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Ladies Match Update 2018

Ladies Handicap League v Market Harborough (away) Thursday 14 June 2018
Our second match of the season took place against Market Harborough, the forecast was good but we hadn't predicted the strong winds that the teams had to battle against.  Unfortunately, Market Harborough were missing one member of their team, but they still gave us a close game with two against one.  We won 5 and 4 in one game, 4 and 2 in another and the third game was halved with the final putt.

A superb tea of salad, sandwiches and cream scones finished off the day which had been much enjoyed by all and we look forward to hosting Market Harborough next year.

Ladies v Seniors Monday 21 may 2018
The annual match between Longcliffe Ladies and the Seniors took place in the usual hard fought competitive spirit and as was thoroughly enjoyed by all, particularly the Ladies, who emerged victorious in a tight match, 4.5 to 3.5.  A great day was had by all!!

Ladies v Kirby Muxloe (away) Thursday 10 May 2018
Lovely weather, gorgeous course and friendly company made the day, however the result was a loss, 3 1/2 to 1/2. 

Ladies Handicap League v  Rothley (Away)  Wednesday 9 May 2018
A tough first of four matches in our league battle.  Though the weather was fine we were faced with heavy rough, slick greens and impressive opposition on the day.  As a result we succumbed to a discouraging 3-0 defeat. Onwards ladies.....3 more matches to make up the difference!

Ladies v Lingdale (away) Thursday 3 May 2018
The ladies enjoyed a very close game at Lingdale which resulted in a 2 1/2 to 1 1/2 win to the home team.

Ladies v Rushcliffe (away) Thursday 26 April 2018
On a dry fresh afternoon at Rushcliffe the views over the course and the adjoining countryside were exquisite.  The Longcliffe team of six came away with a 2-1 win. 

Ladies v The Leicestershire (away)  Thursday 15 March 2018
Our first game at The Leicestershire fell right in the middle of the rainy weather.  As a result, the Leicestershire Captain thought it would be expedient to play an AmAm format over 9 holes.  We did and miraculously missed the downpour that appeared as we enjoyed our lunch in the Club House!

Competitions Update 2018

Professional's Day for Ladies   Tuesday 12 June 2018
Jayne Harris secured a fantastic 40 stableford points to win 1st prize. Equally impressive were Ann Todd who came 2nd with 36 points, followed by 3rd placed Hayley Smith on 35 and Madeline Ellis also on 35 points who claimed 4th prize. Sarah Haslum narrowly edged out Julie Bowler on the back 6 to take the Best Gross. Congratulations also to Sue Ward who was nearest the pin on the 15th.

EG Medal / Putting Comp  Tuesday 5 June 2018
As the dry weather persists, course conditions continue to change.  Rebecca Wood clearly excelled  to win her first comp at Longcliffe with a superb nett 69 (78-9).  Runner up was Sue Overton with an excellent nett 71 (103-32), highlighting her good run of form.

Congratulations to Rebecca Wood and Jackie Haines who are now eligible for the Gold Medal.

In the newly introduced Putting competition, Angie Lane beat Kate Hammond on the back 9 to win with an impressive 30 putts. Well done to everyone who successfully juggled both scorecards!

Ladies Saturday Medal - Saturday 2 June 2018
A special mention for Alison Davie who shot a fantastic nett 69 (84-15) to beat her compatriates on the day. Perhaps the growing Saturday competition suits you Alison?!

Hunt Wells / PING Betterball Stableford   Tuesday 29 May 2018
Congratulations go to Alison Groom and Angela Lane who won both comps with a creditable 41 points, whilst runners up were Kate Hammond and Rachel Miller with a solid 39.  We wish Alison and Angela the best of luck as they wait to hear if they have qualified for the PING Plate Finals in September....fingers crossed!

Chapman Cup / EG Medal  Tuesday 22 May 2018
The field were vying for the top four places in order to qualifying for the play off's.  On the day, Hayley Smith overcame the inconsistent greens to attain a superb nett 69 including two 3's and a 4 on the first three holes!  In second was Gill Youngs with a creditable nett 72, followed by Sue Overton and then Anne Kilby both on a solid nett 74, but separated by one stroke on the back nine. We wish all these ladies the very best of luck going forward....

Cooper Cup - Tuesday 15 May 2018
With this competition cancelled back in the grim mid-winter that was March, we couldn't have picked a better alternative date for the weather; clear skies for the duration. Winner on the day was Sue Roberts who delivered an excellent +1, closely followed by Ann Todd on zero who in turn beat Gill Youngs, also zero, on the back nine. Well played ladies!

Anderson Cup/Grannies Bowl  Tuesday 8 May 2018
Another excellent day for golf following a baking bank holiday weekend. Some early morning dew made the course trickier for some however it didn't impede Hazel Elias-Jones who amassed an impressive 37 points to take the Anderson Cup this year. She narrowly beat Rachel Miller with 36 points who in turn pipped Irene Moody with 35 points. However, Irene's good form was deservingly rewarded by winning the Grannies Bowl for this year. Great to see a growing turnout of players once again; well done to all.

Walmsley Wootton/Coronation Foursomes - Tuesday 1 May 2018
The course continues to dry out but it was a battle in the wind for most of the day; the well earned scores reflected this. The winners of trophies were Pat Gubb and Ladies Captain Jenny Chambers with a commendable 30 points. Runners up with 29 points were Claire Bottom and Kerry Variava. Claire and Kerry opted to enter, and therefore qualified for, the regional heat of the Coronation Foursomes later in the year. We wish them the very best of luck going forward.

Briggs Broadbent/Young Cup/EG Medal Tues 24 April 2018
With the threat of rain from midday, it was a race to get round.  Though the course played long and windy, the CSS of 72 showed that good scores were returned regardless.  Rachel Miller came out on top with a net 71 to win the Briggs Broadbent Trophy with Alison Groom runner up with a respectable net 76.  Meanwhile, Pat Haslam won the Young Cup with a strong net 73, closely followed by Irene Moody with a commendable net 74.

Rachel Miller (Silver) and Sue Overton (Bronze) are both eligible to play in the Gold Medal.

Ladies Spring Am Am - Tuesday 17 April  2018
Though most of the field experienced good weather, it was the winner's who played through the worst conditions!  Congratulations to Joanne Barradell, Beth Johnson, Fiona Johnson and Tina Rumming who amassed a very credible 76 points.
Ladies Barlow Elsom  Tuesday 2 April 2018
Seven days on and another lucky gap in the persistent grey skies. While the course was understandably wet, it was a joy to be out and playing; the fact that all bunkers were GUR was a revelation under the circumstances! The winners of the day's greensome medal, with a very respectable 74.2, were Julie Bowler and Suzanne Pretty. They managed to beat runners up Joanne Barradell and Alison Davie by a mere 0.4 having who secured a round of 74.6! Well done ladies.
St John's Cup Tuesday 27 March 2018
And so the new season commences! Unusually for the weather of late (!) it was a drizzly start to the first ladies qualifier for 2018. Whilst wet under foot in places the greens were considered receptive, testament to the grounds staff.  Congratulations go to our very own Ladies Vice Captain Margaret Norris who took the trophy this year having played a "steady and thoroughly enjoyable" round, accumulating 32 worthy points in the conditions. Well done also to Claire Bottom who was runner up with 31 points.

Bridgestone "Chase Your Dream" Women's Trophy Wednesday 23 May 2018

Having returned the lowest aggregate of four nett scores in EG medal rounds in 2017, Rachel Miller qualified for the Regional Medal Final (Midlands North) which took place at Burton on Trent's beautiful course this year.  Early on, the conditions were cool with a significant breeze however the greens varied from fast to lightning.  Such conditions were clearly too challenging for many as CSS for the day was 76. However Rachel, who posted a praiseworthy nett 77, held her breath as the scores trickled in to finally find herself placed 9th out of 10 available places for the Grand Medal Final.  This takes place at Frilford Heath in Oxford in early August.  We wish Rachel the very best of luck in the next round!!

LRLCGA Club Championship Shield Meeting Wednesday 16 May 2018

This year's meeting at Birstall Golf Club saw 111 players compete from 19 clubs.  In the Bronze Shield, the team winners were Luffenham Heath, however Longcliffe representatives Hayley Smith, Carol Lane and Angela Austin finished a very respectable mid-table.  In the Silver Shield, team winners were Lutterworth although Longcliffe team members Beth Johnson, Fiona Johnson and Rachel Miller finished again, a praiseworthy mid-table.  The good news is that our team Nett score placed us first overall.  The bad news......there was no prize for this!

Last, but by no means least, a superb result for Beth Johnson.  On the day she took the prize for the Best Individual Nett in Silver Division with a Nett 73 (84-11).  Beth had a wobbly start but went on to play the back 9 in +3.  Fantastic result Beth!

Many thanks to Ladies Captain Jenny Chambers and Ladies Vice Captain Margaret Norris who came to give much appreciated support.  Well done to all the Longcliffe ladies who took part.

Winter Fun Competitions Update

Ladies Reverse Waltz  Tuesday 20 February 2018
With the ground still saturated, the course continues to play long and the scores largely reflected this. Coming out on top this week were Claire Bottom, Alison Groom and Ann Hincks who accumulated a very creditable 60 points in the conditions. Runners up with 58 points were Kate Hammond, Rachel Miller and Margaret Norris.
Ladies Texas Scramble - Tuesday 30 January 2018
Congratulations to Jane Ackling, Pat Haslam and Sue Overton who won this week's Texas Scramble with a creditable net 61.2, particularly considering the course conditions. The largely unchanging group of ladies who continue to defy the elements week on week are to be applauded - well done to all who played.
Ladies High/Medium/Low - Tuesday 5 December 2017
Congratulations go to Margaret Chilvers, Pat Haslam and Carol Smalley who accumulated 61 points to win this week's competition. It was a relatively small field; golf for the hardy few at this time....well done all.
Ladies AM AM - Tuesday 28 November 2017
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!!
Ladies Medford - Tuesday 21 November 2017
We were treated to yet more comfortably mild weather however the wind made putting on leaf scattered greens a seasonal challenge!  Congratulations to Rachel Miller who finished with a solid score of 17 (8 medal holes minus 8 Stableford holes) narrowly beating Kate Hammond, also with 17, on the back 6.  Well done also to Irene Moody who was very close behind with 18.

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!

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