The Worrigee Links ladies got off to a slow start for the golfing year with some moaning and groaning about the lack of golf fitness due to some of us not playing over the Christmas break and having to get our old bodies up and running enough to finish all the 18 holes.
March 3rd was the first Wray Owen Monthly Medal and putting competition so all the ladies were fiercely determined to grab the first medals of the year. A Grade winner was one of our new members, Aoauli Carrett who shot a 77 nett and she was closely followed by a Worrigee Links stalwart, Sue Earle with 78 nett. B Grade Medal went to Liz Sikora who also won the day with a well-deserved 69 nett. Pat Leach was runner up on a count back with 75 nett. The C Grade Medal was won by Sandra Mitchell on 87 with the evergreen Doris Ganderton runner up with 97. Doris also won the Division 2 Nearest the Pin with the Division 1 Nearest the Pin going to Liz Sikora who then took out the trifecta by also winning the putting competition. Careful Liz the captain is looking very carefully at your handicap ready to snip, snip.
On Tuesday 10th March the Solomon Motors Single Stableford Event was played in cooler conditions than the last couple of months making it much more enjoyable to be out there on our lovely course. Winning the day with a nice 35 points was Robyn Bailey who has just returned to play golf with us after a couple of years off. Even though some of her shots at the start showed the lack of recent play she pulled off a brilliant back 9 to just take the win away from her playing partner, Denise Johnson on 34 points. Denise feels robbed and is still whingeing about those 2 putts that stopped teetering on the edge of the hole refusing to drop in to anyone who will listen. The ball run down went to Pennie Conlon, Pat Collier, Cath Pank, Alice Harrison and Aoauli Carrett. Longest Drive Division 1 was won by Pennie Conlon and Div. 2 by one of our visitors, Lynne Delaney. Longest walk this week went to Doris Ganderton. Well played ladies. Good luck to our Pennants team for this year they have started out of the blocks quickly with 4-1 win in the first round against Russell Vale putting them at the top of the leader board. Keep it going ladies.