On Friday May 27th the ladies of Strathabyn Golf Club held another very successful Gala day with the theme of ‘Black and White’.

64 ladies from 13 clubs across the Fleurieu, Hills and City joined in for the fun of the day. It was great to see the ladies dressed in their black and white attire.

They all started in cool but pleasant weather with a little drizzle occurring at various times during the day. However, it didn’t deter the ladies one bit.

As the groups passed the clubhouse, they were treated to pumpkin, minestrone or mushroom soup which some ladies commented that this was part of the reason for coming to the day.

One of the most exciting places to be on the course was the 6th/15th hole as that’s where the men set up their betting hole with enticement of Port and chocolates beside the fire pit. The idea was to hit over the creek without hitting Cal who bravely stood in the creek to retrieve any balls that went astray.

Winners of the day with a nett score of 75.25 were Kim Tucker and Lyn Kiddey from Thaxted Park. Runners up with a score of 77.12 were Gail Stringer and Robyn Hosking from Links Lady Bay. The gross winners with 86 were Jane Stewart and Carol Collins from Willunga, followed by runners up Jenny Sandow and Di Traeger from South Lakes on 93.

The longest drive on the 3rd /12th for ‘A’ Grade was Jane Stewart and for ‘B’ Grade was Gail Stringer. NTP for ‘A’ Grade on the 17th hole was Di Traeger and ‘B’ Grade on the 9th was Sue Gibson from Aston Hills. ‘Nearest Dolly the sheep’ was not the best place to be as she was very close to the dam and was won by Di Traeger. ‘Nearest Cal’s calf’ was a more disastrous place to be as it meant that the creek came into play and was won by Gail Harris from Thaxted Park.

The best dressed team was a pair of unlikely zebras roaming our golf course hiding Jane Stewart and Carol Collins. Simone Coonan from Aston Hills won best dressed single player shedding her black boa feathers as she went.

Our generous sponsors had our raffle table brimming with goodies from local businesses and the trading table did a roaring trade.

A huge thankyou to all the volunteers who helped make this day such a success – preparing and decorating the course and the clubhouse, organising the trading table, gathering raffle prizes, preparing the delicious food, serving the tables, manning the bar, organising the carts, running the betting hole and doing the washing up.

Thank you must also go to our Captain Jenny Drury and Vice-Captain Sue Hall who managed the day’s competition without a hitch.

Visit strathgolf.com.au (Facebook) to view more photos from the day.