Spring breaks out at Attamurra

MEDAL HONOURS: Monthly Medal third place Di Norman with September monthly medal winner Kathy Ewer.

AFTER a long winter with inclement weather, 35 women relished the spring conditions last Wednesday at the Attamurra golf course.

A stroke round for the September monthly medal saw keen competition and Kathy Ewer, who is enjoying her new clubs, was the September monthly medal winner with a top score of nett 71, two under her handicap despite two double bogies.

Runner-up was Denise Harvey who has been playing consistently, finishing with nett 75 on a count-back from Di Norman.

A putting competition was held in conjunction with the stroke round and Yvonne Shirley won with 29 putts.

Winners in the ball rundown who needed nett 79 or better were Heather Barry, Jane Lamont, Janina Morrison, Faye Mainwaring, Hope Bliss, Lyndal McInerney, Yvonne Shirley and Jess Parsons.

The second shot prizes on the par 5 17th hole were won by Helen McIntyre in A Grade, Di O’Donnell in B Brade and McInerney in C Grade.

The pro shot winner was Norman who had an accurate drive on the eighth hole, then sinking her putt for a birdie.

Meanwhile, Mainwaring, Jennifer Van Rijthoven, Kerry Pedlar and some male members enjoyed the experience to play in a group with a trainee professional in their tournament last Sunday, with Pedlar top scoring for the women with 38 points.

The annual Mount Gambier Ladies Open Day will be held on Friday, September 24.

The Spring Tournament begins on the following Thursday with a four ball better ball par and the winning pair to win a pair of golf shoes.

Football finals and a golf trip to the Barossa Valley saw the Saturday field reduced to nine women for a stroke round in perfect conditions.

Two committee members took out the placings.

Vicki Clark who was pleased with her round of nett 69 which comprised a 48/51 split to take the winner’s prize.

Leanne Hunt played a solid round which included three pars on the homeward nine to finish with nett 73 and runner-up.

Nearest the pin was won by McIntyre while Pedlar, Morrison and Heather Chapman were ball rundown winners.