The Ladies’ Section has been extremely busy over the past few weeks meaning that the men folk have been forced to survive home alone!
Spare a thought for one poor husband (Brian!) who whisked his wife away to Spain, but couldn’t stop her keeping in touch daily on What’s App!! The Teams have been travelling across the length and breadth of the Country with mixed success and some have been knocked out of their tournaments. Still flying the Fleg for Lurgan are the Senior Foursomes, the Junior Cup and the under 19 Girls . We wish them well on their journeys and I’m sure that they would appreciate some support at their matches. Well done and thanks to all those who played on the teams- I hope that they enjoyed the experience and some are already talking about next year!
Loads of Cups were up for grabs this month and the Cummins family seem to have bagged them all!! Ulster Under 19 Champion, Maeve, won both the Carroll and the Menary cups, while mum, Fiona, won the Greer Cup- they are going to go through a lot of Silvo in that house!! All the cups were presented at the Prize giving on the evening of the Menary Cup- it was a lovely occasion and the prize table looked fabulous- the lanterns proved to be popular with all the lucky winners who included everybody except Lady Putt! The event was generously sponsored by Ann Moore, who looks after Lady Captain Joy’s lovely locks – in fact Ann and Joy, enjoyed the evening so much that they were the last to leave- it’s just as well that Ann doesn’t open on Wednesdays!!!!!
Some names seem to be cropping up again and again at our prize giving nights! Match and Handicap committee member, Susan McMorrow was exhausted after rushing home from work, playing eighteen holes and she hardly had a chance to sit down as her name was called out again and again! She’ll have to rest up for her big weekend away with Peter later this season! Fiona Rowan, Ursula Dummigan, Christine Maguire, Pat Hughes and of course, Irene McCusker and May Baxter are all having a great season. Indeed even an encounter with one of the Golf club’s mice at the tenth hole didn’t put May off her game in the Menary Cup- she still won her section. Incidentally-it hasn’t’ reached the Lurgan Mail yet, but May has been banned from playing at Ballybofey after the terrible poundings that she gave to her opponents on both legs of the Intermediate Cup second round!
No mention this month of Grizel and her Ping Rhapsody Clubs- She’s blaming the old putter that she has had for years- perhaps she will go to Peter to complete the set! Also Sheena McStay had a very relaxed evening at Prize night- the big bag wasn’t needed- maybe she’ still hasn’t recovered for her restful few days at the Donegal Classic!
The new to golf Ladies had a super ending to their eight week set of lessons- The are a very enthusiastic bunch and enjoyed a combined team three hole and putting competition- all organised by Zoe. Kathryn Stevenson won the putting competition- she obviously inherited those genes from her mum ( definitely not her dad!!).
The Ladies Section lost two of its older members recently- May Ewings and Madge McIlwaine both passed away in the last few weeks. They were both wonderful lady members and are very fondly remembered.
Finally Lady Putt wishes to apologise to lady members- especially those in the teaching profession, for her poor spelling and grammar!!! One former pedagogue used the opportunity of a long car journey to Ballybofey to re-educate her on some of her failings!!! Thanks Mrs M- hope I did better this time!!