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AGM & Luncheon Held on 10th February 2022

President Helen Buckingham and the members of the Council were delighted to welcome 137 ladies from 22 clubs to the AGM & Luncheon at Devonshire Place on Thursday 10th February 2022.

There was an air of excitement as ladies gathered together, finally able to greet each other face to face. The buzz of conversation and smiles on faces was a joy to behold. 

The meal was excellent and enjoyed by all and this was followed by an efficiently run AGM that took just 35 minutes to conclude all the business. 

After delivering her report President Helen Buckingham read out a poem that she had written which was very well received. Helen is well known for her witty poetry.

The other reports followed and trophies were presented to the winners of the President’s Quaiches and for the Renee Shipman trophy.

County President Karen Bonser attended the luncheon and thanked the Association for their donations that were made by BACS to the County Ladies and County Junior Girls.

All the members of the Council extend a warm welcome to Julie Dawson of Kirby Muxloe who came forward at the AGM to volunteer to join them on the Council for the coming two years.  

The AGM Minutes will be posted to the website after they have been approved at the first committee meeting. This is usually scheduled during March. 

We wish all members of the Association good health and happy golfing through 2022.

Bridge Drive & Luncheon Held on 4th November 2021

Our annual Bridge Drive was held at Birstall Golf Club which 44 Ladies attended and it was wonderful to see friends meeting up and enjoying each other’s company after last year’s cancellation due to Covid.

The day started with coffee and Bridge commenced at 11am after our President, Helen Buckingham, had read out a brilliant poem she had written.

An excellent score of +3470 by Chris Massie of Kirby Muxloe won the trophy and 1st prize

2nd Janet Scarratt, a guest of Hinckley +3030

3rd Jane Jennings a of guest of Hinckley +2550

Nearest to zero Elaine Edwards of Hinckley -50

My thanks go to Jude Stevenson of Birstall Golf Club who was Director of Bridge, who helped us on the day.

The raffle raised an amazing £156 for the junior girls

Thank you to Birstall golf Club and their chef and his staff for producing an excellent lunch & service.

Finally on behalf of our Lady President, Helen and the committee thank you all the members and staff at Birstall for making us so welcome and to the ladies who attended.

We look forward to seeing you all next year. 

2021 Captain and Vice-Captain Event at Hinckley GC

This event is organised for the incumbent Lady Captain to bring their Vice-Captain along to meet their peers in a social environment before they take up office. If the Lady Captain is not available then another member of the Association is welcome to accompany the Vice-Captain to this event. 

The day is organised with tea or coffee on arrival before playing 9 holes of golf followed by lunch at the host golf club. The representatives from each club are paired into a team of four to play in a 9-hole AM AM. Tee times and teams were advised in advance.

This year twenty-four ladies from twelve clubs enjoyed a sunny nine holes at Hinckley Golf Club.

The winners of the 9-hole AM AM for 2021 were:
Sue Turton and Janet Hartley-Byng from Ullesthorpe with Chris Hyde and Joyce Calow from Birstall with 43 points.

Jacket potatoes on Hinckley’s new patio allowed socialising time for ladies to share ideas on captaincy and to get to know new faces.
A welcome and information on what we as an Association offer to members was given by President Helen and merchandising products were available for ladies to buy or order.

Thank you to Hinckley Golf Club for making us so welcome and to those ladies who attended. We hope you will all join us next year for our events.

2021 Autumn Meeting at Market Harborough GC

Our Autumn Meeting 4BBB for the Renee Shipman Trophy was held on 6th September at Market Harborough Golf Club on a hot late summer’s day.

Umbrellas for shade and plenty of liquids were the order of the day. We also had to contend with bullocks on the 9th green, a lone swan waddling across the first fairway as we were starting and a red kite riding a thermal over the 4th green.  The swan seemed very confident that it wouldn’t get hit! The joys of country life!

A good score of 43 by Annette O’Meara and Di Thornton of Charnwood Forest GC secured 1st place and the Renee Shipman Trophy

Other placings were

2nd Julia Dunkley & Ruth Palmer of Kibworth with 40 points (on count back)

3rd Julia Booth & Ann Martin of Charnwood Forest with 40 points (on count back)

4th Marian Overlunde & Sarah Bowler of Lingdale with 39 points

5th Julia Holley & Trish Formoy of Kibworth with 38 points

As there were three sets of winners in attendance at the end of the day it was decided to make a presentation to those present. The other prizes will be posted and the trophy will be presented to the winners at a later date.

Many thanks to Market Harborough Golf Club for making us so welcome and to the committee for their hard work in making the day run smoothly.

Thank you to all the ladies who supported this event in what has been another very difficult year. It was a pleasure to see you all.

Annual Match L&RLCGA v SLRGC at Beedles Lake GC

The annual match versus SLRGC was held as usual at Beedles Lake Golf Club on 25th August, where twenty-four ladies and twenty-four men met for coffee and a bacon roll prior to venturing onto the course for pairs match play. The new World Handicapping System meant that to determine shots received, involved even more calculations than previous years. Thanks to Lynda Bramley for organising the event and her men's counterpart Gerry McIntyre for calculating the players' shots. Thanks also to Beedles Lake for serving up a delicious meal after play had concluded.

The matches were all played with a good atmosphere and enjoyable competitive matches. For only the second time in the match's history the Ladies were victorious eight to four, with seven wins and two halves. The last time was in 2013. It was a real privilege to lift the trophy on the team's behalf. Well done ladies!

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