Fifteen happy lady Golfers held their nerves to take out the Club’s annual midweek Gender Challenge, earning them a lovely luncheon next week prepared by the Men. Despite the ‘seriousness‘ of the challenge 36 players played off in a stableford round.
With the ladies lead narrowed to just 75 points and the final round offering up 235 points the pre game banter was rife! A draw for partners saw 15 men and women compete for 10 points in individual matches with the men victorius in 8 and the ladies 7.
The final knot in the men’s ‘apron strings’
though was tied when new Member, Reggie Bell (45) returned a great score of 39 points, the best of the day to win the Ann Baynes Memorial Trophy. Congratulations Reggie! Second on countback was Adrianne Anglin (14) and third was Vicki Clements (22) with 34. Brian Simmonds (9) and John Anstey (22) were next with 34 and 33 points respectively from Russ Wealands. NTPs for the day were won by Neil Peterson (14th) and Meryl Connell (2nd). Terry Chaplin took out the Club Award.
The ladies, now safely ensconced in the dining room rather than the kitchen next week … also took out the best average score with 28.7! The final Challenge scores being Men 400 / Ladies 515.
Miranda Gill (left) was presented with a Life Membership by the Club in recognition of her many years of catering, working for and serving as Club representative on the Rec Reserve Committee of Management for many years. Miranda, was also Ladies Captain for many years and continues to be yet another great servant of the Club.