Dressed in Christmas costumes 18 members played in this 9 hole competition, the day started wet but soon the sun shone and despite the very wet conditions underfoot,which made play difficult, everyone completed their game. Usually the event is rounded off with the prize presentation of hampers to the winner and runner-up, a Secret Santa gift for everyone and refreshments. This year, due to the Covid 19 restrictions, there was no gathering after play... everyone went home and scorecards were sent in! However Captain Sue delivered the hampers to the homes of our winners. Congratulations to our winner Grace Eastment with 14 points and Pat Birks runner- up with 13 points ocb from other players.
See below for photos of our winners and players.
Ladies Halloween Texas Scramble, Saturday 31st October and Wednesday 4th November.
Below are photos of the above event. It took place instead of the usual Halloween Open which unfortunately had to be cancelled this year. Whilst the usual 100+ visitors were misssed everyone enjoyed dressing up and having a small celebration afterwards.... whilst following social distancing of course!
Sally Smith, Maria Craven, Rosemary Hay, Ann Martin, Christine Barnes and Julie Harvey were the winners over the 2 days and were very happy to receive prizes of Halloween chocolates donated by Captain Sue.
Cambridge News Report 10.11.20
As sent in by our Press Officer Edie Robinson immediately after the event. Thank you Edie.
On Saturday 26th September, on a bitterly cold morning 11 ladies teed off on the first day of the club championships. Despite the weather everyone made it through. The second day, Wednesday 30th began in fine weather and everyone completed their round before the rain began to fall again!
Our Club Champion for 2020 and winner of the Clover Cup for the best gross score is Grace Eastment with 2 excellent rounds of 85 and 81. Many congratulations to her. The winner of The Rowlinson Lady, for the best nett score is Bridget Hendry, well done Bridget and the winner of The Carrington Bowl for the best score on the 2nd day is Ann Martin, well done Ann. Each winner was presented with a small gift to celebrate the event. The presentation of trophies will happen at our annual presentation evening, hopefully in February 2021.
Below are a selection of photos of the winners and all players (socially distanced of course) during the 2 days. Players clothing will indicate which day is which!!
Congratulations to Lynne King who had a hole in 1 on the 8th hole during the September Stableford on Saturday 5th September. Well played Lynne.
This is Lynne's first hole - in - one at our club but she did have one a few years ago at Bourn G. C. in a ladies invitation day.
News from Lady Captain Sue, August 2020
This has been a very strange and unsettling year. We had to cancel all club competitions and friendly matches and of course our Awayday and Lady Captains Day.
These have all been rearranged for 2021.
However from 1st August we are recommending monthly medals and some more prestigious competitions. We will also run eclectic comps for both August and September. We hope to hold a Ladies Club Competition in September incorporating the Carrington Bowl.
Our annual Halloween Open has also been cancelled but within the club we aim to play a Texas Scramble in October which all members can enjoy and maybe dress up for.
Both McMillan and Poppy Charity days will take place as normal.
So although 2020 has not been the year we all hoped for, let’s still enjoy some competitive golf and maybe some social events once the hotel is up and running again.
Photos of golfers enjoying the 1st day of club competitions on 1st August
A few ladies enjoying a refreshing drink after golf whilst observing 'social distancing'.
On Wednesday 3rd March 2020 the ladies section gathered together for our 1st session of the season. The weather was beautiful as 12 of us set off for our Snowdrop Golf event.
The winner with 15 points was Maria Craven.
All the ladies were each given a small pot of spring flowers from our new Captain Sue Wiliams. Please see the photographs below.
On the 7th February the Ladies section met for our Annual Meeting, the presentation of prizes and the inauguration of our new Captain Sue Williams.
After the Annual Meeting members enjoyed a very good meal before Bridget presented the 2019 Prizes and Trophies.
To complete the prize presentation Club President Rosemary was delighted to award the Presidents Putter for 2020 to Christine Barnes for her long term commitment to and work for our golf club.
Lady Captain Bridget then putted out and Sue Williams putted in to begin her role as Lady Captain 2020.
See below a selection of photographs taken on the evening.
On 11th December, 14 ladies took part in our annual Christmas Hamper competition. On a crisp winters morning we set off despite the mud under foot. The competition was won by Shelagh Byrne with Debbie Tiplady as runner up. We enjoyed mulled wine and nibbles in the golfers bar,
Our Christmas 9 hole competition, played on a beautiful, if cold, sunny day was followed by our traditional Christmas lunch.
The winner of the 9 hole competition was Sue Williams with 18 points, closely chased by sue Kent with 17 points. The small glass Christmas tree trophy was presented to Sue by General Manager Peter.
We also celebrated the successes that 2 members have had in county competitions this year. Grace Eastment won the Seniors Cup ( for the 2nd year running!) + the Official and Delegates Cup and Sue Williams won the high handicap trophy in the Division 3 competition.
Following on from the success of our previous Halloween Opens, our 7th year was as always a ghoulish delight and enjoyed by 114 ladies from all over East Anglia. Everyone entered into the true spirits of the occasion in the bitterly cold first frost of the year and fully played the part of witches, skeletons, pumpkins, ghosts and other horrific characters. Our Newley qualified fortune telling witches provided extra spice and slant on the day and foretold a few predictions which materialised on the course! Our lady members were triumphant in team spirit and provided a magnificent spread of cakes, savouries and other delights for the ladies to enjoy throughout the day. The hotel staff provided us with great service which included a beautiful Halloween themed meal to complete proceedings together with prize giving. Thank you also to the men and seniors of our club who entered in to the true spit of the occasion and supported us in this wonderful day.
The winners are as follows:
Winners: with 83 points were Lisa Hollingsworth, Cathy Lee, Louise Bradley, Mary Stark - Toft.
Runners up: with 80 points were Julie Miller, Marilyn Williams, Teresa Neeson, Maxine Blewett - Brampton Park.
3rd Place: with 77 points orb were Patsy Cowtan, Christine King, Mary McDonald, Ann Burbidge - Bourn.
4th Place: with 77 points were May Burn, Kay Osborne, Roz Bartlett, Ann Norman - Brampton Park.
Nearest the line 4th: Yogi Jackson - Gog Magog
Nearest the pin 5th: Debra Salmon - Bourn
Nearest the pin 8th: May Burn - Brampton Park
Nearest the pin 13th: Cathy Lee - Toft
Nearest the pin 15th: Lisa Hollingsworth - Toft
Nearest the pumpkin 11th: Cathy Lee - Toft
Best dressed golfers: Heather Wood, Roz Longstaff, Gwen Sutton, Shirley Osborne - St Ives and Brampton Park.
Spookiest: Sandra Wildmore, Mandy Lees, Lorraine Robinson, Mairead Scott - Toft.
Best dressed diners: Jacqui Richardson, Di Nicholson, Caroline Clarey, Kim Davis - Old Nene.
Photographs of the day are below. If you missed out on the opportunity to speak to Laura at the end of the day and would like to gain a copy of any of the pictures, please contact us with a donation to our Lady Captain's charity, we would be delighted to send you a copy.
Wednesday 31st July dawned bright and fair for our Captains Day and members had a great time, playing good golf and enjoying wonderful refreshments supplied by our Captain Bridget.
An 18 hole stablefore competition was played in the morning followed by lunch and then a mixed 9 hole greensomes in the afternoon. Members were then entertained at Bridget's house. It was a wonderful day for everyone.
Maria Craven was the winner of the stableford competition with 39 points and Grace and Brian Eastment won the greensomes with 21 points.
Go to the Gallery at the top of the page, then click on Ladies Gallery to see a selection of photos of a happy day.
2019 was not a kind year for our Championship weatherwise. Originally it was to be played June8/9th but was rained off due to flooded greens on the first day. Subsequently re arranged for July 27/28 the rain came down again, this time players were soaked on both days causing the game to be reduced to 27 holes.
Players stuck with their task and despite the conditions the results of the winners were impressive.
Our Club Champion 2019 ( Clover Cup) is once again Grace Eastment with a gross score of 124. If you look closely at the photo below you'll see from the honours board that Grace has been our champion for 18 of the past 21 years... what an achievement!
Runner up for 2019 was Ann Martin with 132. Congratulations to them both.
Winner of the Rowlinson Lady Trophy for the best nett score was Maria Craven with nett 109, with Ann as runner -up with nett 112.
Winner of the Carrington Bowl ( best score on the Sunday or the following Wednesday ... which we did manage to play on the original dates) was our captain Bridget Hendry, with a nett 70. well done Bridget.
I am delighted to advise that our ladies won the Grace Norman Round 2 against Girton (2/1)– well done team!
We now go through to the semi-final on Monday 19th August at the Gog Magog (against Royston). Very exciting.
Thank you and well played to Lynne & Sue (K); Ann & Rosemary (H) and Grace & Sui
Also to remind you that Lady Captain’s day is on Wednesday 31st July and is on the PSI to sign up. I will soon put a poster on the notice board for the mixed afternoon 9 hole competition.
You and your partners are all invited for food and drinks in the evening at my home in Swavesey, so please get the date in your diary!
See you soon.
Lady Captain 2019
On 1st May the ladies section of The Cambridgeshire Golf Club had an Away Day to Ryston Park Golf Club. On arrival we had very welcome bacon rolls swiftly followed by 2, 9 hole golf circuits of the golf course. The course was quite challenging but enjoyed by everyone. After dinnerthe Lady Captain Bridget presented prizes to the winners, a selection of photos from the day are found below.