By Quintin van Jaarsveld
A team of local ladies were the overall winners of the Union Motors South Coast Ladies Festival of Golf after two memorable days of play at Port Shepstone Country Club on Tuesday.
After winning the opening day of the festival on 94 points, the team of Port Shepstone Country Club ladies captain Cilla Lindsay, Jenny Hulley, Jenny Westray and Monica Hulley added 84 points to their tally on Day Two.
It wasn’t enough to feature in the daily prizes but that mattered little in the bigger scheme of things as their total of 178 was enough to see them take the overall title at the second annual Union Motors South Coast Ladies Festival of Golf.
A strong second-day showing by Beryl Olden, Sue van der Berg, Fay Patterson and Liana Kloppers earned them the title of Day Two winners on 92 points and bumped them up to the overall runners-up position, just one point behind the winners on 177.
Merrilyn Simpson, Allyson Thomas, Penny Cronin and Valerie Volck were a model of consistency over the two days and this trait landed them in third place overall on 172 points.
Cheryl Manning, Julie Dickinson, Robyn Currie and Denise Labuschagne were the second-best team on Day Two (87) and finished fourth overall on 170.
Anne Baldrey, Jane Lind, Karen Olivant and Paul Danker were fifth on 169 points followed by the “Golden Girls.”
Consisting of Anne Spencer, Valerie Gauld, Nolene Taylor and Terri Cameron, the “Golden Girls” won the Best Dressed prize and placed sixth.
Making the Longest Walk this year were Sue Ellis, Iris Morhall, Liseth Leary and Elaine Coy on 142 points.
Lexley Lewis was the winner of the Adams golf bag, while Lesley Lancaster was the lucky winner of the Game of Life raffle prize – a four-night stay at Zimbali.
Port Shepstone ladies secretary and festival convenor Jenny Hulley told eHowz!t: “It’s been an absolutely brilliant two days. I’d have to say it was even better than last year and we’ll definitely host it again next year.”
Hulley, a member of the victorious home team, added: “We’re proud that we could not only host the tournament but be the overall winners as well.”
A PG Glass Ball Challenge was also incorporated into this year’s festival.
In this challenge, keeping the PG Glass ball in play for as long as possible was a team’s primary objective.
Losing the prized ball resulted in elimination.
The four teams who managed to keep their ball ‘alive’ for 18 holes went through to the next round of the challenge.
Ultimately, two teams finished on 35 points – the team of Judy Paterson, Nicola Nel, Lizzie Currie and Kerry Prescher and the team of Lan Yeadon, Tina Routlege, Margie Sherratt and Sandy Luus.
Likewise, Lyn Simpson, Lassity Skei, Helene Wheeler and Wendy Timmer and the three-player team of Anni Stoppel, Cecelia Verster and Nicole Caple finished on 33 points.
Day Two prize winners:
First: Beryl Olden, Sue van der Berg, Fay Patterson and Liana Kloppers – 92 points
Second: Cheryl Manning, Julie Dickinson, Robyn Currie and Denise Labuschagne – 87 points
Third: Judy Paterson, Nicola Nel, Lizzie Currie and Kerry Prescher – 85 points oco
Closest to pin:
5th: Yzelle Greyling
8th: Nicola Nel
14th: Lori Martin
17th: Judy Paterson
Longest drive: Charmaine Stone
Straightest drive: Jane Lind
See link to Day One wrap below