Carr stroke and monthly medal winner

WINNERS: Shearing Quarters Stroke and August monthly medal Leah Carr 93/73 with Lee McLachlan, owner of Shearing Quarters. Stroke R/up Fiona Dahlitz 96/78.
WINNERS: Shearing Quarters Stroke and August monthly medal Leah Carr 93/73 with Lee McLachlan, owner of Shearing Quarters. Stroke R/up Fiona Dahlitz 96/78.

Cummins ladies golf

The Cummins Golf Club fairways have been mowed to manicured magnificence.

The recent rains have really brought the fairways to life and the course is looking picture perfect.

There is definitely less roll on the course as it has become quite difficult to hit to the handicaps achieved earlier in the year.

Although breezy to start with, the cloud cover came over to hold back the extra warm spring sun and the breeze dropped out.

However in the last 30 minutes of play the sun was once again out and the breeze picked up.

While the breeze made hitting a long ball straight challenging for the bigger hitters, the conditions certainly advantaged the shorter hitters.

The ladies played the Shearing Quarters stroke round and competed for the fifth round of the putting competition and the August monthly medal.

It was decided that Melissa McCracken is indeed a good luck charm. McCracken is a nine hole player and joins an 18 hole pair for their first nine holes and then chooses to wait until the rest of the ladies return from their second nine, to join in the fun at the 19th.

Over the last three weeks one of the players McCracken has played with, continues on in fine form to win the day.

This week made it four in a row.

Some of the players had cracker days, Tiff Firth, in contrast declared she had a swear jar day.

Lee McLachan of Shearing Quarters came out to the clubhouse to present the gorgeous gift packs to the stroke winners.

Leah Carr won with 93/73 net which also won her the August Monthly Medal.

Fiona Dahlitz was runner-up with 96, net 78.

Chris Koch had a fabulous drive over the creek on the 17th to land the closest to the cup to win the Eyre Travel ball.

Leah Carr pocketed the Doug Watsons Mensland birdie ball for holing out one under par on the fourth.

The novelty was Blind Partner which created a bit of interest before play as captain Dahlitz cunningly did not reveal how it was to be played.

After play the tee stewards were asked to mix all the cards facedown and they were then paired together.

The net scores were totaled and the paired players with the highest net score won the chocolate bars.

It was announced that the blind were leading the blind with Carmel Sheehan and Tiff Firth combining for 180 net.

Wednesday September 5 is a stableford round and the Monthly Medal playoff with Fiona Dahlitz, Tiff Firth, Leah Carr, Judy Holman and Liz Blacker all in contention to win the medal for 2018.

Lyn Lemmey-Secker and Chris Koch are on tee duty with Claire Holman as hostess.

Coming events

Ladies AGM 6.30pm for 7pm at the Cummins Hotel on Tuesday September 11. Apologies to Kathy Modra.

The Club AGM is Monday, September 24 at the Cummins Golf Club at 7.30pm. Apologies to Kevin Nicholls.