Ladies Chicken Chase

Published: 14th December 2015
Winners: Anne Irons, Trudy Tremain, Lynn Ashcroft & Chris Henderson
Winners: Anne Irons, Trudy Tremain, Lynn Ashcroft & Chris Henderson

This annual fun competition was held on Saturday 12th December with all the competitors arriving in good spirits and wearing a fine array of Christmas Jumpers, headwear and one particularly fine Elf outfit which we believe concealed a certain Annie Matthews!


Conditions for the 4 ball better ball competition were a little challenging but the teams appeared to manage admirably in finding 2 scores to count on each hole. If any were struggling they soon perked up when they arrived at the 8th tee to find Santa and his Elf (aka Bob Cruse & Richard Blake) offering a super spread of goodies and a little tot of something to loosen up their swing.

Santa & his Elf with Ladies Captain Annie Cruse


Back at the clubhouse the players were greeted by Ladies Captain Annie Cruse and then enjoyed an excellent traditional Christmas turkey meal with all the trimmings, all the while dodging the flying balloons being regularly launched by balloon master Di Mindel and her chums!


Annie Cruse thanked the team captains of the day and involved everyone in a little memory activity in keeping with the theme of her chosen charity for the year, Memory Matters South West. This was followed by the car park draw which was won by Kay Copleston and the award for the most impressive headwear which was worn by the team of Di Dingle, Beth Elliot, Rose Jones & Judy Redman.


Christmas head wear winners

Prizes were then awarded by Annie to the top 5 teams;


1st with 85 points

Trudy Tremain, Lynn Ashcroft, Chris Henderson, Anne Irons


2nd with 82 points

Chris Dymond, Kath Biddle (with thanks for standing in at the last minute), Maxine Rich, Fran Pennington


3rd with 79 points

Sue Roworth, Angela Tickner, Jane Symons, Pam Hall


4th with 77 points(after count-back on back 3)

Celia Jarvis, Penny Moon, Jo Carthew, Annabel Woolcott


5th with 77 points (after count-back on back 3)

Fiona Lunt, Sue Richards, Viv Steer, Judy Cole


Many ladies then joined the band downstairs to enjoy the traditional carol singing.