Ladies’ Golf Report

I don’t know if the ladies’ golf section is quiet because the captain is away, or if the captain is away because it is a quiet time for the ladies’ section, but in any event it has been relatively easy for the vice-captain to lightly take the reins for a practice run.

The weather has continued to play havoc with the golf course. The stableford on 28th January was carry only and included four temporary greens, conditions which resulted in the competition being declared non-qualifying. Even so, twelve intrepid ladies set out and completed their cards. All of them are to be congratulated, as it was not easy going. Astrid Woloszczuk was the clear winner with 33 points. Astrid has just recently renewed her handicap after several years away from the game and has quickly become active in Tuesday events. We welcome her and look forward to what will certainly be many more successes. Claire Martin and I rounded out the top three, in third and second place respectively.

The Waltz scheduled for 4th February was similarly hampered by a trolley ban and temporary greens. To entice more ladies, the competition was reduced to only nine holes, with the invitation for the more ambitious to carry on at the turn if they so wished. This proved to be a popular decision, with many more players joining in the fun than in the previous week. The top of the leader board, with an eye-popping 42 points, was Astrid Woloszczuk, Libby Klugman and Ginny Gotla. Second place went to Jacky Simon, Henrietta O’Shea and Susan Major, with Debs Good, Ali Jacobs and Lou Wills in third.

The annual match against the members of the Oxford University golf squad took place on Sunday 2nd February. Jane Peel captained the Roehampton Club side which included Jo Thesiger and Lorna Robey, as well as the younger generation of Aude Morizio, Katie Burton and Alice Evans. The format of the day was St Andrews Greensomes, played off scratch. Jane reports that all the matches were enjoyable and competitive, with Oxford pipping the home team by 2 matches to 1. The Oxford girls were very impressed by the facilities that we offer at Roehampton and are keen to make it a permanent fixture.  

Please send good luck wishes to the two teams in action at the end of the week. The Pearson squad face Wentworth at home on Thursday. This is the final match of the 6-game group stage, with Roehampton holding an impressive record of four wins and one very slim loss. The players teeing it up are: Danit Birn, Mary Parr, Fiona Pollard, Patricia Morgan, Emma Angood, Claire Martin and Louise Tierney. On Sunday, Jo Thesiger, Lorna Robey and Jane Peel travel to Woodcote Park to play a Derry Cup match.  

Finally, please remember to get a table together for the Lady Captain’s Charity Bridge afternoon on 3rd March. There are still tee times left for the greensomes competition in the morning, but it is not necessary to play golf to enter the bridge. Non-golfers, non-Members and even men are also welcome! The format is Chicago, played in a very relaxed atmosphere, so please don’t hesitate to join in, as any dodgy bidding will only be known amongst yourselves. The entry fee is £66 per table, which includes a lovely tea, prizes, and all the fun you can muster! Sign up at Reception. The day will benefit the Battersea Summer Scheme, details of whose good works can be found on the notice board.

Patricia Morgan | Lady Vice Captain