Golf a worthy Challenge

The Merimbula-Pambula Golf Club was thrilled to welcome more than 60 players from five clubs to compete in the inaugural 27-hole Challenge on Sunday.

Scheduled to run in March, officials said they were excited to see the comp go ahead amid easing COVID-19 restrictions.

"Some great scores were recorded and the hope is this will become an annual event with established records to be beaten next year," a spokeswoman for the club said.

Tura's Josh Mawby was named men's stroke champion with 109, while Kate Walker led the ladies with 123.

In the stableford it was another Tura visitor leading the pack in Lance Musgrave with 57 points, while home contender Chewy Chia led the ladies also on 57 points.

In the nine-hole event, Tura's Josh Hammond clinched the men's win from Greg Hudson and Les Roberts.

Pambula's Sharon Lestrange led the women's from Glenda Graham and Cooma's Yvonne Barnes.

In other play, the ladies four-ball match-play was won by Cheryl Ramsay and Lestrange, defeating Heather York and Michele Martin. The men's singles match-play also started with some good contests.

The men's four-ball stableford attracted 130 players on Wednesday with Peter Moore and Ron Murdoch winning on 47 points. Dennis Lenson and Ray Coutts- Smith were runners-up with 45. Lola Smith took out the Ladies monthly medal with a score of 70 nett.

Sunday is the annual Agapanthus fundraiser for Cancer Council in an ambrose format with a twist. All are welcome.

Stableford winners in the Pambula-Merimbula Challenge Chewy Chia from the home club and Tura's Lance Musgrave accept their prizes.

Stableford winners in the Pambula-Merimbula Challenge Chewy Chia from the home club and Tura's Lance Musgrave accept their prizes.