LADIES’ GOLF: Elaine ‘Groomed’ for Shield success

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Elaine Harrison registered the highest score in the first round of Spalding Golf Club ladies’ section’s Groom Shield.

Some 21 ladies entered the bogey competition, with Harrison’s score of +1 the best on show at Surfleet.

Second place went to Chris Leggett (0), with Maureen Orwell also third on the same score.

• The ladies’ October Medal attracted 27 entries, with Jackie Bailey-Scott emerging as the winner with a nett 74.

Liz Holbrook (75) was second, ahead of Anita Cross (76) in third.

• Spalding ladies’ AGM was held on October 9, with the outgoing captain, Angela Roper, presenting the outstanding prizes and giving a speech outlining the successes and disappointments of the past year.

That included the relegation of the Ladies’ ‘A’ team to Division Two South, but that was tempered by the ‘B’ team’s promotion to Division Five South for next year.

Of the friendly matches played there were more wins than losses, making it a very decent campaign.

Several individual lady members also reduced handicaps significantly, which was quite an achievement as the course has been challenging to play following some minor changes, especially to the rough.

The new lady captain for 2014 is Jennifer Wilson, who with her vice captain Chris Vickers, will meet with the new committee shortly to organise ladies golf for 2014.

Pam Smith, the lady president, has also reached the end of her three-year term of office. Elizabeth Holbrook was welcomed as the new president and is a very popular choice ahead of the next three seasons.

• The Ladies’ Stableford competition attracted 29 entries – despite being played in very wet and dismal conditions.

Elizabeth Holbrook took the spoils with a score of 36 points, ahead of Jenny Pipe (32) in second and Bev Harpham (31) in third.