Welcome to the Ladies’ section of Marlborough Golf Club.
At Marlborough Golf Club we ladies are proud of our friendly atmosphere. We welcome new members, and have a thriving ladies’ section, with regular competitions. We know that everyone’s needs differ when it comes to playing golf; some enjoy playing in competitions while others prefer social golf; some ladies work and can only play on weekends or evenings; and we have beginners who are keen to get their handicaps. The ladies’ committee work hard to try and accommodate these differing requirements. We offer weekday and weekend competitions, and regular nine hole qualifying competitions as well. We also have a number of drawn competitions, where we mix up different handicaps, so that higher and lower handicaps can all play together.
Lady Captain’s Update
26th September 2017
Lady Captain’s Update – September 2017
I have a few matters that I would like to bring to your attention.
Knockouts and Eclectics - The Summer Knockouts have now all been finalised – congratulations to all winners.
The Summer Eclectic is due to finish on the 30th September so if you have not yet completed all of your entries you have just a few days to do so.
The Winter Knockouts and Winter Eclectic will start in October. We are going to trial a Winter 9 hole stableford in addition to the 18 hole stableford for those who prefer just to play 9 holes in the colder months. You will be able to put in up to 8 cards – best 5 out of 8 to count.
The sign-up sheets are in the Pro Shop. Please sign up for the knockouts by the 7th October. The Stablefords and Eclectic can be entered at any time during the course of the competition.
Other Competitions - We have the Hart Trophy (also known as “the Divorce Cup”) which is for married couples or partners on the 15th October. The sign-up sheet is on the main notice board if you would like to play in this.
The Rowlands Trophy is on Friday 27th October 2017. It is a 4BBB Stableford played in drawn pairs - one lady and one senior - with a one course lunch after the game. The sign-up sheet for this is on the Ladies notice board if you would like to play.
Proposed Merger of the Wiltshire Ladies County Golf Association and Wiltshire Men’s Golf Union
As some of you may be aware we currently have separate Ladies and Men’s Golf organisations in Wiltshire. Over the past 18 months there have been talks and discussions between WLCGA, WCGU and England Golf concerning the possibility of merging our two organisations to form one body for the governance of golf in Wiltshire.
After initial discussions, both Executive Committees voted unanimously to move towards a merger.
At County Cup Day, which was held at Bowood Golf Club in August, there was a presentation from an England Golf official on the benefits of merger and incorporation. This was followed by an update from Carol Main and Scott Talbert regarding the progress of the anticipated amalgamation between the two Wiltshire bodies.
At the end of the meeting, representatives from the men’s and ladies’ sections of each of the 21 Wiltshire Clubs present voted unanimously for the merger to take place, a decision that will go forward for ratification at the two AGMs in November.
I will put a copy of some notes from this meeting on the notice board in the Ladies Changing Room for your information. This sets out the proposals, the suggested benefits, concerns and details of the proposed structure.
We will be sent a copy of the new Articles and Rules of the proposed Association shortly together with a note of the date of the AGM in November and these too will be made available in the Ladies Changing Room for you to read.
All lady members of Marlborough Golf Club are also members of the Wiltshire Ladies Golf Union and any who attend the AGM will be entitled to vote on this proposal.
If you have any questions about this please do let me know – I may not know the answer but will do my best to try and get an answer if possible.
Let’s hope for some lovely Autumn Days in the next few weeks. Happy golfing.
CAPTAINS DRIVE IN
Alex Jewell (Juniors), Mike Paines (Seniors), Patrick Shaw (Club) and Sue Lyons (Ladies)
The club competes in county knockout, inter club, competitions, and Wiltshire league matches, fielding three league teams. We also have a High Silver League team, which competes against clubs in Hampshire, Berkshire and Wiltshire (for all latest league match results click here ); as well as friendly games and mixed friendlies against other local clubs.