Titles draw 180 golfers
THIS year the Warwick Golf Club has a chance to host the Downs and South West Ladies' Championships and the odds are a Warwick junior could win.
Last year Sam Foley, who hailed from Inglewood and is a Warwick junior, won the regional championship at St George in the same year she beat a field of 396 to win the Queensland Country Championships at Capricorn Resort.
Warwick Golf Club ladies' president Majella Kahler said the championships would attract 180 players to the Southern Downs from August 20 to 22.
"I expect 30 members from the Warwick club to play," Kahler said.
"Each year, players from as far west as Charleville travel to the district championships."
The district extends from Gatton and Stanthorpe to Charleville, Cunnamulla and Quilpie.
While the major trophy is for the overall gross winner in the district, competitions are held in each grade for best gross and best nett.
Marge Burley and Jill Barnes were two of the Warwick winners in their grades when the championships were last held in Warwick six or seven years ago. Both are likely to play again this year.
The event starts on the Monday with a foursome competition which is used by some players as a practice round leading in to the stroke event.
The foursome competition is an honour board event in the district.
The championship stroke event will be played over 36 holes on the second and third day of the championships.
The annual district dinner will be at the Warwick Golf Club on the first night.
A ladies' beginners clinic will be played within the next month and bookings can be made through the pro shop on 4661 3664.
August 20 - Foursome competition and annual district dinner.
August 21 - First round in 18-hole stroke competition.
August 22 - Second round in 18-hole stroke competition.