Hawks Nest Golf Club Ladies 35th Classic Myall Coast Sport News Of The Area by News Of The Area - Modern Media - March 17, 2021 Annette Benton (Ladies President) with Katrina Skinner Oyston (Classic Champion) and Mick Rumble (HN First National Real Estate). THE 35th Ladies Golf Classic was held over Monday and Tuesday 1 and 2 March with over 250 players representing approximately 40 visiting clubs. The very popular event commenced on Sunday evening with a Meet and Greet held at the Hawks Nest golf club to welcome players and visitors. While enjoying a drink, nibblies and the company of others the ladies were given information needed for the smooth running of the tournament. Monday’s event began as the sun was rising and continued till late in the afternoon with 254 ladies competing in both Stroke and Stableford competitions. All enjoyed their day and were very impressed with the presentation of our amazing course. Many returned to the club on Monday night for dinner and entertainment. The presentation of the club and the table settings looked amazing in the gold and black theme. Thank you, Sonya for your expertise. Even though the usual dance floor couldn’t be used the ladies were very innovative with their ‘seat’ dancing and thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the friendship of others. It was great to have the club filled with 205 visiting ladies and lots of laughter. Tuesday’s golf ran smoothly with the ladies returning for another day of competition. Players commented on how great it was to have our men volunteers on the course as spotters and bunker rakers. Also, they thanked the lady members and committee who provided morning tea early each day and offered assistance when needed. On Tuesday evening prior to Presentation the raffle draw was held with prizes donated by local businesses. This was very well supported and we raised $2500 for the Westpac Helicopter. We are very appreciative of the local businesses that continually support us and the community. The names of those who supported this year’s classic will be on the club’s website. An event like this would not be successful without the help of many. The ladies committee put in many hours to ensure its smooth running and many of the lady members assisted during the event. The support from the staff in the Pro shop, led by Andrew, had many positive comments from visiting players as did the work done by Ben and the green staff who ensured that the course was presented immaculately. We appreciated the effort of the cleaners, bar staff, café and restaurant staff and the very supportive office staff. Also, the many volunteers who willingly helped over the two days. A Hawks Nest Golf Club effort. The ladies committee welcomed Hawks Nest First National Real Estate as the sponsors of our Ladies Classic for the next two years. Winners of the Two Day 2021 HNGC Ladies Classic Classic Champion: Katrina Skinner Oyston, Maitland GC Combined Divisions 1&2 Scratch Winner: Katrina Skinner Oyston, Maitland GC Runner Up: Jill Blenkey, Newcastle GC Division 1&2 Nett Winner: Judith McCosker, Merewether GC Runner Up: Kaye Platt, Bayview GC Combined Division 3&4 Stableford Winner: Sue Armstrong, Tanilba Bay GC Runner Up: Patty Rochester, Bayview GC By Annette BENTON (President) Angela (from Pacific Dunes who won her first prize at the Classic) with Andrew McCormack (Golf Professional).