Welcome to my second blog ladies. I see I have a lot of catching up to do to beat Senior’s Capt Mr Bustin, who is all over it. But then again, he is a gentleman of leisure!
I wanted to touch base now that our golf has resumed in earnest and tell you some important news items:
Our ladies medal competitions begin on Sunday July 5th and again on the 7th; singles knockout for the Clifton trophy and mixed knockout for the Joyce Hill trophy matches have begun and we have the upcoming Cook Shield, Rabbits &Hares bash, July monthly stableford and the Saturday swings.
I am trying to reinstate some of our friendly matches and the first has been arranged for Wednesday July 22nd – away at Gedney Hill, 11am tee off. A team of 8 ladies is required and these friendly matches are a great way of playing different courses in a slightly less competitive manner than the league matches (though we still like winning of course!) I hope those who have joined South Kyme in the previous 12 months or so will put their names down, as you are more than welcome!
I hope that everyone has got to grips with the tee booking system and the new changes this last week to block off slots if you are playing a match or want to play alone or with your chosen buddies. Many things have changed since lockdown and one of these is how we utilise our tee slots on Tuesdays, especially when there is a medal/stableford or other competition. You will need to book in and Sue Roberts needs to know a rough number of players. There are some ladies who do not like the added pressure of a competition but want to be part of our day. We (or should I say Sue) are trying to also work out about payment and/or refunds if a lady does not want to play the comp.
If you are going to use the clubhouse from Saturday to eat, drink and be merry, plus socialise with friends old and new, please be advised that it is a one way system. Access to our changing rooms (to use the loo only) is via the main front door, with exit via the back door. The bar is the same, with exit via the door near the TV and the dining area exit is via the back door in the far corner. I shed blood, sweat and tears assisting Gary Noble yesterday to get all the signage up. I’m afraid we have had to utilise both ladies and gents changing areas to store excess furniture but it won’t be forever.
The ladies section donated £500 to the greens committee to purchase new grass cutting equipment. The greens staff have done an excellent job in maintaining the course and the greens are looking fantastic. A heartfelt thank you to all.
I look forward to playing with all of you in the coming months and let’s hope there will be no second wave of COVID.
Captain’s log, Stardate May 1st 2020. Oops, meant to say Captain’s blog!
Well ladies, slowly but surely, I am being dragged into the 21st Century with technology!
It certainly feels like we are in another dimension and I, like you, are chomping at the bit to get back onto our beloved golf course. I am getting fed up doing the patio now but it does look like a new patio has been laid, although I have worn out half a dozen wire brushes!
However, it looks like our new normal for a while will be playing in small numbers with no get together in the clubhouse. With that in mind, I wanted to introduce you to my chosen charity this year, though how it will work in theory is unclear at this stage.
This year, rather than go for one of the many excellent well known charities, which many of us probably support anyway, I have decided to do something a little different.
I will endeavour to raise funds to purchase a powered electric wheelchair for a severely disabled local child.
Each year, thousands of children are born with disabilities that severely affect their mobility. This can cause real limits on their quality of life, which can be dramatically improved by using a modern powered wheelchair, giving them freedom and mobility to gain a degree of independence.
Unfortunately, the State does not offer most children the type of chair they need and the cost is often out of reach for their parents. These wheelchairs can make a huge difference to their lives and I hope you will agree that it is a good cause.
I want it to be for a child as close to South Kyme as possible and the child would receive his or her chair at the club.
I have spoken to all local schools and was not getting very far, until one signposted me to the Lincoln school where most go. I had some productive chats with the Headteacher………but then schools were shut with Covid. I hope to speak to her soon but in the meantime, if any of you know of a child who might benefit, please get in touch with me.
Until we meet again and we WILL, stay safe.
Last but not least – quote of the day: Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace amid the storm.
Kind regards, Paula