The Ladies Spring Meeting followed by lunch took place on Thursday. The format is teams of four consisting of two pairs playing greensome foursomes stableford. The two scores are then combined to give an overall score. What's complicated about that? Anyway the winners were Fiona Woodcock, Helen Allott, Claire Makin and Kath McNairney (pictured) with 64 points. Just one point behind in second place was the lady captain Pat Jefferies, Corinne Veitch, Margaret Sharp and Barbara Spark. It was another good turnout with 43 ladies taking part. Also included is a photo of Anne Webster receiving the Macmillan Stableford Trophy the other week, having won it last year. Well done Anne!
The seniors' Pre-season Stableford took place on Friday with 30 players in the field, ten were in the under 70 age group, and the other twenty were in the 70 and overs. The under 70 winner was Ian Macklin with an excellent score of 40 points, closely followed by John Kennedy 39 and John Johnston 37 points. The over 70 winner was last year's Gentleman Captain Dave Swale with 38 points, clearly the responsibility of being captain had been weighing heavy on his golf game! Dave was closely followed by the current Captain Cliff Wright on 36 points in second place on a card play-off from John Munnery. Alan Bradley was 4th on 35 points.
Our Ladies Beginner Groups start the week commencing 17th April and we have one final spot to fill in the 6pm class on Thursdays. Please contact me here or call me on 07979 422 749 if you know a lady who is keen to join us.
Below is a great photo of the new Lady Captain rolling up her sleeves and really get stuck into her new role, sent in by Jan Ravenscroft. It shows Jan, Pat, Ceri Hyde and site foreman Martin during a short break from building! The other photo shows the state of play with the build as of the morning of Tuesday 4th April, so things seem to be moving along nicely.
And finally... Our globetrotting member Jason Wright was at it again last week! Not content with currently living in Japan, the family took a holiday to the island of Oahu, Hawaii where he managed to play on the Waialae golf course, which is home to the Sony Hawaii Open. It's no easy task getting permission to play there but Jason wangled it. Apparently the course was wonderful, apart from the fact that they had two temporary greens in play and the fairways were a little brown as they were scarifying them. Clearly course maintenance has to take place even in the most exotic of locations! Thanks Jason for the great photos.