Lady Captains’ Day success

(Left to right,) Susan Hackett, Angela Coles (Sidmouth Golf Club ladies captain), Jill Jeffrey and M

(Left to right,) Susan Hackett, Angela Coles (Sidmouth Golf Club ladies captain), Jill Jeffrey and Maria Clapp. - Credit: Archant

The 2016 Lady Captain’s Day was held at Sidmouth Golf Club.

There were 11 teams of three players taking part in the action which took the format of a three-ball stableford with the best two scores to count with a pink ball.

Points were doubled if you holed out with the pink ball.

Each competitor played with a golf ball donated by Ron Vanstone in memory of his wife Mavis, a past Sidmouth ladies’ captain who sadly passed away earlier this year.

The weather was perfect for golf, not too hot and very little breeze.


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Halfway round the ladies were able to enjoy refreshments – which of course meant a glass of Pimms.

It wasn’t surprising that most teams improved their scores after their beverage!

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At the end of the round the ladies gathered in the clubhouse for prize giving.

There were five nearest the pin prizes which were won by Yvonne Anning, Maria Clapp, Diana Anderson, Jill Jeffrey and Jaqui Jones.

The mystery prize was won by Shiela Faulkner for the most impressive drive on the first hole.

Captain Angela Coles said: “The main prizes were clocks, which I chose as my late father, Geoff Sheppard, who was captain of Sidmouth Golf Club in 1987 also presented clocks on his Captain’s Day.”

The winners of the competition were Maria Clapp, Jill Jeffrey and Susan Hackett with 108 points winning on count back from Anne Blackler, Ann Willoughby and Jane Renken who also had 108 points.

In third place with 105 points were Coral Roberts, Sheila Skittrall and Pauline Couldwell.

Angela said: “It was an absolute privilege to host the day and I am most grateful to all who came along and supported the occasion. We were so fortunate that the weather matched the day and I think great fun was had by all. I must thank everybody for making the day special. l and am delighted to say that we managed to also raise £112 for the Captain’s Charity which is The Admiral Nurse Campaign.

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