OCTOBER 2017 - LADY CAPTAINS REPORT
A great start to the month as our 2 ladies who qualified to the national final of UKPCC played at Eden course, St. Andrews Golf Club on 1st Oct have achieved excellent results. Violeta Laraya (Division 1) with 2 others have scored 33 pts but lost out on count back for a runner up finish. Catherine Hamilton-Plant (Division 2), however have won on count back for runner up with 37 pts. Congratulations to our both ladies for flying our club’s name high in the Highlands
Medal was played with dreadful green conditions. Division 1 winner was Katherine Yoon with nett 73 and runner up was Lin Lee with nett 74 on count back from Cheng Loo. New winners have emerged from Division 2 . Birgit Burn won with nett 78 and runner up Flora Giam closed in with nett 79 .
10 pairs of ladies competed in the Daily Mail Foursomes qualifying round. The winning pair was Sunday ladies Sian Whitbread and Gill Mannion with 34 pts and runner up pair was Sally Jee-Yap and Wendy Barr with 32 pts.
Hawtree Cup final was played Sunday 15th and Thursday 19th by 9 ladies who qualify. Everyone has equally tough conditions to play with but the best putter deserve to win the 2017 Cup. Gill Mannion who had an amazing feel for the sandy greens has emerged the winner with nett 73 and Judi Walshingham who had a good comeback with nett 78 was the runner up. No other ladies scored under nett 80! Well done ladies.
Conditions weren’t ideal on Sunday and Thursday stableford competition. Ladies had to battle with gusting wind, dense fog and rain. The course conditions didn’t help either and so the competition was played non qualifying . The winner with 35 pts was Sian Whitbread and the runner Up was Lai Lai King with 34 pts. Committee Salver was also played non qualifying on the same day. 6 committee ladies competed and Diana Wallace was the winner of the Salver with 30 pts.
Club intersection match finally took place on the last day of October and for the first time a team of 8 senior ladies was included. 4 teams comprising of men, ladies, senior and non senior, competed in a format of best 4 stableford points to count from each team of 8 players and all our 16 ladies truly played their hearts out . It wasn’t a Halloween scare but the senior men were obviously scared away by our gusty ladies and have missed by 1 point to the non senior forever young ladies who won with total points of 134. Well done to all the ladies on both teams (Sally, Cheng, Diana, Judi, Wendy, Li, Krystyna, Mair, Anne Mc, Lin, Flora, Birgit, Sara, Jessie, Linda and Ann G). Congratulations to the winning team. This win is for all the ladies of Haste Hill.
SEPTEMBER 2017 - LADY CAPTAINS REPORT
Autumn started with our Away Day at Huntswood Golf Club. 17 ladies showed up despite the forecast of gloomy weather. A new scoring format was introduced for a team of 3, requiring every member to play for the points! A fun day ended with a nice warm lunch and a day thoroughly enjoyed by all!
This month’s medal was held in conjunction with Bob Wilkie Cup for ladies with handicap 33-36. Course conditions were becoming winter like and unfortunately winter rules were not in play as yet. The winner of Medal was Diana Wallace with nett 73 on count back with Gill Mannion. We have a new champion for Bob Wilkie Cup, Anjum Zaiadi with 29 pts and runner up Pam O’Shea with 27 pts.
Ladies were in their flip flops after their round of golf on 21st Sept in fond memory of Terry O’ Neil.
It was how Terry would have done each time. The Cup was played in great spirit as most ladies walked down the course with memories of how Terry used to play her golf . It was competed in 2 divisions . The winner of division 1 was Violeta Laraya with a blessed score of 38 pts and runner Up was Wendy Barr with 31 pts. Division 2 was won by Pam O’ Shea with 31 pts followed very closely with 30 pts by runner up Anne McConnell winning on count back with Flora Giam.
The last competition for the month was in support of Breakthrough Breast Cancer stableford play. It was a heartbreaking sight of the greens with hollow tining and overnight rain. Course and green conditions were tough playing. Division 1 Winner and runner Up were Sally Jee-Yap and Sian Whitbread with 34 pts and 32 pts respectively. Anne McConnell with 28 pts was the winner for Division 2 with runner Up Lai Lai King on 27 pts.
The final friendly match of the year didn’t finish well at Pinner Hill as our team of ladies lost all their matches. A courageous effort by Gill, Sian, Anjum Wendy, Pam O, Anne And Beryl.
AUGUST 2017 - LADY CAPTAIN'S REPORT
Mixed Grigsby Plate was played on 1st August with winning score of 38 pts. Dave Digweed & Wendy Barr lost on count back to Bob Taylor & Lin Lee. It was close!
A windy day on Thursday 3rd when Walker Cup Foursomes was played. Sally Jee-Yap & Wendy Barr were the winners with 33 pts and Sunday ladies Gill Mannion and Sheila Smith were runner up pairs with 27 pts on count back from Anne McConnell & Birgit Burn and Diana Wallace & Cheng Loo.
We finally managed to complete our friendly match with Sudbury Golf cLub on Friday 4th as last year was washed out with pouring rain! It wasn’t easy but team Sally, Katherine, Judy, Wendy, Judi, Gill, Lin and Flora have won 2 ½ - 1 ½ . Well done to the ladies.
Rain have flooded the bunkers and they were declared unplayable for Medal which was played on 10th. Wet conditions were tough going which was further hampered by the thick and luscious rough. Runner Up was Gill Mannion with nett 77 but amazingly Cheng Loo returned with an unbelievable winning score of nett 65!
57 golfers went out early on a cloudy Thursday morning 17th August to play mixed Greensomes fun competition in support of Captain’s charity , Action for Children. Our ladies were paired with either their spouses, or our senior men from Haste Hill and friends of Captain. By the time golfers turned around at halfway house for delicious cakes and snacks, the sun was shining beautifully. Another 13 more came and joined in the afternoon BBQ. Various sponsored items were put on sales to raise funds for charity. Tyler Nicholson, fund raiser of Action for Children, has joined in the afternoon for a quick insight talk on the works they do. It has definitely made an impact and raised awareness for children in need. The Greensomes format was enjoyed by all and returned scores were all very close. Violeta Laraya and Stanley Yap were in third place with 39 pts. Both runner up pair and winning pair had 41 pts but it was Maureen Sills and Jitu Jadeja winning on count back, with Pam Reynolds and Ziggy Yousaf in second place. Nearest to the pin for ladies was Parvaneh Weston and for men was Dave Hill. Best front nine pair went to Mair Bird and John Ngyou , and best back nine pair were Li OiKam and Stephen Ooi. It was a day thoroughly enjoyed by all. Donations continued to pour in even after the charity day. The final count of funds raised for that day was £1036.84 . A heartfelt thank you to each and everyone for a successful fund raising day!
A friendly match was played away at Northwood on Monday 21st, and the match was won 3-1. Well done to all the ladies (Diana, Katherine, Sally, Anne Mc, Cheng , Li, Gill & Maggie).
Usher Sisters Cup is historically a stroke play competition as the sisters never liked stableford. A good number of ladies competed despite the bank holiday weekend ahead. Gill Mannion with nett 68 was the winner, and runner up Sally Jee-Yap won on count back with Pam Reynolds on nett 72.
4 ladies who played their very best in their Whitewebbs semifinal away match on Saturday 26th against a strong team Easthampstead, have narrowly missed by 1 point to go into the final! An excellent effort by the entire team Diana, Cheng, Sian, Catherine , and Gill. Well done ladies!
The summer competition ended with Hillary Cup which was played in 2 divisions on 27th & 31st and the winner and runner up for division 1 were Wendy Barr with 36 pts and Gill Mannion with 35 pts respectively. A joint 33 pts was returned in Division 2 with Pam O’ Shea winning on count back from Li OiKam . Overall winner for the Cup was Wendy Barr.
Pictures from Lady Captains - mixed greensomes Charity Day 2017
JULY 2017 - LADY CAPTAIN'S REPORT
It's not the best start to July as the second round Mixed Hawtree was played on the 2nd in Huntswood and our team has lost by 17 pts. Better luck next year.
Friendly match against Rickmansworth on the 5th was played at home and a disappointing error has resulted in a lost 1 ½ - 2 ½ .
Another close competition winning on count back for Grigsby Salver on 6th July. Both Li OiKam and Anne McConnell scored nett 71 in Division 2 and the winner was Li OiKam on count back. Winner in Division 1 was Katherine Yoon nett 68 and runner up was Diana Wallace nett 69 on count back with Violeta Laraya.
6 of our ladies played Captain's Day on 8th July hosted by Paul Dimmer. Sadly Diana Wallace was runner up on count back with 35 points and the winner was a guest participant.
A good score from Medal winner Gill Mannion with a nett 69 and count back runner up Judith Boyd nett 72 with Katherine Yoon and Jessie Ngyou. 31 & over stableford competition played in May, June and July completed this month with best Overall Winner Nilla Shah total points of 99 and runner up Mair Bird with total points of 92.
This year’s Truman Cup was played at Ruislip Golf Club on 14th July. 6 ladies (Sally, Katherine, Lin, Gill, Bhavni and Anne Mc) have successfully defended the title and retained the Cup. Well played by the ladies.
The last home scratch match against Grims Dyke was played on 15th July and it was a close 2-3 lost unfortunately .
An amazing home win by the whitewebbs ladies (Cheng, Diana,Sian & Catherine) against Easthampstead on 16th July and the ladies go through to the semi-final. Best of luck to the ladies for the next round.
12 couples have entered for the Mixed Grove Trophy which was finally played on 18th July. Winning pair was Sally Jee-Yap and Stanley Yap with 39 pts. Lin Lee and Bob Taylor was the runner up pair with a close 38 pts.
A new format of 26-34 handicap Stableford Trophy was introduced and played on 20th July. Despite the rain, the winner Li OiKam returned with a fantastic score of 39 pts and runner up Ann Gossington also scored a brilliant 36 pts.
The Spring Charity Eclectic ended in July. 18 ladies have entered and runner up is Sian Whitbread with nett 59 and the winner is Sally Jee-Yap with nett 55.5.
JUNE 2017 - LADY CAPTAIN'S REPORT
Official first day of summer celebrates Captain's Day on 1st June . Glorious sunshine perfect from Tee to Tea. 35 ladies showed up in their Team colours of Rainbow. The winning team was Yellow
with Cheng, Ann, Lin and Nisha with Best 3 scores of 105 pts. Division 2 Winner was Linda Howard with 36 pts and Ann Gossington was Runner Up with 33 pts. Wendy Barr came top in Division 1 with
38 pts and Runner Up Cheng Loo with 35 pts. Best Overall Winner Wendy Barr wins the Captain's Cup. (See pictures on the blog).
45 ladies including 5 of our friends came to lunch and we were all treated to a scrumptious meal accompanied by wines generously sponsored by friends of Captain. Raffle prizes kindly donated by various individuals have raised £275 and Chartridge Park Golf voucher for 4 was auctioned successfully at £68 to Wendy Barr. The day has also collected cash donations and the total day’s collection was close to £500! It was a perfect day thoroughly enjoyed by all. Thank you to everyone who came to support and generously donated to my charity, Action for Children.
4 ladies consisting of Diana, Cheng, Sian and Catherine played their first home Whitewebbs match against Huntswood. It's 4BBB Stableford format and Haste Hill ladies won by a very close margin of 4 points! Not an easy feat but fantastic win by our ladies!
We have very strong over 70 years old ladies amongst us who competed in our Golden Girls best front 9 on 15th June and Margaret Hindle has scored a winning 18 pts with Birgit Burn closing in with a runner up score of 17 pts. Salute to the girls! Well done. It goes to show age is only a number!
On 18th & 22nd June a total of 9 pairs have gone out to play PING 4BBB and burned the course with an amazing winning score of 44 pts by Mair Bird and Nilla Shah with runner up pairs Sally Jee-Yap and Violeta Laraya coming in very close with 43 pts. Top 50 clubs in England will go to the Grand Final and best of luck to the ladies.
Third scratch match was played away in Muswell Hill Golf Club on 25th June and sadly it was 4-1 lost but a great effort by Sally, Violeta, Diana, Cheng and Sian.
Friendly match against Aldenham was played at home on 26th June and it was a win 3-1. Well done to the ladies Diana, Cheng, Lin, Katherine ,Ann G , Anne Mc, Jessie and Carmel.
Jackie Taylor Salver and Rose Bowl ( for 33 handicap and above) was played on 25th & 28th June. Both competitions were tight as the winners have to be determined on count back. Katherine Yoon was the clear winner of Jackie Taylor at 36 pts and Maggie McCann was the runner up at 35 pts won on count back from Diana Wallace. Two ladies had 31 pts for the Rose Bowl and it was Anne McConnell who emerged the winner on count back from Beryl Herlihy. Congratulations to all the ladies.
MAY 2017 - LADY CAPTAIN'S REPORT
12 ladies participated in the Middlesex 5 Club qualifying round on 30th April and 4th May and was won by Cheng Loo with 38 pts. She qualifies to the Middlesex Final which will be played at Grims Dyke Golf Club on 5th July 2017. Best of luck to Cheng.
The first Away friendly match against Harrow was played on 5th May. Our ladies (Diana, Wendy , Krystyna, Anne McConnell, Bhavni, Jessie,Nisha, Nilla) halved 2 and lost 2.
There was a good turnout for May medal and the winner for Division 1 was Diana Wallace with nett 68 and runner up was Sally Jee-Yap with nett 70 on count back . Division 2 was won by Jessie Ngyou with nett 71 and Ann Gossington with nett 72. NTP in both Divisions was won by Lin Lee and Flora Giam. A new format of stableford play for handicap 31 and over was introduced. This new format will be played over May,June and July and a prize and a Cup will be given to the overall winner. It aims to give golfers of all levels to win a prize and a Cup. Mair Bird has come up top with 34 pts and Anne McConnell in second place with 32 pts.
Scratch match against Highgate was played at home on 13th May by Sally, Violeta, Cheng, Diana and Gill. Well played by all the ladies with a 3-2 win. Qualifying round to Coronation Foursomes was played Sunday 21st and Thursday 25th . A good number of 12 pairs have entered. It is a competitive format to play because no lady wants to let her partner down. The winning pair with plenty of experience playing together is Diana and Cheng with 40 pts and runner up pair is Elsa and Li with 38 pts. Well played ladies and good luck to the winning pair for the next round.
An amazing achievement from Diana Wallace who came up top in the EWGA South Regional qualifier played at Muswell Hill Golf Club on 31st May with a net score of 75 . She now goes through to the National Final of Bridgestone’s Chase Your Dream Trophy, run in partnership with England Golf. Best of luck to Diana on her final to be played in August at Woodall Spa, Lincolnshire
4 new ladies are joining and playing their 3 cards. This will bring our total golfing ladies to 55.
APRIL 2017 - LADY CAPTAIN'S REPORT
25 ladies headed out to Chartridge Park Golf for their spring outing on the 3rd of April. We were greeted with glorious sunshine and every lady identified themselves with their team flower. The true blood of African bird of paradise (Bhavni, Nisa, Wendy, Jessie, Carole T) were the winning team with runner-up Welrish daffodils (Diana, Mair, Maggie, Beryl H, Pam O). A day thoroughly enjoyed by all. Chartridge Golf have generously sponsored a 4 ball voucher which to be auctioned off on Captain's day. First friendly match was played with Northwood at home on the 8th. Haste Hill ladies (Diana,Cheng,Sally,Judi,Sian,Wendy,Carole T,Krystyna ) won 4-0.
April medal was played on Sunday 9th and Thursday 13th , winners are Kathleen Yoon(nett 67) and runner-up Judi Walshingham (nett 71) for Division 1 and Li Oikam (nett 69) and runner-up Jessie Ngyou (nett 71) for Division 2. Nearest to the pin was won by Maggie McCann and Margaret Hindle in Division 1 & 2 respectively. Overall winner of the April stableford was Li OiKam with an impressive 46 points and runner-up Wendy Barr with 38 points. No nearest to the pin for division 1 but division 2 was won by Li OiKam. There was a total of £60 donations to Captain's charity from friends of the Captain.
Haste Hill came in fourth in the Middlesex Eclectic which was played over the winter months from October 2016 to March 2017. Charity Eclectic has started in April and will run through summer to July. 20 cards are needed and winner of this Eclectic will have all proceeds to her named charity. 4 Ladies, namely Sally, Cheng, Diane and Gill, played in with the men in the Mixed Hawtree first round against Rickmansworth and won through to the next round.
MARCH 2017 - LADY CAPTAIN'S REPORT
On the 2nd,, a new fixture and format of fun game “Beat the Captain” was played. A good number of ladies shown up and had tremendous fun beating the Captain. Unfortunately Sunday ladies on the 5th did not get to play out the format due to rain.
The first monthly medal was played but was decided to be non-qualifying due to conditions of the course. There were 2 divisions : handicap 10-26 division 1 and handicap 27-36 division 2. Division 1 was won by Cheng Loo (nett 71)) with runner up Sian Whitbread (nett 75)) and Division 2 was won by Wendy Barr (nett 66) and runner up was Maureen B (nett 72) on count-back. A new NTP in 2 shots was introduced for handicap 30-36 on the 17th hole and was won by Maureen B. No winner for NTP on the 1st hole for Division 1.
Doris Scott stableford - First qualifying competition of the year which was played in 2 divisions for the first time. Winner in Division 1 was Gill Mannion (36 points) with Wendy Barr as runner up (34 points). Division 2 was won by Anne McConnell (29 points) and joint runner up Mair Bird and Jessie Ngyou (28 points) with Mair won on count-back. NTP went to Elsa Pawley on the 1st hole and Anne McConnell on the 17th hole in 2 shots. The day ended with freshly baked scones which everyone enjoyed. 5 clubs practice - Many ladies were gamed for 5 clubs fun practice and Linda Howard and Nisha Shah have scored an amazing 38 points and 35 points respectively.
Scratch Match - First match was played by Sally, Cheng, Diana , Sian and Gill at Enfield golf club and it was a close match but unfortunately the result was 4-1 loss. Mary Foster Bowl - 3 ladies played their last round yesterday at Haste Hill. Cheng, Diana and Sian played well coming in second in their group but unfortunately it wasn't enough to go through to the final round. There was however a happy ending as Sian scored a hole in one on the 17th hole! Congratulations Sian.
Buddy System - It was set up to assist 9 ladies whom the committee identified needed guidance on etiquette and basic rules of golf. Charity 7 day access Pass - It was awarded to Mr S Ooi who has bidded £595 of which all proceeds go to Captain's charity. Many thanks to Mr Ooi. A new llady, Oikam Li is doing her 3 cards and will be joining the ladies.
FEBRUARY 2017 - LADY CAPTAIN'S REPORT
On the 2nd, first committee meeting was held after Chinese New Year fun game to usher in the year of the Rooster. Almost every lady came in prosperous red and enjoyed a wonderful day finishing off with delicious cakes and snacks. The format was the team who came in with the most 8 points per hole win and the winning team was Margaret Hindle, Nisha Shah and June Dickins . The rest of February was just roll up fun .
Two new ladies have joined making a total of 49 members and 9 ladies on the Friends of
Haste Hill list.