Ladies AGM 2017

Published: 8th November 2017
2017 Ladies Prize Winners
2017 Ladies Prize Winners

This year’s Ladies AGM was held on Tuesday 7th November with around 60 Ladies in attendance along with Club Captain Tony Mindel and General Manager Simon Greatorex.

Ladies’ Captain Tamsin Blake began the evening with a few moments of reflection for those members no longer with us, for those who have lost loved ones in the past year and also for those who are experiencing difficult times at present.

Tamsin then went on to sum up her year as ‘Captain Soggy’ (a nickname acquired as a result of some rather wet events!) However, in her defence she said that actually most of the year’s events had gone smoothly with only a couple of notably soggy days experienced.

A summary of the year’s highlights would be; 

  • A soggy but successful Chicken Chase with a difference (being a quiz rather than golf)
  • An enjoyable Ladies away trip to Bovey Castle in May
  • A successful League campaign with St Enodoc finishing third in Division 1
  • Significant success for member Penny Cartwright this year in the club teams, the Cornwall Ladies County Second Team and in individual competitions
  • Another successful Club Championships weekend, building on the previous year’s innovation
  • Hugely successful fund raising of £8346.92 for her charity Active8 

Tamsin thanked Club Captain’s David Elliott and Tony Mindel for their support and all clubhouse, greens and office staff for their hard work. She also paid tribute to her committee who have done a brilliant job this year dealing with both expected and unexpected duties. 

Tamsin concluded by saying that her year had been a rollercoaster which she is glad to have experienced. She thanked her Vice-Captain Diana Mindel for her support and sense of humour throughout the year and wished her well for her year as Ladies’ Captain. 

Tamsin and Diana then presented the year’s prizes and it was lovely to see a wide range of players receiving honours this year. One or two had several trips to make to collect their prizes, notably Rose Jones, Lorna Harper, Penny Cartwright and ‘almost always the Bridesmaid’ Caroline Hume-Kendall,  who collected the most runner-up prizes for the evening. 

Next year’s committee was then announced; LC Diana Mindel, LVC Sue Roworth, Secretary Annie Matthews and Treasurer Chris Henderson. Continuing committee members Sarah Sandercock, Penny Cartwright, Sue Richards and Marion Andrews will be joined by newly elected members Kath Biddle and Caroline Hume-Kendall. 

New Ladies’ Captain Diana then took her place at the helm and thanked Tamsin for her hard work throughout the year. Diana presented Tamsin with a gift from the Ladies’ Section. 

Diana began by saying that when she joined the committee in 2014 she didn’t imagine for a minute that she would end up as Ladies’ Captain. She is aware that it is an honour and a privilege and whilst it won’t be easy she will do her best to maintain the standards laid down by her predecessors. Diana expressed her feeling that St Enodoc is a comforting constant in what is often a turbulent world, and she enjoys being able to retreat to our oasis of 2 wonderful courses, unbeatable surroundings and welcoming membership and staff. 

Diana looks forward to continuing her enjoyment of the company of Lady Members she knows and also to getting to know those she doesn’t as yet, all in the welcoming environment of the Ladies Section. She hopes that all the Ladies will enjoy the year ahead as well. 

Diana’s chosen Charity is Children’s Hospice South West, in particular Little Harbour in St Austell. This is a home from home where family members can find time and space to feel normal and do the things they enjoy as a family rather than focussing on their role as carer. 

Before the meeting was closed Mary Rayment updated the Ladies on the refurbishment of the Ladies washrooms and changing rooms. This is ongoing, with most of the plans in place and expected to start on the 2nd January. This will comprise a full refurbishment of the wet area in the same configuration as currently seen. The changing rooms will be painted and receive new carpeting and a few new hold-all lockers will be installed where the current cleaners cupboard is sited. 

Diana then closed the meeting and the Ladies enjoyed a light buffet and wine in a very sociable atmosphere. 

Your trusty reporter wishes Diana and her committee well for the coming year and would like to now bid farewell. Having covered all the Ladies (and some mixed) events for the past 2 years, it is now time to put the keyboard to bed. Over and out.