Match v SLRGC 2021
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!
2021 AM AM with L&R County Vets and Lady Captains
Wednesday 14th July saw 16 LRLCGA ladies meet at Kirby Muxloe Golf Club with 16 ladies from the County Vets 3rd team for our annual AMAM competition. A team consisted of two from each association with one lady from each association to count on each hole. Players to have a Handicap Index between 21 and 35.
Once again we were blessed with a sunny day and a course in excellent condition. We enjoyed coffee on arrival and lasagne afterwards.
Everyone agreed that they really enjoyed the camaraderie involved in combining together. New friendships were formed and old ones reinforced.
The winners on the day with 80 points were:
Kathy Jex – Lingdale, Wendy Miller – Rushcliffe, Sue Randle – Ullesthorpe and Pam Webb – Kilworth Springs
Runners up with 75 points were:
Angela Fox - Rothley Park, Carol Hinks- Glen Gorse, Christine Ratcliffe – Lutterworth and Myra Burrows – Market Harborough.
Photos of the winning teams were emailed to the ladies involved.
Thanks to Carol Hinks from the Vets for organising the day and the Captains’ Association look forward to returning their hospitality by organising next year’s event.
2021 Match V Northamptonshire at Cosby GC
For our final inter county match we welcomed Northamptonshire Lady Captains to Cosby Golf Club.
This took place the day after Leicestershire and Rutland County Ladies secured runner up spot at County week. A truly inspirational performance by a young team. Buoyed by their result we played a close match with N’hants which ended in a 4-4 draw, leaving us with two draws and one loss from our inter county matches.
Once again good weather and a pleasant course played their part in making for an enjoyable day. The friendly competitive golf was followed by a tasty two course meal.
Thank you to the satff and members of Cosby Golf Club for making us so welcome and to the Leicestershire and Rutland ladies for representing our Association.
2021 Match v Derbyshire at Matlock
Matlock Golf Club hosted our second inter county match of the season and once again we were blessed with near perfect weather.
The long journey was worth it to play on such a beautiful course with stunning views round every corner. The course rewarded good course management with five par threes.
The result was a 7-1 win for Derbyshire, but our team fought well and had some close matches played in a good spirit.
Thanks to all the Leicestershire and Rutland past captains for playing.
2021 Match v Nottinghamshire at Longcliffe
Our first inter county match since 2019 was played at Longcliffe Golf Club.
There were still some covid restrictions in place, but they did not spoil our enjoyment of the day.
The weather was ideal, sunny but not too hot.
It was our first match using the World Handicapping System and once everyone’s shots were worked out we all took pleasure in playing on such a challenging and well kept course.
Longcliffe served up a tasty two course meal and the result of a friendly 4-4 draw was announced by the Nottinghamshire President.
Thank you to Longcliffe for making us so welcome and to their Lady Captain Sandra Roberts for her help on the day.
2020 Match v SLRGC
The match V SLRGC was the only match able to be played during 2020 due to the relaxing of restrictions within the clubhouse and social distancing rules and following the lifting of the lockdown in Leicester and Leicestershire. This was the only match played by both the Lady Captains and SLRGC in 2020.
The match was played on 26th August at Beedles Lake golf club, the day after heavy rain and high winds battered the UK as a result of storm Francis. The conditions were soft and there was some debris across the course although the grounds staff had managed to clear away quite a lot of the larger fallen branches from the course.
Everyone arrived in time to enjoy a pre-match bap of either bacon, sausage or vegetarian alternative with either tea or coffee.
A two-tee start was organised with the Presidents of both organisations leading the teams out from the 1st tee. The weather was warm and the team spirits high.
A two-course meal was served to teams as they came back into the clubhouse. The food was plentiful and very tasty.
The results were given out on the day with 5.5 games being won by the ladies and 6.5 games being won by the men. This was a close match won overall by SLRGC in 2020.
Our President Glenda Yeldham would like to thank all the ladies who played on the day and to the members and staff at Beedles Lake for the use of their course and facilities and for their hard work on the day.