Tuesday 18th June, 2013, and it's one of the biggest, if not THE biggest competitions and days of our season. Our Lady Captains Day. 49 Ladies took to the course and for a change we didn't have to make decisions on how many vests, wet suits or brollies we would take out with us! Yes, the sun shone on us and most of us actually got our legs out. We know that Lady Captain Marilyn Boulton has good connections but we didn't realise just how good those connections are.
We were greeted on the first tee by a David Bailey impostor in Lincoln Boulton who took charge of the photographs. He even managed to get some action shots. Marilyn gave all the Ladies taking part a present of a very snazy score card holder, thank you very much Marilyn. Dave Gallimore, our Vice Captain, was the official starter and did a splendid job.
So, onto the course our three ball stepped, full of anticipation and hope of a good round. Unfortunately that didn't last long! I will say that one of my partners had a good slice of luck on the 1st hole, when her second shot hit the large tree to the left of the green and changed direction completely, ending up in the middle of the green. A par followed but that was as good as it got. By half way through we knew we weren't on the winners list today, in fact it would have been hard to make a good card out of all the three combined together, but don't let this make you think we didn't enjoy our day.
The Pimms and cup cakes at the Millenium hut certainly went a long way to helping us forget our woes on the course. Two very lovely young men in Matt and Tom, Marilyn's son and son in law, were in the hut waiting on and did a brilliant job. The cakes were delicious, my particular favourite being the toffee pudding flavoured one. One of our group tried more than one, appears she enjoyed all the flavours and the Pimms went with them very well.
Inside the clubhouse, Matt had worked some magic with flowers and the table decorations were just glorious. In fact, at the end of the night Lady Captain decided to auction the flowers off, making over £100 towards the Ladies funds. It was a sight to behold when the Ladies realised they could get some of the flower decorations and all dashed to the nearest table with them on. I'm glad to say that I was in a prime position and gladly took mine home with me.
The Course was in lovely condition, very lush and it was no surprise that there were a couple of exceptional scores returned. So on to the results, the overall winner on the day with a fabulous score of 43 points was Jo Williams. Many congratulations to Jo whose handicap reduced as well she narrowly beat Lady Vice Captain Karen Griffiths who scored 42 points and whose handicap also reduced. Great scores Ladies, very well done.
Second in Silver Division was Helen 'Nel' Boulton with 34 pts and third was Nora Boulton with 33 pts.
In bronze Division first was Maureen Davenport with 36pts, a very popular winner. Second was Pauline Swindells with 35pts and third was Mary Allen also with 35pts but beaten on the back nine.
Well done to all the Prize Winners. All the results are shown at the howdidido website.