We hope you have enjoyed the website during 2014 and have found it useful. We are amazed how quickly the year has gone and that we have reached our annual break to allow for all the trappings of Christmas, not the least the turkey and its trimmings.
We will be with you again quite soon afterwards, probably resembling two rotund Santa-like figures after all the culinary excesses! We'll be looking for news and views and any amusing golfing adventures enjoyed over the festive season. Please wrap up warm for golf. The lady in the picture seems to have overdone the fashion statement a bit but she certainly looks cosy. Should we try it? Maybe not. We have trouble enough keeping the swing going without adding a waist-enhancing belt and a fly-away skirt.
First thing after New Year is the Annual General Meeting. As usual it’s being held in the Kesgrave Memorial Hall, date and time Saturday 10 th January, at 10.30am. Please come to welcome Sarah Saggers as our new Captain, to elect the incoming members of the GB and congratulate the prize-winners for 2014 and, of course, to thank very sincerely Laura Lowe and all those who are stepping down after helping to run the Association on our behalf. We owe a debt to all of them, past, present and future and it would be great to have a fine turn out. Meanwhile, have a wonderful Christmas, with lots of good cheer amongst loving friends and family.
Jeanette Longman & Julie Latimer-Jones
The Junior Jamboree, the last fixture of the year, was held at Fynn Valley. It was an occasion blessed with bright and crisp weather, a welcome relief from the recent grey days.
The girls were split into 5 mixed ability groups of 3 to play 7 holes on the Par 3 course in a Texas scramble, so they had 2 drives each with 1 spare one, keeping everyone happily involved. Three of the girls, Abbie Symonds, Sarah-Jane Barker and this year’s Junior Captain, Melissa Schroeder, were leaving the Junior ranks and, in a fairy tale finish, Melissa hit her very last ball as a Junior right into the cup for her first Hole in One.
County President Ann Graves ran an informative rules session/quiz which was lots of fun, with plenty of treats flying around for correct answers.
Following the 'traditional' hot dog lunch, Certificates were presented to the girls who gained their first Congu handicap during 2014 and to those who reduced their handicaps by 30% and 20%..
Presentations and thanks were given to Judy Hamshere, Kay Hazell & Pam Ratford who have stepped down from the Junior committee. Kay Anderson & Sue Cook are also finishing but were unable to attend.
J unior Organiser Sarah Howe announced the New Junior Captains for 2015: 1st team - Eloise Aldous; 2nd team/ Developers - Charlotte Gregory.