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Ladies Section Newsletter and Helen & Jane show just how tough they really are! 
Ladies Competition results have been rather thin on the ground lately as due to the challenging weather conditions, official ladies competitions haven't been taking place. 
That's not to say that none of the ladies have been out on the course - even this weekend, when conditions were seriously challenging! Here we can see two of the toughest in the forms of Helen Nellis and Jane Anderson who braved the elements on Saturday morning to ensure they got their game of golf in! Well done to both... 
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Helen & Jane braving the arctic winds of Stagsden! 
Annual Ladies Coffee Morning - Tuesday 27th February 
On a cold, wintry morning, the club house was turned into a little corner of Spring with daffodils and bunting and the sound of happy voices catching up with friends. 
Judi, our Lady Captain was delighted that more than 35 people braved the conditions to raise a superb £246 for her charity and the Ladies Section. 
A tombola, hamper raffle, guess the name of the toy and guess the number of sweets on the cake all helped to contribute to the event with Val Howlett, Tricia Hind and Sally Shayler, pictured coming away with the prizes. 
A touch of Spring 
The Amazing Sweet Cake 
Hamper Winner 
Naming the Teddy! 
Ladies AGM – 16 January 2018 
The ladies gathered for their AGM to bid farewell to outgoing Ladies Captain, Anne Harris and to welcome Judi Monico and her Vice-Captain Hilary Denny for the 2018 season. 
Anne gave an amusing farewell speech highlighting her year and we all agreed it had been a great one for her and the ladies section which has seen good growth in new members. During 2017 a magnificent £1,400 was raised for Anne’s charity, Willen Hospice with a cheque being presented to Julie White who received it with much appreciation. 
An important part of the evening was the presentation of the year's trophies. Much clapping, photos and surprises for many ladies who had forgotten they had been winners during the year. 
The 2017 Winners 
Anne presents the cheque to Julie 
Codes Green, Blue, Red 
At times it is necessary to have restrictions in place on use of trolleys and buggies in order to protect our courses. 
These conditions are colour coded as detailed below:- 
o Code Green - No restrictions in place 
o Code Blue - Winter Wheels must be used with all trolleys, no buggies are permitted 
o Code Red - Carry Only; no trolleys or buggies permitted on the course 
Ladies Invitation Day – Tuesday 14 September 
We welcomed ladies from 12 clubs from as far afield as East Yorkshire in the North, to Kent in the South for our annual Ladies Invitation Day and it was lovely to see so many guests from diffferent clubs coming to play at Stagdsen. 
The club house was filled with the happy voices of ladies catching up with golfing buddies in advance of a 4BBB competition on this blustery but sunny day. The half way house was well stocked with a huge variety of cakes and biscuits which were polished off during the afternoon. 
A raffle in aid of Anne’s charity, Willen Hospice raised a magnificent £200. 
The results were as follows: 
1st Place - Chin Fern Griffiths & Margot Norris (Aspley Guise) – 39 points (on countback) 
2nd Place - Sally Shayler & Jenny Prior (Beds & County) – 39 points 
3rd Place - Linda Lewington & Mary Arthur (Woburn) – 35 points 
Nearest the Pin on the 6th – Barbara Talboys 
Nearest the Line on the 12th – Mary Burn (Brampton) 
Photos of all the prize winners are shown here 
The Winners 
2nd Place 
3rd Place 
Nearest the Line. 
Captain Anne’s Away Day to Overstone Park – Thursday 7 September 
Thursday dawned sunny and bright for Anne’s Away Day to Overstone Park in Northamptonshire. 18 ladies met for bacon rolls before a 3 Ball reverse waltz competition was played on this lovely parkland course. Very few of us had played there so the added treat of many water hazards made for an interesting day of golf. 
Post golf we sat down to a dinner of lasagne and salad followed by strawberry cheesecake. 
Some lovely prizes were available for everybody who participated. 
1st place – Sally Shayler, Grace Belcher and Sue Cribb – 74 points 
2nd place – Jean Brown, Sue Moore and Wendy White – 66 points 
3rd place – Jane Anderson, Carol Farnworth & Pauline Hulance - 65 points 
The Winning Team 
And the Runner's Up 
In 3rd Place 
The Group