Lady Captains Update

I am pleased to report that the Presidents match held at Downes on 10 May recorded a win against Royal North Devon of 4 ½ to 1 ½.  We played our third Sheelah Creasy match on Monday 20 May, hosting Okehampton, and managed an impressive 6/1 win.  We had a further Sheelah Creasy match on Friday 24 May at home to Ilfracombe, and managed a 5/2 win.  Well done to all the ladies who played.

Once again, Fran and Ying won their Daily Mail foursomes match against The Warren, at The Warren, let’s hope they continue their winning ways.  Congratulations to both.  Lyn and I played with Barry and Doreen and Ying played with Devon in the Pro/Am at Exeter Golf & Country Club.  I am pleased to say that Barry, Lyn and I managed to get into the prizes, coming in at 5th place.  Unfortunately Doreen and Ying didn’t fair quite so well with Devon, but we all enjoyed the day, even though it was rather cold.  Six ladies went up to Ilfracombe to play in their ladies open in preparation for the Presidents match there in a couple of weeks time.  We didn’t do very well, but at least the weather was better than when we played our Sheelah Creasy match!!

We held our Spring meeting on 16 May.  We had 18 ladies playing, which was a really good turnout.  Fran, Joyce and Penny recorded great scores of 74, 74, 76, respectively, with Fran just winning out with a better score on the back 9.  Linda Gill won the 9 hole competition, with Margaret coming in second.  Well done to them, and to all the ladies who played.  I hope you preferred the format of limiting the score to five over par, I think it makes it far more enjoyable.  This will be the format for medals in the future, with the exception of the club championship medal competitions, where the hole will need to be finished. 

We received a big thank you from the Seniors’ Captain for ball spotting at their open on 13 May, and they have promised to reciprocate at the ladies open on 20 June; once again, many thanks to the ladies who helped out.  Talking of the ladies open, if you’ve not already signed up for it, there are still tee times available.  The more, the merrier. 

Well – that’s it for May.  Let’s hope the sun keeps shining and we can all keep golfing.

Shirley