Handicapper busy

TOP DAY FOR GOLF: Runner-up Leanne Hunt, winner Heather Teakle and third-placed Denise Harvey.

STUNNING weather graced the Mount Gambier Golf Club last week as 37 women took to the fairways.

The weather was reflective in the results, with 15 competitors registering 36 points or better.

Heather Teakle claimed the honours, playing off a 23 handicap.

Teakle recorded 24 points on the back nine, then 19 on the front.

Her scorecard included nine three-pointers and one wipe-out.

Leanne Hunt once again scored well to claim second place with a fine 42 points.

The 21-handicapper returned splits of 22/20 and recorded seven three-pointers, with only one wipe-out.

Denise Harvey continued her consistent golf with splits of 20/20 for third place.

Playing off 19, Harvey had no wipe-outs and her genuine score off-the-stick was 88, four under her handicap.

Eight women featured in the ball run-down to claim a ball, which included Helen McIntyre, Pauline Paterson, Kate McCormick, Carol Smith, Jill Johnson, Jeannette Braun, Andrea Pegler and Lorraine Stratford.

Speciality prizes for having the best Back Nine went to A Grade’s Hunt, B Grade’s Teakle and C Grade’s Paterson.

The pro shot on the eighth hole went to Faye Mainwaring.

As from next week the stableford competitions for the women will be run by club professional John Martin.

Names will go on the time sheet as usual, with normal competitions to recommence on the first week in February.

Meanwhile on Saturday a good field of 22 women contested a stroke round in fine weather but tricky winds and difficult hole placements.

Playing four under her handicap to claim the top honours was Maxine McGregor with a score of nett 69.

Her consistency showed with splits of 48/49.

Marie Douglas claimed second place with a nett 71, two shots under her handicap, with a strong front nine of 45 off-the-stick and 50 shots on the long back nine.

Carol Smith was just one shot behind with a nett 72, with splits of 48/45.

Smith would rue the seventh hole which did ruin what could have been a great score.

However, she did have four pars in her round of 93 off the stick.