Winners are grinners – Nine Hole Seniors’ competition concludes for 2021

As everyone in the community in our retirement villages comes together for the second match in the 2021 Flagstaff Hill Golf Club’s biannual Men vs Ladies Nine Hole Seniors’ competition was played on the 7th of October in delightful Spring weather.

The competition, which was sponsored by the Living Choice retirement community, attracted 85 players comprising 41 women players and 44 men.

The players arrived in great spirits and there was plenty of rivalry and laughter. There was much appreciation for the champagne, orange juice, chocolates and numerous raffle basket prizes too.

The women won the first round, then the scores for the second round were 584 points for the women and 568 for the men, giving averages of 14.244 and 12.909 respectively. The combined average for the women was 29.64 and, for the men, 27.233.

Anne Graham, Ladies’ President, was proud to announce that, “this event has been running since 1992, twice a year and the women won it this year, keeping the men honest”.

John Gilchrist, NHS President, said previously that the men suffered a complete upset in the first game and promised to reverse the result… well, you can only imagine how badly bruised their egos are! Better luck next time, fellas!

Colleen Melvin won the women's prize with an amazing score of 24 Stableford points. Second and third were Di Bridgman and Living Choice resident, Rae Angel with 21 points.

For the men, Allen Lipschitz won with 21 points, Bob Robinson came second and Neville Cunningham came third.

Coincidentally, a lovely gentleman by the name of John Lundy came up to the Living Choice table and asked Sales Manager, Kathy Stacey, if he could enter the raffle. Due to a medical condition, Kathy entered Mr Lundy’s details in the raffle on his behalf. At the end of the event, all the raffle tickets were entered into a bowl and Mr Lundy’s name was drawn by Anne Graham. He accepted his raffle prize with a tear in his eye and offered a big “thank-you” to Kathy for writing down his name.