The 2017 WGI Annual Tournament was held on Monday 9th, Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th October 2017 at St Georges Basin Country Club. Deb Weeks had great success at the Open Tournament winning the District Championship with gross scores 78 & 77. Wollongong's Lynne Townsend was only one shot behind with 75 & 81 gross scores. Deb also won the highly contested Champion of Club Champions event, following a playoff with Peta Griffin from Shoalhaven Heads. Players from 22 clubs enjoyed the 3 days of competition on the well prepared St Georges Basin course.
The WGI Trophy event was played in conjunction with the first round of the Tournament. Aoauli Carrett, a qualifier at Worrigee Links, was the winner of the valuable watch. The NSW Women's Medal Playoff was contested in conjunction with the 2nd round of the Tournament. The Division winners were Debbie Byrnes (Port Kembla), Trish Orford (Gerringong) and Kerry Michie ((Links Shell Cove) who now progress to the State Final at Horizons Golf Resort in December.
Congratulations to Julie Kemp and Vicki Critcher (St Georges Basin) who won the WGI Playoff for the NSW Fourball Championship at The Links Shell Cove on Monday 28th August. They now progress to the State Final at Bonville Golf Resort in November. Julie & Vicki scored +6 and won on a countback from Lyle Kite & Wendy Thomson (Highlands). 102 ladies braved the very strong, icy wind to play this 4BBB Par event.
Please find the day's results attached.
The State Final of the Women's Medal Competition was played in extreme heat and strong winds at Stonecutters Ridge GC on Wednesday 14th December. Congratulations to all 3 WGI Medal winners who had great success in this State Final. Bonita Bruce (Port Kembla GC) (centre in photo) was the Country Gold Medal Winner. Kerry Michie (The Links Shell Cove) (right in the photo) took out 3rd prize in the Country Silver Medal. Stella Kelly (Sussex Inlet GC) (left in the photo) was Runner-up in the Country Bronze Medal.
The 7th Annual Tournament was held at Kiama Golf Club on 10th to 12th October. Players from 20 clubs enjoyed good weather for the 3 days of competition. Wollongong's Lynne Townsend, playing off a Daily Handicap of 5, was the District Champion. Lynne scored 80 & 80 to win by 3 shots from her fellow club member, Colleen Bell (Handicap 2).
Click here to download the 2016 Tournament results including the WGI Finals' Events.
WGI Finals' events were held in conjunction with the WGI Tournament.
The 2016 Champion of Club Champions was won by Colleen Bell with an 83 gross. Pat Mackie from Shoalhaven Heads was the winner of the WGI Trophy, following a countback from Judi O'Brien (Jamberoo).
The WGI Medal was contested in conjunction with the 2nd round of the Tournament and the winner was Bonita Bruce (Port Kembla) with a 71 net.
The Division 1 winner was Bonita Bruce (Port Kembla) with 71 net.
Kerry Michie (The Links Shell Cove) won Division 2 with 74 net and Stella Kelly (Sussex Inlet) with 72 net, won Division 3.
These 3 ladies progress to the State Final at Stonecutters Ridge on 14th December.
Colleen Bell (Wollongong) partnered Alison Webb (Wollongong) to win the Foursomes Championship with 79 gross.
Last year's winners, Liz Cullen & Deb Weeks (St Georges Basin) were the Runners-up.
The NSW Women's Fourball Championship District Playoff was contested at Nowra Golf course.
Congratulations to Trish Swan & Noni O'Donnell (Kiama) who won the Fourball Championship District Playoff and now progress to the State Final at Bonville Golf Resort in November. This event was held in conjunction with a WGI Open 4BBB Par. Please find the day's results attached.
The State Final will be contested over 36 holes at Bonville Golf Resort on 22nd to 25th November.
This 6th Annual Tournament was held at Shoalhaven Heads Golf Club on 6th to 8th October. Players from 20 clubs enjoyed playing on this relatively new 18 holes layout. Colleen Bell, playing off a Daily Handicap 4, was the Open Champion as well as the Closed Illawarra Champion. Colleen scored 82 & 78 to win by 6 shots from St Georges Basin's Deb Weeks who scored 79 & 87.
Deb Weeks combined with Liz Cullen (St Georges Basin) to win the Foursomes Championship by 5 strokes with an 83 gross score.
Click here to download the Tournament results including the WGI Finals' Events.
This event is a 4BBB Par and was played at Wollongong Golf Club on Monday 7th September. Once again, due to the number of entries at club level, 2 pairs from the WGI District were able to progress to the State Final. Liz Cullen & Jenny Hartman from St Georges Basin (score +6), as well as Jamberoo players, Margaret Cook & Judi O'Brien (score +5), won the right to progress to the State Final at Bonville Golf Resort. The State Final is 36 holes played over 2 days on 25th & 26th November.
The photo of the successful ladies includes Liz, Jenny, Judi & Margaret.
The event was played in conjunction with a WGI Open 4BBB Par competition. Judi Newell & Val Leiner from Wollongong Golf Club won this open event with a score of +8.