On Wednesday 24th February, 10 ladies played in the final Match play practice of 9holes before they start the Pennant season. Tonya Merritt won 3up against Jenny Drury, Di Krutli won 2 up against Maureen Need, Marie Kingsbury won 2 up against Marg Colby and Jo Pickhaver won 2 up against Mel Johnson. Jo Cullen and Ann Semple squared their game. All the games were close, and the ladies enjoyed the format and are ready to play the Pennant season.
Shelley Handke and Sue Pryor played a Stableford competition of 11
Maureen won NTP on the 9th hole.
The ladies had a working bee at the clubhouse to prepare for the first Women’s Pennant match being held at Strathalbyn. Mel organised the tables needed for the pennant match, windows were cleaned by Jenny and Ann, garden gnomes Marie, Tonya, Jo C, and Susy Schebella made fantastic work of clearing the garden of excess plants, Di K swept the veranda to look like a new pin, Madeline and Marg C made sure the kitchen was in tip top condition, and Jo P cleaned the rainbow toilet at the end of the 14th.
Recently some of our lady members have represented the club at Open Days held by other clubs. Jenny, Ann, Jo C, Mel, Di K and Jo P played at Victor Harbor. Jenny, Jo C, Di K and Jo P played at South Lakes (Goolwa). The ladies had fun and enjoyed playing at the different courses.
Tuesday 2nd March is the first Pennant match, and the ladies are looking forward to the outcome.
With the upcoming Pennants Competition, the Strath Ladies were out in force for Match Play practice, reinforcing the tips we learnt from last week’s lesson.
The warm weather had the balls travelling further than expected for some as they found themselves past the green for their usual number of shots.
A large Koala caused some excitement last week as an added species of our much admired wildlife here on the course.
Scores were very even amongst the individual games, so well done ladies.
On Wednesday 3rd February, 15 ladies headed out to the course for a Stableford competition in perfect golf weather.
Bernie Gatehouse appreciated the good golfing conditions with a great 38 points and she also won the NTP with a fantastic second shot on the 17th hole.
Runner -up was Marie Kingsbury with 35 points. Her handicap dropped 1 shot with that good round.
The other ladies scores are Jo Cullen on a countback from Tonya Merritt, both with 33, Jo Pickhaver on a countback from Jenny Drury, both with 32, Di Krutli 31, Shelley Handke on a countback from Mel Johnson, both with 29, Sue Pryor 27, Susy Schebella 26, Madeline Fletcher 24, and Ann Semple with 17. Maureen Need with 18 and Marg Colby with 12 both played 9 holes.
Madeline had some highlights in her round by scoring 3 gobblers (chip ins). That lesson on putting and chipping really helped her.
Next week, the ladies will practise the ‘Match Play’ format in preparation for their upcoming Pennant matches.
The other ladies will play another Stableford competition.
To celebrate Di Krutli’s 70th birthday, the ladies played a special golf game called ‘Bingo, Bango, Bongo’.
‘Bingo’, be the first in your group to get on the green, ‘Bango’, be the player in your group to be closest to the pin, ‘Bongo’, be the first in your group to get in the hole.
The 11 ladies who were able to play had a lot of fun and realised that getting the points was quite challenging.
The winner on the day just happened to be the birthday girl Di Krutli with 23 points. Congratulations Runner-up was Shelley Handke with 20 points. There were 3 ladies with 19 points – Mel Johnson, Di Millwood and Jo Cullen; Pauline Walkom, Sue Pryor and Madeline Fletcher had 18 points; Jo Pickhaver and Ann Semple has 17 points and Jenny Drury had 13 points.
A few of the ladies scored gobblers (chip in) on the day. Well done to Shelley, Mel, Pauline and Jenny.
The ladies had a delicious lunch of nibbles and champagne to celebrate the day.
Next week the ladies will play a Stableford competition hitting off at 8.00.
On Wednesday 20th January, 11 ladies played a Stableford competition in fabulous golfing weather, 9 ladies played 18 holes while Jo Cullen (15 points) and Sue Pryor (10 points) played 9 holes.
Winners of the 18hole competition were Di Krutli and Bernie Gatehouse both with 35 points. Mel Johnson, also with 35 points, came runner-up on a countback from Di and Bernie.
The other ladies scores are as follows- Tonya Merritt 34, Susy Schebella on a countback from Pauline Walkom, both with 33, Jo Pickhaver 31, and Madeline Fletcher on a countback from Jenny Drury, both with 28,
As there was no NTP, both Bernie and Di received a ball.
Susy Schebella scored a gobbler (chip in) on the 14th hole. Well done, Susy.
The ladies would like to thank the men volunteers who have worked to make the course into what one lady called ‘superb’. It is a pleasure to play out at Strathalbyn. The new signs look great as well.
Next week, the ladies will play a competition called ’Bingo, Bango, Bongo’.
On Wednesday 13th January, 12 ladies played a Stroke and Putting round out at the course.
They had a range of weather conditions from overcast to sunny to rainy to humid.
10 played 18 holes and Carol Pelle and Sue Pryor played 9 holes. Both ladies finished with 50 nett and 20 putts each.
Winner of the 18hole competition was Jo Cullen with a fantastic 68 nett. Runner-up was Pauline Walkom with 72 nett. Well done Pauline.
The other scores are as follows- Ann Semple 75, Bernie Gatehouse 76, Di Krutli 78, Maureen Need 79, Jenny Drury on a countback from Jo Pickhaver both 80, Susy Schebella 82 and Madeline Fletcher 95.
Winner of the putting competition was Di Krutli with 31 putts, and she had a couple of great shots on the 17th hole to score NTP as well. A good day for her.
Jo Pickhaver scored a gobbler (chip in) on the 2nd hole.
Next week the ladies will play a Stableford competition so looking forward to seeing everyone out there.
The ladies note the sad passing of Rhonda Simcock who was a life member of the club. She was a fierce competitor and 5 time champion. Rhonda was a great supporter and was always interested in how everyone had played and contributed to every event the club held.
Rhonda was a valued stalwart of the club and loved her card days with Pat, Marg and Jacky.
She will be greatly missed.