Women's Golf at Trentham
Women's golf forms an integral part of the golfing scene at Trentham Golf Club.
Trentham has an active women's program, under the guidance of a women's sub-committee and a dedicated match committee. Women's golf at Trentham strives to attract players across all age groups, and to provide an interesting and enjoyable program for all women who have a love of golf.
Womens competition days and times
From March to November register by 9.15 for a 9.30 tee-off.
From December to February register by 8.15 for an 8.30 tee-off.
From March to October register by 11.00 for an 11.15 tee-off.
From November to February, the Saturday competition is mixed (men and women) with tee-times from 7.30-8.30 and 10.00-12.30.
There is a mixed competition (men and women) with a tee-off from 10.00-12.30. In the summer months from December to February, tee times between 7.30 and 8.30 are also available.
Women members from other clubs are very welcome to come along and join our competitions. The cost is half green fees ($15) plus a competition fee of $5.
Good field for Presidents, Captains and Guest Day
The 2018 Trentham Women's Presidents, Captains and Guest Day was held on Wednesday March 7th. A beautiful, clear Autumn day saw the course in really good condition considering we haven't had any rain for some time.
Forty-eight women played in the event. The winners of the President and Captains event were Yvonne Callender and Jennifer Bateson (Werribee Park) with a score of 92-17¼=74¾. Di Riley and her guest Joy Nunn (Hepburn) won the Guest event with 92–20¼=71¾. The winners of the best scratch score were Sue Byrne and her guest Lois Scott (Woodend) with a score of 89 off the stick.
Winners of the day (l-r): Yvonne Callender and Jennifer Bateson (Werribee Park); Di Riley (Trentham) and Joy Nunn (Hepburn); Lois Scott (Woodend) and Sue Byrne (Trentham).
Vicki Adamson, Mary Bysouth and their workers organised a beautiful lunch and, of course, plenty of slices and cakes to follow. Anne Cooper and her match committee are to be congratulated on a very well run day.
Women getting into golf
Trentham's beginner golf clinics during February 2018 attracted an excellent group of 26 women, some of whom had never played golf before and some that just needed to tune up their skills.
Participants practising putting skills during the clinics, while (right) PGA professional Matthew Duncan teaches the finer points of the swing
The clinics were designed for women of any age and to give the opportunity to learn all about golf. The non-threatening, relaxed group environment promoted the opportunity to network and socialise with other women who are starting out in golf. Equipment was provided and each session included morning tea afterwards.
PGA professional Matthew Duncan (Gisborne Golf Club) and golf coach Carol Leahney took the clinics. Both have a very patient and friendly nature that puts beginners at ease, and they are happy to pass on their skills.
If you are interested in women's golf at Trentham, please use the contact form on this website. The club will look at holding more clinics later in the year.
A great year for Sue
In September, Sue Byrne won the Trentham women's club championship for the third time.
On Monday November 27th, Sue scored 84 off the stick to win the Dalhousie District "Champion of Champions" at Seymour. This event is contested by all the women's champions from clubs in the Dalhousie district.
Her 84-15=69 also won the A Grade nett over 18 holes, and she won Mary Dockery brooch for best nett for the day.
All in all, a great year for Sue!
Mandy wins women's singles knockout
Mandy Bestwick is the Trentham Women's Singles Knockout champion for 2017. She defeated Marg Brierley on the 19th hole of the final on Monday June 28.
Marg Brierley and Mandy Bestwick
Mandy was 1-up coming up the 18th hole, but Marg fought back to win it. So they were all square and needed to play an extra hole. Mandy won the 19th hole with a par to win the match.
Mandy has been a member of the club for seven years and it is the first time she has won the singles knockout. Congratulations to Mandy for winning the championship, and to Marg as runner-up in such a close event.