It seems the drought has finally broken and 35 hardy women turned up to take one for the team last Wednesday (Murphy’s Law – we made it rain harder of course). The rain was too much for the 9 holers who decided to pull the pin after a few holes, and they weren’t the only ones. Six of us wimpy souls also pulled out before the end while the rest of the field soldiered on.
The competition was a nett haggle, with automatic entry into the Home Links competition, a NZ national event, however, this was postponed due to the weather and will be played at a later date. It is worth noting that last year in the Veterans’ Cup section of this competition (70+), one of our players came 12th overall, a fantastic effort from Sue Ferguson!
Speaking of great efforts, our Wills Cup team of Roseanne Parkes, Sara Porritt, Anne Hawkins, Karen Kingan, Karyn Prestage, and Sue Rennie travelled to Pio Pio on Friday the 18th, and on a difficult course came out third overall, with Karyn Prestage getting 26 points, the best score over the whole field. Well done Karyn. We will have another Wills Cup team travelling to Stewart Alexander for the second round on Friday April 8th to see if this result can be repeated, or dare we hope, improved upon.
So back to the results for the week – while some just don’t perform well in the rain, that obviously doesn’t apply to all because there were a few surprisingly good scores: The winner with a nett of 73 was Pauline Mills, on a countback from Roseanne Parkes and Glenda Wright who also both had 73. Well done ladies. Next was Jill Burton with nett 74, followed by Sara Porritt with nett 77. Wallis Jones, Anne-Marie Harland, Evelyn Heale, and Linda Smith all had 78, and Dianne Cameron, Marion Johnston, Jane Fraser, and Jose Heale all had 79.
It was excellent to see so many new and returned faces this week, very exciting for our wonderful club. Next week is the Eclectic Cup, a fun 36 hole event, tee off time is 8.30am and a reminder there will be no kitchen.
Stay well everyone, you wouldn’t want to miss golf!
(Contributor – Robyn Gower)