CARDROSS Golf Club have had a busy September with the Ladies Championship and the Seniors vs Ladies Challenge Match taking place recently. The challenge match for the David and Valerie Liu Salver was contested on Thursday, September 17.
Ten couples took part in this stableford format match over 15 holes. In spite of some closely contested matches, the seniors were victorious with three wins to the ladies two.
Only twice since the inauguration of the match in 2006 have the ladies won.
This is always a very sociable event and after the match the teams enjoyed a lunch prepared by Sarah Hughes, Cardross Golf Club’s new caterer, and her staff.
On the following Sunday, 18 ladies competed for the Julie Nybo Memorial Trophy. Mel Thomson scored the excellent total of 44 stableford points to win the trophy, followed closely by Lynne McNeill on 43.
Pink was the colour to wear, the prize for the “pinkest” lady being awarded to Margaret Stirling with £83 being raised for Breast Cancer Care.
The Cardross Ladies held their Championship Finals Day in near perfect conditions on Saturday, September 5.
The main final was contested between four-times champion, Lorraine Campbell, and 15-year-old Jillian Farrell. Lynne MacDonald and Rae Strang competed for the bronze title.
The standard of golf in both finals was high, with Lorraine and Lynne taking command over the first few holes, Lorraine being two up and Lynne three up by the fourth hole.
Both their opponents fought back however, Jillian squared the match at the 7th and Rae at the 12th.
Jillian maintained the ascendancy, beating Lorraine at the 16th. Rae and Lynne teed off all square at the 17th but with Lynne’s third shot finding the greenside bunker, Rae went one up and went on to win the match after they halved the 18th.
Lorraine and Jillian have had many achievements outwith Cardross. Lorraine has held the West of Scotland and the West Vets’ titles while Jillian represented Scotland in the Girls Home Internationals in August and was a member of the four strong Scottish team who played in the European Young Masters Tournament in Switzerland earlier this summer.