FOUR Tamworth golfers – Alma Woolfe, Barbara Blissett, Shirley Knight and Joan Robson – celebrated 80 yesterday.
Years that is, not strokes around the Tamworth Golf Club.
The TLG celebrated their recent birthdays by having a cake made to celebrate their age milestones on a day where the quartet and 73 fellow golfers teed off in 18 hole par and nine hole stableford competitions.
“All four have been playing for a long while,” Pat Clarke told The Leader.
“It’s a good effort. Some played the nine hole competition because it suits them better. And that’s why we have a nine hole competition for some of the older ladies who find it difficult getting around the full 18.”
The Veterans Women’s Golfing Association of NSW also sent their well-wishes with a letter and badge to honour their achievement.
Meanwhile Julie McGrath was excelling on the course, winning the first round of the Patroness Trophy with an outstanding +4 from Mandy Sullivan who was just one shot back at +3.
Helen Smith won the B Grade with -1 from Chwee Hepburn (-3) and Evlyn Parnell also carded a -1 to win C Grade from Janet Treloar (-2).
Loral Mamparsum (-3) won D Grade by a shot from Robyn Strong (-4).
Nearest the pins were won by Chris Hughes (3rd), Vicki McKnight (9th) and Michelle Johnston (16th) and the ball competition went to Kay Swadling (-5), Carlyn Hawkins and Val McIntyre.
Adele Holtsbaum (17pts) won the nine hole competition from Bev Oxford (14pts), Steph Smith (14), Clare Hays (12) and Sue Baldwin (10).