Abridge Golf Club were pleased to host their Ladies Open on a beautiful sunny day at Abridge Golf and Country Club on Wednesday 7th August 2019. Over 100 golfing ladies from all over Essex and beyond, representing 23 different golf clubs, came to join in the fun. The day was an enormous success enjoyed by all who attended.
On arrival tea coffee and Danish pastries were served to the ladies, after which all prepared for golf. This commenced with a shotgun start at 9.30 am. The event was a pairs better ball competition, with teams of four, setting off from all around the beautiful course.
The weather was kind and the course in magnificent condition, the fairways like carpet and the greens fast and true. This led to high quality golf and good scores. A fantastic time was had by all.
I would like to offer a huge thank you to Our Greenkeeper Geoff Smith together with all of his team of wonderful and helpful greenkeepers for keeping the course in such exceptional condition.
On completion of the round, the ladies entered the clubhouse for a scrumptious buffet, with a truly delicious selection of food and wonderful deserts. Everyone who attended agreed that it was a truly magnificent day and the comments we received in admiration were amazing.
Thank you to our fantastic kitchen staff for providing such a wonderful fare and an excellent halfway house with tea coffee and beautiful cakes.
The only dampener on the day was a rain deluge during the last couple of holes, but it didn’t spoil the special day.
The prize table of beautiful orchids trimmed in turquoise matching the decor looked stunning and all players were eager to win such lovely prizes. There were prizes for first second and third teams, as well as best back and best front nine hole, also for nearest the pins and longest drive.
The winners were Jeanette Marks and Jenny Charles from Hobbs Cross with an amazing 44 points. The runners up where Shelley Atkins and Wendy Scales from Stockbrook Manor with 41 points.
It was a fantastic event and we look forward to seeing all who attended this year, as well as new teams for next year’s open where we will entertain you in our brand-new clubhouse which as you will have seen is currently under construction.
I would like express my sincere thanks to Pam Levine and Oriol Austin for organising this tournament and ensuring the smooth running of the day