CAPTAIN'S REPORT OF 2016
First of all can I say how much I’ve enjoyed being Lady Captain not least because I’ve had an enormously helpful committee. We’ve worked as a team – thank you to you all. And a special mention to Carol for keeping us right with Agenda setting, minute taking, paperwork, signs + +. Di has worked tirelessly in first of all setting up the golf fixture list, organising competitions, closing competitions, checking on winners, cups ..... the list goes on and on. Janette, what can I say? Treasurer, soup lady, kitchen organiser and trainer, bar staff ........ etc, etc. Thank you Carol, Di and Janette.
Before the season kicked off coaching was arranged with Stewart Craig at Airth heavily subsidised by Clackmannanshire Sports Council - thanks to them and hopefully we will be successful in our bid again. Twelve Ladies attended and found it very useful with Stewart his usual positive self
Towards the end of the season in late August/September we had coaching with Gregor Abel on the course. This was under the auspices of 'Get Into Golf' – a scheme to encourage newcomers to the game. Three of the four newcomers have decided to join the club with one of those joining as an accompanying adult. New lady members joined a second group with Gregor to help improve skills.
Although the Opening Meet was on 26th March, golf had been played throughout the winter with eclectics and ringers encouraging us all to continue playing even when it was cold. Wednesday lunchtimes continued with or without golf but with soup – thanks Janette - which was lovely.
Our open competitions kicked off with a Tri-Am on 7th May. This was well attended and won by Tricia Chillas, Jacky Farrell and Shelagh Quinn from Stirling Golf Club.
The Open Greensome Stableford on 20th August was won by Janette and Margaret who scored 41 points – well done!
Our outing to Milnathort Golf Club on August 8th was great – good weather, fun golf in Texas scramble format played in teams of four followed by a very nice meal.
It rained heavily for the closing Meet on October 15th but we made do with inside games; putting, chipping down tube, snooker and a golf quiz followed by bubbly and nibbles.
Eclectics and ringers are now in operation for winter 2016/17
For the first time we ran a Seniors Open Greensome outwith the season on 3rd November and had 21 entries – pretty good for a first time. And our greensome winning pair won again – Janette and Margaret! Well done.
A final thank you to you – for being such a great bunch of ladies – supportive, caring, helpful and fun. So let’s applaud the Dollar Ladies golf members!
7th December, 2016