The 87th Women’s Inter-School Golf Challenge Cup was held on Monday 11th April 2016
at The Metropolitan Golf Club, Golf Road, Oakleigh.
- Winning Team representing Geelong Grammar: L to R: Camilla Groves, Sue Jackson, Chrissy Skinner and Katryna Economou
Our day at The Metropolitan Golf Club was blessed with enthusiastic golfers, a great venue and excellent results but most of all by wonderful camaraderie among the participants. The conditions were typical of Melbourne in Autumn – starting off cold, damp and grey and improving to blue skies and warm sunshine as the day progressed. The 30 teams who participated in the 87th Annual Women’s Inter-School Golf Challenge Cup enjoyed the lush fairways but recently cored greens and heavy wet bunkers offered a few challenges as evidenced by the lower scores overall. The competition was hotly contested by the majority of schools.
Congratulations to all who played golf and sincere thanks to all who volunteered with the running of the golf event and assistance with the produce stall and raffle.
The stall of fresh produce, cakes, preserves and other items was well supported and we raised $1,341 from the stall and the raffle raised $666.40. We are delighted to be able to send a donation of $3,500 to The Cottage by the Sea this year. The friendship and enthusiastic chatter among participants during lunch was a wonderful indicator of the positive enthusiasm and support for such a long standing event.
We were honoured to have Anne Catchpole, the Melbourne Community Relations Representative for The Cottage by the Sea, Queenscliff as our guest speaker. Anne gave an informative media presentation and offered us all great insight into the work this wonderful charity does for disadvantaged children and has done for 125 years.
The raffle prize was a round of golf for two players generously donated by The Metropolitan Golf Club for which we are extremely grateful. Shona MacInnes from PLC won the raffle.
1st Place: Geelong Grammar School with 135 Points. [Team: Chrissy Skinner (9), Camilla Graves (11), Sue Jackson (21) and Katryna Economou (21)]
2nd Place: Ruyton with 129 points
3rd Place: PLC and Tintern with 128 points
The Kitty McEwan Trophy (Trophy donated by Mrs Anne Wooldridge) for 0 – 18 GA Handicap, won by Rosemary Dowling (GA 15.9) of Ruyton with 38 points.
The Nell Goff Trophy (Trophy donated by Mrs Margaret Appleton) for 19 – 35 GA Handicap, won by Joan Hoyle (GA 21.1) of Tintern with 41 points.
The President’s Trophy for Nearest the Pin on 2nd hole: won by Louise Hall of Loreto Ballarat
The Secretary’s Trophy for Nearest the Pin on 11th hole: won by Janet Doig of St. Margaret’s
AGM FOR COMMITTEE OF SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVES:
The 87th Annual General Meeting of the Women’s Inter-School Golf Challenge Cup Committee of School Representatives will be held at The Kew Golf Club on Friday 16th September 2016. School representatives are expected to send a substitute to the meeting if they are unable to attend. Any matters schools would like to be placed on the Agenda should be forwarded to the Secretary by 1st September 2016. Further information to follow.
The 88th Women’s Inter-School Golf Challenge Cup will be held at The Kew Golf Club on Monday 3rd April 2017.