Pink Lady Day – 10th July, 2013
Pink Lady Day dawned with glorious sunshine, and the pink costumes were as glorious as the weather. Thirty-six ladies took over the course, taking turns with a pink ball to double the stableford points in the bowmaker. On the tee ladies were warned that a fines system was in operation, and most people suffered as a result! Fines were imposed for sins as wide-ranging as:
Suggesting fines in the first place
Wearing 20 year-old shorts (and Sandra could still get into them!)
Wearing a bunny tail or ribbon bows attached to the back of shorts
Using an umbrella to keep the sun off
Arguing with the Lady Captain about whether the above fine was fair
Wearing jazzy sunglasses
Moaning about photographs on the 1st tee
Chipping in for a birdie on the 7th
Sneaking about the birdie on the 7th
And so it went on, and on………..
It appeared that the Lady Captain’s rule of thumb was “If it moves, fine it!”. However, since the first fine was imposed by the Lady Captain on herself, as she had misled players into thinking that fines would only be 20p., and then changed her mind and imposed 50p, she suffered with the rest.
There was some good golf, and some not-so-good golf; most people brought their pink balls back, but not all; there was plenty of laughter all round the course, some of it captured on camera; and everyone enjoyed themselves.
The day finished with tea and cakes (pink, of course), beautifully decorated by Roger, and plenty of money was raised for the Breast Cancer Research charity.