Ladies Section News

Captain Jackie Witten, Vice Captain Linda Bawden
Secretary Jean Hudson
The Ladies Christmas coffee morning was a huge success this year , raising a stupendous £800 !! Could be a record; follow that girls !! A boost for new Lady Captain Jackie, but many thanks to all who dug in their pockets and contributed so generously.
Not so successful was the Christmas competition; 5 weeks were laid on, best 3 cards to count, but weather and course conditions took their toll. But there were 26 entries, altogether, a good number, with 23 and 24 making it out on the 2 ‘proper’ weeks. On the last chance saloon day, 15 game ladies made it out ,carrying their bags around a puddly course ; the beautiful sunshine made it almost worthwhile !
Prizes were presented at the Pink Ball Christmas Competition lunch. This is a 9 hole team competition held annually, and followed by a seasonal lunchtime get-together. 46 ladies made it to the table.Luckily, we had a window in the dreadful weather, and played nine holes in brilliant sunshine, with trolleys,non electric of course.
Prizes were awarded to the winning team, who got first pick at the table of prizez; presents supplied by each player.And the winning team comprised Pauline Girling, Janet Arnold and Molly Furlong with 57; closely followed by Margaret Barker, Helen Gurney, and Sally Lawson, 55 points. Special mention to Molly Broadbent,who made the most of having the pink ball (double points) on the 6th by getting a birdie: 8 points for her team !!
The aforementioned Christmas Competition that nearly wasn’t, had a clear winner, Linda Bawden,with 84 points ,winning a big box of Christmas supplies. Having carefully prepared special prizes for 2nd and 3rd places, plans were scuppered when 3 ladies all managed to get totals of 79 points ! These were Mel Bashford, Louise Tucker and Jackie Witten, who all got similar bags of goodies. Then Margaret Barker ,5th with 78,had first pick of the goodies on the table for the remainder of contestants.
A special birdie prize was awarded by the Lady Captain . This was awarded to Louise Tucker, who in spite of the evil conditions, managed to get two birdies in her Christmas competition games.
Mary Calthrop announced the winner of the Summer Eclectic (best 4 medals in Brirish Summer Time) This was Mel Bashford, runner up, Judy Butcher. Mel also won the England Golf Annual medal;best 4 medals in 2012. This enables her to go to the regional finals at Ifield G.C. next April.
That was the end of the golf for this year; the proposed competition on the 18th was not played, course closed.
The Ladies section, along with the rest of the club, are hoping and praying for a dry spell so that we can get going again. We wish all the members a Happy New Year, with lots of good golf for us all.

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