On Monday 15th May 2023 69 ladies attended the Spring event at Elton Furze, this was an individual stableford competition with 4 divisions - Silver, Bronze Div 1, Bronze Div 2 and Senior (over 70), there was a trophy for the winner of each division and a trophy for the overall winner so a lot to play for.
The course was still wet in places following all the heavy rain we had had recently and was playing long especially as the rough was very dense and the carry, from tee to fairway, was long all of which favoured the long hitters, people with power and those at the top of their game. The day was windy and sunny but cool in the shade although it didn't rain until all were on the way home. Many ladies came into the clubhouse sure that their score would be bottom as it was poor only to find many people were in the same position, fortunately some people still played well which was very impressive (I did not!).
The overall winner was Oggie Wentworth, a home player, with an impressive 33 points - well done to her.
The main results are below:
Division 1 (Playing handicap up to 19)
1st place Captain’s Prize and Allebone Cup
Oggie Wentworth Elton Furze 33 points (on count back)
2nd Linda Sherry Northampton 33 points
3rd Pauline Hurley Elton Furze 33 points
4th Pat Silburn Oundle 32 points
Division 2 (Playing handicap 20 – 27)
1st place Phipps Cup
Maggie Davey Nene Park 30 points
2nd Helen Marriott Wellingborough 29 points
3rd Ellen Steel Wellingborough 28 points
Division 3 (Playing handicap 28 and above)
1st place Association Cup
Carole Cornforth Wellingborough 28 points
2nd Linda Smith Rushden 28
3rd Sue Pearson Rushden 26
1st Jane Ross Elton Furze 29 points
2nd Jane Houghton Rushden 29 points
3rd Jackie Butler Elton Furze 29 points
I would like to say a big thank you to Fee at Elton Furze for hosting this event and for her staff for the providing the lovely food and drinks. Also a big thank you to Liz and Sandy for hosting the reception desk and writing the cards, Mel for taking charge of the raffle and Kathryn for entering the scores on the WHS.