Welcome to the Norfolk Veteran Ladies’ Golf Society

The Society, formed in 1960, is open to lady golfers aged 55 and over who are playing members of Norfolk clubs affiliated to England Golf.

Spring 4BBB at Eaton on Friday 12th April 2019

  • On a misty Friday 13th, 96 ladies from 18 clubs ventured out on a long, wet and challenging course.
    Many thanks to the two lady starters from Bawburgh and to Trish and Jane Watson for manning the registration desk.   Raffle tickets were sold by Fiona Williams of Costessey Park and the raffle raised £164 for the Norfolk Junior Girls, having given a donation to Bawburgh’s Ladies’ Captain Phillipa for her charity.

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    2018 Spring Lunch and AGM

    President, Helen Ayres, welcomed 101 ladies to the 2018 AGM and ‘Spring’ Lunch held at Wensum Valley on Monday 19th February.  She gave an extra-specially warm welcome to the new members and to the ladies of Heacham Manor and Links Country Park, West Runton, this year being the first year the Society has had members from these clubs.

    During the meeting, trophies were presented to the winners of the 2017 competitions (photos to follow):

    Spring 4BBB Smiths Coasters Sue Nichols & Alison Eagleton
    Costessey Park
    Championships Championship Cup Janet Clare – Royal Norwich
      Joy Boult Salver Janet Lavin – Sheringham
      Doreen Pallister Cup Jan Redgment – Royal Norwich
      Curtis Cup Val Canham – Royal Norwich
      Bessie Turnbull Salver Valerie Lepiniere – Eaton
      Gwen Watts Salver Janet Clare – Royal Norwich
    Autumn Greensome Autumn Bowls Jane Harrold & Debbie Darling
    Costessey Park
    Helen was presented with flowers by Chairman Pippa Holliday on behalf of the Society.

    All enjoyed a super lunch and thanks were given to Wensum Valley and the staff who always look after us so well.

    A token of appreciation was presented to Trish Watson for all the work she had done in organising the lunch.

    Format- 4BBB competition – each player playing off 90% handicap.  The best score of the pair to count on each hole.
  • Handicap Certificates must be presented at registration.
  • Changing Rooms – There will be notices posted to indicate the allocation of changing rooms.
  • Registration and Raffle (for the Norfolk & Norwich Hospitals Charity) will be sited in the clubhouse.
  • Coffee and Bacon Rolls available to purchase in the clubhouse on arrival.
  • Food – Chicken breast wrapped in Parma ham, diced potatoes, seasonable vegetables, tea and coffee – on a rolling basis.
    Vegetarian option available (to order at registration).
    Please eat as you finish your round and then vacate your tables.
  • Cards – Please sign and check your card before handing it in for adjudication.
  • Prizes – Players will receive only 1 prize, so if you come in in the first 7 places and also record a best score for front and back 9 you will not be eligible for another prize.
    Places 1st to 7th;   Best Front 9;   Best Back 9
  • Change of Clothes  – optional.

    The Lady Captain and I hope you have a lovely day and we look forward to welcoming you to Eaton Golf Club.

    Trish Watson
    Competition Secretary

2019 Annual General Meeting and Spring Lunch

In the absence of President Ann who was on holiday, Chairman Pippa Holliday welcomed 97 ladies to the 2019 AGM and ‘Spring’ Lunch held at Wensum Valley on Monday 18th February and extended a special  welcome to the new members and the ladies of Denver Golf Club.  This is the first year the Society has had members from Denver.

During the meeting, trophies were presented to the winners of the 2018 competitions:

Silver Division Winner Scratch Championship Cup Sue Meadows
Runner Up Scratch Joy Boult Salver Ann Lockhart
Winner Handicap Doreen Pallister Cup Pat Webb
Middleton Hall
Bronze Division Winner Scratch Curtis Cup

Pat Hancock

Runner Up Scratch Committee Salver Julie Proctor
King’s Lynn
Winner Handicap Bessie Turnbull Salver Claire Carney
Richmond Park

Over 65s          Best Nett Score in Either 

Gwen Watts Salver Mary Wilson
King’s Lynn
Spring Four Ball Betterball Smith Coasters

Joan Gill & Megan Applebeck  Middleton Hall

Autumn Greensome

Autumn Bowls

Anne Horne & Sharon Yenson Royal Cromer

Pippa thanked Nancy Allen (Hon Treasurer) and Jill Braybrooke (Hon Secretary) for all their hard work over the years and presented them with a token of the Society’s appreciation.  She welcomed the new Committee members – Sue Fage (Hon Treasurer) and Lynda Love (Hon Secretary) and hoped they would enjoy their time on the Committee.

A plant was presented to Pat Bland (Royal Norwich), Sallyann Dawes
(Royal Cromer) and Lesley Goodman (Sheringham).  Pippa thanked them on behalf of the Society for all they had done over the years as Club Representatives.

Lunch followed which everyone enjoyed and thanks were given to Trish Watson for organising the lunch and to Wensum Valley and the staff who always look after us so well.

Autumn Greensome Stableford at Costessey Park on 12th October 2018

On a very windy Friday morning, 52 ladies from 14 clubs attempted to play the course.  Many thanks to our two starters – John Watson on the 1st tee and Club Vice Captain Barry Craske on the 9th – and also to Barbara Warren and Trish Watson at the registration desk.  Raffle tickets were sold by Nancy Allen, raising £71 for the Norfolk Junior girls.  Our thanks also to Matt Bacon (General Manager) for the information screens in the clubhouse, checking/recording all the results.  Not forgetting the catering staff and the greenkeepers for making the day so enjoyable.  The sun eventually came out.

President Ann Ewer presented prizes to the following:

1st  Ann Horne & Sharon Yenson (Royal Cromer)                                 36 pts ocb
2nd Sheila Baxter (Royal Cromer) & Anne Sibley (Costessey Park)      36 pts
3rd Val Miller & Annette Hardy (Costessey Park)                                   33 pts ocb
4th Jane Watson & Mandy Wickison (Dunston Hall)                               33 pts
5th Sue Hill & Penny Frost (Dunston Hall)                                              32 pts

Best front 9   Maureen Everett & Janet Yeomans (King’s Lynn)            16 pts
Best back 9  Julie Proctor & Christine Bell (King’s Lynn)                       19 pts

AmAm at Swaffham Golf Club on Monday 17th September 2018

Report from this year’s organiser, Match Vice Captain Sue Meadows:

The entry for this event exceeded all expectations.  Entries were received from 40 teams.  To use a two tee start for this event, we would only have been able to accept 22 teams, so in order not to disappoint everyone and with the co-operation of Swaffham Golf Club and after consultation with our President and Chairman, we decided to use one tee and make it possible for all 40 teams to participate.

Because of the huge entry, it was decided not to have a presentation on the day but winners would be notified by email and the results would be published on the website.

In aid of the Norfolk County Juniors, we ran a big raffle which was very favourably received.

The pace of play was very good and most teams were round in about four hours.

Thanks must be given to a very kind gentleman from Swaffham who acted as car park attendant and to Tony and Ann Ewer who were starters for the day.

Unfortunately, the only downfall of the day was for the end of field players whose food was not up to expectations.

Overall the day went well and everyone enjoyed the warm pleasant weather.

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Match v Lincolnshire Vets at King’s Lynn on Thursday 9th August 2018

Match Captain Angie Allsopp reported that we had a most successful match – a win for Norfolk 31/2-2 1/2 – at King’s Lynn against the Lincolnshire Vets. Unfortunately, the weather was not good; after all the lovely weather we have had, it poured all day, but everyone went out quite happily. We were looked after by King’s Lynn 100%, providing us with an excellent meal following play. The results are as follows:

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Silver & Bronze Championships at Thetford on 18 June 2018

Bronze Division Champion
Pat Hancock

Silver Division Champion
Sue Meadows

Trish Watson reported that once again we were blessed with a sunny day.  The Championships reverted to a start time of 9.00 a.m. but, with league matches and invitation days, the numbers were comparable with last year.

54 players from 17 clubs throughout the county played in the competition: 35 in Silver Division and 19 in Bronze Division, with 35 players entering the Gwen Watts Salver Over 65 competition which ran alongside the Championships.

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