Well summer finally arrived for Ladies Invitation Day this year. It was wall to wall sunshine with temperatures reaching the mid 30's! Ladies representing approximately 12 different clubs joined our lady members for this chance for us to show off our golf course at its best. A warm welcome on the registration desk from Jo Jalland and Sue Burns followed up by our very own star starter Mr. Lewis set everyone off perfectly. Tee times from 12 through until 2 in the heat of the day proved challenging although you would not know that from some of the scores that were posted. Needless to say it was a welcome stop at the Halfway house again manned by Jo & Sue, with some tea, cold drinks, cakes and snacks served up under the trees in the shade gave us all a welcome respite from the sun. Thank you to all of the ladies for their donations for this, it does make such a difference to the day.
This year all of the ladies sat down to eat together. Although this proved a bit of a wait for the early players, I think the difference this made to the overall meal and presentation was more than beneficial. Karen, Rob, Matt and the team did a superb job for us again, with some very good comments on the actual meal of carvery served Gammon, new potatoes and salad. plenty of empty plates did a lot of the talking too!
The theme for this years' prize table was Pearls. Some lovely comments from the ladies saying how stunning the prize table looked, so come on all you ladies that did not get involved this year, it is a fantastic way of getting other ladies to see our golf course!
Some top scores despite the weather - here are some of the winners : -
Shelley Pritchard / Carol Stothard (Belton Woods) 44 Points
Di Jackson / Chris Glasby (Millfield) 43 Points
Megan Allen / Charlie Hall (Southwell) 42 Points
Prizes were awarded up to 6th place, with best nine in and best nine out, and nearest the pins on all of the par 3's, Congratulations to the winners, and everyone who took part in this event, it is one not to be missed.
The raffle on the day was in aid of the ladies section, and thanks to the generosity of the ladies made approximately £100.
These days do not run themselves, so here are some thank you's to the people who gave so generously of their time.
Susan Harding, Caroll Maclachlan, Sandra Goodwin, Linda Fearn, Carole Wass, Shelley Pritchard, Josie Pepper, Derek Lewis, Jo Jalland and Sue Burns. This event would not have proved to be so successful without all of your input, so many thanks.
Lots of events to come with some Mixed friendly matches at home and away, Mixed exchange Day, Ladies charity day to name but a few, so keep your eye on the noticeboards.