Since the last newsletter in mid January we have had some extraordinary weather which has inevitably affected our schedule.
We managed an Eclectic on the 30 January and then the persistent rain followed by deep snow meant subsequent cancellations for the remaining 2 Eclectics. We do however have worthy winners for the series as follows:
Nett Trophy to Janet Christensen: Nett 36 (gross 59)
Gross Trophy to Joan Hughes : Gross 51
Congratulations ladies! Trophies will be presented at the Ladies' End of Season and handover of Captaincy lunch on Tuesday 27 March.
Ducks and Drakes - 6 March
The event was a great success and thanks to everyone for their assistance. At last Jane Walden was able to run her bespoke quiz which had been archived since last year's cancellation! Great fun, thanks Jane! A very enjoyable lunch followed, compliments to the chef! Results were:
1st Kath Davies, Trevor Pathak, Pamela Fahey and Keith Ashton
2nd Jane Walden, Vicky Gent, Donald Wood and Beverley Griffiths
3rd Sally Mundy, Ian Lockie, Joyce Clarke and Teresa Thomas
CONGU Changes 2018 : Handicaps
Further to CONGUs introduction of a 54 handicap allowance, principally to encourage players to submit more scores to their handicap record and with a view to realising a World Handicap System by 2020, the Handicap Committee, Chaired by David Hughes, has undertaken a review of the ladies on 36 (and men on 28) who had been highlighted for review under the new system.
The new handicaps are already active and some ladies managed them effectively in the recent Stableford competition. There are plenty of competitions for everyone of all handicaps to participate in including a number of popular Tuesday 9 hole comps in the Summer season.
Ladies' Honours Boards
The Ladies' Committee have been discussing the possibility of having an additional record of achievement for the Ladies' Major Competitions as well as the engraving on the trophy. Attractively framed listings will be displayed in the Ladies' Locker Room. These are currently being prepared and it is intended to use first names as listed on Masterscoreboard (unless advised differently in which case please contact Lynn Allatt on email firstname.lastname@example.org) in addition to surnames.
We have already run the first 18 hole competition of the season on the 13th and Wendy Ashton came in with 36 points in rather wet conditions to claim the first place. Well done Wendy!
20 March - 4BBB also 18 holes
25 March - Sunday Captains' Drive In
A great day to start the season and the new Captaincy. An email from the 2018 Captains Kath Davies and Trevor Pathak has been sent out separately.
27 March - LC v LVC 12/13 holes
The traditional fun Matchplay comp between the 2017 Lady Captain's Team and Lady Vice Captain's Team.
Sign up is on BRS and there will be a draw which will be displayed on Masterscoreboard.
Start tees will be drawn on the day.
Registration from 8.45am
Shotgun start at 9.30am
Lunch : Special menu behind the bar - order in advance, latest on morning of the Comp.
Ladies who are unable to play and would like to come for lunch are very welcome.
Again please order in advance.
Presentations of the Eclectic Trophies will take place in addition to prizes for the Winners of the most Birdies for the last year.
Following the presentations there will be the handover of Captaincy to Kath Davies as the Lady Captain for 2018.
Please note if the Competition is cancelled due to weather the Lunch and Presentations will go ahead.
The notices for the very popular supper golf which starts in April are already on the noticeboard and getting booked up. We shall look forward to seeing Lesley Hewison soon and hope she brings some warm weather back to the UK!
Wednesday evening yoga classes at the club continue to be popular. All are welcome from beginner to more experienced. If you are interested in coming along or would like further information please contact Gill Lewis on 07764 826011.
I believe this is my last newsletter so many thanks to everyone for your support throughout the year, it's been fun!
Best wishes and kind regards
Lady Captain 2017