Count-back required in monthly medal

MONTHLY HONOURS: Blue Lake Golf Club Monthly Medal top performers included Division 1 runner-up Josie Ashby, Division 2 winner Trudy Herbert and third placed Dianne Allen.


WITH the annual Southern Ports tournament attracting many players from the Blue Lake Golf Club, a reduced field contested the first of eight monthly medal’s for 2021.

Division 2s Trudy Herbert was the eventual recipient of the medal after a count-back was required with handicapper, Division 1s Dianne Perryman, with both signing for net 70.

Perryman won the graded stroke competition in Division 1 and will have to adjust her own handicap after scoring two strokes under the daily scratch rating of 72.

Off 19, Perryman had two very consistent nines of 45 and 44 which included four pars and saw her reap the rewards to win the top voucher.

She added to her prizes with the pro shot on the par three fifth hole.

Runner-up Josie Ashby, also off 19, applied pressure to Perryman on the front nine with two pars but unfortunately two double bogies saw her turn with 48 points.

The back nine almost got her in a winning position with 42 which included three pars but she came up one stroke short.

Helen Stratford followed with 94/21/73 and won nearest to the pin second shot on the second hole.

Often in the winner’s circle, Herbert once again won Division 2s top voucher to add to her medal win.

After shooting 55 on the front nine she was able to reel that in by five strokes on the back nine with a credible 50 (105/35/70).

Runner-up Dianne Allen is another who is often in the write-up and with a consistent scorecard which included pars on the 14th and 15th holes, was only two strokes behind Herbert to finish with 112/40/72.

Lyn Annand was next in line 108/32/76.

Vivienne Wilson won Division 2s nearest to the pin second shot.

The novelty event of least putts earned a ball for Lucy Richards.

Congratulations go to club member Lynda Nannings for her C grade win for the third time at the Southern Ports tournament.

Others to get a mention in the daily winner’s announcements were Sue Agars and Ronda Edwards.