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Abridge Ladies are at it Again!


Yes!!!!! Abridge ladies are running another fantastic Charity Golf Day & Competition at Abridge Golf and Country club for teams of lady golfers .

No sooner has our previous campaign finished than we are starting with our 2019 Charity Golf Day in aid of Prostate Cancer. This year we are aiming to buy a fluorescence microplate reader that can be used to personalise treatments and hopefully improve survival rates.

Our Charity Golf Day day will be held on 25th June 2019 at Abridge Golf and Country club with teams of four Lady Golfers and the best two out of four scores counting.

Don’t miss out on your chance to attend one of the most prestigious Ladies Golf Charity Days in the Country. You are guaranteed to have fun and the chance of winning a fantastic prize at one of the most beautiful golf courses in Essex.

Yes! You can win a Lexus car if you are lucky enough to get a hole in one on our 9th Hole. Lexus of Woodford are kindly sponsoring us.

It is the most fabulous day with fantastic food, superb half way house full of homemade cakes and biscuits plus other delights, delicious lunch and great prizes.

We will have our legendary tombola in place. Abridge Ladies go above and beyond the call of duty by scouring shops and manufacturers to have the most impressive display of prizes when for only £10.00 per pick you can win a prize every time.

  • Last year we raised a whopping £22,500 for King George and Queens Hospital Charity enabling us to purchase memory boxes for dementia patients.

Abridge Ladies know how to give everyone a wonderful day. Many Ladies regularly return to Abridge annually for our wonderful Ladies Golf Charity Day. Thanks to our friends old and new who have enabled us raise over a gigantic million pounds for local charities over the past 26 years.

Please help the Abridge ladies by either sponsoring our day, donating a gift for our raffle or tombola or by entering our wonderful golf day. The entry fee for the day is only £65 per person.

We would love to see you at this fabulous day so please join us.

Frustrating Frosts to Fantastic Greens

It can be very frustrating when you turn up for a round of golf at one of your favourite top quality courses like Abridge Golf Club and there is a frost and the Course Manager Geoff Smith will only let you play to temporary Greens!

So why do I do it ? Is it to be awkward, is it I don’t want to allow you to use the main Greens because I cannot be bothered to set them up ? Or I just like to annoy Golfers!

Some of you may know the reasons why, but for those that don’t please click on the video link and watch and learn!

Its a video from the US but the principles and reasons for protecting our Greens from frost and golfers are exactly the same

So having now watched the above video, I hope you understand why the top Courses such as Abridge Golf Course protect their Greens when we have frosts.

Although it’s frustrating for you as the Golfer on these frost days it enables me to write articles later in the year that start with the heading ‘ FANTASTIC GREENS!’

Abridge Golf Lady Captains Blog Stardate 21st December 2018

Well another year is almost over. I have just got used to writing 2018 and now its nearly 2019! We have had a fun filled action packed year at Abridge Ladies Section.

December has been a very busy month for Ladies Golf at Abridge. We stated with the Menorah cup to celebrate Chanukah. In  a very  closely run foursomes golf competition, the winners were Carol Gray and Carole Piper on a countback from Deborah Jacobs and Melanie Schlosberg. We were all treated to festive donuts.

Carol & Carole Menorah Cup Winners

Our fun Putting Princess competition was won by Mandi Barker and Deborah Jacobs and our monthly stableford golf competition was also won by Mandi, who played exceptionally well despite the winter conditions.

Even though it is very wet out at the moment our new Buggy Paths on the front nine at Abridge Golf Club have made sure that everyone has been able to play whatever the weather.

This week we ended the year with a fun filled Christmas themed fun competition and a prize for the best dressed trolley. My thanks to all the ladies who took the trouble to participate, and to our professional Jack Winer for judging the competition.

The Ladies set off to play

Everyone eagerly awaited his judgement and the winning entry went to Alison Levy who won a festive bottle of bubbly. However with the help of the Christmas Fairy all of our golfing ladies were winners resulting in a small gift for all who participated. This was followed by lunch with crackers and chocolate father Christmases and of course mince pies!

Alison with her best dressed trolley

We have enjoyed some really great golf, some fun and great camaraderie. Abridge golfing ladies really know how to enjoy themselves and love playing golf.

We have some very exciting competitions planned for the New Year so we just have to hope that the weather continues to be kind to us.

Wishing everyone Happy Holidays and a great New Year.

Lots of Love

Deborah

Abridge Lady Captain

Fantastic new buggy paths

Dear Lol

Re: Buggy Paths

I congratulate Jeff and his team and yourself on the fine and quick installation of the paths.  I can see multi benefits of having them.  I out-line my views as follows: –

 

1.    The Course will benefit greatly by reducing Wear and Tear especially during the Winter months.

2.    Buggies can be used twelve months of the year.  At the moment, any Buggy user can play the front line twice providing they get a second start time.

3.    The current 10 club Buggies can be used 12 months of the year instead of being laid up from November to March, therefor not generating any income to pay their rental charges

4.    In due course Abridge will develop its standing to a club that can be played all the year round for Buggies and Electronic Trolleys and even Walkers in a comfortable environment (no wet feet or trousers)

5.    From my own experience I have not found it any hardship to walk and play the 90º rule, play is no longer than normal. 4 Ball Times.

Finally, I would urge you to proceed with the back Nine as a matter of urgency so that we can all benefit from the Points outlined.

Once again well done, everyone keep up the good work.

Best Regards

Alan Hopson

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