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.
The Ladies section Season got underway today with our Annual Snowdrop golf competition. It was won by Sue Williams with 19 points. We were very lucky with the weather after a gloomy forecast it stayed fine and dry. After the game we all enjoyed coffee and biscuits and were each given a Primula. Photographs below and in the Ladies Gallery.
The evening started with an enjoyable meal followed by the prizes from events over the year.
The most improved golfing trophy went to Grace Eastment. Grace also won Ladies Seniors County Championship at Saffron Walden.
Lady Golfer of the year based on 6 best results from 10 competitions was Lynne King. Lynne also won the EWGA Medal / Bridgestone Chase your Dream Trophy and will play in a Regional final this year.
Club Championship awards: Carrington Bowl was won by Bridget Hendry. Rowlinson Lady (best nett score over two days) was Sui Wong 152. Clover Cup (best gross score over 2 days) went to Grace Eastment 161 gross.
Summer Eclectic Winner was Sue Kent. Rosebud trophy went to Sue Williams. Birdie Tree up to 20 handicap Lynne King, Birdie tree 21+Handicap Mary Clydesdale.
Ladies Away Day Trophy went to Ann Martin.
Lady Captains Award for the lady member who has given the most support to the Ladies Section throughout the year was given to Edie Robinson.
The evening closed with Lady Captain Lynne King putting out and Vice Captain Bridget Hendry putting in for 2019.
`To view our memories from the evening, please visit the gallery.