Ladies Update – Centenary Cup
Dazzled on the 5th

Ladies Update – Centenary Cup

The Centenary Cup (aka 3 clubs and a putter) yesterday saw 6 intrepid golfers head out into the dazzling sunshine with - wait for it - only three clubs and a putter in their bag. Having trusted my club selection to a random hands-behind-the-back selection in the car park - I was lined up and ready with a 4 rescue, 7 iron, pitching wedge and putter. Most people had some combination of favourite long club, a medium iron and a wedge. Though Kay, being iron-phobic, probably had 4 woods. It got fairly gusty half way round, but conditions were dry…

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Ladies Update – Circle 3 aka “Pigs in Mud”
Hitting into the wind to the 3rd green.

Ladies Update – Circle 3 aka “Pigs in Mud”

It was back to the sunblock and sun-hat for circle week 3. I must admit the hat was strapped on front and back to cope with the gusts though! Seven ladies ventured out this morning in a daring, and somewhat controversial, permutation: a three ball and a four ball. ┬áTeeing off into the dazzling sun on the 2nd Erica, Christine and I set off first. After warming up on the first couple of holes we all got into our groove for a successful third hole. Christine had a great net par here- by common consent the hardest hole on the…

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Ladies Update- September Medal

What a day of sport...   Though I'm confused by a 'sport' where you let all your team-mates do the hard work so you can sprint over the line? Anyway, back to the true sport of Gods... We had two flavours of medal today- 9 hole and 18 hole. And seven lovely ladies turned out to make the most of the glorious weather.   The course played a wee bit tricky in the sun with conditions a bit muddy in places and preferred lies not yet available. Nobody managed a two - so the jackpot is now visible from the…

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Ladies Update – Circle 2
Elena attacking the 8th in the sunshine.

Ladies Update – Circle 2

Yesterday we contested Circle week 2. Not to be confused with Dante's Circles. Though I understand that after the first circle of limbo, the second circle is where the punishments begin properly. The travellers are blown violently back and forth by strong winds, preventing them from finding peace and rest. Hmmmm, wherever did Dante get his inspiration? I wasn't aware he'd golfed in Scotland.     The weather had indeed blown itself up into a bit of a hooley. There were some exciting, swirling gusts and a fair amount of rain for our journey round the course. Fortunately, with only…

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Ladies Update: Muirhead Rosebowl Open
Up for grabs... the Muirhead Rosebowl

Ladies Update: Muirhead Rosebowl Open

Today we welcomed more than twenty golfers for the re-scheduled Muirhead Rosebowl Open.   Early starters contended with rain most of the way round. But the dry weather turned out in time for some of the later pairs. As a result, the course played a wee bit 'tricky'. The CSS went up by 2 to 70.   To prove it was tricky, only one person made it round blob-free. Perhaps fittingly, it was the eventual winner. More surprising was the fact that there was only one two all day. Despite my promise in the clubhouse (ok, it was more of…

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Ladies Update – Circle week 1

Don't be fooled by the shorts...winter is coming!   It must be nearly winter because we started the Circle Competition this week. How it works: you have multiple rounds to get your best card. The trick is to lock in a good score at each hole (by circling it on your card). What you want to avoid is running up a rugby score on the last round when you must circle that hole!   I can't report on the results as the scores are a SECRET! But I can guess that either 1) Elena had the best round or 2)…

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Ladies Update – Doris McQueen Memorial
Up to the 6th

Ladies Update – Doris McQueen Memorial

Well, what a lovely day for the eider, mandarins and mallards. Not so much for the golfers. Being made of stern stuff, 9 of us went out for the Doris McQueen memorial today. I wasn't lucky enough to have known Doris, but by all accounts she was a well-loved member of the club and is still sorely missed. We were lucky to have her partner Duncan on hand to present the trophy after lunch and share some lovely memories. It was a bit dreich on the course for taking pictures but I did spot this red kite circling hopefully in…

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Ladies August Medal 2019
Chipping down the the 18th

Ladies August Medal 2019

  It's Medal time! Today we ran a 9 hole and 18 hole maximum score medal - aren't we kind? Ten participants set off in various states of waterproofing - depending on their optimism v's the forecast. The course proved a bit of a challenge today. Recent rain has softened the greens (hurrah!) but severely curtailed the run of the ball (boo!) We also had to adjust to shiny new pin positions. These have been set up for our upcoming Muirhead Rosebowl Open on Saturday. And very generous positions they are too- thanks Mr B :-) In the end, nobody…

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Captain’s Day 31st July
Lady Captains presents the trophy to the happy winners

Captain’s Day 31st July

A great turnout for Lady Captain's Day with 11 visitors joining 11 home club members to contest the Cobbler's Cup (over 15 holes). A few scattered showers didn't dampen our enthusiasm or scoring as it proved a tightly contested affair.   Morag and Anne got off to the strongest start with the only birdie 3 on the first. On the 4th, Elena and Margaret achieved the only 2. Sadly there was no jackpot prize for this today. However, Margaret did win the Nearest The Pin prize in the process. They also recorded the best total gross score of the day…

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Ladies Update – 24th July Harebell 2
The sun has gone his hat on...

Ladies Update – 24th July Harebell 2

  A warm day for the second and final round in the Harebell trophy. Round 1 was way back in June, when you'll remember that Elena triumphed by one point over Erica (herself one point ahead of yours truly). Today, there were eleven masochists out in the heat but two sensibly set out early and avoided the worst of it. A wee bit of smirr mid-round did wonders to cool us down. It was also a good day for some volunteers to get stuck into course maintenance.   The fine weather brought out some similarly fine golf with several good…

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