TWENTY-six women participated in this month’s Nowra Women's Golf Club medal round and conditions were just about perfect for playing golf.
The wind from last week must have dried things out a little because we actually had some run on the course.
Our fairways looked very inviting in the weak winter sunshine and good scores were posted for the first time in ages.
Up on the high tees water sparkled while eagles soared overhead in the calm air.
Things were a little more tense on the ground however, as the ladies focused on minimising their shots and staying out of trouble.
One of our ladies had more than her game to contend with. Her new electric buggy seemed intent on exploring the course on its own and she found it difficult to keep it in line.
As her group putted out on the 15th green, the buggy made a dash for freedom and disappeared from sight. With attention focused on the challenge of sinking that little white ball, no-one noticed it go.
It took several minutes but eventually someone looked over the edge of the 16th tee off area. And there it was! Lying at the bottom of the gully, on its back, wheels spinning helplessly.
Using some ingenuity the buggy was righted, equipment was retrieved and the group moved on. Golf is always a challenge and sometimes the challenges cannot be anticipated!
The winner of the monthly medal in division one, and the winner of the Crystal Goblet, was Pauline McKie with a fantastic nett score of 65. Linda Weatherill was runner-up with a very nice 68 nett.
In division two Marg Jennings, buggy issues notwithstanding, was the medal winner with a nett 73.
Coral Orford was runner up with a nett 78. Medal winner in division three was Sonja Van Hoof with a net 74.
Mary Stewart was runner-up with a nett score of 78. The scratch winners were Pauline McKie (division one, 84), Marg Jennings (division two, 98) and Dawn Darley (div three, 109).
Sue Hunter won the putting competition with 25 putts on a countback.
Pat Austin was nearest to the pin on the eighth hole and, on the 12th hole Pauline McKie, Marg Jennings and Sandra Rigney were closest.
Viv Mitchell won the jackpot hole on the 16th.
The ball rundown went to nett 82 and there were nine places.
The winner of the nine hole comp, with 13 points, was Lorraine Rowe. Congratulations and well done to all our winners.
Tomorrow we play an 18-hole Stableford event. The trophies are being very kindly donated by Michael and Helen Wright, from Nowra Washing Machine Repairs.
There will also be a nine-hole comp in conjunction. Check your starting time and come join the fun. Good golfing ladies.