St Austell Ladies Golf Section
We have a very strong Ladies Section at St.Austell. The Ladies have their own committee responsible for running all aspects of ladies’ golf. The Ladies have a representative on the Club’s Management Committee.
The ladies have a full programme of competitions throughout the year, in addition to league matches, friendly and vets matches and play for several trophies.
In keeping with tradition some of the Men kindly attended as waiters for the evening and many thanks to Dave Bridges, Jim Kingdon, John Marriott, Peter Groocock and (very important) our wine waiter, Stan Carter.
36 Ladies entered the Summer Eclectic raising £71 for the Ladies Captain's Charity, Mount Edgcumbe Hospice. The results are below:-
- Anne Brook - 57.95
- Brenda Marsh - 58.25
- Sylvia Rawle - 58.70
- Annie Lund - 59.10
- Trudy Metherell - 59.20
The winners were Val Cross and Caryl Gould with Runners up Brenda Marsh and Rosemary Mitchell.
Semi finalists were also awarded prizes this year, pairings Sylvia Rawle and Wendy Kingdon and Frankie Cox with Jean Goddard.
The Ladies League matches have finished and Ladies Captain Tracey Peers reports as follows:-
A big thank you to all the Ladies who played in our League matches this year. We have enjoyed a great year winning all six of our home matches (the only Club in our Division to do so) a great achievement. We managed to halve 3 of our away matches and only needed half a point from our last away match to gain promotion to a higher Division. Unfortunately this was not to be as we lost 6 - 1. This has left St Austell in a creditable 3rd place with the 1st and 2nd teams gaining promotion.
A very good year Ladies and maybe better luck next year.
Thursday 2nd October saw around 100 Ladies from all over the County and beyond support our Coffee Morning. Tea or coffee was served on arrival with doughnuts and biscuits on offer. There were various stalls selling Cakes, Cards, Jewellery, Plants and Books. There was also a raffle and thanks to everyone who contributed. Thanks also to all the helpers on the day without whom this day would not have been such a success. Clubs made up their own Competition and enjoyed lovely weather. Afterwards many enjoyed a meal to round off the day. Many praised the condition of the course and all in all shows St Austell Golf Club is a great place to visit.
Ladies Vice-Captain, Ann Sweet finished her Friendly matches for the season on Wednesday. The overall result 2 wins, 2 halves and 4 losses with one match cancelled. Ann would like to thank all those Ladies who played and hopes they all enjoyed taking part. Lasting friendships are made in these matches which are all played in great spirit. All accompanied by a lovely meal afterwards.
The Annual Ladies County Flag Day took place today with over 70 Ladies from all over the County competing for the Flag Day Salvers. The format is a better ball stableford off 3/4 handicap. The winners today with 41 points were our very own Lucy and Annie Lund. Runners up were Gill Behennah and Marion Sutton also on 41 points. County President Margaret Oliver presented the Trophies. The Competition was followed by an excellent carvery.
Sylvia Rawle became the 2014 winner of the Shilson Bowl first presented by Mrs Shilson in 1920 for a singles matchplay tournament. Sylvia beat Caryl Gould, Chris Byron and Christine Brown on her way to victory. Sylvia was presented with the Trophy by Ladies Captain, Tracey Peers last thursday.
The St Austell team comprising Jane White, Rosie Hosken, Wendy Huxtable and Caryl Gould went to Mullion on Thursday 3rd July for the Annual Interclub Shield (Bronze Shield). The format is Medal with the best 3 scores to count for the team prize. There are also individual prizes for the best nett scores. Our best three scores amounted to 240 which left us 6th out of 23 teams taking part. Well done to Jane White for our best individual score and thanks to the caddies for their support.
Several Ladies from St Austell are well travelled this week with the Captains Society Spring Meeting at Looe on Monday, the Truro Open on Tuesday and the Trevose Guest Day on Wednesday. Val Cross was placed 6th in the Silver Division at Looe and went on to a 3rd place on Tuesday with Sylvia Rawle. Wednesday saw Julie Hutton placed 2nd at Trevose playing with Jean Gledhill and also having the only '2' of the day on the 16th Hole winning over 4 dozen balls. Well done to all.
Our League programme came to an end on Monday with a home victory over West Cornwall which maintained our 100% record on our own links.
Unfortunately, our away form has not been good enough so overall we have been unable to challenge for promotion but have maintained a solid mid table position. On the day we welcomed new member Julie Hutton into the team but, despite receiving 7 shots, she was unable to overcome her opponent but Sue and long time member Jackie, making her first start of the season, soon gave us the lead with 5&4 and 2&1 victories respectively.
The Shilson Bowl was presented in 1920 by Mrs Shilson for a singles matchplay knockout tournament. The winner this year was Lucy Lund beating Liz Murphy in the final, having previously played Caryl Gould & Sylvia Rawle.
The Claret Cup ( a large glass jug) was presented by Gill Harper in 1993 for a Foursomes Matchplay Competition. This years winners were Sue Batchelor and Wendy Huxtable beating some other strong pairings of Annie & Lucy Lund in the final, Tracey Peers & Jane White in the Semi Final, and earlier Jackie Nile and Trudy Metherell, Wendy Edwards and Rosemary Mitchell. Well done.
Good Luck to the Ladies Mail on Sunday Team who meet St Enodoc away on Sunday 3rd February - Tee off 10 a.m.