Thursday 12 December 2013

Xmas Greensomes

There were some crazy outfits on the golf course today! Kathy Dale and Rogie Taylor pitched up in matching onesies.  Not to be out done, Sue Watson was disguised as a reindeer and Lyn Gooday had turned herself into a walking Christmas tree!  However, the 'crazy Christmas clothes' competition was won by Christine Skeen and Diane Chapman.  It was a tough job to choose winners but Chris and Di clinched this victory with their ridiculous headgear and cheeky slogan 'Nice Baubles' emblazoned across their chest!

Quite surprisingly,  full fancy dress did not seem to hinder the quality of the Ladies' golf. They produced some good scores for this 9-holes Greensomes competition.  Jo Wilkinson and Helen Leigh took 2nd place with 20 points and were just pipped to first place by Jodie Lusby and Maria Burton with 21 points.

This was our last competition in the 2013 calendar, which made it an ideal opportunity to hand over our  cheque to Lucia Martinez from CLIC Sargent.  Lucia gave a short presentation on how our donation might be used to support Hertfordshire children with cancer and their families.  It was my great pleasure to present Lucia with a cheque for an amazing £5,815.  Thanks to everyone who has contributed over the year in so many ways.  It is greatly appreciated.

As this was my last event as Ladies Captain and my last blog of the year, I would really like to take the opportunity to thank all of the Chesfield Downs Ladies for the support, generosity and sense of fun they have shown throughout the year.

All my very best wishes to Megan and Brigid for next year.  I know they will have a great 2014, as Chesfield Downs is blessed with an amazing Ladies Section.

Merry Christmas and happy New Year!

Thursday 28 November 2013

Winter Invitation

It was great to welcome 93 ladies today to play in our Winter Invitation, 38 of whom were guests invited by Chesfield Ladies.  5 local clubs: Barkway, Heydon Grange, Letchworth, Mill Green and Mt Pleasant entered teams of 4.

Starters, Gerry Clark and Brian Feaver, saw the Ladies off on the 1st & the 10th tees for this individual 9-hole Stableford Competition but only after the ladies had posed for photos that were enhanced with a few props, including ear muffs, a reindeer headband and a pink feather duster!!!  (Check out the slideshow to see them all.)

Playing 9 holes only on the front and the back meant that there were 2 competitions on the go at the same time, producing plenty of winners for the day.

Guest, nearest the pin on the front - Elaine Knobel-Forbes (Heydon Grange)
Member, nearest the pin on the front - Pauline Harrisson

Guest, nearest the pin on the back - June Harper (Knebworth)
Member, nearest the pin on the back - Gillian Treanor

Guest, longest drive on the front - Claudine Tate
Member, longest drive on the front - Sarah Faircliff

Guest, longest drive on the back - June Harper (Knebworth)
Member, longest drive on the back -  Margaret Wilson

Overall, in 3rd place was Kathy Dale on the front with 18 points (c/b) and Amanda Macknight on the back with 18 points (c/b).

In 2nd place was Jill Bransby on the front with 18 points (c/b) and Mandy Unger on the back with 18 points (c/b).

In 1st place was Alison Webber on the front with 19 points and Diane Chapman on the back with 20 points.

Congratulations to all of the winners and many thanks to the rest of the ladies for taking part.  Thanks too to our volunteers for ensuring that the day went smoothly: Tom Wood & Joan Meek for registration, Liz Cooke for selling raffle tickets and Gerry Clark and Brian Feaver, our starters and photographers.

We held our last raffle of the year in aid of CLIC Sargent and raised £391 - Fantastic!

Our last big occasion of this year will take place on Thursday 12th Dec, when we will play our Xmas Greensomes and celebrate the festive season with mulled wine and mince pies.  We will present Lucia Martinez from CLIC Sargent with a cheque for all we have raised this year.  Lucia is going to update us on how our money might be spent to help families of children with cancer.

Tuesday 19 November 2013

Club Woman of the Year

Congratulations to Virginia Chan who is the 2013 winner of Club Woman of the Year.

I awarded this prestigious trophy to Virginia for all her considerable work on the Ladies' Captain's blog and forum, together with her work setting up the Ladies' web pages.  Virginia has prepared a user's guide and an administrator's guide to help us all get started on using the blog and forum, as well as giving one-to-one tutorials to those who needed it.  The blog and forum mark an important step forward for the Ladies Section.  We are now able to publicise our successes and achievements much more widely than before, as well as improve our means of communication and information sharing throughout the Section.  You may have noticed too that the Club have used our blog posts throughout the year in their newsletters, which they circulate to all members of the Club, keeping everyone up to date with what goes on in the Ladies.

You might ask yourself why Virginia is holding 2 cups???  That's because her golfing achievements match her technological skills and she is also this year's winner of the Cup Winners Cup.  Virginia was unable to attend the AGM, so both cups were awarded to her today at the Stableford League presentation.

Stableford League

Congratulation to the four winners of this year's Stableford League competition.

There are four divisions within the league, which is played over nine rounds from March to November.  Over this time, players accrue points that are awarded to them for being placed 1st to 4th in their division.  This year's winners are:-

Div 4, Mary Hooper (24 league points)
Div 3, Maureen Freeman (26 league points)
Div 2, Jenny Feaver (20 league points)
Div 1, Kathy Dale (22 league points)

First place in Division 1 was hotly contested, with Kathy Just beating Chris Leary into 2nd place in the final round of the competition.

Well done to all the winners and thanks to all the ladies who took part.

Saturday 9 November 2013

Ladies v Men

The forecast for the day was not good, with heavy rain predicted from about 10.00 am onwards but that didn't stop the Ladies v Men competition going ahead with its usual enthusiasm and banter.  The rain did come and most 4balls made a decision to end their matches early.  Unfortunately, the result was a repeat of last year with the men lifting the Cup for the second year running with a 4:2 victory over the Ladies.  We finished the day with sandwiches and chips, where on behalf of the Ladies, I presented Phil Chester with the cup.  Well done to the Men's team for their victory.  We will have another go next year!  Thank you to all the Ladies who turned out in the rain to take part in today's competition.

Thursday 7 November 2013

Ladies' section AGM

Thank you to all the ladies who attended the Ladies Section AGM.  Megan Bonner was welcomed as our incoming Ladies' Captain and Brigid Kerr's nomination as Vice Captain was ratified.  Kathy Morris was re-elected to the Committee for a further 2-year term and the following 5 new members were elected to the 2014 Committee: Marica Kelland, Annette Axelsson, Virginia Chan, Pam Wilson and Jackie Reid. The proposal to introduce a £5.00 annual supplement was unanimously accepted and will come into effect from January 2014.
After the meeting a presentation of trophies took place, where I had the pleasure to present 19 Birdie Badges and 18 trophies.  It was a really enjoyable evening and I would like to say thank you to all of the ladies for their humorous card and the beautiful golf brooch they presented to me, together with a fabulous photo album, which shows in pictures the history of my year as Ladies Captain.  I was really touched by everyones' generosity and kind words.  I wish Megan, Brigid and the 2014 Committee all the best for the coming year.

Thursday 31 October 2013

Scratch & Handicap Cup

Well that's it for this year Ladies!  We have played our last qualifier for this season.  Well done to all the players who took part in the Scratch & Handicap Cup, particularly the 16 ladies who achieved the lowest gross scores and who will go on to compete in our 2 knockout competitions over the Winter.  The 8 ladies with the lowest gross scores will play a scratch matchplay knockout against each other, whilst the ladies in places 9th to 16th will battle it out together in a handicap knockout.  Big congratulations to Brenda Harrington who had the lowest gross score (87) of the day.  Brenda will meet Kathy Dale in the first round of the Scratch Knockout.  The complete order of play will be published shortly.

Thursday 24 October 2013

Cup Winners' Cup & Consolation Cup

Today saw the Ladies play their penultimate Thursday in their 2013 calendar of qualifying competitions.  It was a beautiful Autumn day with clear blue skies and sunshine.  Nineteen eligible ladies were playing for the Cup Winners' Cup whilst the rest of the field battled it out for the Consolation Cup.  Congratulations to Virginia Chan who played well and came in with a nett 71.  This was  enough to see Virginia win the Cup Winners' Cup for the second year running and retain this prestigious trophy.  Well done to Kathy Morris who had her best round of the season.  Kathy came in with a magnificent nett score of 67 to make her the clear winner of the Consolation Cup.  Both ladies will see their names go onto the Honours Boards.  Congratulations to both Virginia and Kathy!

Friday 18 October 2013

Charity Coffee Morning

Erin Kelly made an excellent guest speaker at our Charity Coffee Morning, held to raise funds for CLIC Sargent.  Erin gave an extremely interesting and humorous talk on her work as a novelist and the difficulties of getting a book published. After her talk Erin held a book-signing event and donated 10% of her sales to CLIC Sargent.

Joel and his team baked a massive cake and iced it with the CLIC Sargent logo.  They donated their masterpiece to the ladies 'guess the weight of the cake' competition that was won by Danielle Reid, with an exact guess of 8.5 kilos.  Yes!  I said it was massive! We also held a raffle to raise funds and 'thank you' to the guys in the bar who supported us by buying tickets, even though, they never got a slice of cake!

The Chesfield Downs Ladies gave fantastic support to the event and invited friends and family to join us, meaning we had over 50 people attending.  We were also joined my Lucia Martinez, the CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager for Hertfordshire.  Lucia has supported all our major charity events this year and will be back for the Xmas Greensomes, when we will present her with a cheque for the total amount raised by the Ladies for CLIC Sargent over 2013.

Thursday 17 October 2013

Club Medal Final

Congratulations to Sue Watson who is this year's winner of the Ladies Club Medal Final with a nett 75 on countback from Megan Bonner and Angela Chatterton.  Well done too to Diane Chapman who won the Autumn Medal with a nett 71.  Both trophies will be presented to the winners at the Ladies AGM on Thursday 7th November.

Wednesday 16 October 2013

Ann Grist & Mary Warmoth KO cups

We know we are getting to the end of the golfing season when the KO Cups are finally settled.  Megan Bonner has retained the Ann Grist Cup for the Ladies individual KO competition after beating Christine Newcombe in a close final a couple of weeks ago.   It's  the same story too for the pairs KO.  Julie Price and Pauline Harrison have won the Mary Warmoth Cup again for the 2nd year in a row.  Julie and Pauline had a close match in torrential rain against Brigid Kerr and Annette Axelsson, just clinching a victory on the 18th hole. Well done Megan, Julie & Pauline! Commiserations to Christine, Brigid and Annette.

Saturday 12 October 2013

Claret Jug at The Hertfordshire


Kathy Dale and I had the pleasure of taking part in this year's Claret Jug at The Hertfordshire, together will Andy Ward and Phil Chester.  Kathy was standing in for Megan who is currently sunning herself in Portugal.

The Claret Jug is an annual event where Crown invite all of the Men's and Ladies' Captains and Vices to take part in a fun day of golf, followed by a 3-course dinner and prize presentation.  This is Crown's 'thank you' to its Captains and Vices for their hard work over the year.  It is a fabulous day and a great memory for us all.

Kathy and Andy played together from the 10th tee whilst Phil and I played from the 1st.  Our team score was calculated by taking the best 2 scores from the 4 of us on each hole.  Andy had an incredible round that included 3 birdies, one of which was on the 17th!  (A long par 5 over water.)  He finished with a gross 73 just 3 over par and 5 under his handicap! The rest of us played well too but not nearly so consistently, meaning that we ended up with an overall score of 85, putting us in 4th place and just 1 point behind the team in 3rd.

We all had lovely day and great fun and we were delighted to hear Andy's many stories of his epic round and I suppose he was right - if the 3 of us had been a little bit more successful and got just 1 more point each we would have been well up in the prizes.   We took this all in good spirit until it was revealed that Andy himself had missed an easy short putt, which probably cost us 3rd place!

Thursday 10 October 2013

Stableford Final

Congratulations to Kathy Dale who is this year's winner of the Stableford Final.  Kathy battled against high winds and bad weather to take this year's title and her name will be 'up in lights' on the Honours Board very soon.

Thursday 3 October 2013

Hattersley Cup

Congratulation to Megan and the Vice Captain's team who were the 2013 winners of the Hattersley Cup.  It was a very close run competition with the Vice Captain's team beating the Captain's team by just 6 points to 5.  There were 42 players taking part, making ten pairs matches and one singles match.  The day started in sunshine but the later pairs were left to battle out their matches in the rain.  As usual on big competition days, the cup was presented as the Ladies enjoyed afternoon tea, with a delicious selection cakes provided by Joel and his team.  

Sunday 29 September 2013

Captains' Day and Evening

Captains' Day was a lovely sunny autumn day that saw 50 golfers playing for a team alliance prize that was presented to the winners at the evening celebration.   The scores were high but the triumphant team of 4 was an all-ladies team, who returned an impressive score of 99 points. Annette Axelsson together with Sue Brady, Emma Wood and Jodie Lusby, all of whom are new members, were each presented with a bottle of champagne and a voucher.  All players were fortified with Pimms and cake at the halfway house, where Amanda Macknight and Jean Ray had laid out a delicious assortment of savouries, cakes and chocolates, provided by the ladies.  And just in case we hadn't had enough to eat, we all tucked into burger in chips in the clubhouse after the game.

80 guests attended the evening celebration, with a disco following a 3 course  meal and prize presentation.  There was a high party spirit that made it a memorable evening and one of the highlights of my year as Ladies' Captain.  Thank you to all the ladies and their partners who joined in the fun and celebrated with the Captains on our special day.  Thank you too to the Ladies Section for the beautiful bouquet of flowers and to all those ladies who sent me cards, wishing me well for the day.

Thursday 26 September 2013

Autumn Meeting & Chris Leary Chalice

The sun shone brightly for the Autumn meeting today making it a pleasure to play in the the Chris Leary Chalice.  Forty ladies played and two others joined us for a tasty lunch of quiche, parmentier potatoes and salad, followed by fruit salad and cream.  The Chris Leary Chalice is a stableford qualifying competition and the trophy is presented to the winner at the end of the day after all the cups and trophies won since the Spring Meeting have been presented.  It was a full day of fun and frivolity, with plenty of banter and good humour.  Nearest the pin was won by Marica Kelland and Sarah Faircliff took the prize for the longest drive after an absolute 'monster' on the 18th hole. Margaret Gentle won the the best front 9 with a massive 23 points.  Pauline Harrison took the prize for best back 9 on countback with 20 points, just pipping Marion Dix into second place.  However,  Pauline Humphrey was the overall winner of the day with a fabulous 39 points on countback from Virginia Chan.  Well done to everyone who took part and a big 'thank you' to Joel and his team for serving us with such a delicious meal and helping to make this a memorable day for the Ladies.

Sunday 22 September 2013

PING Grand Final 2013

Pauline Humphrey and Margaret Gentle competed in the Ping women’s FourBall BetterBall national competition final on Tuesday 17th September at Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.  The conditions were challenging as they battled the elements of wind and rain on the championship Karsten Lakes course. Despite this, it was a well orgainsed and most enjoyable day. The field was as strong as the conditions so they were unable to return with the trophy but enjoyed a fantastic experience and received many goodies from Ping for securing their place in the Grand Final.

Sunday 15 September 2013

Crown Champion of Champions 2013

Chesfield Downs G&CC was extremely well represented at the 2013 Crown Champion of Champions Competition at Cams Hall GC on Saturday 14th September.

Jackie Reid, the Chesfield Ladies nett champion achieved 7th place overall.  Kathy Dale substituted for Pauline Harrison who was unable to attend and recorded the 9th best ladies' gross score of the day.

Sydney Young scored a nett 77 in the Junior competition after having her handicap cut by 9 strokes last weekend following the Junior Club Championship.  Sydney is looking forward to joining our Ladies Section in the near future.
David Leishman, our Senior Club Champion, had a fantastic round and came first, winning the Champion of Champions Senior Trophy.  A brilliant achievement!  

Kathy had the pleasure of playing with a winning 3ball. The 18 year old from St. Mellion, Samantha Giles, who plays off a handicap of 1, scored a gross 69 to easily win the Ladies Gross competition. As the marker of Samantha's card, it was the first time Kathy had ever recorded a score of 32 for the first 9 holes!

Angela Birkenhead from Ecclestone Park, the other lady in Kathy's 3ball, said her knees were knocking the whole way round as she knew she was playing well  She certainly was, as she was the overall winner of the Crown Champion of Champions competition with a nett 65. 

Congratulations Sydney, Kathy, Jackie and David.  What a great day for Chesfield Downs!

Saturday 14 September 2013

Summer Eclectic Competition

Congratulations to the four ladies who won their respective divisions in this year's Summer Eclectic.  This fun competition has been played over five consecutive rounds through August and September.  The winners are as follows: Div 1, Sarah Faircliff (76); Div 2, Brigid Kerr (83); Div 3, Marion Dix (89 on countback from Shirley White); Div 4 Mary Hooper (103). Well done ladies! Your trophies will be presented to you at the Autumn Meeting on Thursday 26th September.

Friday 6 September 2013

Eclectic Cup 2013

Congratulations to Brigid Kerr who is this year's GROSS winner of the Eclectic Cup.  The Eclectic Cup, apart from the Club Championship is the only competition that is played over two consecutive weeks.  This means that a player must hold their form over two rounds. A tricky thing to do in golf, as we all know! Congratulations too to Annette Axelsson who is the NETT winner of the Cup.  Brigid will be presented with her trophy at the Autumn Meeting on Thursday 26th September.

Wednesday 4 September 2013

Mercedes Benz Challenge 2013 at Hanbury Manor

Annette's Mercedes Benz Medal
Annette Axelsson
Congratulations to Annette who represented Chesfield Downs Ladies at the 2013 Mercedes Benz Challenge at Hanbury Manor yesterday.  This mixed competition is a play-off between the winners of all the club Mercedes Benz Challenges played in Hertfordshire over this year. Despite a par on the first hole Annette, found the first few holes tricky.  However, she had really got to grips with the course by the ninth and went on to earn herself 18 stableford points on the back nine, even though, she had a blob!  All players were awarded this lovely boxed medal as a keepsake of their day.  Well done Annette!

Saturday 31 August 2013

Friendly Matches 2013

Today's match at home v Mt Pleasant finished with a draw and some 'nail-bitingly' close matches. Brigid's partner was injured and unable to play at the last minute. A replacement couldn't be found in time and Brigid was left to play her pairs match alone but in true Chesfield style she played her socks off and gave her opponents a 'run for their money'. Today was Jenny Feaver's first friendly match and she turned out to be an absolute star! Mt Pleasant enjoyed the golf and an excellent lunch afterwards in the gallery. A fun day was had by all! This was our last friendly match of the season and we finish the year with 3 draws & 5 losses. On the whole the matches were very close & we just happened to be unlucky.(Someone has to come second!) Better luck in 2014. Many, many thanks to Megan for organising the friendlies this year and to all the ladies who have played. Well done!

Wednesday 21 August 2013

Ladies v Junior Girls

The par-3 singles matchplay competition between the Ladies and the Junior girls took place this morning in glorious sunshine on the Lannocks Links course.  Charlotte Jackson, Courtney Manning, Charlotte Cook, Sydney Young and Danielle Sey played extremely well and put myself, Megan, Kathy Morris, Kathy Dale and Yvonne under a lot of pressure.  Tension took its toll, with a couple of the ladies hitting their first tee shot of the day into the rough on the right!  The girls, who were the winners of this competition last year, had us worried with their elegant and powerful swings.  Fortunately for us, the ladies put up their best performance and won 4:1 overall.  It was a very enjoyable day that enabled the girls to meet the ladies, so that when they make the transition from the Junior Section to the Ladies' Section it will not be a daunting prospect for them.  We finished the day off with sandwiches and chips and lots of chat.  It was great to hear about their Street Dance lessons and learn what music they like to listen to. It was great fun and made us feel a bit younger for a day!

Sunday 18 August 2013

Away Weekend 2014 - Breaking News!

Rogie and Kathy have provisionally booked a number of rooms at Ufford Park, Woodbridge, Suffolk.  This  90 bedroomed hotel set in 120 acres of beautiful Suffolk countryside.  As well as an 18 hole golf courses, it has a spa, a gym, a 15 metre pool, a 2-tier driving range,  large putting green, a pitching area and an American Golf superstore.
The cost of the package is £205 for a shared room, to include up to 3 rounds of golf and private dining from Sunday 1st June until Tuesday 3rd June 2014.  There will also be the option to participate in fun golf challenges and a short game clinic.
Rogie and Kathy have put a sign-up sheet on our noticeboard, so just add your name to the sheet to secure yourself a place.   A £25 deposit will be required to confirm your booking.
This offer is open to ALL in the Ladies Section, so please sign up and join in the fun!!!


Friday 16 August 2013

Solheim Cup v Mill Green

Chesfield Downs representing America
Mill Green representing Europe
A mini Solheim Cup took place today between Chesfield Downs and Mill Green.  Chesfield represented America and Mill Green Europe.  The day started with coffee and a rousing showing of a YouTube clip of the 2011 Solheim Cup in Ireland. This set a boisterous atmosphere for the day and put us all in a winning mood.  The event comprised 3 singles matches, 3 pairs matches and 3 foursome matches, with 1 point awarded for a win and 1/2 a point for a draw.  Several of the matches went to a nail-biting finish on the 18th but finally the Europeans clinched a solid 6:1 victory.  The day was finished off with sandwiches, chips, pancakes and maple syrup and lashings of banter between the two teams.  This is a new event that has been introduced by Linda Clark, the Ladies Captain at Mill Green.  It has been well supported by Crown, who hope that it will become a permanent fixture in the Crown Calendar, with their clubs challenging each other to hold similar events to help promote professional ladies golf.  Congratulations to Mill Green for introducing such an enjoyable event and winning the 2013 mini Solheim Cup.  In 2015 the event will be held at Chesfield Downs, where we hope to turn the tables!

Thursday 15 August 2013

Price Vase

Congratulations to Katy Cook who was the winner today of the Price Vase, with a fabulous 41 points.  Congratulations too to Annette Axelsson who was runner up with 38 points.  The Price Vase will be presented to Katy at the Autumn Meeting on  Thursday 26th September.

Wednesday 14 August 2013

Palmer Cup 2013 Ladies v Senior Men

Megan Bonner & Lorraine Palmer, with the Palmer Cup
Megan and Lorraine celebrate the Ladies win over the Senior Men in the 2013 Palmer Cup.  Normally held in May, the Palmer Cup is one of the most popular events in the Ladies calendar.  Five pairs of Ladies and Seniors battled against each other in matchplay, resulting in a convincing  4:1 victory for the  Ladies.  This means that the Ladies have now reclaimed the cup from the Senior Men, who were last year's winners.

Thursday 1 August 2013

Away Day at Bourn GC

It was a gloriously sunny at Bourn GC today - a complete change from 4 years ago when it did nothing but rain.  We had a fun day of golf followed by a lovely meal.  The Kelland Pairs Trophy was won by Diane Chapman and Jackie Reid, with a stunning 41 points.  Mary Hooper and Katy Cook were runners up on count back, with 35 points.  Definitely a course to play again!  Thank you Megan for organising such a lovely day out for all of us.  Check out the slideshow for more photos.

Wednesday 31 July 2013

Crown Ladies Challenge at Stapleford Abbotts GC

The Crown Ladies Challenge was held at Stapleford Abbotts GC today.  Myself, Kathy Dale and Chris Leary represented Chesfield Downs.

This is the second year of this prestigious event, which is hoped will become one of the big events in the Crown Group's calendar.  The competition was conceived and organised by Maggs Kyte of Merrist Wood last year.  The Stableford Abbotts GC were the 2012 winners and have hosted this year, as the organisation of the competition passes to the winning Club.  This competition is held in conjunction with an Open event which is open to clubs outside of the Crown group.

Kathy, Chris and I played pretty well together and came in with 70 points (best 2 scores counted on each hole).  We came 5th on countback in the Open event and second in the Crown Ladies Challenge, which was won by Merrist Wood, with an impressive 79 points!  This means the 2014 competition will be back at Merrist Wood.

We tried very hard to win, as we thought Megan would love to organise this competition during her captaincy but, sadly, it was not to be.

Monday 29 July 2013

ISPS Handa Ladies Masters

Diane, Pauline & Angela went to the ISPA Handa Ladies Masters yesterday at the Buckinghamshire Golf Club and had their photo taken with Liselotte Neumann, the new Solheim Cup Captain and with the Cup (which Europe holds at the moment).  Liselotte was there to raise awareness of the competition which starts on 13th August in Colorado.

The Chesfield girls didn't get an invite to go to Colorado to support the European team, although, Liselotte tapped Pauline for hints and tips regarding preparation, selection and team tactics! Now, that is a claim to fame!!!

The Chesfield ladies will be playing their own Solheim Cup against Mill Green on 16th August.  Chesfield will be representing the Americans so, on that day, you will have to cheer for America.


Thursday 18 July 2013

Ann Warner Trophy & Maureen Eastwood Salver

Congratulations to our winners today! The weather was fabulous and Stableford points were high for a lot of players. Angela Chatterton came in with an amazing 41 points to secure the Ann Warner Trophy. Runner up Marica Kelland was hot on her heels with 38 points. The Ann Warner Trophy is for competitors with handicaps of 29 or under. Marion Dix was the winner of the Maureen Eastwood Salver with a great score of 36 points, just squeezing Christine Skeen into second place with 35 points. The Maureen Eastwood Salver is for competitors with handicaps of 30 or over.

Thursday 4 July 2013

Club Championship 2013, Rd 2

What a fabulous day for golf! Some amazing scores were recorded today in the final round of the Ladies' Club Championship. Pauline Harrison held her nerve and turned in another great score of 82 gross. Combined with Pauline's first round score of 83, this was easily good enough to secure the title of Ladies' Club Champion 2013, with a very tidy gross score of 165!

Pauline receives the Club Championship Trophy from Tim Hudson
Jackie Reid also had a stunning 2nd round, scoring a gross of 83 and a nett of 62.  Together with a 1st round nett of 69, Jackie's combined score put her ahead of the rest of the field in the nett competition, meaning that she is the winner of the Angela Chatterton Cup, 2013.

Jackie receives the Angela Chatterton Cup from Tim Hudson
Congratulations to both of our winners and to all of the ladies who took part over the two rounds.  We had lovely weather on both days and some great scores.  The presentation was made to the winners by Tim Hudson, General Manager, and took place after a delicious cream tea!  What better way to celebrate such a prestigious competition! 

Thursday 27 June 2013

Club Championship 2013 Rd 1

There were some excellent scores recorded today in the first round of the Club Championship. Pauline Harrison came in with 83, the lowest gross score of the day. Margaret Gentle submitted a fantastic nett score of 59, with Rogie Taylor on nett 65 and Angela Hamilton on nett 66. Still lots to play for in round 2 next Thursday plus, of course, a delicious cream tea and a free gift for all participants. Congratulations Pauline & Margaret!

Thursday 20 June 2013

Ladies' Captain's Charity & Invitation Day

The halfway house
Betty & Joan on Registration
Lucia Martinez from CLIC Sargent joins in the fun
It was a fun day today raising money for CLIC Sargent at our Charity Invitation Day.  The halfway house with Pimms and delicious home baked cakes and savouries kept everyone going even when it started to rain. The hamper raffle, bottle tombola, spot the ball and the golden raffle raised over £550.  The total raised for the day was approx £2500.  A big thank you to everyone who sponsored a hole, donated a prize or baked a cake to help us reach such a great sum.  The day went very smoothly thanks to the army of volunteers who gave their time to help make the day a success.

Thursday 13 June 2013

Mercedes Benz Challenge 2013

Winner, Annette Axelsson
Runner Up, Kathy Dale
Congratulations to Annette Axelsson who won the Mercedes Benz Challenge today with an excellent 41 points!  This is the second year in a row for Annette who won the event last year with exactly the same number of points!  Well done too to Kathy Dale who was runner up today with 40 points and Mandy Unger who came in 3rd with 39 points.  Annette will be off to Hanbury Manor later in the year to play in a mixed County final.

Thursday 30 May 2013

Jubilee Jug - 'Toupee to Play'

In support of CLIC Sargent's 'Wig Wednesday' Campaign 34 ladies donned a wig or dyed their hair for this year's fun competition 'Toupee to Play' for the coveted prize of the Ladies' Captain's Jubilee Jug.
Rogie and Kathy at work on Maureen Martin's hair

Rogie Taylor had a steady stream of clients for her 'Crazy Hair Colouring Clinic'.  Fortunately, she had Kathy Morris to help her out.

Punk Rockers with attitude
There were prizes for the 'best Barnets' and these were won by Chris  Leary and Julia Goodwin for their colourful punk creations.
Madeline Fielder & Marion Dix
Madeline Fielder and Marion Dix were Runners Up with 39 points, just beating two other pairs, Kathy Morris & Rogie Taylor and Jean Pierce & Denise Clinch on count back.

Margaret Gentle & Pauline Humphrey
2013 Winners of the Jubilee Jug
Margaret Gentle & Pauline Humphrey were the winning pair for 2013 with a massive 44 points. They were presented with Ladies' Captain's Jubilee Jug at a presentation after we had all enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea.