Ladies Exchange Day
Tuesday evenings weather forcast was viewed with dismay because it showed rain and the following day was Alderley ladies Exchange Day at New Mills and, even with wonderful panoramic views, New Mills course is not a place you want to be in pouring rain.
But Wednesday morning arrived minus the heavy rain and, okay there were a few showers,but we can cope with those.
As it happened, due to a society booking at New Mills in the morning, we were unable to go out until 1 o'clock. This proved to be to our advantage as when our first tee time approached the sun came out and it became pleasantly warm.
After all the teams had played, the ladies came in to a very welcoming, cosy room where good food was consumed and after a couple of glasses of wine the prize winners were announced.
The puttting competition was won by Tracy McGregor on 33.
Nearsest the pin was Celia Berent and the longest drive was Olwen Davies.
The 9 hole competition was won by Margaret Sumner, but the team competition was won by Val Hornsby, Lady President, Yvonne Grundy, Lady Captain, Gwyn Holt and Karen Pennington with a tremendous score of 95.
Well done ladies!
New Mills very generously donated a free 4 ball voucher which was won by Mary Beckett in a draw.
Oh well, that's the Exchange Day over for 2017, enjoyed by everyone and always good fun.
Ping 4BBB Results
In the Ping 4BBB competition, 885 clubs took part with the highest score being 53 points.
To qualify for the Grand Final a cut was made at 46 points , with 41 clubs entering.
In the Plate Final, the cut was made at 45 points with 81 clubs entering.
The standard obviously was extemely high and unfortunately our winners on the day did not qualify. Better luck next year.
Elsie's Tour 2017
The annual overnight trip from the ladies section, this year to Breadsall Priory, Derby was yet again deemed a success. Returning home with sore muscles, not from handling the steep undulations of the Priory course, but from laughing to excess (those of us who were thereknow the reason for that.....!) everyone was pleased that the golf on Monday was not played in the costumes reflecting this year's theme of "the sound of music". Various Maria's, a novice nun, a lonely goatherd and goat, doh a deer, some favourite things, plus a couple of sounds of musics were all on parade at breakfast, to the amusement of the rest of the guests.
The Ladies played today in a mixture of cool damp weather this morning followed by hot sultry sunshine for the afternoon golfers.
Claire Roberts had a great round coming first with a score of 40 points, well done Claire.
For those playing this afternoon, the flag on the 13th took on a new dimension, is the golf club becoming more rustic?( please see photograph )
The last Shield match was played at home against Macclesfield G.C. The team of Celia, Gwyn, Valerie, Sue, Olwen, Liz and Julie had a great win 6.5 matches to 0.5.
Below is a summary of the matches played,
Alderley Edge v Bramhall Park at home won 5/2
away lost 3/4
Alderley Edge v Hazel Grove at home won 4.5/2.5
away half 3.5/3.5
Alderley Edge v Macclesfield at home won 6.5/0.5
away lost 2/5
3 wins, 1 half, 2 loses, total 24.5 games
It is a matter of waiting to see if A/E will be in the Quarter Finals which are to be played on the 21st August
Ping and a HOLE in ONE
The ladies played their first Ping 4BBB on Tuesday in pretty wet conditions. 10 teams entered with Lady Captain, Yvonne and Gwyn winning with 40 points.
The top 50 stableford scores in England go through to the Grand Final and the next best 50 scores go through to the Plate Final. Both of these will be held at Gainsborough Golf Club on the 4th and 5th of September so good luck to Yvonne and Gwyn.
To make it an even more special day Liz Gardner scored a HOLE in ONE on the sixth hole during the competition.
Well done Liz, who later treated all the ladies to a glass if fizz in celebration.
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