2023 Pre Season

Forty ladies from eleven affiliated clubs played at Hartfield Country Club on Sunday 5th March in the WABLGA Pre-season Day ‘Club of Origin’ competition.  Hartfield CC re-joined WABLGA this year after an absence of 10 years, having last competed in 2013.  It was great to hear long term WABLGA members reminisce with a few of the Hartfield ladies who had been their adversaries in years gone by. 

The 2023 WABLGA Club of Origin winner was Royal Perth Golf Club with a total of 103 Stableford points.  The players contributing to the score were Leith Elliott (37 points), Jocelyn Rudland (37 points) and Jill Penter (29 points).  Jocelyn, now a Royal Fremantle member represented Royal Perth on the day as her Club of Origin.

Jill Penter, Leith Elliott and Jocelyn Hudson with the Merle Crawford Foundation Trophy

Club of Origin Runner up was Pinjarra Golf Club with 102 points with contributions from Joanne Havelberg (35 points), Meredyth McLarty (33 points) and Kathleen Elliott (33 Points). 

Kathleen Elliott, Meredyth McLarty, Joanne Havelberg and President Linda Silverlock

Third place was Royal Fremantle Golf club with 100 points.  It was a gallant effort from Royal Fremantle members Maura Morrissey (32), Niclole Bertinshaw (34) and Mara Prichard (34) considering they had lost Jocelyn Hudson (37) to the Royal Perth team and Linda Silverlock (33) to Mosman Park under the Club of Origin condition of play.

Jocelyn Hudson, Wendy Brenssell and Leith Elliott had great individual scores of 37 Stableford points on the Hartfield course which has many lengthy challenging holes.

Leith Elliott (RPGC) was the clear winner of the Best Individual Gross (26) from Shonna Gobby (MLGC) with (16).

Linda Silverlock (President) and Leith Elliott

Winner of the Best Individual Nett was Wendy Brenssnell (Bunbury GC) with 37 points on a countback from Jocelyn Hudson (Royal Fremantle Golf Club).

Wendy Brenssell and Linda Silverlock

Nearest to Pin winners were Jo Kirby (Mandurah), Leith Elliott (Royal Perth), Tui Pursell (Hartfield) and Tammy Dawson (Mandurah).  Thank you to Hartfield CC for sponsoring the four novelty prizes.

WABLGA greatly appreciated the support and assistance of Hartfield’s Brian Close (General Manager), Rob Nuttall (Golf Professional) and especially Damien Franzmann (Functions, Membership & Bar Manager) for co-ordinating the event, helping on the day and compiling the results.  

Thank you to Tui Pursell (WABLGA Leader), Annie Kok (Hartfield Ladies Captain) and lady members for the Clubhouse presentations and providing a wonderful array of raffle baskets.  A total of $475 was raised for the WABLGA 2022/2023 charity ‘Care Bags’.

Pennant Results Round 5

28th July 2019 – Lake Karrinyup CC

Green Division

Mt Lawley 3 b WAGC 2   S Gobby lost to R Riatti 8/6, K Teong b S Clayton 4/3, L Johnson b D Renfrey 2/1, J Bourke b A Oliver 5/4, T Chiquet lost to J Smith 5/3

The Vines 3 b Melville Glades 2   H Siroen lost to L McVey 2 up, K O’Meara lost to S Van Der Brugghen 3/2, A Williams b N McRobb 5/3, A Bell b J Marsh 4/3, J Wigham won as a walkover

Mandurah 4 b Royal Fremantle 1    S Terry b J Scott 6/5, C Kowald b B Rakimov 2/1, J Kirby b N Ward 1 up, L Tenni lost to G Edmonds 3/2, J Facey b M Morrissey 3/2

Gold Division

Pinjarra 3.5 b Gosnells 1.5     S Dhu sq C Hough, C Rudler b L Harling 4/2, S Brakespeare sq S Alexander, M Collins sq P Dunstan, K Martin b N De Vries 2/1

Lake Karrinyup 3 b Bunbury 2    G Wynne sq B Deeley, D Fripp b T Hall 2/1, W Naude sq J Rodgers, M Keenan lost to J Larsen 2/1, K Rennie b E House 7/5

Mosman Park 4 b Royal Perth 1    D Parsons b L Elliott 3/2, J Benney b P Radunovich 1 up, S Colson lost to A Prior 4/3, A Adams b J Penter 2/1, J Bollands b S Ridge 4/2

Pennant Results Round 4

21st July 2019 – Western Australia GC

Green Division

Royal Fremantle 4 b Mt Lawley 1   J Scott b S Gobby 2/1, B Rakimov b S Watkins 1 up, N Ward b K Teong 8/7, G Edmonds lost to J Bourke DQ, M Morrissey b J Stewart 6/4

WAGC 5 b The Vines 0   R Riatti b H Siroen 7/6, D Renfrey b K O’Meara 2 up, K Hammer b A Williams 4/2, A Oliver b A Bell 4/3, J Smith b J Wigham 1 up

Mandurah 4 b Melville Glades 1    S Terry lost to H Constable 6/5, C Kowald b A Hitchen 2/1, J Kirby b N McRobb 4/3, L Tenni b J Marsh 7/5, J Facey b K Stacey 5/3

Gold Division

Gosnells 3 b Royal Perth 2     S Hoffman sq L Elliott, C Hough sq P Radunovich, L Harling lost to H Carter 7/5, P Dunstan b J Penter 1 up, N De Vries b S Ridge 5/4

Lake Karrinyup 2.5 sq Pinjarra 2.5    G Wynne lost to S Dhu 2 up, W Naude b S Brakespeare 4/3, M Keenan sq K Martin, K Rennie b S Vongyer 2/1, S Klimczyk lost to L Sutton 2 up

Bunbury 3 b Mosman Park 2    B Deeley b D Parsons 1 up, R Semple lost to S Colson 3/2, T Hall b T Bishop 6/4, J Rodgers lost to E Broadley 3/2, T McGillivray b J Bollands 5/4

Pennant Results Rd 3

14th July 2019 Royal Fremantle GC

Green Division

Mt Lawley 3 b Melville Glades 2   S Gobby b H Constable 1up, S Watkins lost to N MRobb 4/2, K Teong b L Wake 4/2, J Bourke b J Marsh 4/3, J Lepp lost to K Stacey 3/2

The Vines 3 b Mandurah 2   K O’Meara lost to S Terry 3/2, A Williams lost to J Kirby 1 up, A Bell b T Dawson 2/1, J Wigham b D Lynch 2/1, M Warener b J Facey 3/1

Royal Fremantle 3.5 b WAGC 1.5    J Scott b R Riatti 1 up, N Ward b S Clayton 2 up, G Edmonds sq D Renfrey, M Morrissey b K Hammer 4/3, H Cross lost to J Smith 2 up

Gold Division

Gosnells 5 b Lake Karrinyup 0     S Hoffman b G Wynne 3/1, C Hough b D Fripp 2/1, L Harling b J O’Rourke 6/5, S Alexander b W Naude 3/2, N De Vries b M Keenan 7/6

Mosman Park 4 b Pinjarra 1    D Parsons lost to S Dhu 4/3, S Colson b K Martin 2/1, A Adams b M Collins 4/3, E Broadley b S Vongyer 4/3, J Bollands b J Jackson 2 up

Royal Perth 3.5 b Bunbury 1.5    P Radunovich b B Deeley 2 up, A Prior sq J Freeman, L Schiener lost to J Rodgers 4/3, J Penter b T McGillivray 3/1, S Ridge b E House 6/4

Pennant Results Round 2

7th July 2019

Bunbury GC

Green Division

The Vines 4.5 b Mt Lawley 0.5   H Siroen b S Gobby 1up, K O’Meara b L Johnson 1 up, A Williams b J Bourke 2/1, A Bell b M Badenhorst 2 up, J Wigham sq J Stewart

WAGC 4.5 b Mandurah 0.5   S Clayton sq K Robson, K Hammer b S Terry 2 up, D Renfrey b C Kowald 2/1, A Oliver b L Tenni 5/3, J Smith b T Dawson 1 up

Royal Fremantle 2.5 sq Melville Glades 2.5    J Scott lost to L McVey 1 up, B Rakimov lost to H Constable 4/2, N Ward b L Wake 5/4, M Morrissey b J Marsh 3/2, L Silverlock sq K Stacey

Gold Division

Gosnells 4 b Bunbury 1     S Hoffman b R Semple 5/4, C Hough b T Hall 3/1, L Harling b J Freeman 3/2, P Dunstan lost to J Rodgers, N De Vries b T McGillivray 3/2

Royal Perth 2.5 sq Pinjarra 2.5    L Elliot sq S Dhu, A Prior b S Brakespeare2/1,L Scheiner lost to K Martin 5/3, S McEntee b M Collins 6/4, J Penter lost to J Jackson 2/1

Mosman Park 4 b Lake Karrinyup 1    D Parsons b G Wynne 4/3, A Adams b D Fripp 5/3, T Bishop b J O’Rourke 3/2, E Broadley sq W Naude, J Bollands sq S Klimczyk

WABLGA Pennant Results

30th June 2019

Round One – The Vines

Green Division

Mt Lawley 4  b Mandurah 1   S Gobby b S Terry 3/1, S Watkins b C Kowald 1 up, K Teong b J Kirby 4/3, J Bourke lost to L Tenni 2 up, S Sawyer b J Facey 2 up

The Vines 3 b Royal Fremantle 2   H Siroen b B Rakimov 5/3, K O’Meara lost to J Edmonds 1 up, A Williams lost to M Morrissey 3/1, A Bell b T Tai 3/1, S Aritonovic b L Silverlock 2 up

WAGC 3 b Melville Glades 2     R Riatti lost to L McVey 2 up, K Hammer lost to S Van Der Brugghen 3/1, S Clayton b A Hitchen 3/1, A Oliver b N McRobb 6/4, J Smith b L Wake 1 up

Gold Division

Gosnells 3 b Mosman Park 2      C Hall b D Parsons 6/5, L Harling lost to J Benney 2 up, S Alexander lost to S Colson 3/2, P Dunstan b A Adams 4/3, N De Vries b J Bollands 4/3

Bunbury 3 b Pinjarra 2    R Semple lost to S Dhu 5/4, B Deeley b C Rudler 3/2, J Freeman b K Martin 2/1, T Hall lost to M Collins 1 up, J Rodgers b S Vongyer 3/2

Lake Karrinyup 4.5 b Royal Perth 0.5    G Wynne b L Elliott 2/1, D Fripp squared H Carter,W Naude b A Prior 2 up, K Rennie b L Scheiner 5/4, S Klimczyk b J Penter 7/6

2019 Foursomes Championship

Many thanks to the Mandurah Country Club for hosting our 2019 Foursomes Championship.  We also welcomed the ladies from Melville Glades to WABLGA and hope they enjoyed their day.

Leith Elliott and Minke Terblanche (RPGC) – 2019 Champions

Maura Morrissey (RFGC) and Julie Lepp (MLGC) – Nett Champions

Lauren Dowd and Majella Dowden – WAGC, Gross RU

Tracy Bishop and Jocelyn Bollands – Mosman Park, Nett RU

2018 Silver Spoon

Congratulations to Jill Brand of Mandurah Golf Club, the winner of the prestigious 2018 Silver Spoon sponsored by Golf WA.

Jill Brand (L) pictured with Golf WA’s Shonna Gobby (R)

The History of theWABLGA Silver Spoon

The WALGU was founded in 1914 and in 1915 because of the Great War it was proposed “the Union should strike War Medals to be played for over a certain period by clubs belonging to the Union and subject to their approval the competition was to be stroke play”. Entrance was 6 pence a card and the proceeds were to go to any “Patriotic Fund”. For a few years it was the French Comforts Fund.

In 1927 it was decided to substitute silver spoons for the original medals. These were to be designed by a Mr. Holdsworth who had designed other Championship Trophies for the Union. Special Result Sheets were to be printed and club winners played in a final usually during one of the rounds of the State Championships. The winner received a case of spoons.

There have been many changes of the format and finals over the years, but the original idea of playing a number of stroke rounds and finding the “Champion Silver Spoon” in a final still persists.

In today’s WABLGA, the Silver Spoon is considered a most prestigious trophy awarded for the best three nett rounds of five designated stroke rounds.