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Fay Payne

Fay started golf at the McLeod Golf Club. She lived next door to professional Tony Raeburn who worked at McLeod. She won the Club Championship at McLeod many times, and also at Headland where she was a country member and later a full member.

Fay joined Indooroopilly and was successful in winning the Club Championship there 9 times, the first in 1977 and the latest in 1995. Fay has also won the Foursomes Championship an amazing 16 times.

The Queensland Mixed Foursomes championship was held at old Indooroopilly in 1976. Fay won the event with John Thomas from McLeod. They scooped the pool by winning the AM, PM and aggregate net events, as well as the other major title, defeating Joan Fletcher and partner by one shot.

Fay won the 1984 Queensland Foursomes Championship with 17 year old Karen Pearce, now a profesional.

In 1992 Fay was runner-up to Lorraine Lambert for the State Title at McLeod, and was again runner-up to Lorraine at the Champion of Champions at Pacific. She then travelled to Kooyonga in South Australia with Margaret Davies as caddy, to contest the Australian Amateur Championship.

Fay finished runner-up to Jane Leary (now a professional), along the way beating Lorraine Lambert and Edwina Kennedy.

Fay won the Australian Seniors Championship three times in succession, in 1994, 1995 and 1996. and has represented Brisbane and District five times in the annual Meg Nunn event.

Fay currently still plays off a low handicap and is employed at Indooroopilly as a Course Marshall.


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