Ladies’ Golf Blog

The annual Ladies’ Christmas Lunch takes place next Tuesday, 14th December.  Please make sure you have filled out the document to attend the lunch.  Signing up to play golf does not automatically add you to the list for catering; there is a separate document linked at the top of the event page on Intelligent Golf.  The numbers will be finalised on Friday, 10th December.

Please also read the following notes carefully, as we strive to make the day as safe as possible:

◊ All lunch attendees must take a lateral flow covid test the evening before or morning of the lunch; tests are available free from the NHS and local pharmacies

◊ Please wear a face mask when circulating about the room

◊ Please go directly to your table in the Roehampton Room to avoid crowding at the bar

◊ Please bring a sweater or jacket, as the room will be well ventilated

◊ If you feel that the locker room will be too crowded after golf, try the Health Club Changing Rooms or feel free to attend in your golf clothes

Raffle tickets in aid of the Captains’ Charity, Regenerate, are available to buy through a link on Intelligent Golf and will also be offered on the day.
All transactions are cashless, with the purchase charged to your Club Card. Please make sure you have sufficient top up!

Donations of gifts for the raffle table are gratefully received.  Please drop off any offerings at Club Reception starting from next Monday, 13th December.

Sign up is open for the Christmas Charity competition on Saturday 18th December.  The format is mixed  teams of 4, best three scores to count on par 4s and 5s, all four scores on par 3s.  Mulligans are available to purchase for £5, with all proceeds from the day supporting the Captains’ charity.


Looking ahead, please mark your diary for the traditional New Year’s Roll Up, taking place on Tuesday 11th  January.  We will gather in the Piano Bar for coffee, tea and pastries, followed by a nine-hole fun competition.  Those who would like to catch up with friends, but aren’t keen for a chilly knock-about, are of course welcome to pop in as well.  Sign up on Intelligent Golf as an individual, Captain and Vice-Captain will set the groups.

The annual Captain’s Bridge Charity event will take place on Tuesday 15th  February.  Details will follow.

In golfing news…

We had some new faces at the top of the leader board for the Waltz competition on 30th November.  Congratulations to Melanie Schreyer, Lucinda Cormack and Sally Gesua who romped home 4 points clear of the field.  Lucinda is a lovely new member, having joined in the summer, so please do say hello when you see her. It is Melanie’s maiden win, so again a special well done. Sally has done it all many times, but always nice to see her name! The full results were:

  1. Sally Gesua, Melanie Schreyer, Lucinda Cormack 77 points
  2. Louise Tierney, Henrietta O’Shea 73 points
  3. Sian Bayliss, Siobain Rolston, Sandra Drum 70 points

Congratulations to the Pearson squad who won their match away at the Richmond Golf Club by a score of 4-3.  This left them tied at the top of the group with Richmond, both with a 3/1 record.  Happily, Roehampton Club had 18 games won to Richmond’s 17, so the team will progress to the knockout stages.  The draw will be in March 2022.

Best of luck to the Derry Cup team who play at Walton Heath Golf Club on Sunday.

When Annabell Fuller qualified for the Women’s AIG Open at Carnoustie this summer, her first professional tournament, I asked her to bring me back a signed flag from this special golf course.   I am very pleased to offer this amazing piece of memorabilia to the lucky winner of a charity raffle.  Tickets are available through a google doc, the details of which were emailed to all by Louis

The draw will be made after the charity competition on Saturday 18th December.

Ice, ice baby …

Winter is here!  Conditions on the course can be challenging, especially for those who tee off early.  Make sure you know all your water rules:

◊ Dew and frost are NOT temporary water and no relief is given; you may NOT brush it out of the way, even on the putting green;

◊ Snow and natural ice are either loose impediments or temporary water, at your option (loose impediments may be picked up and moved, temporary water is free relief … nearest point not closer to the hole);

◊ Temporary water is any accumulation on the surface of the ground that can be seen before or after you take a stance (without pressing down excessively with your feet) (for more information, please see definition in the rule book);

◊ Only on the putting green do you get free relief from temporary water that is in the line of your shot

◊ see Rule 25 for more detail

Patricia Morgan, Ladies’ Golf Captain