Cummins golfers throw in the towel

STROKE WINNERS: Division one winner Annie Minhard 91/73, runner-up Chris Hayman 91/74, division two winner and overall monthly medal winner Tracey Wooley 104/73, runner-up Tiff Firth 110/77.

STROKE WINNERS: Division one winner Annie Minhard 91/73, runner-up Chris Hayman 91/74, division two winner and overall monthly medal winner Tracey Wooley 104/73, runner-up Tiff Firth 110/77.

IT was breezy but dry conditions for the Betta Home Living Stroke Event at the Cummins Golf Course last Wednesday.

Fortunately the very wet weather that affected Adelaide and the South East on Wednesday missed the Eyre Peninsula and golf went ahead.

The breeze played a part in the day with several towels blown off from golf buggies around the course.

The towels are used to wipe off the sticks before placing them in the bag, polishing golf balls or used to wipe your hands, putter and ball before sinking the white orb into the cup.

As quoted by one of the players, “Claire Holman, Tracey Wooley and Chris Hayman all tossed in their towels at some stage on a fairway.”

Tiff Firth found herself in the hazard a number of times around the fairways.

At one point she had to hit backwards to clear a creek bank.

She got under the ball nicely in the creek on number 11 and it sailed nicely over Claire Holman’s golf buggy.

Firth was a little directionally challenged with that particular shot.

Leonie Phelps had a ‘darned ball’ moment on number eight. Nothing more needs to be said.

Leah Carr and Tracey Wooley had a bit of bush chook scratching off the fairways during their respective games.

The wind definitely had a factor on the scores tallied for the day.

The golfers were ‘blown in’ as they made their way back to the 19th after play.

Betta Home Living Stroke division one winner was Annie Minhard with 91 off the stick, net 73.

Runner up was Chris Hayman 91/74.

Division two Betta Home Living Stroke winner was Tracey Wooley who carded 104, net 73.

Tiff Firth was runner up with 110/77.

All players who won a monthly medal during the 2016 season were in contention during the day to win as the monthly medal finalist.

Tracey Wooley took out the honor with her net 73.

Kathy Modra drove extremely well from the number seven tee block to be on the scrape and placed the marker for division one Eyre Travel Nearest the Pin.

Tiff Firth had a tidy drive up the centre of the twelfth fairway to win her the Doug Watsons Menswear Nearest the Pin for division two.

Novelty for the day was somewhat a challenge with the gusty breeze across the fairways.

Annie Minhard and Carmel Sheehan had 16 of their 18 drives stay on fairway to tie for division one chocolate bars.

Joan Nelligan also had 16 very reliable drives to win her division two chocolate bar.

Tomorrow is the final official day of play in the book.

It’s a Stableford game and the women welcome any visiting players to join them on the fairways.

Judy Holman and Carmel Sheehan are on tee duty and Fiona Dahlitz is hostess.

Diary dates: Thursday, September 22 is the women’s annual general meeting at 7.30 in the Cummins Hotel conference room.

Saturday, September 24 is the club’s Closing Day Ambrose Competition.

There will be the end of season presentations and tea.

Sunday, September 25 is junior golf coaching led by Tom Kenny.

Names to Tiff Firth to register please, 0428 762931.

Monday, September 26 is the club AGM at the Cummins Golf Course at 7.30pm. Apologies to secretary Leonie Phelps. 

Wednesday, September 28 is the Ladies Closing Day.

It’s a fun Ambrose competition with rock ‘n’ roll as the dress up theme.

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