End of year report from the Lady Captain, Maggie Townrow (18-01-2014)

In early December Out-going Ladies’ Captain Maggie Townrow presided over the last Ladies’ AGM and Presentation of 2013.

During her term of office Maggie held a very successful, highly enjoyable Ladies’ Day, which was attended by lady golfers from as far afield as Carmarthen and featured some highly competent waiters! Over £200 was raised for the Ladies’ Captain’s charity that day, and with generous donations from the Ladies’ section on Lady Captain’s Charity Day plus the unwanted ‘shrapnel’ kindly donated over the bar, Meurig Oncology Ward at Bronglais Hospital will receive a cheque for £330 at the end of the year.

The last Presentation of the year featured the great success on the course of two long-standing and loyal Lady Members – Ruth Morris and Kathleen Jenkins.

Ruth won the GUW Medal for the aggregate of 4 best medals; the Christmas Trail; the Rafa Cup; the GUW Medal 12; Lady Captain’s Day Out at Builth Wells and Meg Bowen Consistent Golfer award – which had been won by Maggie Townrow for the last three years: Maggie promises to get it back in 2014!

Kathleen won the annual knockout Challenge Cup, beating Ruth Morris in the final; she became Club Champion over 36 holes with a Gross 94, nett 76; won the RNLI Cup, GUW Medals 11 and 13, and the Pam Wheeler Trophy. She also will be on the Honours Board with the Best Gross of 89, taking it on the back 9 from next year’s Junior Captain and this year’s best Junior, Bryony James. Despite Kathleen and Ruth beating each other on more than one occasion this year, the two ladies Ruth remain good friends!

These two ladies didn’t have things all their own way – there were other ladies who played some winning golf!
Gwenda Evans won her first trophy – the Stableford Goblet – with 33 points; GUW Medal 9 was taken by Iris Richards with nett 70, but she lost Medal 10 on the back 9 to Sue Hurds. Iris consoled herself for that loss by winning the Bogey Cup with a score of 1 in very unpleasant weather, and by making two birdies in one round she also went on to snatch the Birdie Trophy from Ruth Morris.

Finally, it was a very pleasant duty for Lady Captain to be able to present the Red Dragon Brooch for the Best Nett of 66 to an unsuspecting and astonished Ruth Jones, whose name will now grace the Honours Board.

Maggie Townrow wishes to thank the Ladies’ Committee and all Lady Golfers for their great help and support throughout 2013, and hopes for more clement weather for golfers everywhere in 2014.

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