Nelson and Rando win big at Women’s Country Week

12th Sep 2023

Drummond Golf Women's Country Week

More than 160 women from as far afield as Esperance and Geraldton gathered in Perth to contribute to another memorable Drummond Golf Women’s Country Week.

Candian Foursomes competitions at Hartfield GC and Gosnells GC kicked proceedings off on the Wednesday before the 36-hole Stableford Silver/Bronze championships at Royal Fremantle and Lakelands Country Club on Thursday and Friday.

With various competitions in play, including nett and gross championships for players from sand greens and grass greens courses, there was something hinging on almost every shot with plenty of drama throughout.

The big winner of the week in the Silver Division was Denmark Country Club’s Marion Nelson (above right), who claimed the Silver Country Championship Cup for the second year running. She plundered 51 points over the two days to claim a two-point margin of victory over Capel GC’s Lisa Wake.

“It’s fantastic to come and play all of these beautiful courses, it’s a great challenge for us country women and a great way to check in on everyone,” Nelson told GolfWA. “I’m thrilled to win this event for the second year in a row.”

It marked the second GolfWA event this year that Nelson has successfully defended after she also took top honours in the Provincial Trophy at Dongara GC in July.

In the Bronze Division, Bunbury GC’s Julie Rando (above left) claimed the title on a countback from clubmate Rhonda Zanich, while there was also a magical moment for Capel GC’s Gail Marino, who achieved a hole-in-one at Royal Fremantle’s par-3 third on Friday.

Drummond Golf Women's Country Week

Capel GC’s Gail Marino celebrates her hole-in-one at Royal Freo


Drummond Golf Women’s Country Week results round-up

Canadian Foursomes Grass Greens (Hartfield GC)
Winners (33 points): Colleen Mitchell & Di Broad – Spalding Park GC
Runners-up (32 points): Chris Lewis & Judy Miles – Pink Lake GC

Candian Foursomes Sand Greens (Hartfield GC)
Winners (29 points): Peta Astbury – Harrismith & Natalie Kilmister – Bruce Rock GC
Runners-up (28 points C/B): Lyan Shephard & Norah Johnson – Augusta GC

Candian Foursomes Grass Greens (Gosnells GC)
Winners (35 points): Doreen Hughes, Jane Dudley – Denmark CC
Runners-up (34 points): Sherry Watson, Kerrie Longbottom – Esperance GC

Candian Foursomes Sand Greens (Gosnells GC)
Winners (30 points): Debbie Glover, Jan Milsteed – Watheroo GC
Runners-up (28 points): Anne Johnson, Sue Shenton – Quairaiding GC

Bronze Country Championship Cup
Winner (26 points C/B): Julie Rando – Bunbury GC
Runner-up (26 points C/B): Rhonda Zanich – Bunbury GC

Silver Country Championship Cup
Winner (51 points): Marion Nelson – Denmark CC
Runner-up (49 points): Lisa Wake – Capel GC

Silver Salver (best nett)
Winner (72): Judith Doyle – Harvey GC

Bronze Gladys Hawk Cup (best nett)
Winner (71): Carol Chilcott – Mount Barker GC

A full breakdown of the results can be accessed here.


Nett winners Carol Chilcott and Judith Doyle