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My year as Lady Captain is well under way with the weather being reasonably kind for our weekly wednesday meetings and open competitions.

Our first trophy this year, the Crystal Vase was won by Bev Whorwood during April with a nett score of 74 points and Annie Wakeling won the Jubilee Cup with a score of 37 points both pictured below with the Ladies Captain.

The Isle of Wight Ladies Golf Association League Comp has now finished with Newport placed fourth which is a good result for us having such a small circle of players to call upon this year.  Bev Whorwood and Jackie Mouat entered the IWLGA Scratch Comp this year with strong opposition from all Island clubs.  Bev was knocked out in the semi-final by Debbie Skoludek finishing on the 18th hole.

The IWLGA Sibyl Bennett Trophy was this year played at Cowes.  The weather and course were wonderful and the trophy was won by me, Sandra Morey, with a score of 75 points.

Newport ladies played host to fifty three ladies from both the Island and mainland in our Open this year.  The weather was kind for the twenty four morning players but the afternoon saw torrential rain and it was decided to make the pm round nine holes.  The prizes were shared.  The overall winners from Sandown and Shanklin were Christine Smith, Jean Munds and Amanda Gould.

Below is a photograph of the many ladies from Wickham who enter our Open ever year.

Our Club Championship was played in July: Club Champion - best 36 hole Scratch winner Jackie Mouat 162, Rita Bull Trophy - Bronze division 36 hole Scratch winner Maureen Little 211,  St George's Salver - best 36 hole nett score  Jackie Mouat 150, St George's Plate -  best 18 hole nett score  Sue Porteous 71.  Group photo below of the Champions.

My Lady Captain's Day went well with twenty seven players competing in a Bowmaker.  The weather stayed fine all afternoon and the players enjoyed a three course meal cooked by Adam, our resident caterer. The winners of the competition were John Pevreall, Brian Lane and Trish Lane.

A field of fifty six players from all Island clubs competed in the annual Isle of Wight Senior Alliance Ludin Cup, this year held at Newport.  The competitors enjoyed glorious weather followed by an afternoon tea of sandwiches and scones prepared by resident chef Adam Taylor of ALT Catering.  The Ludin Cup was returned to Newport this year - a clean sweep by our members - first  John Twilley and Betty Buchanan 41 points, second John Norman and Val Mardell 39 points and third Barry Townsend and Sandra Morey 38 points. 

Newport Golf Club's Bailey Flitch competition this year to win a flitch of bacon was open this year to married and non-married couples.  The Greensome Stableford was contested by a dozen couples with Annie Wakeling and John Herbert winning with 43 points four points ahead of Jane and Peter Gray.  Sheila and Al Richard were third with 36 points.  The winners photograph is below.

Island golfers joined together to raise £3,940 for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice when Newport Golf Club hosted the annual Butterfly Trophies competition. Sixty four ladies took part with Fran Cole and Brenda Keyte from Sandown and Shanklin the winners with 40 points.  Simon Samuels, head of income generation received the cheque on behalf of EMH from the Ladies Captain, Sandra Morey.



The last fundraising game of my captaincy was for Breast Cancer and as usual the ladies were joined by the gents for a Texas Scramble.  A lovely day was had by all raising In excess of £230 for the charity.  Pictured below are the winners, John Twilley, Bev Whorwood and Sandra Morey, 2nd John Norman, Tricia Lane and Annie Wakeling and 3rd Jackie Mouat, Sheila James and Sheila Richard.


What have we here, an interloper amidst the ladies!


My final duty for 2016 was to forward the cheque of £1000.00 to the JDRF South Coast Office in Eastleigh.  The money raised over the year for my charity is to to help find a cure for Type 1 diabetes, a disease which can strike our children from birth and has to be monitored and treated daily during their lifetime.

It has been an enjoyable year, often hectic but appreciated by the ladies and it only leaves me to wish dear Betty a good year as Captain, yet again!