/4 in the Silver Division. Bronze 1 winner was Jenny Bradford from City who defeated fellow club member Liz Hudson 2/1. Toowoomba Golf Club member Joan Copeland defeated City player Anne Woodroffe to win Bronze 2, 1up.
St George has been through 3 floods in as many years and over the past 2yrs the golf course has suffered immensely. Last August St George golf course had been restored to a good playing condition for the Downs and South Western Ladies Golf Championhips. However in February again the flooding consumed the golf course causing more damage than previously, especially to the club house facilities. Once again the determination of the people in the west has seen the course return to a state that the members can enjoy.
The annual Mixed Veterans' Championship was held at Toowoomba Golf Club on 7th November. A good field enjoyed the lovely conditions of the Toowoomba Golf Course. Winners of the Gloria Victor Memorial Trophy were Robin Jasch & Pam White with a score of 83 Gross. Greg Yap & Barbara Mann secured the net prize with a wonderful score of 68 Net.