Locals do it best

Golf. Smithton Ladies Golf Club saw three members – Jill Dixon, Jan Kay and Cynthia Marshall – take out top honours at the weekend’s Marie Lord Memorial Smithton Bowl. Now in its 22nd year, the annual event welcomed golfers from across Tasmania and from Victorian clubs Lakeside Ladies and Cheltenham to compete for the prestigious …

3 years ago

Golf’s big weekend

Event. Smithton Country Club will be a hive of activity this weekend as the March long weekend marks one of the club’s biggest calendar events. The ‘Neil Wells Memorial Four-Ball-Best-Ball’ will tee off this Saturday (March 12) followed by the ‘SW and AJ Barker Smithton Bowl’ on Sunday and Monday. Following last year’s 96 entrants, …

3 years ago

Success for Cup

Golf. “A brilliant weekend of golf” culminated in the Clark Windows Nut Cup winner announced, as golfers from across the state joined the competition. Now in its 78th year, Matthew Kay – the son of 1963 champion Merv Kay – followed in his father’s footsteps to win the title on 131 points. Stanley Golf Club …

3 years ago
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Teeing off for Cup

Competition. Golfers from across Tasmania will converge on Stanley over the November long-weekend for the annual Clark Windows Nut Cup. The WT House Beta Home Living Veterans Cup will kick off the weekend’s events on Thursday October 29, welcoming up to 100 golfers to the course. Veterans secretary-treasurer Percy Monson welcomed keen-golfers along to the …

3 years ago

Mark this one down

Golf. It’s been a fortnight to remember for Smithton Golf Club’s Div 1 ladies, who defeated Launceston on Sunday to be crowned Women’s State Pennant premiers. Following a fourth consecutive north-west title, the team of Jackie Poke, Wendy Beattie, Jill Dixon, Tanya Brooks and Rose Walker took to Royal Hobart Golf Club’s course at the …

3 years ago

Four’s the score

Golf. Smithton Country Club’s ladies continue to reinforce their dominance along the north-west coast in recent years, taking out a fourth consecutive Div 1 Pennant title. Travelling to Devonport last Sunday for the Women’s Golf North West Tasmania final, the local team of Jackie Poke, Jill Dixon, Wendy Beattie, Tanya Brooks and Rose Walker claimed …

3 years ago

A champion effort

Feat. In 1996, a 23-year-old Jackie Poke notched up her first Club Championship at Smithton Golf Club in a two-stroke thriller over club stalwart Dulcie King. Her first win – a “nerve-wracking” experience up to the last hole – wouldn’t be the last however, with the shining piece of silverware gradually building up engravings of …

3 years ago
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Keeping it in the family

Golf. Even an afternoon downpour couldn’t dampen the spirits of this year’s Marie Lord Memorial Bowl winner, whose win on Saturday was a particularly special one. Smithton’s Cynthia Dunlop took home the annual event for a fifth time, but the first since the trophy was named in honour of the late Marie Lord; a life …

4 years ago

Ace for the ages

Skill. Most golfers would be lucky to claim a single hole-in-one in their careers; Smithton’s Lewis Hood has now hit five. Not only that, but his most recent effort – recorded at last Tuesday’s stableford event at Stanley Golf Club – was the result of a 267-metre-long drive on a par four: a feat club …

4 years ago

Elliotts have it

Golf. It was a case of ‘the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree’ for 55-year-old Lyle Elliott and 18-year-old son Ben over the long weekend. Luckily for the father-son duo, the ball consistently fell far from the tee at Smithton Country Club’s major event of the year, with Lyle (136) taking out the 2015 …

4 years ago