Highlights of 2012.

                                                      

The club captain was David Moralee and the Lady Captain was Mrs Cynthia Devine.  Both are to be commended  for their contribution to making 2012 such a special and successful yr.

During the previous year we raised funds for special events in the centenary year 2012.  Below are some of the items  this money has been used for so far.

We funded extra shrubs for the 6th hole which wedesignated our signature hole.

A seat was purchased which was placed at the side of the third tee box.

With funding from Main Management committe, Cynthia and Doreen refurbished the Committee Room

Cynthia and Doreen teamed  up with vets from the House committee, DaveCash, Tom Murray and Tom McAllion to repaint the whole of the clubhouse.

The Ladies Section purchased new curtains, curtain poles etc for the lounge area and this proved such a popular choice that the Club Management committee decided to purchase curtains and poles for the bar area as well.

Each lady member was given a gift of a leather score holder.

Each lady member was allowed a subsidy of £10 towards the purchase of a club sweater or slipover.

 Golf Break -   We organised a two night golf break to Cave Castle Golf course for early/mid September. Cost is £199 for two nights - unlimited golf - Bed, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Use of the hotel leisure facilities which include gym, spa etc. If you are interested please put your name on the list in the locker room. The date is Friday night 28th Sept and Sat  night 29th Sept.

Centenary competitions

Lady Captain V Vice-Captain match

This is traditionally the first game of the season and was played on Sunday March 25th 2012.  We played for the Shiela Wilson Trophy which  was named  after  one of our very popular former  members, ex stewardess of Heworth Golf Club,the late Mrs. Shiela Wilson.

The event was well supported and the sun shone at it's Centenary best to get us off to a good start.

Captain Cynthia supplied us with our sweeties and drinks and this special match was played in our usual "friendly matchplay" style which resulted in a draw

Lets hope that the competitions during the rest of the season are blessed with the same sort of good weather as this one was.

 

News from the Competitions
Easter Sunday Texas Scramble - Sunday April 8th 2012

Because this was Easter Sunday no official competition had been organised because it was felt that many ladies would spend the day with families and would not want to play. However there were 15 ladies who came along and we held a "fun" Texas Scramble with prizes courtesy of Lady Captain Cynthia.  The winners with a score of  gross 80 less 6.8 handicap 73.2 net  were Jaqui Wade, Cynthia Devine and Doreen Nesbitt.

 Annual match Heworth Durham Ladies' Section Versus Heworth York Ladies' Section

This was held on Wednesday 16th May 2012 and it was appropriate in our centenary year that it was Heworth Durham's Ladies' Section  turn to host the match.  For the first time the visit was a combined one with the men of Heworth York so it was a very lively event with plenty of friendly banter. The format was four ball better ball and  it was a shot gun start to  allow all the players to finish at roughly the same time (in theory) and to come into the club house together to partake of a particularly  inviting buffet provide by our caterer Jeanette.

Heworth York presented a special Centenary bowl  to Heworth Durham to commemorate our centenary year.

  

The Captain of Heworth York presents the commemorative bowl to Vice-Captain of Heworth Durham, Colin Loader.

The Lady Captain of Heworth York, Mrs Carole Wright, presents the  Salver to the winners of the ladies' match Lady Captain of Heworth  Durham, Mrs Cynthia Devine.

The match  was conducted  with  the usual friendly rivalry and everyone had a most enjoyable day. The Ladies of Heworth York were presented with a bottle of wine each so they could  drink the health of Heworth Durham in this our special year.

        

The ladies of both clubs join together after a day of good golf, good crack, good hospitality and  a day which continues to be a highlight of the

golfing calendar year after year. Long may it continue.

CENTENARY WEEKEND   FRIDAY JUNE 15TH TO SUNDAY JUNE 17TH 2012

This whole weekend was the  centre  piece of our centenary celebrations. The marquee was the focal point of the social  activities and that was brilliant  because it enabled more people  to attend  the functions than we could have coped with  in the clubhouse.

Unfortunately the weather was a disappointment and  rain accumulated on the course and  meant that some of the activites had to be curtailed.

On Friday we held a 9 hole competition played in Edwardian costume and with hickory clubs.  There was a short presentation  in the clubhouse first by the gentleman whose business was the hire of the clubs  and  that was both interesting and informative.  All the members who took part, both ladies and gentlemen, have to be commended for their  efforts with the costumes ( photos to follow). They were brilliant. Afterwards there was a buffet provided by the caterer Jeanette and then the evening entertainment  featured  Fashion Fever.

Saturday the Men's Centenary Cup was held and even though the greens held up the course was very wet. The Centenary Cups for both the gents and the ladies were very kindly provided by the sponsers Phoenix Steel.

Unfortunately the course had to be closed on Sunday so the ladies  Centenary Cup was postponed to a later date. A Family fun day was planned for  Sunday, part of which was a 9 hole competition with two golfers and a non-golfer, but that competition was cancelled due to course

closure.  However the rest of the Family Fun day activites went ahead and  it was a great day for the kids with the bouncy castle, face painting etc etc.

All in all it was a great weekend and although the weather was not kind it did not dampen the spirits of the members who took part.

David Cash - Bill Adamson - Tom Murray - Tom Mc Allion 

Mrs Terry Loader - Mrs Cynthis Devine ( lady Captain 2012) -Mrs Betty Lyons  - Mrs Bernie Craig

Mrs Val Chambers - Mrs Fiona Blackwood - Mrs Liz McKenzie- Mrs Vera Brown - Mrs Pat Tatters

Mrs Janet Ross - Mrs Doreen Nesbitt - Mrs Jean Murray - Mrs Steph Chamberlin

Mrs Pat Dunn- Mrs Judy Robson - Mrs Joan Neale - Mrs Pat Mc Meekin

Mr Andy Stevenson Competition Sec -winners of ladies competition Mrs Janet Ross and Mrs Doreen Nesbitt -Club Captain David Moralee

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July 12th 2012- Lady Captain's away day to Warkworth
Great choice of venue for a day away. Most of the ladies travelled by coach funded by the Ladies Section centenary fund. Warkworth is only 9 holes but they are very testing ones and  suitable for ladies of all ages apart from the 3rd where a set of crampons would have come in handy.

The welcome from the steward and his staff could not have been warmer and the catering was excellent.  A very enjoyable  day  out and well worth a visit for anyopne considering a days golf.  The only problem we had was that because of the terrain (3rd hole) there are no buggies on the course so some of the ladies could only manage 9 holes.

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July 21st and 22nd 2012 - Ladies Club and Handicap Championships

We now hold these  championships over the same weekend as the men. The weather was okay on Saturday but on Sunday there were gale force winds which sent the scores up.  The course is playing so long and hard and that was reflected in the scores.

The winner of the Club Championship with a gross 82 + 86 = 168 over 2 days was Janet Ross.

Winner of the Silver Handicap championship  with nett  77 + 80 = 157 was Margaret Tindale

Winner of the Bronze Handicap champs with nett  87 + 90  = 177 was Mrs Terry Loader

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Sunday September 9th Lady Captain's Day

The sun has got its hat on             Hip hip hip hooray

The sun has got its hat on and we're playing golf today!!!!!!!

For the third time of asking Cynthia finally got her Captain's Day played after being called off  due to torrential storms on both previous dates.

The lucky ladies who won various  prizes  from a superb table of RADLEY products  were -

Best Nett with 71 nett  Judith Hudson  -  Best Gross with 77 gross  Faye Sanderson

2nd nett with 73 nett (over back 9) Jacquie Wade  - 3rd nett with 73 nett   Pat Mc Meekin

4th nett with 75 (over back 9)  Janet Ross.

It was a lovely day, all the better for having waited so long for it.  The ladies say "Thank You" to Cynthia for the strawberries and

Bucks Fizz which went down a treat  as an added extra at the top of the eleventh.

The Lady Captain thanks all the ladies for the  presents and cards she received on this her special day in what has been a very special centenary year for herself and  the club.

 

 

Vice Captain Lynn Errington (left) Lady Captain Cynthia Devine (right) with

A very special lady , Mrs Jean Murray, eighty years plus and still a competitor in all our competitions and  best score (77 nett) in the over 60 category.

 

Altogether a very good year and a special thank you to all those members who worked so hard to achieve that and to the members who entered into the spirit by sourcing  costumes to fit the occasion.