The Dirranbandi Golf Club is located 600 kms west of Brisbane. In October the Club celebrated its 50th anniversary with an Open Carnival. Dirranbandi is a 13 hole golf course with sand greens incorporating 4 black soil holes which have been flooded for the beginning of this year. In drought time we are forced to tee up as the course has little grass cover but currently the opposite is the case as the members struggle to keep ahead of the mowing. The course is a picture and a pleasure to play on. Apart from golfers the course is home to kangaroos, a resident koala who used to oversee tee off on No 8, brolgas and goannas who turn up for the BBQ.
The club has about 35 active members and struggles to break even. The members do a wonderful with the maintenance and care of both the course and the facilities
The District Championships held at Roma Golf Club last week were very enjoyable, with the players enjoying good weather, apart from some wind on Tuesday, and wonderful hospitality.
The 2010 Open Champion is Susan Glasby from Ipswich Golf Club, and she equaled the course record on Wednesday with a 71 gross. The Linda Brittain and Closed Champion is Wendy Morse from Oakey Golf Club with a very creditable 151 gross, and Wendy also had the best nett in Silver division on Wednesday with 65 nett.
The 2010 Downs and South Western District Ladies Golf Association District Championships were held at the Roma Golf Club from 24th to 26th August 2010. 130 golfers from 32 clubs across the District enjoyed fine conditions for the 3 days of play at the Roma Golf Club.
The Foursomes Championship was played over 18 holes whilst the Singles Championships were 36 hole events over two days.
The first round of the inter-district match play against the Gold Coast district was played Sunday 14 February at City Golf Club, Toowoomba. 5 junior girls and 5 seniors played against the Gold Coast and our district girls won 4 matches and drew 1; whilst the ladies won 3 out of their 5 matches.
The return event will be played at Helensvale on 28 February, good luck to those players representing our district, and our current score is 7 & 1/2 to 2 & 1/2.
1 March 2010 update
The return match at Helensvale has been postponed due to bad weather, and will now be played in April.
1 May 2010 update
The return match has been cancelled, sadly, there will be no further competition this year. We will resume this competition against Gold Coast starting in February 2011.
Downs & South West was the winning district for the Junior Jug inter-district matchplay event in 2009. Our team members were Zoe Field, Natalie Hollis and Keely Buckley, accompanied by Adele Roberts and Aliecia Freeman. Our district hosted this event, and the Goondiwindi Golf & Country Club was the venue.