Golf WA Rural Bronze
Augusta Golf Club
June 21st – 23rd
Schedule: 18 holes Canadian Foursomes June 21, 18 holes stableford June 22nd & 23rd
GA Handicap Limit: Open to 22.0 and above
July 23: Swarbrick wins Lady Court Trophy
Shirley Swarbrick (Augusta) – Lady Court Trophy champion
Sandra Koehn & Tove Guthrie (Hopetoun) – Gladys Hawkes Shield champions
Hyden Golf Club
22 – 24 June 2016
Canadian Foursomes (Stableford): Wednesday 22nd
Stableford: Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th
Venue: Hyden Golf Club
GA Handicap: Minimum 22.0
Geraldton Golf Club
June 24th Canadian Foursomes – RESULTS
HISTORY OF THE RURAL BRONZE
This event was suggested as a sister event to the Provincial tournament to cater for the Bronze division players from both the Country and City. When organising the first event we sought sponsorship from the various companies who relied on country people for their business. We were not successful in obtaining continuing sponsor, but the first tournament was sponsored by Tri-West, a company which had a mine in the CWC district.
Lady Court Trophy
36 Holes Nett
In 1982, while her husband, Sir Charles Court was Premier of Western Australia, Lady Rita Court, a keen club golfer, became our Patroness, a position she held for 10 years. She displayed a keen interest in golf in this State, and in particular the Rural Bronze event, having attended the inaugural event at Cervantes in 1990. Herself a Bronze player she decided she would like to present a perpetual trophy for this division. Mrs Dawn Moore (Vice President) suggested a Crystal Rose Bowl and the Stuart Crystal Bowl was presented for the first time by Lady Court at Bridgetown in 1992.
Gladys Hawkes Shield – Teams Event
Miss Gladys Hawkes was State Handicapper for 22 years. She was very concerned for the country golfer and initiated Executive representation in Country areas at her own expense. Gladys lived and breathed golf for country people and did all she could to help them in any way possible. This trophy was donated by the country players as a mark of respect and appreciation and was contributed to by players from all over the country. Miss Hawkes was given Life Membership in 1979, and died in 1989.