Ladies News

Captain’s August 2021 Update

As from July 1st, I have taken over the Lady Captaincy from Jenni Collins who has now moved to Drayton GC.

We wish her well and are so grateful to her for the way she led the Ladies’ Section through the difficult time of the restrictions imposed on all golfers during the pandemic. Here are our golfing dates to come:

  • Thurs Aug 5th Match v Kirtlington (A)
  • Thurs Aug 19th Match v Hadden Hill (H)
  • Wed Aug 25th Janet Harper Trophy
  • Sun Sept 5th Charity Day and Captains’ Drive-In


Do contact me if you have any queries. You are all most welcome to join the Ladies’ Roll-Up on Wednesday mornings 8.45am. Please don’t hold back but make yourself known!

All good wishes, Alison Aldred aldred@aldreds.org

Captain’s May/June 2021 Update

This will be my last newsletter as I am moving on to Drayton in attempt to improve my game. Mike will remain a member so I hope I will play Radley as a guest. I am going to miss the beautiful course as the seasons change and I will also miss you lovely ladies who have made me so welcome over the last three years. But I am leaving you in Ali’s very capable hands as Ladies Captain.

Results in May

6 May Friendly home match against Drayton – a victory for Drayton 3:1 but a great game of golf.

19 May Stableford – Julie Jarvis won with 29 points on count back with Ali second also on 29 and Maddie third on 26 points

Events in June

10 June Friendly home match against the Springs. Thank you to all those who have signed up.

23 June Friendly away match against North Oxford. Thank you to all those who have signed up.

30 June Barbara Last trophy a 18 hole stableford competition, followed by a bring and share meal in my garden (23 Bostock Road, Abingdon, OX14 1DP). If it rains we will have the lunch in the Club House. Please let me know, if you would like to play and if you can come for the social afterwards, at jennicollinsayli@gmail.com. Entry fee will be £3. Everyone is welcome to the Lunch, including non-players.

Events in July

7 July Texas Scramble – sign up in the Changing Room by 30 June.

13 July Friendly Away match at Shrivenham – please sign up in the Changing Room by 2 July.

22 July Friendly Away match at Witney Lakes – sign up in the Changing Room by 9 July.

28 July Lady Captains’ Day – Details to follow.

Happy Golfing!!

Captain’s April 2021 Update

It has been great to be back playing and catching up with Lady members. We had a lovely friendly match against Bicester, winning 2½ v ½. Our rearranged Christmas Stableford brought twelve ladies together to play. The winners were Margaret Hancock and Janet Harper, with Eli Rawle came third. Afterwards we went for refreshments at Peachcroft Farm and exchanged Secret Santa gifts – we were not sure if it was late or early Christmas celebrations.

On 23 April six ladies travelled to Hinksey Heights, unfortunately not a victorious visit, but all enjoyed the glorious views over Oxford and the lovely weather.

Events in May

Summer Eclectic – to enter please sign up in the Changing Rooms by 28 May.  Details of how the eclectic works can be read below.

6 May Friendly home match against Drayton – Liz will be Captain for this event. We have a team of eight and reserves, which is great.

19 May 18 hole Stableford – let Ali Aldred (email aldred@aldreds.org) know by 14 May if you would like to enter.

28 -31 May Battle of the Sexes – We have thrown the gauntlet down to the Senior Men again. Players will have to book tee times once we confirm the pairs. Please let me, jennicollinsayli@gmail.com know by 7 May if you would like to play. Once we have confirmed our numbers we will invite the men to match our pairs.

Further ahead Events in June

2 June Barbara Last Trophy – Sign up sheet in the Changing Rooms or contact Jenni by 28 May.

10 June Friendly home match against the Springs – We need a Captain for this event. Please sign up by 28 May in the Changing Room.

23 June Friendly away match against North Oxford – We need a Captain for this event. Please sign up in the Changing Room to play by 10 June.

30 June My last Wednesday roll up before I move on to Drayton (I must be nuts!), to be followed by a Lunch, details to be confirmed. Then Ali is in charge and she will be a wonderful Captain.

Stay Safe Everyone!!!

Ladies Summer Eclectic

Jun 1st – Sept 31st Cost £2

Please sign up in the Changing Rooms and put your £2 in a named  envelope in the yellow box by the changing rooms. Best 18 holes. You can submit 12 cards. Final score, best scores minus ½ starting handicap.

Rules

  1. Start with a whole card (there can be blobs).
  2. You must play off the red tees.
  3. After your initial card, you can submit individual holes, either clearly marked on a card or on a special eclectic card.
  4. You are allowed to submit 12 cards.
  5. This is a competition over 18 holes. Cards will expire after 3 weeks!
  6. Your final score will be your best scores for each hole minus ½ your starting handicap.
  7. All cards must be dated and state the name of the marker. Put the card in yellow handicap box.
  8. There will be a prize awarded at the AGM dependent on number of entries.

Captain’s March 2021 Update

THE GIRLS ARE BACK IN TOWN!!!!

The girls are back in town
After months of COVID Lockdown.
So much to catch up on
But will all our golf skills be gone?
Will our drivers still work?
Will our putting go berserk?
Who cares about the game?
We will be outdoors keeping sane.
The Egyptian geese on the lake
Will wonder what make the water break.
Trolley or carry regulations who cares
As long as we can be in our pairs
Whether its rain or shine
It will all be fine!!!!!!!!!

Wonderful news that we are back playing from 29 March and we have so much to look forward to.

We do need to identify Captains to organise forthcoming matches and competitions. Please check the fixtures list and let me know which event you would like to take charge of. Responses by 9 April would be greatly appreciated.

For the time-being there will be no congregating in the Car Park, use of the Club House or Changing Rooms and no refreshments for matches.

Events in April

8 April Friendly Home match against Bicester – great that we have a team already signed up. Liz will be Captain for this event.

14 April Postponed Secret Santa 9-hole stableford – Entry fees will be £2 to pay for prizes. We will have reserved tee times so please let me know if you would like to play by Friday 9 April. Bring your Secret Santa gift to the value of £5 that we can distribute on the morning (homemade, humorous or pamper gifts will be most welcome). It would be great (weather permitting) if we can go to Peachcroft Farm for coffee after the competition.

23 April Friendly Away match against Hinksey Heights – Please let me know by 9 April if you would like to play.

Stay Safe Everyone!!!

Captain’s December 2020 Update

Happy Christmask.

Events this month

16 December Nine holes, four clubs and a putter competition – Entry fees will be £2 to pay for prizes. We will have reserved tee times so please let me know if you would like to play by Friday 11 December. To get in the Christmas mood it would be great if players could prepare a Secret Santa gift to the value of £5 that we can distribute on the morning (homemade, humorous or pamper gifts will be most welcome). It would be great (weather permitting) if we can go to Peachcroft Farm for coffee after the match (they have outdoor heating!). 

All I want for Christmas is a Vaccine and a better year for golf in 2021!!

Stay safe and well Love Jenni

Captain’s November Update

Welcome to my November update. We’ve had a busy few weeks but sadly we’ve got to take a forced break until December 2nd, which is very disappointing – but we hope the Green keepers keep working and the course will be in pristine condition when we return. Also by the time we return the new handicap system should have been sorted.

Recent Results

7 October Stableford was won by Tess with 31 points with Margaret and Carole coming in second and third with 30 points. The competition was followed by a lovely lunch at the Greyhound pub.

27/28 October the Battle of the Sexes saw eleven ladies take on a team of Senior men. Unfortunately due to the atrocious weather not all of the games were completed but the following results were recorded, which Liz (as Competition Secretary) declared as an honourable draw.

Jenni and Mike – LADIES WON (9 holes)

Liz, Sandra, Edward and Laurence – MATCH DRAWN (17 holes)

Julia, Julie, Colin and Graham – MEN WON (16 holes)

Tess, Carol, Peter and Ed – MEN WON (12 holes)

Margaret, Chris, Paul and David – MEN WON (13 holes)

Alison, Val, Robert and Mick – LADIES WON (12 holes)

Well done to everyone who played. It has been agreed that we will do this again in the New Year, when hopefully there will be no Autumn storms to cope with.

4 November Stableford was won by me with 30 points (I am still in shock that this happened), with Val and Julie in second and third place with 29 points.

Future events

23 November AGM – Do not forget the deadline for putting forward agenda items for the virtual AGM ia Monday 9 November. This is your chance to have your say about any matters of concern.

2 December Nine holes, four clubs and a putter competition – With the end of the current lockdown this will be a great opportunity to get back into the swing of things. Entry fees will be £2 to pay for prizes. We will have reserved tee times so please let me know if you would like to play by Friday 27 November. To get in the Christmas mood it would be great if players could prepare a Secret Santa gift to the value of £5 that we can distribute on the morning (homemade, humorous or pamper gifts will be most welcome). It would be great (weather permitting) if we can go to Peachcroft Farm for coffee after the match.

2021 Ladies Calender – Please see below the provisional calendar for next year. This will help you plan your 2021 holidays, making sure you do not miss any competitions and matches!!

Stay active and sane!!

Ladies Captain’s October Update

Welcome to my October update, it has been great to see more ladies turning up to play on Wednesday mornings, maintaining the traditional Ladies’ Wednesday morning roll up and making sure that we don’t always play with the same people.

During September we had a great Away Day at Wrag Barn with eleven ladies taking on this lengthy course on what proved to be a very hot day. The winners of the competition were Liz B in first place with Maddie a close 2nd. The day ended with tea and cake to celebrate Sandra’s 80th birthday, highlighting how good golf is for you if we all look as good as Sandra does at such a grand age!!

I have a spare Ladies pullover with the Radley badge on, cost £20, please let me know if you would like it. I thought I had lost mine and have now found it after ordering a new one.

Birthday cake being demolished on a very safe table of six at Wrag Barn after a great day of golf.

Future events

7 October Stableford competition – We will have reserved tee times and will book up the Greyhound at Besselsleigh for a post-match lunch. People can play 9 or 18 holes. It will be a good opportunity to get another card logged on the handicap system. So far I have the following people signed up Chris, Julie, Janet, Gill, Julia, Liz B, Maddie, Joy, Sandra, Margaret, Liz E, Ali and myself. If you would like to add your name to the list to play and for lunch please let me know by 2 October.

27/28 October The Ladies V the Senior Men – Ladies are invited to sign up for this 18 hole match play competition. Once I know how many Ladies wish to play and on which day I will ask Edward Bennett (Senior Mens’ Fixtures Secretary) to sign up the same number of men. We will do a draw and the onus will be on the four players to reserve a tee time using Club V1. It would be great if we could get at least 12 ladies to sign up. Deadline for entry will be 7 October. There will not be an entry fee for this event, we are playing to see who will win the battle of the sexes. I hope everyone will agree that it will be good to catch up with the Boys!

4 November – Ladies monthly stableford – Closing date for entries 23 October. Tee times will be reserved for this competition.

We also plan to organise a mixed pairs competition with the Senior Men in November. More details to follow next month.

Captain’s September Update

Welcome to my September update as we head into Autumn and the boys return to the College reducing our access to the course somewhat; but there is no excuse not to book tee times and get out to play. It would be good if we book on Wednesday mornings so we can keep in touch. You can book a Wednesday tee time on a Sunday, ten days in advance, and it would be great if people mixed up the groups playing so we get to play with different people.

We had a letter from the Oxford Children’s Hospital Charities thanking us for our donation from the Captain’s Day, see http://radleygolf.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Donation-to-help-staff-copy.pdf

Congratulations to Val on the arrival of her new grandson Max and to Sandra on her 80th birthday on 16 September.

Results

23 August Peter King Trophy – Well done to Eli Rawle for finishing 5th with 36 points, out of the 31 players who battled the elements on this stormy weekend.

26 August Janet Harper Trophy – thank you to all those who played and joined us for a picnic in Ali’s wonderful garden. We were blessed with a glorious morning weatherwise, see picture below. The winners were:

1st Jenni Collins 69 (my handicap is coming down ladies so hopefully I won’t be seen as a bandit for much longer)
2nd Ali Aldred 79 
3rd Carole Hayes 80

Future events

15 September Ladies Away Day – Wychwood have cancelled our booking but we have rebooked for Wrag Barn. I have the following names down so far – Joy, Liz E, Liz B, Gill, Julie, Sandra, Julia, Carole, Maddie, Margaret and Chris. Please let me know if you would like to join the group by emailing me, jennicollinsayli@gmail.com – the more the merrier! I need to know by 4 September.

7 October Stableford competition – We will have reserved tee times and plan to book up the Greyhound for a post-match lunch. People can play 9 or 18 holes. It will be a good opportunity to get another card logged on the handicap system. Please let me know if you would like to play and go out for lunch, this will be a chance for us all to celebrate Sandra’s birthday.

Happy Golfing!!

Jenni Collins

Jenni receiving the Janet Haroer trophy from Janet in Ali’s sunny garden

August Captain’s Update – 1 August 2020

Welcome to my August update – where is the time going? Hope everyone is well and getting lots of golf in.

Results – 29 July Lady Captain’s Day – thank you to all those who played and joined us for a picnic by the Riverside. We were blessed with a glorious morning weatherwise. Special thank you to all those who donated prizes and shared lunch. I am pleased to report that we raised £45 that has been sent off to the Oxford Children’s Hospital charity fund. There were some excellent scores on the day, and the winners were as follows:

1st Sandra Eagles 37pts
2nd Maddie Russell 37pts
3rd Eli Rawle 35pts

And we managed to crack the HowDidIDo system to enter our scores – a result for us all!!

Future events

26 August Janet Harper Trophy – this will be an 18 hole medal; the maximum score per hole is par +5. If you don’t get over the lake, then you simply put down a score of 8. The entry fee will be £3. We will have reserved tee times.

After the competition we will have a bring and share lunch in Ali Aldred’s garden at 73 Bagley Wood Road, Kennington. Go down St Swithun’s Rd and take second turn up right, signed Bagley Wood Road, odd numbers 63-75. For those who do not wish to play, you will be most welcome to join us after 12.30 pm for this socially distanced event – bring a chair and some food and drink. Please let me know if you would like to play or join us for the picnic by emailing me by 23 August.

15 September Wychwood Ladies Away Day – We have four tee times reserved from Midday. The golf will cost £30, buggies are £15 and unfortunately cannot be shared. Nearer the date the Club will advise if they can provide any hospitality. Fourteen ladies have signed up so far. Please let me know if you would like to join the group by emailing me, jennicollinsayli@gmail.com – the more the merrier!

Stay safe and well everyone.

July Captain’s Update – 17 July 2020

I do hope everyone is well and enjoying getting out to play the course. Thank you to all those who joined in the June Stableford and July Texas Scramble. Well done to all the prize winners.

Please note the following events we have planned:

29 July Lady Captain’s Day – this will be a 18 hole Stableford Competition. We have four tee times blocked out for the morning, this will not count as one of your 5 games in 10 days. This will be a charity event raising funds for the Oxford Childrens’ Hospital. The competition will be followed by a picnic near Abingdon Cricket Ground, where you can park and there is a toilet; this is over the Abingdon Bridge on the road leading to Culham. Entries will close on Friday 24 July, email me jennicollinsayli@gmail.com to enter. The entrance fee will be £3 to be paid on the day. Please let me know if you would like to donate a prize. I will email the draw, timings and regs nearer the day. Everyone is welcome to the picnic, we should get to the cricket ground around 12.30; bring a chair, a drink, a tray bake – savoury or sweet – to share.

26 August Janet Harper Trophy – details will be circulated nearer the time.

15 September Wychwood Ladies Away Day – We have four tee times reserved from Midday. The golf will cost £30, buggies are £15 and unfortunately cannot be shared. Nearer the date the Course will advise if they can provide any hospitality. Please let me know if you would like to join the group by emailing jennicollinsayli@gmail.com or send me a whatsapp, 07733328430.

More general news is that the Changing Rooms will be opening soon and the Tee booking system will be in operation when the College reopens; details will be sent to all members soon.

I do operate a Whatsapp group for the Ladies, at the moment there are 17 members. If you would like to be added to the group please let me know.

Finally, I am sad to report that one of our members, Mary Leen, has died during the Lockdown period. We do send condolences to her family.  Mary was very keen to play with us last year but had an injury that prevented her playing.

Stay safe and well everyone.

Corona Cup Results 17 June 2020

Thank you to all those who participated in our first competition under the new Lockdown arrangements. After a few glitches getting on to the How Did I Do system we managed to input our scores remotely. Thank you to Liz Evans for getting the results sorted. These competitions give everyone a chance to input their scores and keep their handicaps up to date – my handicap is long overdue a review, hence my victory. Results were as follows:

Non-Qualifying Ladies 9-Hole Stableford 17 Jun 2020

1st Jenni Collins 22points

2nd Julia Smith 16 points

3rd Sandra Eagles 15 points

Prizes will be awarded as soon as I can catch up with Julia and Sandra.

Next Competition – Lockdown Texas Scramble 1 July

We will be holding another competition on 1 July, a three ball, 18 hole, Texas Scramble. To enter please email Jennicollinsayli@gmail.com. We will allocate you to a team and a time, we have 12 reserved tee times from 8.20am, but you can fix another time on the day if this suits all your team. Entry will be £3 and I will keep a running total of match fees that we can sort out in the future. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team.

See below a picture of the Ladies from Summer 2019 – check out all the lovely hair-dos and no social distancing – happy days!

Ladies Section – Captains Update June 2020

I do hope everyone is well now we have been released from Lockdown and can get back on the Course. I am pleased to welcome two new ladies, Gill Buck and Lucy Hamerton.

Over the last few months I have created a new Ladies Section on the Club website where we can post information, including newsletters, competition details, meeting notes and photos. If you have any useful information or photos you would like to share on the website please send details to me, jennicollinsayli@gmail.com

It is wonderful that we can now play four balls and have access to the course for most of the day; this should continue until September when the College is expected to reopen. It would be great if we could start booking Wednesday morning tee times so we can see each other for a roll up, although observing the socially distanced rules.

If you would like any Club jumpers, costing £20 or tee shirts at £16, do let me know.

To get us in a more competitive mindset I am organising a 9 hole Stableford Corona Competition; please let me know if you would like to enter by 12 June by emailing me jennicollinsayli@gmail.com with your handicap and I will post the draw on the Website. There will be no entrance fee but prizes will be awarded for the best three scores. If anyone else has ideas for competitions that they would like to organise please let me know.

In the light of the disruption to the programme of events planned for 2020, it has been agreed that the current Captains should remain in post until 2021, so you are stuck with me for quite awhile. Please bear with me as I am so new to the world of golf. Thankfully Alison Aldred has also agreed to stand as Vice Captain for the extended period.

Happy golfing – hope to see you on the course in the near future.

Jenni Collins

07733328430 jennicollinsayli@gmail.com