The stroke event caused plenty of excitement. Apart from playing the first round of the club championships, one of the players scored a hole-in-one.
Heather Long took out her driver on the par 3 sixth hole, surprising her playing partners on her club selection.
Heather declared she was just having a fun day, and promptly hit her ball up on the green.
Playing partners saw it head towards the hole but the rise in the green did not allow them to see where it had finished, but they told Heather it could be in the hole, to which she replied, ‘‘No, it will have gone through.’’
Great excitement ensued when Heather discovered her ball in the hole. Back at the club house members helped Heather celebrate her first hole-in-one.
Liz Mulcahy won A-grade with 97-23-74 nett on countback from Colleen John’s 95-21-74 nett. Karen Ballantyne made a welcome return to golf with a win in B-grade with 101-27-74 nett.
Runner-up in B-grade was Pat Serra with 110-35-75 nett.
Ball winners: Beryl Home, Joyce Baird, Lyn Flett and Judy Baker with 76 nett.
Nearest-the-pins: third Gallery Cafe´, Colleen Johns; sixth Tatura Hot Bread, Heather Long (hole-in-one); ninth Cafe´ Alofa, Joyce Baird; 14th Hill Top Golf Ball, Elaine Dunk.
Nine-hole competition: Winning the day was Roylyn Harris with 45 nett, runnerup was Helen Williams with 47 nett.
Golden Putter Competition: Phyllis Crawford retired fromgolf some time ago, but sometimes joins the current golfers for company and chit-chat following golf. Phyllis was encouraged to buy a stick for the chance to putt for the prize.
Phyllis won the chance to putt, and reluctantly took her place on the green. Exhibiting her good putting style of old, Phyllis confidently rolled the perfect putt into the hole to claim the prize, and was grateful for being encouraged to have a go.
Wednesday’s event: 9.30 am for 10 am start. Stroke, second round Cham- pionships; Monthly Medal, sponsored by Drummond Golf; first round Silver Spoon.