Ladies Who Golf for a Cause
The sun was shining, there was a delightful zephyr of a breeze ruffling the grass and it was an almost bucolic scene of coastal idyl on the fairways at Curlewis, then a golf cart came tearing along the course, bedecked in eye-popping adornment with pink tinsel and sparking decorations as a pink cape-clad player hollered that she'd found the ball. On the next hole, a shriek of laughter carried as the third player in the Ambrose team chopped at a resolute slope and the ball remained unmoved.
From the highway, car horns tooted at the bewigged, be-feathered and bedazzled costumes that fairly popped against the green of the course. It may just have been the least serious golfing competition seen this side of Happy Gilmore's practice rounds, but there was a drinks cart touring the fairways, prizes for best dressed as well as best played amongst the 9- and 18-hole Ambrose competitions, and a great cause being supported.
Amongst the silliness (mostly in the 9-hole competition, to be honest) there were some serious golfing skills on display at the 2018 Duffs Jewellers Diamond Golf Classic and the golf and glitz raised $18,000 for Give Where You Live this Friday, 2nd of March.
Over 80 ladies battled and bluffed it out for the chance to claim bragging rights and, you guessed it, diamonds, with thanks to Naming Rights Sponsor Duffs Jewellers, with prizes awarded to each player of the winning 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams in both the 9 Hole Princess Classic and the 18 Hole Brilliant Classic.
The setting was divine, the competition fun even for those of us with little to no skill with the clubs, the lunch was beautiful and everyone left feeling like a winner. But the biggest win of the day was the money raised to support those most in need in our region, and that could not have happened without the generous support of Duffs Jewellers, The Ponds Hotel, Peter Toyne’s Clubhouse Golf and Curlewis Golf Club.
18 Hole Brilliant Classic
Pam Hill, Moira Righetti, Pam Hansen and Relma Gault
Jane Gorman, Julie Richardson, Alison Curran and Angela Foott
Kim Hurley, Anne Taylor, Victoria Leckey and Jo Burton
9 Hole Princess Classic
Kath Egan, Larelle Fitt and Deb Murray
Sheridan Salmon, Vicki Edmonds and Sara Baulch
Susan Downie, Michelle Abbott, Lou McDonald and Michelle McKenzie
Now, how to claim that best dressed prize next year ... (and thanks Terry, for putting up with us and getting us within a sniff of 3rd place, not even our wigs could have saved the day for us without you.)