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Grafton women’s golf

Saturday October 26

An 18 hole Stroke was played, sponsored by South Grafton News ‘n’ gifts. Only a small field contested this event after the very successful Jacaranda Open day held the Friday before. Winner was Viv Nichols with a fine 68 nett from Kim Wiblen (Maclean) with 72.

Monday October 28

Monday ladies played a 9 hole Stableford in two divisions. The winner of Div 1, Kim Perl had 21 points with Cheryl Creighton r/up with 18; Div 2 Judy Pullinger won with 21 and Chery Connor on 18 was r/up.  NTP on the 1st was won by Judy Pullinger.

The ‘closing day’ for the Monday players will be held on November 18. Theme for the day is merry and bright – so come dressed accordingly. 

Wednesday October 30

South Grafton News ‘n’ Gifts sponsored the 2BBB Stableford, which incorporated the second round of the three team challenge. Winners were Marg Ross and Sue Roberts 45 points from runners-up Helen Irving and Bev Snowden on 44 on a c/c, third place went to Kathy McMullan and Jean Dahl also on a c/b from fourth place Sharyn O’ Grady and Jane Wolfe 44.

NTPs: 1st – Noeline Smith and Glenda Chad; 6th – Sharyn Rowles and Marg Hall; 10th – Val Franey and Norma Carter; 17th – Di Chapman and Don Newton. Ball winners went down to 41 points on a c/b.

The point score after the second round of the Glenda Chad/Sony Baker sponsored three team challenge are: Div 1 – Heather Purtill/Sue Petty 6; Sharyn O’Grady/Jane Wolfe 6; Kathy McMullan/Jean Dahl 5; Marianne Mannell/Judy McFarlane 3. Div 2 – Helen Irving/Bev Snowdon 6; Marg Manahan/Heather Miller 5; Sue Roberts/Margaret Ross 5; Marie Hayes/Liz Smith 3; Gillian McLachlan/Roya Smith 3. Any one of these combinations could win their division. The final round is today with a 8.30am shotgun start and will be played as an 18 hole American Foursomes with ESP Espresso sponsoring the daily event.

Friday October 1

Last Friday was an 18 hole Stableford. Glenda Chad has continued her fine form with a great score of 40 points from r/up Norma Carter 38 and Elaine Shand 34. We had a visitor for the week, Sonya Hickey from Cromer Golf Club.  

Reminder the women’s Presentation night is fast approaching; Thursday November 14 is the date. The night will start off with drinks at 6.30pm, 7pm for presentation and dinner served at 7.30pm. Bookings are now being taken by Shirley or Jane so they can have numbers for catering purposes.

Finally, good luck to the women going to Byron Bay today to play in their tournament on Thursday and Friday. Hopefully you will find some green grass to play on. Our players that visited Armidale last weekend only found dry dirt to play off, not looking good for all our golf clubs without water or recycled water on the far North Coast.

Shirley Goodger

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