Regal theme to Lady Captain’s Day
The Platinum Jubilee celebrations started early for the ladies at Ross on Wye Golf Club on Tuesday 31st May, Lady Captain’s Day, with forty-eight ladies entering the 18 hole Red, White and Blue Bowmaker, followed by a Jubilee afternoon tea. The theme was Regal and Rule Britannia and everyone made a big effort to look the part by dressing in red, white and blue with Union Jacks flags in abundance.
The winners of the best dressed team were Julia Wilde, Allison Charles and Ros Ashton.
The winners of the Bowmaker competition were Nesta Hirst, Joyce Mackley and Di Martin with an excellent score of 88 points.In second place were Amanda Marshall, Helen Palmer and Kerry Welding with 84 points, closely followed by Wendy Ancrum, Jennifer Reeve -Tucker and Bridget Hiram with 83 points.
On the 12th of May the ladies hosted the Senior Ladies Open Competition in which seventeen teams took part, representing a variety of clubs. This was the first of the 2022 Open Competitions held at Ross on Wye Golf Club, details of which can be found on the club website.
With better weather, longer days and the course in superb condition, it is encouraging to see a good number of ladies playing in the variety of weekly Tuesday competitions, participating in the Summer Knockout Competitions and playing for the teams representing Ross Golf Club in the Gloucestershire Alliance Interclub matches and the Ross Ladies Friendly Team.
On the 3rd May forty-four ladies played in the Ladies R and A Coronation and Club Foursomes Stableford. In first place was Dorothy Green and Jose Wilson with 36 points on countback from Katie Stooke and Lois Price also with 36 points. In third place was Ruth Kirchmeier and Erika Atkins with 35 points.
Twenty-eight ladies played in the Vets Millenium Trophy and England Golf Trust Club Stableford on the 10th May with Victoria Northcott coming first with 37 points. Pam Duke came second with 36 points and in third place was Ros Ashton with 34 points.
In the Nine-hole Stableford played on the same day, nine ladies competed, with Penny Caves in first place with 22 points. Nesta Hirst came second on countback from June Savidge , both with 20 points.
On the 17th May, thirty-eight ladies played in the Ladies Rose Bowl/ Medal Competition. Amanda Marshall came first with an excellent score of 73 nett, followed by Erika Atkins in second place with a nett score of 75. In third place was Helen Palmer with a nett score of 76 and the best gross score of 87.
Thirteen ladies played in the front nine Stableford on the same day, with Judith Landau coming first with 18 points, Jean Ovens in second place with 16 points and Marion Kirkland in third place with 14 points.
On May 24th, forty-two ladies played in the Ping 4BBB and Club 4BBB Stableford. In first place was Julia Wilde and Rosemary Williams with an impressive score of 43 points. Mary Smith and Jenny Freel came second with 39 points and Allison Charles and Ros Ashton came third with 37 points.
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