Lady golfers cel­e­brate Christ­mas

Mansfield Courier - - Sport - By LINDA TERRY

THERE is one thing the Mans­field lady golfers are bet­ter at than play­ing golf and that is cel­e­brat­ing our golf with dress-ups, laugh­ter and good spir­its.

A record 40 ladies turned out on Wed­nes­day to take part in our Christ­mas golf day and what fun it was.

A Christ­mas tree, wise man, Santa and his helpers, and a fab­u­lous sleigh were all ready for ac­tion on the prac­tice green.

Santa’s drinks cart was also loaded (thanks Cooksey and Blair) and off we went for 14 holes of four­somes fun.

Prizes for best cos­tume went to Linda Brook who dressed as a Christ­mas tree, and the best buggy was awarded to Nicki Cooper who en­joyed sit­ting in her well-dec­o­rated sleigh.

We were thrilled to have some of our very new­est mem­bers join in and each were paired up with ex­pe­ri­enced play­ers to show them the way.

All were win­ners, but those get­ting the money were the pair­ing of Shelly Comer­ford and Norma Fri­day.

Run­ners up were Mil­lie Cum­ming/Nikki Cof­fey.

Line balls went to Marion Mitchell/Su­san Kin­loch, Marion Sargeant/ Sue Wil­son, Marg Knapp/Ali­son McKen­zie and Linda Terry/Chris­tine White.

Chris­tine also won a NTP on the third, and Patsy Smiles on the 16th.

The golf was fol­lowed by a tra­di­tional Christ­mas lunch and pre­sen­ta­tions in­clud­ing the count­down of the Pre­mier League Player of the Year award, which was won by Donna Sedg­man.

On Mon­day, a large con­tin­gent of Mans­field Ladies headed to Be­nalla to play in the fi­nal round of the NE Vets for the year and what a dom­i­na­tion over the ladies’ field, with our girls tak­ing out ev­ery prize but one.

Win­ner with 41 points was Les­ley An­der­son, run­ner-up Linda Terry (40) on a count­back to third place Sam Bai­ley (40) and Lyn Poul­son also had 40.

Near­est the pins went to Les­ley An­der­son on the eighth and Sam Bai­ley on the 13th.

Some­thing went wrong on the third with a Yar­ra­wonga com­peti­tor get­ting that pin.

Win­ning team was Lyn Poul­son, Sam Bai­ley and Les­ley An­der­son.

Great ef­fort girls.

Also pre­sented on the day was the NE Vets Ladies Cham­pi­onship which was played over two rounds in Oc­to­ber and Novem­ber and won by Mans­field’s own Robyn Baker. Con­grat­u­la­tions Robyn.

For the rest of the week, Tues­day’s nine hole event was won by Marion Mitchell with a nice nett 38 from Pam Ab­bott 39.

Thurs­day’s stable­ford 9-holes was won by Sam Bai­ley with 19 points.

Satur­day’s stable­ford was won by Linda Terry with 35 points and run­ner up Marion Mitchell with 33.

While we might have cel­e­brated Christ­mas, the golf doesn’t ac­tu­ally take a break – it’s Monthly Medal next Wed­nes­day, so hope­fully all that good form con­tin­ues for our ladies.

LOOK­ING GOOD: Linda Brook and Nicki Cooper get­ting into the Christ­mas spirit.

CEL­E­BRA­TIONS: Win­ners of this year’s Ladies Pre­mier League, Sue Par­sons, Gayle Wells and Donna Sedg­man.

FEEL­ING FES­TIVE: 40 ladies turned up for the Christ­mas golf day.

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