Challenge Cup - Saturday, May 4, 2013
This was played on Saturday and the weather was windy and sometimes wet but also blue skies at times.
1st Jo Danks 88-21-67
2nd Barbara Smith 104-34-70
3rd Lorraine Bourne 91-18-73.
Lady Veterans' Cup - Tuesday, 30 April, 2013
A glorious summer day at last. 38 Ladies took part.
1st Roma Watkins 37 points
2nd Sue Purslow 37 points
3rd Carolyn Jones 35 points
Ladies' Coffee Morning and Competition - Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Ladies’ Coffee Morning – Tuesday, 23 April 2013
At last a great day weather wise and Kington Golf Course looked its best. 50 Ladies took part in the Competition and the whole day was wonderfully organized by Sue Patterson. Elaine Allen was in charge of the coffee, biscuits and cake stall with help from Audrey Fox, Gill Lloyd , Betty Ashworth and others. The Competition was over 9 holes Stableford.
I WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE WHO HELPED AS THE DAY WAS TREMENDOUS.- ESPECIALLY SUE PATTERSON WHO WORKED TIRELESSLY BEFOREHAND AND DURING THE DAY TO MAKE IT ALL WORK.
The Co-op in Kington had donated biscuits and anything else we needed and Candy in the Fruit and Veg shop in Presteigne had prepared and donated a lovely basket of fruit. I have written thank you letters to both shops.
Barbara Smith 21 pointts
Wendy Douglas 18 points
Gill Wictome 18 points
Jenny Kelly 20 points
Teresa Godbert 20 points
Claire Burton 20 points
Pat Owen – Hereford 20 points
Team Prize - Pauline Betteridge, Jenny Kelly and Kate Block
Longest Drive - Teresa Godbert
Nearest Pin - Anne Lloyd (Builth)
Cake Raffle - Audrey Philpott
Golf Tees in a Jar - Carolyn Jones
Ladies' Post Easter Lunch - 16 April, 2013
The scheduled Easter lunch was postponed because of the snow but we did enjoy the rescheduled day on the 16th April. The weather was kind to us – fair and dry and Steffan and Agi provided a very good meal which was enjoyed by all.
46 Ladies came to the day and it was great to see some coming back to enjoy the food and company after their illnesses. The Competition was played in 3’s over 9 holes with Angela Wilkes, Hermoine Evans and Audrey Fox winning the day.
After the meal the prizes were presented for the competitions played since Christmas – normally this would have been the Accumulator but this had been cancelled due to the weather.
Ladies please note that the Easter Lunch has been moved from Tuesday, 26 March to Tuesday, 16 April.
The attached photo which I took of the car park below the Pro Shop on Sunday, 24 March explains why!!
Let us hope that by16 April the snow will have melted!
Start of the Ladies' Easter Accumulator - January 15
Our Lady Captain, keen as mustard, was at the Club for the start of the Ladies' Easter Accumulator. As you can see from the photo not a lot of golf was played!!
MacMillan Cancer Trust
Audrey Philpott, Ladies' Captain for 2012 presented the MacMillan Cancer Trust with a huge cheque for £2,750 from Kington Golf Club. The MacMillan Cancer Trust had been Audrey's chosen charity for 2012.
The Ladies section started 2013 with a "New Years Bash"
The Ladies section started 2013 with a "New Years Bash"
This involved a Waltzing Stableford Competition over 12 holes. The weather was dry although some of the Course was quite wet and the weather was a little windy. No worse than we are all used to though!!!! This was followed by coffee and mince pies. 12 Ladies took part with enthusiasm and had brought unusual headgear as we had a prize awarded to the best/funniest hat. This had to be judged in the Clubhouse after the Competition as most hats would not stay on in the wind! Thanks to Agi who acted as Judge on this occasion.
The competition was won by the trio of Sue Patterson, Claire Burton and Audrey Philpott with 49 points The best hat winner was Joan Morgan.
Ladies' Christmas Lunch and Prize Giving
Ladies’ Christmas Lunch and Prize Giving
On Tuesday 11th December, 31 ladies played in a Christmas Cracker 9 hole fun competition, in which each hole was played differently. The weather was cold, with a hard frost, but the sun shone and the day was clear. Afterwards, 47 ladies sat down to a delicious Christmas Lunch of either roast urkey or baked salmon, followed by Christmas pudding or fresh fruit salad, coffee or tea. Everyone at the lunch received a bag of Lindor Truffles. Wine was very kindly provided by Jill Wictome, and each lady was offered a glass of red or white when they came into the dining room.
The winner of the brooch for the September Medal was Sue Purslow 69 nett.
The winner of the brooch for the 4 Best Medal Cards was Lorraine Bourne 70, 73, 66 and 70 nett.
Christmas Accumulator – best 3 cards
Silver Bronze 1
1st Angela Wilkes 94 pts, 1st Barbara Passey 93 pts,
2nd Barbara Radbourne 93 pts, 2nd Sue Purslow 88 pts
3rd Pip Frost 88 pts, 3rd Sue Patterson 87 pts,
4th Carolyn Jones 87 pts. 4th Gill Lloyd 87 pts
1st Jo Burton 105 pts,
2nd Gerry Cox 100 pts,
3rd Gill Wictome 99 pts,
4th Janet Vaughan 86 pts.
The Helen Gray Trophy
This trophy is presented each year to the most improved player during the year. This year the winner was Ruth Alexander, who had reduced her handicap from 28 to 24.6. Ruth was unable to be present and the trophy will be presented at the Drive In on 6th January 2013.
We only had a shower of rain at the very start of the day and from then on it remained dry thank goodness. We did however, have to play in a howling gale - we should have felt really at home! The website described the competition the following day as “played over the testing Kartner Course in windy and cold conditions” quite an understatement we thought.!
We finished 32nd out of 60 with 31 points, not too bad on 3/4 handicap on a difficult course. The course would have been challenging on a still day as it was very long with lots of water and sand and with the wind it was difficult to choose the right club. The ladies playing with us had taken the opportunity to have a practice round the day before but we didn't and as it took us close on 6 hours to play I am very glad we didn't. We were exhausted by the end of the day and so glad to have our husbands supporting us,
It was certainly a day to remember and we were thrilled to be representing Kington Golf Club. The only other local clubs were The Shropshire and Worcestershire and we just pipped them on the leader board!
We had a wonderful day, each receiving a lovely Ping golf bag, a pair of Echo golf shoes and a voucher for £50 to spend on Ping on line – not to mention a Ping golf umbrella each.
Jenny Kelly & Carolyn Jones
Seniors/Ladies Friendly Match - 11 September
The Seniors and the Ladies teamed up to play a friendly match on 11 September, followed by one of Agi's special meals. The Ladies all agreed that the Seniors were not only true gentemen but also a delight to play with! They eagerly agwait the next match!
1st David Mains Audrey Philpoot 76
Joe James Norman Smith
2nd Dave Haley Mike Harley 75
Sue Davies Mary Hill
3rd Terry Weight John H Williams 74
Gill Lloyd Betty Ashworth
Good luck to our girls!!
We all wish Jenny Kelly and Carolyn Jones the best on Tuesday. They are in the Grand Final of the Ping Women's 4 Ball Better-Ball England 2012 to be held at Gainsborough Golf Club in Lincolnshire.
Ladies' Club Championship - Tuesday, 21 August
On Tuesday, 21st August, 2012, fourteen ladies played in the Club Championship on a reasonable day, warm and almost still, but with a couple of showers.
Best Gross and Club Champion
1st Pip Frost 87 and 88 = 175
2nd Angela Wilkes 89 and 90 = 179
3rd Lorraine Bourne 87 and 92 = 179
Best Nett and Iris Paget Trophy
1st Lorraine Bourne 68 and 73 = 141
2nd Ruth Alexander 73 and 74 = 147
3rd Pip Frost 73 and 74 = 147
Best morning round – Kay Taylor
Best afternoon round – Ruth Alexander
On the same day, between the morning and afternoon rounds, a qualifying diddle was played by those not entering the Club Championship.
1st Audrey Philpott 34 pts
2nd Janet Pennell 34 pts
3rd Gill Lloyd 32 pts
4th Jane Burgoyne 30 pts
Puddings required for the Supper Dance - 5 October
Ladies, just a gentle reminder that the Entertainments Committee are having a Supper Dance on 5 October to be held at Hopelands Village Hall. We have been asked to provide puddings! A list has been put up in the Ladies' changing room. All puddings gratefully received!
Ladies' Invitation Day - Tuesday, 24 July 2012
On a sorchingly hot day 24 pairs of ladies played in the Ladies' Invitation Day, followed by a delicious cold buffet. The prizes were National Garden Centre vouchers and the winners were:
1st Kay Taylor and Fran Lewis - 45 points (countback on the back 9)
2nd Jane Burgoyne and Jo Ellun - 45 points
3rd Mary Hill and Hildergarde Cutler - 44 points
Nearest the Pin - on the 5th Claire Burton
on the 9th Fran Lewis
on the 12th Jane Luffman
Longest Drive - Angela Wilkes