Category: Ladies Golf

News and Events from the ladies section at Abridge Golf Club.

Abridge Ladies Golf Charity Day

On Tuesday 25th June 2019 Abridge Ladies held their incredible Ladies golfing day in aid of Prostate cancer at Abridge Golf and Country Club. Attended by one hundred ladies playing golf it was a fantastic success. The golfing ladies raised a bumper £24,000 and everyone who attended said it was a fabulous day.

The weather forecast was absolutely dreadful and the Abridge ladies were really worried as thunderstorms were predicted, but although the fear of a storm was announced, other than a deluge on the Monday evening the day miraculously remained dry. The sun shines on the righteous!

This year’s committee was headed by Alison Levy with the charity being close to her heart as she recently lost her father to Prostate cancer. The monies raised by the Abridge Ladies Section will fund specialised equipment to help early diagnosis and treatment of Prostate cancer.

Once again we had our legendary tombola with a prize every time for just £10.00. The Abridge Golfing Ladies work tirelessly to collect these prizes from local shops and businesses who generously donate to this worthy cause. This work takes the whole year to collect but is assembled and dressed beautifully by Austin Posner. The display looked both dazzling and inviting with some very happy golfers who won prizes ranging from golf bags to jewellery and perfumes as well as hair dos and massages.

Lexus of Woodford very kindly sponsored the chance to win a Lexus car if anyone scored a hole in one on the 9th Hole. Unfortunately no one won the car but everyone who entered received a brightly coloured cool bag and if they landed on the green a sleeve of balls.

Our very own professional Reece Francis from Abridge Golf Club challenged all the ladies to ‘beat the pro’. If your shot onto the 17th green was nearer than his you won a sleeve of balls. Thank you Reece for being such a great sport. He was not willing to confess just how many of the ladies beat him… but I don’t think it was that many.

The main competition of the day was a team game with the best two Stableford scores out of the team of four counting. The Abridge golf course looked magnificent and the ladies all agreed the course was beautiful but a fair challenge.  There were prizes for nearest the pins on all the par 3’s and a prize for nearest the line on the 8th hole, as well team prizes for the first four teams , plus best back and front.

Once again we had an amazing half way house with beautiful fresh fruit donated by Gregory and Jake Hart and scrumptious homemade cakes and biscuits kindly baked by the Abridge Golfing ladies. Together with tea coffee and cold drinks it was difficult to get golfing again!

Once the golf was completed the ladies changed into their finery, and after a welcome to Abridge speech from the lady captain Deborah Jacobs, each chose their food from a magnificent buffet. Thanks to Denise and the wonderful Abridge staff for catering the delicious lunch. There was a great buzzy atmosphere and the dining room and prize table looked beautiful with its turquoise colour scheme.

After lunch the raffle was drawn. The generosity of our sponsors has been overwhelming and we had some incredible jewellery and prizes worth over £1000 each, donated by Smooch rings, Melvyn Jacobs, The Mayfair Hotel, Stuart Disdale ,Gina Kneifel, Melanie Shlosberg and Mark Koslover.The winner of this fantastic raffle was Mr Hibbert. Golf for four at Fox Hills was won by Gillian Collins.

The overall winners of the day win the Lesley Allsuch Trophy. This cup was presented by Lesley’s family in memory of our dear past captain who had the foresight and inspiration to start this annual charity event some 26 years ago. In that time we have raised close to one million pounds for local and national charities!

The cup was won by Karen Rosenbloom, Karen Posner, Margaret Schwitzer and Elaine Wilson. They also won beautiful glass and silver dishes loaded with chocolate and yogurt covered fruit and nuts. Karen Rosenbloom made a touching thank you speech in which she acknowledged that she was pleased the cup was won by Abridge ladies and that Leslie Allsuch had been a great inspiration to her with help in her golf.

The cheque was presented and the glorious day ended with some very happy ladies who had enjoyed a marvellous day at Abridge golf and country club.

Many thanks to the board and directors of Abridge Golf and Country club who allowed the Abridge Ladies the courtesy of the course for this prestigious day.

Deborah Jacobs (Lady Captain)

Abridge Ladies visit ELHAP

On Friday 28th June 2019 a group of ladies from Abridge Golf and Country club visited ELHAP for the grand opening of the sensory room. The room has been paid for by the ladies of a bridge raising money from their charity Golf day.


ELHAP stands for every life has a purpose. It provides adventure play for severely disabled children of all ages based in a 5 acre woodland it is the perfect safe area for severely disabled children to get the chance to play outside.



Rob Dighton the director of ELHAP was eager to explain that children live in a very sterile environment and have the need to explore the outdoors and express themselves freely. To this end the activities are child led with staff and volunteers helping the children to reach their full potential



The sensory room is an incredible building built using recycled and local materials including food from the forest area on the property. It has a piece of architectural brilliance being built in the style of an Anglo-Saxon roundhouse with a self supporting roof structure.

The room is like stepping into the story of Alice in Wonderland and the feeling inside is one of wonder to be hold. Most children nowadays spend time in front of a computer or television in the sensory area the children can stretch their imaginations and be at one with nature.


Stretching from a room which is accessible by wheelchair is a trail around the orchard forest area in which there are more sensory objects including an interesting set of mirrors, a spinning and mesmerising black-and-white chequered circle and a fire pit to sit around have stories and games or just gaze into a fire all under strict supervision.



The room has taken two years in the making but the result is exceptional. The Abridge ladies are delighted to be associated with this wonderful cause. There are very few adventure playgrounds safe for disabled children and this purpose-built area is severely lacking in funds. It desperately needs support to help it continue the fantastic work.

The Abridge ladies are pleased and proud to support ELHAP and over the past 26 years the Abridge  golfing ladies have raised over £1 million for local and national charities at their annual ladies golfing day.

Deborah Jacobs, Ladies Captain Abridge Golf Club

Ladies’ Open 2019 – Limited Space Left

Abridge Golf club are hosting the Ladies’ Open on 7th August this year. Entry forms are available in the club house, or you can call the office on 01708 688396 to register your interest.

The cost of entry is £75 for the pair and the forms needs to be submitted by the 26th July to secure you place.

The day will consist of tea/coffee and pastries with on arrival. Then full 18 holes four ball better ball format.

Where each golfer hits her own ball throughout the round but after each hole, only the best score amongst the pair is recorded and counts as the score for the team for that hole using the stableford scoring system.

We will then finish off with a two course buffet lunch and prize giving. We have some fabulous prizes for 1st 2nd and 3rd along with nearest to the pins and longest drive.

What are you waiting for? Register today and come join us for what will be a fun filled day.

Lady Captains Blog (stardate 11th March 2019)

The weather has mostly been very kind to the Abridge Ladies in February and we have enjoyed some inventive fun team games and competitions. With the arrival of March our true golfing season is about to start with some competitions already beginning.

On Sunday in extremely windy and rainy competitions our winning pair of Carol Gray and Paula Wendleken set off for their Daily Mail Foursomes competition away in West Essex Golf Club. (They qualified for this by being the winning pair of our summer Greensomes competition). So representing Abridge Golf club in the most unfavourable conditions that I would not let my dog (if I had one) out on our adventurers battled forth. The brave battle went on for 19 holes but unfortunately our worthy Abridge ladies succumbed to defeat after a tremendous effort.

Well done Carol and Paula for your supreme effort in horrendous conditions. Now you will have to champion your way in the summer Greensomes competition again this year.

Talking of summer competitions this is now the time to sign up to play the Midsummer cup and the Summer Greensomes. Please put your names down so that we can make the draw at the beginning of April.

Our winter knockout is coming to a close and our two finalists are playing their match on 31st March. Good luck to both Mandi Barker and Paula Wendleken.

Our first Bronze Match away at Frinton Golf Club is fast approaching. Karen Rosenbloom will captain the team. Good luck to all the players and caddies.

We have our  eagerly awaited, popular Ladies Quiz with fish and chips supper again this year on Tuesday 7th May at 7.00 for 7.30.

Please ask your friends and make up a table now. If you cant make up a table just bring a couple of friends and we will put you on a table. If you havn’t  got any friends ( then I’m a bit sorry for you) just bring yourself. We need to make the evening a bumper success. Every penny raised goes directly to the home  Beit Uri Home for disabled children and adults to help enable them to has a full and purposeful life.

Also just a reminder that we need your games in for Charity Day plus gifts for the tombola and sponsorship. Alison and her committee are working so hard to enable to make sure the day will be fantastic. I know that many ladies from other golf clubs look forward to our special day that is always run with sparkle and pizzazz.

Well enough rambling from me folks.

See you all soon

Love Deb xx

Abridge Golf Club Ladies go A hunting

Four Abridge Ladies and one Gent took a day off from golfing to go hunting (and scrounging) for gifts for the tombola in aid of our wonderful Charity Golf Day spectacular in aid of Prostate Cancer.

Although Our Charity golf day is not until June, we are already working hard to make sure that once again our day is perfect. As we have already raised over one million pounds in the past and £22,500 last year we have a lot to live up to! So with this in mind The Abridge ladies and Brian got up early and drove to the Spring Fair at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.

Armed with wheelie trolleys and pictures of our previous tombola and cheque presentation along with information about the specialised microscopes we are raising funds for The Abridge golfing ladies paired up and started to circulate.

Ladies Golf prize Table

The generosity of the participants in the spring fair was overwhelming. Stopping at each booth in turn we introduced ourselves, said we came from Abridge Golf Club, showed our pictures, and asked if the stallholders could help us. And unbelievably they did! Kitchenware, candles, toasters, trays, pictures notebooks and so on were freely given with a smile and wishes of good luck in our venture. Brian very kindly lugged our freebies back to the car as each of us became loaded down.

It was very exhausting but most exhilarating! My thanks to our wonderful ladies who came with to make the day so successful. Alison Levy our charity chairman Pam Levine and Maureen Hart.  I was there too (Deborah Jacobs lady captain). Also a special thank you to Brian Allsuch, for helping us, and keeping his wife Lesley’s legacy going. Lesley started the charity day and we all miss her, but the day is still there to honour her.

If you have any gifts that you would like to donate for our tombola we will be very pleased to accept them. We also need sponsorship.

I am pleased to announce that Paula Wendleken is going to do a 3 mile open swim for us. Many thanks Paula and good luck!

Please come and join our Abridge golfing ladies for our wonderful annual charity day on Tuesday June 25th 2019. You can be assured of a very warm Abridge Ladies welcome. We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful golf course here at Abridge in Essex.

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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.

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

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