5th Dec, 2016

Packed schedule for Evesham ladies

Liam Moakes 9th Nov, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

EVESHAM Golf Club ladies have been very busy in recent weeks as they competed in mixed as well as their own competitions.

Whilst it is sad to think we are coming to the end of the golf season and the nights are drawing in, the Evesham course is looking spectacular this autumn with the wonderful golds and reds of the many and varied trees being highlighted by blue skies and calm days.

The Whitehouse Cups – a mixed pairs competition – was held on a sunny day. This competition is held in both spring and autumn and those paired up in the spring cannot play together as a pair in the autumn.

Ten teams of four went out and had a thoroughly enjoyable time as light-hearted banter was heard throughout the afternoon.

Winners Martin Bird and Marlene Billings (72.5) actually played with runners-up Roger Herd and Annie Bird (73.5).

In the spring Billings won this competition with Herd so Annie Bird agreed to let her have her husband for the afternoon and low and behold!

The Mixed Autumn Triads followed and was played in teams of three (best two scores to count each hole). It began in beautiful autumnal sunshine and the weather was so mild that many a bare arm was seen in what turned out to be a 14-hole competition due to thick fog coming down and conditions becoming unplayable.

Winners were Bryan Rogers, Joan Hunt and Conryn Abbott with 52 points and runners-up were Malcolm Boscott, Vina Kite and Sally Rogers with 50 points on countback from two other teams.

The whole event was followed by an earlier than expected but lovely supper prepared by Julie and her team.

Next was the ladies’ Four Ball Better Ball competition played over 12 holes – the first of the winter competitions – and the players were happy to be playing just 12 in that as soon as the last team settled in for tea the rain started.

Winners with 22 points on countback were Pat Saville and Pam Hutcheon from runners-up Carol Yates and Jill Cleary.