Handicaps drop as temperatures soar

Saturday 20th August 2022 2:00 pm
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From left to right: Bridget Hiram, Ladies Captain Ellie Teasdale, Mary Smith and Rosemary Williams. ( )

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While temperatures have been soaring, handicaps have been dropping as some brilliant golf has been played by the ladies of Ross on Wye Golf Club.

Mary Smith who was Lady Captain in 2020 has had an excellent season dropping her handicap from WHS 12.5 at the start of the season to currently playing off WHS 10.8. She celebrated an impressive eagle at Forest Hills Golf Club, with an 80 yard chip in on a 459 yard par 5.

June Savidge has continued her winning form coming first in the July Club Stableford and the Cinderford / Bronze Cup and Mary Beavis round 1, bringing her handicap down from WHS 36.9 to WHS 31.8.

On July 7, 60 women representing 20 different clubs played in the Eclectic Open Competition. The format of two rounds of 13 holes with lunch in between, is always popular and was brilliantly organised by Jenny Freel and her team of helpers. The course looked immaculate thanks to the hard work of the green staff, the lunch and tea provided by the club caterers Bouche Bakes, was delicious and the visitors were very complementary about the whole day. The winners with 40 points were a team from Wharton Park, but Nadia Stirling with her partner Julie Currie From Cleobury Mortimer came second with 41 points. Sue Johnson was nearest the pin on the 7th hole.

The July Medal/ Gordon Blake/ County Vets Muriel Button competitions were played by 34 ladies on July 5 and was won by Allison Charles with a nett 71. Jesse Wright came second on countback form Rhian McGinley both with 73 points. Jesse’s second place resulted in a well-deserved drop in handicap from 20.3 to WHS 19.4.

The best gross was Rhian McGinley with 83/73 on countback and the best nett was Allison Charles with 71.

Pam Duke won the County Vets Muriel Button Competition with a nett 74.

The Ladies Front 9 hole Medal competition played on the same day by 17 ladies was won by Julia Wilde with a nett 38. In second place on countback from Sally Lawrence was Judith Landau both with 40 points.

Judith Landau won the County Vets Muriel Button Competition.

On the 12th July 33 ladies played in the Club Stableford/ Race to Turnberry. June Savidge was the winner with an impressive score of 43 points. Bridget Hiram came second on countback from Mary Smith both with 41 points.

In the Back 9 hole Stableford played by 16 ladies, Mabel Day was the winner with 22 points. Rosie Price was second on countback from Mary Palmer both with 20 points.

31 ladies played in the Cinderford / Bronze Cup and Mary Beavis round 1 competitions on July 26.th June Savidge came first with a nett score of 68, followed by Sally Fycun in second place with a nett 70 In third place was Dinah Johnston with a nett 73.

The Cinderford Cup was won by Sally Fycun, with Dinah Johnston in second place. The Bronze Cup was won by June Savidge followed by Dorothy Green in second place with a nett 68.

The Ladies Back 9 medal competition played by 15 ladies was won by Judith Landau with a nett 34. In second place on countback from Chris Crane was Penny Caves both with a nett 36.

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