Camperdown Chronicle
Locals take out Astrid Holm Cup

ONCE again the Camperdown Golf Club hosted a successful Astrid Holm Cup last Friday.

This popular event honours the memory of a remarkable lady who was not only a founding member of the club and ladies champion a record 15 times, but served as club secretary for 42 years from 1957-1999.

Astrid Holm had an outstanding golfing record, winning many championship events at regional and state level. 

This year 25 teams played 4BBB with the best score counted on each hole. 

There were visitors from throughout the district and travelling from as far as Ballarat, Hamilton, Ocean Grove and Apollo Bay.

Winners were a local team of Gabby Gill, Gayle Gill, Doreen Horan and Leah Cheeseman with 54 points. 

Finishing runners-up with 51 points were locals Marg White and Terri Sinnott, combining with Warrnambool players Di Martina and Catriona Porter. 

In third place with 50 points was a team anchored by local Jeanette Lambell who was joined by Cobden trio Jeannine White, Kate Parlour and Evelyn Boyd.

Next best with 49 points was Louise Morse, Carol McPherson, Annette McPhail and Claire Norman from Warrnambool. 

Lynne Newton (Timboon) was nearest the pin on the second hole, Alison Walsh (Timboon) claimed the ninth, Catriona Porter (Warrnambool) took out the 15th and Gwenda Malseed (East Framlingham) was closest on the 17th. 

Terri Sinnott provided a special trophy for the closest third shot to the green on the 13th hole in honour of Friday the 13th. 

Barb Stinchcombe from Colac claimed the prize and a birdie when her third shot made its way into the cup.

Meanwhile, the final ladies event of the calendar year at Camperdown was held on the lakeside course on Wednesday.

The stableford competition was followed by the traditional Christmas luncheon and break-up.

It took a three-way countback to decide the placings, as Marg White (22) emerged victorious with 23 points, Vicki Fitzgerald (20) was runner-up and Gayle Gill finished third.

Gayle did however collect nearest the pin on the 15th, Gabby Gill was closest on the 17th green and Marg White had the best second shot to the par four 16th hole. 

Balls down the line went to Marg White, Vicki Fitzgerald, Gayle Gill with 23 points, Chris Farmer 22 points, as well as Liz Fry, Doreen Horan and Melissa Fox who all carded 21 points. 

Ladies golf will resume at Camperdown with a stroke round for the monthly medal on Wednesday, January 8. Chris Farmer is on duty.