5 September 2023

Hello to you all,
I cannot believe that I am halfway through my captaincy, how time is flying. Thank you, my ladies, for being so supportive; I am thoroughly enjoying it! However, this week we are having so many issues with the App – I am permanently adding players manually to golf directo – please, please get it sorted soon IT department!!! Good job I am patient……
On Tuesday, 16 of us went up to La Cala, near Mijas, for an away day as the Old course was closed for maintenance. It was such a fun afternoon, starting with an hour at Calanova in the shop – what an Aladdin’s cave that is – well worth the trip! We played the America course and had a meal afterwards – well done to all that came, especially Russ & Renee, who won the vino!. We will have another away day in the new year, possibly Benalup, Sherry Golf or Montecastillo – watch this space.


8 Ladies played a 4 ball better ball on the new course – it was a draw. Thank you Pip for
organising the ladies.
It was amazing to see the blue moon on Thursday night – the next one is 2036 evidently. Sorry didn’t get a photo.
During the day, Nicky organised 12 ladies back on the Old course with a sprinkling
of sand on the greens and fairways, which did not cause any major issues.
1st – Amanda Holt – 35 points
2nd – Anne Middlehurst – 34 points
3rd – Pip Vincent – 33 points
There were no birdies.
On Friday, 5 groups of 4 ladies played
having spent an hour with Christina Gomez-Cano on the floor in the Eddie Pollard room! She was brilliant – telling us how, as women, we should think about our bodies and prepare for golf with a series of exercises and then the cool down after the game.
We all enjoyed the session and I am hoping to organise for her to come on a regular basis to continue with ‘Modern Golf for Women’. I know, in this gender-neutral world, that is becoming more prevalent, we should not be focusing on just us but I for one know that we play differently to men and have different strengths (& weaknesses) to the male gender. I apologise to anyone that does not agree.
The 9 & wine afterwards was a great success – we will be having another before my demise!
1st – Helen Seamer, Jules Hale, Tracey Rogers & Malene Bjorlow – net 26.75
2nd – Linda Fletcher, Andrea Myers, Renee Williams & Christina – net 29.65
3rd – Anne Middlehurst, Pip Vincent, Tina Ducker & Bobby Jons – net 30
4th – Svetlana Friedl, Leni Van Berlo, Agi Savitz & Sharon Andersson – net 30.75
5th – Debbie Richards, Susie Lilley, Liz Griffiths & Davida Whimster – net 35.9
Some were a little confused about the rules – but the majority liked the step a-side Texas format.


On Saturday morning, nursing a few hang overs, there was a mixed extra federated for the brave. All things considered, I played really well , but vow to have non- alcoholic week this week to give the liver a rest before next week!
1st – Anne Middlehurst – 39 points – truly back on form! Plus nearest the pin on 12.
2nd – Iqbal Dharamsi – 36 points
3rd – Linda Fletcher – 35 points
4th – John Hunter – 34 points 


September... (tee off after men)


On Tuesday 19th, 5 Ladies from St Georges Hill will be joining us; so let us make them welcome and then they will invite us back to theirs!!
Nicky Triay has been in Marrakech this weekend for a few days with her husband,
Pelu – I hope she enjoys it – I can’t wait to hear her thoughts on this marvellous city – I love Marrakech!
Keep well everyone – I am on tour next week to the Algarve so I will appoint a deputy!
Linda xxx


Rules reminder:

You can take a provisional anywhere, if you think your ball will not be found or out of bounds. However, if you find the first ball and it is in bounds, this must be played. 

Greensomes for next Saturday 9th – teams of 2

• Both players drive on each hole
• choose best drive (no limit of drives per player)
• The partner whose tee shot was not selected then plays the next stroke and each subsequent
stroke is made alternately between the 2 players on that hole.
• The stableford score is recorded on each hole
• Shots – 60% of lowest handicap player + 40% of highest (100% as base)


Course Works this week:

• All Bermuda will be treated on Wednesday & Thursday
• On Tuesday and Friday, the antegreens will be treated
• New course is shut on Monday for maintenance