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Ladies News and Photos 2019

Please note - the entry form for The Pearson Trophy 2019/20 November matches,is now on the noticeboard.  If you are selected to play please tick the team list as confirmation that you have seen the list and are still able to play on the given day.


This year's Christmas Mixed Fun Competition took place on Wednesday 18th December,with 36 members taking part. The Yellow Ball Competition was won by Terri Holsgrove, Angus Reid, Helen and Malcolm Emms and the pairs Competition was won by Kim Shead and Richard Gibbs.  Merry Christmas.


The Ladies Christmas Dinner this year, organised by our Vice Captain Kim Shead, was a fun night as can be seen in the photographs below -




This year's Presentation Night was well attended and seems to have been a great success. Thanks to all those ladies and their guest who help make the evening so enjoyable.


billy_b_oct_1__2_  Billy Birchwood is in the hands of the Seniors - we lost again with combines scores of 542 to the Seniors and 459 to the Ladies. It was a great competition - we'll done          Mike and his old boys.

img_20191006_wa0010__2_  Congratulations Becky                 Overall winner of the NAPGC 2019 - we are all proud of you. Simply the best.



This year the Vice-Captain's RED team beat the Captain's BlUE Team in the Spirit Trophy competition by        13 points.



On Wednesday 25th September we had our Autumn Mid-week Honour Board competition and playing for the Madge Wakeling Spoon. This year's winner was Chris Pooley with 33 points. Barbara Taylor came second With just a little rain to start, it was a very pleasant day and well attended. We enjoyed yourselves.


Our friendly match away against Dartford, was a draw. We could not have been more friendly than that.

At Pedham Place, in the final round of this year's Triangular, we lost to High Elms whose overall score was 497 points. We came second with 469 points. Perham Place scored 439.

The away break organised by Gill Holland, at East Sussex National, was a great success. We are looking forward to next year.


The photos say it all:



img_20190713_wa0000   A fun Captains' Day started with a great round of golf in which Freda Sunley won the Ladies Rose Bowl with Vicky Way as runner up. The evening was well attended , especially by the ladies section. Thank you all for making the day so enjoyable.

This month's Triangular match results, puts Birchwood Park ahead of the pack by 2 points.

In the Lohan Cup, Patricia Carey and Becky Bainbridge unfortunately lost their match..

invitation_montage_2019  Lady Invitation Day

in total, 32 members and guests enjoyed a sunny day and great golf. Anne Prout and her guest Julie Flanders won with a score of 47 combined betterball stableford points. Sue Hamilton and her guest Nash Newport came second on count back with 44 points.                                                                                                                      We raised £180.00 for The British Heart Foundation from the raffle.


The Pearson Trophy  finished with our team losing our semi-final match against Sundridge Park - we'll done all the team and our supporters - our best result in this competition, so far.


In the first round of the Triangular we are joint leaders with High Elms. 

In our friendly matches this month,Tudor Park beat us but we won against Chislehurst 2 and 1,


In the Pearson Trophy Quarter Final, we won both the first and second matches, home and away,         against Royal Cinque Ports 4 and 3  each time. We are through to the Semi-Finals at Mid-Kent                        on Thursday 20th June- well done team.



In the first round of 2019 Ladies V Senior competitions, unfortunately, Billy Birchwood got a new blue ribbon: the Seniors beat us with scores of 422 to 365. We look forward to October when I hope we can reap revenge.


In the Pearson Trophy, we  won the "Round Robin" round and are through to the quarter final, playing against Royal Cinque Ports GC,  home and away. Well done.

All Winners, Spring Meeting & Senior Trophy


The All Winners Honour Board  was won by Freda Sunley and runner-up was Barbara Taylor.  

The mid week Spring Meeting Honours Board was won by Anne Prout and runner up was Zillah Reeves.

The Seniors Trophy, presented by Barbara Fielder was won by Anne Prout.

Congratulations to you all.

In the Lohan Trophy, First round played at Knoll Park, Kim Shead and Becky Bainbridge won by 2 and 1. Best of luck in the next match.


The Lady Captain's charity this year is The British Heart Foundation. You will see a huge wheelie bin in the changing room - please use this for any donations you wish to give.

We have now played all our first round Pearson Trophy matches and are at present top of the leader board with 5 wins out of 6 matches. We now must wait for the result of the final match to be played between Lamberhurst and Chart Hills in mid April, to see if we are to progress to the next round.

Unfortunately we lost all 3 games to Redlibbetts in the Tappin Trophy this year.

In the Captain's Cup Foursome we were narrowly beaten be Royal Black Heath. Our team took them to the 19th hole but lost. 

AS mentioned, Elmari Christie and Anne Prout won their game against Ilford in the Daily Mail Foursome and will play the next match at Bexleyheath.

We are sorry to inform you that Gilly Thompson passed away recently. Her funeral will take place on Monday 8th April at 3.00 pm at Thames View Crematorium 

Also, our sympathy to Joy. Laurie Curtis a past Seniors Captain and well like long standing member has also died Saturday 30th March.

Sunday 24th February 2019

The day was brilliant because you made it brilliant.


And congratulations to Sue Ngethe-Haynes and James McPhun, who won the Captains' Drive In with 71 points.

Sunday 10th March DAILY MAIL FOURSOMES 2019                                                                             Congratulations to Elmari Christie and Anne Prout today, winning the first round 5&3 against Ilford, in the most unpleasant conditions.

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