Ladies Spring Meeting

Published: 12th April 2017
Winning teams Pam Hall, Janet Walton & Mary Bower and Barbara Hawkins, Susie Hoddell & Terri Gliddon
Winning teams Pam Hall, Janet Walton & Mary Bower and Barbara Hawkins, Susie Hoddell & Terri Gliddon

The annual Spring meeting took place on Tuesday 11th April on a truly spring like day with lovely sunshine and light winds. After all the cold, windy weather seen recently this was an obvious excuse to dust off the shorts and cut-offs which many Ladies did, making it almost feel as if summer may be around the corner.

The competition was well supported with 20 teams of 3 taking part on both courses, and despite the good conditions scoring well appeared to prove difficult for many of them (perhaps we have forgotten how to play in good weather?!). It was difficult to know if a team would be in the prizes or not as scores were doubled on 2 hidden holes, selected by Lorna Harper, and added to the stableford score. This resulted in some surprised winners later on!

The teams who scored well on the Holywell course were, in first place a very surprised Mary Bower, Janet Walton and Pam Hall with 88 points (9 from hidden holes) just pipping the team of Nan Girling, Pauline Wilkins and Carole Waterworth with 87 points (6 from hidden holes) and in third place with 85 points (11 from hidden holes) were Ann Humphreys, Joyce Lockhart and Pam Chapman.

On the Church Course the scores were also close with the winning team of Terri Gliddon, Susie Hoddell and Barbara Hawkins coming in with 77 points (5 from hidden holes) closely followed by Celia Jarvis, Lynn Ashcroft and Edna Alford with 75 points (7 from hidden holes) who managed to beat Barbara Willmott, Maxine Rich and Sue Floyd-Jones who came in with 74 points (6 from hidden holes) by one point thanks to the hidden bonus.

Nearest the pin nearly didn’t happen thanks to Captain Forgetful, but Tamsin and Diana did enjoy racing around the course in a buggy to put this oversight to rights! It seemed they perhaps needn’t have bothered as the greens were obviously very hard to hit on the day with only one name on each sheet when the boards came in! The 2 very talented Ladies were Carole Waterworth on the Holywell course 16th hole who also managed to get a 2 as a result, and Mary Rayment on the Church course 15th hole who was in the first group out!

Annie Matthews sourced some fabulous terracotta pots and lovely plants for the prize table which was beautifully laid out using bright yellow bunting and flowers made by Trudy Tremain.

Beautiful pots and plants were the prizes for the day

Afternoon tea was served in the restaurant which had been given a bright spring theme by Ladies Captain Tamsin Blake (with the aid of Trudy Tremain) and which everyone agreed went well with the lovely spring day. The sandwiches, cakes and tarts created and served by Wappo went down very well. Thanks go to all the staff at the club who worked hard to help make the day a success. 

Winning team captain Terri Gliddon thanked everyone for supporting the competition and praised her playing partners, although she did admit to using a secret weapon on the way round in the form of some Pimms to enhance their skills! She also thanked Ladies captain Tamsin Blake for an excellent day.

Tamsin thanked everyone for their participation and also all those who had helped to make the day a success, including whoever was responsible for the fabulous weather!