2022 Match v SLRGC
Beedles Lake Golf Club once again hosted the eagerly awaited our match v SLRGC, or "the match against the men " on 25th August.
We met for coffee and bacon rolls followed by the team announcements and then out onto the course for better-ball match play with a two-tee start.
The heavens opened about half way through the match and the rain didn't stop until the end. There were a lot of bedraggled bodies leaving the course. Thank you to all the LRLCGA ladies for playing. Thanks also to Lynda Bramley for setting up the match.
As usual the matches were hard fought and close but played in a good spirit. This year we came out a close second losing 5-7 and we presented the trophy to the men's president, Andy Vernon.
Beedles Lake, as usual, couldn't have looked after us better. The food was up to the normal very high standard and we were made very welcome.
We are very lucky to have such a good venue year on year. It is a day that everyone enjoys and looks forward to. Maybe, just maybe, we can win back the trophy next year!
2022 AM AM with L&R County Vets and Lady Captains
On Friday 15th July Hinckley Golf Club welcomed teams of sixteen each from The Past Captains and the County Vets who joined up to make AMAM teams for our annual competition.
The warm weather was perfect for golf although the fast greens proved a challenge.
The winners with 79 points were:
Jo Pepper of Cosby and Ann Bancroft of Hinckley playing with Vets representatives Rose Fowler of The Leicestershire and Bubbles Emmett of Lutterworth
Runners up with 72 points:
Elaine Wesley of Glen Gorse and Sue Young of Beedles Lake playing with Vets representatives Sue Barker and Eithne Martin of Whetstone
Thank you to Hinckley for hosting the day and to Pam Hall for assembling our team.
Also thank you to the Vets Captain Sandra Roberts for her help on the day.
2022 Match v Northamptonshire at Kingsthorpe GC
The L&R ladies were welcomed to Kingsthorpe Golf Club in Northampton on Friday 8th July by the Northamptonshire players.
The course was undulating and challenging, made even more so by the very warm conditions.
Lots of liquid, sun cream and shade were the orders of the day.
The team enjoyed a tasty buffet and together with the friendly hospitality of our hosts, we had a very enjoyable day.
Northamptonshire ladies proved very strong opposition with their local course knowledge which helped them on the way to a 6 1/2 - 1 1/2 victory.
Thank you to the L&R players for playing and we look forward to our next fixture which is the Lady Captains & Vets AMAM on Friday 15th July at Hinckley Golf Club.
2022 Match v Derbyshire at Willesley Park GC
We welcomed Derbyshire to Willesley Park on 10th June.
The course was in excellent condition and the food was delicious. Thank you to all at Willesley Park for making us so welcome and especially to Lady Captain Karen Burton for her help with the flag in very strong winds!
The Derbyshire team proved friendly but very strong opposition as they came out winners by 7 matches to 1.
Our next fixture is versus Northamptonshire at Kingsthorpe on Friday 8th July.
2022 Match v Nottinghamshire at Nottingham City GC
The match was played on Wednesday 25th May in blustery and showery weather, more like March than the end of May.
Nottingham City Golf Club was a new venue for most of us and the course became more challenging the farther you progressed.
The Nottinghamshire ladies were very welcoming and some close matches resulted in a 5 1/2 - 2 1/2 win for the host county.
Thank you to all the ladies who represented our association and to Vice President Pam for organising the day.
We look forward to our next match v Derbyshire at Willesley Park on 10th June.
2021 Match v SLRGC
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!