CUMMINS LADIES' GOLF
The second and final round of the Cummins District Community Bank 2019 Club Championships was played last Wednesday in less than ideal conditions.
Players displayed their grit and resilience to face a full day of rain and cold temperatures to play 18 holes of the stroke competition on the pristine fairways of the Cummins Golf Course.
Once players were rugged up in their wet weather gear and brollies were up, it became a game of mental fortitude to block out the soft rain and focus on the game at hand.
Soggy socks on a couple of the fairways were a distraction difficult to ignore.
Thankfully there was not a breath of breeze until later in the game, so the weather conditions could have been much worse for golf.
Players returned to the 19th to don dry clothes, dry their hair in front of the heater and hold hot cups of coffee or tea to thaw the hands.
Cummins District Community Bank manager Braden Gale was invited to speak of the runaway success of the Cummins branch, before presenting the Club Championship winners and runner ups with floral bouquets.
Captain Tiff Firth excitedly announced the winners and lady chairman Leah Carr presented each winner with their respective 2019 Champion pin.
The 2019 A grade Club Champion is Tracey Wooley, who held her game together over two consecutive weeks, to be able to proudly wear the A grade pin.
Runner up was Liz Blacker.
B grade 2019 Club Champion is Lyn Lemmey-Secker who soldiered on after a sticky start and recovered well to win the pin.
Runner up was Tiff Firth.
C grade winner for 2019 is Melissa McCracken, who was in a state of shock when her name was announced, but the ladies all know what a steady player McCracken can be.
Runner up was Judy Holman.
The President's Trophy was also in contention and Lyn Lemmey-Secker was the outright winner.
Leah Carr gave Lemmey-Secker a beautiful bouquet of blooms and the biggest of hugs.
Nearest the pin for the A grade Eyre Travel ball was Liz Blacker on the seventh.
B grade Mark Forbes Homemaker and Sleepzone ball went to Claire Holman on the 17th and the C grade Doug Watson's Mensland ball was won by Melissa McCracken.
The longest drive for all grades was on the 18th fairway.
Liz Blacker for A grade, Kathy Modra for B grade and Judy Holman for C grade all won themselves the coveted chocolate bar.
Lyn Lemmey-Secker had the sweetest chip in on the eighth, of which she declared was a total fluke.
After presentations afternoon tea was served while the ups and downs of everyone's games were discussed around the table.
Tomorrow's game is the Platinum Hair FX stableford and the fourth round of the Junice Bache Cup.
Liz Blacker and Leah Carr are on tee duty and Claire Holman is hostess.
We wish all the visiting and local ladies playing pennants on the Cummins fairways on Monday, August 12 the best of luck.