Christmas cheer at lakes course

FUN AND GAMES: Blue Lake Golf Club women enjoyed Christmas cheer last week, including putting with a pool cue.

CHRISTMAS came early to the Blue Lake Golf Club last week, with one of Santa’s reindeer making a visit as the women enjoyed a relaxed day on the course.

Nine holes of golf were on offer but with a twist, all organised by captain Helen Myers and her match committee.

The fun and games began when players were required to tee off with a club picked blindly and use it until the ball was in the hole.

Players also teed off with a marshmallow instead of a ball, then replaced the marshmallow with a ball at the landing spot.

Bill Burley and greenkeeper Dan Christian were put under pressure when hitting the tee shot for each woman on the par 3 14th hole, with the hope of landing on the green for the players to finish off.

There were plenty of other surprises along the way, with much laughter echoing across the fairways.

The overall winner was Ronda Edwards, while the pro-shot on the par 3 14th went to Helen Stratford.

A golf poem written by Lee-Anne Medhurst was recited before lunch provided by the Blue Lake Bar and Bistro.

During the afternoon, skits were performed, judged by president Beryl Mahoney and vice captain Geraldine Scott.

Donations were collected for the annual Mayor’s Christmas Appeal.

The Blue Lake Golf Club’s annual Christmas family fun day includes an ambrose competition on Sunday, November 12.

Contact the club for more information.