SOCIETY OF LONDON LADY GOLF CAPTAINS MEETINGS IN 2018







PRESIDENT'S DAY 26TH SEPTEMBER 2018 AT GRIM'S DYKE GOLF CLUB 

Oxhey Lane, Hatch End, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 4AL
An excellent par 69 course, designed by a former Open Champion has tree-lined fairways and tricky greens but the slopes are gentle and the walking is easy so Grim's Dyke golf club is a great golfing experience for all ages and standard of golfer.
Whilst being close to London, the course has a tranquil, countryside feel with wonderful views over Middlesex, Hertfordshire and North London from many of the higher tees.
Trolley and buggy hire available. Format: Team of 4


2018 Matches

 

London Ladies V Surrey Ladies - 9th August at the Richmond Golf Club, Sudbrook Lane, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 7AS

London Ladies V London Captains - 3rd September at Malden Golf Club, Traps Lane, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 4RS

London Ladies V Surrey Captains - 10th October at Malden Golf Club, Traps Lane, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 4RS

 

 

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SOCIETY OF LONDON LADY GOLF CAPTAINS MEETINGS IN 2018

MALDEN CUP 23RD APRIL 2018 AT EAST HERTS GOLF CLUB

Hamels Park, Buntingford, Hertfordshire, SG9 9NB

East Herts Golf Club was founded in 1899 and is one of the oldest in the area. The course is renowned throughout Hertfordshire for its magnificent, ancient trees set in tranquil, rolling parkland around Hamels Mansion. Located only 30 minutes from London and easily accessible from the M25.

An easy walking course, short between green and tee, rewarding the straight hitter so is a good test of golf for all levels of golfers.
Trolley hire available. Format: Four ball, better ball

After all the very wet weather, the day was glorious and the course played extremely well. It was an unprecedented day of count backs with only one score out of 6 standing alone as so many players had good rounds. With some run on the ball, finally we could believe that winter was really over and spring had arrived! East Herts were excellent hosts with very tasty food and all preparations for the day superbly arranged. Our captain, Tamsin, had made sure we were well watered and fed and we had fantastic prizes to compete for that proved very popular as no-one asked for the receipts to return them - always a sign of success!

Winners of the Malden Cup - Gill Foster and Christine Hutchings - Harpenden Common - 38 points on countback from

Runners up - Bassey Dunbar and Ingrid Long - Sundridge Park - 38 pointson countback from

Third place - Pamela Clark and Ann Phillips - Twickenham and Malden - 38 points

Fourth place - Andrea Sims and Maria Brown - Burnham Beeches - 37 points also on countback

Best front nine - Topsy Arlidge and Susanne O'Kelly - Hampstead - 20 points on countback

Best back nine - Annette Pullan and Cheryl Rowney - Knebworth - 17 points on countback

Nearest the pin on the 2nd - Gill Foster of Harpenden Common

Nearest the pin on the 18th - Ingrid Long of Sundridge Park 

 

FULWELL CUP 3RD MAY 2018 AT THE NEW ZEALAND GOLF CLUB

Woodham Lane, Addlestone, Surrey, KT15 3QD

A refreshing alternative to long modern "championship" layouts. The running shot will often be better rewarded than the lob wedge. A heathland that never disappoints. Well presented with true and fast greens.
A course that is not long - indeed a 3 wood is as much as you'll need off the tee - but that doesn't mean that its easy. A delightful heathland design with narrow heather clad fairways, tricky dog-legs and subtle breaks on the greens, this is golf as it was meant to be.
Trolley and buggy hire available. Format: Four ball, better ball

Once again a fabulous day - an amazing course in immaculate condition and some real challenges for those who couldn't make it over the heather! Everyone enjoyed the day and the New Zealand team were excellent hosts and provided a sumptuous meal after golf with desserts to die for. The prizes were well received and so expectations for the summer meeting and Captain's day are high for Tamsin! The venue proved so popular that a second event is to be held in October with similar numbers participating.... clearly a success.

Winners of the Fulwell Cup - Paddy Wright and Pat Jenkins - Maidenhead - 38 points on countback

Runners up - Maureen Campbell and Mark Barber - Muswell Hill - 38 points

Third place - Katie Lavender and Pam Mace - Sutton Green - 37 points

Best front 9 - Sue Licht and Cherry Kennard - Highgate - 17 points on countback

Best back 9 - Jan Grabinger and Penny McCormack - Highgate - 21 points on countback

Nearest the pin on the 5th - Bev Hattersley of Knebworth

Nearest the pin on the 10th - Lesley Carter of Brickendon Grange

 

CAPTAIN'S DAY 26TH JULY 2018 AT THE RICHMOND GOLF CLUB

Sudbrook Lane, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 7AS

The Richmond is a beautiful parkland course, originally laid out by prolific course architect, Tom Dunn, in 1891. The Captain in 1924 was the Duke of York, later to become King George VI, His wife, later the Queen Mother, was patron of the club for many years until her death in 2002. His uncle, Prince Arthur of Connaught, a grandson of Queen Victoria, was a member for many years and the patron is currently the Duke of York so we are playing in very royal circles for our Captain's Day which dawned just as sunny and hot as the weather had been for what seemed like forever!
Trolley and buggy hire available. Format: Team of 4

But after a splendid breakfast at the club, we were all despatched to our various tees for a shotgun start armed with cold water and a pink ball for which the played got double points! Woe betide those who lost it though - no more double points for them! Our Captain, Tamsin, with our President, Doreen (both in their party gear of cat's ears and a tiara respectively!) kept us well supplied with more cold water, ice cold flannel and ice pops. Following the golf, we had a drinks reception before going to the marquee for a wonderful lunch with prizes to follow. Then we finished with coffee and petit fours back in the clubhouse or on the terrace before leaving for home and looking forward to our next fun event in August at Walton Heath. Despite the weather conditions, the course played very well as the scores demonstrated and was a credit to the greens staff and we were excellently catered for by the food and beverage staff supported by the behind the scenes people without which no club event can operate.

Winners of the Finlay Cup - Maureen Campbell; Irene Easton; Pauline Dallman and May Cahill from Muswell Hill with 125 points

Runners up - Ann Spencer; Jackie Lagergren; Sue Barnes and Joyce Bloom from Hadley Wood with 121 points

Third place - Evelyn Lyons; Maureen Reynolds; Susan Slater and Sheelagh Woods from Highgate with 114 points

Winner of the Founders Cup - Gerry Archer from Grim's Dyke with 37 points on countback from Lesley Carter from Brickendon Grange

Nearest the pin in 2 on the 1st - Rhona Tridgell from Forest Hills

Nearest the pin in 2 on the 4th - Pauline Porter from Laleham

Nearest the pin in 2 on the 6th - Penny McCormack from Highgate

Nearest the pin in 2 on the 8th - Sue Bower from Laleham

Nearest the pin in 2 on the 14th - Linda Anderson

Nearest the pin in 2 on the 16th - Pauline Porter from Laleham

Longest Drive on the 18th - Carol Bilton from Malden 

 

FUN AWAY DAY 29th AUGUST 2018 AT WALTON HEATH GOLF CLUB

Walton on the Hill, Tadworth, KT20 7TP

Walton Heath is one of the world's most highly regarded golf clubs, famous for its rich golfing and political history and the quality of its two exceptionally challenging heathland layouts, described by Jack Nicklaus as "wonderfully pure." Both courses feature in the UK and Ireland's Top 50 rankings. The Old has earned its place in the World's Top 100 every year since their inception in 1938.
Format: Team of 4

The day began with a very wet and windy journey around the M25 and looked like it would be in for the day. However, the rain cleared up just in time for the first tee-off and although it was never sunny it was quite conducive for golf.

We were looked after extremely well by the Walton Heath staff who all went out of their way to make our day successful. Caroline, the secretary at Walton Heath, was extremely helpful and had everything in place for us.

Walton Heath has a beautiful clubhouse with great facilities and the iconic course does not disappoint. The setup certainly suits big hitters because the carries are quite long over thick heather and gorse. The land is very flat so not a tiring walk and the tees are extremely close to the greens so no long hikes between holes. Most competitors found it quite a challenge especially those who are not very long hitters. The greens are superb and certainly not easy. The scores for the day certainly reflected the quality of the course but the vast majority had a very enjoyable round.

Following play, everyone came back in to Prosecco and some very pretty dainty cakes served on cake stands. Fresh tea and coffee available all day free of charge so anyone who didn't want to sample the Prosecco could help themselves to as much as they liked. No one had to change for tea and this appeared to be welcomed by almost everyone as it enabled the prize giving to be done so that members could all get away a bit quicker to avoid the heavy rush hour traffic.

The prizes were plants and vouchers all put in place by our Captain, Tamsin, who was there to greet the members when they arrived in the morning. Out vice captain Sue Miller, oversaw the proceedings for the day as Tamsin was sadly unable to stay for family reasons.

The objective for the day was to introduce past lady captains who might want to join the SLLGC and certainly most of those who attended as guests have either joined or expressed the wish to join so it was a very successful day both for our members and their guests.

Winners from Burnham Beeches with 85 points - Andrea Sims; Di Davies; Paula Oates and Maria Brown

Runners up from Maidenhead with 82 points - Myra Newman; Gail Watson; Lin Johnstone and Barbara Wielecowski

Third from Maidenhead and Grim's Dyke with 79 points - Caroline Cope; Gill James; Sue Nash and Gill Smith

Nearest the pin on the 2nd - Lin Johnstone from Maidenhead

Nearest the pin on the 10th - Evelyn Lyons from Highgate

 

EXTRA DAY TEAM EVENT AT THE NEW ZEALAND GOLF CLUB - 16TH OCTOBER 2018

Woodham Lane, Addlestone, Surrey, KT15 3QD

We were so luck with the weather - rain for three days before and rain the day after but the sun shone on the New Zealand for our last event of the year. Once again the players found some real challenges for those who couldn't make it over the heather! However the fantastic brunch set everyone up for a good start and the New Zealand team were, as before, excellent hosts. The format of best two scores out of the teams of four was challenging for some and relatively easy for others!

Winners of event - Val Stickley from Knebworth; Jane Oddi from Ealing; Caroline Cope and Lin Johnstone from Maidenhead with 83 points

Runners up - Rhona Tridgell; Julia Rennie; Sue Sumners and Jackie Lagergreen all from Hadley Wood with 79 points

Third place - Cheng Loo and Diana Wallace from Haste Hill; Diana Rowlands and Clare Connolly from Hendon with 77 points

Nearest the pin on the 5th - Vicky Wheeler from Sutton Green

Nearest the pin on the 10th - Clare Connolly from Hendon