Ladies Autumn Meeting

Published: 6th October 2016
Winners of the Autumn Meeting on both courses L-R Julie Smith, Jane Symons, Janet Walton, Ladies Captain Annie Cruse, Viv Steer, Fiona Lunt & Sue F Jones
Winners of the Autumn Meeting on both courses L-R Julie Smith, Jane Symons, Janet Walton, Ladies Captain Annie Cruse, Viv Steer, Fiona Lunt & Sue F Jones

An Autumn chill was in the air on Tuesday 4th October which was appropriate for the activities of the day. It did however mean that a few ladies were in a dilemma about suitable attire for playing, and an understandable reluctance to dispense with the shorts and bare arms of summer resulted in some chilly moments as the wind speed increased during the day. This was also a factor when it came to scoring as it seemed every hole was into the wind on the way in. The general refrain on returning to the clubhouse was ‘that was hard work!’. 

The hard work out on the course meant that all the ladies felt fully justified in enjoying the lovely tea that was laid on, particularly the fabulous desserts of which some ladies (who shall remain nameless, or perhaps one is writing this?!) participated most enthusiastically! 

The prize giving followed tea and Ladies Captain Annie Cruse welcomed everybody warmly and hoped they had all enjoyed the day. Annie took the opportunity to congratulate Lynn Ashcroft on reaching the final of the Millennium Cup (past captains competition) recently and Terri Gliddon for coming second in the silver division of the Vets Autumn Meeting. Annie and Tamsin then presented the prizes to the successful teams. 

The winners on the Holywell course were Julie Smith, Janet Walton & Jane Symons with 70 points, followed in second place by Anne Mayne, Marion Andrews & Helen Russell with 67 points and in third place were Margaret Godwin, Pam Hall & Mary Bower with 65 points (winning after c/b on back 3). 

Tereen Oliver won nearest the pin on the Holywell course and Mary Bower won the longest drive. 

On the Church course the scores also reflected the challenging conditions that had developed during the day with the winning score being 60 points (after c/b) for the team of Fiona Lunt, Viv Steer & Sue F (I’m never going out there again) Jones, closely followed by Tamsin Blake, Lynn Ashcroft & Cath Buscombe also with 60 points (c/b back 9); and with 59 points in third place were Terri Gliddon, Annie Hawkey & Caroline Hume-Kendall. 

Fiona Lunt had a clean sweep winning both the nearest the pin and longest drive on the Church course.

Annie thanked the kitchen for a wonderful tea and the bar staff for their hard work. Also mentioned were all those who had helped the day run smoothly, in particular Annie Matthews for the prize table which was beautiful.

Cath Buscombe confidently striding out while Lynn Ashcroft anxiously watches the progress of her shot.