This year we had 81 ladies from 9 clubs nominate to play in the Championships.

Covid was still prevalent during club qualifying rounds and as we emerged from a wet winter, clashes with Club competitions, the opening of travel and even spouses surprise holidays greatly affected the number of ladies who had played sufficient qualifying games or could with any confidence commit to three consecutive Championship Sundays.  Despite these issues the Championship began with 30 qualifiers and only two walkovers.

Thank you to Mosman Park Golf Club for hosting the quarter finals on the 4thSeptember and Pinjarra the semi-finals on the 11thSeptember.

It was disappointing that no affiliated club courses were available free to WABLGA for the Championship Final on Sunday 18th September.  Fortunately, Linda Silverlock was able to negotiate some timeslots at Royal Fremantle, albeit having to pay green fees.  Having two matches ie four players in each group was new and challenging to a few of the finalists.  Thank you to Maura Morrissey for volunteering to be our GolfWA Rules Official and for keeping the golf flowing as best it could under the circumstances.

Donna Parsons, after having been Division 1 runner up in 2008, 2017 and 2018 was able to snatch victory from Stacy Dhu in an exciting finish on the 18th hole.  It looks good for the future with three of the four ladies who had not been finalist previously winning Division 2, 3 and 4.

2022 WABLGA Championships Results:

Division 1 Donna Parsons (Mosman Park) defeated Stacy Dhu (Pinjarra) (1up)

Division 2 Ava O’Brien (Bunbury) defeated Julie Rogers (Bunbury) (4/2)

Division 3 Martine Keenan (LKCC) defeated Linda Silverlock (Royal Fremantle)  (6/5)

Division 4 Pauline Joseph (Royal Perth) defeated Tracy Simpson (Pinjarra) (8/7)

2022 WABLGA Champion Perpetual Trophy (awarded to Div 1 Champion)

Winner: Donna Parsons – Mosman Park

Patsy Best and Maureen Thomas Perpetual Trophy (best gross over 2 qualifying rounds)

Winner: Leith Elliot – Royal Perth (25 above par)

Runner up: Stacy Dhu – Pinjarra (27 above par)

Betty Newman Perpetual Trophy (best nett over 2 qualifying rounds)

Winner: Kerry Sachse – Mandurah (-4) on a countback

Runner up Meredyth McLarty – Pinjarra (-4)

Eileen Dawson Perpetual Trophy  (5 best nett scores of 2nd qualifying round)

Winner: Pinjarra Golf Club (370)

Corrina Rudler, Joanne Havelburg, Christine Matson, Tracy Simpson

and Meredyth McLarty.

Runner up: Royal Perth Golf Club (385)

Ola Hempseed, Penelope Radunovich, Sophie Williams, Jill Penter and

Leith Elliot.

Debra Renfrey – 2022 WABLGA Event Co-ordinator




This year four Clubs were not able to fulfill the requirement of scores from three of five nominated nett rounds resulting in only seven Clubs entering their best player for the prestigious WABLGA Silver Spoon. Those Clubs with entrants were Bunbury, Gosnells, Mandurah, Mosman Park, Pinjarra, Royal Perth and the West Australian Golf Club.

Congratulations to Meredyth McLarty from Pinjarra for winning the GolfWA sponsored Silver Spoon with a score of 5 under par over three rounds.

Runner up was Penelope Radunovich from Royal Perth with a score of 5 over par.

We thank GolfWA for providing over many years a silver spoon for this WABLGA Trophy.  Thanks to our persuasive President Linda, we were the only group this year to receive the silver spoon without incurring a cost of $100.  Disappointingly, this is the last year that GolfWA will waver the cost of providing a Silver Spoon to WABLGA.

Debra Renfrey – WABLGA Event Co-ordinator



On Closing Day at Royal Fremantle Golf Club on Sunday 13th November we acknowledged the contribution of Maureen Thomas – co-founder and Life Member of WABLGA.  Maureen received a standing ovation upon her arrival at lunch and was presented with beautiful bunch of flowers and a large colourful card made by Leith Elliot on which members wrote their appreciation, congratulations and best wishes for her recent 90th birthday.

Also in attendance was Pat Collins, Royal Fremantle Ladies Co-ordinator who spoke on her role which was developed to fill the gap left when a restructure of memberships meant that there was no longer a Ladies Captain at Royal Fremantle Golf Club.  A not unfamiliar happening at many clubs recently.

Hartfield Country Club’s Tui Pursell and Annie Kok were also guests of WABLGA, competing out on the course and enjoying the lovely buffet lunch afterwards in the clubhouse.  Hartfield had expressed an interest in re-joining WABLGA and Closing Day was an opportunity for the lady representatives to get the feel of how things were run.  The committee was delighted that Hartfield General Manager, Brian Close, has supported their interest with a formal application for Club affiliation in 2023.

Despite fixture clashes with other golf events, forty-two ladies from Bunbury, Lake Karrinyup, Mt Lawley, Mosman Park, Pinjarra, Royal Fremantle, Royal Perth, WAGC and our Hartfield guests attended.

The challenging course conditions of cored fairways and sanded greens surprisingly did produce some excellent individual scores on the day.

As in many previous Closing Days, the winning club was the host club.  Congratulations to Royal Fremantle Golf Club for winning the 2022 WABLGA Nora Watts Trophy, by just 2 points from WAGC.

The three ladies contributing to the combined winning total of 113 was Alison Adams (41 points), Gee Lightfoot (38 points) and Linda Silverlock (34 points).

Close runner ups were the Western Australian Golf Club with a total of 111 points.  The WAGC players were Debra Renfrey (39 points), Leah Sackville (36 points) and Sharon Clayton (36 points).

The individual best gross score was Leith Elliot (Royal Perth) with 84 and best individual stableford score was Allison Adams (Royal Fremantle) with 41 points.

Nearest to Pin winners – Tui Pursell (Hartfield), Leith Elliot (Royal Perth), Sharon Clayton (WAGC) and Georgie Wynne (Lake Karrinyup).

Both Longest Drive and Longest Putt prizes were won by Georgie Wynne.

Closing Day is the opportunity to present the seasons perpetual trophies including the GolfWA Silver Spoon.

2022 WABLGA Champion Perpetual Trophy (awarded to Div 1 Champion)

Donna Parsons – Mosman Park

Patsy Best and Maureen Thomas Perpetual Trophy (best gross over 2 qualifying rounds)

Leith Elliot – Royal Perth

Betty Newman Perpetual Trophy (best nett over 2 qualifying rounds)

Kerry Sachse – Mandurah on a countback

Eileen Dawson Perpetual Trophy  (5 best nett scores of 2nd qualifying round)

Pinjarra Golf Club   – Corrina Rudler, Joanne Havelburg, Christine Matson, Tracy Simpson

  and Meredyth McLarty.

The WABLGA Silver Spoon – donated by GolfWA (best 3 of 5 nominated nett rounds)

Meredyth McLarty – Pinjarra 

Special thanks to Mara Pritchard and her ladies from Royal Fremantle for co-ordinating the display and raffling of the many items donated or made by Royal Fremantle, Mosman Park and Lake Karrinyup Clubs.

A wonderful amount of $1025 was raised on the day for our 2022 charity ‘Care Bags’.  Thank you everyone who donated and purchased tickets.

Finally thank you to Royal Fremantle’s Maura Morrissey, Linda Silverlock, Frazer Courts (Food and Beverage Manager), Pro-shop staff and Lucy Guppy (General Manager) for making it a great end of season!

Debra Renfrey – WABLGA Event Co-ordinator


2022 Pennants

WABLGA Pennant Report 2022

The WABLGA Pennant Season for 2022 concluded with the Pennant Final being held at Bunbury Golf Club on Sunday, 31st July 2022. Thank you to Bunbury GC, Julie Rodgers and her band of Merry Elves for their wonderful hospitality on the day.  The Christmas in July theme was very well received and appreciated.

I am pleased to announce Royal Perth Golf Club as the 2022 WABLGA Pennant Champions. The results of the Pennant Final Round are as follows:

Left to Right: Chen Wang, Jennifer Garlick, Ola Hempseed, Jill Penter, Leith Elliott (Capt), Absentee: Penelope Radunovich

Link to the WABLGA Pennant Results for Finals 31st July 22

From these results, the proposed divisions for 2023 are as follows:

Ros Fisher Trophy for 2022

A total of 97 players participated across the 5 rounds of the 2022 Pennant season and the winner of the Ros Fisher Trophy for Best Pennant Player of the Season was Jan Rawling from Gosnells GC who won all 5 matches with 13 points.

Winner – Ros Fisher Trophy – Jan Rawling – Gosnells GC 

Thank you to everyone for your help and support throughout this pennant season. It has been a steep learning curve for me with a few hiccups along the way for which I am grateful for your understanding. The weather seemed kinder to us this year, with fewer rainy days.

A special thank you goes to all the hosting clubs and their ladies for outstanding hospitality (Pinjarra, The Vines, Mandurah, Royal Perth, Mt Lawley, and Bunbury) and Care Bags fundraising efforts in 2022.

Happy golfing for the remainder of the year.

Shonna Gobby – Pennant Coordinator 2022

WABLGA Pennant Report 2022


  1. Pennant season dates through winter or alternate – look at draft fixtures for men’s and women’s pennants in Perth; consider playing very early or late in the year.  Early discussion with GolfWA regarding the tentative programming of the fixtures for the 2023 Season.
  2. The number of Clubs that will be able to field a Pennant Team for 2023 with the changes that are being implemented at Clubs relating to changes of Membership Categories.

2022 Foursomes Championship

The WABLGA Foursomes Championship returned to Royal Fremantle on 10th April 2022 having been played there as recently as 2020.  Forty-three teams with players from ten clubs made it out onto the course for an early morning shotgun start. 

The 2022 Foursomes Championship Gross Winners was the partnership of Leith Elliot (RPGC) and Sophie Williams (MLGC) with a score of 80.

Leith Elliot, Linda Silverlock (WABLGA President) and Sophie Williams

2022 Pre-season

Sixty-four ladies representing nine clubs contested the WABLGA Pre-season event on 20th February 2022 at the challenging and well-presented Western Australian Golf Club course. 

The 2022 Club of Origin Winner was the host club WAGC with Julie Scott (35), Lisa Surman (35) and Bernadette Heavey (33) contributing to the total of 103 points.  This was consecutive wins for WAGC having been Club of Origin Winners in 2021 at Lake Karrinyup Country Club.

Maureen Thomas, WABLGA Life Member attended and assisted with the presentations of awards.

Julie Scott, Lisa Surman, Maureen Thomas (Life Member) and Bernadette Heavey

Club of Origin Runner up was Royal Fremantle Golf Club with Cherrie Grant (34), Jacs Scott (32) and Nicole Bertinshaw (32) contributing a total of 98 points.


Nicole Bertinshaw, Maureen Thomas, Cherrie Genat and Jacs Scott

 Gross Winner was Julie Scott (WAGC) with 26 on a countback from Gross Runner-up Sue Palu (RFGC).

Alison Oliver (WAGC Co-leader), Julie Scott (Gross Winner) and Maureen Thomas

2022 Nett winner was Lisa Surman (WAGC) with 35.  Cherrie Grant (RFGC) was Nett runner up with 34.

Alison Oliver, Lisa Surman (Nett Winner) and Maureen Thomas

WABLGA’s charity for 2020-2021 was Street Chaplains and two representatives were special guests for lunch and presentations.  Mr Daniel van de Spuy (Co-Director of Perth) presented an overview of Street Chaplains operations in Perth. The First Aid Trained volunteers patrol the Perth streets engaging with and assisting both distressed and at-risk patrons at night or rough sleepers during the day.  

Thank you to all WABLGA clubs and members who contributed towards the wonderful amount of $9555 which was presented to Daniel at Pre-season day.


Linda Silverlock (WABLGA President) and Daniel van der Spuy (Co-Director of Perth, Street Chaplains)

2021 Foursomes Championship

Sunday 18th April presented itself as a rather nice day for 48 teams to play the WABLGA Foursomes Championship.
Thank you to Mt Lawley Golf Club for hosting the event and to Jean Stewart for the background organisation of the event.
The WABLGA Foursomes Champion team for 2021 is Donna Parsons (MPGC) and Allison Adams (RFGC) with a gross score of 83, making it two years in a row that Donna and Allison have taken out the WABLGA Foursomes Championship. Will there be a hat trick in 2022?
Runners up in the Gross competition were Alison Coffey (MLGC) and Vanessa Benci (MLGC) with a gross score of 85.

Gross winners Donna Parsons and Allison Adams presented with the perpetual trophy by WABLGA Life Member Maureen Thomas
Gross runners up Alison Coffey and Vanessa Benci with Maureen Thomas

Winners of the Nett Perpetual trophy were Shonna Gobby (MLGC) and Beth Deeley (BGC) with a nett score of 76.
Shonna and Beth were Gross runners up in the 2020 Foursomes Championship; maybe they will prevent Donna and Allison from taking a hat trick in 2022!
Sue Palu (RFGC) and Sharon Cork (LKCC) were runners up for the Nett trophy with a score of 76.5.

Shonna Gobby and Beth Deeley with the Nett Perpetual trophy
Sue Palu and Sharon Cork received their prizes from Maureen Thomas.

WABLGA continues to thank Maureen Thomas for attending our events to present the Association’s trophies and the individual prizes to the winners.

2021 Pre-season Day

Thank you to Lake Karrinyup Country Club for hosting the WABLGA 2021 Pre-season Day on Sunday 14th February.

Seventy-four players participated in the event, which was followed by lunch and presentations to the Gross winner, Nett winner and the Club of Origin trophy. The results of the day are:

Gross Winner: Susan Palu (79 off the stick)

Nett Winner: Lisa Surman (40 Stableford points)

Runner-up Club of Origin: Lake Karrinyup Country Club scoring a combined total of 107 Stableford points. Players contributing to the score were Sheila Klimczyk, Kate Rennie and Madeleine Innes

Club of Origin 2021: Western Australian Golf Club scoring a combined total of 115 Stableford points. Players contributing to the score were Lisa Surman, Alison Oliver and Di Wood

Maureen Thomas, WABLGA Life member, made the presentations to winners of the day.

Gross winner Susan Palu
Nett Winner Lisa Surman
Runner-up Club of Origin Lake Karrinyup Country Club players
pictured with Maureen Thomas:
(L to R) Madeleine Innes, Sheila Klimczyk, Kate Rennie
Club of Origin 2021 Western Australian Golf Club players pictured with Maureen Thomas
(L to R) Lisa Surman, Alison Oliver and Di Wood

2020 Presidents Report

Western Australian Business Ladies Golf Association (Inc)

Presidents Report to the 2020 Annual General Meeting

Preseason Day

Our preseason day was held at Gosnells Golf Club on Sunday 16th February with 71 players on course.  This was followed by a more relaxed format of a cocktail style buffet which was enjoyed by all in attendance.  Many thanks to the Gosnells team for hosting a fantastic day to start our season.

The results were;

Club of Origin Winner:            Gosnells 107 – Jo Calvo, Nadia de Vries, Charlotte Hall

Club of Origin Runner up:       Pinjarra 101 – Corrina Rudler, Sam Vongyer, Lexie Sutton

Gross Winner:                         Charlotte Hall – Gosnells

Nett Winer:                             Glenda Roberts – Royal Fremantle


This year we experienced the unprecedented event of an international outbreak of the virus known as COVID-19 which was subsequently classified by the WHO as a global pandemic.  As the virus entered our cities and outbreaks of infections started to spread rapidly, our Government took steps to put our cities and people into major lockdowns.  This included the closure of all non-essential businesses, schools and universities, sporting arenas and activities and people were asked to work from home.  In WA, the most stringent of these measures extended from March through to July.  

From a Golfing perspective, a lot of courses were closed and the private clubs that remained operating were restricted to 1 or 2 players per fairway, clubhouses and facilities closed and strict social distancing measures were put in place to enable them to continue to operate for their members. 

It was evident very early in the year that the WABLGA season would be significantly impacted.  As a result, the Foursomes event planned for April and Pennant season scheduled for July and August were cancelled along with the May delegates meeting.

Email communications were sent to the Club Delegates on a 6 weekly basis to keep them informed and notices were placed on the WABLGA website the keep its membership base updated. 

As the restrictions began to reduce, we saw the opportunity to get the Championships back on track. This was achieved by extending the closing dates for the qualifying rounds and providing considered flexibility to enable clubs to maximise the participation for their members.

2020 WABLGA Championships

This year there were 104 nominations to compete in the championships. Of the 12 Clubs, there were 8 clubs that participated in the qualifying rounds.

I would like to extend a sincere thank you to the host clubs Bunbury, Mosman Park and Pinjarra for their commitment and support to WABLGA which enabled us to make these events happen. 

I also would like to thank Maura Morrissey for being the roaming rules official at the Finals.

The results were;

Division 1        Stacy Dhu (Pinjarra) def Jaks Scott (Royal Fremantle) 2/1

Division 2        Allison Adams (Royal Fremantle) def Jo Calvo (Gosnells) 2/1

Division 3        Bev Thompson (Gosnells) def Linda Silverlock (Royal Fremantle) 3/2

Division 4        Jocelyn Bollands (Mosman Park) def Deb Whatley (Bunbury) 4/2

Congratulations to each of the division winners and the runners up.

2020 WABLGA Champion Perpetual Trophy (Awarded to the division 1 Champion)

Winner:  Stacy Dhu – Pinjarra

Other Competitions and Trophies

There are several other competitions that run-in conjunction with the Championship rounds based on one or both qualifying rounds. The results for these trophies were;

Maureen Thomas and Patsy Best Perpetual Trophy (best gross over 2 qualifying rounds)

Winner:           Stacy Dhu – Pinjarra (15 above Par)

Runner Up:      Leith Elliott (24 above Par)

Betty Newman Trophy (best nett over 2 qualifying rounds)

Winner:            Jaks Scott – Royal Fremantle (-6)

Runner Up:     Norma Holmes – Royal Perth (-3)

Eileen Dawson Perpetual Trophy (5 best team nett scores of 2nd qualifying round)

Winner:           Pinjarra – Karen Martin, Stacy Dhu, Corrina Rudler, Kathy Elliott, Stephanie Brakespeare

Runner Up:     Royal Perth – Leith Elliott, Norma Holmes, Ann Prior, Jill Penter, Sarah Ridge

Silver Spoon donated by Golf WA

Winner:           Jenny Freeman (-7) – Bunbury

Runner Up:     Jill Penter (-4) – Royal Perth

Many thanks to Golf WA for their continuing support to WABLGA and donating the Silver Spoon.

Foursomes Championships & Royal Fremantle to the rescue

It was with some persuasion and perhaps the added benefit of being a member at Royal Fremantle, the club agreed to retain the fixtured date of the 2nd August (originally scheduled to host the WABLGA Pennant Final) for WABLGA to host another event which gave us the opportunity to run the previously cancelled Foursomes Championships.

We had 80 players on course which was followed by a buffet lunch.  It was fabulous to see all our golfing friends again from the various clubs and we were honoured to have our Life Member Maureen Thomas join us for lunch and presentations.

A special thank you Royal Fremantle for “holding the date” and hosting a fabulous event.

Gross Winners:            Donna Parsons – Mosman Park & Allison Adams – Royal Fremantle (91)

Gross Runners Up:      Shonna Gobby – Mt Lawley & Beth Deeley – Bunbury (92)

Nett Winners:              Maura Morrissey & Jocelyn Hudson – Royal Fremantle (76)

Nett Runners Up:        Janet Cowan & Beverly Thompson – Gosnells (76.5)

Closing Day

This year’s event was hosted by The Western Australian Golf Club on Sunday 18th October and we had 60 players on course for a 7.30am shotgun start followed by lunch and presentations.  It was a fantastic day and although the numbers were down on previous years, those who attended enjoyed a beautifully presented course and delicious buffet lunch.  Many thanks to WAGC for hosting such a fabulous day to close the season.

Nora Watts Foundation Trophy

Winners:      WAGC – Lynne Edwards, Lynette Clohessy & Debra Renfrey

Runners up:    Mosman Park – Eve Broadley, Jodie Benny & Jocelyn Bollands

Individual Events

Gross Winner:     Lynette Clohessy – WAGC

Nett Winner:      Eve Broadley – Mosman Park

2020 Charity – Street Chaplains

The fund raising for 2020 was significantly reduced predominately due to the Pennant season being cancelled.  Over the past 3 years we have raised in excess of $8,000 whereas this year the total fund raised were $1,802.   It will be proposed that we retain the current charity for the 2021 season when nominations are called for at the AGM.

2020 Membership

This year, despite COVID-19, we had 171 members from 10 clubs compared to 203 last year from 12 clubs.  We were advised early in the year as the COVID-19 restrictions commenced that The Vines and Melville Glades would not be participating in the 2020 season and we do hope they re-join us in 2021.

I would like to acknowledge our Life Members Maureen Thomas and Patsy Best for their continued participation in WABLGA.  I believe we all appreciate their depth of knowledge and history of our Association and welcome their attendance at our events.

Thank you to the WABLGA Committee of Stephanie Brakespeare, Sandy Colson and Pat Dunstan for their efforts and support throughout the year.  It was a pleasure to work with such an efficient and collaborative team.

I wish to extend a very special thank you to Stephanie for her outstanding contribution to the WABLGA committee over the past 4 years.  Stephanie spent the first 3 years as Secretary and her final year developing the new role of Events Co-Ordinator.  She has left us with very solid foundations in these areas which will significantly assist any new Committee member coming into those roles.

As we close out the year, I would like to thank the Club Delegates and Members for their support.  I sincerely hope that our 2021 season will be a lot brighter and that we can return to our normal program of events. 

Finally, I would like to express my sincere thanks to the past Presidents of WABLGA, Jill Penter, Julie Lepp and Maura Morrissey.  It has been with their support, guidance and knowledge that I have managed to navigate my way through this most challenging year and my first year in the role of President.

I wish you and your families a very safe and happy festive season and hope you enjoy some summer golfing along the way.

I look forward to seeing you all in 2021 at our Pre-Season day in February.

I ask that this report be received.

Linda Silverlock

2020 Championships

The WABLGA Championships were completed at Pinjarra Golf Club on Sunday 20 September in very poor weather conditions. The results were:

Div 1 Stacy Dhu (Pinjarra Golf Club) def Jaks Scott (RFGC)

Div 2 Alison Adams (RFGC) def Jo Calvo (Gosnells GC)

Div 3: Bev Thompson (Gosnells GC) def Linda Silverlock (RFGC)

Div 4: Jocelyn Bollands (Mosman Pk GC) def Deb Whatley (Bunbury GC)

Congratulations to the winners and well done to the 60 players who put in qualifying scores across the 4 divisions.

Thankyou to the host clubs: Bunbury GC (QF), Mosman Pk GC (SF) and Pinjarra GC.

Div 1 Champion: Stacy Dhu
Div 2 Champion: Alison Adams
Div 3 Champion: Bev Thompson
Div 4 Champion: Jocelyn Bollands