Weren’t we lucky! After weeks of dry weather we had another lovely warm sunny day on Monday for the Spring Meeting at West Herts, quite unlike the following day when we had a downpour of biblical proportions in the middle of our Spring Meeting at home on the Tuesday!
A 9.40 start on a Monday at West Herts is less than ideal, and certainly led to some exciting adventures. Some players taking a slight detour via parts of London, some a circular tour of Watford and some having spent as long in the car as it would have taken to fly to Spain!
My apologies to those of you who had such an early start but the original plan for a 12.30 tee had to be changed when 112 ladies sign up to play. West Herts Golf Club responded brilliantly and offered us a four tee start to enable all to be accommodated, so my sincere thanks on behalf of all of us go to the staff and the members for what must have been significant disruption to their plans.
My personal thanks also to my long-standing friend Ruth Brown, a West Herts member, who enlisted the help of a number of other club members as starters, at the registration desk and at the halfway house.
The course was presented in excellent condition with some excellent scores posted. We enjoyed a lovely buffet meal, although the early start and long day must have created real appetites and my apologies to those of you at the end of the field if your choice was a little more limited.
Through the raffle we raised a total of £328 for Macmillan Cancer Support so thank you to all of you who bought tickets.
I have received lots of compliments about the day and the consensus appeared to be that the changes we have made to the running of the day were welcomed. We are committed to trying different approaches to keep your society relevant to the members so I would be interested to hear comments from anyone.
I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at our Summer Meeting on Monday 4th July at Letchworth.
Spring Meeting May 9th 2022 held at West Herts Golf Club
Winners of the Brookmans Bowl
Jackie Lagergren, Ann Spencer, Jan Burrows and Sheila Bowden all from Hadley Wood Golf Club
N/P 9th (20 & above) Brickenden Grange Alison Ellis
N/P 16th (19 and below) Verulam Mo Rowe
Best Back 9 Verulam Chris Campbell 53 pts
Verulam Mo Rowe
Verulam Sarah Staines
Verulam Ann Havard
Best Front 9 Essenden Georgina Horay 68 pts
Essenden Jane Simpson
E Herts Lynn Dundas
E Herts Julie Button
4th Place Hertfordshire Suzanne Carey 115 pts
W Herts Doreen Stonebridge
Hadley Wood Susan Barnes
Hadley Wood Sue Summers
3rd Place W Herts Carolyn Andrews 117 pts c/b (52 on back 9)
W Herts Teresa Wright
W Herts Teresa Bovington
W Herts Shirley Hoggarth
2nd Place Brickenden Shelagh Wilson 117pts c/b (55 on back 9)
Brickenden Anita Marques
Brickenden Alison Ellis
Brickenden Dee Martin
Winners Hadley Wood Jackie Lagergren 119pts
Hadley Wood Ann Spencer
Hadley Wood Jan Burrows
Hadley Wood Shelia Bowden