Ladies Report (2017) for AGM 2018
The annual quiz night was held on the 7th March, in addition to members and their guests, ladies from Oldmeldrum Golf Club attended. A great night was had by all and £306 was raised for club funds.
April was a busy month with the start of the playing season, 18 ladies headed to Drumoig for our annual weekend away, which was enjoyed by all. Many thanks to Amanda Farquhar for organising the event. The following weekend we held our annual coffee morning, this was extremely well attended. Thanks to the exhibitors on the day and to the Ythan Bakery for their generous discount on butteries and scones which enabled £417 to be raised for club funds.
The Ruby Milne Spring Tournament was held on the 7th May, the competition winners were Scratch Nicola Fraser, Silver Division Anne Bowman and Bronze Division Amanda Farquhar.
Joan Forbes and Amanda Farquhar won the Coronation Fours qualifier and progressed to the Regional Final held at Brechin Golf Club.
We also travelled to Turriff Golf Club on the 27th May for our annual outing, 16 ladies played none featured in the prizes but this did not detract from a great day.
The Ladies Ironside Open was held on 10th June a small entry of only 20 ladies took part; the winners were Silver Division Anne Bowman and Bronze Division Yvonne Carr. Many thanks to Moira Ironside for sponsoring this event.
The Championship Finals Day on 24th June saw Nicola Fraser win the McDonald Cup and Lorna Cockburn win the Margaret Morgan Trophy.
The Craighall Rosebowl final was played on 16th July this was won by Fiona Campbell.
The ND Testing 3 person Texas Scramble took place on 6th August the winners were Nicola Fraser, Anne Bowman & Fiona Campbell. This format was enjoyed by all who played and it is planned to repeat this next year. Our thanks go to Pat Fox for his continued support of the ladies section.
The 30th Pro Am proved highly successful and thanks to Colin Grant and his committee for organising the event. Nicola Fraser, Dot MacKinnon & Sandra Low played in the Club Ladies Team with another 2 ladies teams also competing. It was great day and thanks must also go to Moira Ironside, Valerie Campbell, Helen Cooper, Gail Crighton & Sarah Reid for their assistance with the raffle, photographs and other duties on the day.
Our Medal Final was played on 26th August the winners were Fiona Campbell in the Silver Division and Alison Ross in the Bronze Division.
Our Stableford Final was played on 10th September the winners were Nicola Fraser in the Silver Division and Eileen MacIntyre in the Bronze Division.
The final event of the year was the Ladies Christmas Dinner this took place on the 5th December, 66 ladies attended and a great night was had by all, a surplus of £230 was given to club funds.
The ladies section would like to thank Pat Fox for sponsoring the purchase of new team t shirts, and the club for buying new team slipovers, they are much appreciated and have been worn many times this year.
Bennachie League - Ellon ladies had a great year finishing in 3rd place. The Bennachie League Annual Dinner was held at Kemnay Golf Club on the 29th September where 6 Ellon ladies attended. Thanks to Dot Mackinnon and Helen Cooper for organising both home and away matches.
County Golf – Ellon remain in Division 1, this is a great achievement for the club as only 5 ladies are members of the County competing against Aberdeen Ladies, Murcar, Kemnay and Duff House. Nicola Fraser secured first place at the Ellon ALCGA meeting which raised £381 for club funds. A huge thanks must go to Joan Forbes who has served as Ellon Rep for the last 10 years, she has now stepped down and the County Members are extremely grateful for all her hard work over the years.
Robertson Cup – The final was played against Meldrum House at Duff House on the 24th September where the Ellon Ladies won 6-2, many thanks to the caddies and supporters who came along on the day. The previous home and away matches saw wins against Newburgh, Cruden Bay and Inverurie, there were 13 ladies who played in all the matches. This is an amazing achievement for the section.
Buchan Seniors - Thanks to Andrea Thomson our Ellon Rep. A few of our ladies have featured in the prizes out and about. Unfortunately the Ellon meeting had to be called off on the day due to the weather and the number of cancellations.
Vote of Thanks
A huge thank you must go to Shona Reid who stepped down as Ladies Captain and to the committee members Andrea Thomson and Gail Crighton who have also retired.
To my current committee for all their support since taking over as Captain.
Thanks to Bill Shepherd and the green-keeping staff for all their hard work during the year often working in very challenging conditions.
To Darrell and his staff in the kitchen and Martyn and the bar staff.
To Sandy Aird & Andrea Thomson in the Professional Shop.
To Sandra Brockie, Club Administrator for all the work she puts in behind the scenes and continual assistance to our section.
Rag Bag Collection – thanks must go to all members of the club for their continuing support of this fundraising venture, the total raised this year is £780.
Finally we acknowledge the passing of:-
Alma Wildgoose, past member for over 40 years, who served as Captain from 1997 to 1999.