Cathy Fisher was gross club champion once again for 2013 earlier this month at the golf course with rounds of 76 and 83 to run away with the title by a commanding 12 strokes.
That marks a dozen times Fisher has been ladies club champion in the last 13 years, the lone blemish coming in 2003 when Becky Zsednai won.
“I was pleased with my play, especially during the first day. Everything was working really well that first day. In fact I even had two three putts that round so I could have even taken a couple more strokes off. Overall, I putted well. I hit a lot of fairways and some greens. I was hoping to be in the 70s both days, but it didn’t quite pan out that way,” said Fisher. “Up to that point I had been playing pretty well and had been shooting for the most part between a 76 and 80.”
Nevertheless, the impressive 76 during the first day of competition built Fisher a comfortable eight-stroke lead which had the 12-time champion dial down her game a bit in the second day, so as not to take any unnecessary risks to have her scorecard blow up on her in a hurry.
“I still needed to play well and I didn’t want any big numbers on Day Two. If I played solid, I knew I’d be OK,” said Fisher. “You play a little more conservative to ensure you are not lowering your lead.”
The best round Fisher has ever shot at the Taber Golf Club is a 71. Fisher has been able to get on the course with lots of regularity this year, in which she estimates she had got 60 rounds in prior to the title.
No matter how much she gets on the course, winning the ladies club championship never gets old with the feeling it gives her.
“It never gets old. There’s always excitement leading up to it,” said Fisher with a chuckle, being quite direct if there may be any challenger in the near future for the ladies title. “I don’t know but I’m not going to let it happen, I hope.”