AGM & Luncheon Held on Thursday 9th February 2023
The AGM and Luncheon was held at Devonshire Place on Thursday 9th February 2023. 170 ladies booked to attend the event that started the 50th anniversary celebrations for the Association. Incoming President Pam Hall, extends her thanks to all the ladies who attended the AGM and hopes that you all enjoyed your day.
There were displays of photographs, honours boards and the President's Logs available for ladies to review, charting the history of the Association through the years.
The dining room looked stunning; tables were dressed with white cloths, serviettes and name plates set off by a centrepiece of three 50th anniversary balloons and a colourful posy of flowers. President Helen Buckingham created an 50th anniversary booklet and these were set out at each place setting together with a pencil for each attendee at the AGM.
Julie Dawson baked 50th anniversary lemon cup cakes with the Association logo printed onto edible rice paper for each attendee, that's a lot of cakes and they were truly delicious.
It was particularly pleasing to see so many Past Presidents of the Association at the AGM and to commemorate this event with a group photograph.
We would like to thank Premfloor Ltd for their generous sponsorship of the 50th Anniversary of the Association.
The AGM minutes will be posted to the website once these have been approved by the Council at the meeting scheduled for the end of March.
Bridge Lunch 3rd November 2022
52 players attended the annual bridge luncheon held at Kirby Muxloe Golf Club.
Much chatter and laughter ensued as participants arrived for tea or coffee and to select their bridge table.
After a warm welcome from the Lady Captain of Kirby Muxloe, Anna Taylor, and our Lady President, Helen Buckingham, bridge commenced at 11.00am.
A two-course lunch was served at 12.30pm before players returned to their bridge, which was planned to finish at 3.00pm.
Our thanks go to Jane Fletcher of Kirby Muxloe who was the Director of Bridge for the day.
Participants felt that the final bridge session was a bit rushed, so it was agreed that next year players would arrive 30 minutes earlier to allow sufficient time for the game and lunch with a more relaxed end to the bridge. This should allow everyone to depart by 3.30pm and arrive home before dark.
The raffle which had a Christmas treat theme, raised £137 for the County Junior Girls. Many thanks to all everyone for your generosity. Anita of the County and all the junior girls are very appreciative of the funds raised.
Finally on behalf of our Lady President, Helen and the committee, thank you to the staff at Kirby Muxloe who made us so welcome.
We look forward to seeing you all at Scraptoft golf club on 9th November 2023.
Captain and Vice-Captain 16th September 2022
26 ladies booked to play in the captain and vice-captain event at Kibworth golf club on Friday 16th September.
This is a popular event at which the incoming captains of 2023 meet together in a social capacity supported by their current lady captain or another member of the Association from their club.
Two clubs are paired together to play an AM AM format competition played over 9 holes followed by a lunch of jacket potatoes with various toppings. Council members Helen Buckingham and Sandra Baum made up a seventh team on the day.
Merchandising was available to purchase on the day and ladies were advised about the Association and events that are organised on behalf of the members.
There were some excellent results on the day from all the teams, but the winners were:
- Val Howard and Eithne Martin of Whetstone playing with Gill Brook and Karen Burton of Willesley Park with 42 points
- Helen Stainforth and Beverley Roebuck of Luffenham Heath playing with Jane Lewis and Susan Wagstaffe of Lutterworth with 41 points
Congratulations to all the participants and we hope you enjoyed this event.
Autumn Meeting at Rothley Park 5th September 2022
88 ladies played in a 4 ball better ball competition at Rothley Park for the Renee Shipman trophy.
The winners were:
1st Place – Helen Lowe and Cathryn Hoyland of Scraptoft with 43 points
2nd Place – Sue Ayre and Helen Adams-Brown of Hinckley with 42 points (OCB)
3rd Place – Ann Knight and Andrena Porter of Lutterworth with 42 points (OCB)
4th Place Julia Dunkley and Ruth Palmer of Kibworth with 42 points (OCB)
5th Place Karen Docherty and Sue Rossiter of Lingdale with 40 points (OCB)
6th Place Jo Brown of Scraptoft and Rosie Black of The Leicestershire with 40 points (OCB)
Our thanks are sent to all the staff at Rothley Park for their warm welcome and assistance on the day.
Well played to all the winners and thank you to all the ladies for supporting our event, we hope that you all enjoyed your day.
President's Day Thursday 23rd June 2022
An enjoyable day was held at Ruddington Grange where fifty-six players from sixteen clubs competed for the President’s Quaiches. The winning team was Margaret Theakston and Yvonne Gilman from Luffenham Heath, Sue Barker from Whetstone and Andrena Porter from Lutterworth. The other prize winners can be seen by going to the results page on the website.
A two-tee start began in hot weather but a short period of rain early afternoon cooled everyone down but didn’t dampen any spirits or spoil the golf. There were some very good scores recorded on the day.
It was a bonus to have the private function room upstairs for the day where we enjoyed coffee pre competition followed by a tasty buffet, the prize giving and a poem from the President Helen Buckingham. It was lovely to see everyone having a good time enjoying each other’s company.
Thank you to President Helen for organising the event and for seeing the ladies off on the first tee and a special thank you to Past President Glenda Yeldham who started the ladies from the 10th tee.
Helen thanked the members of the Council for their assistance on the day and also thanked the staff at Ruddington Grange for making us feel so welcome.
Thank you to all the ladies who supported President’s Day again this year, you always make it such a special day out.
We look forward to President’s Day next year which will be held at Rutland Water Golf Club.
Spring Meeting Monday 25th April 2022
What a wonderful day we had at Luffenham Heath Golf Club for our Spring Meeting on 25th April. We were made so welcome by the club and especially Lady Captain Helen. Thank you to Luffenham Heath for hosting our event and to everyone involved in making the day run so smoothly. The course was a picture with the gorse in full bloom and, as always, a pleasure to play. Thank you to the greens staff.
The food prepared by the catering staff was delicious and the office staff couldn't have been more helpful, with manager Tom even putting the flag up for us so that it billowed out proudly all day.
Well done to the winning team from Kirby Muxloe which consisted of Lady Captain Anna Taylor, Diane Wood and Julie Dawson. The full list of prize winners can be seen by going to Trophy Events Results.
As usual everyone seemed to really enjoy their day and the camaraderie amongst our association members was palpable. Thank you all for your support and I look forward to meeting up with at the rest of this year's events, not least my President's Day at Ruddington Grange on 23rd June.