From the Ladies’ Captain

Competition and Match update

I would like to start by thanking all of you who came along to the Ladies’ Supper a couple of weeks ago, I hope you enjoyed the evening. As I am sure you are all aware the Ladies over 60’s competition was literally a wash out. From an original field of 24 only 10 ladies were brave enough to venture out in the dreadful conditions. Of these, 6 ladies managed to complete 9 holes and so the competition was, with Lizzy Taylor’s approval, decided on those scores.  It has to be said that they were remarkably good scores given the conditions.  Eileen Pare came in third with 17 points, in second was Bev Dolman with 18 points, but in first place was Fay Taylor with an amazing 19 points.  Congratulations to Fay and well done to all of you who played.

Whilst her competition was taking place at Greetham Valley, Lizzy Taylor and her partner Pat Jamieson were also out in the wind and rain winning their next round of the Peugeot Foursomes at Oundle.

The May Weekend Medal took place last Saturday in very pleasant conditions.  Sophie Beardsall came in third with nett 78.  In second place was Jo Robinson with 77 and Ellie Haughton took first with 74.

Ellie was in action again on Sunday as part of a junior’s team competing in the British Legion Junior golf competition which was held at Rothley Park. The team of Ellie, Tom, Luc and Jo played against a team of low handicappers but won 1 up.  Well done to all of them.

I have put up 2 more ladies friendly sign-up sheets.  These are for Elton Furze on August 18th (whilst our course is closed for maintenance) and Brampton Park (away) on the 5th September. Please put your names down if you would like to play in either of these.

Congratulations to Sue Brand who won Sunday’s Colin Easson competition with 33 points. Heather Morgan came in second with 32 points and Sally Bowker was third on countback from Lesley Young, they each had 31 points.
Well done also to Sheila Douty and Greetham Valley’s League team who had another win on Friday in their match with Tydd St Giles.  Three wins out of three so far!

Greetham Valley ladies complete Moon Walk

Finally, congratulations to Gilly, Angela, Helen and Sue for successfully completing the Moon Walk last weekend.  Gilly said:
“The 4 of us completed the moonwalk & have raised in excess of £2,000 with money still being donated.  We all started together & all finished together but clearly some were fitter than others! We remained blister free thankfully but our feet were aching none the less. It was a very humbling experience. We would all like to thank all the members who donated to our worthy cause.”
Well done ladies, you should be very proud of yourselves.

The 100 Club fundraiser

The 100 Club is now up and running and the first draw will be made tomorrow after the Texas Scramble.  At the moment we have 46 entries which is brilliant as they have only been available for a couple of weeks.  I realise that at the start of the year I said that I hoped to raise enough money for the ladies’ fund from the Prize Draw.  Unfortunately this was not the case and if we want to continue with the little treats that the fund pays for, I will need to raise more money.  By entering the 100 Club you have a chance of winning a nice cash prize and you will also benefit from the money raised.  Entry forms are available in the ladies locker room.  The draw is open to anyone but all the money raised will go to the Ladies’ Fund.   Good luck for tomorrow to those of you who have already entered.

140 holes of golf in 6 days!

Jill Cannings is planning to play 140 holes of golf in 6 consecutive days in June to raise money for the Mothers Union.  When I spoke to her recently this is what she had to say:

“Last year I did a half marathon and pledged never to go through that sort of thing again.  However, as the Mother’s Union celebrates 140 years I stupidly hatched this plan to play 140 holes of golf in one week.  That’s a lot of golf and walking and searching for balls.  During the summer I like to play a couple of times a week.  Each round is 18 holes.  In order to reach my target, I will need to play more than one round a day especially as I plan to leave Sunday as a day of rest and worship.

I will do this week commencing June 6th and I will be playing at the following times:

Monday 6th June 18 holes at 10.30 and 9 holes at 4.30 pm; Tuesday 7th 9 holes at 8 am and Club match at noon; Wednesday 8th Club away day at Rutland Water – only playing 18 holes today!; Thursday 9th 18 holes at 10am and 9 holes 5 pm. Bishop John from the Peterborough Diocese will be walking the course with me in the evening – he is a lovely man, doesn’t stand on ceremony and would love to chat to anyone around!; Friday 10 am 18 holes and 9 holes in the evening roll up; Saturday playing in a club competition so 18 holes; Sunday day of rest!!                                   

If you feel able to support financially I have set up a giving site which is easy to use and sorts out gift aid.  If you prefer I have a sponsorship form.  Any cheques should be made payable to “The Mothers’ Union Uppingham branch.” All funds raised will go towards the work of MU overseas. 
The giving site is let me know if you would like to come and play with me or just walk round and support.”
I am sure you will all join me in wishing Jill well.
Susie Ellis, Ladies Captain 2016