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
|Runner Up Scratch
||Joy Boult Salver
||Doreen Pallister Cup
|Bronze Division Winner Scratch
|Runner Up Scratch
||Bessie Turnbull Salver
Over 65s Best Nett Score in Either
|Gwen Watts Salver
|Spring Four Ball Betterball
Joan Gill & Megan Applebeck Middleton Hall
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.
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
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.
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:
Match Captain Angie Allsopp reported a win for Bedfordshire 3-1.
Match Captain Angie Allsopp reported a win for Cambs & Hunts 3-1.
Match Captain Angie Allsopp reported a win for Suffolk 3-1.
Bronze Division Champion
Silver Division Champion
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.
We wish Ann a very happy and enjoyable two years as
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.