‘Awesome’ teams to play Pennants

Women’s Captain of The Brisbane Golf Club, Helen Caris, has jumped on the front foot prior to the start of the 2021 Brisbane District Ladies Golf Association Pennant season with a highly-optimistic summation of the team.

“Our women’s team this year is awesome,” Helen trumpeted on the eve of Friday’s tee off to the new season.

“Following the abandonment of last year’s Pennant competition because of Covid, we have received terrific support from our members and as a result each of our five teams this year are really strong. Obviously, it is always difficult to judge the strength of our opposition, but I believe Brisbane will be very competitive across all divisions.”

The Gold team, which plays in Zone 1 and lines up against Pacific at McLeod Golf Club on Friday, will be led by No.1 player Hannah Reeves, who plays off plus one. Former Club Champion, Lisa Edgar (scratch) will be the No. 2 player. Seven strong clubs, including Royal Queensland, Redcliffe, Wantima, McLeod and Nudgee will compete in this premier division.

Silver, which also plays in Zone 1, is being led by Jaculin Zuidam (No.1) and Jodi Holmes (No.2), and will play Indooroopilly at Oxley, also on Friday. The other teams in Silver, Zone 1, are Pacific, Keperra, Royal Queensland, McLeod and Oxley.

Berenice Holmes is the No.1 player in the Bronze team, which also kicks off their season on Friday, against Pacific at Mt Warren Park. Joining TBGC and Pacific in the Bronze Zone 1 division will be McLeod, Mt Warren Park, Keperra, Ashgrove, Oxley and Indooroopilly. Perri Ilott is Brisbane’s No.2 player.

The Brisbane Golf Club will play host to the Weekend Competition on Sunday, 16 May with 80 players and almost as many caddies flooding the course.

In the BGC Weekend One team, Morgan Lewis will be the No.1 player, with Di Hall filling the No.2 position. They will host Keperra, with the remaining teams in the division McLeod, Riverlakes, Meadowbrook, Nudgee, Indooroopilly and Oxley.

And the big contingent of BGC players is completed by the Weekend Two team, with Catherine Hammond No.1) and Debbie Kember (No.2) filling the lead positions. They will host Redcliffe on Sunday, with Virginia, Redland Bay, Wantima, Nudgee, Keperra and Wynnum completing the field in Zone Two.

Teams for round one are: Gold – Hannah Reeves, Lisa Edgar, Lynne Conroy, Alex Hopson and Kathryn Hillier.

Silver Zone 1 – Jaculin Zuidam, Jodi Holmes, Angela Cottrell, Ann Fell and Susan Eagleton.

Bronze Zone 1 – Berenice Holmes, Perri Ilott, Lynn Brandon, Jenny Somers and Kerrie McGuire.

Weekend 1 – Morgan Lewis, Di Hall, Angela Fong, Fiona Elsdon and Margot McNee.

Weekend 2 Zone 2 – Catherine Hammond, Debbie Kember, Yvonne Butcher, Catherine Morgan anbd Kathryn Ash. –TONY DURKIN