Port Augusta Ladies Open Day a big success

GOLF: Nella Cammarano, left, A grade winner Ceri Nicholson, Judy Burt and Jill Fiebig enjoyed the event. PHOTO: Port Augusta Golf Club.
GOLF: Nella Cammarano, left, A grade winner Ceri Nicholson, Judy Burt and Jill Fiebig enjoyed the event. PHOTO: Port Augusta Golf Club.

The Northpoint Toyota Open Day continued to show the golfing pedigree of Port Augusta and surrounding towns on Monday, May 15.

Organised by the Port Augusta Golf Club (PAGC), a total of 41 women of all ages from seven clubs including Port Augusta, Whyalla and Port Pirie, competed across A, B and C grade 18-hole competitions from 10am to 4pm.

Ceri Nicholson, a multiple winner, took out the A grade competition but had to do it the hard way thanks to a spirited effort from 14-year-old Shakira Kuys, who plays off a handicap of six.

The two were neck and neck for 17 holes until Ceri pulled ahead to win.

The day was opened PAGC Ladies President Carmella McMahon, and PAGC Member Cathy Mayhew said it was another fantastic day out.

“It was a seriously fun day and the weather was just amazing, everybody had a really good time,” she said.

“We haven’t heard a bad word since the event so we’re very happy with it, and we want to thank all of our volunteers and sponsors.”

B grade winner was Judy Burt while C grade winner was Jill Fiebig. Awards were also given to runner-ups and handy-cap winners.

Off the course, there was plenty of fun with a lunch and raffle held inside the PAGC club rooms.

Cathy said it was a great turnout, but said PAGC is always looking for more female players.

“It’s a fun sport, we’re all very inviting and friendly, and people should definitely consider giving it a go,” she said.

Port Augusta Ladies Golf Club (PALGC) Patroness Barbara Dighton opened the PALGC 2017 Season on Wednesday, March 8.

Despite the grueling heat, there was a good turn-out of ladies on the opening day, with Julie Archer winning on the day against 17 other competitors.

PALGC’s winter competition runs until October 12, with competition days held every Wednesday. Women can compete in both nine-hole and 18-hole competitions at the PAGC’s Port Augusta West base on Hamilton Road.

For information on how to join, contact the PAGC by phone, 08 8642 2930.