RESULT - Somerset v Dorset - Monday 5th June at Enmore
The match as played in horrendous conditions - torrential rain and high winds. Enmore Park was in beautiful condition and I think we'd all love to go back and play it in the sun !
However, the games were all played in good spirit and the fact we'd all battled against the elements meant we had a certain amount of camraderie not only amongst our players, but with the opposition as well. There was certainly a great atmosphere in the Club House and we all enjoyed a lovely hot meal together. Enmore staff certainly did us proud.
We had a close competition but unfortunately narrowly got beatten with Dorset gaining 4 wins and Somerset 3 losses. (One of those losses was on the last putt on the 18th).
We done Ladies. Thank you so much for your support.
Somerset v Cornawall at Lanhydrock.
Lanhydrock golf course was a truly beautiful course set in a parkland of mature trees. There were many water features - with both lakes and streams found in strategic points around the course - I think many and "old ball" was used during the match !
The weather was resonable and al players came off the course having enjoyed the company of their Cornwall ladies, as well as the course.
Unfortunately, the Cornwall ladies were too good an opposition for us on the day and the end result was 5 1/2 to 1 1/2 win to Cornwall.
Bad luck Somerset, but many, many thanks for travelling that long distance to the match and giving it your best
Somerset v Hampshire Friendly match at Burley.
This match was held on Tuesday 20th June, which was one of the hottest days of the year so far.
The Ladies were magnificent in their approach to travelling a fair distance and then playing in temperatures of 30 degrees centigrade plus.
The course was "quirky" to say the least, A heathland/scrubland terrain with New Forest horses walking over and grazing on the fairways and even on the greens. This will certainly go down in my memories of golf !
Kay was, as ever, a huge support to me on the day, meeting and greeting players as I completed the cards.
We were all never as pleased to see her when completing the 9th where she appeared and gave us fresh cold water and squash before sending us off to battle the last 9 holes.
Unfortunately, we lost 2 to 5 but I do think local knowledge was a very important factor in playing the course.
Many, many thanks to all,
Somerset v Gloucestershire, Friendly match
This match was played in perfect golfing weather - warm, dry and a little wind.
The course was in good condition and all ladies, both home and away, enjoyed their round as well as their meal. There were some close matches, with 4 of them going to the 17th or 18th hole. Gloucestershire ended up the victors with a 5 win 2 loss end result. Many thanks to all my players for making it such an enjoyable day.
Somerset v Wiltshire - Friendly match at Mendip Spring
This match was played in perfect golfing conditions - nicely warm with a little breeze,
The course was in good condition - but I think most of us had a "splash or two" in the water !
The ladies gelled magnificently and there was a lovely atmosphere throughout the day.
Many thanks to all of you for helping contribute to such an enjoyable time.
The day was topped off with a very nice meal which ws devoured silently as we were
all so hungry.
Well done Somerset Ladies on a 4.5 to 2.5 win.
Somerset v Devon at Stover Golf Club
This Shield match, played on 27th July was the last match of the Season.
The weather conditions were what I call "on/off coat day".
It was a very close run match, but unfortunately, we were just pipped at the post with a 4/3 loss, Some of the individual matches were very tight, but I can't help but mention that a pair of our ladies had an 8/6 win !
I would like to thank all Ladies for their support. As uaual, there was a lovely atmosphere both before and after the match.
Autumn Field Day 2017 held at Lyme Regis Golf Club on Wednesday 27th September
After a very murky and misty start to the morning, the weather cleared and we had a fine but windy day, with a little rain later. 111 ladies played from the four counties and we once again had a two-tee start which enabled the whole proceedings to end in good time for those ladies with long journeys home. It also meant that more ladies were able to stay for presentation, which was so nice to see.
A raffle was held for the Lady Captain’s Charity, Alzheimer’s, and we were delighted to present Gilly Madill with a cheque for £150. Many thanks to all who brought prizes and bought tickets.
It was a most successful day and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, even if the golf wasn’t so good for some! Our thanks go to Lyme Regis Golf Club for hosting this event, especially to Melissa in the Office for all her help, and those people behind the bar and in the Pro’s Shop.
In 2018 our meetings are as follows: Friday 23rd March at the Isle of Wedmore, Somerset; Sunday 30th September at Trevose, Cornwall, and we hope to see many of you again then.
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