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Exchange Day Burghley Park Golf Club

35 Ladies drove down to Burghley Golf Club to play in this years' Ladies Exchange Day.  A great turn  out considering how busy the golf calendar is this year, with league matches and club competitions at least once if not twice a week, it is proving quite difficult to fit all this golf in!  This year 44 ladies travelled from Burghley to play our home club.  Some fantastic comments from the visiting ladies - here is one of the emails received praising the day : -

"Just got home, and wanted to send this message to show our appreciation.  We all had a fantastic day - our ladies loved it!  The course and catering were great.  Nick, Karen and the teams looked after us really well.  The ladies all enjoyed the food judging by the 100% clean plates!.  The ladies in the halfway house did a great job too.  Thank you so much for helping to make this day a great success."

From the minute we arrived at Burghley the welcome could not have been better.  We were met by Di, David and Donald who presented the ladies with a welcome gift from the Pro, which was a lovely gesture.  Tony and the catering staff were outstanding, even moving all the tables in the restaurant so that we had 3 tables of 12, and he set up the prize table for us too.  The course was in great condition, but judging by the winning scores on the day it did play long!  

Congratulations to Linda Dunwoodie a worthy winner.  In fact congratulations to all the winners.  We had two "surprise team" prizes on the day - giving everyone a chance to win a prize with teams of three being picked totally at random, and this proved a welcome surprise for a few of the ladies.

1st Linda Dunwoodie

2nd Anne Magri

3rd Tish Applewhite

4th Maureen Paulson

5th Erica Sansom

Nearest the Pin       Anne Magri

Nearest the Pin in 2     Lynne Holland

!st Surpise Team      A Byrne, B Channon, S Bean

2nd Surprise Team     S Goodwin, S Burns, S Rigby

Thank you to Jo for sorting out all the scorecards, and taking the photographs too.

The food was excellent as was the service.  All in all a lovely day definitely helped by the fact that we pretty much got round in the dry despite quite a bad weather forecast.  Get your diaries ready for next year as Carole has booked Toft Golf Club at Bourne for this event next year.  A fantastic way to play at another golf course for the cost of your meals, and a little towards the prize table.  Don't forget to look at our diary for the mixed exchange day - this year we are visiting Gainsborough Golf Club.

I hope all the ladies "on tour" enjoyed the day as much as I did.  Your continued support for events throughout 2016 is very much appreciated.


Ladies Captains' Day

I must have been good in a previous life because after ten days of rain and some very indifferent weather the sun came out on Tuesday for Ladies Captains' Day 2016.  Having a second go at being Ladies Captain is maybe helpful, but Newark Golf Club has proved to be a very different kettle of fish to my Captaincy at Belton Woods.  In my summing up yesterday I likened the role of Ladies Captain being like trying to put a square peg in a round hole.  However if you keep hammering away, you do eventually make it fit.

It is indeed a great honour to be Ladies Captain, but one vital ingredient to success is to have a great committee behind you, which I am fortunate enough to have one fantastic team of ladies, without whom I could not do the job justice.  I thank each and every one of you for all of your support and encouragement.  A special thank you yesterday must go to Jo Jalland, Alison Hartley and Sue Burns who worked hard to ensure the results were all in order, and Sandra Goodwin  for her constant work as Secretary behind the scenes.  Our Ladies President again did a fantastic job with some special flower arrangements, so thank you Susan, they were beatiful.

I understand from the players that the course was playing tough, and the scores did indeed reflect that.  That said my visiting guests were hugely impressed with the course, so thank you Graeme and his team for presenting the course in such good order, especially given the weather we have had in the last two weeks.

Ladies Captains' Day is one of the major events in any Captains' year, and it is an opportunity for me to "put something back" into the section, and to thank everyone for their continued support throughout the year. I hope that this day went some way towards this.  

A pleasing number of ladies took part in the shotgun start and indeed with invited visiting ladies and gents, and our own gentlemen guests we had a full field with multiple players on the par fives.   The format for the day worked out extremely well with everyone finishing at approximately the same time, athough the ladies locker room was indeed full to bursting with all the ladies trying to beautify themselves at the same time! Hey ladies remember it is hard to improve on perfection!

 No man is an island, and I could not have done this without help from some special people, not least my son Adam who willingly gave of his time to serve tea, coffee and cakes to the members and guests that played golf, so thank you Adam you did a great job.

Chris and the team in the shop again did a superb job in pointing people in the right direction, although I did hear that there were one or two people where they shouldn't have been on the back nine.  I think they did all get sorted out and on the right tee before the claxon sounded.

A special mention must also go to Karen, Nick, Matt, Rob and all the staff in Macrae's.  The roast beef dinner was outstanding.

Congratulations to all the prize winners on the day.  There are too many to mention on this notice, but a special congratulations to Caroll Mclachlan - the overall ladies winner on the day, well played.  A comprehensive list of winners will be posted in the ladies locker room in due course. 

When I sent out my invitations I asked that your presence was required, not your presents.  I cannot begin to tell you how humble it made me feel to receive all the good wishes, cards and gifts.  Carole, you must have spent week after week embroidering that amazing cross stitch picture.  It will be a lasting momento of the day and indeed year for me, so a heartfelt thank you from me.  To all the other ladies that have so generously sent gifts and cards and messages  again words cannot express how well these gifts have been received.  The Rotary watch will be a lasting reminder of my year, and of course of the generosity of the ladies of Newark Golf Club.

One thing is for sure I have  thoroughly enjoyed the day, and had a day to remember.   I hope that everyone that joined me had an enjoyable day too.

Thank you all,


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