DOUGLAS LADIES

September

The Ladies at Douglas Golf Club have been playing catch up after a series of postponed competitions and presentations due to adverse weather conditions.

The Grandma Cup, kindly sponsored by Kath Mammen was held on the 15th August 2017.  This was won by Karen Peters (30) nett of 76. Second was Sue Rutter(25) nett of 78 and in third place was Sue Grace (31) nett 81.  

Also on this date the England Golf Medal was held for all the non- grandmothers who are members of the Club. On count back Carol Malarkey (24) nett 74 came third. Runner-up and lowest gross went to Joanne Hicks (13) nett 74. The winner was one of our new junior members, Emma Noon (19) nett 73.

The Silver Angel Cup sponsored by Louise Byrne of Quinn Legal took place on the 24th August 2017.  This was the last open competition of the season. Lee-Ann Turpin came from Quinn Legal to present the prizes. Joannne Hicks (13) swept the board by winning the nearest the pin on the 8th, the longest drive on the 16th and was the overall winner with a nett 70.  This excellent play also resulted in a handicap reduction. Our sponsor Louise Byrne came in second place but declined to take her prize thereby promoting those in third and fourth places. Heather McKenna (11) nett 72 was runner-up and Jackie Murley (16) nett 75 came third.

The Jubilee Cup kindly sponsored by Colin Home from Ellan Vannin Go Green Cleaners was played on the 30th August 2017.  Nicky Vincent (19) was the winner with 37 points. On count back second place went to Anne Gundry (13) with 35 points. Sue McCourt (21) came third with 35 points.

Finally at the third attempt the second round of the Lady Captains’ Competition was held on the 6th September 2017. Lindsey Tickell the Lady Captain had put up a large number of spot prizes on the day. Nearest the pin on the 4th was Helen Jones, on the 8th was Liz Pidgeon, on the 11th was Isabel Cartmell, also scoring the only birdie of the day, and on the 17th was Sue Rutter. Nearest the pin in two shots on the 10th was Joanne Hicks. Nearest the pin in three shots on the 3rd was Anne Gundry. The straightest drive on the 10th was Sue Rutter. The longest putt on the 18th in almost total darkness was Lesley Murray. In 3rd place was Emma Noon (19) with 33 points, 2nd place went to Joanne Hicks (12) with 35points and the winner with a small handicap reduction was Liz Pidgeon (24) with 37 points.

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14th July 2017

Lady Presidents Day at Douglas had everything,  lovely sunny weather, a course in wonderful condition especially the greens, a host of birdies, a rare eagle, some great scoring (CSS71), beautiful flower planters for prizes and the wonderful sum of £138 donated for a new charity “Without Wings IOM” who are looking to assist people diagnosed withautoimmune arthritis.

Making her first appearance in a competition this year at Douglas,  reigning island champion Breeshey Jansen certainly showed that she is in good form prior to defending her title with five birdies and  a total of 39pts which ordinarily would have secured her third place. Unfortunately three prior qualifying competitions are a requisite and therefore those in fourth place were able to contend for the prize. There were three candidates on 36pts namely Pat Kelly, Lindsey Tickell and Mary Manuja andwith a better back nine it was a delighted Pat who secured the third prize. Runner up with 40pts a scorethat normally would have been enough for the main prize was Liz Pidgeon who also received a one shot handicap reduction to 24 for her efforts. A point ahead on 41 and the winner of the Lady Presidents Day salver was Helen Malone who alsoreceived a nice handicap reduction of two shots to 21. The spot prizes on offer were won by Margaret Kelly who was nearest the pin on the 8th, Sheena Gavin nearest the line on the 10th and Pam Evans for the longest putt on the 18th green. There were four two’s secured by Jackie Clague on the 4th, Helen Malone(8th), Anne Bannan (17th) and that very rare eagle on the 10th by Lisa Benham. Two further birdies were recorded by Anne Hall on the 1st and Lindsey Tickell at the 3rd. On behalf of the club the Lady Captain presented Sue Grace with a thank you gift from the members for all her efforts in ensuring that everybody had a most enjoyable day.

There was a further presentation during the evening for the previous weeks competition The Tynwald Tray when the CSS was 74. This was an open and as a result it was three visitors who secured all the prizes on offer which were kindly provided by Alexander Nurseries. In third place was KEB visitor Di Cook (96-24=72) with fellow member Sue Watt (100-28=72) beating her on a back nine countback for the runners up spot. The winner and a regular visitor to Douglas was Peel member Christine Bean (88-18=70) who also secured the  best gross score on the day. There were a couple of two’s both achieved on the 8th by Anne Gundry and Tina Pazera and two further birdies on the first by Jackie Murley and the 3rd from Lisa Benham.

A couple of presentations not previously reported were made during Douglas Golf week. The first of these was The Douglas Cup(CSS73) which was very kindly sponsored by Adorn Domiciliary. The third prize on offer was won by  Helen Jones (98-22=76) , runner up and best grosswas Anne Gundry (82-12=70) but the winner with an incredible 63 nett (91-28) and long overdue was the ever smiling Lisa Benham. An additional gift of a four shot handicap reduction to 24 was also awarded to the winner. Both spot prizes on the day being nearest the pins on the 8th & 17th were won by Jackie Clague. There was a solitary two on the 4th from Margaret Kelly and two further birdies from Sue Mc Court on the 1st and Tina Pazera the 10th.

The last presentation to report was the ladies prize on offer for the Shaun Mc Gee FBBB Stableford. With 45pts a score that would have been eligible for a prize in the overall competition it was Mary Manuja for the third year running who secured the winning score partnered this year by Jackie Murley. She now has three claret jugs in her collection and is obviously the partner to book for next year’s event.

 

June 23rd Report

The ladies at Douglas Golf Club have been busy enjoying the fine weather: the good condition of the course has resulted in many excellent scores, so thanks are due to Murray and his team of grounds men. The course has looked particularly resplendent for the three recent open competitions, with  the new pink and white chequered flags and pink cups adding to the general appearance.

The Cordiner Cup was held on the 24th May 2017. Three birdie twos were recorded, one on the fourth by Emma Noon and two on the eighth by Muriel Cain and Anne Gundry. In third place, losing out on count back, was Jennie Iddenden  (Handicap 25) with a nett score of 69. The second spot went to Helen Jones (24) with a nett 69 and the top spot, also scoring the lowest gross, went to Jackie Murley (16) with a nett 68.

The Golf Foundation Brooch was played on the 31st May 20017. Pat Kelly recorded the only birdie two on hole eight.  Nicky Vincent (20) was the week’s winner with a nett score of 67 and achieved a two point handicap reduction for her efforts.  The lowest gross score and second place went to Anne Gundry (12) with a nett score of 69.  Also on 69 and losing out on count back for third place was Sue McCourt (24).  If there are more than eight ladies with a handicap of 29 or over in the competition, and a high handicapper is not on the podium, then a prize is award to the Best High Handicapper, and on this occasion finishing in 6th position it went to Sue Grace (32) nett 75.

The ladies’ most challenging competition, the Lyons Bowl, was held on 7th June 2017. This is a Par/Bogey competition and can often be won with a minus score.  However, not this time; winning the competition, was Sue Grace (32) playing another excellent round and coming in with a score of plus 3, giving Sue a well deserved handicap reductionto 30.  Second place went to Mary Manuja (20) with a score of 1 down, and with 2 down in third place was Margaret Kelly (20).  The only birdie two of the day went to Anne Gundry on hole 11.

The 19th June 2017 was The Friendship Cup, which is sponsored by Helen Jones, in memory of her sister who sadly passed away from breast cancer.  A grand total of £390, this being all the entry fees from the day plus money taken in a raffle the following week, was donated to Manx Breast Cancer Support Group.  There were three different spot prizes on the day: a nearest the pin on the eighthwent to Lesley Murray, and another on the seventeenth was won by Anne Gundry. Nearest the line on the tenth went to Sue Grace.  Lisa Benham (29) came third with 36 points, Elaine Vincent (24) with 38 points came second and received a one shot handicap reduction.  Also with a one shot handicap reduction was the winner Helen Jones, (23) with 39 points.

The Black Horse Offshore Ladies’ Invitation was held in sweltering conditions on the 21st June 2017. There were two nearest the pin spot prizes: one on the eighth went to the team of Helen Jones and Karen Callister, and on seventeenth the team of Nicky Vincent and Dee Lewis took the honour and also recorded the only birdie two.  The latter proved to be a formidable pairing, also winning the competition with a nett 65, having a handicap of 15 on the day.  Second spot went to Helen Jones and Karen Callister (26) nett 66 and third place went to Sheena Gavin and Catherine Travers (30.5) net 66.5 

 

 

 

Report 26th May - Helen Jones

There have been three competitions since our last presentation the first being The Style Interiors Cup (Medal) played on the 3rd May. The CSS was 72 and the clear winner with a nett 70 (89-19) was Muriel Cain with a 0.6 handicap reduction. Runner up was Jackie Murley (88-16=72) and overall 3rd was Louise Byrne(96-23=73). Five birdies were recorded a 2 on the 4th for Anne Gundry, a 3 on the 1st from Sue Grace and Helen Malone, a 3 on the 2nd and a 4 on the 7th from Jackie Murley. Thanks go to Style Interiors for their continued support in sponsoring this competition.
The following week May 10th saw us play The Cowell Cup, stroke play, along side the popular Putting Cup. Third place  in the Cowell Cup went to Lady Captain, Lindsey Tickell (85-13=72). Hoping for the win but coming 2nd was Anne Bannan with a great score of (103-35=68) but blowing the field away to come 1st  was Anne Hall with a fantastic nett score of 65 (98-33). Five birdies for the day, a 2 on the 8th Toni Norrington, 2 on the 11th Liz Pidgeon, 3 on the 1st for Lindsey Tickell and Anne Gundry and a 4 on the 7th for Pat Kelly.
The ladies thought it may have been a little early in the season to play the Putting Cup but Lady Captain, Lindsey Tickell  proved them wrong with 29 putts to win the trophy.
The final Cup to be presented on Wednesday was the Golden Jubilee Cup and with a lot of ladies wanting to lift this lovely cup we had a field of just short of 30 competitors on a bright sunny, slightly windy day.Lisa Benham went out with a great front nine 22 and won the spot prize, she fell away a little on the back nine but came in 3rd overall with 37 points missing out to Carol Malarkey on the back nine for 2nd , but nobody could “catch that Pidgeon” and Liz hoisted the trophy with a great score of 39 points. Mary Callow delighted the ladies to win a spot prize for the best score on the par3’s. Two birdie 2’s were recorded, one on the 11th for Liz Pidgeon and the other on the 17th for Mary Callow.
Some of us finished off the evening with a lovely meal in the club house and the sponsor of the Golden Jubilee Cup, our very own Sue Collier  treated us all to some wonderful Cup cakes, to celebrate one of her extra special Birthdays!



 

 

Winner of the Golden Jubilee Cup Liz Pidgeon with sponsor Sue Collier.
The following week May 10th saw us play The Cowell Cup, stroke play, along side the popular Putting Cup. Third place  in the Cowell Cup went to Lady Captain, Lindsey Tickell (85-13=72). Hoping for the win but coming 2nd was Anne Bannan with a great score of (103-35=68) but blowing the field away to come 1st  was Anne Hall with a fantastic nett score of 65 (98-33). Five birdies for the day, a 2 on the 8th Toni Norrington, 2 on the 11th Liz Pidgeon, 3 on the 1st for Lindsey Tickell and Anne Gundry and a 4 on the 7th for Pat Kelly.

The ladies thought it may have been a little early in the season to play the Putting Cup but Lady Captain, Lindsey Tickell  proved them wrong with 29 putts to win the trophy.

The final Cup to be presented on Wednesday was the Golden Jubilee Cup and with a lot of ladies wanting to lift this lovely cup we had a field of just short of 30 competitors on a bright sunny, slightly windy day.Lisa Benham went out with a great front nine 22 and won the spot prize, she fell away a little on the back nine but came in 3rd overall with 37 points missing out to Carol Malarkey on the back nine for 2nd , but nobody could “catch that Pidgeon” and Liz hoisted the trophy with a great score of 39 points. Mary Callow delighted the ladies to win a spot prize for the best score on the par3’s. Two birdie 2’s were recorded, one on the 11th for Liz Pidgeon and the other on the 17th for Mary Callow.

Some of us finished off the evening with a lovely meal in the club house and the sponsor of the Golden Jubilee Cup, our very own Sue Collier  treated us all to some wonderful Cup cakes, to celebrate one of her extra special Birthdays!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Winner of the Golden Jubilee Cup Liz Pidgeon with sponsor Sue Collier.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Winner of the Golden Jubilee Cup Liz Pidgeon with sponsor Sue Collier.

 

 

 

Winner of the Golden Jubilee Cup Liz Pidgeon with sponsor Sue Collier.

 

Douglas Golf Club Ladies Press Report

The ladies section of Douglas Golf Club enjoyed their first presentation evening of the year recently when all prizes for April’s competitions were presented.

The first cup to be played earlier in the month was the Devereau Cup originally given to the club in 1979 by the club professional at the time namely Bobby Devereau. Conditions on the day were typical of those endured for most of the month with intermittent showers not conducive to good scoring with nobody playing below their handicap. The winner of the cup with a credible nett 74 (100-26) was Liz Pidgeon winning her first individual trophy as a member of the club. Runner up was Sue Collier (95-19=76) closely followed by last year’s captain Lesley Murray (106-29=77) in third place. Two birdies were recorded by Lesley Murray at the seventh and Jackie Murley on the 16th.

The following week’s weather deterred several members from playing leaving a small field to contest the Kieran Jones Memorial Cup. As a result only two prizes were awarded. Losing out on countback in third with 30pts was Anne Hall leaving Mary Manuja to secure the second prize. The winner by a large margin was new member Helen Malone who recorded an outstanding 44pts. With the CS being 34pts she also received a nice handicap reduction of 4 shots so she is now playing off 23.

The Ladies Lifeboat Stableford this year was very generously sponsored by Jackie Murley and it saw a large field of 33 ladies take to the course on a rather cold but thankfully dry day for most. Spot prizes were awarded for the best front nine won by Margaret Kelly 20pts, and most points on the par fives and par threes by Jo Hicks (12) and Norma Sheppard (11) respectively. The main prizes saw four players tied on 33pts for the minor places so once again a back nine countback was required to separate them. Losing out was Margaret Kelly (13pts), fourth was Lesley Murray (14pts) third Karen Peters (15pts) and runner up Tina Pazera (17pts). Making a welcome return to the winner’s enclosure was Muriel Cain who was delighted to secure the main prize with 36pts. For the third week running there were no two’s recorded. There were however birdies for Lesley Murray & Anne Gundry on the 7th and Lady Captain Lindsey Tickell on the 1st.

The draws have now been made for both the individual and pairs knockouts with some interesting matches in prospect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 5th April saw Lady Captain at Douglas Golf Club, Lindsey Tickell hold her Drive In. it was a fairly mild occasionally sunny spring day and 18 members braved the slightly soggy course to play the 18 hole Stableford competition. Lots more members were on the first tee to wish The Lady Captain well. Despite a wayward first drive, Lindsey hit a corker down the the first fairway and we were off.

The prizes were awarded at the Spring dinner on the following Friday at Barbary Coast restaurant. Anne Gundry won nearest the Captains drive, with a tongue in cheek prize going to Lisa Benham who  had followed the Lady Captains first drive into the river. The nearest the pin prizes were awarded to Pat Kelly on the 8th, Lisa Benham on the 11th, Liz Pidgeon on the 17th and Anne Gundry on the 18th. The only 2 to be recorded was Tina Pazera on the 2nd hole and she held that form to take 3rd prize in the main competition, with a  score of 33 points (15). Overall runner upwas Anne Gundry, with a score of 34 points (11),but snatching the win from Anne was a talented newcomer to Douglas, Helen Malone, winning on countback with 34 points (27).

A splendid evening was enjoyed by all. Thanks go to the Lady Captain and good luck for your captaincy year.