Change of format

FOUR-BALL FORMAT: Runners-up Lynda Nannings and Helen Stratford, with winners Trudy Herbert and Carol Melhuish.

THE last six weeks of competitions at the Blue Lake Golf Club for the women have been stroke or stableford so the match committee decided a little fun was needed.

A 4BBB pairs stableford event was played last week, with 30 competitors put into pairs comprising a Division 1 and Division 2 player from a blind draw to make 15 teams.

The winning team of Trudy Herbert and Carol Melhuish combined their handicaps of 30/39 and their golfing strengths to perfection to score a multitude of three-point holes and a four-pointer for 25 points on the outward and inward nines to finish with 50 points.

The second-placed team of Helen Stratford and Lynda Nannings also combined well with a total of 46 points on their handicaps of 21/30.

Nannings played well under her handicap and they used her score more often than not, taking the pressure off Stratford who did contribute with four pars.

Both nines were consistent with 23 points on each.

Coming in a close third was the team of Sue Agars and Lucy Richards with a score of 45 points off handicaps of 22/35.

They also combined well, with both contributing evenly to the score with birdies, a couple of pars each and three-pointers, for a front nine score of 22 and 23 on the back.

Nearest to pin second-shot winners were Division 1’s Ronda Edwards and Division 2’s Vivienne Wilson, with the pro-shot going to Sue Agars.

The novelty event winners for ferretts on the fourth and sixth holes were Jenny Bowman and Karen Panagopolous, plus Lynette Hirth on the 11th and 13th.