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05 August 2020
Rhonda Gebert and Judy Krahe joined forces to triumph in a life members competition at Horsham Golf Club.
The ladies returned a score of 142-152-294 to win the 36-hole aggregate stroke event.
Thirty-one pairs contested the annual two-day event.
Sandra Savage, who sponsors the event alongside fellow life member Joyce Mills, presented the winners with prizes.
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Ladies captain Bev Price said golf continued to be a popular pastime across the Wimmera, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We’ve had excellent numbers at the golf club. We haven’t had anything under 60 for any event since we’ve been back up and running after the shut down,” she said.
Mrs Price said members were good at physically distancing in line with COVID-19 regulations and were enjoying an opportunity to socialise safely.
She encouraged anyone interested in learning or playing golf to pay the club a visit.
“On Mondays and Fridays we have a social group, which has been attracting about 30 players at a time,” she said.
“If someone wants to start playing golf then the best time is during social golf, which is great for beginners.”
Ladies have been competing on Tuesdays and Thursdays but events are now on the backburner as the Wimmera awaits the introduction of stage-three COVID-19 restrictions tomorrow.
Horsham club president Leo Delahunty said golfers would be permitted to play in groups of two provided they adhered to a 1.5-metre physical-distancing rule.
He said he was awaiting further details about regulations and would inform members as soon as possible.
He said golfers, staff and visitors had been wearing mandatory face masks since Monday.
– Sarah Matthews
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