If it won’t rain we might as well be blessed with beautiful Autumn days like we had last Wednesday at the Cummins Golf Course for the ladies stableford and second round of the Junice Bache Cup.
Club president and ladies chairman Liz Blacker announced before play, a life membership had been presented to Julianne Fitzgerald after the men’s competition the previous Sunday.
Blacker congratulated Fitzgerald on her life membership and for her services rendered to the club.
The tee stewards decided to group players into threes for the stableford game, which was a very social way to get around the course.
Players had to nominate their stableford score and record it on their card as the novelty of the day before they had their first swing of the club.
Leonie Phelps, Kathy Modra and Liz Blacker had a Teddy Bear’s Picnic kind of day. They were in the woods a fair bit.
While in the woods Phelps had a lucky near miss with bird poop.
Lyn Lemmey-Secker certainly had the luckiest shot of the day.
Her ball landed on the eighth scrape, just a fraction of an inch of falling into the sand bunker.
If there had been any breeze at all, that ball would have dropped from the cusp into the crater of sand.
Lemmey-Secker, known for her quips, called across the fairway to Liz Blacker, “Is there any fairways on this course?” To which Blacker’s fast comeback was, “It’s a fair way on this course!”
Tracey Wooley has been on fire over these last few weeks and cannot seem to do a thing wrong.
She carded 42 points on her birthday to win division one and Annie Minhard won the runner-up Doug Watsons Mensland ball with 40 points.
Lucky Leonie Phelps won division two with 38 points and Suzanne Lawrie had a solid 37 points to win the Doug Watsons Mensland runner-up ball.
Nearest the pin (NTP) for division one was Kathy Modra with a sweet drive over the creek on 17.
She gained a new Eyre Travel ball.
Leonie Phelps continues her run of luck with the NTP Forbes Furniture ball for division two on the narrow fairway of four.
Birthday girl Tracey Wooley had a tidy birdie on one and Kathy Modra nailed herself a birdie ball on 16.
The Guess Your Stableford score was a tie with Carmel Sheehan and Fiona Dahlitz both predicting within two points of their actual score.
Handicap breaks from the previous couple of weeks were Leah Carr, Lyn Lemmey-Secker, Chris Koch, Tracey Wooley, Joyleen Pedler and Tiff Firth.
Results of the first round of pennants see Coffin Bay on top with 10 points, Lincoln Green 5, Cummins 5 and Lincoln Gold 0. Tumby Bay had the bye.
The next round of pennants is on Monday, May 19 at Port Lincoln with the Coffin Bay team having the bye.
This Wednesday’s game is the Club Championship Foursomes, which is a 27-hole round, the Shylie Rymill 18-hole competition and a nine-hole stableford game.
Players are asked to be at the club by 8.30am for play to start at 9am.
Players are asked to bring a share plate for afternoon tea.