Hangover competition Wednesday 10th and Saturday 13th January this time in 2018 (excuses for last title with wrong year !)
Judging by the large turnout , fourteen on Wednesday and five on Saturday then lots of hangovers were enjoyed by many ,though not by me, cough, cough !
It was good to get the blood circulating after so much lying about eating and drinking -yes, we all agreed "I'm glad that's all over," until that is .... next Christmas, when we will do it all again !!
The course although looking easy enough because of the shortened fairways, due to temporary greens, proved more difficult than first thought. Balls that went whizzing through the air to land on the green after one or two shots then often took three or more shots to put in the hole !! Percy was having a field day amidst some heated expletives !!!
Hurray, no rain, we said as a group of us lady members arrived in various types of festive gear for our annual Christmas competition to be followed by some snacks.
Our ladies playtimes and competition always come in two halves. First of all there are the Wednesday ladies who are more numerous and mostly retirees with plenty of time on our hands ie if they are not playing bridge or painting or caring for grandchildren !!!! and then the younger business type mostly working Saturday Girls who are less in number but dutifully turn out in all sorts of weather, ready to enjoy a leisurely weekend ahead of them.
An enjoyable Christmas competition was enjoyed by both halves and some very interesting photos are to be seen in the Ladies Gallery !
On a cold and rainy night well over thirty of us arrived at the South Beach Hotel looking to enjoy receiving some prizes and tucking into an early Christmas dinner. Turkey and Christmas pudding were on the menu with a couple of other choices which we had chosen beforehand and kept a note of !!!!
On arrival we received a welcome drink and had a chance to admire our beautifully decorated surroundings especially the table which was laid out with beautifully wrapped prizes and glittering trophies.
We also had a secret santa table and dutifully in exchange for our gifts received a number which we eventually exchanged for a "gift from santa" Nobody was to go home empty handed !!!
After enjoying our dinner and copious amounts(those of us who weren't driving) of wine the prize giving started
Our captain alongside two esteemed male members distributed the many prizes.
Congratulations to those who have played so well throughout the year especially to Jean Tannock who was heralded as our club champion. Some of us won so many prizes(not me however) that they had to summon their other half to help them transport them home!!!
Our captain Anne Fraser along with some other helpers did a wonderfull job in the orgasisation of the prizes and laying everything out so beautifully.
A cheque was also presented from us to a representative for Alzheimer Research.
Another year ,another prizegiving maybe this year......