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Great news that the ladies have won the prestigious County Western Morning News trophy today 2nd August at Tiverton golf club. The last time DCGC won the trophy was 1976. I am so proud of all the ladies who took part. Having to pick three teams from the five who entered was difficult, the best two scores of the three counting towards the final score. Fran and Ying scored 40 points and Doreen and Shirley scored 38, giving a total of 78, 11 points ahead of the next team - a fantastic result. We lifted the trophy with great pride. Well done to the ladies of Downes Crediton Golf Club! ⛳
Joyce and I played in the County Vets Knock Out against Thurleston at Teignmouth on 3 June, and whilst Joyce made a valiant effort to keep us afloat, I'm afraid I was very poor in supporting her. We lost rather badly 😞. We then had the Captains v Vice Captains challenge on 6 June, and both teams worked hard to secure a win for their team captain. The Captain's team came in a very worthy second!! Well done to all who played, but particularly to those in the Vice Captain's team who were the winners.
We have had three Presidents matches during June. On 1 June we played Ilfracombe at home and had a resounding win. On 14 June we played away at RND, then on 28 June we had the return match against Ilfracombe. Both were very hard fought matches but unfortunately our ladies did not come away with a win from either match. That said, they did their best against very tough opposition. The last Presidents match of the season will be played on 20 July at home. Good luck to all those playing.
It has been a busy time for the Sheelah Creasy team which started with an away match against Tiverton (2). We set off in good spirits but had some concerns about the weather with a forecast of very heavy rain and high winds. On arrival at Tiverton, their ladies also had reservations about the forecast. We sat watching the rain coming down and in the end the two captains had to make the decision to postpone the match due to adverse weather. We will now play Tiverton on Monday 22 July. The SC team went on to play Sidmouth at home on 10 June. We had a really good day and won 5 1/2 to 1 1/2. On 17 June we played Tiverton (2) at home and won convincingly recording 6 1/2 to 1/2, and we were all giving shots between 3 and 6!! Then on 1 July we played Okehampton away, and whilst we all tried hard, we could not continue our brilliant record and lost 4 to 3. We are currently sitting third in our division with one match to play. If we can secure a win over Tiverton on 22 July, we could reach second in our division, so it's all to play for.
We have enjoyed a few mixed friendly matches over the period, some wins, some coming second, but all played in the spirit of the game.
The Ladies Open was played on 20 June, and what a good day that was. We had 32 visiting ladies playing and 16 home players. There were prizes for the best visiting team, the best mixed team and the best home team, and the overall prize for the best score on the day. The overall winners were Di Botterill, Penny Long and me - we all played well and complemented each other, I very much enjoyed our game, thank you Di and Penny. The best away team was Penny Deakin (Oke), Judith Ezzard (Oke) and Rickie Pawsey (Stover); best mixed team was Ying, Ayumi Colton (Wrangaton) and Bridget Leonard; best home team, Joyce, Sue Bonner and Viv Bailey. Well done to all.
Sue (J) and I will be representing the ladies section at Weston Super Mare on Friday 19 July in the Coronation Foursomes. We will do our best and hope to get to the national finals at St Andrews on 9 September - we have the same chance as everyone else after all.
My Ladies Captain Day in on Thursday and I am hoping for fine weather, good spirits and plenty of fun golf.
Happy golfing everyone.