The Women’s NSW Sand Greens Championship is open to female amateur golfers who hold a current Australian or overseas equivalent handicap. It is hosted in rotation by Country District Associations.
It is played over 36-holes stroke play in two or three divisions (depending on entries). Prizes are awarded for:
DIVISION 1 - NSWLGU Sand Greens Championship Salver – 36-hole scratch
DIVISION 2 - NSWLGU Bronze Salver – 36-hole scratch
DIVISION 3 - Bronze Bowl – 36-hole scratch (if player numbers allow)
The Women's RLGA Jug (handicap teams event) and Women's SLWGA Bowl (scratch teams event) are played concurrently with the Championship.
Dunedoo's Sharon Nott has walked away for the fourth time as the Women’s NSW Sand Greens Champion. Of the four championships Sharon participated in, she won in 2007, 2011 and 2012 as the Division 1 – 36 hole scratch winner. In 2008 she was a joint winner with Sue Brooks from Lithgow.
It was a close match against runner-up Kylie McDougal. It came down to the last hole when Kylie sprayed right into a hazard handing Sharon a one shot lead.
Sharon said, “ It was a good tussle.....with golf every shot is a surprise.”
The Cobar course features some tricky water hazards and plenty of opportunities to run into trouble, but it repays accuracy and good placement. The course was in very good condition which resulted in some fine scores.
It isn’t just the event that lures Sharon back…it’s the friendship, the dinners on Saturday night “to have a yarn and catch up with people”.
The Women's NSW Sand Greens Championship is a wonderful opportunity for players from all over NSW to come together, meet up with friends, socialise, and enjoy the opportunity to play in a state event. Over 100 players attended this year’s event. Numerous players have already booked their accommodation for the 2013 Women's NSW Sand Greens Championship to be held at Hay Golf Club on 19-20 October.
Home grown knowledge helped with Cobar players winning the majority of places. Hay’s Kylie McDougal is hoping for the advantage next year. She wants a second chance to compete against Sharon on her home course, after coming so close to winning and missing out on the final hole this year.
The event was a great success due to the work of an efficient, pleasant and helpful team from the Western Districts Committee, with great assistance from the Cobar Committee.
What impressed Sharon was the generosity shown by the Cobar Members for the ladies to use the golf carts free of charge. Cobar Golf Club provided a warm welcome to players, who especially appreciated the help from the men who acted as spotters on course to track the balls and supported the event.
As a player who has conquered the most Sand Greens Championships, Sharon’s tip is “to learn how to chip and run the ball from 30 metres out…..go down and be part of it…experience it…you won’t be disappointed!”
Full results and prize winners are available at the bottom of the page.
5 October 2012 - ENTRIES CLOSED
Draw available at bottom of page.
19 July 2012 - ENTRIES OPEN
Entries for this event are now open. Entries are $40 per player. Scratch and nett teams are $5 per team. To enter, please print and complete the appropriate entry form at the bottom of the page and post to:
WDLGA, Hon Sec.
8/18 Warrendine St
Orange NSW 2800
Entries close Friday 5 October, 5.00pm
**New** Dinner at Cobar Golf Club on Saturday Night
Cobar is offering catered dinner on Saturday 20 October, which includes a three-meat roast and sweets for $23. Please indicate on the entry form if you wish to take up this offer. Payment to be made direct to Cobar on the night.
For further information regarding this event, please contact Robyn Newey.
Alternatively, please contact Golf NSW:
Phone: + 61 2 9505 9105
E-mail: Christy Collier