Women brave the weather, hit the greens

On course: Golfers Marg Carslake, Michelle Gaunt and Rachael Ingerson enjoy a coffee at the Big Lobster after hitting the green at Kingston.
On course: Golfers Marg Carslake, Michelle Gaunt and Rachael Ingerson enjoy a coffee at the Big Lobster after hitting the green at Kingston.

After a wild wet windy Wednesday night only nine Kingston ladies bravely turned up for Thursday' nine-hole competition.

In the beginning the round table chat was more about where to go for morning coffee than the game.

With about 20 minutes of discussion under their belts the sun suddenly came out and the play reluctantly got under way.

Kay Walker was asked if she had had time for her usual warm up on the practice fairway.

"No, I had it in the shower this morning," she explained.

Di Collins, another member, was running so late that they discovered, via a where are you phone call, that she was home and still in her nightie...but on her way.

When she did roll up she raced out of her car and over to the buggy shed without turning the engine off and wondered why it was alerting her with one of its many alarms.

Nearby, Colleen Manz was overcome with the urge to hop in Di's vehicle and hide it but instead, kept her halo in tact and switched it off.

To my knowledge husband Malcolm still does not know what happened.

"Michelle Gaunt claimed the win on the Kingston course last week with a nett 39.5"

Hers was not the only engine on the go last week.

Kay Walker was quietly putting with her group of three on the 12th when, unnoticed her battery-operated buggy left the scene in advance and headed to the next tee block on its own.

It had narrowly missed a tree and came to a halt in the next available bush on the golf course.

No damage done but you do feel a fool for a brief period of time.

Elaine Morrow celebrated another milestone last Friday when the clock ticked over another year for her.

Asked if it was a special one Michelle Gaunt wisely advised they are all special if you are alive to enjoy them.

Results - Michelle Gaunt claimed top honours with a nett 39.5.

Elaine Morrow was r/u with a nett 40 and a nearest the pin in three which earned her a coffee at Bliss.

They must have been running short of vouchers as all Sue Lewis got for her NTP on the 17th was an I.O.U.

She took it well.