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Manly GC take out inaugural Teed Up’s Ladies Golf Challenge

Sep 11, 2017   //   by Mathilda   //   golf industry, Latest News  //  No Comments

The inaugural Teed Up, Ladies Golf Challenge kicked off at Noosa Springs Resort on Tuesday 29th August, 2017 with over 100 ladies from all over Australia battling it out take home the title for their home club. Competition was intense with a round of golf for 4 people at Noosa Springs, Twin Waters and The Links, Hope Island and of course bragging rights at stake for the winning team!

The Ladies Golf Challenge was limited to 26 teams who enjoyed playing a competition round at both Noosa Springs and Twin Waters. The format was individual Stableford, with an overall team score that included the 3 scores from each team of 4 players each day.

After 3 days of golf, we were thrilled to announce that one of the Manly Golf Club Teams (NSW) came home with the highest score – the winning team included players Tam Douhety, Tanya Love and Helen Patience, who were joined by Karen Casperson.

The Ladies Golf Challenge was hosted by Teed Up’s Chrissy Hordern and Sandy Baltussen, together with ALPG Professionals Karen Quinn and Tamara Johns. Amazingly both ALPG Pro’s managed to score a hole in one on the very same day of play at Noosa Springs which just added to the excitement of the tournament.

Having the pros on tour meant the ladies also had access to daily coaching clinics which were fondly referred to as their “Golf Crisis Clinics,” so they could improve their game after each day of competition.

Tamara is an ALPG Professional who has played and lived in Japan for 5 years and in Europe for 2. She holds 7 wins on the Australian Tour and 6 internationally. Tamara is currently Golf Operations Supervisor and Teaching Pro at Twin Waters Golf Club and specialises in Woman’s Game Development from beginners to elite players.

Karen is also an ALPG Professional who has competed in both Europe and the USA. She currently works as a Sports Administration Manager and she is a former Board member of the ALPG. Having attended the University of Alabama, Karen is well accustomed to life in the “Deep South”.

After the success of the launch challenge, it is planned that the 2018 Teed Up Ladies Golf Challenge will return to Noosa Springs as the group felt it was the ideal location allowing for an itinerary that not only combined 3 rounds of golf but easy access to good food, shopping and an array of leisure experiences making for a fun and active week away.

“Chrissie, the girls and I are just thrilled to see the first Teed-Up Ladies challenge come to fruition. The competition between the clubs was amazing but the highlight for us is seeing all the friendships that have developed off the green… oh and seeing both Tamara and Karen score a hole in one on the same day! It really has been an unforgettable experience with so many laughs along the way.”

said Sandy Baltussen from Teed-Up.

Teams already re-registering and Teed Up are inviting new Ladies club teams to take up the challenge in 2018. Please visit this link to see the full itinerary for 2018:

Or register your interest by contacting Sandy Baltussen on: Ph: 02) 8458 9000

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