This year the SELGA Singles Championships were held at the Esperance Golf Club on September 4 and 5.
The competition is two days of 18-hole stroke meaning all strokes count until the ball is in the hole; daunting as anything can happen and usually does with big trees and lakes around.
Nominations were low this year, a combination of injury, work, holidays and possibly the weather forecast. Seventeen players from Esperance, Pink Lake and Hopetoun turned up to enjoy Tuesday’s glorious sunny weather.
Some good scores encouraged most to return on the Wednesday.
Five extra day players from Munglinup, Pink Lake and Esperance also arrived sensibly rugged up in weatherproofs and beanies to join us in battling the rain, gusty winds and hail.
The scores were not so good.
Our 2018 District Champion is Annette Edgar from Esperance who played well to win with 192. Congratulations Annette, a well deserved win.
The runner-up Gross was Pink Lake’s Judy Miles with 197.
Judy and Annette played together on the Wednesday and came in with the same great score despite the weather.
The overall nett winner was Julie Withers (Pink Lake) with 148, closely followed by runner-up Jean Bates (Esperance) with 152.
Silver division nett winner was Esperance’s Jackie Martin 158 and the bronze nett winner was Pink Lake’s Christeen Lewis 162.
The course was lush, the clubhouse was warm, the food was delicious and the company excellent.Esperance Golf Club
Our best veteran was Kerry Everett (Pink Lake) with 161.
The best team nett was the dynamic group of Rosie Netherwood, Sue Keech and Judy Miles.
The Day 2 players sensibly decided to play a stableford event which was won by Monique Christie of Munglinup with 35 points.
We really appreciate the support of our long-term sponsors Esperance Freight Lines, Wool Agency Co, Bunnings and Secret Wishes.
Thanks to the Esperance Golf Club, captain Jackie Martin and Gilly Backhouse. The course was lush, the clubhouse was warm, the food was delicious and the company excellent.
Thanks also to SELGA president Liz Bott and secretary Monique Christie.
We hope to see you all next year.