Well what a time we’re living in! The coronavirus situation has certainly halted us all in our tracks and so the first thing I would like to say is I hope you are all safe and well, both mentally and physically through these uncertain times. Unfortunately, all of the golf courses being shut combining just with the start of the season has meant not a lot of golf, so it has been great to see a lot of you coming up with inventive ways of keeping your golf going at home! Due to the situation all county events and coaching have been cancelled for April but we will keep you all updated about events after this and whether they are taking place.
At the start of the year, Willesley, Lutterworth and Glen Gorse golf club all welcomed new junior captains. These were Eleanor Parkinson (Willesley), Holly Waterfield (Lutterworth) and Francesca Brimm (Glen Gorse). It is great to see the girls making a mark in junior sections at clubs, particularly when the junior sections are mixed. Fantastic achievements girls and I wish you all the best for the season.
It has been great to hear what you have all been doing. Lila Bisset has certainly been getting into the golf season! She currently has 6 Order of Merit points on the Robert Rock Junior Tour, has been selected to play for the Lutterworth junior team and was awarded a sportsmanship award for helping young players at the club, along with being awarded the Junior Trophy at Lutterworth for being the most improved newcomer/high handicapper. Some more news from Lutterworth, Katie Wheeler won the first stableford of the season with 38 points. Grace Hubbard completed the level 1 R&A rules of golf online. Great work girls, keep it going!
The older girls haven’t been left behind in what they’ve been doing. Francesca, Holly, Eleanor and myself were invited to take part in the county ladies first and second team winter series. This ran from November until March, with one meet up a month. It was great experience for the four of us to play with the county ladies and helped us make ourselves feel comfortable with everyone.
It was great to see everyone at the launch meeting earlier this month (how long ago this feels). I have to say my favourite part was seeing all of you who are going on the Woodhall trip faces. As I’ve been three times I already know how much fun and laughter you are all going to have, but the older girls couldn’t get away without going on a trip themselves after handing Woodhall over to the younger ones. Myself, the first team and reserves are (hopefully depending on the coronavirus situation) going to Seacroft which I know we are all looking forward to. On behalf of the girls I would like to thank Anita and Jo for giving up their time for taking us on these trips, we really do appreciate it.
Since we can’t go out on the golf course, many of you have been finding new ways to practice at home. Zoe and Evie’s chipping challenge was a tester so it was nice to see so many of you getting involved; congratulations go to Edie who won the challenge! The spirit is still high between us all which is fantastic to see...even if it is over whatsapp!
Reminder: The entry forms for my captain’s day will be going up on the website soon, I’ll let you all know when this happens but keep your eyes peeled!
In the meantime stay safe and keep golfing (in whatever way you can)!