On the Ball for Cancer
Albert Park Women’s Golf held their annual charity day recently. Each year a charity is selected and this year the Committee selected Ovarian Cancer Australia (OVA) as the nominated charity in memory of one of our members, Clare Fidler, who sadly passed away earlier this year. Clare was a very popular member and active committee member with the club for many years and had been diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer over 20 years ago. She is greatly missed by us all so it was fitting to remember her in this way.
The charity day, held at the Albert Park Golf Course on Tuesday 18 November saw members and their guests enjoy perfect weather for their golf day. They played a fun Ambrose Pairs event which was followed by a delicious lunch of Paella provided by YUM Catering.
Overall, the club raised a whopping $1,230 to help support OVA with much needed funds! A big thank you to everyone involved.
Vale Kate Nolan
On 14 September 2019 a light went out in our golfing world. It is with a very heavy heart that the Albert Park Women’s Golf Club inform you of the passing of Kate Nolan, teaching professional at Albert Park Driving Range.
Kate was coach, friend and mentor to many of our members. We will miss her enthusiasm, encouragement and ready smile. Her lessons would begin with a lively chat and included updates on her children’s antics and their sporting achievements.
Kate supported our Club by referral of many new members, beginners and advanced, and was generous with her time, attending many Albert Park Women’s events. We fondly remember her attending several Christmas functions where she was thrilled to receive a pair of Club branded socks! Kate supported our Pennant teams and this year ran a clinic for both teams. Kate attended our Name Launch Event in July and on this occasion we recognised her continued contribution to the Club and support of women’s golf in Victoria. For many of our members, Kate provided their first contact with golf.
Passionate about all things golf, Kate loved her family most. We send our deepest sympathies and condolences to the MacIntosh and Nolan families and her husband Bern and children Matthew, Alistair and Jacqui.
Vale Clare Fidler
It is with great sadness we inform you of the death of Clare Fidler on 29th August.
Clare has been an active member of our Club since 2013, and this year was the 9 hole player representative on our Committee.
Over 20 years years ago Clare was successfully treated for cancer, and whilst she was left with a limp that reduced her mobility,it did not diminish her capacity to enjoy life. Clare had a busy family life, a fulfilling professional career as a psychiatrist, and interests in travel, music, art, literature and golf.
It is only in the last 4 weeks that Clare discovered her cancer had returned aggressively.
She leaves behind her husband, 2 adult children and their partners, 2 grandchildren, and many friends who will miss her natural dignity, warmth and sense of humour.”
Let us all remember Clare in our prayers, and now especially for her family who will miss her greatly.
For the the first time in Albert Park Women’s Golf Club’s history we won both division 2 and 7 in the Women’s VGL Pennant Season. Having finished on top of both divisions during the preliminary matches, Ro Lockyer and Kris Holden led their teams to victory at Werribee Park Golf Course for the final match play against Yarra Bend Golf Club and Ivanhoe Golf Club respectively. Both teams were victorious – 3&half / 1&half. Congratulations to the following players: Division 2: Ro, Fiona, Glen, Liz, Losa, Belinda, Melita, Robyn, Anna & Jane M. Division 7: Kris, Phil, Lorraine, Julie T, Inger and Siobhan.
New Name for Lakeside Ladies Golf Club
At an Extraordinary General Meeting held on Tuesday 12 March members (including committee members) successfully voted via a secret ballot to change the name of Lakeside Ladies Golf Club to Albert Park Women’s Golf Club. The vote was in excess of 75% as per our constitutional obligations.
Congratulations to Stella Torrance (pictured) who joined the exclusive HOLE IN ONE Club during Round 5 of the LLGC Summer Cup on Tuesday 22 January 2019 on Hole 2. Well Done Stella, you are a star.