We are still following the Roadmap and are now in the penultimate phase. Hopefully, all restrictions will be lifted as planned on June 21st. We had planned to hold a Gin Tasting event on the 12thJune, but current restrictions would not allow this to continue. I hope this will be the last Social Event we lose.
I would like to sincerely thank everyone who has bought squares on the 250 Board in the Pro shop, there are only a few left. This has boosted our Charity fundraising. Once full it will be replaced by the Captains Drive-In Board.
The Martin Bull Memorial Texas Scramble was held on Early May Bank Holiday, although the weather was more like November. I would like to thank everyone who attended and battled through to the end. I had hoped to thank everyone on the day, but understandably most had one drink and then escaped to a hot bath. There were some fine scores returned and exceptional golf played. I hope for better weather on the Spring Bank Holiday when we play the Brads Smash-it Texas Scramble. There are still a few slots left, booking is trough HDID.
July is fast approaching, which means that Open Week is just around the corner, Competitions start on the 11th July. This Club event is always extremely popular, and this year is no exception. On most days there are only a few Tee times available. Throughout the week we will be running a raffle, which will have some super prizes, to be announced in my next Blog. The culmination of Open Week is the Captains Evening which is held on the Saturday evening. This will be our first Social Event of the year ! The evening will begin with a buffet, followed by a disco. Then the Live Band will perform the first of two sets, a short break followed by the final set until midnight. This event will be promoted in Captains Corner, throughout the Clubhouse, and on the notice boards. So please look out for the Posters. Tickets can be purchased from behind the bar, this is a ticket only event.
I hope to see you all there to celebrate our return to near normality.
Stay safe & well,
Well, that was a very wet May we had to contend with and as usual the rain does seem to visit Wedmore on a Thursday when the Ladies are playing golf. I have to say what a hardy lot we are as there was one particular Thursday when we all got completely soaked, but even so every Lady finished her round. Now there’s commitment, probably due to the fact that we’re just so pleased to be able to play golf again after Lockdown.
I must begin by letting you know the Ladies managed to beat the Senior Men for the first time since 2016 and are now the proud holders of The Friendly Bowl. I’m sure next year when we play it again, the Seniors will be very keen to win it back. On the 20th of June, with a shotgun start of 6:30am, the Ladies will be playing in a Triangular Match, against the Men and the Seniors, so I’m very much hoping the Ladies will come out on top again. Fingers crossed.
June has begun with sunshine which is great as we head into our busiest time of the year. The Ladies are involved in Friendly and League Matches, along with Alliance A and B team Matches. So, if you’re interested in joining Wedmore Golf Club, there are matches to play, whatever your Handicap Index.
As a Ladies Section we also play in some county matches, one being the Centenary Plate, we happily have already made it through to the next round. Another competition is the Rogers Cup, where 7 of our Ladies are matched against another Golf Clubs Ladies team of 7 and you both play at a neutral golf club, once again we have made it to the next round and very convincingly, 7 – 0. I’m sure you can imagine how proud of them we are.
Alongside all of this our Summer Knockouts continue to be played, as well as Mixed Friendlies and our normal Thursday competitions. June will see us holding our Senior Ladies Open, where teams from all around the area along with Wedmore Ladies, will play in a 3 Ball Bowmaker Competition. On top of that we have our Senior Ladies Away Day, this year it’s on June 14th at Tall Pines, we missed this outing last year so we’re very pleased and excited about being able to play.
July is a particularly busy month, with the Senior Championship being held on the 1st of July and the Ladies 36 Hole Championship on the 8th of July. Following these competitions, on the 8th of July, we hold a presentation evening including a meal to celebrate and congratulate our winners, this will be the first time we have been able to do this for roughly 18 months, I feel it will be a great evening, we have so much to catch up on.
Following our Ladies Championships we have the Club’s Open Week, always a very busy time. From Sunday the 11th of July until Saturday the 17th of July, the Club holds a different Competition each day and Visitors are welcome to join in the Competitions. There’s always a wonderful friendly atmosphere around the Club that week, with a finale on the Saturday night, which includes a buffet, band and disco. Everyone is very welcome and tickets will be available soon, if you would like to join us.
Let’s hope the sunshine has eventually arrived, the roadmap continues to open things up and we can all enjoy our golf once again, in a safe environment of course.
Ann Dixon Ladies Captain