My year as Lady Captain as usual started with that nerve racking experience of the Drive In. I prayed for a fine day - I was in luck, it was a lovely day and thoroughly enjoyable, with Lynn Bray, Lis Ives and Anne Francis winning the Tri –Am.

The Bridge Drive quickly followed at the end of January and my thanks go to everyone who helped. There was a lovely selection of buns and cakes which you all baked and Alan and June provided the jam and cream scones. Betty kindly organized the cyclamen plants for the prizes and Brenda the raffle, which made £109. My thanks also go to Angela, Lis, Mary, Wendy and Brenda. Despite a new table of players led by Della our numbers were down on previous years.

In March a group of us visited the indoor Total Golf Centre at the YPI Sports centre. It was great fun especially seeing ourselves on camera and we all thought that it would be particularly useful in the winter when we may be unable to get out and play golf.

The Lady Past Captain’s day was held in mid-May on a very dry course having had no rain for several months. It was a great pity that several people were unable to attend but I received lovely letters of apology asking me to pass on good wishes to everyone. It really was a lovely day and meeting Past Captains who had such fond memories playing at the Beverley. Pam and Pauline won the golf competition and Fay Boyle the Bridge Drive and I look forward to next year when I shall be able to participate as a Past Captain.

The good weather continued for Lady Presidents Day and Pam and Linda Worthington won the competition. Anthea generously provided lots of small prizes to include as many people as possible in the prize giving. The Captain, President and Professional held their weekends during the summer months and our thanks go to them for organizing ladies competitions, and for providing the prizes and the refreshments. We really appreciated their generosity and thoroughly enjoyed playing and being part of the weekend.

As you know my charity was Marie Curie and we were very pleased to take part in their "Blooming Good Tea Party" fund raising event. Liz, Wendy and Angela took control of the organisation and I had a day off. The day far exceeded my expectations, raising a fantastic £517. Ably supported by Liz’s daughter and Della, the "Girls" served tea and scones, ran raffles and plant stalls all afternoon. Cheryl Barratt came and gave a talk about the work they do and my thanks goes to everybody who helped or donated prizes that day.

Lady Captains Day started on a windy note and we struggled all morning to keep the newly purchased Gazebos from blowing away. My thanks go to Tommy, Tony, Philip and Nigel and also Angela Wendy and Dina for all the hard work that day, I do not know what I should have done with out them. It was lovely to see so many people at the half way house enjoying themselves especially when the Themed Teams arrived. Fortified with food and Tony’s Pimms, people seemed to float away up the ninth fairway unless that was me. Thank you for entering into the spirit of the occasion, it was really brilliant. The Beverley Girls really know how to enjoy themselves. The pictures in the Journal were great but I’m still trying to live down the number that included me, 13 is a record for one page! The result for the competition was amazing, and checked not once but twice, the eventual winners were Angie and Lesley, on count back. The Bluebells were the winners of the Themed Team. My thanks also go to Alan and June for providing us with a lovely buffet.

We had Friendly Competitions this year with Cherry Burton and Skidby Lakes which we all thoroughly enjoyed and hope to play again next year. It was unfortunate that the one against South Cave was cancelled as they were unable to raise a team. Every year we play Hessle home and away and in the away match we competed for the Kay Jones Cup. For the first time in several years we were able to bring the cup home to Beverley. It was a glorious day and as with all our matches against Hessle they are played competitively but are always enjoyable and great fun. Their course was in good condition but like us they had had very little rain and their green keepers were doing a fantastic job. It was a very close fought match at all time. Our team was Sue Bell, Sue O’Connor, Carol Sullivan, Margaret, Veronica, Mary Drewery, Wendy, Lis Ives, Linda Dale, Linda Lamb. Our only mixed match this year, with Hessle played at Beverley, was also an interesting event. The weather again glorious but unfortunately Hessle only had 8 players so 2 from Beverley played for them. Everybody seemed to get on well together and enjoyed the match and it seemed fitting that the match should be drawn, hopefully we will have more mixed events next season.

It was a shame for our Tri–Am that the weather decided to change. The course was in good condition but there was a cool breeze and it was unfortunate that the last teams out got soaked. Brough won the Competition with Olivia Ellerington, Gillian Johnson and Alison Dudding on 130 pts, nearest the line Angie and nearest the pin Jennie Mackay. In the 2’s club Mary Drewery scored 2, with Carole Graham and M Pearson 1. Every body enjoyed it and we were complemented several times on the catering. People enjoyed having the tea and mixed sandwiches ready waiting for them when they arrived back at the club house. This format worked well and we will use it again next year. It was unfortunate that we only had 26 teams taking part in our Autumn Am-Am despite a strong contingent of 24 players from Hainsworth Park, this was well down on the previous year by at least 10 teams. The course was again in excellent condition and the competition was won by the last team out, our own Lynn Bray, Lis Ives, Jennie Mackay and Denise Wakeman from Pike Hills with 133. Liz Marchant, Hull, nearest the Line and Linda Watson, Brough, nearest pin. Everybody enjoyed the day especially the carvery and hopefully next year more people will enter. Forms for both the Tri-Am and Am-Am were on the desk and a large number of people took them. I must also mention Bryn, our star of the day, who set up the computer for us, printed the cards and had a running score of the competition. All the other clubs were really interested in that and I was so pleased that everything went well.

Our exchange this year was with Elsham. To ensure the day went well their Captain Sally Brown Captain and her Vice visited Beverley and Elsham reciprocated. The visits proved very productive and helped the day to run very smoothly for both clubs. It made a pleasant change for us to play a flat parkland course which was over 500 yards longer than our own. We arrived at approximately 10.00 am for coffee and bacon rolls, full of anticipation for an enjoyable days golf. A surprise awaited us when we found that both the 1st and 10th tees had been booked for us. The weather was not great and unfortunately the last teams out did get wet. Their caterers were really helpful and provided us with a lovely meal and we all felt we would like to play the course again. The winners of the competition were Angie, Sue O’Connor, Lis Ives and Sylvia Wharton.

Ladies Invitation Day is always a relaxed day and the weather was perfect for playing golf. The balls bounced along the dry fairways and with little wind, playing golf was really pleasure. The atmosphere back in the club house was extremely convivial and the delicious food provided by Alan and June made it a day to remember. Liz Hodgson and Heather Hayward and A. Durman and Gaye were the winners with 79 pts.

It was unfortunate that our last match with the Eggs was cancelled due to bad weather. We only play 3 matches a year and the format changes continually. The introduction of an Am - Am made a complete change and was thoroughly enjoyed by all and we look forward to next years events

The Interclub Competitions are always popular providing new and interesting courses to play and this year the A Team played at Owston Hall, Abbeydale and Hessle. We ended up drawing both our matches with Abbeydale and both winning and loosing to both Owston Hall and Hessle. The B Team played Brough, unfortunately losing both matches, Abbeydale and Wheatley where they again both won and lost their matches.

This year Lesley and Angie played in the East Yorkshire Ladies Winter Golf Assoc. Matchplay Foursomes. In their first round they beat Scarborough North Cliff and went on to beat Hull and were knocked out by Easingwold in the semi-finals. Easingwold went on to win the Competition. I think they played marvellously. In the YLGCA, Jean and Brenda went on to represent the Club at Bridlington Belvedere where they came 3rd and went on again to the next round at Pannal. In May I went to Kirkby Lonsdale to represent the Club in the EWGA Medal Finals. The weather was absolutely appalling and the course totally water logged and I just hope Mary Drewery has better weather next year when she will be representing the Club. Veronica won the American Cup and Lis Ives and Pat Newell represented the Club in the Past Captains competition at Masham Golf Club.

Margaret and Anthea were asked to look into changes to the cups and trophies and these were discussed at great length with the Committee. It was decided to move the Irons Competition back to the beginning of the year. The Stirling Trophy should be played in a separate competition from the YLGCA Competitions. The Walkington Trophy and Gordon Armstrong, both lovely trophies could be given to the best Beverley Team playing in the Tri-Am and Am-Am Competitions respectively and I hope members will agree with this.

My last main event of the year was the Ladies Xmas Dinner and it was lovely to see so many people. I hope everybody enjoyed themselves as the saying goes good food, good company and music provided by Pam, what more could we ask for.

This has been a very challenging and extremely busy year for me but the happy memories have made it all worthwhile and I shall always cherish them. It has been an honour to be your Lady Captain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lady Captains Report 2011

 

My year as Lady Captain as usual started with that nerve racking experience of the Drive In. I prayed for a fine day - I was in luck, it was a lovely day and thoroughly enjoyable, with Lynn Bray, Lis Ives and Anne Francis winning the Tri –Am.

The Bridge Drive quickly followed at the end of January and my thanks go to everyone who helped. There was a lovely selection of buns and cakes which you all baked and Alan and June provided the jam and cream scones. Betty kindly organized the cyclamen plants for the prizes and Brenda the raffle, which made £109. My thanks also go to Angela, Lis, Mary, Wendy and Brenda. Despite a new table of players led by Della our numbers were down on previous years.

In March a group of us visited the indoor Total Golf Centre at the YPI Sports centre. It was great fun especially seeing ourselves on camera and we all thought that it would be particularly useful in the winter when we may be unable to get out and play golf.

The Lady Past Captain’s day was held in mid-May on a very dry course having had no rain for several months. It was a great pity that several people were unable to attend but I received lovely letters of apology asking me to pass on good wishes to everyone. It really was a lovely day and meeting Past Captains who had such fond memories playing at the Beverley. Pam and Pauline won the golf competition and Fay Boyle the Bridge Drive and I look forward to next year when I shall be able to participate as a Past Captain.

The good weather continued for Lady Presidents Day and Pam and Linda Worthington won the competition. Anthea generously provided lots of small prizes to include as many people as possible in the prize giving. The Captain, President and Professional held their weekends during the summer months and our thanks go to them for organizing ladies competitions, and for providing the prizes and the refreshments. We really appreciated their generosity and thoroughly enjoyed playing and being part of the weekend.

As you know my charity was Marie Curie and we were very pleased to take part in their "Blooming Good Tea Party" fund raising event. Liz, Wendy and Angela took control of the organisation and I had a day off. The day far exceeded my expectations, raising a fantastic £517. Ably supported by Liz’s daughter and Della, the "Girls" served tea and scones, ran raffles and plant stalls all afternoon. Cheryl Barratt came and gave a talk about the work they do and my thanks goes to everybody who helped or donated prizes that day.

Lady Captains Day started on a windy note and we struggled all morning to keep the newly purchased Gazebos from blowing away. My thanks go to Tommy, Tony, Philip and Nigel and also Angela Wendy and Dina for all the hard work that day, I do not know what I should have done with out them. It was lovely to see so many people at the half way house enjoying themselves especially when the Themed Teams arrived. Fortified with food and Tony’s Pimms, people seemed to float away up the ninth fairway unless that was me. Thank you for entering into the spirit of the occasion, it was really brilliant. The Beverley Girls really know how to enjoy themselves. The pictures in the Journal were great but I’m still trying to live down the number that included me, 13 is a record for one page! The result for the competition was amazing, and checked not once but twice, the eventual winners were Angie and Lesley, on count back. The Bluebells were the winners of the Themed Team. My thanks also go to Alan and June for providing us with a lovely buffet.

We had Friendly Competitions this year with Cherry Burton and Skidby Lakes which we all thoroughly enjoyed and hope to play again next year. It was unfortunate that the one against South Cave was cancelled as they were unable to raise a team. Every year we play Hessle home and away and in the away match we competed for the Kay Jones Cup. For the first time in several years we were able to bring the cup home to Beverley. It was a glorious day and as with all our matches against Hessle they are played competitively but are always enjoyable and great fun. Their course was in good condition but like us they had had very little rain and their green keepers were doing a fantastic job. It was a very close fought match at all time. Our team was Sue Bell, Sue O’Connor, Carol Sullivan, Margaret, Veronica, Mary Drewery, Wendy, Lis Ives, Linda Dale, Linda Lamb. Our only mixed match this year, with Hessle played at Beverley, was also an interesting event. The weather again glorious but unfortunately Hessle only had 8 players so 2 from Beverley played for them. Everybody seemed to get on well together and enjoyed the match and it seemed fitting that the match should be drawn, hopefully we will have more mixed events next season.

It was a shame for our Tri–Am that the weather decided to change. The course was in good condition but there was a cool breeze and it was unfortunate that the last teams out got soaked. Brough won the Competition with Olivia Ellerington, Gillian Johnson and Alison Dudding on 130 pts, nearest the line Angie and nearest the pin Jennie Mackay. In the 2’s club Mary Drewery scored 2, with Carole Graham and M Pearson 1. Every body enjoyed it and we were complemented several times on the catering. People enjoyed having the tea and mixed sandwiches ready waiting for them when they arrived back at the club house. This format worked well and we will use it again next year. It was unfortunate that we only had 26 teams taking part in our Autumn Am-Am despite a strong contingent of 24 players from Hainsworth Park, this was well down on the previous year by at least 10 teams. The course was again in excellent condition and the competition was won by the last team out, our own Lynn Bray, Lis Ives, Jennie Mackay and Denise Wakeman from Pike Hills with 133. Liz Marchant, Hull, nearest the Line and Linda Watson, Brough, nearest pin. Everybody enjoyed the day especially the carvery and hopefully next year more people will enter. Forms for both the Tri-Am and Am-Am were on the desk and a large number of people took them. I must also mention Bryn, our star of the day, who set up the computer for us, printed the cards and had a running score of the competition. All the other clubs were really interested in that and I was so pleased that everything went well.

Our exchange this year was with Elsham. To ensure the day went well their Captain Sally Brown Captain and her Vice visited Beverley and Elsham reciprocated. The visits proved very productive and helped the day to run very smoothly for both clubs. It made a pleasant change for us to play a flat parkland course which was over 500 yards longer than our own. We arrived at approximately 10.00 am for coffee and bacon rolls, full of anticipation for an enjoyable days golf. A surprise awaited us when we found that both the 1st and 10th tees had been booked for us. The weather was not great and unfortunately the last teams out did get wet. Their caterers were really helpful and provided us with a lovely meal and we all felt we would like to play the course again. The winners of the competition were Angie, Sue O’Connor, Lis Ives and Sylvia Wharton.

Ladies Invitation Day is always a relaxed day and the weather was perfect for playing golf. The balls bounced along the dry fairways and with little wind, playing golf was really pleasure. The atmosphere back in the club house was extremely convivial and the delicious food provided by Alan and June made it a day to remember. Liz Hodgson and Heather Hayward and A. Durman and Gaye were the winners with 79 pts.

It was unfortunate that our last match with the Eggs was cancelled due to bad weather. We only play 3 matches a year and the format changes continually. The introduction of an Am - Am made a complete change and was thoroughly enjoyed by all and we look forward to next years events

The Interclub Competitions are always popular providing new and interesting courses to play and this year the A Team played at Owston Hall, Abbeydale and Hessle. We ended up drawing both our matches with Abbeydale and both winning and loosing to both Owston Hall and Hessle. The B Team played Brough, unfortunately losing both matches, Abbeydale and Wheatley where they again both won and lost their matches.

This year Lesley and Angie played in the East Yorkshire Ladies Winter Golf Assoc. Matchplay Foursomes. In their first round they beat Scarborough North Cliff and went on to beat Hull and were knocked out by Easingwold in the semi-finals. Easingwold went on to win the Competition. I think they played marvellously. In the YLGCA, Jean and Brenda went on to represent the Club at Bridlington Belvedere where they came 3rd and went on again to the next round at Pannal. In May I went to Kirkby Lonsdale to represent the Club in the EWGA Medal Finals. The weather was absolutely appalling and the course totally water logged and I just hope Mary Drewery has better weather next year when she will be representing the Club. Veronica won the American Cup and Lis Ives and Pat Newell represented the Club in the Past Captains competition at Masham Golf Club.

Margaret and Anthea were asked to look into changes to the cups and trophies and these were discussed at great length with the Committee. It was decided to move the Irons Competition back to the beginning of the year. The Stirling Trophy should be played in a separate competition from the YLGCA Competitions. The Walkington Trophy and Gordon Armstrong, both lovely trophies could be given to the best Beverley Team playing in the Tri-Am and Am-Am Competitions respectively and I hope members will agree with this.

My last main event of the year was the Ladies Xmas Dinner and it was lovely to see so many people. I hope everybody enjoyed themselves as the saying goes good food, good company and music provided by Pam, what more could we ask for.

This has been a very challenging and extremely busy year for me but the happy memories have made it all worthwhile and I shall always cherish them. It has been an honour to be your Lady Captain.

 

 

 

 

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