AGM ON NOVEMBER 4TH aT COTSWOLD EDGE 2019
Thank you to all the vets, who attended the AGM despite many having horrendous journeys due to flooding and various road closures.
The meeting went very smoothly and it is good that several ladies are asking questions about the vacancies on the committee. Any of the committee would welcome contact to give more information.
Below is a photo of the trophy winners who were present. Unfortunately the other photos wer a failure(sorry ladies). If you have photos of prize winners from your club, do feel free to send them to Sue Johns for inclusion.
Match North v south held on tuesday 24th september at cotswold edge
Report to follow
A cold wet autumnal start, but sunshine shone for the winners from the south
AUTUMN TROPHIES held on TUESDAY 10th SEPTEMBER 2019 at Cotswold Edge
|OVERALL GROSS WINNER||
||Anne Crawley||Cotswold Edge||Gross 87|
|BEST GROSS IN BRONZE||
||Monica Ovel||Long Ashton||Gross 101|
|Division 1 (0-25)||1st||Christine Hunter||Thornbury||35 pts ocb|
||2nd||Naomi Griggs||Chipping Sodbury||35 pts|
|Division 2 (26-36)||1st||Michele Burgess||Henbury||39pts|
||3rd||Veronica Courtney||Naunton Downs||31pts|
||Rosemary Lawson||Long Ashton||33pts|
79 ladies enjpyed a lovely day of golf at Cotswold Edge - the temperature was just right and the course was looking lovely. I understand that the greens were not at their best having been recently hollow tined. The enjoyment of the day was assured by the very helpful manner of all the Staff at the Club-Neil and Tracey, the professional and the starters Dennis and Bob. My very grateful thanks go to Jean Strickland, the vets rep, who was a great help to me at the desk and in setting up our table etc.
Thank you to Eve who rushed to join us from a meeting at Minchinhampton and gave up her time to help me on the desk and many thanks to all the ladies for their cheery and friendly attitude which helped to make the day such a success.
Congratulations to all the winners , the Trophies and prizes will be presented to you at the Vets AGM to be held at Cotswold Edge Golf Club on Monday 4th November 2019. I hope to see many of you there.
Pat Righton, Competition Secretary
9 hole vets competition at minchinhampton old on monday 9th september
The 9 hole Vets competition took place on Monday 9th September attend by 4 teams of three players. We met for coffee and decided to carry on playing although the weather was not looking good. The teams enjoyed the games in spite of getting wet and reassembled at Eve’s home for a ploughman and brownies. It was agreed it had been a good day but a pity that more players had not entered.
1st Julie Parker, Olive Wyatt, Rose Jones
2nd Angela Coughbrough, Angie Spratt, Pat Phipps
Nearest the pin in 2 Olive Wyatt
Nearest the Pin Jane Rowe
Match v Juniors at Brickhampton Court on 2nd September
This was the most difficult match to arrange. Firstly, the juniors couldn’t do the date that I agreed originally because they were too busy, so it was agreed the Junior organizer would set up the date and venue. Fine.
The venue was fixed and food organized and then I was told that the juniors wouldn’t eat chicken and chips. Special meal for juniors.
However,. the day went well. The sun was shining and all the ladies were happy facing the challenge.
Thank you Ann Way and Roberta Rastrick for becoming juniors for the day as they were two short.
All ladies said what a wonderful day they had had, in awe of the little girls who had such beautiful swings and hit the ball such a long way. They all said what lovely girls they all were and very well mannered.
The meal was excellent and afterwards Alex thanked the vets for all the support and money donated by the Society
Brickhampton were very obliging sorting out the Junior meals and the special diets even gave us a £2 discount on our meal.
Needless to say we were not very successful challengers. Our only winners were Sue Boskett and Shirley James. Even our over 70 teenagers won!!!
Bobbie Woodley, Captain 2019
Vets Committee(Past and Present) v Challengers from the Vets
At The Players, Stanahan Course on 22nd August 2019
All sorted, or so Megan and I thought, as we aimed to arrive at the club about 10.15..
But what an eventful start with road closures frustrating our teams --terrible diversion signage from A46 confusing all as there were diversions within Yate where they had closed St Briavels Drive!!! Even those who knew the area ended up driving in circles until they approached from The Kendleshire end and negotiated barriers, sawn down trees and all the paraphanalia involved. The club had not realised exactly what was closed as was fine when the early workers drove in!!
Phone calls (thank you Mark for your patience) and text messages were flying around and horse riders were even asked for help... But by 11.30 all had struggled through, had a coffee, calmed down as compared journeys and most were smiling as we eventually got onto the first tee about mid day.
After that it seemed a doddle finding one's way around the course(definitely better as someone in each group had played it before) and lovely weather all combined to create some extremely close matches. The greens were challenging, so good runs on the fairways helped scores to remain close.
The first group in achieved a 3 hour round, which gave plenty of time for chatting and sorting out monies and food orders, which are normally all done before play starts.
After a delicious meal of chicken with mushroom sauce, dauphinois potatoes and veg, followed by fruit salad or sticky toffee pudding, the result was announced. 3and a 1/2 to committee, 2 and a 1/2 to challengers, a close contest indeed.
Then all set off home and were able to stick to normal travelling times hopefully unless they encountered yet more roadworks nearer home.
Sue Johns, Chair Vets
Muriel Button Report July 2019
Congratulations to the winners! Please note the AGM is on Monday 4th November at Cotswold Edge so that you can collect your prizes.
Entry of 210 was slightly down on 2018 with 21 clubs entering. Three more were either cancelled by heavy rain or extreme heat both symptomatic of the 2019 summer. May be clubs should try to book these fixtures early in the month! Thanks to the Reps for returning scores promptly but please make sure you put adequate stamps on the envelopes. 25 entered the 9 hole competition so this is slowly being established.
|Sue Prout||37/7||65||-7||Cotswold Hills|
|1st||Penny Brazier||17||66||-7||Naunton Downs|
|1st||Ruth Robins||25||68||-4||Coswold hills|
|2nd||Sue Moore||29||68||-3||Rodway Hill|
|3rd||Jennie Field||22||68||-3||Rodway Hill|
Eve Clements, Assistant Competition Secretary
Summer Bowmaker held at Bristol & Clifton GC on Thursday 1st August 2019
On a beautiful sunny day on 1st August, with an excellent entry of 51 teams, the 153 ladies gathered at Bristol & Clifton Golf Club for a great day of golf. Timekeeping was good, no apparent delays, and all the ladies were back in the Clubhouse by 6.30pm – last start time was 2.30pm.
Thanks must go to all the B&C Staff and Members who helped to make this such a happy and successful day – Neil in the Office, Alex and Emily behind the bar, Liam in the kitchen, and the several Starters who saw the ladies on their way. Gerry the Vets Rep and Lady Captain Julie worked hard to make sure we had everything we needed. Thank you one and all.
Finally thanks to Eve who helped me on the desk.
Gerry accepting the Trophy on behalf of the Bristol & Clifton Team. This will be re presented to the team along with the Vouchers at the Vets AGM to be held at Cotswold Edge Golf Club on Monday 4th November 2019 at 11am. I look forward to seeing you all there. Pat Righton, Competition Secretary
1st Bristol & Clfton Karen Smith Gerry Davis Juliet Ness 75 points ocb
2nd Cotswold Edge Ali Buncher Jackie Emerson Lynda Pearce 75 points
3rd Cirencester Chris Moylan Chris Park Jan Stephens 73 points ocb
4th Brickhampton Court Debbie Plane Sue Butler Jean Kendrick 73 points
5th Henbury Mary Howell Carol Parratt Sue Loder 72 points ocb
6th Painswick Lorna Sparkes Sarah Taylor Angela Woodward 72 points ocb
Veterans MATCH V GLOUCESTERSHIRE PAST CAPTAINS 12TH JULY 2019 at the PLAYERS GOLF COURSE
Again, a beautiful day. Wall to wall sunshine.
There were a lot of cancellations on both sides making it quite a challenge to get teams, but thanks to the wonderful golf ladies of Gloucestershire teams were assembled with some to spare and all were present on the day, Thank you to all who stepped in at short notice. The bacon baps went down very well,
The intriguing course was made more interesting by the lack of sign-posting due to course alterations, but all players returned to the club-house in time for the meal. Many balls were lost on this day due mainly to the terrain which had a habit of taking your ball far away from where you thought it landed
The highlight of the day was a hole in one at the 6th by Sue Rosbotham. Congratulations Sue. (she didn’t even see it go in)
Unfortunately, there was lack of communication within the club and our meat pie and profiteroles turned into roast chicken and chocolate fudge cake, still very enjoyable.
The result was a loss 6 ½ to 3 ½ which sadly also meant the loss of the Rose Bowl Trophy for this year.
Bobbie Woodley (Captain 2019)
|Hole in one Sue Rosbotham!||
Jackie receives trophy
on behalf of the past Captains
Oldest lady playing Joyce looking very sprightly
after a hot round of golf
Veterans Match V Warwickshire at Shirley on 1st july 2019
Friendly faces as one match is ready for the off.
The match against Warwickshire was another enjoyable one. The weather was fine but windy. The course was in good condition, but apart from 2 very impressive holes, wasn’t as spectacular as some.
Warwickshire Vets only have to be 50 and 4 of them had handicaps of 10 and under, and the highest was 24. I played in this match and one of the ladies played off 9 and was a joy to watch. We lost the match 7 - 1. Two of our pairs halved their matches. The Warwickshire ladies were all very sociable and once more we enjoyed a lovely meal.
Megan Mills, Vice Captain
Veterans Match V Somerset at Mendip Spring 27th June 2019
We had a lovely time at Mendip Spring. Everyone was really friendly and all the ladies were chatting with each other right from the start.
I went through a heavy shower on the way and it began to drizzle just as we were about to start, but it cleared up and the match was played in dry but quite windy conditions. The course was in excellent condition and all the ladies enjoyed it. Some found it challenging and many balls were lost! It was our closest match yet although we lost 4 1/2 to 3 1/2.
Bobbie and I didn’t play the course but we played their 9 hole course with the captain and lady president.
The most enjoyable day ended with a delicious meal.
Megan Mills, Vice Captain
Veterans Match V Oxfordshire at Gloucester 18th June 2019
After many wet days and matches being cancelled I woke up to a lovely sunny morning, checked the BBC weather forecast and yes a shower or two and then cloudy after midday when the match started. How wrong can the BBC get? And they want us to pay for our licences. Even the dog licence was removed permanently.
Gloucester Golf Club were wonderful! Bacon butties were delivered as ladies arrived, and special diets no problem.
Liz Wheeldon, stand-in for the Oxford Captain and I had been conversing over two years and we finally met and were friends immediately.
At noon the first match got underway with the rain. There was the occasional lull but that is how it continued. Well done everyone for playing and coming in so cheerfully.
A special Thank You to Ann Way from Tracy Park who came to help me and ended up playing in the rain because we ended up 1 short. Thank you also to Alexis Hill from Brickhampton who didn’t receive my e mail but gathered up her golf clubs and arrived in time to play. She did joke that she wished she hadn’t answered her phone. (at least I think she was joking). Everybody enjoyed the course, especially the back 9 which is very challenging. It is now a members’ club and Green Fees are only £20 during the week.
The meal of lasagne chips and salad or ham egg and chips, followed by cheesecake or apple crumble went down a treat before Liz announced the winners. We lost 6 and 2.
MILLenium Stableford held at clubs during may
|OVERALL WINNER||Pam Mallinson||28||43||
|2nd||Carla Peters||40||38||off 36||Thornbury|
Assistant Competition Secretary
Vets Match v Monmouth Held at Woodlake Park Golf Club on Monday 3rd June 2019
The day began with heavy showers and it looked as if a wet time would be had by all. However, by the time we were due to tee off, the showers had all but disappeared.
We were warmly welcomed by the acting captain and each opposing pair was introduced. It had already been decided that we would play off full handicap, which saved time working out points!
The course was long and challenging and hardly any of the fairways (if any) were flat, but it was in good condition and there were some spectacular holes. The views from all over the course were also spectacular. Although we lost the match 1 ½ to 6 ½ , most of the matches went to the 17th or 18th hole.
We were expecting a one course meal of chicken breast stuffed with cheese and leeks, potato gratin and seasonal vegetables followed by coffee for £10, but they also produced a lovely home made cheesecake for dessert.
I think most of our ladies enjoyed the experience. The Monmouth ladies had never played a Vets, (or seniors as they call themselves), match against another county before and they enjoyed it so much they are looking for other counties to play next year.
BROCKWORTH SALVER held on Wednesday 8th MAY 2019 at Minchinhampton Old Course
On a very wet day 79 ladies assembled at Minchinhampton Old Course for the first Vets Competition of the season.
This is the Brockworth Salver which was first played for at Stinchcombe Hill GC in the early 1970s. It was won by a Mrs Mary Walwyn who had been a member of the former Brockworth GC after which the Salver was named. The competition is held annually for the GLCGA Vets Members in May in the North and South of the County alternately.
Today there were ladies from 17 clubs including 5 Supervets (aged 75+). Despite the horrid weather all the ladies were very upbeat and cheerful and the results are below. Thanks must go to all at the host Club, Minchinhampton Old, for their warm welcome and willingness to serve all our needs, particularly their Chairman, Eve Clements, who was on the go all day making sure that the whole event ran smoothly. A special mention must go to the 3 Starters who stood out in all weathers to send the ladies on their way.
The prizes will be presented at the Vets AGM to be held on Monday 4th November 2019 at Cotswold Edge GC. Please make every effort to attend and collect your Trophy and Vouchers.
County Vets Competition Secretary
||BRENDA SMITH||CIRENCESTER||40 POINTS|
|Division1||!st||Andrea Dawson||Naunton Downs||37 points|
|H'Caps 0-22||2nd||Mel Lee||Cotswold Edge||34 points ocb|
||3rd||Sue Rosbotham||Minchinhampton Old||34 points|
||4th||Amanda Chong||Rodway Hill||33 points|
|Division 2||1st||Jackie McCarthy||Tracy Park||38 points|
|H'Caps 23-36||2nd||Jackie Lemin||Thornbury||34 points|
||3rd||Fran Andrews||Broadway||33 points|
||4th||Jan French||Rodway Hill||31 points|
||Megan Mills||Cotswold Edge||26 points|
Vets Reps Meeting Monday 4th March at Cotswold Edge
On Monday 4th March the committee met with 28 Vets representing their clubs for their annual meeting. There were several Reps attending for the first time. After coffee Chairman, Sue Johns, welcomed everyone and introduced the Committee. The committee then outlined their roles and the links with reps.
Secretary, Eve Clements thanked Reps for their support already in 2019 and hoped that paperwork had been printed satisfactorily, queries addressed that the Guidelines are self-explanatory. Hard copies of paper work can be sent on request. Members cards had all now been received by clubs and more were available when needed. The status of Vets NQ under the World Handicap System is being investigated by England Golf
She thanked the Reps for being a valuable link between members and the Committee and they were welcome to contact her with queries as they arise.
Treasurer Yvonne West reported thatsubs are due by 31st March but this does not preclude additional ladies joining during the year. Members lists can be sent in on a spread sheet if it helps
Competitions Pat described the Vets competitions , two at home, three trophy competitions on host courses and one 9 hole event.
Silver players are up to 20 handicap and Bronze players 21-36 . Ladies with handicaps 37-40 may enter but play off 36.
Once the Start Times have been sent out there are no refunds so players are asked to find a replacement but please let Pat know of the changes .
Reps were asked to be very clear when copying out the email addresses and other details of the ladies entering the Competitions. Please give Christian names.
Prizes are presented at the AGM in November, so Reps are asked to encourage Ladies to attend.
Captain Bobbie invited reps to encourage ladies to play in matches and submit lists to her or Vice-Captain Megan by 31st March. They would then meet to sort teams and give everyone at least one game.
Sue reported that the County Website is undergoing an update which will include the Vets pages..
Kit orders can be sent in at any time. A small stock of kit will be held but orders supplied to order.
A lively question and answer session followed including a request to introduce new 9 hole competitions along side the home competitions. The committee is working on the fine detail and reps will then be informed
A list of closing dates for events has now been sent to Reps.
If anyone requires more membership cards to please advise the secretary..
The Website will be updated with details of trophies asap
The Buggy policy remained as in 2018
The meeting closed at 12 noon with we hoped Reps leaving with a clearer idea of their responsibilities than when they arrived.
AGM 5th November 2018 held at Cotswold Edge Golf Club
On Monday 5th November, Cotswold Edge was busy with Ladies for the 53rd AGM of the Veterans’ Section of GLCGA.
Many arrived early and I was able to welcome many of them as they arrived and they enjoyed the opportunity to chat with ladies from other clubs before settling down to an AGM which informed them of the progress made this year with updating the various policies as well as of the meetings the committee had attended.
Due to the fact that a couple of the committee were absent Eve read their reports and the chair thanked them in their absence.
The North Captains’ report had plenty of chuckles included, especially as Rose recalled Bobbie's "pink hair day" and summed up her busy year as lead captain, the difference this year being that Megan had been captain of the day on a couple of occasions, a new trend that is hoped to be used more in the future.
After the Committee was elected there was warm welcome for Yvonne West from Chipping Sodbury as our new treasurer and Megan Mills became Captain North, becoming in fact, Vice captain so she can learn the ropes from Bobbie. This should smooth the path for future ladies joining the committee and unite the county vets under one umbrella.
Thanks were given to the retiring committee members, Annette Murfin, Hazel Blandford and Jacky Watson for their contributions to the Vets' Section whilst in office.
It was lovely to see the spread of Ladies receiving prizes due to the varied nature of our competitions and the splitting into several handicap categories rather than just Silver and Bronze. Our new clubs Lansdown and Alexander Park both featured in the prize winners and all competition winners are listed in the results below in the order they were played during the year, latest first.
Photos of trophy winners who were present are below; the Committee list has been updated and the 2018 fixture list entered on the website so please refer to those for planning your 2019 diaries.
Thank you to all who attended.
Chairman Sue Johns
Summer Bowmaker - Painswick ladies
Angela Woodward, Lorna Sparkes, Sarah Taylor
Autumn Trophies - Winners
Gross - Barbara Smyth - Cleeve Cloud
Bronze Gross - Val Bland - Alexander Park
Home Club Competitions -Winners
Muriel Button - Carole Hatherley- Westonbirt
Millennium Trophy - Marian Fielding -Thornbury
Overall Winner - Vikki Caulfield - Henbury