Golfers face 27-hole chal­lenge in Ladies Four­somes

Dubbo Photo News - - Sport - By GE­OFF MANN

GOLFERS have been pol­ish­ing their clubs and ready­ing their put­ters in an­tic­i­pa­tion as re­cent rains have left the Dubbo course in mag­nif­i­cent con­di­tion. Good run­ning fair­ways, pris­tine putting sur­faces abound along with some chal­leng­ing rough ar­eas if you hap­pen to have the radar off beam!

For the women, it has also brought a new chal­lenge - the tra­di­tional 18hole Four­somes Cham­pi­onship has been in­creased to in­clude a fol­low-up round.

“Four­somes is played in pairs us­ing one ball, with al­ter­nate hits, putting friend­ships to the test when they have to play a shot from an un­usual po­si­tion their part­ner has put them in,” Sharolyn Skelly ex­plained.

Play­ers used all 27 holes on the splen­did course that chal­lenges ev­ery­one’s shot-mak­ing abil­ity over two 18-hole rounds.

“This is the first year the cham­pi­onship has been played over the whole course. It needed real skills to mas­ter the 27 holes spread over two rounds,” Sharolyn en­thused.

“There are so many dif­fer­ent com­bi­na­tions in play so the win­ners have re­ally earned their cham­pi­onship tro­phies.”

Mother and daugh­ter pair Amanda Har­ris and her part­ner Patsy Wrigley took out the in­au­gu­ral 36hole Four­somes event hav­ing al­ready claimed the ti­tle three times un­der the pre­vi­ous for­mat.

Amanda, who plays off an 8 hand­i­cap, has now won all the ma­jor ti­tles this year - Mixed Cham­pi­onships, Ladies Club Cham­pi­onships and now the Four­somes.

Well done Amanda, that is quite an achieve­ment!

A Grade – Amanda Har­ris and Patsy Wrigley (mother and daugh­ter, 4th win for this pair)

B Grade – Denise Gough and Rosetta Bartlett

Per­pet­ual Wind­mill Tro­phy and replica tro­phy for Con­nec­tions. Prize­money: $8000

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