Ladies Welcome

Well it's here...2019.  A very special year.

Lady Captain and 60 year old.  I must admit it seems an eternity that I accepted the captaincy and waiting for the date of takeover.  I looked at the date, the 13th, oh no, unlucky for some, not me.

I'm extremely lucky and very proud to be your Lady Captain for 2019.  I would like to extend a very warm welcome to new and existing members and to visitors, I hope you enjoy your golfing experience on our great course and also afterwards at the 19th hole!

I'm looking forward to working with Club Captain, Al Grieves and Vice Captains Coral Earney and Kev O'Rourke.  Blankney has a thriving ladies section of some 90 ladies.  We have something for players of all standards.  I will endeavour to play with all ladies throughout my term, be it matches, away days, competition days or just if you fancy a game.  We play A, B and friendly matches against other clubs in the County, and this is a great way to play other courses and forge friendships along the way.  Thank you to 2019 A team Captain, Lynda Ramscar, B team Captain Janet Spencer-Knott and Friendlies Captain Yvonne Woodcock.  Our competition days are played on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays and rest assured there is something for everyone with all the fantastic competitions we have at Blankney.  Our course is a rolling parkland with some thinking to be done before you hit that next shot on some of our great holes with some tricky pin positions too boot.  We have wonderful wildlife and even a bad days golf can be cheered by seeing our famous Blankney Hares running across the fairways.  Our course is kept in immaculate condition by John Hart and his team who work tirelessly to keep us all playing our great course.  Our clubhouse provides a friendly and welcoming area for people to meet up and socialise.  We can now accommodate weddings, parties or just social gatherings, even if you are not golfers.  Our Club House Supervisor, Tracey Faulkner, is available to arrange events.  The hardworking catering team will be on hand to offer bar snacks, daily specials and homemade delights as well as our restaurant for more formal occasions.  Our Bar Manager, Sarah, and her team are also on hand to serve liquid refreshments.

I would like to thank everyone on my committee.  You all do such a fabulous job and you all make my job as Lady Captain to run so smoothly.  Our PGA Pro's Graham and Alec work tirelessly in the shop providing lessons, equipment advice and clothing to suit a variety of needs.  I would like to wish each and everyone of you an enjoyable and successful years golf.

Lets go play golf!

Jules Palmer

Lady Captain 2019