We congratulate Rose Farrington who defeated Carol Williams in the finals of the Tuross Head Country Club Major Singles on Thursday. Accolades to Carol who is 2023/24 Major Singles runner-up.
Rose was “on fire” as she played a very focussed and steady game, “drawing” well and always having bowls in the head. After picking up several early multiple scores, by the 7th end Rose was leading Carol by 11 to 2. This early lead made it difficult for Carol to perform “her normal magic” and turn this game around so the game was over in 20 ends. Rose’s determination and experience to vary the “Jack” length according to the conditions, was very evident and a major factor in her victory today.
Neither lady had an easy road to the finals as they played against strong Singles players in the preceding games. In the second round Rose had an exciting game against Marg Downey winning 25- 18 and in the third round last Tuesday, she won against Sue Fahey. In the first round Carol was victorious against Di Challice in a very close 25-24, in the second round she beat Lorraine Wake 25-12 and last Tuesday was very skilled in toppling our Champion Singles player Denise Lidbury in a very close and thrilling game 25-21.
Both Rose and Carol are such worthy finalists and are a great example to the up and coming players in Tuross Club as they demonstrate such an enjoyment of the game, true sportsmanship and encouragement of others. All players love playing with and against Carol and Rose.
It was encouraging to see so many supporters and friends who came along to watch the game. We thank Doreen Monks for umpiring both Tuesday and Thursday games this week, Di Newell, Acting President to mark today’s game and Di Challice as Chair of Match to be the Controlling Body.
As always, we congratulate our greenkeepers, Tim Watson and crew who prepared a beautiful green. Spectators also enjoyed a few sprinkles from the hoses which were being used on the top green, preparing it to come back into use in the near future.
We wish all ladies success in their future games. Several of them are participating in a District fours games next week at Malua Bay.