The champagne corks are popping at Pymble Golf Club after their ladies outfit ended a 53 year drought in taking out the Women’s Coronation Medal at North Ryde Golf Club and Monash Country Club today.
The team of Grace Chou, Sheila Boyd, Robyn Jackson and Robyn Smith took the team prize in a nail-biting finish by one shot from a gallant Bayview outfit.
On a day when a strong south-westerly wind made conditions tough, The duo of Chou and Boyd post an even par net 140 at North Ryde to be early leaders.
Bayview looked like they had the medal in their grasp when their team posted a fine nett score of 304 with the pair of Raelene Dockrill and Wendy Harrington combining for a nett 160 at Monash.
It wasn’t until the last scores of the day for Pymble’s pair of Robyn Jackson and Robyn Boyd were posted that the girls had won the prize.
“It’s a thrill definitely,” Grace Chou said.”Im so happy to represent Pymble and it feels fantastic.”
“I had a terrible first hole, I had an eight. It was a bit disappointing. I knew I had to play steady from there and not let my team down.” She said.
“I think we will get together and celebrate. Its a definite.”
Sheila Boyd had left the course early believing she stood little chance of winning the major trophy. She described it as her biggest win after 30 years of playing the sport.
“I didn’t think we had won it. I left to pick up my daughter and then started getting all these calls to come back,” she beamed."
The Robyns, who flew straight over to North Ryde from Monash for the presentation, we overjoyed with the victory.
Robyn Smith said the win was completely unexpected after enduring strong winds and tough Monash layout.
“Everybody back at the club is so stoked for us, they are as excited as we are,” she smiled.
Robyn Jackson was quick to notice how long it had been since Pymble had last held the trophy.
“1964 was the only time Pymble has won this,” she said while reading the list of winners. “We try every year. We’ve been close a couple of times, but it is an amazing feeling to win especially as the four of us all have to play reasonably well to be in with a chance.”
“I’m very happy. It will be champagne back at the club,” she laughed.