I start with the sad news of the death of Wendy Granville-Jones, who I am sure many ladies will remember well. She and her husband were club members for many years. I also remember her as one of the geography teachers at MTGS who took many of my peers on field trips and inspired their travel aspirations.
The timesheet for the Autumn Meeting remains the same as previously stated. The Main Meeting will close at 12.00 and the 9 Hole competition start. I know this is not popular with all, but we have decided that the subject needs full, broad discussion as there are many issues to be considered.
This will be done with full preparation, at the next C’ee meeting and a fair decision taken which we hope will meet the needs of as many ladies as possible and will last through next year’s competitions. The WHS will be in place in November and we need to consider the effects this may have on all our competitions and procedures also before organising change.
Following the change in the Covid guidance today I unfortunately cannot see our plans for holding an outdoor ‘prizegiving’ being able to take place, as we cannot assemble in a group larger than 6 at one time.
Suzanne and I have realised that the prizes that would have been presented at her Farewell Supper have not been awarded. There are some Congratulations that should be made!
Most Improved Player 2019 - Ellie Curd
Medal Final Winner – Rebecca McDermott
There is no prize for these two categories but congratulations are definitely in order!
Winter League 18 holes - Colette Connell and Jackie Rooney should have played Meryl Wilson and Margaret Milne in the final. As the match was not played the final is halved.
Winter League 9 Holes – Winners : Margaret Mc Dowell and Jane Duckett
Imaginary applause to all those winners!! Please collect vouchers from the office.
Ruth informs me that all enhanced cleaning levels are still in place in line with Covid 19 guidance. As Sefton and Liverpool are on the Government Watchlist, the Club has made a decision to work to strict Covid Safe advice.
The tables in the dining room will be set in 4’s as per the Club newsletter of 10/09. This is a distinct improvement in the 2’s that we have had until now and we would ask you to respect this when coming in to eat.
The tables of 6 can be booked at the car park end of the dining room, these have further safety procedures in place as they are areas the club is using for visiting societies. We are trying to keep our ‘membership bubble’ as safe as possible.
The Club is proud of all it has achieved so far, when we hear other clubs have been forced to close temporarily due to Covid cases being confirmed.
As some of you are aware, I cleared a lot of ‘stuff’ from the ladies locker room to make it tidy before the Ladies Amateur.
It is all in the Lost Property cupboard under the middle mirrors.
Most of it had been lying around for a very long time. If anyone has lost anything, I suggest you have a look in there. There was nothing of any great value but plenty of golf shoes! Having discussed it with Ruth we feel anything remaining at the end of October will be disposed of.
Anne Gregory and Margaret McDowell have an idea for playing bridge through the winter months at the Club. Before they pursue it, they really need to know if anyone is interested. The suggestion is that people sit on the large circular tables in the dining room in 4’s and play BBO bridge on Ipads/tablets. We felt we may even be able to acquire some tablets to be loaned to those playing if they didn’t have their own. You would still be playing online so no cards are handled but with people you know sitting with you – suitably distanced of course. If anyone is interested in this, please contact Anne. firstname.lastname@example.org or give her a call.
I trust everyone remains well and is enjoying this glorious weather.