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Champion lady

SUE Hoskins, friend and playing partner of 44 time winner of the Meeniyan Golf Club Ladies Championship, Dot Christie, says “ Dot is the most gracious of champions.”
Hoskins says being in front is a ‘tough gig’ and sometimes the single figure golfers see themselves as an elite group but says Dot Christie rates herself above no one.
“She is an exceptionally nice lady to play with, a champion person, and always helpful and offering advice to rookies.
Christie is described as someone who works hard to make the club the best it can be and in a quiet and understated way.
She looks after several of the beautiful, manicured gardens on the course.
At 64 Christie is unstoppable and loves walking and yoga.
Dot Christie first swung a golf club when she was fifteen.
One might expect at the time there was a shiver up the spine, a moment of enlightenment or some such feeling experienced which when spelled out said to Dot, This is you!
But no. Dot only vaguely remembers the swing but recalls with a cheeky chuckle being one of the only junior girls around who played golf.
She was at the golf course only because that was her parents’ recreation.
Of her 44 wins she says no one win stands out as more memorable than the others.
“All of the wins have been special and they get more special the older you get as you realise they can’t go on forever.
“I’ll go on enjoying the game while I stay well, healthy and able to play.
“It’s the luck of the draw.”
She cites Carrie Webb as a golfer she admires greatly.
“It is Webb’s ability to hang in there which is so impressive. She has what it takes to hold her own amongst the South Koreans dominating the international circuit.
Dot says she has no regrets about her golfing, does not wonder how far she might have got on the professional circuit.
“I played pennant in Melbourne for a few years when I was fourty, but we had cows to milk and children to raise.”
You get out of it what you put in,” Dot says.
“Golf has given me a lot of pleasure.”

Champion: Dot Christie winner for 44th time.

Champion: Dot Christie winner for 44th time.

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