Historic Women’s Pennant Season
Posted on: 3 June
Monday 3 June marked to end of the women’s winter midweek pennant season with the traditional “flag day” being played at Kialla Golf Club. It also marked 90 years since women’s interclub pennant competitions commenced in our District. Even the location and layout of courses have changed markedly since 1929 when a team of Women from the then Kyabram Golf Club won the first interclub pennant.
Ninety years on from that first event and in a much expanded competition it was perhaps very fitting that a team from Kyabram Valley View Club won the 2019 Division Three Flag. A great team effort and the fact that they went through the season undefeated was highlighted by Captain Helen Armstrong in accepting the pennant. The tradition of the forebears lives on.
In Division One the scratch division the strong Cobram-Barooga team won through in the last match. Going into the last round Cobram-Barooga and Numurkah were both undefeated and on equal points. The last two individual matches went to the last hole – a feature noted by Numurkah Captain Nola Dalton, in which it was the Cobram-Barooga player who won to give their team the victory and the honour of taking home the historic cup and pennant.
Division Two played out to a similar finish where again the last match of the season decided the winner with Numurkah and Shepparton equal. Early in the season Shepparton had defeated Numurkah and in the last matches Numurkah did all possible with a 5/0 win over Tocumwal. However, Shepparton managed a 3/2 win over Cobram-Barooga to get through the season undefeated and very happy to take the pennant back to their club for display.
Division Four was the most even between all teams in the group. With one week to go Shepparton and Valley View were level with two wins each and with Cobram-Barooga still with a chance. In an almost unbelievable finish Valley View played a draw against Hill Top and Shepparton drew against Cobram-Barooga. So the winner was decided on games results of the season which saw Shepparton triumph with four more game wins than Valley View.
In the Stableford day event for presentation day, the weather was not pleasant but competitors in the three grades of women all seemed to enjoy the day. In A grade Jenny Bauerle won with 33 points ahead of Jennifer Tom 32. Robyn Nind with the best score of the day 38 points won B grade ahead of Kerryn Pickworth 37. More good scores in C grade saw Helen Sleep win with 37 points ahead of Ellen Chard on 36 points. NTPs went to Sandy Millett on the fourth and Julie Hannaford on the eleventh.