Date: August 11, 2014
Author: Olivia Wilson

2014 Women’s Sand Greens Championship

Sunday 10 August 2014

Tenterfield’s Val Davidson has narrowly won the 2014 Women’s NSW Sand Greens Championship after shooting a great final round of 77 off the stick to edge out Elizabeth Hobday (Inverell) by a shot. Elizabeth equalled the low round of the event today by also posting 77 to go with her first round 80.

In Division 1, Elizabeth Hodbay (Inverell) was only a shot back from Val Davidson on a total 36-hole score of 157 which gave her the prize of 36-hole Scratch Winner. In the nett competition Julie Presnell (Walcha) edged out her fellow club player Vicki Heffernan by only a single shot by having a 36-hole score of 135. For the daily nett prizes, on Day 1, Kay Hobbs (Tamworth) had a great score of 67 with Day 2 winner Janice Egan (Glen Innes) taking out the second day’s prize with a 66 nett.

In Division 2, Jann Moore (Werris Creek) had a great event by shooting a 36-hole gross total of 178 to take out the scratch prize. In the nett competition Coleambally’s June Shields had some exceptional scoring over the two rounds to post an unbeatable total of 131. Coming runner up in the 36-hole Nett for Division 2 was Di Goodare (Manilla) who won on a countback with 134. For the daily nett prizes in Division 2, on Day 1, Jean Potter (Werris Creek) had a great score of 65 with Polly Locke (Walcha) taking out the Day 2 prize.

In the teams events, the New England District team were victorious in the SWLGA Bowl, which comprised of Val Davidson (Tenterfield), Elizabeth Hobday (Inverell) and Janice Egan (Glen Innes), with a score of 313 on a countback. In the RLGA Jug, Coleambally were successful with their team comprising of Fay Schliebs, Janine Evans and June Shields.

For final results see below:







Saturday 9 August 2014

Past winner Val Davidson (Tenterfield) has had a great first round of 79 off the stick to lead the Championship by one shot from Elizabeth Hobday (Inverell) who had a gross score of 80. Coming third and three shots clear of her next competitor is Jenny Fisher (Werris Creek) who had a score of 84. The nett leader in Division One is Kay Hobbs (Tamworth) with an exceptional score of 67. Coming tied for second on a score of 68 are Vicki Heffernan (Walcha) and Janine Evans (Coleambally).

In Division Two Marlene Ballinger (Delungra) has had a good start to the Championship by having 89 off the stick to lead by a shot. Pip Leake (Walcha) is only a shot further back with a gross score of 90 with a number of players posting the next best score of 91. In the nett competition Jean Potter (Werris Creek) has had the best score of the day with 65 but is only leading by a shot from Marlene Ballinger (Delungra) and Pip Leake (Walcha) who both had 66.

Play continues tomorrow with the final round of the Championship. 


Thursday 7 August 2014

A large contingent of women will be contesting the 2014 Women's NSW Sand Greens Championship this weekend being held at Barraba Golf Club.

Draw and Player Information

The Championship is open to female amateur golfers with a GA handicap of 45 or under, and will be played over two rounds of 18-holes.

The Championship includes the popular Women's RLGA Jug (handicap teams event) and Women's SLWGA Bowl (scratch teams event). These are played concurrently with the Championship.

A range of prizes will be awarded, including:

  • DIVISION 1 – NSWLGU Sand Greens Championship Salver – 36-hole scratch
  • DIVISION 2 – NSWLGU Bronze Salver – 36-hole scratch

Best of luck to all in the Championship.


For draws, results and reports click here.

For further information regarding this event please contact Olivia Wilson(02) 9505 9105 or