Devonport Lady Golfers toast Gwen Glen’s recently installed Memorial Seat.
Following the qualifying round of the Devonport Ladies Club Handicap held on Wednesday March 13th, 16 players were entered into the match play knockout draw. Some close matches ensued over the next three days with several matches going to the 19th hole. In the semi-finals Bev Naiker defeated Helen Thompson 4/3 and Pam Hine overcame Helen Plaister 4/2. Pam Hine played steady golf to defeat Bev Naiker in the final 6/5 and was presented with the trophy at a shared luncheon held at the Country Club.
Pam Hine Winner of the Devonport Country Club Ladies Handicap Match play
The Alpha Electrics women’s pennant resumed on Sunday with Thirlstane’s tight 3/2 home win over Devonport keeping its finals hopes alive. It drew level with Smithton which has a game in hand and trails Ulverstone Red by only 1 game after it went down to Ulverstone Black. While Red was missing four of its regular starters it was good to see Black win its first game in a close encounter.
Devonport is seemingly out of contention with only one win from its five games to date.
The Clark Windows men’s pennant got underway with Wynyard picking up where it left off last season with a 5/2 win over Ulverstone. Wynyard don’t often lose at home and won three of the early matches before a couple of big wins at the top of the order sealed the victory.
With only three teams in the top two divisions this year, Devonport had the bye. Burnie grabbed a 4/3 home win against Ulverstone in the division two game while Thirlstane had the bye. The six team division three could be interesting but Wynyard made the most of its home game with a 7-nil win over Smithton. Seabrook won 5/2 at Thirlstane and Penguin won a very close game at Devonport after securing the top three matches on the 18th.
There are again three handicap match-play divisions and Devonport had a good start to its season with a 5/2 win over Port Sorell in 4A. In the same division Wynyard just got over Smithton despite conceding many shots. In 4B, Seabrook and Penguin both had 5/2 victories over Sheffield and West Coast respectively while Ulverstone secured a vital away win over Burnie in 4C. Thirlstane had the bye in another three team division.
The Alpha Electrics women’s pennant division two kicked off on Monday 25th March. In the Pink Division, Thirlstane lost at home to Seabrook 2/3 and Penguin playing at home defeated Port Sorell 4.5 to 0.5. In the Purple Division Devonport Country Club playing at home accounted for Burnie 3.5 to 1.5, while in the final game Ulverstone lost to Wynyard 2/3.
After Schools Golf aimed at children between the ages of seven and twelve starts next week. Three clubs will be hosting this program on the following dates:
2nd April Ulverstone GC
3rd April Devonport GC
4th April Seabrook GC