Date: January 10, 2011

2011 Women’s Summer Foursomes won by Townsend and Robinson

Division 1 was won by Lynn Townsend and Lynnette Robinson both from Wollongong Golf Course, having a home game on this occasion proved to be an advantage. They defeated Rosemary Deards and Julie Greenberg both from Cronulla by 4/2. Jan Pearson, the referee of the match stated that Lynn and Lynnette played beautifully and the pair were only 2 shots over the card when the match finished on the 16th hole. At the Trophy Presentation Lynn Townsend extended her thanks to Golf NSW for holding the tournament at Wollongong Golf Club and praised the Green Staff and Management for their assistance in welcoming the competitors. Division 2 won by Rebecca Wright and Maxine Malcolm from Camden Golf Club. The girls were early to the tee for the final and both Rebecca and Maxine were understandably excited to have qualified and to win was a dream come true for the girls..! The pair defeated Judi O Brien from Jamberoo and Debbie Byrnes from Port Kembla Golf Club 3/2 for a solid win. Division 3 winners Linda White and Carolyn Murphy both from Kareela Golf Course stated that they enjoyed the format of the Summer Foursomes tremendously and are looking forward to contesting the Div. 3 title in 2012. The girls defeated Ina Bombadiere and Arienne Hellmrich from Nelson Bay Golf Club for a 4/2 win. The Tournament format was 18 Hole Scratch Stroke Foursomes qualifying round (18 hole nett in conjunction) followed on day 2 by Match Play Semi Finals and Finals, with both morning and afternoon rounds for the lucky qualifiers. It was stated by the finalists at the 1st tee prior to the commencement of the Final Matchplay round, that it was fantastic to be able to play again on the second day on a course such as Wollongong. On both days the players found the Par 3 5th hole a challenge with only 4 pairs scoring par on day 1 with the average score being 5. The Par 4, 6th also proved difficult with the average score being a double bogie. All players agreed the greens were a little slower than usual for Wollongong with the very thick Kikuyu rough proving to be somewhere to stay right away from. The Green Superintendant Stephen Gaze, had the course in perfect condition for the tournament and considering the recent rains that was an extra ordinary effort by him and his staff. The Wollongong Golf Course is well worth a visit and with the Best Western and Club House all together overlooking the sea and golf course the venue is ideal for all. Golf NSW would like to extend their appreciation to the General Manager, Nerine Ockwell and her staff for the hospitality and courtesy shown to officials and competitors alike throughout the event. A special thank you to Ross and Meaghan in the Pro Shop for their assistance throughout the event, nothing was any troble to organize. The Women’s Committee at Wollongong provided a very welcomed morning tea and a big thanks to Captain Robyn Howe and Vice President Gloria Swift.