My name is Yvonne Grundy and I am delighted to have been elected Lady Captain for 2016-17. I am looking forward to the year ahead with excitement and enthusiasm.
Alderley Edge Golf Club is a really friendly and welcoming club and the Ladies Section play their full part in this. We have a wide range of regular competitions that take place on Tuesdays and weekends, as well as a number of other special events through the year. The Winter Warmer kicks things off in March, followed by Opening Sides, and we also have an annual Exchange Day with another club in the summer (in 2017 this will be with New Mills Golf Club). “Elsie’s Tour” is another favourite with our ladies, when we have a weekend away for some golf, hospitality and a good time all round.
We have ladies of all abilities, from learners to lower handicap players. I joined the club some years ago through the learning category. This was the perfect way to learn the game from scratch and I was given great encouragement and made to feel very welcome by everyone.
We arrange several 9 hole competitions and friendly matches with other local clubs, which is a good way to gain experience of competitive play.
If you are a more experienced player, we enter teams in the Bell Cup Knockout and Mail on Sunday competitions and representatives from the section play in the Daily Mail Foursomes, Bunty Booth Trophy and Coronation Foursomes. Each year we have Shield and Business Ladies’ teams in local Cheshire leagues.
I have a fantastic team on the Ladies Golf Committee, including Lady President Val Hornsby and Vice Captain Mary O’Toole, and look forward to working with them all. They have a wealth of experience and, like me, will be doing their best to make the coming year a successful and enjoyable one.
I have chosen MacMillan Cancer Support as my charity this year. They offer tremendous help to people suffering with cancer and their families and are a very worthy fundraising cause. We hope to have a number of charity events during the year.
I look forward to another successful year in the Ladies Section and hope to see you on the course very soon!
Lady Captain 2016-17