Three of GolfWA’s most popular women’s events have concluded for 2023, with the Silver Spoon, Jubilee Foursomes and International Bowl winners all confirmed last week.
State playoffs were held to determine the Silver Spoon and Jubilee Foursomes winners at Mosman Park GC and Rockingham GC on September 4-5, with some fierce competition in evidence.
Judith Casey (Mosman Park) edged a thrilling contest to win the Silver Spoon playoff for players from grass greens courses. A nett 74 around her home track earned her a one-stroke victory from Sookhee Takeshima (Lakelands CC), with Bernice Knox (The Links Ladies) in third.
In the division for sand greens club players, Boyup Brook GC’s Rhonda Parker topped the standings with a nett 77, two clear of Serpentine GC’s Judy Borward, with Katie O’Halloran (Kojonup GC) third.
Players qualified for the playoff after a minimum of four qualifying rounds at club level. Of those, Mardi Evans (The Western Australian Golf Club) was the gross winner for the third year running with a 24-over-par four-round aggregate, while Sue Park (Gosnells GC, pictured below) won the May Stillman Cup for the nett competition with a three-under-par 72-hole total.
Matters were much more clear cut in the Jubilee Foursomes playoff, with Lake Karrinyup duo Hannah Thomson and Anne-Marie Caldwell, and Roberta Baker and Sue Korol of Pickering Brook GC (all pictured, top) claiming the respective grass greens and sand greens titles.
Hannah and Anne-Marie dovetailed beautifully to record a 41-point Stableford haul to win by five points from Bridgetown GC’s Cathy Willis and Jenny Ingram, who edged out Cheryl Barnett and Sue Dwyer (Hamersley Ladies) on a count back.
In the sand greens category, Roberta and Sue amassed 38 points to win by four from Alyssa French and Bernadette Bradley (Katanning GC), who pipped Waroona GC’s Veronica Fuller and Jo-Anne Vergone on a count back.
Although there is no playoff for the International Bowl, the winners were confirmed by GolfWA based on the scores submitted in three designated club competitions.
The Silver Division title went to Albany GC’s Heather Painter, who was a cumulative seven-under for her three rounds. In the Bronze Division, Margaret Smythe of Point Walter Ladies GC claimed the top prize with a nett 64.
In total, more than 1800 women from clubs across WA competed in the three competitions at club and playoff level. Our thanks to all who competed!