Women’s golf Learners Day attracts five new players

Learner golfer Sarah Irvine teamed up her mother Karen Walsh (at right) and Sally Bannister (at centre) to win Sunday’s women’s golf learners day three person Ambrose competition. Photo contributed

A women’s golf Learners Day on Sunday attracted five new faces and, by the smiles and stories afterwards, all enjoyed themselves immensely. 

The winners of the three person Ambrose were Karen Walsh, daughter Sarah Irvine and Sally Bannister with a score of 61 2/3 net.

The runners-up team of Fay Hardwick, Geraldine Francisco and Glenda Peebles (who swapped her bowls for golf clubs for the day) had a score of 66 1/3 net.

Joy Josephson, Daphne Cross and Jannine Wilkin combined well to finish with 67 1/2 net to take third spot from Robynne Morton, Susan Goonrey and Di Slater after their team came in on 67 2/3 net.

The learners Nearest the Pin prize on the 8th hole was won by Maree Hilton while Pat Polack had a Nearest the Pin win on the 15th hole.

Saturday’s Stroke event placings were all decided on countbacks.

Geraldine Francisco won the day from Lize Stander when both ladies had 74 net. Third place went to Sally Bannister after a countback with sister Pam Sikora (both had 75 net).

It was then a three-way countback for Ann Dunn, Chrissy Gilligan and Jannine Wilkin who all carded 76 net.

The best putters on the day were Ann Dunn and Chrissy Gilligan with 25 putts each.

Better numbers were recorded for last Wednesday’s Stableford when 11 players took to the course.

Fay Hardwick came away with yet another win after scoring 40 points.

Karen Walsh placed second finishing on 39 points followed by Marlene Wynd and Pam Sikora who both posted 34 points and had to be separated by a countback.

Pat Polack won the Nearest the Pin prize on the 8th hole and Walsh collected the prize on the 15th.

The year’s biggest week of the women’s golf competition starts today with a Stableford round and another Stableford will be played on Friday. Easter Saturday’s game is a Par Mulligan (six shots) and on Easter Sunday a Stableford game will be played. To round off the big week, a two person Ambrose is set down for Monday for those who haven’t had enough dust and wind for the week!—T’d Off