Shepparton News

90 and still playing strong

VERNA ENJOYS HER REGULAR ROUND AND A BIG BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIO­N WITH CAKE AT SHEPPARTON

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Last Wednesday’s women’s golf competitio­n at Shepparton Golf Club was like any other for the majority of the competitor­s. Except for one long-time player. Shepparton’s Verna Ritchie was celebratin­g her 90th birthday.

The golf enthusiast completed her weekly ritual of playing a full round of golf at Shepparton Golf Club.

Ritchie does not let age get in the way of her golf, playing and walking 18 holes every Wednesday.

It was only fitting that she capped her birthday doing one of the things she loves most.

Ritchie almost clinched the day’s three-person Ambrose competitio­n.

Ritchie and her two teammates, Megan Carr and Gayle Steers, finished in second place with a score of 71.

Once the action on the fairways finished up, everyone stayed to sing happy birthday and eat a golf-inspired birthday cake.

News photograph­er Megan Fisher attended the birthday celebratio­ns and captured all the action.

 ??  ?? Nice day out: Verna Ritchie on the course playing with Gayle Steers and Megan Carr.
Nice day out: Verna Ritchie on the course playing with Gayle Steers and Megan Carr.
 ??  ?? Straight as an arrow: Verna Ritchie putts the ball in on her last hole.
Straight as an arrow: Verna Ritchie putts the ball in on her last hole.
 ??  ?? Feeling the love: Verna Ritchie received plenty of birthday cards.
Feeling the love: Verna Ritchie received plenty of birthday cards.
 ??  ?? Golfer’s dream cake: Verna Ritchie’s stunning birthday cake.
Golfer’s dream cake: Verna Ritchie’s stunning birthday cake.

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