Meetings for 2022
Match v. Bedfordshire Past Lady Captains @ Diss Golf Club on Friday June 10th. 2022
Match v. Cambs & Hunts Past Lady Captains @ Bungay Golf Club on Monday 20th. June 2022
Match v. Essex Past Lady Captains @ Fynn Valley Golf Club on Monday 8th. August 2022
Match v. “The Men” for the Skevington Cup @ Halesworth Golf Club on Friday 19th. August 2022
AGM & Golf Monday 26th. September at Newton Green.
30 members took part in the most enjoyable Spring Meeting, held this year at Halesworth who were very welcoming.
The weather could have been warmer but this did not prevent much laughter and good golf on a course in lovely condition. more banter followed during a lovely meal afterwards.
The format was a team event with 3 scores on par 5’s, 2 on par 4’s and 1 on the Par 3’s.
Nearest the pin on the 11th was won by Sue Whymark and as no-one made the green on the 4th, Anne Archer invented nearest the pin in 3 on the 18th. Thank you Anne. Unfortunately she was pipped by Vicki Hunt!
In second place came the team of Sally Crosbie, Yvonne Southey, Rita Fossey and Sheila Sheldrake.
The first prize went to Jean Emmerson, Sara Higgins, Mo Lloyd and Sam Edwards.
Well done to all the winners and thank you to all who played and made the day run smoothly.
History and Membership
The Society was set up in 1978 by Hannah Butcher, Shirley Burlingham took over from Hannah and Vivien Cullen continued until 2010. Margaret Bryant continued for two years from 2011 to 2012
The Society was formed to give Past and Present Captains the opportunity to play golf, socialise and to renew acquaintance with their fellow Captains and Past Captains
Membership is open to all Past and Present Captains of Golf Clubs affiliated to the Suffolk Ladies’ County Golf Association. The total membership is of the order of 200. The entry fee is £5.00 and the annual subscription is £10.00 which is due each September. If the membership lapses a new entry fee must be paid.
One Golf Day is held each year on the third Monday in September. The venue is chosen by selecting the Club in alphabetical order, wherever possible. The golf is preceded by a short annual meeting. Four silver salvers are presented to the winning team whose names are engraved on a very attractive Honours Board.
At the moment three matches are played each year. There is an annual match played against a team from the Association of Suffolk Golf Captains. It was a joint idea between Vivienne Cullen and George Skevington, but sadly he died before the match was played so a delightful silver rose bowl was purchased jointly by the two organisations and presented in his memory to the winning team.
Two other matches are played one against the Ladies Past Captains of Essex and the other against the Ladies Past Captains of Cambs & Hunts.
Various items of uniform are available for purchase and further information may be obtained from the Organisers Sally Crosbie or Denise Martin
Report for AGM 20th. Sept. 2021
The Society’s annual golf day and ‘AGM’ was held at Ipswich Golf Club on Monday 20th. Sept. 2021.
48 ladies took part in a team Stableford off full handicap, with the 3 best scores on each hole counting. Fortunately after an earlier downpour the weather stayed fine and an enjoyable round of golf was had by all on a course in great condition. The winning team were Samantha Edwards (Diss), Carol Perks (Rushmere), Gloria Lee (Ipswich) and Anne Archer (Ips & T’ness).
Having had to cancel all but 2 of our golfing events this year due to lockdown, there was not much to report, so we did not have a formal AGM.
We did manage to enjoy a friendly game with the ladies of Essex Ladies’ Past Capts. Society, playing a mixed team event (2 ladies from each county) with best 2 scores from 4 on pars 4&5 and all 4 on Par 3s, on a lovely sunny day at Frinton. Chris Lynch Bates & Vivienne Sears were the Suffolk ladies in the winning 4Ball. As Denise reported on our website – had we known the tall rough harboured snakes as well as nesting birds, we might not have been so keen to search for lost balls!
The annual Skevington Cup match v ‘the Men’ was played at Southwold. Again we were blessed with a fine day and the golf as always in this event was fiercely competitive!! We are delighted to say we have retained the trophy. It is the ladies turn to host this next year & we are open to suggestions for a suitable venue.
Our matches versus Essex, Cambs & Hunts and Bedfordshire will all be in Suffolk next year, as I was unable to redress the imbalance between home and away fixtures. However hopefully a good number of members will be keen to play in these friendly matches, and as soon as the dates & venues are arranged you will all be informed. They will also be put on the website (thanks to Di Hegarty for doing this for us)
We will also try to arrange a Spring meeting, and a mixed Texas Scramble with the gents of the Suffolk Captains’ Society.
Denise reported that a new online bank account had been set up over the summer. We had been unable to change signatories on the old one so this seemed a sensible change.
In view of rising costs and to enable the continuation of ‘subsidising’ matches/ prizes etc. it is necessary to increase the subscription to £10. This would be in line with those of the Vets and the Gents societies & the present sum has not been increased in many years. This was agreed by those members present.
Finally Denise and I are happy to continue with organising the Society for a further year, but would then like to pass on the reins to another couple of ladies. We do feel it is too much for just one person to have full responsibility whereas two can manage more easily!
So hopefully successors can be found.
The keenly contested annual match, for the Skevington Cup, between the Association of Suffolk Golf Captains aka ‘The Men’ and ourselves was played at Southwold on Friday 20th. August.
This is always a popular event, and this year proved no exception, with six pairs from each team playing 4BBB.
We are delighted to report that once again the ladies prevailed, winning four games out of the six! The ladies have now won eight times to the gentleman’s nine, since the trophy’s inception in 2004.
The men took it all in good spirit and we all enjoyed a convivial post match meal….herb crusted cod being on the menu rather than Southwold’s traditional fish and chips.
Denise and I would like to thank all who took part, and Paddy Lockwood who organised the day with his usual aplomb!
We are looking forward to seeing everyone at Ipswich Golf Club for our annual golf day and AGM.
Organisers Denise Martin & Sally Crosbie
Suffolk vs Essex
A team of 12 ladies finally got to play a match with Essex on a glorious summers day at Frinton. It was so lovely to get back to some sort of normality and a great day was had by all. The format was two from each County making up a team, who then competed in an all 4 to score on the par three’s and two on all other holes competition. Chris Lynch Bates and Viv Sears were the Suffolk players on the winning team. Very well done. We learnt after finishing that it is forbidden to cut the rough, knee deep in places🥴, between May and October to protect nesting birds and snakes! Had we known that before play, a lot more balls would have been lost!
Sally and I would like to thank all who played and look forward to seeing as many as possible at the AGM and game at Ipswich on September 20th.