Golfers face 27-hole challenge in Ladies Foursomes
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