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Beerwah Ladies Golf
Contributed by Brenda Briese

THURSDAY August 4 was a Monthly Medal with a field of 48 players.

Div 1 winner was Sonia Kenway 72 nett from Jo Malone 72 nett. Gross winner was Carol McLeod 89. Div 2 winner was Sue Williamson 71 nett followed by Mavis Brimelow. Gross winner was Karen Gannon 95. Div 3 winner was Heather Coyle 70 nett from Barb Drury 72 nett. Gross winner Pauline Laurie 106,  NTPs 2: Elizabeth Bancroft, 5; Gail Gundry, 16; Sue Greentree, 2nd shot 18. Sue Williamson – best putting.; Sonia Kenway BRD went to 77 nett.

Saturday August 6 we played Monthly Medal with a small field of 14 ladies. Winner with a great score of 68 nett was Jo Malone followed by Waraporn Paknuea, 71 nett. Gross winner was Sonia Kenway, 85. Putting. Andrea Campbell,  BRD went to 77 Nett.

Thursday August 11 was a Stableford round with a field of 55 in two divisions. Division 1 winner Warapor Paknuea on 39pts from Sue Greentree, 38pts. Division 2 winner with a lovely score 42pts was Bronwyn McNicol from Lorraine Dillon 36pts.

NTPs 2: Andrea Campbell, 5; Lorraine Dillon, 16; Ruth Parish, 2nd shot 18, Sue Greentree. BRD went to 32 pts. Super pin Karen Gannon. Ruth Parish (pictured) was the lucky winner of prize kindly donated by Terry White Chemart Glass House Mountains.

Main image: Waraporn Paknuea, Bronwyn McNicol, Lorraine Dillon, Sue Greentree

Maleny Golf Club
Contributed by Jenny Oxenham

Monday, July 25: The Maleny Golf Club held a Ladies Stableford Competition with first place going to Val Marsh with 38 points, runner-up went to Helen Vanderfield with 35 points and third place went to Handforth Frances with 34 points.

Also held on this day was a Men’s Stableford Competition with first place going to Philip Constable with 38 points, runner-up went to Hugh Haslehust-Smith with 35 points and third place going to Peter Healion with 33 points.

Wednesday, July 27: Our ladies played on their Monthly Medal Nett Competition with first place going to Barbie Norman with 75 points, on a count-back was Pauline Fraley also with 75 nett, runner-up went to Christine Lemon with 78 nett and third place going to Mo Lawrence with 81 nett. Nearest to the Pins went to Heather Shortus on the eigth hole, Sharrol Perdriau on the seventh hole and lowest number of putts went to Christine Lemon.

Saturday, July 30: The Men’s Monthly Medal Competition was held with first place going to Mike Finley with 66 nett, runner-up went to Grant Flynn with 68 nett on a count-back was Tom Bertwistle, also with 68 nett, and third place went to Dave Scott and Jon Fairman also on a count-back of 69 nett. Nearest to the Pin were Gary Wilson on hole 1, Barry Newton on hole 8, Paul Cross on hole 12 and Andy Johnson on hole 17.

Witta Tennis
Contributed by Pauline Fraley

Friday, July 29: Whistlers played at Ballinger, against Meteors. Nice weather for tennis, and good to be on the court. We had lots of rallies and close games, but couldn’t get the last points. Score was 3-5 sets, 25-38 games. Team was Paula Cudmore, Brenda Warner, Maree Hooley and Cindy Harris.

The Wanderers are having a strange start to their season with forfeits, washouts, illness and now a bye. Hopefully they’ll be playing soon.

Sunday, July 31: The Witta Club Tournament was another great success with 12 combatants. As usual it was a very close finish with Paula Cudmore scoring the most points and Mal Wright close behind in second place. Thanks to everyone and special thanks to Claire and Denis Hickey for their incredible chef skills.

Friday, August 5: Whistlers played at Maroochydore, against the Bluebells. The sun was out and it was a nice and warm day, although a bit of wind moved the balls around far too much which made us run a bit extra; it was a good day for us in the end. Score was 7-1 sets, 43-24 games. Team was Paula Cudmore, Maree Hooley, Aki Lepper and Donna Kuskopf.

Katya’s Tennis Drills Thrills and Fitness is on Friday Nights at 5.45pm. Cost is $20. All levels are welcome. Enquiries:  0437 295 501. Social tennis is on Monday 8am and Saturday 1pm. All welcome. Court bookings 0437 295 501 or www.wittatennis.com.au

The Range Croquet Club
Contributed by Ken Barker

The open club championships were completed on the morning of Thursday 28th with Nick Cram winning a game which was tight right up to the bell against Val Carbery. After the bell Nick played a good break to make some difference in the scores, however, before that, it was neck and neck. The eventual result 20–13 in Nick’s favour gave him his third win and guaranteed him the 2022 open championship.

We had visitors from the Caloundra club in the afternoon. Ricky Barrett and Heather Lovell had a jolly social afternoon with several club members. So much fun was had that nobody thought to record scores.

Heather, who hails from Kingston Club in Tasmania, and Ricky fronted up for play on the afternoon of Sunday July 31 as well. They were joined by Ted Singleton for what turned out to be a pleasant afternoon despite the early threat of rain. Vince Carbery teamed up with Ted to play Sarah and Nick in a game of doubles on lawn one. Sarah and Nick finished ahead 16-14. On lawn 2 Ken Barker beat Heather 14–8, while Ricky played well to beat Val 17–11.

John Reid was our only visitor on Thursday August 4. He teamed up with Sarah to soundly defeat Kath Smith and Sally Adams 19–2. Wallace Roy played well to overcome Lynette Evans 7–0. Sometimes games just become difficult to get into. Ken arrived late to play against Donna Manning who was keen for some match practice. She was preparing for the Queensland Association Women’s Singles on the 6th and the 7th at Toombul. Reports from that event are that she played well. Her shortened game against Ken was a strategic and tactical exercise.

On Sunday August 7 Sarah pegged out against Lynette. Her penultimate break included an impressive peel of rover. Vince and Nick made the mistake of emphasizing the “boys v girls” aspect of their doubles game against Val and Kath. Big mistake… the girls won 18–11.

Play days are Thursday and Sunday 1pm for 1.30pm. Contact Sarah Widin for other days. 

Coaching is available on Saturday mornings at 8am. Our web address is:

For details contact Sarah Widin 0417 640 704 (president).

Sarah Widin presenting Nick Cram with the Open Championship shield