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.
2020 Match v L&R Vets
This annual match is arranged with the higher handicap golfers in mind.
Two lady Captains and two lady Vets play in each team in an AM AM competition format with one captain and one Vet to score on each hole. This friendly format is popular with participants and provides a fun day out for everyone.
The team selectors have to be quick to firm up their team as some players are members of both organisations.
The L&RVLGA organise the event one year and the L&RLCGA organise the event the following year. The host organisation also provides the prizes on the day.
Unfortunately, this event for 2020 was also cancelled due to the Coronavirus. The fixture has been rescheduled into July 2021 and will be held at Kirby Muxloe GC.
2020 County Matches
The matches scheduled to be played against Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Northamptonshire were all cancelled due to the Coronavirus. Although golf was being played albeit with social distancing being observed, it was not possible to socialise and enjoy a meal as clubhouses and catering facilities were out of use throughout this period.
The fixtures have all been rescheduled into 2021 at Longcliffe, Matlock and Cosby.