Fun instead!

PUBLISHED: 13:14 26 January 2009 | UPDATED: 12:21 17 June 2010

Due to recent frost, frost and more frost, the ladies were unable to play their scheduled Rose Bowl and Rose Basket competition on January 14 as there were more than four temporary greens at the start of the day s play.

Due to recent frost, frost and more frost, the ladies were unable to play their scheduled Rose Bowl and Rose Basket competition on January 14 as there were more than four temporary greens at the start of the day's play. This meant that the last time the ladies had been able to play a qualifier was six weeks ago; is this a record?

Ladies' captain Margaret Deuce decided on a 'Fun' competition, a non-qualifier; all gross scores to be recorded but only one putt to count on the temporary greens.

Twenty-two ladies took part and for most of the day the weather was fine and dry, though cold. Amazingly there were four 2s. Marie Timms and Sue Pyne recorded two each.

Julie Lye had the best score, coming in first place with a nett 59; 2nd was Linda Reynolds - nett 62, and Mavis Vanstone continued her recent good form with a nett 64 for 3rd place.

The 100th Ladies' AGM took place on Wednesday and this time, due to heavy rain over the previous few days, the course was closed but that didn't deter nearly 50 ladies from attending, and enjoying a ploughman's lunch before the meeting.

The outgoing Ladies' captain, Margaret Deuce, welcomed the 2009 Ladies' captain, Lee Warren, who is now fit enough to take over the reins after nearly two years of extremely poor health.

Lee will be supported by Ladies' vice-captain Ann Willoughby with some stalwarts on the committee as well as two new members, Jane Painter and Jacqui Hills. Although the Ladies' Section is comparatively small compared to some other clubs in the area, the interest and support from the members is greatly appreciated by the committee, and everyone is looking forward to another great season at what is considered to be the friendliest golf club in Devon.

By Chris White

Sidmouth Ladies golf


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