February 2014 Park Life Volume 2 Issue 4
Inside this Issue:
What’s on in February
Lady Captain’s Column
A Few Recommendations
The terrible weather that began towards the end of December carried on well into the New Year causing havoc with planned competitions. The New Years Day Texas Scramble was cancelled, as was the rescheduled Christmas Mixed Foursomes on Sun 5th Jan. The fun competition on Tuesday 7th was also cancelled but the planned birthday tea for Elaine Milton’s 90th birthday went ahead in the afternoon and was attended and enjoyed by some 26 ladies.
The first organized golf event that actually went ahead this year was the winter league on Saturday 11th January. This was followed on Tuesday 14th by the Bowmaker, 3 clubs and a putter competition. The winners on countback was the team of Lady Captain, Carole Chapple and Jill Philips, in 2nd place were Lady Vice Captain, Kate Shipman and Penny Allan and 3rd place went to Sue Pascoe, Rosemary Wedlock and Pauline Banfield.
Sadly the weather again took a turn for the worse and the next round of the Dawe Cups due to be played on Saturday 18th was cancelled. Second round matches will now have to be played by 31st March.
The Ladies fun competition on Tuesday 21st was also cancelled due to the weather but in an attempt to avoid cabin-fever some ladies did go to the club for afternoon tea.
Congratulations to the winners and runners-up in our Birdie and Par Tree competitions. The results:
Birdie Tree – 1st Pat MacMichael 2nd Shirley Clark
Par Tree – 1st Eileen Goundry 2nd Rosemary Chadwick
High Handicappers – 1st Lin O’Keefe 2nd Cath Hewlett
WHAT’S ON IN FEBRUARY
Traditionally a very quiet month but weather permitting the Captain’s Charity Mixed Foursomes will take place on Sunday 2nd.
There will be 3 fun competitions, Tuesday 4th, 11th and 25th. The monthly stableford will be on 18th.
You may have spotted in the 2014 club diary that there will be 8 extra LGU medal competitions held throughout the year. These will all be run on a Sunday and whilst they are intended primarily for ladies who cannot play in our normal Tuesday monthly medals they are open to any lady who wishes to play. There will be no formal tee times for these competitions, just arrange your own 2, 3 or 4 ball. Our Sunday Medal Co-ordinator, Caroline Phillips, will email a reminder to all ladies in advance of these extra medal competitions and you can contact her with any enquiries. The first one will be on Sunday 23rd February.
Friday 10th January was Chloe Hoyle’s 18th birthday and was celebrated by family, friends and lots of club members with a big birthday bash at the club. The following day saw the club decorated for Mary Rowe’s 60th birthday party, the theme was a 1940’s style street party with many of the guests and indeed the party girl herself dressing in wartime uniform and fashion.
Congratulations to the Frank Wills Salver team, safely through to the semi-final where they face St Enodoc on the weekend of 1st February and congratulations also to the Men’s Mail on Sunday team who beat West Cornwall on their home turf seeing them through to the next round. Unfortunately commiserations go to the Cornish Bowl team who lost their quarter-final match against Bude & North Cornwall.
Looking ahead to the summer, and hopefully better weather, the list for the Wickett Cups is up on the main notice board. This mixed foursomes knock-out competition is very popular with the final being played on “Finals Day” – Saturday 20th September. Any lady who would like to play but doesn’t have a partner please speak to the Lady Captain.
On the Social Scene bookings are now being taken for Saturday 15th February and the Valentine’s Day Romantic Dinner. There is also a cribbage evening on Friday 21st – sign up if you are interested in playing.
LADY CAPTAIN’S COLUMN
Sadly, very wet and stormy weather has dominated the start of 2014. However, many of us were able to enjoy celebrating Elaine Milton's 90th birthday!! What a wonderful example she is to us, full of fun and always smiling. Thanks to Gloria Sandow for a lovely flower arrangement and I think we enjoyed The Cakes!! Another Birthday girl was Chloe. Some of us helped her celebrate her 18th in style. We presented her with a very fine bottle of champagne and her own flute.
We are, I am sure all looking ahead to some golf now!! What is that some of you are asking?
Can I remind everyone to come along and support our Coffee Morning. I know it seems a long way off, Tues 18th March but some people might like to bring along some plants or produce and that can't be produced at the last moment.
There will be more information nearer the time. We are also having a cake/buns/biscuit stall so please, any bakers please bake away for us!! Of course we will have a bring and buy stall so do invite a guest to come along, bring and buy, enjoy coffee and teacakes and have a game of golf. Anyone needing a guest, please look at my notice board and sign up! We will endeavor to find you a guest!! The coffee morning is our one and only main fund raising for our section and we do need to make about £500 each year, otherwise our entry fees will have to go up. Can I please ask you to support this day.
Congratulations to Rosemary Wedlock on winning the LGU Medal, not only does she have the chance to go on and compete against other medal winners at Forest Hills, Gloucester, Rosemary also gets the opportunity to play in the Pro-Am with myself and the runner up, Shirley Clark . Well done.
After the handicap review a few ladies have been cut, namely Rosemary Wedlock, Sue Rogers Bev Pascoe and Penny Allan.
There will be team lists and information going up shortly as soon it all begins!! Please look at the match and Captain's board when you are at the club. Thanks to Lin O'Keefe and Sue Pascoe. They certainly do such a good job keeping the rollups going. It’s surprising who turns up occasionally!!
Thank you. Liz Plech
A FEW RECOMMENDATIONS
The refurbished “Old School House” at Mount Hawke has been recommended this month with “very good food and obliging and flexible service”
If a trip to the cinema looks appealing with our terrible weather conditions then “The Railway Man” has been highly recommended by several ladies.
And if you have access to Netflix try the documentary “The Short Game” which follows the fortunes of 8 youngsters aged 8 and 9 years old as they take part in the 2012 “US Kids Golf World Championships” held at The Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina. Stars of the future perhaps?
So, have you seen a great film this month? Enjoyed a good meal at a restaurant?
Been or done anything exciting? Then share it with the rest of the Ladies Section.
Please send any items for inclusion in next months issue to the editor:
All and any mistakes are firmly the fault of the editor and apologies are offered for any
contained in this issue.
“The most exquisitely satisfying act in the world of golf is that of throwing a club. The full back-swing, the delayed wrist action, the flowing follow-through, followed by that unique whirring sound, reminiscent only of a passing flock of starlings, are without parallel in sport”.
Henry Longhurst. BBC Television Senior Golf Commentator 1957-1978