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
The 2011 Match Play Championships were held on 4th and 5th April. 46 golfers from 17 clubs across the District enjoyed fine conditions for the 2 days of play at the Pittsworth Golf Club.
The 2011 Match Play Champion os Marie Cook from Wallangarra who defeated Pam White (Toowooomba) 3/2. Marie had a tough route to the final with a 27 hole battle in the semi-final against Margie Richards from the City Golf Club. Margie was a very strong player in Silver Division taking her opponents over three matches to 14 additional holes before the winners were decided. As a result of this terrific effort, the committee awarded Margie a special prize of a photo frame.
The Stanthorpe Golf Club has had to postpone their Women's Open Golf Carnival scheduled for 22nd and 23rd March 2011. This event will now be combined with the Men's Open on 24th and 25th September 2011 and there will be separate competitions for both men and women players. Golfers are welcome to play in both event days or just on either day. The Stanthorpe High Street Motor Inn is sponsoring the event and accommodation packages are available from the motel