Leigh Robertson, Clarence Valley Independent
Despite the onslaught of rain and resulting flooded fairways over the past week, our course is in great condition. Once again, our greens staff have worked hard to help the course recover so competitions and social play can go ahead.
Unfortunately, no play took place on Wednesday or Friday last week; however, our Saturday competition did go ahead on a magnificent morning with sunny, cool conditions. The nine ladies who participated were grateful to be back on the course to play a single Stableford round. Though wet and muddy in parts, the course was in remarkable condition considering what it had looked like a few days earlier.
Darrie Nightingale won with a lovely score of 36pts. Jennifer Fagan was runner up with 33pts and Tana Lowe took out the NTP.
Qualifying players in the Championship knockout haven’t had an opportunity to play their matches over the past week. With the course being severely impacted by the recent rain and flooding, deadline dates for play have been extended. At the time of this article’s submission, our 2nd Round contenders were still waiting to complete their matches.
These include – Carrie Aitken vs Leigh Robertson; Jennifer Fagan vs Kathy Parker; Gail Gore-Brown vs Julie Campbell. Fay Gimenez will play the winner of the 1st Round match between Jo Simmons v Glen Czarnota.
Next Wednesday April 7 will be our scheduled monthly medal fol-lowed by a Canadian Foursomes round on Friday.
Upcoming calendar dates also include our rescheduled GIMY Shield which will take place on Monday April 19. Please contact Margery if you wish to participate.
The February monthly medal which has already been deferred twice due to rain will now be played on Wednesday April 21.
Events will go ahead as listed in the YGCC fixtures book if the course is open, except for monthly medal days which require a minimum of 30 players participating.
Happy Easter ladies!
This article appeared in the Clarence Valley Independent, 31 March 2021.