Welcome to Blankney Golf Club Ladies Section and as Ladies Captain for 2017 I look forward to seeing you on the course and in the clubhouse! I am very fortunate to have a great committee working with me to do our best to promote ladies golf at Blankney.
I am extremely proud to be the Captain of the Ladies Section. I have been a member at Blankney for sixteen years and have always enjoyed my golf both socially and competitively. We welcome new members, both experienced golfers, and those new to golf. I would be very happy to play a round with any new ladies to help you to become acquainted with the course, help you find your way around the clubhouse and show you the different opportunities the section provides. So please ask!
We are very fortunate as members to play such a wonderful course, maintained to a very high standard by John Hart and his team. The course is always in fabulous condition and provides many challenges for golfers at all levels. It’s always a good feeling to play it well, but if not there is always a lot of natural beauty to enjoy, from the many hares, pheasants and ducks to the occasional sighting of the ‘Blankney Owl’….just beautiful! I’m always stunned by the beauty of the course as it changes through the seasons and the many trees go through their different seasonal colours. So enjoy it, good golf or not!
We are a very busy ladies section, playing competitions throughout the year. We play the traditional golf competitions but also have regular team and fun competitions, encouraging people to enjoy golf and meet new people and make new friends. Our regular competitions are played on a Wednesday with our ‘majors’ being played at the weekends. We also have a very busy ‘working ladies’ group who play their alternate day competitions on a Saturday. So we do cater for all! It’s not all about competitive golf though, and we are hoping to introduce a social ‘roll up’ during the week to encourage new lady members to join us and enjoy golf away from the pressures of competition and the dreaded ‘card in hand’! We also play matches throughout the season, with two league teams, a scratch team and many friendly matches. They are all a great opportunity to play many of the courses around the county, both competitively and socially.
We are ably supported by the Pro shop team led by Graham, with Alec and Jess providing excellent coaching on and off the course and keeping our equipment and other golfing needs up to date.
The clubhouse is a great place for the social side of Blankney with many events happening over the year from the Christmas Draw, Burns supper, quizzes and the occasional game of bingo. These are always well supported and catered for by a very able team behind the bar and in the kitchen.
I look forward to a great 2017. Playing golf, enjoying meeting friends and making new ones! I look forward to you joining me!