We welcome all standards of players to join our Ladies’ Section whether you are a beginner or a more experienced player.
If you would like to join our Ladies’ Section or would like any further information about us then please contact one of the following
Ladies Section - 2013/14 Committee
Lady Captain - Sonja Castle; Vice Captain - Elaine Thorne; Secretary - Selina Hodgkins
Treasurer - Pat Durrant; Handicap Secretary - Elaine Barbour; Committee Members: Gillian Keenan;
Annie Hooper; Thelma Grinell-Moore; Rita Friend; Clare Busuttil;.
The Ladies’ Section meet on Tuesdays and Sundays for competitions as well as social golf.
On Tuesdays the Ladies meet at 8.45 am with the first tee at 9.10 am.
On Sundays the Ladies have a flexible arrangement for tee times according to the numbers and time preference of those playing.
Other competitions during the year include the Club Championship, Lady Captain’s Day, Lady Vice-Captain’s Day, Invitation Day, Memorial Day, Lady Captain’s Charity Competition, Senior Ladies Challenge Trophy, Mixed Betterball Trophy, Order of Merit, and Winter and Summer Eclectics.
The ladies run a 9 hole matchplay competition and a mixed 9 hole matchplay competiton during the summer. There is also an 18 hole knock-out matchplay competition at this time.
Some ladies meet informally on other days to play social golf.
The ladies may also join in other mixed competitions during the year such as Men’s Captain’s Day, Men’s Vice-Captain’s Day, Early Birds, BBQ Bowl, Men’s Captain’s Charity Day, Memorial Day, and Inauguration Day.
There are Ladies’ Friendly matches and Mixed Friendly matches against other clubs throughout the Spring and Summer months. This involves playing against 4 or 5 other clubs both home and away.
Cherwell Edge Ladies enter the Daily Mail Foursomes every year.
Cherwell Edge are also playing this year in the Cecil Leitch competition
Other Golf Events
November Fayre – This is a charity event to raise money for Katharine House Hospice, Near Banbury. It involves a 9 hole golf competition plus a variety of stalls such as cakes, plants, bric-a-brac, tombola and a large raffle. It is always well supported by about 100 ladies from surrounding clubs and last year we raised in the region of £2,700.
Ladies’ Open – This will be held on 17th August 2012 and is a popular event, last year being supported by 70 – 80 ladies. Please see the attached link for the application form. Click Here
The ladies organise coaching during the spring and summer months, which is run by our Professional, Jason Roberts Newman.
We normally have one morning, one evening and one weekend session every month between April and September. Each session lasts an hour.
This is followed by coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening so that everyone can socialise.
Newsletter May 2013
Congratulations to Lily Robinson who won the NLCGA Junior Spring Cup with 34 points. This was held on Sunday 14th April 2013 at Wellingborough Golf Club
Cecil Leitch County Competition
The first one of the season was a tough ‘Away’ match against the Ladies of our sister golf club, Silverstone. (Sunday 28th April) Result: Silverstone 5 - Cherwell 2.
Commiserations Cherwell Ladies.
Good luck to our Cecil Leitch team for the next match on Sat 11th at home to Rushden Golf Club.
More good luck wishes must go to .....
Clare Busuttil when she plays in
the Order of Merit at Hazlemere Golf Club, Northampton on Fri 3rd May.
The eight Ladies playing in the Brampton Heath Challenge
on Thursday May 16th
Forthcoming golfing events for May
Sun 5th Social 9 Hole
Tues 7th Medal
Fri 10th Ladies’ Friendly v Delapre (H)
Sat 11th Cecil Leitch v Rushden (H)
Sun 12th 9 Hole Stableford
Tues 14th Social 9 Hole
Sat 18th MEN’S VICE-CAPTAIN’S DAY 11:30am
Sun 19th 18 Hole Stableford
Tues 21st 18 Hole Stableford
Sun 26th Medal
Tues 28th Social 9 Hole Stableford
Jason has kindly offered to run coaching sessions for the ladies again. If you would like to join any of these sessions or have friends who may like to join in, then please let me know by email. Non-members may also attend these sessions.
Wed 8th May 6.-7pm (Coaching + Glass of Wine - £8.50)
Sat 18th May 2-3pm (Coaching only - £5.00)
Wed 29th May 10.30-11.30 am (Coaching+Coffee£7.50)
This month’s FEATURE
It was BREAKING NEWS in the June 2012 Newsletter when ENGLANDGOLF announced that the
England Golf - Handicap & Benefit Scheme was extended to Lady members.
This also provides all affilliated golf club members with online access to their handicap, an EG handicap card displaying your unique ID as well as a wide range of discounts, services and special offers.
The key principles in the operation of the system is that each home club member, with a CONGU handicap, is assigned a CDH lifetime ID number. This number will allow other clubs to both confirm the individual’s membership of a golf club as well as their exact playing handicap. This is particularly useful in terms of entry into Open competitions and the increasing number of clubs operating online entries.
To join the programme www.englandgolf.org
This PING Playoffs are taking place over next few weeks. Competition instructions on the playoff, fee and handicap adjustments are on the notice board in the Ladies changing room. Remember your signed cards MUST be presented to Clare who will send them onto PING. Good luck everyone and have fun!
For all those who enjoy a little poetry....A Golf Poem
In My Hand I Hold A Ball,
White And Dimpled… Rather Small.
Oh, How Bland It Does Appear,
This Harmless Looking Little Sphere.
By Its Size I Could Not Guess
The Awesome Strength It Does Possess.
But Since I Fell Beneath Its Spell,
I’ve Wandered Through The Fires Of Hell.
My Life Has Not Been Quite The Same
Since I Chose To Play This Stupid Game.
It Rules My Mind For Hours On End;
A Fortune It Has Made Me Spend.
It Has Made Me Curse And Made Me Cry,
And Hate Myself And Want To Die.
It Promises Me A Thing Called Par,
If I Hit It Straight And Far
To Master Such A Tiny Ball,
Should Not Be Very Hard At All.
But My Desires The Ball Refuses,
And Does Exactly As It Chooses.
It Hooks And Slices, Dribbles And Dies,
And Disappears Before My Eyes.
Often It Will Have A Whim,
To Hit A Tree Or Take A Swim.
With Miles Of Grass On Which To Land,
It Finds A Tiny Patch Of Sand.
Then Has Me Offering Up My Soul,
If Only It Would Find The Hole.
It’s Made Me Whimper Like A Pup,
And Swear That I Will Give It Up.
And Take To Drink To Ease My Sorrow,
But The Ball Knows … I’ll Be Back Tomorrow.