April and May has been very dry with beautiful autumnal weather until a cold blast in mid May with good soaking rain. The course suffered from the lack of water but since the greens were cored and recent rain the course has improved noticeably.
We played our April Monthly Medal with a new member Patricia Mulholland winning her first Medal with 75 Nett. Well done Pat. We hope this is the start of many wins for you. Pat starting playing golf approximately 10 years ago while living in Queensland. Her home Club was Jindalee where she played Interclub and Pennant visiting many surrounding Clubs. Pat joined Whittlesea approximately two years ago and has enjoyed playing the course with support and encouragement from our members. We look forward to Pat joining us for InterClub matches and our Challenge Bowl.
On 11th April we played Stableford in perfect conditions where Janine Lunny won the field with 38 points from Jenny McKeon 37 points.
Ladies matches were not played when the Greens were cored so we joined the men on Anzac Day.
The May Monthly Medal was played in good autumnal conditions with good attendance. Liz Lewis had a win with 71 Nett from Janine Lunny 75 Nett. Liz has been playing occasionally in the Mixed Interclub Matchplay games which has helped her game to be more consistent.
On the 9th May the ladies played 2 Ball Mixed Stableford in lovely conditions with a good field of players. Lots of laughs and chatter helped Jenny McKeon and Robert Healey win the day with a combined 49 points from Aileen Dundon and Robert Smith 44 points.
The ladies Challenge Bowl was played on Friday 18th May in changeable weather conditions. We had the best attendance for a long time with 14 teams competing. One of our Whittlesea teams (Wendy Boardman, Maureen Wheeler and Patricia Mulholland) won the day with 99 points.
The A grade winner was Lynne Glennon (Riverside), B grade winner was Karen Dillon and C grade winner was Eileen Morgan (Yarrambat)
We would like to thank our sponsors Whittlesea OPSM and Howard Storage for their generosity.
Many thanks to those who donated gifts for the raffle We would like to thank Brad and his staff for all their hard work preparing the course to be in such good condition . Sylvia prepared Lasagna and several gluten free meals of chicken for us which was very much appreciated. Janine had worked many hours ensuring everything ran smoothly. Aileen Dundon and Wendy Boardman helped Janine with the cards and setting up – which helped make the day a success.
We are expecting a visit from Growling Frog ladies on Wednesday 23rd May when Stableford with secret pairs will be played .