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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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.


Autumn Greensome held at Dunston Hall on 18 October 2017

With a record number of 140 entries from 19 clubs, Competition Secretary Trish Watson balloted down to 128 players. The changeable weather and a two tee start made the course both long and challenging.

Many thanks go to Julie and Annie for the registration and results, Jane for the raffle which raised £123 for Norfolk Junior Girls, the starters Richard and Gary, and Chrissy who came in as a marker at very short notice. A donation was given to Lady Captain Pip Martin for her charity.

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Autumn AmAm at Heacham Manor on 21 September 2017

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19 teams of 4 played in this event and prizes were awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd, along with a nearest the pin. Heacham Manor made us very welcome. The Manager, Edd Howes, and his staff were on hand throughout the day and nothing was too much trouble. The food – jacket potato with various fillings – seemed to go down very well and the service was excellent.

Heacham Manor – a very young club being only eight years old – do not have a Lady Captain or a charity and at present do not have any lady member of our Society. Their past Lady Captain, Rachel Hodgkinson, kindly acted as starter on the 1st tee and Sue Meadows, Hunstanton’s Vets Representative, started the ladies off the 13th tee and also ran the raffle which, after the cost of prizes, raised £100 for the Norfolk Junior Girls. Continue reading

Match v Society of Norfolk Golf Captains at Bawburgh on 18 September 2017

The end of another season was signalled by the annual match against the Society of Norfolk Captains. The forecast for the day was not good and rain was anticipated. The course was playing long after all the recent rain and the conditions definitely favoured the longer hitting men. Perhaps I should have re-read my report on the previous year’s match before agreeing to play the same format as again, in all but one match, the ladies were the lower handicaps. Still, it gave us good reason to rib the men, particularly those wanting more than one shot a hole!

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