Thursday 16 March 2023
Suffolk Senior Ladies are sponsored by Sandlings Properties
At the start of the week, playing any golf on the Thursday look like a definite non-starter – wind and rain were forecast. So it was with some trepidation that I watched the forecast on Wednesday evening. It looked hopeful but you never know!! All fears were unfounded as the day proved to be mild, a bit windy but most importantly dry!!! Even the sun made an appearance for a while!
More than 20 players assembled at Ipswich Golf Club for coffee and bacon rolls and we headed out on the course for some fun but competitive golf! The course had survived the weather that had been thrown at it over the last week and, even though it was also ‘Renovation Week’, the playing surfaces were good.
In 3s and 4s, all enjoyed playing their round with ladies from other clubs. We played a 4BBB format with the 2 best scores counting on each hole and all 4 scores to count on the 18th. The two groups of 3 were given the scores from a player in another group, chosen at random, to add into the mix. Congratulations to Lynne Barrett, Judith Bedwell, Sharon Davey and Jura Davies who came in with a magnificent 88 points, closely followed by Liz Bezance, Sarah Gotts, Kristina Matthews and Linda Ryan who had 86 points. Debbie Anthistle, Jude Hanner and Lucy Sadler came next with 79 points on count back from Wendy Flack, Vicki Hunt, Viv Leech and Gillian Smith.
Many thanks must go to Ipswich Golf Club for allowing us to host this event at the club and to the green keepers for getting the course into such good shape for the time of year and to the catering – the cake was much needed before heading home
These are the dates so far – 3 more to add soon
v Norfolk Vets – Monday 24 July @ Rookery Park GC
v Cambs & Hunts – Monday 21 August @ Woodbridge GC
v Herts – Monday 4 September @ Welwyn Garden City
v Essex – Monday 11 September @ Ipswich GC
v Suffolk Vets – Friday 29 September @ Halesworth GC