Long Sutton Senior Ladies brave the elements.
Ann Simpson, Carole Paterson, Pat Campbell from Oake and Connie Stolworthy, smiling despite the rain Click to view all 4 images...
Ann Mcrae,Sylvie Coach Tucker,Angela Body and Mary Marshall.
Chris Jowett,Eliza Vail,Gwen Clarke and Angela Baker trying to sort their stuff out.
Judy Richards, Valerie Thomas and Coleen Herriman,(under the hat)
Devon Ladies Golf Association arranged the South West Seniors Stableford held at Yeovil GC on April 4th. A field of 110 ladies took part, travelling from various parts of the South West, including Cornwall, Devon and Dorset, some staying in local accommodation the night before. The weather couldn't have been worse, wind and continuous heavy rain as the ladies struggled around the course. The green staff had kept the course open but only just. 6 temporary greens, two shortened holes and all bunkers out of play. 16 ladies from Long Sutton took part, our ladies always support the County events. Judy Richards continued her successful senior golf, winning 5th place. There was only 1 two scored on the day, a lady from Bath went away with 5.1/2 dozen golf balls. We were clearly spoilt with the previous weeks of beautiful Spring weather.
Well done ladies for sticking it out.
Lady Captain's Golfing break at Woodbury Park Hotel and GC
Lady Captain Sarah Uzzell, ably assisted by her Vice-Captain Denise Tomblin, organised for 40 of the lady members to stay overnight at Woodbury Park Hotel and Golf Club on 24th/25th March.
The ladies arrived early on Sunday morning for a bacon roll and tea/coffee, ready for a round of golf. Teams of 4 played a Cha Cha Cha, 1 score 2 scores 3 scores to count, alongside various nearest the pin challenges. The weather was terrific and the course had recovered well from the winter weather. Woodbury is a championship course and will host the 6 Counties match week in early July which indicates the quality. In the evening the ladies enjoyed a leisurely dinner, good food, good company and just a little wine.
Monday proved to be another lovely spring day with golf starting later as the Woodbury seniors were out in numbers. Again some terrific golf in the form of a Bowmaker, 2 scores to count on each hole.
The Captain concluded the golfing break with a presentation and her thanks to various helpers. The ladies were keen to thank Sarah for a meticulously organised golfing break.
1st – Vanessa Hayes, Eliza Vail, Judy Richards, Tania Hornett
2nd- Sarah Uzzell, Christine Turner, Angela Body & Eileen Arundell
3rd – Jean Padfield, Val Fraser, Ginny Farnworth-Smith, Bridget Caddy
1st – Sarah Uzzell, Sandra Ford, Aideen Roche & Katharine Stringer
2nd- Vanessa Hayes, Chris Jowett, Mary Bryant, Chris Coates
3rd – Jean Padfield, Angela Body & Sally Morrice (plus Val Fraser as "The Ghost")
Lady Captain Sarah Uzzell visits Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance HQ
Lady Captain Sarah Uzzell was invited along with three of her committee members to attend an open morning at Henstridge Airfield, the nerve/control centre of the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance service on 16th March. Representatives from various fund raising groups were invited to learn “How it all works”. Speakers from all aspects of this important emergency service talked through how the funds raised enabled the service to operate. Paramedic’s, consultant doctors, pilots and various support staff were on hand to answer our questions.
Despite 60mph winds, the helicopter had already been scrambled to respond to a callout before the visitors arrived at 10am. The helicopter was then moved inside the hangar on its return to avoid potential damage from the persistent strong winds. This was a bonus for the visitors as they could inspect the helicopter and hear the talk in the relative warmth of the hangar. We were able to see inside the helicopter, inspect all the equipment they use and hear about their call outs, on average around 1200 per year.
The Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance is a registered charity and receive no direct funding from the Government or the National Lottery and rely on the generosity of the public for support. Their operational costs are over £3.5million a year and it costs approximately £3,000 each time this fully medically equipped helicopter is called out. We hope to raise enough at LSGC this year to at least fund one call out, which potentially could mean that we will contribute in saving one life, be it from a RTA, serious fall or heart attack.
The medical staff are clearly highly qualified and dedicated in their roles, keeping this much needed emergency service airborne.
Ladies Europe team beat USA in the annual Solheim Cup
The final round of popular Ladies winter team event the Solheim Cup was played on February 25th in unusually warm sunshine. The day saw the temperature swing from -4 to 16, and it actually turned out to be the hottest February day on record.
Team Captains, Ros Williams Europe and Sheena Smith USA, had to juggle players to get teams out for the final singles round. Europe were 4 points up at the start of the round following the Foursomes, 4BBB pairs and Greensomes. Today's match, which was well fought and evenly balanced, saw both teams winning 6 matches and achieving 6 points each. Well done to the victors Europe, who take away the trophy for this year. The day concluded in traditional style with a meal and a chat.
Lady Captain Sarah Uzzell would like to thank the 38 players who played their part in all or some of the rounds and to the two Captains in arranging the matches, picking the teams and organising the lunch.
More photo's to follow.
Winter Wonderland golf
Long Sutton Ladies set out before 9am on Wednesday 23rd January on a beautiful but frozen golf course. Winter golf, wrap up warm, ie hand warmers, gloves and perhaps a hot toddie.Then look forward to a hot chocolate when you get to the 19th, or a tot of brandy but mainly enjoy your winter golf. Spring is around the corner.
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