Ladies are showing lots of drive
THE ladies at Ross on Wye Golf Club have been enjoying a busy summer season of golf with the weekly Tuesday competitions, inter-club matches for the three ladies teams and summer knockout competitions.
The course is in beautiful condition thanks to the hard work of the Greens staff and the weather has cooperated to give perfect summer playing conditions, reflected in some excellent scores and handicaps coming down..
On June 7, 32 ladies played in the 18 hole Individual Stableford.
Mary Smith was the winner with 35 points, closely followed by Dinah Johnson with 34 points and Sheila Hatherall in third with 32 points on countback from Marie-anne Belton, Hannah Keir, Ros Ashton, Julia wilde and Alison Charles also with 32 points.
In the Back 9 hole Individual Stableford, 14 ladies played, with Lady Captain Ellie Teasdale coming first with 19 points.
Eileen Cooper came second with 16 points followed by June Savidge in third also with 15 points.
The following week (June 14), 38 ladies played in the June Medal which was won by June Savidge with a nett 71.
Hannah Keir came second on countback with a nett 72 on countback from Alison Charles in third also with a nett 72.
Ten ladies played in the Back 9 hole June Medal which was won by Penny Caves with a nett 35, followed by Christine Downs in second place with a nett 37 on countback from Rosie Price in third, also with a nett 37.
The Summer Solstice competition on June 21 was an Individual stableford played by 38 ladies in perfect summer weather.
Nesta Hirst came first with an excellent 39 points, Allison Charles was a close second with 38 points and June Savidge third with 37 points.
Twelve ladies played in the Front 9 hole Individual Stableford, won by Jill Sutton with 16 points, followed by Judith Landau in second with 14 points on countback from Christine Down in third also with 14 points
The Daily Mail and Club Foursomes were played by 40 ladies on Tuesday, June 28.
First was Lois Price and Katie Stooke with an impressive 39 points closely followed by Denise Laird and Helen Shaw with 38 points.
Kim Williams and Bridget Hiram finished third with 35 points.
A special mention must go to June Savidge who has had an excellent month winning the June medal and coming third in the Back 9 and 18 hole Stableford competitions in June.
June became a member of Ross Golf Club in 2019 after starting golf through Tim Hall’s ‘Get into Golf’ sessions there.
Having been a life-long club tennis player, June soon showed her aptitude for golf by winning a qualifier which took her to Turnberry in Scotland that October, as part of a Ladies Team representing Ross-on-Wye.
Unfortunately she sustained a wrist injury in May 2020, which prevented her from playing.
She was however still able to putt and honed her putting skills to great effect, winning the 2020 Huggett Putter knockout competition.
After a prolonged and extremely frustrating gradual recovery last year, June resumed playing last April and is encouraged to find after three months that her wrist is holding up to 18-hole rounds.
She is steadily regaining her long game form and all that putting and short game practice has clearly paid off.
June started the season with a handicap of WHS 37.8 and is currently playing off WHS 36.9, an impressive and well-deserved reduction which she will hopefully maintain and may reduce further throughout the season.
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