Laughs roll on through wet Provincial

10th Jul 2022

The rain rolled through Denmark on Sunday but didn’t deter any of the 95 women remaining in the field for the 2022 GolfWA Provincial. Nestled amongst the rolling hills of Denmark, the Denmark Country Club has provided a challenging weekend due to it’s tough greens and pin positions. A slope rating of 119 means the course will always challenge players, however the rainy condition provided extra obstacles as the ball refused to run on the damp fairways.

“It’s a tough course, it’s always been a bit of a tough one. However, the weather has made things slightly tougher this weekend, mentally, physically and when it comes to golf!”, laughed one of the women as they entered the clubhouse after her 18 holes on Sunday.

Home course knowledge ended up being the key this weekend as Marion Nelson takes out the Provincial Cup for the third time in four years. Marion scored an impressive 83 in the first round and followed it up with an even more impressive 82 with soggy conditions under foot. This continues her successful weekend at her home course after she also took out the Canadian Foursomes with fellow Denmark local Annette Harbron.

Running as a close second behind the Denmark local was Lake Karrinyup’s Carmen Palframan. Carmen won the 2021 Senior Amateur Championship at the Gosnells Golf Club and has become well known for her chipping and putting. She scored an industrious 87 in the first round before storming home in the second with the top score of the weekend, 81.

Third and fourth were taken out by another Denmark local in Sharon Dawson with her total score of 173, followed by Mandurah’s Danielle Hunt and her total score of 182.

Country golf continues to dominate the Provincial as they take out the Country vs City Teams Event for an incredible 23rd year in a row. Marion Nelson (Denmark), Helen Oliver (Harvey), Anna Wolfe (Denmark), Sharon Dawson (Denmark) and Sally Carey (Albany) provided the event winning scores in another big weekend for the country girls. We’re beginning to wonder if the City girls will ever get their hands on that painting!

Taking a look at the nett side of the results, it was a very familiar feeling as another Denmark player took the win. Anna Wolfe and her total nett score of 145 were unbeaten by the field. She was followed by Harvey’s Helen Oliver who posted 158, Newdegate’s Trish Rintoul who scored 159 in third and, through a countback, ahead of Denmark’s Annette Harbron.

The GolfWA Provincial heads to the Dongara Golf Club next year for what is sure to be another fun-filled weekend!