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!
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.
Ladies Triella v Rothley and Birstall Monday 24th July 2017
Although rain seemed to be looming, the weather brightened to provide a fantastic sunset for the teams at Rothley Park this year. President Sue Pretty captained the team of Tina Rumming, Joanne Barradell, Alison Davie, Carole Bell and Rachel Miller and although Rothley took the trophy once again (they WILL be beaten!) there were notables from Longcliffe. On the plus side, Rachel Miller posted the best overall score on the day. Conversely, Carole Bell attempted to take out a windscreen (or two) by sending her tee shot on the first into the car park! Overall, a really enjoyable round of golf for all, followed by drinks and good food. Thanks to Madeleine, Jenny and partners for their support on the course. Maybe next year!
Chapman Cup Final Thursday 6 July 2017
Julie Wells and Margaret Norris met in the final of the Chapman Cup and in a keenly fought game, with lots of laughs and good banter. Margaret emerged the worthy winner and they both enjoyed a well deserved glass of vino after the game to toast Margaret's success!!
Lady Captain's Annual Three-day Break Away June 2017
Fourteen of Longcliffe's ladies descended on Rutland Water Golf Club for the Lady Captain's annual three-day break away. Wind and rain greeted them on arrival, but by the last day, typically, conditions had improved. However, the weather did not hamper spirits and the evenings kicked off in the cottage with bubbly and deteriorated from there!
All in all, good golf, good food, good company, good times!