A crisp start to the day saw the course looking magnificent thanks to the ongoing efforts of Jim's team, with bunkers all raked and 'ship-shape'. The greens looked fantastic, but were a little slick for one or two visitors who reckon to have been playing on wet fluffy surfaces in comparison! Twenty three teams played, meaning only one or two gaps in the start sheet from 9am to 1.30pm. John Mellard and Mike Angus were our starters for the day, and Terry Harvey had organised a team of spotters at the 2nd and 13th holes.
The prizes of vouchers were distributed to
Winners - Morag Angus, Ann Saunders and Simi Kaur with 78 points
Second - Hilary Blake, Fay Goodenough and Tricia Sadiq with 77 points
Third - Ann Nash, Sam Smith and Rahima Rwenza Kindblom with 76 points
Nearest the Pin (set out by Pro, Stuart)
3rd - Angela Sharp for Bronze 1, and Nisha Tandon for Bronze 2
6th - Jenny Tomlinson for Bronze 2
Hidden holes (3rd, 4th, 5th & 15th) - Teresa Donnelly, Jill Symonds & Michelle Morrison from Kenilworth with 20 points on countback from Alison Seymour Mead, Liz Brown & Catherine Midgley, also Kenilworth.
Alison and Liz each scored a two to claim some golf balls. Their score of 75 saw them in 4th place, and I know the only bad thing they mentioned about the day was the 'ditch' ........the brook we all know and love!
Players enjoyed a special menu served by Pat and the team in the sunny clubhouse and out on the patio with table flowers expertly done by Doreen Green. Ladies were able to monitor the tightly packed leader board on the screen masterminded by Sue Fairer and Lady Chairman, Jane Cross, with a little help from Darren and our Lady Captain, Pat Mellard.
The raffle table was laden with prizes of wine, chocolates and golf balls, all donated by the Ladies and the £180 raised for the Brain Research Trust was neatly enveloped by Maureen Morris who had been busy selling the tickets.
All in all, a great day to showcase what Harborne Golf Club is all about, with many ladies planning to play in the next Open which is on Wednesday 28 September.
Many thanks to Kath Terry not only for doing the above report but for also organising the above event so well.