PLCOCA Annual Golf Day 2018
The PLCOCA Annual Golf Day commenced in 1926 and has been played every year, except during the Second World War. This year our 87th Annual Golf Day was played at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club, renowned as Australia’s premier golf course and in the top ten courses world-wide.
26 golfers hit off in 7 groups at 8:00am and enjoyed early on cool overcast conditions followed by sunshine and a pleasant 17 degrees, fortunately we were spared the rain that was forecast. The West course at Royal Melbourne provided many challenges for those unfamiliar with the course, especially the speed and slopes on the greens. But it was a wonderful venue for this tournament and old Collegians travelled long distances to be able to join us in the day’s golf and the camaraderie in the Club house afterwards.
Mary Carter (Johnston, 1976) playing off a handicap of 31 was the winner of this year’s stableford event with 36 points. Amanda Hall (HC 27, 1976)) with a score of 33 points was a worthy Runner Up. Again local knowledge was an obvious advantage for the Royal Melbourne ladies as they won three of the five prizes plus they were all in the class of 1976! The Nearest the Pin winner was Rosie Batten (Walker, 1969) and Longest Driver Shona MacInnes (1976). Jan Dimmick from the Old Collegians Association presented the prizes, and President Ailsa Wilson and 3 others joined us for lunch. We were honoured to have 97 year old Lesley Falloon O.A.M. (1937), a past winner join us for lunch. Lesley donated a perpetual trophy for the best scoring grandmother and the inaugural winner of the Lesley Falloon Grandmother’s Trophy was Alison Davies (HC 18, Potts, 1972).
It is wonderful to keep the tradition of this special event alive and renew friendships and the joyous, animated chatter over lunch is testament to the success of this annual event. We are very grateful for the ongoing support of the Old Collegians Association for this annual event in the school calendar.
Winner of the event: Mary Carter (Johnston, 1976) being presented with the cup by PLCOCA Representative Jan Dimmick