Winter Fun Competitions Update
Out of the sun the winds were icy, making the round a test of endurance above all else. Arguably, the scores reflected this with winners Kate Hammond, Pat Haslam, Carol Smalley and Kerry Variava accumulating 65 points (+1 over 16 holes). In second with 63 points were Julie Bowler, Alison Groom, Rachel Miller and Julie Wells with 63 and finally in third, Jane Ackling, Sylvia Armson, Jayne Harris and Angela Lane secured 60 points. All prizes will be presented at the Annual Dinner on the 19th December. Well done ladies!!
Mixed Bag Tuesday 14 November 2017
Last minute, Suzanne Pretty and Gilly Higgins were provided with a wild card in the form of Margaret Norris which turned out to be a lucky default. Suzanne, Gilly and wild card Margaret, scored an impressive 65 points to win plus, Margaret with, Hayley Smith and Irene Moody, also contributed to the runners up result of 64 points! Congratulations to all, but a very satisfying day's golf for Margaret!
Ladies Flag Competition Tuesday 7 November 2017
As the winter weather steadily rolls in, players were grateful that they only had to watch the late arriving forecasted downpour from the clubhouse! As ever, the hotly anticipated Flag competition didn't disappoint; congratulations go to winners Kate Hammond (Silver Division) and Joy Robinson (Bronze) who both managed to reach the 16th hole. Well done ladies!
Ladies Wine Wobble - Tuesday 31 October 2017
Yet another round of Autumn golf devoid of bad weather, however the course played long and the greens slow following the inevitable morning dew. Congratulations go to Kate Hammond, Margot Lawrence and Kerry Variava who scored a creditable 62 points to win, closed followed by Claire Bottom, Margaret Chilvers and Lynn Mee with 61. The lucky winners will be presented with their prizes at the Annual dinner on the 19th December. Well done all!
Yellow Peril - Tuesday 24 October 2017
All 10 teams were treated to unusually warm weather for the time of year and despite the forecast, most only had to endure the buffeting winds! Gilly Higgins, Anne Kilby and Rachel Miller took this week's top spot with an excellent 70 points. In particular, Anne Kilby alone made 17 points on her 6 holes as yellow peril! Runners up with 60 points were Lynne Morgan with newcomers Claire Bottom and Carol Lane. May the good weather continue.
Ladies Reverse Waltz - Tuesday 17 October 2017
This week's congratulations go to Gilly Higgins, Julie Bowler and Suzanne Pretty who scored 58 points to take 1st prize. Close behind, and runners up, with 57 points were Sue Overton, Jenny Chambers and Beverley Kaye who beat Claire Bottom, Jane Ackling and Jayne Harris on the back 9. Well done all!
Competitions Update 2017
Ladies Am Am - Tuesday 10 October 2017
Congratulations to Julie Bowler, Irene Moody, Alison Groom and Rachel Miller who scored 66 points to win the first of the 16 hole winter competitions. Close behind on 65 points were Morag Harding, Sandra Roberts, Jayne Harris and Marietta Kershaw. All were treated to mild autumnal weather and a course in great condition.
St Johns Cup - Tuesday 3 October 2017
Following on from an excellent first round win in the Baxter trophy with Steve Critchley, Sarah Haslum continues her great form to win with a superb 41 points. Next best, and runner up, was Rachel Miller on 34 points making Sarah's win - on a windy day with slow greens -all the more impressive. A great end to the competitive season!
Florida Scramble Tuesday 26 September 2017
The course again played wet and long, however we were treated to a windless day with some sunshine! With a very impressive score of 69.2, this week's winners were Suzanne Pretty, Julie Bowler and Kate Hammond. Anne Kilby, Gilly Higgins and Sandra Roberts also played very well to take the runners up spot with a creditable 73.6. Good golfing ladies!
Margaret Simpson Trophy Tuesday 19 September 2017
Congratulations go to Julie Bowler who won with 36 points, which included two birdies and eight pars, Rachel Miller, who came second with 34 points and Kerry Variava in third place also with 34.
Ladies Gold Medal / EG Medal - Tuesday 12 September 2017
Many congratulations to Doreen Horspool who beat all other medal winners and high winds to take this year's Gold Medal with a nett 77 (104-27).
Congratulations also to President Suzanne Pretty who completes a hat trick of consecutive wins with this week's EG medal round! Suzanne shot a nett 72 (79-7) beating Kate Hammond (who pipped Julie Bowler, Doreen Horspool, Irene Moody and Gilly Higgins on the back 9) with nett 77 (91-14).
Both Suzanne and Doreen qualify for the Gold Medal in 2018. Well done ladies!
Hepworth Cup - Tuesday 5 September 2017
Nine ladies braved the inclement weather with everyone getting a soaking at some point. Congratulations therefore go to President, Suzanne Pretty who took on the course and beat it with a +1 par score. Very well done also to Tina Rumming who took runners up spot with -2.
Pidduck Trophies (Daily Mail Foursomes) - Tuesday 29 August 2017
The baking bank holiday in the days before had dried out much of the course however, ladies were met with thick cloud and drizzle on the day. Regardless, Suzanne Pretty and Julie Bowler worked together beautifully to achieve an excellent nett 69, winning the trophies and qualification for the Daily Mail Foursomes. Well done also to runners up, Doreen Horspool and Margaret Chilvers with a good nett 74.
Ladies Rye Cup Tuesday 15 August 2017
Kate Hammond won with a fine nett 74 (88-14), going out in 46 coming back in 42 with 1 birdie and 6 pars, beating Julie Bowler, 75 (84-9) by one shot. Irene Moody was third also with 75 (90-15).
Florida Scramble Tuesday 1 August 2017
Congratulations go to Alison Groom, Julie Wells and Rachel Miller who successfully dovetailed to win with a great score of 69.3 (75-5.7). Tina Rumming, Sue Black and Jackie Haines took the runners up spot with a very respectable 71.6 (77-5.4) particularly as they set out shortly before a burst of heavy rain came down!
Past Captains Trophy / EG Medal Tuesday 25 July 2017
To conclude a warm summer day (for a change!) congratulations go to Morag Harding who, with a great back 9, took the trophy this year with a nett 76 (101-25). The winner of the EG medal was a very happy Carole Bell who shot a fantastic nett 67 (86-19). Both Carole and Chris Sharp qualify for the Gold Medal. Well done ladies!
President's Day for Ladies Tuesday 18 July 2017
41 ladies enjoyed a fine day out on the course and the hospitality of President, Su Pretty, at the half Way house. Christine Watson returned a fine score of 38 points to win from Kate Hammond in second place with 37 and Carol Lane in third place, also with 37.
Ladies Championships 2017
Congratulations go to Sarah Haslum who beat Suzanne Pretty in a keenly fought final to win this year's Ladies Championship. Congratulations also go to Irene Moody who won the Fleet Vase and Jenny Chambers who won the Brunton Cup.
Club Captain's Day for Ladies Tuesday 4 July 2017
Evidently, any unpredictable bounces on the firm fairways and slower greens due to the drizzly weather did not deter Jane Ackling who continues her great form to win with 38 points. Irene Moody, also having a good run of form, took the runners up position with 37 points, edging out Jenny Chambers on count back. Well done also to Christine Watson who secured 4th place with 36 points and to Sarah Haslum who takes best gross of the day with 78. All prizes will be presented on the evening of the 22nd July.
Gwyne Davis Cup Tuesday 27 June 2017
Despite the occasional shower, it is clear that Kerry Variava thrived in Tuesday's conditions, posting an exceptional nett 64 (89-25). For new member Jane Ackling (Welcome!) the decision to move from Charnwood has clearly suited her well as she shot nett 68 (86-18) to take the runners up position. A formidable day's golfing ladies, well done.
Ladies Ping Betterball Stableford Tuesday 20 June 2017
An excellent result for Gill Youngs and Helen Smith who amassed 43 points to win in warm, overcast conditions. Well done also to runners up Pat Gubb and Chris Sharp who delivered 42 points having beaten Ali Groom and Rachel Miller on the back nine by one. All fingers crossed for qualification to the national finals ladies. Good Luck!
Hunt Wells Trophy Tuesday 13 June 2017
It was beautifully warm but as the cool breeze dropped during the morning, humidity levels rose steadily and many were glad to make it back to the clubhouse for refreshment! On the course, the rough was frankly, rough, yet no less than four pairs successfully dovetailed their games to shoot nett 66. Congratulations therefore, go to Anne Kilby and Jenny Chambers who shot 32 on the back 9, whilst Suzanne Pretty and Julie Bowler, Joanne Barradell and Alison Davie and Gilly Higgins and Rachel Miller all shot 33. Gilly and Rachel were runners up on the back 6. A fantastic, closely fought competition ladies. Long may it continue!
Professional's Day for Ladies Tuesday 30 May 2017
It was a warm, overcast day but with rain the day before, the key was to keep to the fairways, putt firmly on the slow greens and avoid the rough that is really coming into its own. Congratulations therefore, go to Tina Rumming who evidently mastered all elements to take the overall prize with a superb 39 points. Well done also to Anne Kilby who won the Silver Division with 35 points; Doreen Horspool who took Bronze 1 with 36 points and finally to our very own Lady Captain, Carol Devonport, who secured 30 points to take the Bronze 2 prize. The best gross went to Carol Wild and nearest the pin prizes go to Jackie Haines, Tina Rumming and Julie Bowler for the 1st, 5th and 15th respectively. All prizes will be presented on the evening of the 22nd July.
Much deserved thanks go to David and his team for organising the day including the well received refreshments at the halfway house. The fact that the wine apparently ran out speaks for itself!
Chapman Cup EG Medal Tuesday 23 May 2017
What a difference a week makes! The weather was warm though cloudy first thing which meant early morning dew kept the greens a little slow. Regardless, the conditions clearly suited Julie Wells who shot a nett 71 to win this week's EG medal. Continuing her excellent form, Julie has now dropped 4 shots in as many weeks! Julie and Margot Lawrence qualify for the Gold Medal. Finally, Julie now goes on to play Gilly Higgins whilst Margaret Norris will play Margot Lawrence in the next round of the Chapman Cup. Well done all.
Red/White/Blue Prosecco Fling Tuesday 16 May 2017
The weather was wet, windy and greens were slower, however this didn't hinder Margaret Norris, Carole Bell and Joan Ward who shot a phenomenal combined score of 83 points. Runners up Kate Hammond, Chris Sharp and Carol Devonport must have thought they were in with a chance when they posted 77 points! A bottle of Prosecco each goes to Anne Kilby for nearest the marker on the 1st and for Carole Bell on the 18th.
Anderson Cup and Grannies Bowl Tuesday 9 May 2017
The weather was overcast, the sun didn't put in an appearance until late afternoon and the chilly wind kept the day cool. A strong field of 51, including three new members, competed as Julie Wells returned an excellent 40 points to win the Anderson Cup with Joy Robinson in second place with 36. Joy also won the Grannies Bowl.
Briggs Broadbent Trophy and Young Cup Tuesday 25 April 2017
Sarah Haslum edged out Julie Wells (nett 72 [98-27]) to win the Briggs Broadbent and the EG Medal with a fine score of nett 71 (73-2). Angela Lane won the Young Cup with nett 75 (95-20) from Pat Haslum in second place with nett 77 (90-13). Sarah and Julie are eligible to play in the Gold Medal.
Spring AmAm Tuesday 18 April 2017
Congratulations to Pat Gubb, Chris Sharp, Ann Todd and Carol Jack who returned a solid score of 80 stableford points.
Mad March Competition Tuesday 11 April 2017
The fun 16 hole Mad March competition was held a little late this year and resulted in victory for Margot Lawrence, Alison Groom and Pat Haslum with a score of 72. Ann Todd, Jenny Chambers and Sylvia Armson came second with 69.
Barlow Elsom Greensomes Medal Tuesday 4 April 2017
The first competition of the season saw the course in great condition and the weather fine for early spring, which spurred Doreen Horspool and Margaret Chilvers to return a good score of 68.8 to win from Rachel Miller and Alison Groom in second place with a score of 71.0.
Ladies Invitation - Thursday 28th September 2017
Although it was wet underfoot, the sun shone making it a beautiful day for the small but perfectly formed field of ladies. With one team prize up for grabs, this year's worthy winners were Anne Henry, Helen Lowe (both Scraptoft), Rachel Miller and President Suzanne Pretty who amassed 77 points. Thanks to Paul and his team for the lovely food and to Margaret Norris and Jenny Chambers for ensuring everyone was welcomed and looked after during the day. Job well done!
Lady Captain's Day - Tuesday 22 August 2017
Though the sky was grey, the coming together of all players for the shotgun start provided a positive and welcoming start to Lady Captain's Day. On the course, early dew soon evaporated in fairly uncomfortable humidity but, despite the course continuing to play long, Rachel Miller took the overall prize this year with an excellent 41 points. Irene Moody won the Silver Division with 38 points, Jo Smith Bronze1 with 36 points and Margaret Norris Bronze 2 with 34 points. Nearest the pins were Pat Haslam, Ali Groom and Gilly Higgins for the 1st, 5th and 15th respectively. Kate Hammond won the prize for nearest the pin in two on the 10th and for her second prize, Ali Groom secured nearest the pin in three on the 12th.
Huge thanks to Lady Captain Carol Devonport and her support team for a fantastic day both on the course and in the clubhouse in the evening. A job very well done!
Ladies “Away Day” at Rutland Water
39 Ladies played 18 holes of golf in gale force winds for the whole of the round! However, they managed to finish the round and exhausted as they were, they enjoyed an excellent meal and prize presentation before the Lady Vice Captain, Jenny Chambers, announced that her Vice Captain for 2018 will be Margaret Norris. The winners of the Travelling Trophy were Suzanne Pretty, Carol Smalley, Margot Lawrence and Morag Harding. Individual prize winner was Margaret Norris, the longest drive was Tina Rumming and nearest the pin was Carol Devonport. At the end of the presentation they departed with the sound of the wind still ringing in their ears!