Newsletter for Ladies Section – November, Leominster Golf Club.

At the ladies meeting held on Tuesday, 7th November the following items were discussed:

Paul Chapman, The President of the Club came to talk to the committee about the letter the ladies had sent to the management committee.  As mentioned in the last newsletter some of the work had already been done but Paul was very aware that certain areas around the course and clubhouse were in need of attention.  Paul said he would try to get regular working parties from the men’s section to help with various jobs alongside the work the ladies are doing.  A big bone of contention at the moment is the state of the area around the shoe cleaner.  The slabs that will complete the job will be put down when the weather is too poor for the greenstaff to be working on the course.  Once this has been done it will be a lot easier to keep the area clean.  All members are to be asked to sweep up the grass after they have cleaned their trollies and shoes, this would help considerably but these sweepings need to be removed regularly along with the grass in the tray below the blower.

The Christmas Coffee Morning on 21st November is almost full with only two times still available.  The cost is £10 per person to include two’s, a strip of raffle tickets, coffee and cake.   If you would like to donate a raffle prize or cake they will be gratefully received.

We have a Christmas prize Bingo on Friday, 24th November, eyes down at 6.30 pm – all welcome. Raffle prizes are also needed for this event.

The handicap review is to be done early December by the handicap committee.  There are a few local rules that have been displayed in the ladies locker room corridor.  They are:

  • Accumulation of leaves on the course and in bunkers. If you are positive that your ball went into an accumulation of leaves you can treat it as GUR  and take a free drop
  • Flooded bunkers – a note will be displayed on the board about which bunkers are flooded and should be treated as GUR
  • Through the green – ball embedded in its own pitch mark
  • Animal footprints in bunkers – wording still being worked on by Mark Lane – GUR

Congratulations to Wendy Lane for winning the Committee cup and to Angela for winning the President’s prize.

The opens for next year will be :

Saturday, 28th April – AM/AM – organised by Geraldene and Julie,  Tuesday, 15th May – Eclectic Open – organised by Kath Parsons and Lesley and Tuesday, 17th July – 3-Ball Alliance – Wendy Lane and Jane Powles

We are having to change the date of the Christmas Plate, AGM, Christmas lunch and presentation of prizes from Saturday, 9th December to Saturday, 16th December as this clashes with another event.  The Christmas lunch will cost £12.50 for a main course and a sweet.  A list will go up shortly for you to make your choice and put your name down for the competition.

If you would like to nominate any charity for next year please let the committee know with any relevant information.  As all the other sections of the club have nominated “Leominster Golf Club” as their main charity for the year the ladies committee thought this was a good idea.  A suggestion was made that on our Opens and Coffee mornings we donate half the money raised to a nominated charity and half to the club.  Let us know what you think.

The Ladies AwayDay will be on Thursday, 7th June – venue to be decided.  Heather is in charge.

We will be decorating the Christmas trees and the clubhouse on Saturday, 18th November at 11 am.

The log burner is to be installed on 29th November.

The committee discussed changing the colour of the ladies section sweaters/gillets etc to ROYAL BLUE.  This will be an item at the Open meeting of the AGM.